Leo Panzio

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Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 2/A, Budapest, 1053, Hungary

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.5

A cheapish, no-frills choice in a satisfyingly central location.

The primary attraction of the Leo is its position in the middle of things. However, there are other characterful features that float my boat – I’ve a soft spot for places set in residential buildings (it’s on the second floor of a flaking, traditional apartment block with a typical central courtyard), and I particularly like the old-fashioned wooden lift with its sliding door.

Location
4.5
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Eating/drinking
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Leisure facilities
n/a
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Service
4
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Value for money
4
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Bedrooms
3.5
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Public areas
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Location

Location is the hotel's biggest plus. It overlooks the busy Ferenciek tere, and is less than 50 metres from Váci utca. It’s a very convenient base for exploring the city.

Bedrooms

The rooms offer a decent enough amount of space and have a certain faded charm, with blue carpets and burgundy coloured furnishings. I was particularly impressed by the size of the shower cubicle (is that a bit sad?). Most rooms face on to Ferenciek tere, with some overlooking the run-down inner courtyard; all are air conditioned, and have TV, minibar, etc.

Eating and drinking

There are no cooking facilities at all, so only continental breakfast is available.

Service

I found the English-speaking receptionist perfectly helpful.

Who stays there

Those looking for affordable accommodation at the centre of the city. Apparently the hotel does receive some business guests, as well as tourists.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Business travellers
  • Singles
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Relatively cheap
  • Central
  • Only continental breakfast
  • No facilities
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