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Soho boutique hotel?

At the end of our trip we will spend 3 or 4 nights in Budapest. This hotel fits our modest budget, but being slightly hobbled by a back and knee injury, we are looking to have easy access to the tram and nearby attractions.

Has anyone been there or know of a hotel with a budget of around $80 per night?
Thanks in advance.

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Given your restraints, and just in general I bet you can do better.

Go to Google Maps and search for Kiraly utca 2. Then enter Hotel in the search bar and most of the hotels in the immediate area should pop up. Starting from that address start working your way out until you find something that meets your needs. The beauty of that spot is that it puts you very near the M1 metro and the 47/49 Tram . Those two means of transport will easily connect to the rest of the town with 80% of the travel above ground so you can see the city. PM me with what you find and I can tell you about specific locations.

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Im on it James, btw, you truly deserve internet prizes! How do you feel about a real alligator head from the bayou down the road?

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Hmmmm, I would have to travel every bit of 100 miles to get that alligator head on my own. But thanks. Well appreciated. Here, look at this and see if it helps you any: http://1drv.ms/1ajxHWQ

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It seems we saved enough with the other bookings ( keeping it simple - no fancy hotels), that we can finish in Budapest with a budget of about $150 per night. The wife has her heart set on a beautiful spot by the bridge with a river view. I'll be so happy when this one is done! I cannot remember which hotel is in which of of the 7 cities are anymore!!!!Lol

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The Marriott or the Intercontinental probably fits the bill. You might get lucky with the Sofitel, but ......

You will read me on here suggesting one part of town or another, but if its a River View you want you cant get much better river views anywhere in the world than you can get in Budapest.

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For the dates we've selected (May 3-7- 4 nights) they are priced outside our range.

Wondering if it is absolutely necessary to stay on Pest side. The wife and I are looking at the Lancid 19 hotel now. We are looking at this hotel mainly to have a nice river view. Am I to understand there are trams/buses nearby? I can walk approx 800 meters before the pain becomes too much and must rest/sit for a few minutes. What I want to know is would it be an inconvenience to stay on the Buda side? Would we be far from the main attractions or is the public transport good enough that we can be anyplace in a few minutes? I have read other post that have said it is a 20 min walk to Pest from Buda.

I should mention the NOVOTEL hotel looks like a possibility as well.

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Well, we booked the Lancid 19! It seems to be just feet away from transportation and a short walk to the funicular to castle hill where we expect to spend at least one entire day. I have read reports as late as November the street was tore up.

I hope that is no longer the case.

Now if I can figure out their transportation services/routes.lol

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm sure I'll need more!

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Of all of the Buda hotels, probably one of the best situated. You will be able to walk across the famous Chain Bridge to reach Pest, but the walk will be right at your 800m then ....... But! Right on the Pest side is the Sofitel Hotel, and in front is this beautiful little outdoor café with a wonderful view. So sit and take it in.

To get to Market, Jewish Quarter and the base of Andrassy ut, let me suggest you take the 19/41 Tram to the Gellert Hotel. It is about a 10 minute trip with about 200m of walking. Then from the Gellert you get on the 47/49 Tram to cross the bridge into Pest. First stop is the Great Market Hall, Third Stop and a short walk is the Great Synagogue, last stop takes you to Deak Ferenc ter and very near the bottom of Andrassy ut. From that point with a short walk you can get on the M1 for the Opera, House of Terror, Hero's Square, City Park, and Szechenyi Bath.

If from your hotel you get on the tram heading in the opposite direction you will end up at the always fun to try and pronounce Batthyány tér From that point you can take the M2 Metro line over to Deak Ferenc ter in Pest and then on to the Keleti Station. Also from Batthyány tér the H5 Commuter train goes to Szentendre. If you take the H5 just one stop you will find yourself at the bridge that connects Margret Island to Buda and Pest. The 4/6 Tram stop is also at that location and with the 4/6 Tram you can cross the river and get to the midpoint of Andrassy ut, The New York Palace Café and just in general see an interesting part of Budapest. It also goes in the other direction to very near the Castle District.