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Danubius Hotel Gellert

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel needs a major renovation. New painting of windows.

Grand rooms, a little run down, but full of their former glory; we were lucky enough to have a grand view of the Danube right outside our large window. Large bathroom, tub--everything large. We were also lucky enough to be situated right across from the entrance to the Gellert BATH and POOL Complex, which is a wonder of the pre-WWII European world.

I am returning from a second stay at the Gellert. It is a majestic hotel in a perfect location for public transportation, or providing an ability to walk everywhere. The coffee (cappacino machines) at the breakfast buffet is wonderful as are the views. The breakfast menu is extensive, the beds/bedding comfortable. The hotel is aging. Updates such as carpeting & updated plumbing would be important to do with the other properties/airb&b's becoming available in the area at more reasonable pricing. Most of the staff are very pleasant and appear to want to do their best for each customer (reason for the #3 rating for staff~ most were kind). I did make my reservation early and then needed to make changes just before leaving for my trip which became quite expensive. The hotel said they were not able to do the upgrade, but that I had to go through Orbitz to do so.

nice old hotel with flavor of Budapest; excellent and pleasant staff, convenient location. Thermal bathes accept people from outside the hotel, looked very busy and not always fresh. Excellent breakfast with supportive and pleasant staff. If I ever return to Budapest, I will definitely stay there again.

this hotel looks great from outside, but inside is like a motel 6. old dirty furnitures, old bathroom etc etc, unfriendly staff. we would not recommend to any of our friends. when we checked out, Front desk clerk asked us to pay tips for all hotel staff. Surprise !

There was no air conditioning in a hot number. Everything is very old windows cannot be opened. Shower is small it is impossible to take a shower without the water spil out to the floor. Service was good staff is friendly and professional. Food and service is excellent with a great breakfast included in the price.

Hotel was centrally located. In a safe location. Great view. Love the thermal bath. Would definitely stay again. I had a river view which was wonderful. Only issue is it can be a little noisy with the balcony doors open. Another note was I going on a Viking cruise and I was able to walk across the bridge with my luggage to my ship.

My friend and I decided to splurge on a fancy hotel one night on our European backpacking adventure. We thought the Gellert would be a perfect stop to rest and soak in the pools. It is a beautiful place with a friendly English speaking staff.

Our stay at the Gellert Hotel was extraordinary! The view from our balcony was looking right down the Freedom Bridge over the Danube river. The room was a bit dated but but it totally fit the atmosphere of such a grand hotel.

Beautiful old hotel, but needs a renovation, unfortunately. The staff was great!

I do not understand how this hotel can keep these 4 stars! Carpets and curtains are dirty, the windows do not close properly, the bathroom is in a terrible state! Not even deserves 2 stars! We had a flood in the bathroom! And the rooms are not air conditioned. The SPA is paying for hotel guests, except for the first visit. Avoid rooms overlooking the Danube, the noise of the trams outside the hotel is unbearable and they begin to circulate 4am. I am very disappointed and I think I lost beacoup money for nothing!

the hotel is a little past its prime and could use some updating. only some rooms have air conditioning. the breakfast buffets were wonderful, and the spa is terrific. the staff was quite friendly and helpful, but overall, the place is a little shabby. it was probably magnificent years ago.

The hotel is convenient if you're going to the Gellert thermal spa. My room was outdated and could use updating. It didn't reflect the grandeur of the historic hotel. Also, wi-fi is charged separately!! My room faced the courtyard, so it was quiet.

I Have stayed at Danubias properties in Pecs before and they were great, however this hotel was worn, dirty, and had a strange musty odor of mold and mildew. We checked into our room and the tub was dirty and the TV did not work. The front desk clerk apologized and upgraded our room to the Andrew Lloyd Weber suit which was much nicer, but still worn. The staff was great and so was the restaurant.

The food at this hotel restaurants are simply the best service and taste I have had at any other hotel restaurant.

This once magnificent Hotel now is totally neglected by the current owner. Forget about this place until major renovation takes place. I was there one day in the summer of 2012 when the outside temp was 104 F with 80 % humidity and there was no air condition in my room. For an extra $ 100 I was upgraded to a bigger room with a portable very noisy fan which did not make any difference. The painting on the window frame and walls are peeling off, dirty balkony etc The staff however is nice and the breakfast is superb. This Hotel needs a new owner !

