Continental Hotel Zara - Budapest

Dohany Utca 42-44, Budapest, Hungary, 1074  show map
 4 stars
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Continental Hotel Zara - Budapest

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

Continental Zara is situated in Budapest's center, near the junction of Nagykorut (Grand Boulevard) and Rakoczi ut.

Continental Hotel Zara is a new four-star superior design hotel which blends Art Nouveau, Art Deco and modern design. It was opened in 2010 at the site of the former Hungaria Spa and the historical Continental Hotel. This modern design hotel is close to major transport lines, railway stations and main tourist attractions.

Continental Hotel Zara merges the past and the future and has the perfect mix of elegance, luxury and comfort. On the premises you’ll find a rooftop wellness and fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, ARAZ Restaurant with terrace, Gallery Cafe and Corporate Lounge, two courtyards and Roof garden, a business center with internet access and concierge services.

The property includes 210 standard rooms, 44 deluxe rooms, five executive rooms, 12 suites and one Zara suite. All 272 guestrooms reflect Art Deco features, have parquet flooring and twin, queen or king-sized beds and provide all the modern amenities for leisure and business travelers; some rooms have balconies with city and courtyard views.

Continental Zara’s on-site restaurant. ARAZ Restaurant offers a menu that combines traditional Austro-Hungarian dishes with international specialties and includes the Cocktail Bar.

Continental Hotel Zara is located 1.3km from Eastern Railway Station and 1.7km away from Western Railway Station, while Budapest Ferihegy International Airport is 15.7km away.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   272.

Dining options

ARAZ Restaurant offers a menu that combines traditional Austro-Hungarian dishes with international specialties. The restaurant is divided into two parts with seating capacity of 130 people and opens from 7am to 11pm. It is a perfect place for lunch or dinner, receptions and even for hosting wedding ceremonies.

The buffet breakfast with a wide choice of international and local breakfast specialties is served every morning from 7am to 10.30am in the breakfast room and on Sundays the hotel offers a brunch menu.

The Cocktail Bar is situated on the left side of ARAZ Restaurant's main entrance and offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Overlooking the main entrance hall, Gallery Cafe serves traditional coffee specialties, such as the Kapuciner (with whipped cream and chocolate chips) and also offers sandwich specialties, various salads and a wide range of cocktails.

The hotel Continental Zara provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Services

The 24-hour business center includes high-speed internet access and a printer/photocopier/scanner/ fax. Continental Zara has four soundproof conference rooms with total capacity of 400 people for business meetings and conferences. Rooms have state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and Wi-Fi internet access.

The Corporate Lounge on the level of the Gallery Cafe provides complimentary internet access. The hotel offers a special conference package.

Leisure

Continental Hotel Zara has a large wellness center on the Panorama Roof Garden. Zara Wellness area includes an indoor pool, an outdoor pool (closed in winter season), Jacuzzi, Finnish and infra sauna and opens from 9am to 9pm. Fitness room has high-tech cardio and isotonic machines (treadmill, elliptical and bikes).

The hotel also offers massage and body treatments in the Zara Massage Salon on the 2nd floor. The Zara Massage Salon opens Monday to Friday from 1am to 9pm and at weekends from 10am to 9pm. Prices available on request.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 18 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Dohany Utca 42-44, Budapest, Hungary, 1074

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City Center
  • Budapest
    2.0km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Eastern Railway Station
    1.4km
  • Keleti Railway Station
    1.4km
Underground stations
  • Astoria underground station
    600 m
  • Kálvin square
    1.0km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • New York Cafe
    280 m
  • Araz Restaurant Budapest (cuisine: French, Contemporary, International)
    20 m
Beaches
  • Budapest Plage
    1.1km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    272

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 30m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a small sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Continental Hotel Zara Executive RoomContinental Hotel Zara Executive RoomContinental Hotel Zara Executive Room
      Executive Room
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double Bed or King Size bed
      Size: 30m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Spacious light room includes a comfy work desk area, a separate sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Continental Hotel Zara SuiteContinental Hotel Zara SuiteContinental Hotel Zara Suite
        Suite
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 35m2
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        Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom, a comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as a convenient bathroom.

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Continental Hotel Zara - Budapest Budapest location
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          Hotel Address:

          Dohany Utca 42-44, Budapest, Hungary, 1074

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Budapest
            2.0km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Eastern Railway Station
            1.4km
          • Keleti Railway Station
            1.4km
          Underground stations
          • Astoria underground station
            600 m
          • Kálvin square
            1.0km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • New York Cafe
            280 m
          • Araz Restaurant Budapest (cuisine: French, Contemporary, International)
            20 m
          Beaches
          • Budapest Plage
            1.1km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            272

          Hotel Awards

          HungarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBudapestContinental Hotel Zara

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Hungary

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          Continental Hotel Zara Location

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Continental Hotel Zara is situated in the historical Jewish Quarter of Budapest, close to the Great Synagogue (Dohany Street Synagogue), the largest synagogue in Europe.

