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Dolores F.: “Ritz Carleton Budapest – treated us like royalty.”

A short walk from St. Stephen’s Basilica, Erzsébet Square, and the River Danube, The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest places guests in the center of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. 

Set within a 20th-century heritage building, the hotel presents modern luxury with a tint of tradition. Five-star amenities include Hungarian-inspired cuisine at DSK Wine & Grill restaurant, residential-style accommodations, and a spa that draws from European expertise.

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest combines timeless, contemporary luxury with world-class service to create unforgettable moments. It awaits with 200 elegant rooms and suites and the exclusive Club Lounge as an additional sanctuary. While DSK restaurant serves seasonal, locally-inspired dishes and unique Hungarian wines, Kupola Lounge is ideal for a rich breakfast and Kupola Bar invites with craft cocktails. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a haven of tranquillity, invites with exceptional treatments, a design pool area, and a 24-hour gym. The facilities are completed with a spacious ballroom and four flexible meeting rooms with modern interiors and state of the art technology.

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Monica L. “Hotel Zichy in Budapest. Small, stunning hotel. Lovely location. Very welcoming staff.”

The building, a former palace from the 19th century was turned into a four-star hotel in 2009 and has been welcoming guests with 80 well-equipped contemporary-style rooms.

The facade and the interior preserved the beauty of the old mansion built for the famous Hungarian noble, Count Nándor Zichy, and for his family.

The hotel is situated in the Palace District surrounded by restaurants, bars, terraces, cafes, and little shops. The building is within walking distance from the Hungarian National Museum, the Great Synagogue, the Great Market Hall, and the Holocaust Memorial Center.


  • From a 19th-century palace to an elegant boutique hotel with a central location in the Palace District
  • A wide range of rooms await guests, ideal for couples on a romantic trip, business travelers, or families as well.
  • A special glass-domed lobby and breakfast room offering a wide range selection
  • Direct booking benefits, friendly and professional team await guests.
  • All attractions are easily accessible by nearby public transport


  • Nespresso coffee machine in all rooms with daily coffee selection
  • High-speed Wi-Fi Internet
  • Coffee, tea and mineral water until 5 p.m. in the lobby lounge
  • Guest Office
  • In-room Blu-ray player with smart functions
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wake up the romantic charmer in yourself

I can not think of a better place to spend a romantic getaway than at the Clark, in the heart of Budapest. Take a peek from your Danube view room with your loved one and witness how Budapest reveals his unconditional love for the Danube.

It would be hard for a hotel in Budapest to find a location more central than Clark Ádám Square, with its stately 19th-century buildings — and you don’t have to be an architectural historian to note that one of these buildings is decidedly modern in aspect. This is the Hotel Clark, a contemporary luxury boutique hotel right at the heart of classic Budapest — literally between the famous Chain Bridge over the Danube and the Castle Hill funicular.

Its interiors are less minimalistic than its understated façade, but they’re no less contemporary. There’s a sense of postmodern whimsy about the lobby and the public spaces, but they’re elegant at the same time, while the rooms playfully incorporate a touch of Art Deco and some contemporary graphic elements. Five out of the six-room categories feature views of the Danube, which is hard to improve upon.

The hotel’s restaurant, LEO Bistro offers you not only international dishes but the delicious flavors of the Hungarian kitchen, with a modern touch. Open all year round, the LEO Rooftop bar is one of Budapest’s most impressive social spaces, with some of the most picturesque views in town. And no matter the season, you’ll find yourself perfectly placed to enjoy the best of everything the Hungarian capital has to offer.

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Art Nouveau Budapest romance

Marc Alain M.: “Four Seasons Gresham Palace. Hands down! “

Carol W.:” Four Seasons. It used to be a palace. The lobby is spectacular. Everything about it was great!”

