Dating from 1896, this is one of Budapest’s grandest hotels
The refurbished Art Deco–style Royal Spa, with its 50-foot indoor pool
Striking six-story glass-roofed atrium
What To Know
Children 16 and under are only able to access the spa between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, and must be accompanied by an adult
Traditional Hungarian cakes served at the cafe
Two restaurants on-site and the award-winning Bock Bistro just next door
Please note: the spa's pool and jacuzzis will be closed for maintenance December 11–13, 2017. All other facilities (including the fitness room and sauna) will remain open
Parking on site
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Historic grande dame in downtown Budapest with a chandelier-studded ballroom and an Art Deco–style spa
First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, one of Budapest's first truly luxurious hotels, the Corinthia has retained its grand traditions but has remodeled the interiors to provide a thoroughly modern stay. Architectural highlights include the neo-Baroque ballroom (restored after a communist-era stint as the Red Star Cinema) and, fittingly in the City of Healing Waters, the Royal Spa, which has a 50-foot indoor pool and an impressive stained glass window. The ground floor is dominated by a sweeping central staircase and a breathtaking six-story atrium, and there are intimations of the Jazz Age and Josephine Baker—who stayed here—around every corner. Upstairs, the tasteful guest room interiors are dominated by well-judged shades of beige, with chrome fixtures and mahogany paneling. The well-appointed bathrooms feature Italian marble tiling, a walk-in shower and a bathtub. You can request a view of the atrium or the surrounding boulevards in all but the Superior Rooms. Without a doubt the main attraction is the Royal Spa, which has been restored to its full splendor with a colonnade-supported gallery and a swimming pool lined with blue and black mosaic tiles. The hotel also has a patisserie and two fine restaurants (one Asian, the other a brasserie from which some of the tables spill out into the soaring atrium), or you can pop next door to the award-winning Bock Bistro. Helmed by József Bock, one of the top growers in Villány, Hungary’s tiny but renowned red wine district, the restaurant doubles as a wine specialty shop and serves innovative Hungarian dishes.
In the Area
The hotel is well located for public transportation; the 4/6 tram runs the length of the boulevard and across the Danube to the Buda side. A 10- to 20-minute stroll will take you to many of the city’s best sights, including the Opera, the wonderfully renovated Music Academy and the House of Terror Museum (a must for history buffs). It's also within easy reach of Kazinczy Street, the evolving hipster 'hood in the historic Jewish Quarter, which teems with cafés, restaurants and “ruin bars,” typically hidden in dilapidated tenement buildings.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Erzsebet krt 43-49
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Corinthia Hotel Budapest is Budapest (BUD-Ferihegy Intl.) - 16.9 km / 10.5 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.