A former haunt of the 19th-century Hungarian elite, the 5-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest was restored to its former glory in 2003 and boasts a magnificent marble-embellished lobby that’s "among the most impressive in the capital", says Lonely Planet. It has since made both Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards in 2012 and its Gold List in 2013.
The hotel’s historic Erzsébetváros quarter location is considered "one of the best bar-hopping 'hoods on the busy Pest side of the Danube", notes Lonely Planet, and is popular with locals and travellers alike. Don’t miss the buzzing 'ruin pubs' housed in former ghetto slums -- Szimpla Kert is one of the first. Other nearby attractions include the Hungarian State Opera House, St Stephen's Basilica and the House of Terror -- an imposing neo-Renaissance mansion that was transformed into a museum of the double (Nazi and Soviet) occupation.
In a city renowned for its spas, the hotel’s Royal Spa more than holds its own. The art deco complex features Niagara baths, tropical rain showers and a stunning 15-metre pool, with a double-height ceiling. Other hotel highlights include the Rickshaw Restaurant for Peking duck and South East Asian specialties, like Szechwan hot and sour soup. Bock Bistro is a less formal option, but is no less impressive, having been awarded the "Bib Gourmand" rating by the Michelin Guide in 2013.
Rooms are classy, with mahogany trimmings, complimentary low-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedspreads and marble bathrooms, and overlook either the lobby atrium or Hársfa Street. Upgrade to an executive room or suite for access to the lounge, where free snacks and evening cocktails are served. As Frommer's notes, "this is a place to be pampered".
From the press:
"This is a place to be pampered" -- Frommer's
"Rooms decorated with mahogany overlook the atrium or Hársfa Street and are notable for their marble bathrooms" -- Condé Nast Traveler
"Its lobby – a double atrium with massive marble staircase – is among the most impressive in the capital" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
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. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children under 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request free of charge for children under 12. Extra bed available on request for older children and adults: 50€ per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra 40€ per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
City tax included: 4% per room, per stay.
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.
There is a minimum stay of three nights required during the Formula 1 Grand Prix and over New Year's Eve. The hotel will only accept payments in Hungarian Forint on checkout. However in case of prepaid rates, the hotel will charge your card in Hungarian Forint based on the exchange rate of the transaction date.
Taxis are the quickest option from the airport to the hotel and the journey takes 30 minutes. Travelling by public transport will take just under an hour -- take the 200E bus to Kőbanya/Kispest metro station (5 stops), then metro line 3 to Corvin-negyed station (7 stops), before changing to tram line 4 or 6 to Kiraly utca (5 stops), right next to the hotel.
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