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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge review

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge review

In our second day in Budapest luxury trip we stay at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, a hotel with breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge and the Royal Castle. Find out if it is a good choice for you in this Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge review.

Ratings and Review
Location 10/10
Service 8.67/10
Rooms 9.67/10
Food and drink 9.67/10
Spa & pool 9/10
Hotel Design 8.33/10
Business Facilities 9.67/10
Overal Rating 9.29
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Conclusions
PROS
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CONS
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+ Good Location
+ View of Danube if you get a room with river view
– Reception staff too slow
– Staff too formal
A luxury business hotel with amazing view of river. Professionally but not friendly staff.



Location
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Location: The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is excellent located near Chain Bridge. It is close to most Budapest’s attractions (like River Danube, Vaci Street or Hungarian Parliament). Many of hotel’s rooms have Danube views and the view is breathtaking. Others room offer boring street view so ask for a room with river view even it cost more. There are lots of bars and fine restaurants nearby.

Proximity to shopping areas 10
Distance to the top 10 city attractions 10
Restaurants and bars in the area 10
Location 10

Service
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Service: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is more business-oriented so the staff is formal, maybe a bit too formal. At front desk they look unfriendly, also at the restaurant the smiles was unnatural. The staff looks too stressed and try to be polite but fail.

Friendliness and helpfulness 8
Staff’s knowledge of foreign language 10
Check-in and check-out 8
Service 8.67

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Rooms: There are 357 rooms and suites some of them with superb views. We got a Luxury Room and at check in we receive a free upgrade to a nice Junior Suite. The suite was large (46sqm/490sqf) with sitting area, Flat screen, TV, Nespresso (Tea/Coffee Maker) and BOSE Audio System. Only drawback was the lack of river view. Even so, the room and bathroom design is outstanding. Bathroom features a bathtub, hair dryer, make-up/magnifying mirror, radio, shower and telephone. The bed was big, extremely comfortable and I slept well.

Size of the room and Cleanliness 9
Room facilities 10
Bathroom 10
Rooms 9.67


food
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Food and drink:
Excellent choice of breakfast and there was a large selection of items. Good selection for vegetarians. The coffee was good and sweets were delicious. Atmosphere too formal.

Variety of breakfast 10
Quality of breakfast 10
Atmosphere and cleanliness 9
Food and drink 9.67

hotel design
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Hotel Design: Exterior design is not great at all. I can say ugly. When you step in you will have a surprise: interior design is amazing, total opposite with exterior. I like old plane hanging from the ceiling and elevator design. Unfortunately the elevator are beautiful but always busy, slow and sometimes so unpredictable…

Exterior design 8
Interior design 9
Elevators 8
Hotel Design 8.33


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Entertainment (Spa & pool): There are nothing special about entertainment (Spa and pool) at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge. Just normal features for a businessman rushed…

Spa Facilities 9
Pool 9
Hotel Gym Equipment 9
Entertainment (Spa and pool) 9

hotel business facilities
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Hotel Business Facilities: There are 17 flexibly separable venues and ballroom for meetings, conferences and exhibition from Board Room setup of 6 people to Theater setup for 340 people. It is available a Business Center inside of the hotel and WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. If you need broadband wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs EUR 9 per hour.
I like the gorgeous views of the Danube River, wood paneling chandeliers and red leather chairs.
I don’t like how Internet wireless is managed: you must ask for password at reception but nobody told you this at check in. So we realized this when we got in the room …

Conference Venues Design 10
Conference Venues Size 10
Business Equipment 9
Hotel Business Facilities 9.67

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Conclusions
Final ExpensivePlaces Conclusions: We recommend Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge for business trip or for a short city trip. With a bit effort from management this hotel can be an outstanding host for your trip in Budapest.

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Recommended Hotel by ExpensivePlaces

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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge inside
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge level
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge window view
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge room coffee
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge minibar
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge bathroom
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge shampoo
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge bed
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge table inside room
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge kind bed
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge bathroom mirror
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge bathtube
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge room view
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge floor
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge airplain
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge inside overview
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Sofitel Budapest overview
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge restaurant
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge restaurant
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge , reviewed by Liviu M on 2012-10-011T10:57:46+00:00 rating 9.2 out of 10

About The Author

Liviu M

Liviu is a traveler writer. He like to travel all over the world and write about his travel experiences.

2 Comments

  1. Norman G

    I’ll go to visit Budapest next month but Sofitel Hotel is more business than tourist as I see in your review. thank to make my decision easier…

    Reply
    • Rachel Leroy

      have a nice trip and enjoy Budapest. It is a lovely city. Don’t forget to check our article about best Budapest’s attraction!

      Reply

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