This stay was great fun, as it was probably a 60's cruise ship. The staterooms were adequate, and clean. The staff were very accommodating with everything we needed to know about the ship and also help in directions in the city. lt is walking distance to the Budapest Jazz Club, which is beyond outstanding music and reasonable ticket price. The Hall ways were beautiful wood with shiny brass accessories. They have a lovely restaurant both indoors and outdoors. Worth a visit.
The beds were a little on the small side. The tv only had Hungarian channels and the wifi reception was very poor.
The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. I loved the feeling of being on a boat. And the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful. I would definitely stay there again.
The overall experience was very good. People were friendly, facilities clean and in good working condition. The breakfast was well above what expected from a 3* hotel. The best of all was its location. We highly recommend it.
We stayed three nights at this boat hotel because it is close to city centre and transport link. The location of the hotel is near tram line 4, 6 and 2, which take you to main tourist sites in Budapest. The river boat public transportation is also nearby and you can access to all public transportation free if you have a travel pass. There are several good restaurants and supermarkets within walking distance from the hotel. Overall, everything is handy and convenient.
The hotel itself is OK. We had a standard double room with private bathroom and toilet. The room has a view over danube river, but anyone walking along the deck would be able to see the room, unless you use curtain to keep privacy. The room was small, with TV and has a single bed and a double bed, perfect for family. The fridge however, was not working and the cleaner did not replace towels or supply new soap throughout our stay. The breakfast was poor in term of food selection and don't think it worth the money. They don't refill the foods after 9 am, even it is opened until 10 am.Make sure you turn up early for breakfast, or the foods will run out before 10 am.
There are plenty of good and proper hotels in Budapest and for the price we paid for our room at this boat hotel (EUR 132 for three nights), you can get better hotel rooms with proper facilities elsewhere. Don't think it is worth the price we paid.
Although I was early for breakfast every day it was only warm and may-be a little more choice every day to choose from
The bed was very comfortable All but 1 member of the staff were always very friendly and helpfull as were people in Budapest ( I new how friendly people are as I have been going to the dentist but my daughter and son-in law were very impressed). Also very good value for money
Great location with good transport! Near all of budapests great attractions ! Good value for money with lovely room. Breakfast was a bit simple but still filling and on our last day we had to leave at 3am to get to the airport and upon request they provided us with breakfast to take away with no extra charge!! Staff were kind and rooms were cleaned. Nearby spas and main sights of Budapest - we loved our stay !!!
I stayed at the Fortuna Boat Hotel in march '16 along with my girlfriend whilst visiting Budapest for 3 days. In short, the place works, if you are looking for a place to sleep, but beyond that I'm not really impressed in any way.
Decorwise, the hallways are IMO more attractive than the rooms, but I suppose that can be a question of personal taste. Anyway, to me the hallways said "class", and the rooms said "Ikea" or similar.
The room we had appeared to be clean enough, so no complaints there. It wasn't large by any stretch of the imagination, but no smaller than some other hotelrooms I've stayed in. At any rate it's large enough for two people to sleep in, but I wouldn't want to spend any significant part of a day there. It isn't roomy enough for that to be comfortable.
The room came with a television, but unless you speak Hungarian, it's not going to do you much good, because it's all either Hungarian, or syncronized into Hungarian.
Bathroom was fine enough. Nothing fancy, but it was clean and worked well enough.
Other rooms might be different, but the room I stayed in with my girlfriend had two single beds, which came as an unwelcome surprise. Additionally the beds were maybe 200x70cm in size, perhaps 190cm long. They were comfortable enough IMO (some people may find them a bit too hard for their comfort), but my feet did hang out at the ankles (I'm about 194cm tall btw). Anyway, if you want a large bed, make sure to ask about it when you considder booking.
The breakfast at the Fortuna Boat Hotel was 5 Euro per person per day. It's not unreasonable for a hotel to charge this, but I can't say that the breakfast impressed me in any way. There is the most common fare, but IMO it's just in the low end of the scale. Unripe fruit, semi-dry bread(rolls), boring cold cuts, deep fried bread (!?), and a couple of other things. Not horrible, but not impressive.
Wifi. The hotel does have wifi, but I never got it to work very well. Crappy and unstable connection, though I think my girlfriend found a logon and password in the hotel folder in the room. I just looked for and found an open connection. A password locked connection might have better connection.
Location. The location of the Fortuna Boat Hotel really isn't too bad. Unless you are lazy or not good at walking, the place is within walking distance (call it 7-900m) from one of the bridges between the Buda and Pest part of the city, and you have a convenient tramway located there that can take you right to the Metro line that you can catch almost to the airport (you need to grab 200E from the end/start station, but it's pretty easy and takes about 1 hour), and to other places and connection points in the city. You have another metro station option on the central line too. It's about 700m from the hotel. The government building in the Pest side is also within walking distance (call is around 1500m), and it's well worth giving a look. Won't comment on the inside of the place, but it's really nice from the outside. Also in the everning.
Final question: Would I stay there again? I might consider it, but frankly, though I haven't a clue about what other hotels are available in Budapest, I refuse to believe it's impossible to find a better deal somewhere else, if you work at it a bit.
Side note. There's a restaurant in the same boat. I can't remember it's name, and my girlfriend and I didn't eat there while we stayed there, but you get 15% discount there, if you stay at the hotel. At least we got that offer. Can't guarantee that it's a permanent deal.
A couple of tips. Give serious considderation to getting a Budapest Card. Discounts on a lot of things and free public transport + a couple of other things. It's worth it IMO. Use the public transport system. No point walking everywhere. Finally, visit the various spa's. There's free entry to one of them included in the Budapest Card, and it's quite nice, and not too far from the Fortuna Boat Hotel. Gellert's quite nice and worth a visit, and so's Thermálne kùpele Szécsényi Budapest. You can find it near the Széchenyi fürdo metro station.