New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection
Why We Love This Hotel
- This beautiful Belle Epoque hotel is in the historic Erzsebetvaros district
- Bedrooms are as large as the suites at many other hotels
- The House of Terror and the Hungarian National Museum are around 20 minutes' walk away
- The popular, must-see New York Café has 4-storey-high ceilings
New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection is a Belle Epoque beauty with elaborate Renaissance décor. Dating back to 1894, it's surrounded by historic buildings in the Erzsebetvaros district, a now gentrified area known for its romkocsma (ruin pubs).
Sights such as the House of Terror and the Hungarian National Museum are around 20 minutes away on foot, or jump on the hop-on hop-off city tour bus, which stops outside the hotel.
Back at the hotel, the New York Café is the real must-see. Once a favourite with the city's finest writers, today it is still the epitome of European café society. The ceilings are four storeys high and are embellished with cherubs, Italian chandeliers and acres of gilding.
At night seek out the intimate bar. Draped in red velvet, it's the ideal setting for a post-dinner nightcap. There's also a gym and a spa, with a pool, a steam bath, a sauna and a tea lounge.
The accommodation is super-sized -- rooms are just as large as suites in many other hotels, while suites here are larger than the average city apartment. Dressed in a chic mix of gold and beige, the décor is "opulent but not stuffy", notes Fodor's, and bathrooms have large marble baths. The most decadent by far is the Presidential Suite, featuring glass-blown chandeliers and mosaic-tiled bathrooms.