Bohem Art Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Near the Danube & Váci utca -- Budapest's most famous street
- Contemporary artwork by up & coming artists is everywhere, including in all of the rooms
- The American-style breakfast buffet is "indulgent" (Lonely Planet)
- The hotel lobby has a happy hour offering free hot drinks & snacks
The Bohem Art Hotel is probably as close as you'll ever get to sleeping in an art gallery, bar camping out in the Tate. Everywhere in this boutique hotel is decked out with paintings and contemporary art from young, up-and-coming Hungarian artists -- so it is quite fitting that the gallery-like building is a converted stationery factory.
The hotel is one block away from the pedestrianised Váci utca, Budapest's main shopping street, which features plenty of restaurants, bars and art galleries. It's a few minutes' walk from the River Danube in the opposite direction -- you can follow the river north and go across it to get to the Castle Hill Funicular in around 33 minutes. It's a 10-minute walk across the river from the Gellert Thermal Baths, which The Daily Telegraph calls a "glorious art deco temple".
The hotel's complimentary American-style buffet breakfast, which Lonely Planet describes as "indulgent", is not to be missed -- there's a selection of freshly cooked hot and cold food, as well as orange juice squeezed to order. The breakfast is served in the restaurant, which has dramatic lighting, high ceilings and a mezzanine floor, all decorated with contemporary artwork. There's also a colourful, ultra-modern bar with an extensive cocktail menu, and the hotel lobby has a happy hour with free hot drinks and snacks.
Rooms have a clean, minimalistic design, with monochrome walls and fixtures interrupted by splashes of bright colour in the artwork and furnishings. Each room has its own individual artwork, and includes an ensuite bathroom and bidet, and additional sofa. Some rooms are quite small, but are designed to make the most of the space. All rooms and public areas in the hotel have free Wi-Fi.