Mirage Medic Hotel
What We Love
- A welcome drink is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Top location close to Budapest's City Park, Széchenyi thermal baths and Heroes' Square
- The grand neo-Renaissance façade
What To Know
- Opened in November 2012
- A 4 percent city tax per night will be collected by the hotel at check out
- There's no restaurant, spa or fitness room on-site
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Occupying a grand, whitewashed 19th-century villa close to Budapest’s City Park, Mirage Fashion Hotel has a neo-Renaissance façade that hides 37 cozy rooms. Opened in November 2012, this brand-new crash pad is modern, uncluttered and comfortably minimal, brightened up by warm tartan fabrics and vintage black-and-white fashion prints.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are more homey than hip. Beds are firm and are dressed with mirrored headboards and rich burgundy spreads; the neutral palette is snazzed up with color-clash tartan prints and red detailing. Bathrooms are stocked with plenty of signature products but are a little on the plain side.
There’s no restaurant on-site, but a breakfast spread is served in the basement dining room. There are plans to open an alfresco terrace overlooking Heroes’ Square and the leafy City Park later in 2013; in the meantime, the location near Andrássy Avenue puts you within strolling distance of downtown Budapest — and the staff is armed with drinking and dining tips.
How to Get There
I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was nice. I chose this hotel as it was close to an event but if you were there for a quick city break you might want to stay somewhere more centrally. Everything was clean and well organised. The only slight negative would be that the room was very warm and had to sleep with a window open
Me, my husband and daughter arrived tired after a long journey to our hotel room to find 2 small single beds in a stuffy hot small room. Where exactly they expected the third person to sleep remains a mystery. Telephoned reception who first stated we booked a double room - yes to accommodate THREE people - says clearly 2 adults and 10 year old child. Where was the extra bed in room. More over no room in the room for an extra bed - so why sell this room for triple occupancy? After further complaint man at reception did move us to a larger room and put up fold out bed. Booked hotel so we could rest - could have done without this!
Reception man then very helpful in helping us order food delivery and brought to room with cutlery - all's well that ends well.
Very nice toiletries. Given toothbrush and toothpaste on request.
Breakfast was different with Chinese herbal medicine influence. Hotel reception also has a Chinese medicine clinic inside it. Enjoyed our stay in the end.
My wife and I got back from spending 2 nights at Mirage Medic. The exterior picture is a bit misleading and I wasn't sure where I was based on arrival due to the discrepancies. Since we were in Budapest for a wedding celebration with a pickup near Heroes Square, it was very convenient to that location and a Metro stop that takes you to the Inner City.
The front desk staff was nice and accommodating. When we got into our room, it was stifling hot and we didn't know how to properly adjust the A/C. The first night we slept there, it was very hot and the beds were too hard for our comfort. On the second day, we made known our concern about the A/C and a maintenance man came up to our room to make manual adjustments to the system. It was at that point we decided that we would look for another place to stay for the three total nights we booked on Hotels.com. The A/C did work better that second night but we had already made our decision to not stay that final night.
We we checked out, the main front desk clerk was apologetic for us leaving and said we should have said something sooner, but I don't know if that would have been any consolation for the hardness of the bed. There wasn't an refund for that third night, and I'm unsure if I'll get it credited back to me.
The breakfast was simple and a bit limited compared to the other places we stayed in Europe this trip. The hotel doubles as a Chinese healthcare clinic, so beware.
All in all, a decent hotel, but I was expecting something different.