Hotel Budapest (Nauru) Review
Nauru was to be the main part (5 days) of the first ever Young Pioneer Tours Least Visited Countries Tour, with our first port of call is to book a hotel in Nauru.
According to the internet, there are two hotels in Nauru, the Aiwo Hotel and the Menen Hotel (Hotel Nauru), neither of which offer invitation letters for visas, but there is a third (and I later found a fourth) that do offer this service. We booked the Hotel Budapest! Would it be like the movie? Only time would tell.
Why the Hotel Budapest (Nauru)?
The short sharp easy answer is that they offered the invitation letters that we needed to get the Nauru tourist visa for the Australian guests we had traveling with us.
What are Hotel Budapest (Nauru) rooms like?
The rooms are the cleanest and the most expensive in Nauru at $175 a night.
Rooms actually have a lot of stuff like fridge, kettle, washing machine, and cable TV, not to mention really very good air-conditioning. I kept my room at an arctic 16 degrees throughout, which was wonderful.
Hotel Budapest (Nauru) Location
Not exactly great, but then in a country as small as Nauru, as long as you have a car, the location is a secondary issue to finding something to do all day. No car would be a problem.
Hotel Budapest (Nauru) – Facilities
Well, aside from the previously mentioned room amenities, there really are no facilities here, like none.
Well again, I’ll head off into story mode, half the “hotel” is a hotel, the other half houses refugees paid for by the Australian government, who are really very interesting to talk to, one of whom even cooked for us.
There’s a Chinese store 5 minutes walk away, and Bay View (the best restaurant in Nauru) is only half an hour walk away from the Hotel Budapest (Nauru).
In fairness as well, the staff here are extremely helpful, and if nothing else very interesting to talk to.
Well, it’s Nauru, the last visited country on the planet, and this hotel has clean rooms, and they give invitation letters for the Nauru tourist visa. If you don’t need an invitation letter then the Menen Hotel (Hotel Nauru) would probably be your best bet.
So to keep things diplomatic and to quote Forrest Gump “That’s all I have to say about that”.