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Hotel Nemzeti Budapest Mgallery by Sofitel

Budapest, Hungary
  • An impressive Rococo Baroque building -- it's been a hotel since 1896
  • A minute's walk to the closest tram stop, easy to get around the city
  • A 20-minute stroll from the Danube through a "lovely" neighbourhood (Lonely Planet)
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
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Jozsef 4
Budapest, 1088
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The 4-star Hotel Nemzeti Budapest – Mgallery Collection is an imposing Rococo Baroque building that originally opened as a hotel in 1896, becoming the Hotel Nemzeti in 1929. Plenty of the original features have been saved, and are blended together with the original Art Nouveau styling and more modern furnishings. The hotel was formerly a social hotspot for turn-of the-century bohemians and artists due to its proximity the nearby National Theatre, and its self-proclaimed mission is return to this cultural golden age by actively promoting several of the city’s contemporary artists, hosting a National Arts Club and warmly inviting hotel guests to experience the artistic spirit of Budapest.

Hotel Nemzeti is on József körút (Grand Boulevard), a minute's walk from Blaha Lujza tér tram stop in southern Pest. It's a 21-minute walk to the Danube through "a neighbourhood of lovely 19th-century town houses and villas" (Lonely Planet). There you'll arrive at Elisabeth Bridge, from which it's a 13-minute walk to Gellért Thermal Baths or a 22-minute walk to Buda Castle.

When entering the hotel, there is a dominating wide staircase with huge wrought-iron balustrades. All public areas are painted off-white to highlight the original highly decorated walls, spacious areas and high ceilings. The bar serves local sparkling wines and is decorated with deep leather seats and rich purple furnishings, The hotel’s complimentary breakfast is served in its elegant, 19th-century glass-roofed restaurant, which also serves lunch, dinner and snacks from both international and traditional Hungarian cuisine, as well as vegetarian, gluten- and other food-intolerant options. There is also a sauna and business facilities available to guests.

The hotel’s 80 rooms are generally quite large, and are decorated in deep browns and red, with natural wooden furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and have flat-screen televisions, mini bars, free Wi-Fi access, and a private bathroom with luxury toiletries, as well as dressing gowns and slippers. You can upgrade to a Junior Suite, which has a separate living area with a sofa, as well as a Nespresso machine and coffee pods.


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    National Rating
    Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Hungary. This property is rated 4 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

    Know Before You Go

    • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Valet parking fee: EUR 23 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A 4 percent city/local tax will be charged

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

From Budapest Airport, you can get a shuttle bus for around 3998 Hungarian forints (HUF) (£9) per person, or a private taxi for 6664-7916 HUF -- a taxi journey should take around 20 minutes.
From Kelenföld train station, you can get the subway (line M4) to Rákóczi tér -- it will take 10 minutes and cost around 444 HUF (£1) per person. From here, the hotel is around a 4-minute walk. There is parking behind the hotel; charges apply.


  • Jozsef 4
  • Budapest, 1088
  • Hungary

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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