Lions Garden Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is well located, the place is in a quite and clean area and very smooth. the rooms are equipped with water saver, it's very hard to wash your hands or your faces unless you have all day... otherwise the rooms are ok, the breakfast is middle and need to be early otherwise you 'll be missing it.
We stayed at this hotel following a cycle tour from Vienna. It is quite a distance from the centre of the city &, apart from the church opposite, the surrounding area has seen better days! The welcome we received was cool bordering on hostile! However our request for a double rather than single beds was acted upon promptly & the room & bathroom were of a very good size. We had booked half board for the first of four nights & expected a limited choice of menu. However, we were told what we were to eat - a choice of one in each of the three courses & none particularly appetising! Each breakfast was adequate in quantity but quality was poor - croissants far from fresh, poor selection of yogurts, unappealing cooked fare - especially the tasteless scrambled egg - & notices stating we would be fined if any food or drink was removed from the restaurant! On the third day on our return, we discovered that our toiletries had not been replenished from our arrival & used glasses had not been washed. Not a hotel we would choose again!
It is a great pity that we can only award three stars to this hotel. The rooms and public areas are extremely nice, very clean and well kept. If only the restaurant and bar service standards could match this we would have given five stars. The food in the restaurant was first class but the service at the bar and in the restaurant was very poor. The hotel was extremely busy but there was only two staff to wait bar and tables. Staffing levels were completely inadequate the management need to take note.
I stayed in Budapest at this hotel for 15 days, my very first visit to Budapest. I went to participate in an international aquatic championship with a team from the USA. My stay at this hotel was very nice, close to public transit (bus/train/or tram) to and from the city center and our competition pool. The concierges were always very helpful, calling taxis for me (it's extremely difficult to hail a taxi in Budapest), and lending me a hotel umbrella on the days when there was rainfall. I also needed many extra towels for my two roommates and me, plus dozens of clothing hangers, and all was graciously supplied. The complementary large breakfast area was spacious with plenty of comfortable tables for all the hotel guests and my enormous team. This hotel has a spa area that is also quite nice, though its pool is rather cold, but with a little positive thinking one can consider it refreshing, while the jacuzzi was simply not hot enough though far better than nothing! I tried to schedule a massage with their in-house masseur, but he or she was never available in the morning nor at night when I could be there. I think this time frame could use some improvement, after all daytime is for visiting the absolutely magnificent city of Budapest! Housekeeping service was a little odd in comparison to the USA. They simply did not come unless a sign was hung on the room's doorknob, and when they did come, they did not pick up trash, such as food plastics left on tables, which again is the norm in the USA. I slept often on the sofa bed, and I liked it, though my roommates did not. It had an odd dip in it, but it did not bother me much. I do remember thinking that the other beds felt hard like trampolines. I guess this hotel could improve on mattress comfort too. They also have no bedsheets like in the USA. It was just a sheet plus a comforter (that often fell apart). Maid service did make beds and take out trash from trash cans, but if you are a messy guest, in general, that look will remain so! Lion's Garden became my home away from home. Thank you, Lion's Garden, for your hospitality! I absolutely treasured my stay in the infinitely interesting city of Budapest!
This hotel is right on the edge of the city of Budapest, next to Keleti station. The area in which it is situated did not feel safe to walk around. In order to get into central Budapest you have to use the metro or bus. I would recommend the bus at the top of the road rather than walking to and from the station. We wouldn't stay here again purely because of the location, we would opt for a hotel which was more central.
