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Helios Hotel Pension - Budapest

3 star Hotel Budapest

Liderc Utca 5 - Budapest

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 40 .00
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The family-run Helios Apartment Hotel is situated in one of the most elegant green areas of Budapest, only 15 minutes with direct bus from the city center.

Providing a friendly, comfortable budget accommodation ( rooms and apartments) in the capital of Hungary, the property features 11 stylish double rooms with beautiful panoramic views of the city and 6 modern furnished apartments.
This apartment hotel is ideally place for visitors who require easy access to all great city’s tourist sites as well as its business centers.
Knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide information about the surrounding area.
Many of the sights (Castle District, Matthias Church, National Muzeum, Parlament, Gellért Thermal Bath, Heroes Square, and Central Market) are within easy reach from the hotel.

Other services include:

24 Front desk
city maps
fax service
luggage storage
multilingual staff
newspapers
business center
conference room
meeting facilities
traditional Hungarian buffet breakfast
Internet corner
enclosed parking
dogs allowed
playground for children
garden
goldfish pond
barbecue area
groups welcome
laundry room.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 176 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The hotel is in a quiet area in Buda hills. 15 min bus ride. Bus station is close ...

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Breakfast at Helios Hotel Pension

A hot/cold buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast area between 7 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Helios Hotel Pension

  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Free parking
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Private ski bus
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Medical service
  • Internet/Email services
  • Business Center

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: HUF 1860 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: HUF 9300
  • Pet fee: HUF 3100 per pet, per night (maximum HUF 3100 per stay)
  • Pet deposit: HUF 3100 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Helios Hotel Pension is also known as

Helios Hotel Pension
Hotel Pension Helios
Helios Hotel Budapest

9.3

Clean

8.5

Location

9.2

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

9.2

Service

Helios Hotel Pension reviews

6.8 Fair
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Staff was great, very welcoming and provided more than sufficient information. Hotel is tucked away and is a 20 minute bus ride to the city. But you can purchase bus tickets from the front desk and they will explain stops, etc. One restaurant and store near the hotel. For one night's stay I can't complain...didn't try the breakfast. You get what you pay for and the rooms were clean and secure enough. Staff went above and beyond!

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Netherlands

The hotel is about 15 minutes by bus from to the city. You can't walk it. You need to remember what time the bus departs from Budapest to the hotel. Especially in the midnight because then it leaves once in a hour. Else, like me, you have to wait. A bus ticket is about 300~400 forint. You can get them at the hotel. Ask for it. In the bus itself it's more expensive, and in the midnight it's not nice to buy because it's very busy. Violation fee is 16000 forint. Finally, remember what bus station of the hotel is. make a picture with your cellphone or anything else because it's very hard to find back the bus station. The streetlights are bad or unlighted. Very difficult to recognize. Ask people in the bus for it.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

the staff are wonderful friendly and most helpful,on our arrival agnes met us in the lobby already with maps drawn and bus locations for our stay we had stayed at a few 5stars during our visits , but agnes was the only one with all this info for us ,also there is a great restaraunt down the street about 5min walk small,but cozy food great prices inexspensive.we have know stayed here 4times and never disappointed,they will also arrange pickup and drop off service for you which is much less cheaper than if u arrange yourself or take a taxi yourself highly recommend this service

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

tHANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE STAFF BECAUSE THEY WERE VERY VERY KIND WITH ALL OF uS.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Romania

Staff was very friendly and nice, breakfast food was good.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

This is our second stay at Helios and we really love it.Lovely people,great surrendings and good transporting to the city.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Romania

Not so clean as it should be, the rooms in the loft are very hot during summer and no A/C available. They had to fix the shower after I checked in, because it had no hose attached... Otherwise, nice location and surroundings, beautiful garden.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

strongly recommended

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I loved this place. During my stay in Hungary I was at four different hotels or apartments, and the Helios was by far my favorite. It was very clean and comfortable, and the staff went out of their way to answer my every question. Whether I needed to figure out how to get around on public transit, find a train to get to a nearby city, or locate the best way to get to a pharmacy their advice was invaluable. In a few cases I had special requests that they were incredibly gracious about accommodating. For the final week of my trip I actually used it as my home base and took day trips to the cities I wanted to visit, rather than moving from one place to another, because I liked it so much. (And because I didn't want to drag my luggage around.) Obviously it's not in the center of the city. I preferred this because it was peaceful and quiet, and seemed slightly cooler up in the hills rather than downtown. It was nice to wake to birdsong instead of traffic. The bus ride into town is about 15-20 minutes.

