POSTED: January 16th 2017
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JENNIFER WALKER: Top 10 Hotels in 2024 Olympic bid city Budapest

The sumptuous Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest © Gresham Palace
The sumptuous Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest © Gresham Palace

Corinthia Hotel Budapest also houses the acclaimed Royal Spa © Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Corinthia Hotel Budapest also houses the acclaimed Royal Spa © Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Hotel Moments Budapest is a blend of old world charm and contemporary design features © Hotel Moments
Hotel Moments Budapest is a blend of old world charm and contemporary design features © Hotel Moments

JENNIFER WALKER in BUDAPEST / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications

(SFC) So, you're planning that trip to Budapest, and whether you're in the mood to wander round the city's  grand monuments, take a dip in the baths or simply saunter around the city, finding the right hotel makes a difference. If you're looking for inspiration for a luxury hotel for the ideal stay, you might want to book a room in one of Budapest's top hotels.


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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

For a room with a view, you can't beat the Four Seasons Hotel in the art nouveau Gresham Palace. With some rooms overlooking the Danube along with the perfect vista of the Chain Bridge and Buda Castle, the Four Seasons offers opulent luxury for any visitor looking to stay in the Hungarian capital.  

 

Brody House

This boutique hotel is popular with the bohemian crowd coming to the city for its unique shabby chic aesthetic and carefully curated rooms each featuring work from a local artist. It's centrally located with views across the Hungarian National Museum. While you won't find spas or luxury trimmings, Brody House does have a charm that keeps it winning awards.

 

Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, you can still spot accents from the Corinthia Hotel Budapest's early days, such as its original 19th century spa, but it's also a hotel that has the latest modern features and amenities to keep any modern traveler comfortable. Also, keep an eye out for the placard featuring the hotel's famous guests in the lobby!

 

Hotel Kempinski Corvinus

Located on Erzsébet Square with views of St. Stephen's Basilica, the Hotel Kempinski Corvinus may be a modern addition to the hotel scene, with its elegant suites catering to aspects of Hungarian history and its own Gastro Quarter that backs onto Deák Street, dubbed "Fashion Street", the Kempinski is a good pick for any foodie who loves modern comforts.

 

Boscolo Hotel

One of the most wonderful features at the Boscolo Budapest is its New York Café, which has been dubbed as one of the most beautiful café in Europe, if not the world. The hotel manages to combine the old-world opulence as see in its flagship café with modern design and a state of the art Spa and the contemporary design of its rooms.

 

Aria Hotel

With its 360º rooftop garden across the city, its modern boutique hotel design drawing inspiration from music and its wellness center, it's no surprise that the Aria Hotel Budapest wins positive reviews from its guests and luxury travel magazines.

 

Hotel Moments

Only a few steps from the Hungarian State Opera House and St. Stephen's Basilica at the downtown stretch of Andrássy Avenue, Hotel Moments is popular for the hotel's elegant and modern design, which manages to be cozy at the same time. Guests particularly love the buffet breakfast with its selection of cold cuts and cheeses, baked goods, grilled and fresh vegetables and more.

 

Palazzo Zichy

Housed in a former 19th century palace, Palazzo Zichy combines history with contemporary comforts. As one of the many buildings in the aptly named Palace District, close to the Hungarian National Museum, this downtown four star hotel welcomes guests with 80 rooms.

 

Baltazár Boutique Hotel

Located up in the Castle District, this boutique hotel caters to the modern, trendy traveler who loves design and good food. Each room is individual with eclectic prints and vintage furniture. The hotel's onsite restaurant, wine and cocktail bar are popular in the city's gastronomic scene, particularly for the grilled dishes and the impressive gin collection.

 

Prestige Hotel

Capturing the grandeur of Budapest in the early 1900s, Prestige Hotel Budapest combines the elegant architecture of József Hild, one of Hungary's best neo-classical architects, with comfort and top gastronomy. The highlight of the hotel is its on site Michelin-starred restaurant Costes, which is one of Budapest's top restaurants.

** ​JENNIFER WALKER is an ex-physicist turned freelance writer specializing in art, travel and culture, with a focus on Budapest, Hungary. She's a blogger for herself at Off the Bohemian Track, along with the Huffington Post and Perceptive Travel, and she writes about Budapest culture and gastronomy for The Budapest TimesWe Love Budapest and Budapest Local. She has written and worked for: DK Travel (Penguin books), Lonely PlanetBBC TravelThe GuardianCNN TravelVICE NewsSlateQuartzTripadvisorDraft MagazinePaste MagazineThe Calvert JournalOryx (Qatar Airways' in-flight magazine)OxfordWordsViatorGadlingThe Matador NetworkGOOD MagazineAtlas ObscuraBootsnall, Move Guides, Inside GuidesThe ExpeditionerARTES MagazineKunstpediaThe Culture-ist and Untapped Cities.

 


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