It was our first stay at this hotel, and basically it was OK. The room was not like on the pictures, it was smaller and the furniture a little bit old and used. But we liked, that the hotel gave us a room with a balcony, what we had asked for at the time of booking. The lounge area is nice, modern and clean. But the rooms (at least ours, on the highest floor) could have a little renovation - especially the furniture. The room was clean. On the pictures, it looks like very new, but the reality is a little bit different. But nothing horrible. The worst looking part were the outer window frames on the balcony, which should really need some renovation. But, you do not have to look on it all the time, or sleep on it, right? So nothing serious at all. The beds were fine. Breakfast was good, everyone can choose something fresh and tasty. Even if there are a lot of guests, there is plenty of food. And the coffee (they have coffee machine) was surprisingly good. The spa area is basic, but enough. It was very nice and relaxing to spend some time there after the whole day, we liked it. But yes, also this part needs some renovation, at least fixing some missing tiles in Jacuzzi or around the pool. The staff and services are good. The location is fine, as it is two-three bus stops far away from Keleti Station (or you can walk the way), close to a large park and so. Generally said, we were satisfied, we got what we had paid for, as the prices are not so high. Our rating 3,5*
An enjoyable stay at this pleasant hotel - clean spacious rooms (our room on the sixth floor even had a balcony area which we weren't expecting), friendly staff that were happy to answer any questions about the city & sightseeing, a nice communal outdoor seating area & large free breakfast with lots of choice (various cereals, different types of breads & pastries, fruit, meat, eggs, salad, juice & coffee). The hotel bar/restaurant also offers a selection of drinks & food, including a few options for vegetarians (risottos, spaghetti, minestrone soup, feta salad), but as it was rather overpriced for what it was, we just used it as a 'fall back' option from when we were too tired to go anywhere else. Although I was initially a bit worried about the location of the hotel being a bit out of the city centre, I actually thought it was in a great position - in a quiet area that was just a 15-20 minute walk to Szechenyi Baths or a very quick & easy bus ride into city centre. The bus stop is literally across the road from the hotel & you can hop on bus #5 or #7, which turn up every few minutes & take less than 10 minutes to get into city, so it's easy to go out for the day/evening. My only minor grumble is that we paid an extra daily fee to use the 'business lounge', as it would give access to free hot & cold drinks & snacks throughout the day, but the choices on offer were actually rather underwhelming. Anyway, all in all, a very good choice for a quiet, relaxed hotel in Budapest.
I was with a choral group, so this was booked for me. The continental breakfast was very good, although they only had one large bowl of fruit which was emptied in no time. They have a nice outdoor area, and I was there in July so it was warm enough to enjoy a beer with my fellow singers. It's across the street from a church, and a park is just down the street if you want a relaxing walk. The main train station is about a 10 minute walk. They have a fridge and some snacks in the room, there's a itemized slip, check which item you used and the price, then bring it to the front desk. It felt like I was on the honor system. The staff was very helpful, there's a pool and they offer massages. I had one for 25 minutes by a big guy, and he rubbed a lot of sore muscles! I was able to book it at the last minute.
I liked the place during my first stay there in November last year. This time I was disapointed and I will not chose this particular hotel again. The only good thing is its proximity to A kert bisztro, which is a nice place to eat.Ok, nice room out the back and now for the rest. In my opinion a worn out hotel milking tourists. The room was not very clean. The minibar was filthy, a thick layer of dust on some of the shelves in the room. The soap bottle in the shower was empty, I switched it with the one next to the sink and left the empty one lying by the sink. The next day it was still lying there, even though the room had been made up. I went to look at the minibar, still filthy. The bottle of sparkling mineral water had not been replaced and lo and behold, a half drunk bottle of an energy drink had appeared! I went to reception to ask for the housekeeping manager, whom I did not get to speak to. Instead, they sent a chamber maid, who cleaned the minibar and replaced the soap, but did not put another bottle of water in the fridge. I went dowanstairs later for a bottle and had a drink in the yard. "I will bring you a glass" said the barman... instead of just giving me a glass. He never made it. The tables outside, well, dirty and sticky. How about the breakfast? When will these hotels finally offer proper fresh orange juice? I only paid EUR 120 per night! So, sugary orange coloured water was provided. Not much in the way of fresh fruit. Not very nice scrambled eggs. The service generally surly bordering on arrogant. No thank you, not again. Goodnight and good luck.
Easy accessible hotel by car. In quite quiet part of Budapest. Walking distance to Budapest Arena. Rooms are clean and nicely equipped. Nice church is just across the street. Stuff is warm and well informed. Hotel bar is closed around 0:00 and no bars are around hotel. So if you want to have a drink after concert spend some time around Arena area before your return into hotel. If you catch good price this is quite OK hotel. Hotel have parking but you'll have to pay for it.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 714 reviews