Four Seasons Gresham Palace? On Roosevelt Square? Names aside, everything else about it is pure home-grown Art Nouveau Budapest romance. It’s in one of the city’s most auspicious locations, just off the Pest side of the Chain Bridge, and the square provides a perfect vantage point for taking in the whole building at once. Of course, it’s not just an architectural monument, but a luxury hotel as well, and to feel the full impact of that, you’ve got to step inside.

The interiors are surprisingly up-to-date, if still antique in character — Art Deco is a style that somehow looks at once classic and contemporary. Incredibly, the Four Seasons group has managed to source many of the same materials originally used in the initial construction, and the feeling is less that of a hotel that has aged well and more that of a guest who has traveled back in time. Best to book one with an exterior view, if you can.

Elsewhere in the hotel things are no less classic, from the bar and café, serving local pastry, to the Italian-inflected fine dining restaurant. And no Budapest trip would be complete without a spa visit: this one, on the top floor rather than in the cellar, includes a cozy little infinity pool.

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Paula S.: “The Corinthian! We loved it also! Such a great location!! Would love to go back!! We stay for 3 nights. Absolutely beautiful! Great location!”

Polly S.: “Hotel Corinthia, club level, abs superb. Make a reservation in advance for Caviar and bull restaurant, abs superb, the lobster popcorn is to die for (albeit expensive but worth it!). Stayed there in Feb, ‘club’ level excellent. The caviar and bull restaurant attached to the hotel was outstanding and the lobster popcorn starter incredible! You need to book in advance as it gets very busy. Fab city.”

Lea B.: “Love the Corinthian hotel. I think it was the old Budapest Hotel.”

Jo-Ann H.:” Hotel Corinthia was beautiful, loved it.”

We’ve got a lot of time for modern hotels, minimal hotels, funky little small hotels — but there’s still nothing quite like a proper classic grand hotel. It’s a phenomenon that’s becoming thinner and thinner on the ground, in Western capitals at least, but in Central Europe, you’ll find some gems. Among the most ornate is the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. Refurbished but not reimagined, it is, for the most part, the same as it ever was; only now, after some extensive renovation and rejuvenation, it’s in simply sparkling form.

It was built in an era where “grand” was very nearly synonymous with “French,” and so looks perhaps more classically Parisian than you’d expect from Budapest. Inside, however, it’s toned down the Francophilia, substituting a calm, contemporary style that would suit just about any capital city. They’re as luxurious as you want them to be, from swanky Superior rooms up through suites (including the Presidential) and on up to the two-bedroom Royal Residence Apartments.

Cuisine ranges from modern Hungarian to pan-Asian to traditional tarts and cakes in the Szamos Marzipan Royal Café; and it wouldn’t be a Budapest grand hotel without a grand Hungarian bath, this one converted into a thoroughly modern spa complete with fifteen-meter indoor pool. A contemporary classic, indeed.

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Donna M.:  Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest!!!!! Was fantastic & lovely!!!!!! What an experience! Safe, beautiful, historical & food is lovely!!!!!!!!”

The building, a former palace from the 19th century was turned into a four-star hotel in 2009 and has been welcoming guests with 80 well-equipped contemporary style rooms.

The facade and the interior preserved the beauty of the old mansion built for the famous Hungarian noble, Count Nándor Zichy and for his family.

The hotel is situated in the Palace District surrounded by restaurants, bars, terraces, cafes, and little shops. The building is within walking distance from the Hungarian National Museum, the Great Synagogue, the Great Market Hall, and the Holocaust Memorial Center.

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Beverly V.: “We really loved the Kempinski.”

The site of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest was home to a residential building until a bomb during WWII destroyed it. For the next 40-plus years, the location was used a car park. During this period, Hungary has transitioned to a free market and the city of Budapest, together with a
group of foreign investors acquired the valuable plot to build Hungary’s first joint venture hotel, as well as Budapest’s first luxury hotel.

The Grand Opening of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus took place on 11 September 1992. The hotel offers remarkable culinary attractions in its Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest. Kempinski The Spa features massages and treatments, inspired by the four seasons, which harness nature’s healing power. Kempinski Gallery hosts exhibitions of contemporary
Hungarian art. From high-powered business meetings and conferences to private events and more, the hotel’s ten meeting rooms offer turnkey solutions and flexible space that is sure to impress.

