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out of 9 reviews
“Awesome place in heart of downtown Pécs”
Beautiful hotel and the location cannot be any better. Fantastic architecture in and out. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I thought $15 for wifi was a bit ridiculous but it was free in the lobby. I would most definitely stay there again.
“Best location in Pecs”
Palatinus is an old and elegant hotel, its location cannot be better: right in the middle of downtown in the turist district, close to most of the attractions. The breakfast buffet is really awesome!
The rooms are clean, though a bit small and shabby. The location is great and the staff very helpful.
“Nice hotel, but . . .”
There are significant pluses and minuses associated with this hotel. On the plus side is that it has a great location and the lobby and restaurant are quite elegant. Very "old Europe" look and feel. Also the hotel has parking if you are driving. There are several negatives, however. First is that there is no air conditioning (at least in the room that I had). Opening the window is your only option and even then there isn't enough of a cross ventilation to do much good. It was warm, but not hot when I was there. In the heat of summer, I think this would be a real problem. The room furnishings look like they have been there since Stalin's day. Bathroom had tub and hand shower and a faucet-like toilet flush mechanism. Navigating to the hotel garage is a challenge due to one way streets. I would suggest trying to get the hotel to give you directions via fax or e-mail using Google maps. The hotel's address is on Kiraly utca, but this is a pedestrian zone where cars aren't allowed. The garage entrance is around the corner off of Szechenyi Istvan ter. The most obvious route to the square from highway 6 (the main way to get into Pecs from the north) runs into a short street that is open only to buses and taxis. So you have to go around and approach from the north on Hunyadi Janos utca. When you come into the square from the north you will see signs for the hotel's garage. Parking is extra and quite costly when compared to prices for other things in the area.
“Great location, but watch your wallet!”
Palatinius is in the perfect location, right on the main walking street in Pecs, across from several restaurants. We booked a double w/o air conditioning, and it was a hot day. When we checked in, the manager offered us a "special" (but still outrageous) rate to upgrade to an air conditioned room. We declined, so he said that we would only have to pay the city tax when we checked out. Our room was fairly recently remodeled to a state of 1970's Holiday Inn, and was hot and humid, but clean. When we checked out, the same manager told us that we had to pay the "regular" rate for our airconditioned room. I reminded him that we had declined the AC and would certainly not pay for it. After a short argument, he gave up. (I didn't even mention the "special rate" gambit; if you're going to try to cheat people, you ought to remember what story you told them!) So, if you get a good price, go ahead and book this hotel for its location, but get everything in writing!
“Good Hotel for the price.”
This hotel was nice for the price. It's located outside the city center but is very close to the metro. Traveling from this location was very easy. There is a nice mall across the street from the hotel. Service was good at the hotel but extras were more expensive than usual. If booking this hotel again I would pay to get internet and breakfast included in the price.
Room did not have air conditioning and was too small.
“Well located but extremely uncomfortable.”
The rooms are unbelievably tiny and the beds (if you can call them beds) are awful...basically, a wooden plank with a thin mattress pad on top. Extremely uncomfortable. It's a shame because the hotel is well located and the staff is friendly and helpful.
“Not "as good as it gets"”
Although our guide book had called this place "as good as it gets in Pecs", this cannot be correct-- For instance, the hotels across from the theatre appear far more modern. The rooms are like summer camp dormitories: tiny area; old furnishings; two separate small 'Red Cross' style beds; old carpeting; no AC; faded colors. As any visitor will note, this is in sharp contrast to the lavish foyer of red carpet and marble columns. It seems that nothing has been changed since the '50s, including the toilet flushing mechanism.