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Hotel recommendations for Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest

I will travel to Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest Aug 26 - Sept 12, 2019 by myself. Would you please recommend hotels to stay for one person for these places? I really appreciate your help. Thank you.

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We stayed at the following places: Just a note, this was in 2014, but you can check them out.

Vienna - Hotel City Central. Booked through Great breakfast, just a short 10 minute walk to St. Stephen’s.

Bratislava - Marrol’s Boutique Hotel, booked through Old world charm, a splurge at $150 a night. Also great breakfast. Short walk into town.

Prague - Hotel Hastel - booked directly with hotel, in Rick’s book. Another old world charm hotel. Breakfast was good, people extremely nice. Rick’s tour group was there while we were. Nice restaurant across the street, Lokal, also in Rick’s book. Another short walk into the center, used a cash machine we passed on the way.

Budapest - we stay at the Hilton in Buda cause husband gets a great discount. Maybe someone else has a recommendation for here.

Besides reviews and price, I look at location. We like to be able to go back to the hotel if necessary before dinner.

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We stayed at Kalvin House in Budapest and liked it. Close to the Central Market, subway and tram lines. They were very helpful when we needed to consult a doctor on our last day. Other hotels, farther north, are closer to some of the main sights but it's all walkable.

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We also recommend Hotel Hastal in Prague.. very good location, clean, good bed.. breakfast was included and was enough.. although to be honest it had some very odd things like frozen veggies and steamed brocoli for breakfast.. lol ( also had the usual , cheese, meat breads , pastries and yogurt.. also porridge)

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We've been staying in K&T Boardinghouse in Vienna for 20 years I always thought if it was good enough for Rick Steves, it was good enough for me. Huge rooms that are 50' from the Metro entrance. It's just 1 stop (3 minutes) to the Ring, and the street scene there is thriving. And it's priced right. See

In Budapest, we've stayed at a couple of places. Last one was Paty's Place rented through It's a ground floor one bedroom apartment in the best location in the city. And the price is right. I've sent other friends to stay there, and they loved it. If you need more rooms/beds, Andy at the management company has other properties in prime locations.

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For Prague, we really liked Hotel Hastal, great location, great included breakfast, clean
For Vienna, we really liked Hotel Austria, super clean, great staff, AMAZING included breakfast
For Budapest, we liked the Best Western Parlament Premeir. Close to Parlament, some locations would be better. Impeccably clean, nice included breakfast and helpful staff.

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Prague: Hotel Ventana is one of the nicest hotels and definately the best located hotel I have ever stayed in.

Vienna: ahhhhhhhh, ummmmmmmm, cant help
Budapest: I am there a few times a year but Its been a lot of years since I have stayed in a hotel in Budapest. Years ago I stayed in a number of hotels and the K&K Opera was my favorite. I pass the name along a lot and have always gotten good feedback from those that used it. Location is excellent. Oh, about a month ago I found myself with no place to stay for a few nights so I checked into a place called the Ambra. A little small, but very clean and modern. I was impressed. Best of all I like the location. Check out all the hotels along the M1 metro line and the lower end of District VI and VII. Just stay out of the Vth.

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We stayed at Budapest Marriott, Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4. The hotel is located right on the Danube River. We were able to see the Buda Castle and some of the Chain Bridge from our room. The views were beautiful at night and the hotel and nice amenities. We enjoyed the proximity of the hotel to the walk along the river past restaurants and close to the yellow transit line as well as access to our night cruise we took on the Danube. We also met some fun young American girls in the bar on our last night and had a blast.(We are a mid sixties couple so they made us feel young and the bar manager brought us free shots because of the pretty young girls we were with!) We LOVED Budapest. In Vienna we stayed at Vienna Hilton at Stadtpark for three nights. The hotel is on the same street as an entrance to the Wien Mitte station where you can use the U-Bahn or S-Bahn and it could not have been more convenient. We also had planned to walk through Stadtpark to see all of the statues of composers/artists/ literary figures because I am a classical pianist and I had to see the Beethoven statue which is actually outside of the park; but we found him!
Enjoy your trip!

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I stayed at the House of the Big Boot in Prague and loved it. It was on a RS tour and I would stay there again.

I also stayed twice at the Savoy Hotel at Lindengrasse 12 in Vienna twice and would stay there again too.

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Prague: I recommend Residence Agnes. They do your laundry and pick you up from the train station. During our first visit, we were departing early just before breakfast was served and as we left, a member of the staff handed us a little bag filled with breakfast treats.

Vienna: K&K Palais Hotel

Budapest: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus or Hotel or the Corinthia Hotel Budapest -- we like/need pools when traveling in August.

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Im not a big fan of the location or appearance or the bar at the Kempinski, but the Corinthia is stunning and I suspect worth every cent. The location could be a bit better, but the quality of the place makes it worth a few minutes walk to the M1

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I agree with James on the K & K Hotel in Budapest. I stayed there when I went on a Rick Steves' tour. Right next to the Opera House and the subway entrance is right out front - so convenient. The hotel itself was enjoyable and had a great breakfast. I am excited to try the K & K hotel in Barcelona this October - great reviews on this hotel.

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The House at the Big Boot in Prague was excellent. Family run B&B Nice people, great location. In Budapest we stayed at the KK Opera Hotel, a modern business class hotel. Very good location, huge breakfast. Avoid rooms facing the street on weekend if the same disco is still there. Noise at 1:00am from waiting crowds on the street was awful. The hotel changed our room the next morning. Safe travels.

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Yay! These destinations are incredible. For a sure bet the Hilton chains are really nice (of course). Make sure you get the a room with executive lounge privileges - these are so worth it for the drinks and meals alone. Eating the local food 24/7 does get a bit tiring so it's nice to not think about every single meal.

Some of the lounges are really special too - google Hilton Prague executive lounge and check out some of the reviews for a good idea about what I mean since I can't share photos here.

While you're in Prague check out some of the hidden gems like the Municipal Library for the infinity tunnel of books.

Just stay safe with all this coronavirus going around!