Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

beautiful but flawed

Posted Nov 13, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel is beautifully decorated and room I had was spacious with a beautiful bathroom. The staff were in the main, unfailingly charming and helpful. Problems: there was no satellite TV in the bedroom, although it was available in the bar. After four days of asking there was an admission that the deal for satellite programmes had run out and was no longer available - this should have been made clear in the booking information. A further problem was that my bedside light did not work on arrival and was not fixed by the time I left. This should not really happen in a good quality hotel. Location: the hotel is above the main centre and the walk is an easy 20-25 walk down but a slighty more energetic return. There are no other facilities (shops bars restaurants) nearby. Lots of lovely parks to walk in and an interesting a vast local cememtary!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Iowa City, IA

Luxury hotel in posh neighborhood

Posted Sep 24, 2011
We have not stayed in other hotels in Chisinau, so cannot compare. Budapest Hotel is in a wealthy residential neighborhood near the US Embassy. It is across the street from a nice, very large park that once had a beautiful lake, which, alas, has been drained and not refilled, although manual labor continues on the restoration of the wall bordering the lakebed. The hotel has protected parking within a gated area next to the hotel. One must climb many steps to enter, so this is not a good choice for frail or handicapped travelers. The staff were friendly and competent. There is a nice, small restaurant, and you can take drinks or snacks beside the pool. The rooms were nice and clean, and the bed was comfortable. Some of the luxury touches were a bit much, such as the shower with radio. The control buttons were worn so we couldn't turn off the radio, only reduce the volume. The room was "smoke free," complete with warning of 100 Euro penalty for smokers, but it smelled of smoke anyway - a common problem in this part of the world. We reserved the apartment (101), thinking our young cotraveler could sleep in the anteroom, but there was no bed or offer of rollaway (not even a couch), so we ended up renting a second room. The apartment has 2 baths but only one large bed. The hotel is about 30 minutes by foot from the center, which was farther than we had anticipated. We would certainly consider staying here again but would also explore hotels closer to the center.