6.4 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Overall the hotel is nice, in a green and a quiet location. The furniture is getting old, you can hear the walk and the snoring of your neighbors. The breakfast was pretty thin. A few salami slices, tea, some cold milk for those who wanted to taste some cheap cereals. Frankly, I was dissapointed by it quantity and quality! Based on previous comments, I had bigger expectations.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. The location was easy to get to with a car and having a secure parking spot worked really well for us. It is a 20 minute bus ride (very easy to do and they sell tickets right at the hotel), so don't think you are downtown! I would high;y recommend this lovely spot to any of our friends.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

A very nice Pension,welcoming friendly personal.Surrondings excellent.Quiet at night.Bathroom rather small but okey.Breakfast exaktly like home,yuoghurt coffey juice bread,nice.We are very satisfied with our stay at Helios and can reccomend it strongly.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

This hotel is fantastic..The good points,friendly,efficient,helpful staff,fantastic location (although a long way from centre),excellent breakfast,clean and tidy. bad points,...as I said it´s a long way from the centre of Budapest the bus ride is 20 minutes uphill,Finding this hotel for the first time using public transport is very difficult I recommend using their pick up service.We only stayed two nights but would stay again when we next visit Budapest.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Malta

Our stay in Budapest was great thanks to the excellent hotel service. The receptionists on duty were always eager to help us out with any queries / requests. A special thanks goes to George who, without being at all intrusive, was always suggesting a better way to go about visiting the places my family wanted to see. The apartment allocated was spacious and clean and pictures on web site reflect the true furnishings. The buffet breakfast was ample and constantly being topped up. The coffee was great. The hotel is located on the Buda side. It is easily accessible by public transport. To reach hotel there is a 7 minute uphill walk which may be a problem for elderly persons. The hotel does not have an elevator which can be an issue when handling luggage. Nonetheless I would certainly recommend this hotel to a friend. Thanks again to all at Helios.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hong Kong

The hotel staff were excellently helpful and friendly. The hotel was very clean, located in a nice residential community but was a 10-15 minute bus tour from the city centre. The advantage is the surrounding is beautiful and nice, but travellers should take travel time into account if they prefer more convenient location. One shortcoming is that the wall between rooms was thin, we could hear voices from next room.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Serbia

We stayed 2 days in Helios. The hotel is in a good location, lots of greenery, claen and spacy aparrtman for 4 person. Aparrtman on the top floor has a great view of Budapest. Breakvest very good and I liked the garden where we have breakfast. Friendly staff. Parking is provided, we went to the city by bus, bus stop is not far from the hotel. I will gladly recommend Hotel Helios.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Croatia

We stayed in Helios Hotel on two occasions,once in a double bedroom and once in an appartment. Both times we were more than satisfied.Double bedroom is very spacious and clean and the appartment is so spacious that it is definitely convenient even for a family with children.You get everything as described on web. The staff is extremely professional,nice and welcoming.As soon as you come they offer you city maps, guides... If you come by car (as we did), the parking on hotel premises is included in the price and it is locked all the time. The bus stop is five minutes away from the hotel and in 15 minutes the bus takes you directly to the city center.The bus goes every 5-7 minutes and the last one from the city center is at app. 23:00. Breakfast is really tasteful and abundant. Hotel surroundings is nice.THey are nice places where one can sit outside when the weather is nice (there is a nice gazebo). There is also a nice park for the children Altogether we were extremely satisfied, we would definitely come again and we recomend it to everyone coming to Budapest, either on business or on a leisure trip.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was the first time we stayed at the Hotel Helios and found it as an excellent choice. It is in a quite leafy location with a view down to the city from the balcony of our room. The room was big enough for the two of us with wireless internet connection. The hotel staff were helpful; they are definitelly an asset to the hotel. I definitely recommend this hotel to travellers who are after a relaxing place to stay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

All four beds in the quadro were very comfortable and the communication to the city was excellent. We were really pleased with everything in this hotel, nice people and a splendid breakfast. (We had a family room in the top floor with an excellent view from the balcony)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Very good accomodation especially if you arrive by own car (good hints for approach. Car park inside fence ! Very nice surroundings. Bus travel to town a bit long, but still acceptable. Friendly and competent reception.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

We have been stayed well and the peoplo of hotel were gentle an friendly. Special tanks to the manager of hotel for her help about indications, explanations and patience for our english, bat it was amusing. Good experience !