          Vaci Street, one of Budapest’s most lively and exclusive shopping streets, is only five minute ride by public transport from the hotel. The largest shopping mall in Central Europe with 400 shops, the WestEnd City Centre, is approximately five minute ride by public transport.

          Andrassy Avenue, one of Budapest's main shopping streets, with fine cafes, restaurants, theatres, and luxury boutiques, and Oktogon (junction with Grand Boulevard) are within walking distance form the hotel.

          Nagymezo utca (Pest Broadway) with bars, nightclubs, theatres and some museums is just a few minutes away. In the Pest Broadway there are such main attractions as the Literary Theatre Miklos Radnoti, the Mikroszkop cabaret, the Thalia Theatre, the Tivoli Theatre, the “Moulin Rouge” nightclub, the Ernst Museum and the Municipal Operetta Theatre.

          Tourist attractions

          • Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz) - 800 m
          • Free Budapest Tours - 1.2km
          • Weihnachtsmarkt - 1.2km
          • Legenda Cruise - 1.3km

          Popular areas

          Places of interest

          • Szent Jobb Kapolna (Kapelle des Heiligen Leopold) - 1.1km
          • Saint Stephen’s Basilica - 1.2km
          • Vigadó tér - 1.3km

          Train stations

          • Eastern Railway Station - 1.3km

          Amusement

          • szimpla kert - 200 m

          Museums

          • Jewish Museum & Archives - 100 m
          • Hungarian National Museum - 700 m
          • Terror Háza - 1.0km

          Parks

          • Gödor - 900 m
          • Vörösmarty tér - 1.2km

          Theaters

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Orchidea Thai Massage - 1.1km

          Underground stations

          • Astoria underground station - 500 m
          • Kálvin square - 900 m
          • Ferenc körút - 1.2km

          Local Attractions

          • Holocaust Memorial Center - 1.6km
            Pava u. 39, Budapest
          • Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum - 1.8km
            Andrassy str 110, Budapest
          • Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid) - 2.0km
            Over the Danube, Budapest
          • House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (Magyar Szecesszio Haza) - 1.6km
            Honved utca 3, Budapest
          • Cave Church - 1.8km
            Szent Gellert ter 1, Budapest

          Near the hotel

          • Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga) - 560 m
            Dohany u. 2-8, Budapest
          • Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum) - 710 m
            Muzeum korut 14-16, Budapest
          • Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz) - 860 m
            Andrassy ut 22, Budapest
          • St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) - 1.1km
            Szt. Istvan ter 1, Budapest
          • National Jewish Museum (Nemzeti Zsido Muzeum) - 560 m
            Dohany u. 2, Budapest
          • Caprice Factory and Museum of Hungarian Jewelry - 710 m
            22 Dozsa Gyorgy str., Szentendre
          • Alexandra Bookstore - 890 m
            Andrassy ut 39, Budapest

          Restaurants Nearby

          • New York Cafe - 280 m

            Address: Erzsebet korut 9-11
            Phone: 36-1-8866167

            62% likes this, based on 1438 reviews

          • Lado Cafe - 100 m

            Address: Dohany utca 50.
            Phone: 0036703503929

            76% likes this, based on 414 reviews
            Cuisine: European, Hungarian
            Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 11

          • Savannah African Restaurant, Cafe & Music Club - 110 m

            Address: Dohany Utca 40
            Phone: +36 1 780 81 98

            62% likes this, based on 38 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, African, Caribbean, Jamaican, Ethiopian

          • Araz Restaurant Budapest - 20 m

            Address: Dohany u. 42
            Phone: 003618151000

            71% likes this, based on 260 reviews
            Cuisine: French, Contemporary, International, Hungarian
            Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 42

          • Terzo Cerchio (il) - 110 m

            Address: Dohany utca 40

            70% likes this, based on 311 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
            Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 20

          Getting there.

          Continental Hotel Zara is located 40 minutes north of Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. The hotel is 1.3km from Eastern Railway Station and 1.7km away from Western Railway Station.

          Getting around.

          Continental Hotel Zara is located 1.3km from Eastern Railway Station and 1.7km away from Western Railway Station. Blaha Lujza Metro Station, on the M2 line, is 250m away. Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 18 per day.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            272

          Hotel Awards

          HungarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBudapestContinental Hotel Zara

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Hungary

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          Continental Hotel Zara Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Continental Hotel Zara

          Individual guest reviews

          • Single
            9.2

            New hotel, nice facilities, friendly staff

            Booked rate didn't include breakfast, and it was quite expensive if paid separately. An hotel of this category should include it by default.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The ambience, live Piano music, your coffee lounge, comfortable room and also the shower. 5 star all the way through. Keep up the good work!

