The friendly Charles hotel is just under 1 mile from the center of the city, yet with bus stops right before the door, and has spacious rooms with a kitchenette and a great restaurant. Start your day at the rich breakfast buffet before you set out to explore the impressive Hungarian capital or for successfully doing business. In the renowned Janos hotel restaurant, you can experience tasty traditional Hungarian cuisine. The helpful staff is always there to provide you with any information you may need to spend a rewarding stay in Budapest. Many major sights can be reached within a few minutes. The public bus takes guests right down to the famous Vaci street in the heart of Budapest (only 2 stops). The hotel is on the Buda side, only a short walk from Gellert Hill and not far from Castle Hill. The Keleti Train Station is to be found 2.5 miles from the hotel, reachable easily via a bus.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Private Parking Available On Site

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

Reliable Info
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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
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  • Lena
    United States of America United States of America
    Everything was wonderful, and the front desk was able to help me with everything I needed. I always stay here when I travel to Budapest. Couldn't be happier with the hotel and with the wonderful staff. Breakfast was also fantastic.
  • V
    Italy Italy
    The staff was really nice and always available for questions. The location was perfect for a walk around the city!
  • Xoe
    Netherlands Netherlands
    The hotel was basically as we expected. The room was a bit dated, but was a good size and worked well for our purposes. The hotel is right next to a bus stop, making it very convenient to get wherever you need to go.

Hosted by Our bellboy and the luggage room

Host Review Score
Host Review Score

Our bellboy and the luggage room
Our hotel is open since 1990. In 1998 we opened our restaurant as well which is popular amongst our guest and local people.
Our collegues are very guest-centric and always answer all your questions willingly.
Our hotel is located 10 minutes from the city center. Quite a few bus lines has a stop right in front of the hotel.
Languages spoken: German,English,Hungarian,Italian

Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • János Étterem
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Hotel Charles
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Heating
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs € 16 per day.
    Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
    • Private Bathroom
    Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Terrace
    Food & Drink
    • Coffee house on site
    • Wine/Champagne
      Additional charge
    • Kid-friendly buffet
    • Special diet meals (on request)
    • Room service
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Public transit tickets
      Additional charge
    • Car rental
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • Express check-in/out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Babysitting/Child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Dry cleaning
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Pet bowls
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Elevator
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safe
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Hungarian
    • Italian

    Property practice

    This property told us they've implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, or nature.

    House rules

    Hotel Charles takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM

    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


    Until 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 9 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request
    3+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 8 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Hotel Charles accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that the price of breakfast is excluded from the extra bed rates. Guests sleeping in extra beds are charged separately.

    Smoking friendly rooms are available upon request.

    We are proud to share that 100% of our colleagues are COVID-19 vaccinated.

    License number: SZ19000143

    FAQs about Hotel Charles

    • Hotel Charles is 1.3 miles from the center of Budapest. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Hotel Charles may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Hotel Charles is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Hotel Charles has 1 restaurant:

      • János Étterem

    • Guests staying at Hotel Charles can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet

    • Hotel Charles offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):