Ratings of Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
Hotel guest reviews show a good result for Budapest WestEnd Hotel: out of 5, the hotel received 4.5 on TripAdvisor and 4.6 on Expedia (14 reviews). The shopping mall, where the hotel is situated, received the Prix D’Excellence prize in 2001 from the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). In 2007, Hilton WestEnd Budapest got the ‘Best Hotel’ while the shopping mall the ‘Best Shopping Center’ awards from the International Herald Tribune (Central & Eastern European Property Awards), and back in 1999 from Budapest Week. Go to the official website of Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel to make your booking.
Location of Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
The specialty of Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel is that it is not only located centrally (not super centrally but quite in the center), but it is also actually within the WestEnd City Center shopping mall, one of the largest of its kind in Hungary (which, as one of the guest reviewers remarks, “seems like it was transported from Queens, NY”). There is a separate door for hotel guests in the mall though, so you don’t need to picture yourself elbowing your way through the shopping crowds. Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel is about a 30 minute drive from Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (approx. 15.5 miles / 25 km). While you can get a taxi from the airport, there is also a train available (about 25 minute from Ferihegy Terminal 1 to a major railway station (Nyugati Palyaudavar)- basically just next to the hotel and the shopping center). Trams 4 and 6 will take you through Grand Boulevard, and the picturesque Andrassy ut is only 1 stop. Or you can use the blue metro line to get to the main shopping street (Vaci utca) in 5 minutes, the Central Market Hall (about 15-20 min), the central metro transfer point (Deak ter), etc. The Hungarian Parliament, the Gresham Palace, the River Danube are all within walking distance. The simplest way to get to the Royal Palace, the Matthias Church and the Castle District on the Castle Hill in general is to take the tram (4 or 6) and get off at the last stop, Moszkva ter (approx. 15-25 min).
Rooms at Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
Despite the fact that Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel is in a busy central location next to the glass and metal wonder of the Eiffel’s firm designed Western Railway Station, as Fodor’s travel guide writes “the public spaces and guest rooms are hushed and peaceful owing to exceptional sound-proofing and structural planning. Facilities and amenities are top-notch, worthy of any international-standard business hotel. The aubergine and teal room decor is at once funky and understated.” There are 230 rooms in the hotel, which mainly targets business luxury travellers. The guest rooms are contemporary, understated in their design whether you choose the king, queen, twin bedded rooms or the more spacious suites. Sizes of the standard rooms range from 237 square feet/ 22m2 to 323 square feet/ 30m2, and suites are either 41m2/441sq.ft or 52m2/560sq.ft. Some of the room amenities: cable TV and pay per view TV, high speed internet (surcharge), tea and coffee maker, mini bar, safe, air conditioning, non-allergic feather pillows, iron and board. The marble bathroom has a separate walk-in shower and a bathtub, a hairdryer and a telephone (in high-end rooms slippers and bathrobes too). The business accent of the hotel is shown by its ergonomic work design: large desks, ergonomic chairs, foot rests help you to be on business in Budapest with peace of mind. Some rooms have (mall terrace) garden or city views, others overlook the train station. Executive rooms and suites have free access to the Executive Lounge offering free breakfast and refreshments.
Pool and fitness in Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
There is no spa or pool in Hilton Budapest WestEnd. However, the luxury business hotel has saunas, massage treatments, and a well-equipped fitness room with a nice view over the busy city (gym facilities: cardiovascular and resistance equipment). You will find showers, fresh fruit and fluffy towels in the single-sex changing rooms.
Dining at Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
Restaurant Arrabona serves a menu of light, healthy Mediterranean cuisine and Hungarian specialties. Zita Cafe is a stylish restaurant and cafe decked out with sofas, leather chairs and chandeliers. Sip cocktails on the summer terrace, watch big-screen sports or enjoy illy coffee, sandwiches, snacks, grills, tapas and local specialties at the Hilton Budapest WestEnd hotel. Bar Kando offers a broad selection of exciting cocktails and old favorites. Room Service is available 24 hrs a day. Kosher food available on request.
Family friendly quality at Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
Although as Frommer’s review has already pointed out that the hotel is primarily a business destination, there are several amenities and services for guests staying here with their families: babysitting service, kids’ activities, children’s menu, cribs, high chairs, a playground will help you to feel comfortable. Margaret Island is just a few tram stops from the hotel if you wish to stay in the open air (bikes, carts for rental, mini zoo, fountains, riuns, bars, cafes, race swimming pool, etc.)
Pet friendly factors at Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
Small pets are allowed (up to 10 lbs/ 4.5 kg) for an extra charge.
Good To Know about Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel
Kosher food is available upon request. Hilton Budapest WestEnd Hotel has special online planners to help your group reservations, wedding gala plannings etc.: guest list manager, personalized group webpage help you along to keep track of organizing things. There is a 15-minute free wifi access in the WestEnd shopping mall. You can rent bikes right next to the entrance of the hotel, and have a nice bike tour to Margaret Island (Margitsziget), the promenade of the River Danube, (even up to Buda Hill if you are in a good form) etc.