          • Group of friends
            9.2

            The hotel is stylish. Rooms are not very big but are luxerious and cleverly designed. Lots of storage space, a big safe and a mini bar. The breakfast buffet is fantastic.

            The room doors close with quite some noise if you do not prevent that yourself. This causes a lot of irritation when people do not care in a neighboring room. Especially at night the slamming of doors will wake you up! I have stayed twice in this hotel and had twice issues with this kind of noise (at night). Something should be changed in the way the doors close.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The hotel is spotless with many of the original features restored. The decor is modern and the bedroom was beautiful. All members of staff without exception were very helpful. This trip was to celebrate my sisters 50th birthday and the hotel provided complimentary champagne and basket of fruit which was a lovely touch. I was so impressed with the hotel and city that I am returning in September with my husband and friends!

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            Very nice hotel , new , clean , quiet and good location .

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            The reception staff were really friendly and always willing to help.

            we didn't like the fact that the standard bedroom was really small-it was so difficult to get around by the end of the bed.we also think that in a 4star hotel there should be tea/coffee making facility.

          • Older travelers
            9.0

            breakfast excellent. lobby fine. hotel Zara location not the expected one but more convenient for the station.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            Friendly, helpful staff particlularly the young lady in the Gallery Bar (always, serving everybody with a smile). The rooms were spacious, clean and air conditioned (especially welcome as the week we stayed had particularly hot weather for that time of the year).Location was excellent and only a ten minute stroll to the Danube and other main attractions. The selection of food at the buffet breakfast was extensive and very tasty. You could eat as much as you wanted and it set you up for a busy days sightseeing. Would definitely recommend it to others. There were a few conferences on at the Hotel during our stay but they did not affect the personal attention given by all the staff to all guests.

          • Couple
            9.6

            Located on the Pest side, a 10-15 minute walk from the central shopping area (Vaci, Fashion, the market, etc) More importantly right beside an Underground station. This is a perfect place to base your self for a few days in Budapest. The staff are some of the best I've met in a large hotel. Each one friendly, knowledgable, approachable. The breakfast is wonderful and will cater for anyone's preferance. Rooms are clean and a decent size. The bathroom is spotless and modern. The double bed is huge, comfortable and has the curious continental thing of 2 separate smaller duvets - the guy will love it.

          • Older travelers
            8.4

            Nice place, rather new and stylish.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            A pleasant surprise. Very modern & classy,Very reasonably priced and conveniently situated within walking distance to hop on/off bus and shopping. Short 5 min drive to Keleti train station. Araz restaurant also very reasonable prices and excellant choice of meals.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            I biiked the hotel for my parent's 45th annyversary. I was looking for something central so they wont need to walk much and still feel close to everything, I wanted something classic but also warm and friendly, and yes- average price- not too high and not too budgety. This hotel was much more than what I expected! Not only did all I wanted above became possible, but also the hotel's manager and his staff left a little surprise with a very nice letter to my parents in their room congratulating them on their annyversary :). the staff was very helpfull and wellcoming and the place is very central and yet very quiet. Rooms clean and nicely decorated and abpve all the price is afordable. I would deffenetly plan on going there next time for my own vacation!

          • Couple
            9.6

            Beautifull Dinning Room & Entrance Hall. Good size rooms, Friendly staff

            Not a very nice 20 -25min walk to thr river. Breakfast was okay, but could have been a better selection of hot food

          • Couple
            6.6

            Nice decoration and building, good room size (deluxe), good restaurant, personnel was helpful

            At breakfast, coffee is not served at the table, one has to take it from an automatic coffee machine, with a waiting queue. One morning, the towels which were put on the floor to be changed were folded and put back unwashed! The price of the massage facilities is twice the price in the local thermes.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Restaurant Araz was excellent

            The neighborhood the hotel is located is a bit depressing and it's about a 20 minute walk to the center. On the other hand, we became familiar with the metro system.... an experience in itself....and came away with a good idea of what it would be like to live there.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Continental Hotel Zara - Budapest Budapest location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Dohany Utca 42-44, Budapest, Hungary, 1074

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Budapest
            2.0km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Eastern Railway Station
            1.4km
          • Keleti Railway Station
            1.4km
          Underground stations
          • Astoria underground station
            600 m
          • Kálvin square
            1.0km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • New York Cafe
            280 m
          • Araz Restaurant Budapest (cuisine: French, Contemporary, International)
            20 m
          Beaches
          • Budapest Plage
            1.1km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            272

          Hotel Awards

          HungarianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBudapestContinental Hotel Zara

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in Hungary

          Use Badge