How far/near is this hotel to many of the main attractions of the city? I was advised that it's "rather distant" so would appreciate insights. Thanks very much!
You've posted this in the wrong country forum, and it may not be seen by our Hungary experts. In the meantime, you may be able to answer your own question by going to Google Maps and plotting walking directions (then subsequently public-transit directions) between your hotel and, say, the Hungarian Parliament. Also check the distance to Deak Ferenc ter, which I think James E has said is sort of the center of Budapest from the tourist's standpoint.
Budapest has an excellent public-transit system, but for a first-time visitor, it's really not great to be in an isolated location (if that's where your hotel is--I do not know).
just so its in a response, I found this hotel very convenient. While not in the very center, it was a 5 min tram ride or 10 min at most to Parliament , to close to the baths and to other sights. it is closer and more convenient than it looks on a map