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

every thing is excellent, all of them, employes, surroundig, etc etc

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A lovely location if you want to be out of the city as it is a 20 min bus ride to town. A large room with kitchen facilities, peacefullocation and a very helpful reception.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sri Lanka

Really good location than downtown hotel with fairly good surrounding environments. Strongly recommend one who travels to Budpest as holidays. Need to improve bathroom/toliet condition.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This place was amazing and I am only sorry we did not stay longer. I was worried about booking something online, not really knowing what to expect as reviews are conflicting but this place was the best! It was cheaper and better than any other place we stayed in Budapest. I cant say enough good things about it, I have already raved about it to friends and recommended they go there and when I go back to Budapest I will definately stay in this hotel the whole time.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Very nice hotel, friendly and competent employees. Quiet surroundings, about 10- 15 minutes to the city center by bus but good public transport. Very good price/quality ratio. I recommend this hotel to all visitors to Budapest!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel very welcoming, friendly staff and trained, not expansive. Breakfast plentiful and very good cleaning rooms! One of the best I've ever found traveling around the world. Recommended for families, couples of all ages and groups! The location is not central, hilly, but it is close to the bus and the tram station:approximately 15-20 minutes from downtown. 10-15 minutes by car. Go there without too much hesitation, you will be happy!

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

we have been to budapest 3 times this is our third time at the helios we absoulutely love it.the staff are so warm and welcoming the room is very spacious we always try to get the apt even though it is my husband and myself it is so roomy.again it is a distance from the center but the bus service is 5min down the road and quite convenient there is a great restaurant also down the street from the guesthouse which is excellant and ladies if you need your nails done or waxing there is a great place 3stops from the helios i just found it this year . cant say enough about it thanks again for a great stay always sad to leave

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Also the hotel is situated at the border of the city, it has fair connection to the center (bus, 20 minutes to the center, leaving every 8 minutes, tickets sold at the reception). Good breakfast and very nice garden.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The Helios staff are very helpful and friendly. The room was great and there was no trouble catching the #8 bus into town or back. Highly recommended

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

We loved staying here. An excellent location. Our only comment would be the lady at checkout -very uptight, whereas the young lady when we checked in was very welcoming and helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

On our next visit to Budapest, we will definitely return to Helios. The charming property is well-located, in a quiet, upscale residential neighborhood, a three-minute walk to the bus into town. Our room was small but spotlessly clean and well-appointed, with a usable balcony. Competent, helpful staff; excellent breakfast; secure parking. After a day of sight-seeing, Helios was a refuge of gracious calm & comfort. Great for a short or longer stay. Good value.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Poland

Nice service, English speaking, very helpful. Apartment well equipped, + wireless Internet. Good connection to city center (public transport). Nice atmosphere. Lack of air condition - on the highest floor somewhat annoying during a hot day.

6.1 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Breakfast was a disappointment. The garden area was badly "refurbished", appearently lack of a gardener. We visited the nearby resturant "Baracko", which was very unfriendly, and a big disappointment, compared to comments from previous guests.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

My wife and I stayed at the Helios for a week in August '09. The Hotel was delightful, the staff helpful and well informed and most spoke passable English (we also heard German). Budapest was sweltering in the high 30s that week and it was wonderful to come home and enjoy the evening breezes on the Buda hills. The Hotel is an easy 15 minutes by Bus #8 from downtown and the Hotel provided the first ride ticket and hand written instructions to the Metro sales folks, in Hungarian, for a one week pass which was inexpensive and very handy. We quickly figured out the public transit system and our trusty #8 connected with most of the tram/metro and bus lines that we wanted to use. The staff at the Hotel directed us to a restaurant about a seven minute walk away that they said was just a simple Hungarian neighbourhood restaurant. We found the food to be fantastic and returned several times. Much better food than in the expensive restaurants in the tourist zones at a reasonable price. The wine and beer selection was limited but quite adequate. We would highly recommend the Hotel Helios for its fine service, quiet and comfortable location. Beds, showers etc. were all better than "good" and the quality of service was excellent.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Good, very quiet...but a little restaurant will be great , sometimes