Due to the hotel’s enviable location right in the heart of Budapest, all the must-see diversions are within a walkable distance.

From the Ferris wheel across the square to admire the rare city vistas to Fashion Street’s chic for the fashionistas.

The Executive Suites reflect the Kempinski joie de vivre in an exceptionally sleek and expansive space.
The splendid contemporary aesthetic is complemented by the stunning vistas of Erzsébet Park and the Ferris wheel, while four Executive Suites boast bay windows offering unparalleled views of the city.

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a homage to Budapest’s multifarious design history

Maggie McA.: “Prestige Hotel was amazing u won’t be disappointed xx.”

Sister to the Continental Hotel Budapest, the Prestige Hotel Budapest is further evidence that the cosmopolitan luxury-boutique moment has truly arrived in the Hungarian capital. This one, set within the walls of a listed landmark building, trades in a similar East-meets-West atmosphere, its thoroughly renovated rooms paying homage to Budapest’s multifarious design history, in an up-to-date contemporary style. And it’s got historical attractions all its own — the central atrium, around which the open-air corridors wrap, is nothing if not distinctive, and might just force us to drop our prohibition against mentioning Wes Anderson’s fictional Grand Budapest Hotel….

The other key to the Prestige’s appeal, however, beyond the architectural one, is a culinary attraction. Costes, the first Hungarian restaurant to earn a Michelin star, has a sequel here: Costes Downtown is accessible from the street as well as from within the hotel. And while the Prestige won’t go so far as to install a Hungarian-style bathhouse, a relaxation room, complete with sauna and jacuzzi, is set to open in August.

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French luxury and local cuisine in the world’s most exciting city

Barbara BJ W.: “Sofitel by the Chain Bridge we could walk everywhere and the boat was parked right there too.”

Linda L.:” Sofitel near the Chain Bridge — service and care were exceptional.”

Kelly L’H.:” We loved the Sofitel!”

What was until recently a not-terribly-exciting business hotel is now the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, a new link in the very stylish Parisian chain. It’s not a sea change — the building won’t be joining the ranks of Budapest’s architectural monuments anytime soon — but it is a thorough redesign, one that leaves the hotel among the best-looking business hotels in Eastern Europe.

In this case, how it looks is less important than what it looks at. The Sofitel still stands by the banks of the Danube, with glorious views over the river, the Chain Bridge, and the Buda Castle. Most of the rooms face the right way and look out through near-full-length windows, and all come with Sofitel’s proprietary line of beds, piled high with duvets and down pillows.

With a spa and gym, an indoor pool, plentiful conference facilities, and a couple of fine French-inflected restaurants and lounges, it’s pretty much everything a contemporary luxury hotel ought to be. There are hotels in town that are grander and more opulent, and places that are smaller and edgier — but for this kind of balanced, cosmopolitan, business-with-pleasure experience, the Sofitel Budapest is the only place to go.

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Karen H.: “Marriott hotel a brilliant hotel with fabulous views.”

Tammy S.:” The most beautiful hotel I’ve ever stayed at in my life! Even had a piano-playing during breakfast.”

James S.:” No has to be the Marriott beautiful setting right by the river.”

Budapest Marriott Hotel welcomes you to Hungary’s capital city with a modern style, exceptional service, and an unbeatable location. Tucked along the banks of the Danube River, this hotel is near some of Budapest’s most treasured landmarks, from the Chain Bridge to Buda Castle. Intuitively designed rooms and suites, all recently updated in a major renovation, offer scenic views of the river and home-like comforts including high-speed Wi-Fi, deluxe bedding, and an ergonomic work-space. Elsewhere at the hotel, you can enjoy a delectable meal at DNB Budapest or sip an artisan cocktail at Liz and Chain Greatroom Bar. If you’re planning an event in Budapest, our hotel provides 17,000 square feet of versatile space and can accommodate conferences for up to 650 guests.

