The hotels below are arranged alphabetically and have been divided into three different price ranges.
Expensive $$$$ (over 85,000 Ft)
Moderate (25,000 Ft to 85,000 Ft)
Inexpensive (up to 25,000 Ft)
The prices given here are for a double room per night with breakfast and all taxes.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
The relaxed atmosphere, the luxurious rooms, the elegant restaurants, the excellent service as well as the latest technology and equipment make the Kempinski the ideal hotel for business travelers and demanding tourists. The 335 rooms are each equipped with three telephones, fax and computer connections, a large desk with office accessories as well as newspapers and magazines.
Address: Erzsébet tér 7-8, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 429 37 77
Many hotels call themselves a palace without deserving this name – but not the Gresham. The building, built in 1906, is a jewel of Art Nouveau both inside and out. Many details, such as the Zsolany ceramics and the lead grass window by Miksa Róth, are originals. The rest were lovingly restored in 2004 when the palace underwent an impressive renovation. The Gresham meets all the requirements of a five-star hotel and has a modern fitness and wellness center. The 179 rooms and suites are decorated with beautiful Art Nouveau details.
Address: V., Roosevelt tér 6 5, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 268 60 00
New York Palace
The famous palace hotel fulfills every wish of a discerning hotel guest. The entire complex, dating from the turn of the century (19th / 20th centuries), has recently been renovated and now shines again in its old splendor. It is an impressive example of Italian neo-Renaissance. The 107 rooms are first class and combine beautiful antiques, real works of art and fresh flowers with lots of modern comforts, including plasma TVs and wireless Internet access. In addition to the coffee house, there is a cigar bar and a fitness and wellness center.
Address: VII., Erzsébet körút 9, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 886 61 11
The Art Nouveau hotel with its extravagant thermal bath complex was made famous by the restaurant operator Károly Gundel in the late 1920s, when it quickly became an obligatory meeting place for wealthy Hungarians. For guests who love tradition and charm, it is still de rigueur.
Address: XI Gellért tér 1, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 889 55 00
The hotel is located in the heart of the historic castle district next to the Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. The parts of the original building from the 13th century that have been preserved have been successfully integrated into the modern structure of the hotel. The 322 rooms and suites (some special non-smoking rooms) are modernly equipped.
Address: I., Hess András tér 1, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 889 66 00
The first boutique hotel in Budapest is located on the Buda side of the Danube and has a wonderful view of the river and the Parliament building. The American artist Donald Sultan designed the hotel and its interesting mix of old and new, a baroque town house and modern architecture. His paintings and sculptures are exhibited throughout the building and embellish both the spacious public areas and the hotel’s 164 well-appointed guest rooms.
Address: VI., Bem rakpart 16-19, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 487 94 87
River cruiser hotel Fortuna
This cruise ship on the Danube is definitely an accommodation that will be remembered. Now it
is permanently anchored in Pest opposite Margaret Island. Until it was reborn as a hotel, the Fortuna cruised on the Danube as a holiday ship for the Hungarian trade unions until 1992 when it was taken out of service. The 30 rooms are good value for money. The higher they are, the more expensive they are.
Address: XIII., Szent István park, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 288 8100
This mid-range hotel is located on a quiet side street in the center of Pest. The sights near the Danube are within walking distance. The 25 rooms are simple, clean, and modern, and have immaculate bathrooms. The pretty courtyard with a glass roof invites you to relax in any weather.
Address: VI Paulay Ede utca 31, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 343 11 98
The Kulturinnov is one of the few Budapest hotels from socialist times that are still in operation. The rooms are a bit colorless, but sufficiently comfortable, and the location near the Matthias Church in Buda is unbeatable – just like the surreal feeling of staying in a hotel like in the Cold War. The service, on the other hand, is extremely modern and courteous.
Address: I., Szentháromság tér 6, Budapest
Telephone: (01) 224 81 02