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
We had a superior room with a balcony looking on to Heroes Square. The room was very spacious and clean. We received a bottle of bubbly which was very welcome. The shower was in the bath which could be a problem for some as the bath was very deep. We weren't overly impressed with the breakfast. The juice was very watery and the fruit salad clearly came from a tin. However it didn't spoil our stay and kept us fuelled until lunch. Note to hotel: please consider helping the environment by using soap dispensers instead of individual bottles!
The hotel is very well located, 50 m from the underground line and just next to the Hero s square. The bed is big and comfortable, the room is clean and the bathroom is big and well equipped as well.
The curtains let light in since the walls were slanted. The reception staff was great and the breakfast staff looked very bored and not friendly at all. The breakfast has a big selection but poor quality. Wifi was great.
Booked for a business trip close to M3 motorway so easy access to where we needed to go. Hotel quirky but suited us. Shower does take a while to warm but this didn't really concern me. Room was clean and staff helpful. Metro 5 mins away and Heroes sq across the road. Perfect for what we needed
Two couples staying over the Valentine's break. Friendly warm welcome and friendly throughout. Advice regarding trips and locations so nothing was too much trouble. In fact, via email prior to arrival, the staff gave us several recommendations to pre-book for a Valentine's night meal. (We went to Pierrot Restaurant near Buda Castle and it was brilliant!!)
On our first night we ate at Firkasz traditional Hungarian restaurant with was a 25 minute walk away. Another great recommendation by the Mirage staff and we had an excellent, cheap traditional meal.
The location of the hotel is right next to Heroes Square so not centrally located but not out of the way really. Ten minutes on the Metro from the station next to the hotel, and you are back at the river Danube near The Chain Bridge. The Metro is dirt cheap costing us £1 per person for a single one way ticket!!
Our rooms were clean, comfortable and warm with a safe, mini bar and stocked with plenty of toiletries and a hair dryer should you not want to take your own to travel light.
Breakfast provided a great selection of fruit, yoghurt, meats and cheeses along with cereals and a cooked option. We were set up everyday ready to go and explore.
Overall, a great four star hotel and yes, I would return and use this hotel again but in the summer months this time for a different perspective!!
We had a standard room on the 4th floor which was a good size, apart from the bathroom which was small, and the roof sloped, so neither of us could stand upright in the shower. The room also smelt of cooking! This makes the hotel sound worse than it was, because we had a very good stay. The staff are friendly and there is a cosy cafe adjoining the hotel where we ate one evening. It's not outstanding, but it was pleasant. The best part is the location, opposite Heroes Square and right next to a metro. No. 30 bus stops outside. Oddly, it also has a Chinese medical centre in the basement. It's an unpretentious place to stay; very good value considering the location. There are steps to the entrance - not sure if there is disabled access round the side or back.