Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful New York Palace Hotel - great ambiance. Staff were friendly and professional. Breakfasts outstanding - out of this world. This was good value for our money. We definitely recommend this hotel.
Loved the stay at this hotel. Me and my fiancé booked a flight 2 days before. New Years and had a perfect time. Service minded staff a a truly beautiful building. Would love to go back during spring or summer. Highly recommended
Wow! This hotel is amazing. The staff is very friendly and thoughtful, the service is on point. We got upgraded to a junior suite for free!
Everything is highly luxurious but in a pleasant way. The breakfast is delicious, the rooms are beautiful and everything is very clean. The spa is very nice as well! Thanks for delivering an amazing experience, we will definitely visit again.
As a repeat customer to this property, each time I visit, I see the attention to detail throughout the property. The latest visit was a four-night stay. My primary contacts with exceptional personnel were with the front desk's Bogi, Lorant and Peter. All went out of their way to satisfy and please the customer each and every interaction - and they succeeded. Also to highlight the exceptional staff encountered at breakfast in the world-famous New York Coffee House. Keep up the great work team!
Let me start by writing what a chique, upscale, classic hotel the New York Palace Budapest truly is!
For an all ladies trip my Grandmother of 90 years, my two Aunties and I went to Budapest because my Grandmother wanted to experience this city. My Auntie chose the New York Palace and it being a 5-star hotel with care, and prior to our visit I called the hotel and had a very pleasant conversation with miss Boglarka Puszthi for some special requests regarding my Grandmother.
Upon arrival, miss Boglarka was present at the reception. She was so very sweet and kind, and what amazed us was that she knew exactly who she was welcoming at the hotel. We found that very remarkable and attentive, seeing what a big hotel the New York Palace is. While sitting in the lobby, all four of us were amazed by the beauty of the New York Palace. And after seeing our rooms, we were even more delighted. Miss Boglarka was so attentive to situate us in rooms located in the area of the main hall. The rooms itself were wonderful; classic styled, spacious, very clean and with beautiful marble bathrooms.
We did request an accessible room for my Grandmother, but these rooms did not have separate beds. Due to an operation that had been undergone and me wanting to share a room with my Grandma, it was better to sleep in separate beds. We addressed the issue at the reception and spoke to mister Peter Mohacsi, and eventhough it was our error, he went out of his way to show us the options he had to offer, and did all he could by changing us to another lovely room that satisfied our new request.
The hotel is perfectly situated in the middle of the city center, and what was so funny and very ideal was that the New York Palace was an official stop for all of the Hop on Hop off buses driving through Budapest. That says alot about the beautiful building and the ideal location. There were certain sights we wanted to see and certain cuisine that we wanted to eat, and the hotel concierge named mister Gergö Ferzsigan was absolutely super in helping us to get to those places and giving us excellent advice. Also the taxi service provided by the New York Palace was great.
What was very special and a highlight of the hotel, was the famous New York Café. We sat there every day to enjoy the wonderful hot drinks and the incredible pastries and ice cream, you could just taste the high quality of it. Also the food was wonderful. When you're sitting there, you just can't keep your eyes off the luxurious architecture. And the breakfast was also an experience itself, with violin players playing in the background and so many delicious things to choose from.
When we think back of the New York Palace Budapest; we think of luxury, classic styled beauty, historical architecture, fine food and amazing staff. We highly recommend the hotel for anyone who wants to experience a luxurious and unforgettable stay in Budapest. A very special thank you to miss Boglarka, mister Peter and mister Gergö for making our vacation in Budapest an incredible one!