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#1
39 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Does anyone know what hotels AMA uses in Budapest and Prague. We will be going in Oct and wish to book hotels on our own? We would like a hotel close to the river. Thanks to all for your help.
Frances
#2
Milton On Canada
938 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
In 2011 AMA was using Intercontinental in Prague. We booked our own with that hotel at a much cheaper price than AMA. Very nice location in the Jewish quarter, walking to everything central and overlooking the river.
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#3
FL
14,167 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
In November they used Intercontinental in Prague and in Budapest. Both very nice hotels. We stayed elsewhere but part of our group booked their pre and post with AMA.
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Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
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#4
99 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
In Nov. 2012, AMA used the Sofitel Chain Bridge in Budapest and the Hilton Old Town in Prague. Both were great locations, walking distance to major sights.
#5
FL
14,167 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Originally posted by EKML
In Nov. 2012, AMA used the Sofitel Chain Bridge in Budapest and the Hilton Old Town in Prague. Both were great locations, walking distance to major sights.
In November 2012, my AMA group was at Intercontinental in Prague and Sofitel in Budapest.
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142 cruises since 1964, 14 on the river.
Looking forward to:
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
Amadeus Silver II - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Oceania Marina, South Pacific, March 2018AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018




Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016



#6
99 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by caviargal
In November 2012, my AMA group was at Intercontinental in Prague and Sofitel in Budapest.
Looks like they alternate the hotels as they indicate in their brochure. You might have to contact AMA to verify which hotel if you do not want to wait until you receive your final tour package.
#8
FL
14,167 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
We look for value and location, and require cleanliness, safety and a good bed.

In November, our group of 9 booked three apartments at Marriott Millenium Executive Apartments in Budapest. Their online advance payment price was excellent and we loved the apartments and the location, 1.5 blocks from the river and smack dab in the pedestrian area.

We were also able to do our laundry in their complimentary self service laundry on each floor.

We would definitely book there again.

In Prague, we stayed at Barcelo Old Town. Loved the location, staff, rooms, size and personal service. Much better than a previous stay at Hilton Prague.
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142 cruises since 1964, 14 on the river.
Looking forward to:
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
Amadeus Silver II - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Oceania Marina, South Pacific, March 2018AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018




Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016



#10
Mackay Australia
786 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
We stayed in Le Meridien when we were in Budapest but I also have to add the caveat that our accommodation was a "freebie" given to us by Tauck. We've never stayed in a 5 star hotel before and we were knocked over by the room, service and great attitude of the staff.
#11
Sedona, AZ
1,932 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
Originally posted by dreamworld
Thanks for all the great answere. I am leaning on the Intercontinental in both cities. They both seem like a good choice.
Frances
We stayed at the Intercontinental in Budapest, right by the Danube. AMA wasn't staying there, but Avalon was that time. It was a very nice choice.
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#12
Florida
242 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
I stayed at the Hilton, which had a wonderful view of the "old" city. On the same trip, my daughter stayed at the Marriott (on the other side of the river) and liked it, too. It was near many of they key places to see. We both used points, which is why we didn't say at the same place
#13
Tasmania, Australia
654 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
We stayed at the Intercontinental prior to our first river cuise in august, it wa the hotel that Avalon was using but we booked privately and got a fantastic price. The position on the Danube was awesome , the hotel and staff were great. I would definitely stay there again.
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#14
194 Posts
Joined May 2011
We just returned from the Sofitel Chain Bridge Budapest which we booked specifically to hook up with the AMA Amaverde. We booked a river room, well worth it,great breakfast and very happy with the hotel.

We had a short taxi trip with luggage to ship as it was very cold and though walkable, not with all our luggage.
#15
NJ, USA
1,654 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
We cruised the AmaLyra in July 2011 and stayer in the Sofitel in Budapest that was fabulous. Nice room with a view of the Chain Bridge and a delicious breakfast. In Prague, we were put up at the Hilton that was horrible. It was dirty and poorly maintained. We moved to a boutique hotel, The Santini, next to the Italian embassy. This place was gorgeous. When I returned, I called Ama to tell them how we loved our cruise and how horrible the Hilton was. I see they discontinued using it.