Danubius Hotel Gellert

34 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type



Date of travel

September, 2015

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip

This hotel is in a good location overlooking the Danube and with good public transport links ( bus, tram and metro) but we found the river view, for which we had paid extra, to be a double edged sword. There was a great deal of noise from the traffic outside and also the disco bar ( part of the hotel) until around 4.30am. Internally the room looked nice and the bathroom was okay but it was all far too hot and the air conditioning unit was ineffective and incredibly noisy so could not be used at night. I felt the hotel was very much “all fur coat and no knickers” as it looked much smarter than it was. Breakfast was described as sumptuous and there was a good choice but we were not impressed by the watered down fruit juice, tinned fruit salad and no real coffee unless you paid extra. The maids also seemed very parsimonious, toiletries in the room where one small combined shower and hair wash and small bars of soap – I would have expected more from a hotel at this cost and they, and the shower caps, were not replaced daily, in fact we got no more shower wash in 3 nights and only shower caps once.

On the plus side the thermal baths were fabulous, both in decor and comfort although the staff seemed pretty indifferent to their jobs and could do with some training ( and even enthusiasm!). The exception to this was the very helpful reception staff who organised extra pillows, a free standing fan , phone charger, airport minibus etc very quickly and proficiently and with a smile. The expresso coffee bar was also very good, a nice range of drinks including home made lemonade and fabulous cakes at very reasonable prices. The staff here were also pleasant but rather overworked so no use going there if you were in a hurry.
I would recommend going to the baths and the coffee shop but stay elsewhere.

Tina Fox

Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.