Guest post from Jessica Buck from Journey's With Jessica
The thriving city of Budapest is a European gem and one of the most popular places on the planet for a weekend getaway. Sat right on the river Danube and bordered by Vienna and Prague, the Hungarian capital is perfectly positioned for visitors to take a mini break to some of the most famous cities in the world. Just a 2 hour flight from most UK airports, Budapest is super handy to get to and extremely easy to navigate your way around once you get there. After a busy day of sightseeing you’ll be in need of a decent place to head back to in order to rest and recuperate for another day of full on tourist activities. Choosing the right hotel is so important and, for some people, it can really make or break their stay. So if you’re heading to Budapest soon and are in need of some recommendations for good accommodation, read on for our fab five guide…
I had the pleasure of staying in this fantastic hotel during my visit to Budapest back in 2015 and it was fantastic, Located right next to the impressive buildings of the National Bank and Chamber of Commerce, the hotel is a swanky 4* with luxury and style but without the hefty price tag. Just around the corner from the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral, and with numerous bars, café’s and restaurants lining the streets on the way there, Hotel President is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best that Budapest has to offer. It also boasts a wellness centre including a fitness gym and spa with a hot tub, sauna and swimming pool as well as a trendy rooftop terrace offering breath-taking panoramic views of the entire city. Whatever the weather you’ll be sure to have a fantastic stay at Hotel President just like I did!
First opened back in the 1800s, the Corinthia is one of the most famous and grandest hotels in the entire city. Renovated to an impeccable standard, the hotel’s history is blended effortlessly with its modern spa, restaurants and bars to ensure a top quality stay to all who choose it. The spa alone is worth visiting and boasts several baths, saunas, hot tubs and treatment areas for the ultimate relaxing stay. Gourmet cuisine is on offer in each of the hotel’s Hungarian, Asian and international restaurants, and a live piano is played throughout the day so all guests are greeted with the sweet sound of music in their ears upon arrival. Just a stones throw from the nearest landmarks and top sights of the city, a stay at Corinthia Hotel is truly unforgettable.
This unique hotel is fast becoming the accommodation of choice for visitors to Budapest. Located in the heart of the city, near to St Stephen’s, the National Museum and the Jewish Synagogue, the hotel is in a prime, central position from which to enjoy some of the city’s best loved sights. There is a museum gallery on site, hence its name, as well as large breakfast area and a good sized bar. All rooms are soundproof and benefit from state of the art design throughout, making this hotel a super trendy place to rest your head after a busy day of sightseeing in the Hungarian capital. If you’re looking to feel rejuvenated, the onsite spa with sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and fitness gym will do exactly that. For a quirky stay in the heart of the city, look no further than the Museum Hotel.m Gallery floor. We recommend you to explore the selected works and share your opinions with us.
Budapest Marriott Hotel
Another paragraph, another 5* hotel! The ultra-modern Budapest Marriott prides itself on being one of the most luxurious hotels in the city and has an unbeatable location right on the banks of the river Danube. Just a stone’s throw away from all the major attractions, and with every bedroom boasting views over to the Chain Bridge and the Danube itself, this place is hard to beat. There’s an onsite lounge bar, classy restaurant and grill, as well as a spa with sauna, whirlpool, Jacuzzi and fitness suite to offer plenty to keep guests busy when they aren’t out playing tourist. This spacious, thoughtfully designed hotel is all about the location and style and offers a fantastic, memorable stay to all who book there.
Ibis Budapest Centrum
Located in the financial and commercial district, but close enough to the sights of the main city, and just a 3 minute walk from the nearest metro station, the ibis Budapest Centrum offers a fantastic budget option for travellers looking to maximise their time in the city, and for those who aren’t too worried about splashing out on luxury accommodation. Housed in a contemporary, stylish building, the hotel offers modern wood décor with comfortable and affordable accommodation to all – even pets are welcome here! There’s an onsite bar serving drinks and food 24 hours a day and services include bike and car hire if needed. The hotel offers good public transport connections to the rest of the city and some rooms have wonderful views of the nearby Statue of Liberty, as well as the peaceful onsite garden. A warm, friendly welcome awaits at the ibis Budapest Centrum.
These are 5 fab hotels, ranging from budget and luxury, all offering fantastic accommodation at different prices in various locations across Budapest. Whether you’re looking for a spa hotel with luxurious touches, or a good value hotel with basic facilities, you’ll be sure to find a hotel that suits your needs. Have you ever been to Budapest before? Did your hotel make our list? Let us know in the comments!