Original artwork throughout the public rooms and the bedrooms
Easy to meet interesting, like-minded people
Great location, next to the National Museum, near cafés and bars
What To Know
Don’t expect the long menu of typical hotel amenities
Brody House is small; inventory can be pretty limited
Reception is only open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The kitchen dishes out great food, but it’s not a proper restaurant. You’ll probably need to head elsewhere for dinner (unless you arrange it in advance)
There is no dedicated parking facility (though there is a lot nearby)
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An elegant home away from home in the center of Budapest
That there’s not much of a sign outside Brody House (in fact, the place is quite easy to miss) belies the fact that, for its guests, this special place just might be the most memorable part of a trip to Budapest. The two British expats behind Brody House began by slowly acquiring apartments in this late 19th century mansion. Now they own nearly all of them, and have created a remarkable place, a creative hideaway that bubbles with style — from the contemporary art on every wall to the salvaged furniture fixed up with care. They’ve turned the old apartments into eight individually furnished guestrooms, revolving round a central courtyard. All too often in Budapest, renovators wipe buildings clean of the small charms (think high ceilings, parquet floors, gorgeous old windows and woodwork, and original ceramic ovens) that make the old buildings here so charming. But Brody House has embraced them and found inspiration in the architecture, as well as in the energy of the city and the artists and other creative folk working there. If you forego the fitness room, lap pool, and room service that the big hotels offer for a stay at the Brody House, you will have found an elegant home away from home in the center of Budapest.
Each room is named after the artist whose works adorn the room, such as the Tinei Room featuring works by Alex Tinei, which has been the site of a few music videos, and the Claret room, named after artist Etienne Claret de Fleurieu rather than the wine. Beds have thick, comfortable mattresses and loads of pillows, and bathrooms are excellent. In some rooms the sinks and tubs (several of which are freestanding and one is a gold antique clawfoot tub) are part of the spacious bedrooms, while others are proper rooms of their own. As you’d expect, bathroom accessories made of salvaged items.
The heart of Brody House is the large third floor apartment which functions as a common area — complete with a dining room, staffed kitchen (which serves breakfast, lunch, and on request, dinner), small library, little bar (which functions on the honor system), plenty of original art, and cozy seating. Brody House is also a club which organizes events for its members (hotel guests are also welcome to attend) ranging from cocktail sessions courtesy of a local mixologist, regular film screenings with actors and filmmakers, book launches and literary discussions, art exhibitions and “art tasting dinners”, music performances, and more.
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How to Get There
Flights are available to Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) from major U.S. and U.K. cities on a variety of carriers. Taxi transfers to/from BUD, about 12 miles away, are approximately $23 per person, each way, and can be arranged through the property. If you're renting a car for the transfer, parking is not available on-site, but is available nearby in an underground parking lot for approximately $10 per day.