The Jetsetter rate includes access to the spa and free WiFi
The historic New York Café Restaurant
Enchanting spa area with waterfalls and Swarovski crystal prisms
Rooms combine classic Italian elegance with modern design
What To Know
Central location with easy access to bars, restaurants and sights
Better suited to adult travelers, it's not the best spot for kids
Glass walls separate bathrooms from bedrooms, which may not appeal to modest guests
The spa features an indoor relaxation pool
Parking on site
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Lavish grand dame in an Italian Renaissance–style palace with an opulent café and a luxe spa
On a bustling boulevard, the Boscolo is an eclectic Italian Renaissance–style palace that was originally built in 1894 to house the New York Life Insurance Company. The cavernous lobby is a central covered space with marble floors and a few throne-like sofas and chairs and the minimalist glass reception desk hides at the edge of the colonnaded courtyard. Best known for the New York Café Restaurant, the hotel is one of the finest buildings in Budapest. Be sure to admire the café’s ceiling frescoes, which took 300 artists three years to restore.
Bed and Bath
The 185 rooms are suitably swanky and are decorated in warm shades of brown and beige. The carpets and curtains are thick, and beautifully textured fabrics keep things cozy. The ceilings are high and much of the marble used throughout the hotel is Carrara, Giallo Siena or Botticino, an important ingredient in the hotel’s overarching Italian style. The marble bathrooms are stocked with Etro products. Splurge on a Suite for neoclassical style and regal extras like hand-cut glass chandeliers.
The legendary café is a must-see, even if you’re not staying at the hotel. It serves potent cocktails, afternoon tea with Hungarian champagne, and traditional dishes like goulash and schnitzel. Another perk is the exclusive spa, which provides a soothing spot after a day spent sightseeing and indulging in Hungarian food and wine. There are waterfalls and rain forest showers decked in Swarovski crystal prisms, a sauna and a Turkish bath, an indoor relaxation pool and plenty of options for treatments and massages.
In the Area
The hotel is near the near the charming old Jewish quarter, now home to some of the city’s trendiest bars and many good restaurants. To see this historic city from above, Climb Gellért Hill Citadel for a perfect panorama of the Danube. The city is great for exploring by foot; Andrássy út is a grand, tree-lined boulevard running from Deák tér to City Park. Budapest has a burgeoning design scene, and many local designers and artists can be found in their own shops. Check Printa -- part design shop, part gallery and part studio -- for an introduction.
Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection
Erzsebet Korut 9-11
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Boscolo New York Palace is Budapest (BUD-Ferihegy Intl.) - 16.5 km / 10.3 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.