Trip to Budapest and Berlin in February
A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Budapest and stayed there for three nights. I stayed at both Hilton properties and then on my way back to Stockholm, I spent one night in Berlin. I flew with Lufthansa via Munich in economy class so I did not include any flight reviews but I was able to visit a few lounges along the way. From Berlin, I flew on SAS in economy class but with my Star Alliance gold card, I was able to visit the Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Berlin.
Photo Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge G24, Munich Airport (MUC)
Review: Hilton Budapest City
Review: Hilton Budapest
Top Attractions in Hungary
Review: Platinum Lounge, Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD)
Photo Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge G28, Munich Airport (MUC)
Review: Lufthansa Senator Café, Munich Airport (MUC)
Review: Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West
A Day in Berlin
Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Date of stay: February 12-13, 2016
Address: Vaci Ut 1-3, Budapest, 1062
Nightly Rate: 79 Euros King Hilton Guest Room, Upgraded to Junior Suite
How to get here: Take bus 200E to the nearest metro station, Kobanya Kisp Metro, then get off at Nyugati Station
During my second stay in this hotel, I was upgraded to an executive room as a Diamond member.
The Executive Lounge is located on the 4th floor (top floor) and is open from Monday to Sunday, 6am to 11pm. Personalized check-in and check-out is offered to guests staying in the executive rooms and those with Diamond status.
Tea Time (3-6pm)
Evening Snacks & Happy Hour (6-8pm)
Buffet Breakfast (7-10am)
Last week, I stayed at the beautiful Hilton Budapest City located near the West End shopping mall. If you are taking the metro to the hotel (the way I did), you get off at Nyugati Station and take the B exit. I liked the location of the hotel since it is walking distance to the Parliament Building and of course, if you love shopping, then the shopping mall is just a few steps away. Upon arrival, I was checked in by Kata, a very friendly agent and was told that I was upgraded to a Junior Suite. It was actually my first time to be upgraded to a suite room so I was really very happy. I was also given an envelope full of brochures but since I prefer exploring the city by myself when I'm not traveling with Singelresor, I decided I'd use them on another occasion. The room I got was a very nice room, very spacious and close to the Executive Lounge. It had a separate living room and the bathroom had my favorite toiletries from Peter Thomas Roth. Wifi connection was pretty fast and I was able to do some work done. I also loved the Diamond welcome amenity which included a bottle of wine, a large bottle of water and some desserts. The Executive Lounge really had good offerings during the evening and I specially loved their pasta. They also have an outdoor terrace but since it was raining mostly during my stay, I was not able to enjoy it. The breakfast buffet also had a very good offering and I was very satisfied after my meal. Unfortunately, I was not able to use the sauna but to have one for their guests is a plus specially during winter season. I am so happy I stayed in this hotel since I was able to visit most of the attractions located on the Pest side during my stay here. For the price that I paid, I really think that this hotel is one of the best hotels to stay when in Budapest. To Hilton Budapest City, "Köszönöm!"
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