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Budapest Hotel Choices - Kempinski Corvinus, Hotel Zenit Budapest or Starlight Suiten Hotel

Hello Everyone,
Wondering your opinions of the 3 hotel choices in Budapest for July.

All three are running about the same price.
It is for 2 Adults and our 11 year old son.

Thanks again!

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These are all in District V which is ground zero for tourism in Budapest and probably my least favorite place to be ... for that reason. I have been in the Kimpenski and while all Kempinski's are great this one doesn't have a lot of character. I guess between the three I like the location of the Zenit the best. In the same catagory is the Corithian with a lesser location, but so grand that it's worth it. The Sofitel is also nice.

Posted by
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Hi James,
Thanks for the reply.
I did several Google maps walk through District V aka Leopold Town... I believe the area looks very nice. Not sure about the hotel.
I have not spent time in Budapest so I don't really know the area at all.

I also did Google walks around Andrassy Ut the Jewish Qtr and Town Center area... and yes, it appears more 'local'.

But for a base in Budapest is District V all that bad? What area would you recommend ?

From Google maps, it looks like the Kempinski is the size of a Vegas mega property and I guess there will be many many tour buses and tour groups as well. For us, it's a base to retreat to in the evening and ... hopefully get a good nights rest.

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All other things being equal I would stay at the Zeint. But i can only state that based on location as I have never stayed at any of them. District V is fine. From the Zeint it is a very short walk to the No2 tram stop for one of the most wonderful tram rides there is. You will also be close to the M1 metro line (oldest metro on the continent of Europe) which can whisk you away to interesting neighborhoods, heros square, Bath house, City Park, Andrassy ut, etc. Also within about a 4 minute walk is the 47/49 Tram that will get you to the Great Synagogue, Great Market Hall and the Gellert Hotel of O. SCHINDLER fame. The Kempinski is nearly as convenient, but the Suiten is just a tad less convenient. In Budapest its hard to go wrong, so go have fun.