Continental Hotel Budapest
Why We Love This Hotel
- "One of the city’s classiest four-star hotel, with top-quality service and facilities", says The Telegraph
- The property is built on the former site of the Hungarian baths and the historic Hotel Continental
- Facilities include a wellness centre on the top floor and a panoramic garden with swimming pool
"A sympathetic renovation of the glorious Hungária Fürdő (Hungaria Bath), the Continental has atmosphere and style in spades", says Lonely Planet. The Art Deco hotel is close to the Great Synagogue in Budapest’s Jewish quarter. It is listed in the Top 10 list of "Best Hotels in Pest", -- the Budapes't fashionably hip district -- , according to the The Telegraph.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge -- the famous suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest -- is five minutes' walk, while the Buda Castle is a 40 minutes' walk from the hotel.
"The facilities are surprisingly good for a four-star property", says The Telegraph. Pick of the bunch is a rooftop swimming pool complete with poolside sun loungers and splendid views to Buda Castle Palace and other city landmarks. There’s also a small indoor infinity pool on the seventh floor, a whirlpool, saunas and a fitness room, while the second floor has a massage area.
The ARAZ restaurant offers a wide selection of Hungarian and French dishes and has a cocktail bar, while the Café Galeria and the Corporate Lounge, located at the main entrance, offer a more relaxed atmosphere.
The 272 Art Deco-style rooms are spread over six floors, each decorated with dark-wood furniture, heavy black door and tones of brown, silver and gold. All rooms have a mini-bar, a safe and complimentary tea- and coffee-making facilities.