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
- 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
This hotel is located only a few blocks from a metro station making it very easy to go anywhere in Budapest using public transportation. It is also only a few blocks from Heroes' Square. Besides being able to see the monuments there during daytime, it is also very convenient if you want to take pictures of the monuments when they are lit up at night. We stayed on the 3/F (4/F for American) and it was quiet (except for the sirens from the passing police cars). Room was of a good size and the beds were comfortable. We did have to keep the thermostat low at night (for cooling) since the bed covering would be too warm otherwise. Breakfast was good but not great. They usually had two or three hot Chinese food selections but for someone from the San Francisco Bay Area, the quality of these Chinese food was subpar. They do have scrambled eggs and bacon plus fruits, salads (tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, etc.), yougurt, bread, pastries (that for some strange reason they labeled them "sweet cookies"), etc. Unfortunately they don't change the selections from day to day. So if you stay for more than a couple of days, the food selection become monotonous. Curiosly, the hotel operates an acupuncture service which might explain the Chinese food in the breakfast buffet. The practitioners are Chinese but they have very good translators. The staff was friendly and helpful. All in all, a very good experience. Also, beware that when you ask the lobby to get you a taxi to the airport, they call their own private fleet which at a flat rate of 8,000 Fl is more expensive than a regular taxi (about Fl 6,500 to 7,000).
The concierge was extremely nice and helpful. We got in early (at 11), before traditional check-in time, but wanted to see where the hotel was and get some information. The concierge appologized our room was not ready yet (we didn't expect it to be) and offered to keep our bags there until it was so we could tour around without the weight. He also recommended a fantastic traditional Hungarian restaurant just down the street called Paprika that was so delicious. The included breakfast was way more than we bargained for, offering so many tasty choices (way more than you would expect from a continental breakfast). We had a room facing the heroes square with a patio overlooking it. Great view! It was very hot when we got there, so we were happy to get back to a comfortably air conditioned room. The AC was not noisy or too intense, which I appreciated. The concierge organized a taxi for us and when we went to check out, he offered we could keep out bags there again, since our train was not leaving until 5 pm. The staff really went above and beyond to make our stay special. The location is ideal and really close to the subway and train station. I would highly recommend this hotel. It may be a little pricier than other options, but I can say it was worth every penny.
Stayed here with my other half for her birthday surprise getaway. The location is quite good, actually. Its right near hero's square and across the street from the Metro station. The room we stayed in was quite nice, but we felt it was a little too warm for us. Not a big deal as it get a good airing quickly when you open the huge windows. This place is quite interesting. It bills itself as a Chinese medicine spa. Unfortunately we could not take part in their services, but it looked really good. Breakfast was quite fun. We like chinese food and I think we enjoyed their breakfast. I would definitely come back to this place next time I am in Budapest. I would say that this is a midrange hotel. The area of Andrassy is littered with stately homes and embassies.
The hotel is amazing, nice rooms but small bathroom though. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly, congrats to all of them specially frontdesk and housekeeping. The one thing i didnt like is the location, there are no restaurants oevr here and no place to walk.
I liked this hotel a lot, good location, great Internet, good breakfast, nice view on Hero square, parking space available. The bed was a bit on the hard side for me and when you enter the hotel you can smell food, which I didn't like. Otherwise, a lovely hotel with friendly stuff.