The terrific city center location facilitates exploration and discovery; visit Vaci utca and the Budapest Christmas Markets with ease. Whatever your reason for visiting Hungary, we know you’ll love your stay at Budapest Marriott Hotel.

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Art-Nouveau elegance

The Art Nouveau-style Danubius Hotel Gellért welcomed its first guests in 1918 on the banks of the Danube, at the foot of Gellért Hill. 

The imposing hotel also houses the world-famous Gellért Bath, which has had its original wave equipment in its outdoor pool since 1927. 

The building ensemble, which has recently played major and minor roles in several Hollywood films, soon became an iconic part of Budapest’s cityscape. Anyone who enters the walls of this patinated hotel can experience not only the atmosphere of the past, but also what it was like for the late American president, the former Hungarian governor, or the Dutch queen to stay here. 

Boasting excellent cuisine, the Panorama Restaurant, the cozy Gellért Brasserie, and the wellness treatments and healing programs available in the Gellért Bath provide all the comforts of home. but whoever uses services in the city center does not have to go far either. 

One of the most beautiful Danube bridges in Budapest connects the main entrance of the hotel with the shopping streets of Pest and the Market Hall as if it had been built only for the sake of hotel guests. 

Choose the perfect accommodation for you from their 225 rooms and 9 suites!
Bathrobes, a TV with cinema and cable channels, a radio, and, in most cases, a minibar are standard in the rooms.
The room rate includes discounted access to the Gellért Bath during your stay.

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An elegant riverside hotel with spectacular royal palace views!
This hotel is located at one of the most imposing UNESCO world heritage sites of Budapest, on the most stunning riverbank walkway in the city called the Danube Promenade.

You may find this hotel in close proximity to architectural gems such as the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Parliament, with a direct view of the Buda Castle.

The standard rooms are quite small but the suites are much better. The executive rooms provide more space and stunning royal castle views. All rooms have classic furnishings. Intercontinental Club Rooms offer exclusive lounge access for complimentary breakfast and high tea as well as evening cocktails paired with exquisite canapes.

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Luxury and coziness

This 1696 historical revival mansion in Budapest has been converted into a small yet luxurious 10-room hotel, combining country-house comfort and upscale urban style.

Find yourself wrapped in a warm, out-of-time atmosphere with a certain blend of retro-modern style while protecting historic heavyweight.

The guestrooms all come appointed with original vintage and modern furnishings and handcrafted local limestone bathrooms, complemented by tailor-made amenities and technology.

Life on the Buda side of the Danube can feel like coming unstuck in time. You have some elevation in these parts, which means extraordinary views of the river, the fabulously ornate Matthias Church, and the painstakingly reconstructed Buda Castle complex, plus plenty of wooded hiking trails on the way up. Not too shabby a hilltop, we must say, a sentiment seemingly shared by the folks behind Baltazár — they’ve opened a sister hotel and bistro, Pest-Buda, within spitting distance of these historic heavyweights. Then again, when you situate your boutique on the site of Hungary’s oldest hotel, opened in 1696, you’ve got a claim to the “historic heavyweight” moniker yourself.

It’s smaller than Baltazár, with just ten rooms, and as a result, it’s intimate, to say the least. Designers Tibor Somlai and Géza Ipacs imbued the interiors with radiant warmth in terms of both palette — rose, gold, ecru, umber — and material, balancing rustic Hungarian oak flooring with luxe down duvet covers, area rugs, and the building’s original Baroque brick roof. Mid-century elements should prove a draw for those with a taste for the finer things: vintage suitcases, leather-accented seating, retro Smeg mini-fridges, and copper lamps with Edison bulbs create an aura of retro bemusement.