6.0 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Très joli hôtel à 20 mn du centre par le bus direct (n°2), dans un environnement aéré sur les collines de Buda. Personnel compétent et très accueillant parlant anglais. Petit déjeuner tb. Un pb: l'hôtel surplombe la grande rue qui descend vers le centre de Budapest et est donc bruyant la nuit en été (35° début aout!). Les chambres ne possèdent pas de volets ni de double rideaux, donc réveil assuré à 5h du matin! et impossible de couper un peu le bruit de la circulation. Ma demande, de double rideaux (au moins) est restée sans suite et a étonné le personnel. Dommage car le jardin et les chambres sont agréables.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

It was a terrific stay! A perfect surrounding with a lovely garden (we stayed outside every day after the trips to the Formula 1 and sightseeing in Budapest). Very friendly and competent people at the reception. Super room. Very good breakfast. There is even a bus to the city center (ca. 15 - 20 min to center), we didn't use our car for going to the city. Everything was even better than we had expected! Looking forward to our next stay. Thanks to Agnes and The Team for making our weekend perfect!

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was our first trip to Budapest. We were grateful for the suggestion to stay a little out of the center of the city and use the local bus service. The access roads to the hotel were narrow but there was secure parking on the hotel site. We found the staff helpful and enjoyed an evening meal at a nearby restaurant which they had suggested. With limited time to see the city we made use of the 'Hop-on, Hop-off' bus tour. We would recommend this to others as it also included a one-hour cruise on the Danube.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Romania

we had booked an apartment for 4 people and when we got there all the apartments were occupied. But the receptionist gave us a studio for 3 and a single room, which was even better.We had a wonderful stay, the area is very quiet and the garden of the hotel is very nice.Breakfast was OK. We walked 5 minutes to the bus stop and in 20 minutes we were downtown.WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY. We would definitely come back.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

Buena pension,relacion precio-beneficios excelente.Debe mejorar la ventilacion de los baños.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I and our daughter had the most wonderful stay at the Helios Hotel and Pension. it's setting is wonderful and the staff excellent. Agi on reception when we arrived was exceptional. She is a walking, talking tourist information office! Do not be put off by the fact that the hotel is out of the city. It really is as described, just a few minutes walk from a bus stop and then a twenty minute journey into the city centre, with buses every few minutes. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds, in the Buda hills, very countryfied and much better than a city centre (noisy) location. The hotel offers exceptional value for money. We recommend this hotel to anyone planning to visit Budapest.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

This is a small (I believe) family run hotel in the outskirts of Budapest. For 70 EUR per night we received quite a big room with a small kitchen facility and a bathroom with bathtub. Rooms, beds and the bathroom are very clean. Breakfast was satisfactory. They offered free parking. The only drawback is that it's not in the city center; we haven't asked for it but there must be a public transport or so to take you to the town. We were please with the service we received.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

It takes a while to go downtown budapest but the hotel is in a very nice area outside budapest

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I found the staff at the Helios very helpful, although at times it was a little tough to communicate in English - but adequate. The hotel is in the Buda Hills - only a 2 block walk to the #8 bus which takes you into town in 15 minutes. It was not an easy place to find - fortunately, I had a GPS with me. For those without a GPS and a good map, it could be difficult. I suggest making sure you have good maps before you go. The surrounding roads are a little alarming in that there are dirt roads mixed with asphalt - but the hotel is in a residential area, with some very expensive homes surrounding it. The room was a nice size; the bathroom was ok -not crazy about the shower - a little dated. The breakfast was excellent, as was the coffee. If and when I go back to Budapest, I would consider staying at the Helios - great value and not too far from town. If I had plenty of money to burn or was only in town one night, I might choose an in town hotel - especially if I had no car (I had a car on this trip). Actually, I stayed at the helios 4 nights (3 on my first days in Eastern Europe, and then one night before I flew home the next day). Both stays wre fine.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We were very pleased with the Helios Hotel & pension. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. The local restaurants was very good, the prices also. Clean and comfortable rooms. Wonderful view from the terrace.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

