Corinthia Hotel Budapest
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Stayed here for valentines last year and the hotel was smart and well maintained. We had executive club access which allows you drunks and small snacks throughout the day at no extra charge. The weather wasn’t great when we went so was a great place to meet the family before venturing out into the ruins which were really cool.
Hotel was fantastic, just what you would expect from a Corinthia. The location is great too - a short walk away from some lovely restaurants and bars.
The spa is good too - very relaxing.
The bar is also very nice - the staff were very attentive and the cocktails were great!
If I were to look for a few points to improve, I’d say the bedrooms/corridors are looking a little worn and the doormen were quite unfriendly... they weren’t always there to open the doors and there was a little too much chatting to the taxi drivers.
We stayed here for a couple of nights after a Viking cruise and thought that the hotel was very nice. The breakfast was an unbelievable spread of breads, eggs, fresh fruit, juice, cereal, sausages, cheeses, bacon, and lots more. The room itself was quite spacious, especially by european standards. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was gorgeous, with all sorts of marble, and both a tub and a shower. We were on the 3rd floor and never heard much noise either from the street or other guests.
The location is great, with lots of shopping and restaurants closeby. I'm not sure what the price usually is since we booked it as part of a package, but the price of the package was pretty reasonable.
we had 3 nights here. the hotel is spotless, the staff can't do enough for you and the spa was wonderful (although I think the treaments were a little pricey). Well sited for the main tourist attractions. Our deluxe room was huge - king size bed, sofa, coffee table, occasional table, couple of chairs, mini bar, wardrobes and still plenty of room to stow our cases and walk around. It even has a nespresso machine for your morning coffee. Only (very minor) glitch, was in the huge bathroom (bath, separate shower, huge basin) was a badly fitted plastic toilet seat. Still worked, just seemed a bit odd in amongst all the marble.
I had a recent stay in Budapest at the classic heritage hotel that has undergone an excellent modernization. The staff was thoughtful and the location is convenient and close to lots of the city’s main sights. Great option in this wonderful city.