Mornings and evenings, the bistro’s terrace offer downright magical views of Hess András Square’s elaborate ashlar stonework and patinated sculpture. The kitchen is authentically Hungarian, plating hearty beef goulash and chicken paprikash against a homey backdrop of graceful banquettes and arched bookshelves. Take your meal — and explore the all-Hungarian wine list — outside, weather permitting, plotting your next move in the shade of the cheery awning. Pest’s thrumming ruin bars are just half an hour away by tram, but we have a feeling you’d prefer the scenic route over the Chain Bridge at sunset.

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Old World glamour meets contemporary luxury in the heart of Budapest. Designed by celebrated Austro-Hungarian architect Alajos Hauszmann, Anantara New York Palace is an architectural ode to Europe’s Belle Epoque. A marble façade is adorned with ornate carvings and clock towers, while inside, ballroom-style columns, chandeliers and frescoes transport guests back to a golden era.

The hotel is located on the eastern Pest side of the Danube, surrounded by the lively theatres, restaurants and bars the city is known for. The capital’s most famous attractions, including the Parliament Building and Buda Castle, lie just across the river.

Accommodation is centred around the cavernous atrium, while the ground-floor New York Café is the heart of the social scene. Named ‘The Most Beautiful Café in the World’, with gilded stucco and plush velvet, the venue has played host to Hungary’s artists and poets for over a century.

Wander the city in search of inspiration, then return to unwinding in opulent surrounds. The signature spa draws on Budapest’s rich history of mineral spring healing, with an indoor relaxation pool and sauna cocooned in an ice cave.

Treat your tastebuds to a luxurious journey. From Champagne sparkle to aromatic spices to decadent finishes, Anantara’s gourmet destinations invite you to celebrate the world’s most exquisite tastes.

Explore the restaurants and culinary highlights and reserve a night to remember. Or plan your next exotic escape, with new tastes to explore throughout your stay.

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River views next to Budapest history

Barb A.; “Viking put us in the Hilton & it was wonderful!”

Looking on to the River Danube, this 16th Century-style hotel sits next to the iconic Fisherman’s Bastion monument and Matthias Church. They’re within 15 minutes of Buda Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge, leading to the eastern city. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center overlooking the castle district.

nwind in this modern guest room featuring a media hub, a 42-inch HDTV, and bedside USB ports. Our spacious King Guest Room with inner courtyard views is furnished with a chaise lounge and one king bed. Refresh in the walk-in shower or bathtub in the bathroom with a granite-topped vanity and mirror lighting.

Enjoy stunning views of the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Parliament Building, and the river Danube from the brand new bistro restaurant. Order your favorite meat or fish fresh from the grill or taste local classics like Chicken Paprika or Gulyás Soup. The signature LÁNG Burger is not to be missed either. 

In the Royal Castle district of Budapest next to Matthias Church just 10 minutes from the city center.

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a perfect combination of classical elegance and comfort

Jeannie H.; “I can recommend Le Meridien Hotel.”

Le Meridien Budapest is ideally located in the heart of Budapest, close to the main business districts, shopping areas, and the city’s main sights.

The hotel, in a historically listed building, features 218 bedrooms including 26 suites – a perfect combination of classical elegance and comfort – a health club and business and conference facilities.

The ‘city of spas’, Budapest has over 80 spa baths that have been built over the centuries and rich historical heritage, reflected by the Castle District and the Old Town. Vadaspark Wildlife Park is 18 kilometers from the hotel and is open daily from the 1st of May.

There is also a zoo located in the city park, within walking distance from Heroes’ Square, adjacent to the prestigious Gundel Restaurant.

The hotel offers a health club with an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam bath. Jogging circuits run from the hotel to Margaret Island, and for golf lovers, the hotel has a partnership with Polus Golf and Country Club, which features a golf course, squash, tennis, and horse riding. Babysitting service is available on request, and the hotel offers in-room video games.

Theme buffet dinners can be organized within the hotel – Hungarian or Seafood Nights, Chocolate buffets. Outside the hotel, sightseeing tours, excursions to Szentendre, Spa visits, wine tasting, and the Opera are all popular group choices.

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