Hotel Rila Budapest2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We landed here for one night by accident, because the fancy hostel we booked downtown suddenly claimed they “had a problem with the card keys” that could be only fixed the next day. Rila reminded me of the budget accommodation we had on school trips back in primary school. We received a tiny room with three simple beds, two bed tables, a chair and a wardrobe that was falling apart, inside it a dozen hangers, each one “stolen” from somewhere else. Some paint falling off here, some rust there, no design at all (aside from a lonely picture hanging on the wall) -- overall pretty depressing and we were happy to leave early morning. The place certainly needs an overhaul and some renovations. On the plus side, staff was very kind and helpful. Perhaps it’s a fine place when just passing by the city, to spend a quick night in.
Made my reservation two weeks before my travel. Confirmed everything was ok two days before arriving, in which the hotel replied everything was fine. When I arrived - late night, the receptionist, an old man, tried to explain to me he had made a mistake, but his english was terrible, and for the almost entire time I was with him he would do this talking to himself in Hungarian all the time, like he was thinking loud, but he really, REALLY, almost wouldn't stop talking. Turns out he explained they were overbooked, but he would try to find a solution. First, he thought about a room in the attic, which I assume hadn't been used in ages, because he went there with me, on 4th floor, and tried for about HALF AN HOUR to open with all possible keys he could find (he went back three times to reception to get more keys). Back at reception, after cursing a lot more in Hungarian (I understood some of the cursing) he explained he hadn't a solution. He then GRABBED A UGLY PILLOW AND ASKED ME TO SLEEP A LITTLE IN THE COUCH, that I would have a room in the morning. I was very tired, and at that point already with zero patience. So I basically yelled and said that I would absolutely sleep on that, that I couldn't believe he had the courage to propose me this bs. After some more 10 min talking to himself (always in Hungarian), he remembered that there was a room that was rented by a company, but at that night no worker of it had checked in. I finally got to sleep and changed room the next morning. Also: the room of the next day was dirty. I asked for cleaning, after the second time the cleaning lady scrubbed a mop on the floor. I pointed out the sheet had dust. Instead of changing the sheet, the passed the mop on the dirty area, giving me a big smile as if she had done the most tremendous job. On brief: this hotel is just wrong. VERY WRONG. Not worth the economy. AVOID!
Close to a metro station and 7 tram sops away from the train station. The furniture is dated and the rooms are small, yet if you are staying for a night or two it is alright. I disliked the fact that the room had sheets for just one person even though we booked it for 2, but the cleaning lady solved the problem promptly. The blankets and pillows looked old and worn-out. There are several free parking spots available. It is a quiet neighbourhood, but the walls are very thin and you can hear everything.
Thanks to very kind people at the reception (speaking English very well), our staying at the hotel as a family was great. Room has 4 single beds and bathroom (its 2 star hotel not 4 as some expect and you pay for 2 star hotel). It was clean and quite no.103 at the first floor with parking view. You get liquid soap and towel per person. At the holl, you can buy coffee from machine for 200 forints which is less than 1 euro. You can buy decent breakfast for 4 euros per person. I was personal very satisfied with accommodation considering how much I payed. I will go to this hotel again, no doubt.
Location is good, it is near metro station and you can easily get into centre. Our room was...not good. The beds are old and half-broken. Bathroom is small. The whole room looked like it needed a good cleaning. This hotel is good to spend 2-3 sleeping in it, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.
Only stayed two days in budapest and this hotel was quite convenient. It is 7 tram stops from Keleti train station with the 24. The room was clean, pretty spacious and basic. Internet in the room works really slow. Overall it isn't very good but it's ok for a short stay and not very far from city center.
Rila hotel offers what you need to spend the night and nothing more. There is no tv, no minibar or fridge, no air conditioner. There is wifi but kinda shaggy... sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The rooms are all white and look a bit like a hospital. But if all you need is a place to spend the night it will do.
The rooms are very basic. The beds are not comfortable and the sheets were worn, but everything was clean. The bathroom was cleaned with bleach, it smelled strongly, but everything was hygienic. The room was quiet with almost no noise of traffic. The hotel is a bit old fashioned due to lack of investing capital. Breakfast is very basic, with several kinds of bread, cheese, ham, jam, yoghurt, cereals and some juices. No boiled egg, scrambled egg, sausage or tomato. (But that was costing just 5 euro pppd!) The dinner ordered in the evening was good, but not excellent. Everything was related to the two stars qualification and the paid price. A room for 2 with breakfast included for just € 34,- per night is really very cheap. So we didn't expect any luxury. Hotel Rila is close to the Konference Center and Shopping Mall "Lurdy Haz". About 10 minutes walking from the nearest Mineral Bath. About 20 minutes walking from the old city center. The personnel is very helpful and friendly.
The rooms don't look anything like those in the pictures. very small and dirty. we had to change rooms thrice because they were really dirty and we couldn't get wifi. In the end they shifted me and my girl friend to a 4 bed room saying they were sorry about the previous rooms. And before checking out they made us pay for this room because it was 4 bed. Outrageous!! I had to pay coz they had my passport. Wouldn't recommend.
Simple rooms with shower and WC. Towels included. The location is pretty good...1 metro station from Nepliget bus terminal and cca 3 metro stops from the centre. The staff was very helpful, ready to advise if needed. There is also small supermarket and petrol station 5 mins from the hotel.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Ferencvaros within 2 miles (3 km) of Hungarian National Museum, Hotel Rila Budapest is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool. This 39-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Budapest hotel are Rudas Baths and Arena Plaza Shopping Mall.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 39 air-conditioned rooms provide phones and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi.
Hotel Rila Budapest features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.
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43% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 84 reviews