Gerloczy

Kamermayer Karoly ter, Budapest, Hungary, 1052

Price from: £72

Gerloczy

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#14 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
0
N/A
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, People watching, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing

Best for Romance - Expert review of Gerloczy

Central, affordable and brimming with charm.

The Gerlóczy is one of my real favourites: it’s superbly located, it’s as cheap as you’ll find in the city centre, and the rooms have bundles of character. Housed in a late 19th century building, it’s best known as a popular, traditional café overlooking a leafy square. Above the café, however, are 15 classically furnished guestrooms.

Location: 

Superbly located on a small square at the heart of the downtown, just a minute’s walk from Váci utca.

Bedrooms: 

I felt like the house guest of a 19th century noble family! From the polished parquet floor to the gold-striped wallpaper, there’s old-fashioned elegance throughout. Rooms have showers or baths, the latter free-standing and with claw feet. You may as well ask if either of the two rooms with balconies is available because they are no more expensive than those without.

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Eating and drinking: 

The rooms sit above the excellent Parisian-style café-restaurant, which is regarded with real fondness by locals. The food and cakes are top drawer, and there’s a lovely al-fresco terrace spilling into the square and shaded beneath the branches of a large tree.

Service: 

Good, respectful service, with the waiting staff in the uniforms you’d expect of an elegant, old-school café.

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Who stays there: 

Anyone who’s after yesteryear colour and character, and doesn’t need a fitness centre or spa.

Pros: 
Real character
Centrally located
Good value
Cons: 
No facilities

More information on Gerloczy:

Price from:
£72
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Kamermayer Karoly ter, Budapest, Hungary, 1052
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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