5 minute walk to the no. 8 bus which takes you downtown (and back on the same route). Friendly receptionists, they provided lots of information. Very good place to stay for those on a budget. We even got a 10% discount for paying cash - this was unexpected and quite generous, but I am not sure it is their permanent policy. You may ask.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Definitely MY hotel. Everything was perfect, just the best ever.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

this is the second time my husband and i have stayed at the helios.staff is wonderful.the front desk are so friendly and helpful.also the breakfast staff.it is a bit out of the center 20min by bus but well worth it.a few local great restaurants worth the visit.the view is beautiful and the apt we had was huge.we just cant say enough thank you helios for making us feel at home so far from our home .see u next year.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The hotel staff were very helpful answering our many questions!! The neighborhood was quiet and very convenient to the highway.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This was excellent accommodation, maybe a little way out of the city but bus service excellent this did not cause much concern. We met English and and Australian guests and this made a nice atmosphere. Breakfast was excellent the staff were prepared to cook eggs in the style you wanted, and there was plenty of other choices to fill you up before you set off for the day. We ate at a little local restaurant near by only a short walk, food great and priced well nice to live as locals did. The only gripe was local dogs barking a lot, did not leave windows open much. This aside we enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others that it is worthwhile staying there.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

This hotel & Pension is very quiet and clean. The location is 15 minutes from the city center by bus, but it is very convenient. In addition, the pension is locatied at the mid-slope of a hill in Buda side. So the view from the terrace of the room is so nice. We will return this hotel next time.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Greece

The only reason that it does not take 10/10 at cleanliness of the rooms is that I found a small dirt in the inner side of the pillow.Nothing else!Just do not stay somewhere esle in Budapest.Quiet and great place.Really nice and helpfull people!I recommend it with no doubts at all!Very good breakfast!Little hard to find because it is in a small street.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We were greeted by a very helpful woman who gave us maps, bus info, tourist info and restaurant advice (a nice one just up the road). I wish all hotel receptionists were this efficient! Easy bus ride into town, parking on site, good breakfast, clean and comfotable room.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Aunque algo alejado del centro de Budapest este hotel es MUY recomendable si no te importa usar la magnífica red de transporte público (toma unos 20 minutos llegar al centro). Hay transporte disponible día ¡y noche! Es un lugar excelente entorno silencioso, habitaciones amplias y (al menos la nuestra) con cocinita, tetera electrica, etc. Vamos que es para volver.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Very nice, spacious and clean hotel, with a good view over the hill. Although it's not close to the center, and we needed to take buses for around 15 mins, we enjoyed the peaceful and natural surrounding of it. Although we had a sofa bed, it was very comfortable. Much better than the sofa beds of many of the other hotels. The staffs were all very friendly and helpful. However, there was no lift in the hotel, but a lot of stairs... not so convenient for the elderly~

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Iran

Very cozy suite with wonderful view from both sides. Calm area. I actually felt at home. Tip: It is a bit far from city center and you have to take a bus to go there but this is not a great problem as the area aroud the hotel is very beautiful.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

un bon hôtel tranquille mais un peu loin du centre. des bus fréquents mais 20mn de trajet au moins pour rejoindre Pest

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with Helios Hotel & Pension. The location was lovely, an easy bus/tram ride into city center, and the staff was very helpful. Our room had a great view, and we were very comfortable. We ate at the nearby Barackos restaurant, and we found the food fine and the prices very reasonable. Thanks for a great stay!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The Hotel was exactly like expected. The explanations on the website help you to find it easily. The front desk welcomes you with a lot of explanations about how to get downtown or how to come back. They even help you if you look for a place to eat. The rooms are exceptionnaly clean, and the staff is very nice. Plus, the surroundings are so quiet ! If i have to come back to Budapest, i think i'd go there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

first trip to budapest definetely going back next yr we will be staying at the helios it is a bit out of town however saying that the bus stop is right down the street.it takes you right in to town about 20minutes .there are two great restaurants also within walking distances very good food. but what makes your stay so enjoyable is the staff words cannot describe how friendly and helpful everyone is especially the front desk.my husband enjoyed his nightly talks especially with dan and the young lady in the daytime was such a delight.the breakfast was good could have used afew change ups but i am sure if i had asked they would have accomadated us. quiet surroundings and beautiful view.after a busy day it qwas nice to return to quiet surroundings.also must menton bus service runs about every 5 minutes .we trvl to austria and germany helios staff deserved a gold star.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Very nice! Very helpful staff, one of them even helped us in detail to plan the day in Budapest, best bus connections etc.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Quiet and clean. People are nice. Breakfast is good and complete. A 3 minutes walk to go to the bus and 5 to take the tram, both being frequent. The sun light comes in the rooms early in the morning. A very good place for a family travel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

