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Hotel Castle Garden

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel has a fabulous location in Buda! Easy walk to Matthias Church, Fishermen's Wharf, Palace and museums. The restaurant is fantastic! Front desk help is very nice and welcoming. The only thing that could be better is internet reception (wireless) in the rooms, put kleenex in the bathrooms, and above all, make sure there is ALWAYS a non-smoking section in the garden restaurant. Other than that, a beautiful stay! We will be back to this hotel!

Only stayed one night, didn't stay in room for most of the day. Comfy, clean.

After finding our way around this was a good location to see all attractions on Buda side and then travel on bus and metro to Pest attractions. Parents and three daughters and one son in law all agreed that this hotel and location were great and recommend getting 24 hour metro cards or if staying longer the three day card, etc

We booked this hotel because we couldn't get on the post trip of a Viking River Cruise. They stayed at the Hilton about 2 blocks away. I'm glad we didn't! This hotel was a really nice little hotel. The buffet breakfast in the restaurant was about $15. It was very decent. The hotel personnel were very helpful and friendly. The bed just had two duvets. We Americans are used to a sheet. We didn't ask for one. We could have used a washcloth. For the price, this was a great stay very near the Castle district.

I booked three rooms for two nights. Great location, with cheap garage parking. Located on the Buda side of the city, it is a 10-minute walk to the Budapest castle and church, and a 3-minute walk to the Buda restaurants and shops. The taxi stand was literally right around the corner from the hotel, so it was easy, whether traveling on foot, taxi, or car. The included free breakfast was AWESOME...beyond any continental breakfast with great eggs, meat, etc. I did not try their lunch, but the portions on their dinner was a little on the small side...actually, very small -- so consider ordering apps and soups with it...there is dessert also. Prices were average.

I was in Budapest for a short business meeting and a few days vacation. My wife tagged along for the vacation part. We spent five nights at the Castle Garden which proved to be in a perfect location for us. It's just outside the walls of Buda Castle and a five minute walk from the Moskvya Ter transportation hub. I was able to take a city bus directly from there to a rather remote meeting site, while my wife bought a seven-day bus pass and roamed all over town using Budapest's fine public transportation system. The hotel was excellent value with well-furnished mid-size rooms and a helpful front desk. It also has a good restaurant which provided an excellent full breakfast.

The Hotel Castle Garden was good for the price, with a decent restaurant attached. Since we were thare on an exceptionally hot day, we noticed that the corridors were not air conditioned, and you had to insert your room key card into a device in the room to make the a/c run. That worked out okay, though. And we were only a block or two from the castle grounds entrance, plus a few more blocks to the Fisherman's Bastion, an incredible place that has awesome views of the Danube and the Pest side. We would stay at this hotel again.

Hotel Castle Garden was definitely the best hotel choice we could have made in Budapest. It was small, friendly, new, and provided excellent service. We ate in the restaurant our first evening there and our meal was excellent. With our 20% off for being a hotel guest, the price was very resaonable. The included breakfast was so good! There were many selections, including hot items each day. The location was perfect. We were 2 minutes from the gate to the Castle District and a short walk to the metro and a huge mall. We could easily catch transportation to the Pest side or walk to it across the Chain Bridge. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Budapest. The price was the best we could find and everything about the hotel made it a good value.

I booked this hotel based on previous reviews, and I found my experience to be quite similar. It was reasonably-priced, new, clean, and included several ammenities like free internet and breakfast that I found to be qutie convenient. The staff spoke good English and were friendly and helpful in answering questions, providing directions, and booking tours. They also gave me a take-out breakfast for my early morning flight, which was very convenient! There's no clock in the room, so bring a travel alarm clock. I ate in the restaurant my first night there, mostly because I was too jet-lagged to find anything else. The meal was reasonably-priced but pretty disappointing (N.B. don't order fish in Budapest). The menu is mostly Italian-inspired and doesn't offer any traditional Hungarian options, but the food doesn't even come close to Italian food in America (or Italy!). However, I ordered the chocolate souffle for dessert and it was one of the most memorable dishes I've ever had...a beautiful presentation of chocolate with cherry-ginger compote, fresh fruit, and vanilla ice cream. Definitely try it! The location of the hotel--or rather more generally of staying in Buda vs. Pest--was a bit disappointing if you're looking for a lot of nightlife and restaurants. There are quite a few restaurants in walking distance to the hotel in the "Castle District," but they are pricier than most in Pest. Also, most of the tourist attractions besides the Baths (museums, cathedral, synagoge, Opera House, etc) are in Pest, so do your homework first before you pick a side to stay on). On the other hand, the Buda side offers beautiful architecture and a nice respite from the bustling city. I was traveling alone and made use of the public transit (There is a stop on the red line a few blocks from the hotel, down a sizable hill, so watch out if you have any mobility problems). However, I would not have felt comfortable by myself walking from the subway at night. The walk is a bit deserted, and I found that fewer people in Buda than in Pest spoke reliable English. I would also suggest practicing some Hungarian before you visit. It's VERY difficult to catch on to quickly, and I found myself pretty lost outside of the main touristy areas where everyone spoke English. Familiarize yourself also with the public transit before you get there. I got lost one day by taking the wrong bridge from Pest and realized afterwards that instead of walking almost 2 hours back to the hotel, I could've hopped easily onto the #18 yellow tram.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Fisherman's Bastion
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Located in Castle Hill within a short walk of Fisherman's Bastion, Hotel Castle Garden is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Buda Castle. This 39-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. In the historical district, it's also near Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Rudas Baths.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Hotel Castle Garden's 39 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Castle Garden enjoy a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is HUF 3900 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle for HUF 8000 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 911 reviews