So you’re thinking of coming to Budapest to see what all the gossip is about. You’ve got the ruin bars planned, your tours booked and your food sorted, but still, where to stay eludes you. You’re still asking yourself “Which hotel should I stay at?” Well, not to worry! Ultimate Budapest’s City Guide has once again got you sorted. Check out our guide of the best hotels in Budapest and take your pick!
Sitting on one of the “Körúts” of the city, Once you walk into the soaring white atrium of the Corinthia, you won't be surprised that it's one of Budapest's most upscale hotels.
With a variety of different rooms to choose from, the beautiful old building also houses spa rooms and pools, as well as its locally renowned restaurant downstairs with an amazing all you can eat, all you can drink brunch (we'd recommend going even if you're not staying at the hotel!).
If you're still hungry after that, next door to the Corinthia lies Caviar & Bull--once of Budapest's most distingued fine dining restaurants. Once you're ready to do some sightseeing in Budapest, all you need to do is step outside: the Corinthia is located on one of Budapest's main avenues, and the 4-6 tram will take you wherever you need to go!
The Four Seasons Hotel in Budapest is nestled just at the foot of the famous Lánchíd--or, the Chain Bridge--overlooking the Danube. Here you'll have close access to river cruises, day trips to Buda, or even a late night walk along the glittering Danube promenade.
For those looking for hotels of luxury, Four Seasons can cater to this taste. It's only natural, after all--the Four Seasons is housed in the restored Gresham Palace! Having housed many celebrities over the years, and with a plethora of sports cars parked out front, you can be sure that the Four Seasons Budapest will give you the red carpet treatment.
Essentially squeezed between the Four Seasons and the Marriot, The Sofitel Hotel in Budapest is another superbly located choice of accommodation for those who love long walks on the beach (or rivers) and sunsets behind castles.
Similarly to the Corinthia, Sofitel provides a fantastic inclusive lunch menu (3400 HUF/$11/2 courses; 4100HUF/$13.50/4 courses), a late-night bar, and a terrace cafe to soak up the early sun with a morning coffee. Keep an eye out for their weekly offerings, such as champagne dinners or packed picnic lunches.
The Ritz-Carlton is truly a world renowned name in a world renowned city. Located across from the buzzing Déak Square, the Ritz-Carlton is your gateway to the beating heart of Budapest. Tourist attractions such as St. Stephen's Basilica and the Budapest Eye are just a stone's throw away, and Fashion Street is right on the Ritz's doorstep.
If you want to continue to shop until you drop, the designer store-laden Andrássy Avenue is just across the way. A five star holiday deserves a five star hotel, and you can’t go wrong with the Ritz-Carlton.
Directly on the well known Fashion Street of Budapest, Kempsinki Hotel Corvinus is a great option for any hotel goer. Home to an elegant Japanese restaurant and terraced bistro, those with a taste for live music will enjoy their time here.
Regular DJ sets are held frequently for those who come for a funky downtown stay in Budapest. If serenity is what you need to relax, however, you can take full advantage of the Kempinski's luxury spa!
Close by to the famous Andrássy Avenue, the mystique of Mystery Hotel’s decor is that of an ancient time. You’ll find that the bar and restaurant included with the hotel are adorned with Eqyptian-style frescoes and the rooms are floored with beautiful Persian rugs.
Everything about this hotel is dripping in luxury and intrigue, from the rooftop bar to the rejuvenating spa. If you’re looking for something a little more colourful and vibrant, reminiscent of Aladdin’s “Sultan's Palace” give this hotel a go.
n this 18th Century building, the Casati Budapest Hotel is filled with happy travellers and tasteful artworks on its walls. Although small (there are only 25 rooms), the Casati has made a big impact on the hotel scene, winning the Hotel of the Year award in 2018.
A cocktail bar inside awaits those who like the vibe of the pleasantly oriental hang out spot. On the other hand, there is also a 24 hour sauna and gym for those in the mood for a needed break from the holiday drinks. If not though, you’re only a short walk from a wide range of bars downtown.
If you’ve been doing your research about Budapest you’ve probably read about the Central Market Hall. Hotel Memories, along with being charmingly decorated and having a rooftop bar with a view of the Citadella, will put you right by this famous spot.
If you like to stretch your euro (or dollar, or forint) not only does the room price include an artisinal buffet breakfast, but it includes daily snacks as well, to put energy back into its sightseeing-weary guests.
On the busy Király Street, you’ll find the 7 Seasons Apartments, a fabulously located set of private apartments in the city's late night hot spot. District 7 is known as the party district, but you can be sure that the apartments’ strategically located position tucks it firmly away from the noise whilst somehow staying right in the midst of it. The spacious and private rooms make 7 Seasons Apartments a particulary good fit for traveling families.
Whichever hotel you choose to stay in, you’ll surely have an exceptional time here in Budapest. It’s hard not to. But don’t take our word for it, come and see it for yourself!