excellent hotel, bien que situé un peu en dehors du centre ville,mais très facile d'accés par le bus numéro 8 dont l'arrêt est situé près de l'hotel.Excellent accueil personnalisé.chambres spacieuses et très propres.Environnement particulièrement calme.Prix très attractif pour une capitale.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This is a nice pension hotel located outside of the City on the top of a hill in a very nice neighbourhood. The City is easily accessible by bus number 8 (20 minutes ride.) We had an apartment which was fairly large and well equipped allthough we did not use the kitchen facilities. There was a nice breakfast every morning and the owner and employees all did a good job. Since the place is a bit hard to find, when you arrive by train or plane, I would recommend that you use their shuttle service in order to get there. Once there, you can easily use public tranportation to go where you want. All in all, a very agreable experience and we would go back if ever we are in Budapest.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Estancia de 6 días por vacaciones. El hotel responde a las características que buscamos y toda la información recibida a través de la red es correcta. A destacar el trato del personal del hotel siempre excelente. Vale la pena disfrutar de un entorno tranquilo sabiendo que andando 300 mts llegas a la parada del bus y este en 20 minutos te deja en el mismo centro de la ciudad.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Nice little pension with beautiful garden. Exellent service and very good value for money. Quiet surrondings and no disturbing traffic. Easy to reach downtown by the local bus. Next time we return to Budapest we will of course stay at this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A very good hotel with nice helpful staff. Buses run often and on time so 15min trip to city easy. Hotel booked us a private transfer from airport-recommend this for a first visit as hotel situated out of city in nice quiet residential area. Used public transport-bus & train-to return to airport,this was very cheap (530flt/2euros per person).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

A ten-minute bus ride away from the city center, The Helios Hotel & Pension was everything I could have asked for - clean, quiet, and cozily nestled in the Buda hills where the air was fresher and cleaner than down in the city center. The service was impeccable, from being greeted with freshly picked grapes to arranging a taxi pickup at 6:00AM upon our departure. There aren't enough adjectives to describe the degree of excellence this hotel provided!

7.8 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Very Calmness but the rooms dont have conditionated air and the sun enter in the rooms at 5:00.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A little out of town and bus sometimes not on schedule, but it is worth it. Good place to eat nearby. Reception particularly helpful.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Staff is really good and service is good as well. Never seen staff so kind and available for all you need. The only problem is that the hotel is really far from the city center. To reach the city center you need to take one bus (or walk for 15 min), one tram and the metro. Staff is available to explain to you hot to get to the city center. Bye bye

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very good *** value. Average size room with balcony. Located outside town in hilly residential area. Short walk and 15 minute bus ride to town center area. Trams close by to other areas. Helpful staff. Wireless internet in room. Good breakfast. In summer, hot in room / fan provided. We took minibus from airport / cab to train station: both acceptable. Generous discount for paying in cash. Two local restaurants. We ate in furthest one. Good reasonably priced food.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very nice hotel located in a quiet area. A bit far form city center but well desserve by tram and bus (less than 5min walking from the hotel).

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Excellent Wellcoming. The staff is very kind and helpful. Good breakast. Excellent Hotel if you want to stay in a large city like Budapest and be quiet. Bus very easy.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Very nice location up in the Buda Hills with a beautiful garden and wonderful view. Kind and helpful staff. Large apartments. Good transports, but watch out for rush hours.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic, welcoming family who run the hotel who cannot do enough for you - bus tickets, passes, restaurant bookings, help with arranging airport pick ups, etc. etc. Hotel in a lovely, quiet location but well served by a local bus. Cannot get over how good Budapest was. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at this hotel and the city.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Would highly recommend for value and quality. Very welcoming and accommodating to needs. The location of property is enhanced by it's pretty and quiet setting with lovely views, and the garden offers tranquility from the downtown areas. We used two nearby restaurants that offered variety, value and one, was very recommendable for quality and choice. Using the frquent number 8 bus to access central Budapest proved easy and cheap. Hotel offers an airport meet'n'greet service, ie to and from. Fellow guests were respectful and pleasant. Worth noting, is the hotel's smart new conference facilities and self catering rooms, from studio to 5/6 person suites - all with views and at least one has a particularly lovely and private terrace. We would return here on future visits to the capital.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

It was just egg and bacon at the morning that we didn't find at breakfast buffet. But we didn't ask actually :)) So the stay was perfect!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very helpful English speaking staff. Plenty of information about transport and places to visit. Regular bus service to and from the city.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Finland

Had one room and one apartement booked for three nights. We were very pleased with the quality of them both. Only problem we had was a non functioning safety box in the appartement. The personnel were really friendly, and made our stay even more comfortable. No disturbances whatsoever during the whole long weekend. If we return to Budapest, this will be our choise number one!

