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The 7 Best Hotels in Budapest

By Zahra Al-Kateb


Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare, choose from our stunning selection.



Boscolo New York Palace is located in the city center on the Pest side, within a ten-minute drive of the Danube River and only a few meters from the famous Blaha Lujza underground station.

Major city attractions, such as Buda Castle Hill, the Opera House and Heroes’ Square, are accessible within walking distance or are just a few minutes’ drive away. The result of creative work by Maurizio Papiri and Adam Tihany, who redesigned the original edifice which was built in 1894, the hotel has an eclectic style that balances between antique prestige and sophisticated contemporary design. Past elite guests at this stylish hotel include Paris Hilton and the Dalai Lama.



Why we love it: While an extremely refined and cosmopolitan style is to be found here, the magnificence of an aristocratic world is truly represented with gold brocades, crystal chandeliers and stucco masterpieces. This beautiful space is adorned with classic furnishings, including silk wallpaper and marble bathrooms, all of which contribute to a highly luxurious stay in opulent and well-designed surroundings.

  • Square footage: 450
  • Nightly rate: $1,500

Kinga Engelbrecht, General Manager

+36 1 886 6111

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Boscolo New York Palace, Erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073 Budapest


Ideal for the business or leisure traveler, InterContinental Budapest offers unsurpassed service and sophistication.

Just a few steps away from the Danube, this hotel is situated in the heart of the city and only minutes away from Váci utca, the world-class shopping area. Breathtaking views of the Royal Castle, Chain Bridge and the Fishermen’s Bastion create blissful tranquility in an unrivalled setting. Previous guests have included Kylie Minogue, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Diana Ross.



Why we love it: The InterContinental Budapest hotel offers lavish, highend accommodation in its Deluxe Suites. Carefully selected designs and materials create an opulent yet elegant atmosphere allowing guests to feel completely relaxed. Along with the exquisite restaurants and luxurious spa, residents can also visit the Club InterContinental and indulge in a range of VIP services that include body, facial and beauty treatments.

  • Square footage: 1,076
  • Nightly rate: On Request

Mathieu van Alphen, General Manager

+36 1 327 6333

Apáczai Csere János utca 12-14, 1052 Budapest


The Rácz Hotel & Thermal Spa is under construction and scheduled for opening towards the beginning of 2012.

An oasis in the heart of the city, this hotel will include a five-star boutique venue with 67 spacious rooms and suites and is located next to the historic Rácz Spa, which is renowned for its 16th century Turkish bath and 19th century pools. This luxury thermal and day spa includes 13 pools in total, relaxation and sauna areas and 21 treatment rooms. A niche product unlike any of the existing five-star hotels in Budapest, the Rácz Hotel will offer a blend of modernity and history from its beautiful park location.



Why we love it: With its circular shape and large private terrace, the Royal Suite will exude an atmosphere of warmth, opulence and modernity to complement the splendid panoramic views of the Royal Palace, the historic Rácz Spa, Buda Park and the Elizabeth Bridge. Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, the Royal Suite will be accessible by a private elevator and will include a living room, two bedrooms with king-size beds, and bathrooms with private saunas and marble bathtubs.

  • Square footage: 1,818
  • Nightly rate: $6,900

Jean-François Pelouard, General Manager

+36 1 266 0606

Hadnagy utca 8-10, 1013 Budapest


The Corinthia Hotel, also known by its historic name the Grand Hotel Royal, is located in the heart of Budapest.

This hotel has been beautifully transformed and tenderly restored, retaining the splendor of the original interior and fronted by a breathtaking restored façade with accompanying apartments and a conference center. With its elegant and extensive Royal Spa, gilded ballroom and lavish lobby, it once more takes center stage among elite travelers, not only in this elegant imperial yet thoroughly modern city, but also among royalty throughout Europe.



Why we love it: With 414 spacious rooms and 26 apartments in the adjacent ‘Royal Residence’, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest holds the Royal Suite, an impressive accommodation suited for both leisure and business guests. Elite clientele can enjoy the suite with views over Erzsébet Avenue or the quiet atrium courtyards. It comes complete with king-size bed and is decorated throughout with mahogany. A separate living room, dining room and kitchen plus complimentary usage of the Executive Lounge services make up just some of the perks of this residence. In addition, the hotel offers over 30 other luxurious suites designed with meticulous detail to provide every amenity for the discerning guest along with access to the full range of Executive Club facilities.

  • Square footage: 2,580
  • Nightly rate: $5,000

Adrian Ellis, General Manager

+36 1 479 4000

Erzsébet Körút 43-49, 1073 Budapest


In the heart of Budapest, the Marriott Hotel comes with all rooms overlooking the Danube River, offering a breathtaking panorama.

The main downtown shopping, business and entertainment areas are all within a few minutes’ walk.



Why we love it: The luxurious JW Marriott Suite is located on the eighth floor of the Budapest Hotel Marriott and along with the bedroom and two bathrooms it includes a living room, small boardroom, kitchen and a spacious terrace. Overlooking Budapest attractions, guests can delight in a luxurious panorama of the city that encompasses Gellért Hill, the Citadel, Chain Bridge and the Buda Castle and, of course, the stunning Danube River.

  • Square footage: 780
  • Nightly rate: $2,100

Robert Grader, General Manager

 +36 1 235 4801


The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Budapest and it is just a ten-minute walk from the shops in Váci ucta.

Each of its 179 rooms offer views of intimate courtyards, the Old City or the Danube River and are stylishly decorated to reflect the Art Nouveau architecture of the original building. Dining out in the hotel’s restaurant is pure pleasure as Mediterranean cuisine is combined exquisitely with more traditional Hungarian favorites. If you need to relax look no further than the spa where rejuvenating treatments are offered as well as a wet treatment suite and whirlpool.



Why we love it: With original Art Nouveau treasures, this gloriously appointed suite offers lavish surroundings for high-level executives or VIP guests. Filled with original Art Nouveau pieces, it is located on the hotel’s second floor, with a large furnished balcony and panoramic views of the Danube, Royal Buda Castle and Chain Bridge. The Royal Suite features a king master bedroom, with the option to add one or two additional bedrooms, and includes a pantry with direct corridor access for a residential-style dining service. A marble bathroom opens from the bedroom offering a luxuriously deep tub, separate shower and a large vanity. There is also a powder room that is accessible from the living room.

  • Square footage: 1,464
  • Nightly rate: $4,500

Yves Giacometti, General Manager

+36 1 268 6000

Roosevelt Tér 5-6, 1051 Budapest


Ideally located in the heart of the Hungarian capital, Le Meridien is a real jewel in the most fashionable district of this vibrant city.

Housed in the former Adria Palace, a magnificently restored and protected monument built in 1918, it is situated just minutes away from the city’s lively business district. The hotel features 26 suites combining elegance, comfort and state-of-the-art amenities. While the Adria Palace Bar can offer you evenings of live jazz and elegant cocktails, the hotel’s restaurant, Le Bourbon, will guarantee you first-rate French cuisine from Executive Chef Laurent Vandenameele who received the Toques Blanches du Monde award for his gastronomy in 2009.


Why we love it: This beautifully designed suite has accommodated several world famous singers, actors and politicians, including the former American president George Bush and Plácido Domingo. It features a private terrace, offering stunning views of Budapest, a dining area that can seat up to eight people, a log fireplace and a separate guest restroom.

  • Square footage: 1,055
  • Nightly rate: $4,300

Adrian Gray, General Manager

+36 1 429 5500

Erszebet Ter 9-10, 1051 Budapest

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