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
When the guide told us that we have to go and drink a coffee in the most beautiful cafe in the world we didn’t believe him.
Now I am glad to tell you that I had breakfast and a coffee in the most beautiful and luxurious cafe.
Must tell you also that you better make a reservation before because the tail is pretty long, everyone wants to be there!
We had luck and not waited too much for a table but anyway it's worth the waiting!
The services are as quality as the place deserve them.
Do not miss this place if you are going to visit Budapest!!
This hotel is just great! All was great, room, room service, service, breakfast... totally recommend this hotel.
Only staff during breakfast were bit stressed, eventhough they were many. I think they would manage that number of guests anyway, No need to stress really
Wonderfull place to stay. Beatiful building, big rooms equipted with all that is needed. Great and full breakfast with generous service.Reccomended for couples and business. Prices are fair and reasonable.
Loved it here. Gorgeous, ornate, quite regal in a way, hotel. When you walk up the few steps to reception there is a beautiful space where you can look up at all the floors to the glass ceiling. Very impressive.
Staff were helpful and welcoming from the time we arrived to the moment we left. Everybody was courteous and wanted to ensure we had everything we wanted!! We had a small issue when we stayed and they couldn’t have been quicker to sort it, apologise and even gave us a personalised apology letter the following day and a follow up phone call to check. We felt that was exceptional service and appreciated the attention given to our small issue.
Our room was fabulous, incredibly spacious and comfortable. Could do with a plug by the bed for phone charger but that’s just a small thing we noticed! Our bathroom was also large with a spa bath, two sinks, shower, toilet and bidet. Hairdryer and magnifying mirror. Lovely toiletries provided. Beautiful room. Couldn’t ask for more!! There is a mini bar and safe in the room. Loads of wardrobe space too.
Great hotel and definitely one to stay in if you can, we would if we visit Budapest again.
We stayed in a room w/ separate living area and bedroom, on the main street side of the hotel. The room was spacious, well appointed, clean, and noise was not a factor. The restaurants in the hotel include the NY Cafe and a fine dining establishment, both of which were excellent. My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary here, and the entire staff was extremely accommodating. Also, the hotel is centrally located to explore both portions of the city.