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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

very pleasant stay, will be back. very good, excellent

I had a first floor room with a breathtaking view of the river and the Chain Bridge. The concierge was excellent--he gave us recommendations and directions to restaurants, and even made the reservations for us. His suggested walking tour was one of the highlights of the trip. He also booked the opera and after-show dinner at the restaurant next to the opera. Breakfast is delicious and the service impeccable. Checking out was a breeze, and the staff brought the luggage down and loaded it into the car for us. One of my best travel experiences ever!

Within walking distance of many attractions and night life. Close to great restaurants. The hotel and spa are clean, quiet and spacious. Adjacent to all forms of public transportation.

good spot for a Budapest stay, perhaps a bit overprized.

I had a really tough time getting basic things such as, for example, the correct bed (queen vs. twin, this took three calls and two room visits to fix), shaving cream (it took 45 minutes and two calls), washcloths (not left with room service), etc. What made this worse was the general rudeness and entitlement of the entire staff, as if I was a huge imposition on them for asking for the basics of what I was paying for. I started out extremely polite and deferential, but the level of rudeness was such that my patience wore thin by the end. Besides that, the actual provisions themselves were great, spacious, and I had a nice view from the 8th floor. The hotel is literally right next to the Chain Bridge and therefore close to the Royal Palace and many other landmarks of the cicty. I would be willing to overlook the terrible service (which I found common in Budapest) and stay at this hotel again if I ever re-visit the city (unlikely, but still).

Nice hotel, they upgraded our room in light of the special occasion that we were celebrating, easy check in and check out service, nice rooms, and perfect location!

Beautiful location; within walking distance of most tourist attractions.

After having been put in a smoking room which hadn't been updated (even though I'd booked a non-smoking one), upon the request to move, I was quickly given a modern, updated room with an even better view, minus the smoke smell. I can't believe they actually have smoking rooms in a "five star" hotel...I'd say it's 4.5, but I got a good deal through this site, and I would stay there again. It was hectic with the hotel fully booked, but the staff were pretty nice even though swamped. Spa amenities were my favorite. When travelling through Europe, often I'm disappointed by "five star" hotels, when juxtaposed with those we call five star in the States. Tough crowd, I guess, but overall, a great hotel.

My husband and I took my mother in law on a trip to Budapest for her birthday. This hotel exceeded expectations and had an extremely helpful concierge that made excellent dinner recommendations and reservations for us during our 6 night stay. The Sunday brunch is a can't miss! The drinks are very expensive at the bar, but the have a fantastic cocktail menu and a lovely outdoor lounge. We were upgraded to Junior suites and the rooms were beautiful. The only downside was some loud pounding during our last 2 nights that started around 5:30am and woke us up in both suites on separate floors. I meant to bring this to the attention of the staff, but forgot to do this. We highly recommend this hotel. Great location next to Danube.

Perfect location. Breakfast and happy hour at club level could not have been better.

This hotel is perfectly located right at the most beautiful bridge in Budapest and is a couple minutes walk from a tram stop as well as a subway stop. The service is great, the rooms are fantastic and it was surprisingly a lot less than I would expect for a 5 Star hotel. Definitely stay here.

This hotel is truely 5Starl. It has spacious and well appointed rooms. The River side rooms have a magnificent view of the Danube River and the Buda Castle across on the other side. The hotel is near all the best Riverboat dinning places as well as many other eating venues. We dinned at the Spoon on the river and had a marvelously romantic dinner for two there. Breakfast was served in bed at precisely the ungodly hour we specified (5:30 a.m.) and was perfectly prepared and presented by the Hotel staff. Nearly everyone in the reception area spoke flawless English including the bell hops. The one exception was the young man tending the concierge desk. His English was not all that good and he messed a couple of things up for us because he didn't really understand what we were asking for and tried to bluff his way to sending us on our way. Fortunately, we have been to Budapest before and knew enough about what we needed to know to quickly see he had no idea what we were asking about. We had to tease the right answer out of him with a little skepticism and artful hints. Other than this one small hiccup, we love this hotel and its location and stay there whenever in Budapest. It is expensive, but you will be pampered if you are open to it.

Very convenient location helpful staff. Everything you could want in a hotel and wonderful to have a pool.

This is an truly upscale hotel - modern, luxurious, comfortable. The staff are great and speak English. The amenities are fine.I ate in their restaurant a few times and thought the food was great and the service fine. I would strongly recommend it to anyone. And one of the great things is the location - you are right at the foot of the Chain Bridge, so you can walk to Buda and the sights there in no time, and there is a tram in front of the hotel and the subway is only a few blocks away, so its super easy to get anywhere. And there are always nice cabs in front of the hotel, too.

We did the hop-on, hop-off tour which was a great way to see the city.

This is an excellent hotel and the service was great except for one exception. To get ice, you had to call room service. One night it took 1 1/2 hours to get the ice. By that time, my guests had departed. I called several times but nothing seemed to work. The Business Center staff was exceptionally helpful. They let me use the services for short email checks and helped me when I couldn't figure things out. The concierge staff was terrific, helping me with tours, church information, airport transportation, etc. The breakfast buffet was very expensive with no alternative. I ended up going to the grocery store and eating in my room.