Well the spa is very nice. Now first no wifi in the rooms unless you pay 25 dollars a day. Second no air conditioning. So I leave the window open. They I have perverted guy on roof masterbating outside my window. I call staff and they laugh. ( yes funny I agree in one aspect) but I would believe they would still do something about it. Yet 20 minutes later nothing done. So I had to keep my shades pulled in a hot non air conditioned room. Oh the rooms are old I mean old. Sink is 1 foot wide. Shower is a hand hold but no holder. Serious not a hotel I will visit twice. I will say the breakfast was excellent. Ok that is all in a nut shell.

Found front desk staff rather unfriendly as a whole. Other staff members, housekeeping,bellhops were friendly. Trying to get to and from the Baths proved quite confusing and not just to us. I believe we expected more.

Historic hotel in a very good location. Friendly staff and a world class breakfast.

This Hotel has tradition and history. Unfortunately the current owner does not maintain it well.

Szent Gellert ter 2 Budapest

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool and Rudas Baths
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Budapest City Centre, Danubius Hotel Gellert is adjacent to Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Rudas Baths. This 234-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's in central Budapest and also close to Hungarian National Museum and Szechenyi Chain Bridge.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Panorama Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Danubius Hotel Gellert's 234 rooms provide desks. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and bathrobes.


Property features

At Danubius Hotel Gellert, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you drive, self parking is HUF 3500 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HUF 4000 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 5 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Courtyard View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double or Twin Room, Hill View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Economy Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Courtyard View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room, River View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Danubius Hotel Gellert

Everyone (4) Couples (5) Business (6) Family (9) Friends (2) Other (6)
4
Everyone

This hotel needs a major renovation. New painting of windows.

By on May 24, 2017

5

grand budapest hotel

Everyone

Grand rooms, a little run down, but full of their former glory; we were lucky enough to have a grand view of the Danube right outside our large window. Large bathroom, tub--everything large. We were also lucky enough to be situated right across from the entrance to the Gellert BATH and POOL Complex, which is a wonder of the pre-WWII European world.

By , from Williamsburg VA on May 17, 2017

4

perfect location

Everyone

I am returning from a second stay at the Gellert. It is a majestic hotel in a perfect location for public transportation, or providing an ability to walk everywhere. The coffee (cappacino machines) at the breakfast buffet is wonderful as are the views. The breakfast menu is extensive, the beds/bedding comfortable. The hotel is aging. Updates such as carpeting & updated plumbing would be important to do with the other properties/airb&b's becoming available in the area at more reasonable pricing. Most of the staff are very pleasant and appear to want to do their best for each customer (reason for the #3 rating for staff~ most were kind). I did make my reservation early and then needed to make changes just before leaving for my trip which became quite expensive. The hotel said they were not able to do the upgrade, but that I had to go through Orbitz to do so.

By , from Mpls on Apr 9, 2017

4

old glamour

Everyone

nice old hotel with flavor of Budapest; excellent and pleasant staff, convenient location. Thermal bathes accept people from outside the hotel, looked very busy and not always fresh. Excellent breakfast with supportive and pleasant staff. If I ever return to Budapest, I will definitely stay there again.

By , from DC, USA on Jul 10, 2016

2

beautiful budapest trip

Couples

this hotel looks great from outside, but inside is like a motel 6. old dirty furnitures, old bathroom etc etc, unfriendly staff. we would not recommend to any of our friends. when we checked out, Front desk clerk asked us to pay tips for all hotel staff. Surprise !

By on Oct 1, 2015

2

disappoint

Families

There was no air conditioning in a hot number. Everything is very old windows cannot be opened. Shower is small it is impossible to take a shower without the water spil out to the floor. Service was good staff is friendly and professional. Food and service is excellent with a great breakfast included in the price.

By on Aug 23, 2015

4

viking cruise from budapest

Couples

Hotel was centrally located. In a safe location. Great view. Love the thermal bath. Would definitely stay again. I had a river view which was wonderful. Only issue is it can be a little noisy with the balcony doors open. Another note was I going on a Viking cruise and I was able to walk across the bridge with my luggage to my ship.

By on Aug 15, 2015

4

beeboppin through budapest

GetawayWithFriends

My friend and I decided to splurge on a fancy hotel one night on our European backpacking adventure. We thought the Gellert would be a perfect stop to rest and soak in the pools. It is a beautiful place with a friendly English speaking staff.

By on Apr 22, 2015

5

worth the money

Couples

Our stay at the Gellert Hotel was extraordinary! The view from our balcony was looking right down the Freedom Bridge over the Danube river. The room was a bit dated but but it totally fit the atmosphere of such a grand hotel.

By on Jan 14, 2015

3

wish they had kept this one up!

Families

Beautiful old hotel, but needs a renovation, unfortunately. The staff was great!

By on Sep 9, 2014