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What We Love

  • 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
  • Free WiFi
  • 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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Historic grande dame in downtown Budapest with a chandelier-studded ballroom and an Art Deco–style spa

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Erzsebet krt 43-49
Budapest, 1073 Hungary


4.5 Very Good 8592 Reviews
Excellent hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent hotel in a great location
Helpful and service oriented staff.
Very good breakfast.
Various of hotel facilities, spa, covered swimming pool, restaurants and bars.
Excellent combination between business and vacation staying.

Medium Imperial
Reviewed 3 days ago

Carinthia is a medium-large hotel with a long history. The building is an old one but everything is well kept and well managed. Large comfortable room and modern bathroom. The relaxing atmosphere substantially helped me to regain energy after the intensive working days I had in Budapest.

Beautiful rooms great air conditioning
Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff very friendly and courteous. Stayed in a Beautiful room with marble in the bathroom. Bedding and room sparkling clean.

Did not have breakfast at the hotel but there were a number of cafes in walking distance. Good location for trams, bus and metro. Hotel not far from the house of terror museum.

Plenty of restaurants to choose from inside the hotel, we only went to the bar.

Concierge organised a taxi to the airport within minutes of asking.

Would definitely stay here again.

Beautiful traditional place
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful hotel with very impressive hallway and ballroom. The staff is very professional and always ready to help. The food was delicious, the desserts were to die for. Rooms are specious enough and have all the amenities that you need. There are many attractions in the walking distance however if you don't want to walk it's easy to get a taxi.

Excellent Hotel of Budapest
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good in all aspects, including breakfast, beddings and bathroom facilities.

But, as we meant to leave the hotel early before the breakfast time 6.30am to catch a morning flight, the reception told us that tea, coffee and light snacks would be served from 6am , but by the time we got there, only 2 old croissants with no tea nor coffee and the litte bar was in a mass. This is the only black dot!