From the get-go, I was really excited about this trip. My stay at The Estilo Fashion Hotel Budapest was the result of weeks of researching. Hungary is an infamously sought after destination for those with wanderlust. For my three-night stay, I wanted something in the thick of it; I needed a hotel that was central, so I could explore this gorgeous city.
Estilo Fashion Hotel can be found in Vaci Street, which is the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Budapest. This – and its positive reviews online – meant that it was exactly what I was looking for.
On arrival, first impressions did not disappoint. The Hotel seemed to be nestled right in the heart of Budapest and on entering, you walk through a refreshingly modern lobby and are greeted by incredibly friendly staff.
My room itself was very contemporary. Modern furnishing and bright, vibrant colours lit the room up, but admittedly, I was itching to explore. The staff at reception helped me book tickets for the Széchenyi Thermal Baths and completely avoid the long queues. However, if you’re looking to visit yourself, be warned; third party tickets can only be booked through cash. There’s an ATM right outside the hotel but, as it’s aimed at tourists, it has sky-high rates of commission. There’s a regular ATM nearby, though, so just ask for directions at reception.
The price of your room includes breakfast (served at both 7 and 10:30 in case you want to sleep in) and I utterly enjoyed the genuine Hungarian cuisine served; a nice change from the usual continental breakfast. However, if you’re less adventurous, they also have a selection of continental breakfast foods too, so you’re welcome to stay in your comfort zone.
I deeply enjoyed my stay but, if I had to pick at one thing, it would be the standard of housekeeping. One the second and third day, housekeeping took more of a light-touch approach than I would have preferred. Toiletries were replaced, but the bed was unmade and the bins weren’t emptied. In general, the rooms could do with regular deep clean as some of the harder-to-reach places clearly hadn’t been touched in a while. It was definitely not the worst housekeeping I’ve ever seen, but it was the one thumbs-down in an otherwise enjoyable stay.This entry was posted in Europe, Hotel Reviews