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Casati Budapest Hotel vs K&K Hotel Opera I would love to read a review of the Casati

I have two hotels booked in Budapest, The Casati Budapest Hotel and the K&K Hotel Opera, both recommended by RS, similar in price. I can't decide which reservation I should cancel. I haven't seen a review on the Casati Budapest Hotel to help with my decision, has anyone stayed there? I would love to stay at the Kapital Inn (booked there last year, cancelled trip due to Covid) from what I can tell it looks like it's now closed.:(

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Casati, I actually stayed there many years ago when it was called The Hotel Pest. It was a bit rough then, but its been remodeled. The location is convenient, but the street around it is sort of ... well ... there are better. Just never liked that block much. There is a ruin pub next door that I think is closed now and the building looks like crap. Next to that is the Újszínház (New Theater) in what was once a Casino (in the 1930's). Beautiful architecture on the outside, I havent been able to get inside yet. https://www.google.com/search?q=ujszinhaz&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS935US935&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjz56KWobL1AhXfnGoFHUM-DKcQ_AUoBHoECAIQBg&biw=1407&bih=772&dpr=1.35

They got some bad press some years back because the director was sort of far right wing and the productions reflected that.

Back on subject. I would still choose the K&K. Either I think would work though. Both better located than the Kapital Inn. You might also check the Hotel Moments and the Callas House. Never stayed at either but they are well located and look interesting.

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And if you just want clean and basic take a look at Ambra Hotel. Someone else here just booked 12 Revay Hotel. I dont know anything about it beyond the street its on, but also looked interesting. Still, the K&K .....

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We loved the Hotel Moments. Beautiful modern rooms, bountiful included breakfast, and excellent location. We splurged for the penthouse suite… and it was still less expense than a standard Hilton or Marriott in any big US city like SF or NY. This was pre- COVID so cannot say what the current situation is. https://www.guestreservations.com/hotel-moments-budapest/booking?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlcenh-Wy9QIVrQ2tBh1SHQ-qEAAYAiAAEgIBWPD_BwE
We stayed at the K and K…generic tourist hotel. We were there with RS, and there was also a Road Scholar group there. It was fine, but not special like Hotel Moments.

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I would listen to Travelmom, she has good taste (she puts up with me). The best suggestion us to stay out of District V and Buda. District V is tourism central and while you do need to see it, not every day; and Buda is too far removed from from most things. The only exception is if you only have 1 or 2 nights, then a river front hotel makes some sense.

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Well, I do have good taste, but that wasn’t me. Lol!

And I have small experience in Budapest. I stayed at the K+K and it was wonderful - I had a group of 13 adults with me and I will forever bless the staff for being so kind. Ha! But not everyone has the parameters I did on that trip.

At least TravelingMom and don’t have quite the same nickname but it’s really close!

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We have stayed at Hotel Victoria twice and we love the view. It is not too far away because you just walk down the street to the subway station and you are in the heart of things in a few minutes.

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We stayed at Casati 3 years ago after it had been refurbished. The room we had was huge, and the staff were exemplary. Breakfast was the best we’ve had in Europe, an excellent selection. I would certainly recommend it and the location was around the corner from the Opera. Unfortunately we could not get into the theatre as it was being refurbished but they still put on a mini opera on the stairs up to the theatre.
If you have never been to Budapest I would recommend an evening dinner cruise , many of the prominent buildings are lit up. Enjoy Budapest, a city I would love to go back to some day.