There is an abundance of hotels in Budapest, and as the city’s popularity has grown, so have the number of accommodation options. Whether visitors are looking for the opulent splendour of a 5-star spa or opting for a contemporary central hostel, the capital’s sleeping options offer excellent value for money.
The Budapest hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over Ft65,000)
Moderate (Ft25,000 to Ft65,000)
Cheap (under Ft25,000)
The prices above are per double room per night, and include all taxes. Breakfast is included in the price unless otherwise stated.
Boscolo New York Palace
Attached to the famous New York Coffee House, this luxurious hotel-cum-palace offers everything a discerning hotel guest could desire. The entire complex has been returned to its fin-de-siècle splendour and is once again a stunning example of Italian neo-Renaissance style. The 185 rooms are immaculate and combine beautiful antiques, fine art and fresh flowers with plenty of mod-cons, including plasma TVs and Wi-Fi access. Besides the coffee house, there is a fitness and wellness centre.Address: , Erzsébet krt. 9-11, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 886 6111.
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Many hotels use the 'palace' moniker without justification, but not the Gresham. Built in 1906, this architectural delight is a masterpiece of art nouveau design, both inside and out. Many of the fittings, including Zsolany ceramics and a stained glass window by Miksa Róth, are original, while the rest were lovingly restored in 2004 when the palace received a glorious makeover. The Gresham has all the trappings of a 5-star Budapest hotel, including a fitness and wellness centre.Address: , V Roosevelt tér 5-6, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 268 6000.
Hotel Palazzo Zichy
Originally built as the residence of Count Nándor Zichy, a 19th century nobleman, the hotel that shares his surname now has ample space for 80, well-proportioned rooms. Held in Pest's palace quarter, the modern simplistic style of the bedrooms has everything the modern traveller could desire from satellite TV and soundproof windows to internet access and large, laptop-sized safes. The hotel also has a gym, sauna and concierge service.Address: , Lőrinc pap tér 2, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 235 4000.
As new boutique hotels carry on cropping up around the Hungarian capital city, the minimal décor of Hotel Parliament continues to stand out. With 64 double rooms to decide on, each comes with air-conditioning, soundproof windows, Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Its lobby, wellness retreat and onsite Htel Bar are more modern in design with their sharply-coloured sofas, chandeliers and sleek simplicity, while its Parliament Suite is suited to those on longer sojourns.Address: , Kálmán Imre utca 19, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 374 6000.
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
With unparalleled panoramas across the mighty Danube, the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is a hotel that's all about the details. While location may be its first selling point, through its doors it offers a terrace bar, chintzy cocktails and a tinkling pianist in the Bibliotek Lounge. The centrally-located spot also has a serene spa and gives visitors the choice of 301 soft linen sleeping chambers with marble bath tubs, flatscreen TVs and free Wi-Fi in most rooms.Address: , Széchenyi István tér 2, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 235 1234.
Continental Hotel Zara
With 272 rooms to pick from, the Continental Hotel Zara isn't shy on size. Between the tall windows and chic, chocolate-coloured design of the sleeping quarters, it doesn't lack style either. All rooms have satellite TVs, soundproof windows and air-conditioning, with Continental Suites and Executive Rooms available for the extra extravagant explorer. The hotel's lavish restaurant and cool little café are worth checking out too, or swap both for a chilled beer on its rooftop garden. Its wellness centre should help with any hangovers or well-travelled legs.Address: , Dohány utca 42-44, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 815 1000.
Mercure Budapest Korona Hotel
A relaxed saunter from Budapest's pedestrianised shopping area between Váci and Ráday street, the 4-star Mercure Budapest Korona Hotel has all the touches of comfort and quality expected from a chain of this stature. Generous-sized rooms come with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities, while a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and masseuses are available too.Address: , Kecskemeti utca 14, Budapest,
Telephone: (01) 486 8800.
NH Budapest City
Whether your hotel downtime is about slow cocktails on a summer terrace or a rejuvenating Thai massage and sauna session, NH Budapest City has it covered. Its sleeping chambers come with a choice of pillows, air-conditioning, cable TV and free Wi-Fi, while the restaurant's contemporary chefs mix international fare with Hungarian staples.Address: , Vígszínház utca 3, Budapest,
Telephone: (91) 398 4661.