7.3 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Very helpful staff, intimate atmosphere, quite and beautiful surrondings. Nice rooms and small but good breakfast. We really recommend the hotel for people who wish to stay a little bit outside the city center. Good for families. You can easily take the direct bus to the city center. Stayed 3 nights at the hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We spent 4 nights in this hotel, and were very happy with the choice we made. All staff was very good, welcoming and helpful, and the area is very pretty: green, quiet and full of trees and flowers. A local friend of ours told us that the location is actually considered a "posh" one in Budapest (it's on a hill). The only downside is that you cannot walk into the center, you need to take a bus (8 during the day, 908 at night). During rush hour the ride can take about 20-25 minutes, while during "normal" hours (or week-ends) or at night you can be in the center in 10-15 minutes. Breakfast: very nice, simple but good, and especially if the weather is good you can enjoy your coffee sitting in the garden. Overall, we'd highly recommend Helios to tourists, especially if staying in Budapest for more than one night.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

perfect stay, great welcoming, clean rooms and everything we asked was fullfilled We would certainly recommend this hotel and the trip to the city was easily by bus number 8 (between 12 and 20 minutes).

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

This is an excellent hotel in a very attractive part of Budapest. It is a bit hard to find,though, especially at night. Yet, once you've found it, it's really worth the trouble.Access to public transportation is good provided you're willing to walk 5-6 minutes to the nearest bus stop. I would definitely come back and stay at this hotel again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

we had a wonderful time at Helios hotel. Although the room was a little tiny we enjoyed our stay there and esp. the view from our balcony. The hotel is located in a very nice area of Budapest and going by bus to the centre was as easy as announced. The staff was most friendly and helpfull. Personally I was a little disappoited about the breakfast, but still it was a good base for a days visit of Budapest.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was first time my mother and I stayed at a B&B while touring Europe. Seasoned pro's at travelling around Europe, my mother perfers to stay in upscale hotels, but I showed her all the good user ratings on venere and she finally agreed to try the B&B. (the price was fabulous as well) I was not let down by everyone's ratings. The B&B was is clean, in the beautiful hills on the Buda side, easy to find the bus to get into town, and the staff was excellent! The only downside was the barking dogs in the nieghborhood, but we adapted to it in no time! Would stay again!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

The staff was partly friendly and helpful partly indifferent.The rooms were very satisfying, spacious and well equipped. The public area (breakfast room) was ok but when the house is full the small room is soon crowded and you have to sit outside even if it rains, though they ask the guests when they would like to have breakfast. Breakfast is ok for the price.The bus stop is very close and you have a direct connection to the city. The site is very nice and you can enjoy the panorama. We would stay there again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

Lovely place to stay, welcoming and competend staff. Remote from city center, but excellent public transport connection.(24 hours) Quit and beautiful location, even when the city center is stifling hot, this location in the BUDA hills is always nice and airy.Excellent and satisfying breakfeast.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Tres bonne expérience dans cet hotel. Proche de l'arrêt de bus qui arrive en 10 min en ville. Zone très calme. Chambre très spatieuse avec une kitchenette et une très grande terrasse. Très propre et très bon accueil. Déjeuner correct. Je le conseille!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Très bon accueil, tranquille et belle situation, transport en commun facile d'accès... 2 petites remarques : on ne peut manger à l'hôtel et le paiement (Visa) ne peut se faire en euros.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Beautiful, little place. It´s worth the 20 minutes bus journey from the centre.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Location is a long way from the city and the bus stops are a bit confusing. It is very quiet and lovely.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel molto molto carino!!!Abbiamo preso un appartamento che era nuovissimo, pulito ed accogliente con angolo cottura e molto molto grande a 85€ al dì. Il personale è stato generalmente gentile e l'hotel dispone di un spazio verde molto ben tenuto. Colazione americana ok. C'è però un problema:la fermata del bus rimane a circa 300 metri dall'hotel e per raggiungerla la strada e piccola, stretta ripida e molto poco illuminata. Inoltre il bus impiega 25/30 minuti di tempo per arrivare in centro e non 5 minuti come descritto da altre persone.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