Riverview room was excellent value. Would happily stay here again, as the location is very pleasant for morning or evening walk along the Danube.

Szechenyi Istvan ter 2 Budapest

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Szechenyi Chain Bridge and St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in 05. Belváros - Lipótváros, Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is adjacent to Szechenyi Chain Bridge and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like St. Stephen's Basilica. This 357-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a full-service spa, a casino, and 2 restaurants. Located centrally in Budapest, it's also close to Hungarian State Opera House and Parliament Building.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Paris Budapest Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge's 357 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge have access to a full-service spa, a casino, and an indoor pool. Parking is HUF 8500 per night (HUF 8500 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for HUF 15000 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Luxury Room, 1 Queen Bed, River View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed (Street view)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Exclusive Room, River View (Club)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View (Street View)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Everyone (3) Business (2) Couples (5) Family (1) Other (3) Friends (3)
5

location, location, location

Everyone

very pleasant stay, will be back. very good, excellent

By on Sep 25, 2017

5

great location; superb staff

Everyone

I had a first floor room with a breathtaking view of the river and the Chain Bridge. The concierge was excellent--he gave us recommendations and directions to restaurants, and even made the reservations for us. His suggested walking tour was one of the highlights of the trip. He also booked the opera and after-show dinner at the restaurant next to the opera. Breakfast is delicious and the service impeccable. Checking out was a breeze, and the staff brought the luggage down and loaded it into the car for us. One of my best travel experiences ever!

By , from New York, NY on Oct 24, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2016

Dear Anita, Thank you so much for posting your very positive review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We are glad to read that you would recommend our hotel to other travelers too. We must agree, the location of our hotel is just perfect for discovering this fascinating city and our delicious breakfast buffet is really worth it to try! What even makes us proud is that our Ambassadors, especially from the Concierge, Reception and Bellboy team could make your stay a memorable one in Budapest! We hope to see you again very soon for your next stay in Budapest. Yours sincerely, Jean Bowcott General Manager

5

great hotel on the danube

Everyone

Within walking distance of many attractions and night life. Close to great restaurants. The hotel and spa are clean, quiet and spacious. Adjacent to all forms of public transportation.

By on May 2, 2016

Review comment responded on May 11, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review you provided us with. We are happy to read that you were satisfied with our spa and also the cleanliness of our hotel. We do agree, the location of our hotel is just ideal to explore the beautiful Budapest! We would be very happy if we could welcome you back again at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge! Yours sincerely, Jean Bowcott General Manager

4

godd spot

BusinessTravelers

good spot for a Budapest stay, perhaps a bit overprized.

By on May 8, 2014

4

awful staff but fantastic everything else

Singles

I had a really tough time getting basic things such as, for example, the correct bed (queen vs. twin, this took three calls and two room visits to fix), shaving cream (it took 45 minutes and two calls), washcloths (not left with room service), etc. What made this worse was the general rudeness and entitlement of the entire staff, as if I was a huge imposition on them for asking for the basics of what I was paying for. I started out extremely polite and deferential, but the level of rudeness was such that my patience wore thin by the end. Besides that, the actual provisions themselves were great, spacious, and I had a nice view from the 8th floor. The hotel is literally right next to the Chain Bridge and therefore close to the Royal Palace and many other landmarks of the cicty. I would be willing to overlook the terrible service (which I found common in Budapest) and stay at this hotel again if I ever re-visit the city (unlikely, but still).

By on Sep 3, 2013

4

would stay there again!

Couples

Nice hotel, they upgraded our room in light of the special occasion that we were celebrating, easy check in and check out service, nice rooms, and perfect location!

By on Jul 28, 2013

5

great location

Singles

Beautiful location; within walking distance of most tourist attractions.

By on May 12, 2013

4

nice hotel

GetawayWithFriends

After having been put in a smoking room which hadn't been updated (even though I'd booked a non-smoking one), upon the request to move, I was quickly given a modern, updated room with an even better view, minus the smoke smell. I can't believe they actually have smoking rooms in a "five star" hotel...I'd say it's 4.5, but I got a good deal through this site, and I would stay there again. It was hectic with the hotel fully booked, but the staff were pretty nice even though swamped. Spa amenities were my favorite. When travelling through Europe, often I'm disappointed by "five star" hotels, when juxtaposed with those we call five star in the States. Tough crowd, I guess, but overall, a great hotel.

By on Nov 25, 2012

4

fantastic location in a lovely hotel

Families

My husband and I took my mother in law on a trip to Budapest for her birthday. This hotel exceeded expectations and had an extremely helpful concierge that made excellent dinner recommendations and reservations for us during our 6 night stay. The Sunday brunch is a can't miss! The drinks are very expensive at the bar, but the have a fantastic cocktail menu and a lovely outdoor lounge. We were upgraded to Junior suites and the rooms were beautiful. The only downside was some loud pounding during our last 2 nights that started around 5:30am and woke us up in both suites on separate floors. I meant to bring this to the attention of the staff, but forgot to do this. We highly recommend this hotel. Great location next to Danube.

By on Oct 25, 2012

5

wonderful club level

Couples

Perfect location. Breakfast and happy hour at club level could not have been better.

By on Sep 17, 2012