Hotel: An old Grand Hotel located on the banks of the Danube. Unfortunately the house in the style of socialism restored, so two worlds together blazing; those in the luxury the turn of the century with that of a rehabilitation center the health insurance fund. The breakfast buffet is really recommended, the best I have ever had in Hungary. The public part of the cleanness left a little to be desired, the drapes course in this millennium might not be washed. Location: The hotel Gellert is next to the Danube, structurally well communicated and from May (opened a new metro) optimally connected. From the Kelenföld Railway Station is the hotel with the trams and Keleti well reached with the bus. want to public parking in the area of the hotel. Directly over the Danube is the big market hall. The view from the Danube Terrace or from the room - so you're lucky - on the Danube is endless. Service: The staff was basically very friendly and made an effort. Of course a / two waiters seemed unwelcoming and not accomodating, but we could live with that. The front desk staff was extremely hard. The room cleaning during our stay was rather superficial, towels changed daily. Food: The breakfast buffet was superb. On two days we had half board in the tavern, there was a selection of a not changing menu of around 7 -8 starters, main dishes and desserts. The wine was several times on the map fieldtrip indicated in stock, but has been a younger long enough - sometimes even a vintage 2008. If I want to a novello wine cost, I say that too, a good meal but I want to an older, especially if it so in the menu. The New Year's Eve©s was splendid and really of the best. Restaurant, which we never visited. The rates were upscale, for Westerners but bearable. To all prices in the map, a Trinkgeldpauschale of 10 % added, the bezügliche NOTE was rather unimpressive. Room: We were fortunate enough to have a "sample" rooms with views of the Danube. This room was modernly furnished with everything a hotel has to offer and we were asked to fill out a form, as we were happy with the various equipment, which of course we did like. We were very impressed, a in the bathroom mirror integrated flat screen, the it a together with the waterproof enabled remote control in the bathroom, shower or in other activities from more than 20 channels were, we have never experienced something like that. HUGE beds with very comfortable as we met also appreciate the three phones, so we could also connect and verbally communicate if everyone in its half of the bed was, without having to scream. The view of the Danube, phenomenal. The comfort of bed on New Year to lie around, the TV to see the New Year's Concert and during the Donauwalzers with a glass of champagne in their hands to the Donaustrom to look out, the can. The small deduction are there that we had to attend the arrangements for the air conditioning failed so always a little (too) was cool. But there are a few other rooms, the less sophisticated decor and furnishings, and their window into a stool atirum in the center with doves-go - the investment in the extra charge for the Danube view room is very well laid out. Sport: The New Year's Eve Gala was terrific. A wonderful menu with Weinbegleitung in both grand halls, the festive decorated. To the music of a Zigeunerkapelle. Over an hour show program in each hall (magician, singers, dancers, ... ). After midnight and dancing at one third hall with a further band - these 129 € / person were well spent. Not comprehensible for us was the assigned tables, to which criteria only couples were placed Einzeltischen or with other major assigned? We sat at a table with two other couples for six people; the German conversation, Hungarian, Italian as well as English as ese or was a bit of a hassle. The Gellert Bath is another highlight of this house: At the end of a very real Socialist style hall learns from you already cocooned in the bathroom one lift, which seemed to have been to King Francis Joseph old and by an old Ungarin in a white coat served, a department solicitous reflected in Hungarian talking about and floats in another world. With its at specified outlets forming you walking in the buffet line erheischenden external visitors past the inlet and enter the bathroom with its three sectors, the ladies and gentlemen thermal spa department as well as the indoor pool. It is quite simply the best thing, this has to be experienced. Advice: We will certainly again in summer when the outdoor swimming pool is open and it's the Abendöffnung by classical music. The drink prices at the rooms are very high, just around the corner, there is a small shop, the also mineral water, beer and wine.