Anchored at the southern end of Margaret Island. It’s a shortish walk down to the Parliament building.
The Fortuna has 42 rooms in the three-star range; all are air conditioned, with TV, telephone, desk, minibar and en suite bathroom (with shower). Even the standard rooms are perfectly comfortable in size, but if you want to maximise the elbow room then choose one of the four superior rooms or three suites. These also guarantee the choicest views over the river rather than the shoreline. In addition, there are 14 ‘hostel’ rooms in the hull with little portholes and sinks (but shared showers and loos).
It’s smart enough, and clean, with lots of wood panelling and green carpeting.
Eating and drinking
The Lord Nelson Restaurant serves Hungarian and international cuisine. It has round tables, a wood-panelled ceiling and maroon carpeting – which perhaps makes it sound slightly plusher than it actually is; large windows make the best of the river views. You can also sit on the upper deck if the weather’s right.
The service is generally fine.
Who stays there
Tourists after something different and students taking advantage of the cheap ‘hostel’ cabins.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Backpackers / Students
- Great views / scenery
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Characterful and relatively central
- No fitness facilities