Helios Hotel was a very good choice, and the friendly and polite staff made our stay in Budapest to a memorable holiday. Next time we visit Budapest we will try to book rooms at Helios again. Best regards to the staff!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

great hotel to be recommanded

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a great place to stay. The house is beautiful, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good, with plenty of choices of cereal, meat, cheese, bread, yogurt, etc. The location is nice, in the Buda hills, and is easy to get to once you figure out Bus #8 (which takes a little bit of doing -- in fact, some research on the bus line beforehand is essential). The only negative thing about the location was that there were barking dogs everywhere in the neighborhood. Overall, we had a great stay here, and we would highly recommend it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Excellent hotel located in a quiet residential area. It was difficult to find so make sure you have good directions. Local bus #8 is within easy walking distance and drops you off downtown. No need for a car. We were more than pleased with all aspects of Helios and would recommend it to anyone.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Good solution if you don't mind staying outside the city centre.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 17-room Helios Hotel Pension. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with premium satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Budapest area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Helios Hotel Pension

By car
From M1 or M7 highway: take the Gazdagrét exit. Turn left onto the overpass. At the end of the road turn right onto Budaörsi út. Take the first left at the traffic light onto Gazdagréti út. Turn right onto Törökbálinti út. Take the third street on your left (Lidérc köz). Then take the first street on the right (Lidérc utca) where you will see the hotel on your left.
From M3 highway: follow the Centrum sign on the overpass. When you arrive at Hungária krt, take the sixth street on the right (Thököly út). Proceed on Rákoczi út, Kossuth Lajos utca, Erzsébet híd, Hegyalja út, Érdi út, Törökbálinti út and Lidérc köz. Once in Lidérc köz take the first right, Lidérc utca, where you will find the hotel on your left.
From M5 highway: follow the signs for Lágymányosi híd. Then take Lágymányosi híd, Szerémi út, Galvani út, Andor utca, Egér út. Budaörsi út, Gazdagréti út, Törökbálinti út e Lidérc köz. Once in Lidérc köz take the first street on the right (Lidérc utca). The hotel Helios is on your left.

By train
From Nyugati Pályaudvar railway station: take the subway line 3 to Ferenciek tere (3 stops). Take bus n. 8 in the direction of Gazdagréti tér (the bus station is in front of the University Library, opposite the Central Café) to Oltvány köz. Lidérc köz is on your right. Proceed for 50 meters and take the first street on the right which is Lidérc utca. The Helios Hotel is at the end of the street.
From Deli Pályaudvar railway station : take the tram line n. 59 to Farkasréti tér (last stop). Take bus n. 8 in the direction of Gazdagréti tér (the bus station is opposite the tram stop) to Oltvány köz (2 stops). Lidérc köz is on your right. Proceed for 50 meters and take the first street on the right which is Lidérc utca. The Helios Hotel is at the end of the street.
From Keleti Pályaudvar railway station: take bus n. 7 to Ferenciek tere. Take bus n. 8 in the direction of Gazdagréti tér (the bus station is in front of the University Library, opposite the Central Cafè) to Oltvány köz. Lidérc köz is on your right. Proceed for 50 meters and take the first street on the right which is Lidérc utca. The Helios Hotel is at the end of the street.

By airplane
From Ferihegy Budapest airport: take bus n. 95 to Köbanya Kispest. Then take undeground line 3 to Ferenciek tere (3 stops). Then take bus n. 8 in the direction of Gazdagréti tér (the bus station is in front of the University Library, opposite the Central Café) to Oltvány köz. Lidérc köz will be on your right. Proceed for 50 meters and take the first street on the right which is Lidérc utca. The Helios Hotel is at the end of the street.

Distances from Helios Hotel Pension

Budapest Convention Centre - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Mary Magdalene Tower - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Budapest Labyrinth - 3.9 km / 2.5 mi
Trinity Square - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Budapest Castle Hill Funicular - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
Buda Castle - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
Matthias Church - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
Fisherman's Bastion - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Hungarian National Gallery - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Citadella - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Zero Kilometre Stone - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Adam Clark Square - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Liberty Statue - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Rudas Baths - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Elisabeth Bridge - 4.6 km / 2.8 mi
The preferred airport for Helios Hotel Pension is Budapest (BUD-Ferenc Liszt Intl.) - 21.3 km / 13.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Helios Hotel Pension

  • Free parking
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Private ski bus
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station