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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 8211 Reviews
Weekend away
Reviewed 18 hours ago

Hotel is absolutely beautiful, could not fault it at all.
All restaurants have outstanding food.
Staff are very accommodating and nothing is too much
Hotel is situated in a good place, just a short walk to the Christmas markets and down to the Danube

A really lovely hotel and city!
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stayed for three nights over the first weekend in December, check- in experience was very efficient and the reception/ lobby staff were professional and friendly. We were asked at least three times if we needed assistance with our luggage.
We had an executive room which was large, spacious and very well equipped, water and coffee replenished daily and the room serviced every day alongside a turn down service in the evening! Because we had an executive room we had access to the mezzanine and executive club which really is worth spending a little extra for!. There was ample choice of light snacks and drinks throughout the day, breakfast also was very good with freshly made waffles and eggs made on request.
The staff we encountered were professional and friendly, it was a busy weekend so we expected to wait for drinks etc and this wasn’t a problem for us as we had no time constraints.
Our room was situated at the front of the hotel and could be a bit noisy at times from the busy road, although not a real issue for us, our sleep was disturbed due to this and the room temperature which even for me (I love a warm cosy room) it was a little stifling, hence we needed to open the window, leading to increasing noise level.
I would recommend this hotel for a really lovely relaxing break in a clean hotel with fantastic amenities. The spa area and pool are wonderful and the hotel thinks about extra touches... well that was certainly our experience.
The hotel as mentioned is situated on a busy main road but great location to explore the amazing city of Budapest!!

Beautiful lobby and restraunt, the rest disappointing.
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed for two nights as part of a conference. On arrival, receptionist was very brusque, handed us a package. Inside were the keys to our room. No cases taken up, no 'have a nice stay', no directions how to get to our room, no smile. When we finally got to our room. a good sized room, but in need of an upgrade. Cracks in batroom sink, bath panel flaking, chipped furniture. We went downstairs to the bar for a drink. Sat for over 20minutes then had to go find someone to take our order. Got a drink after a total of 40 minutes, again no smile. Throughout our stay we only had one member of staff that was friendly to us. On check out at reception, again a very brusque receptionist. After checking out we were not asked if we enjoyed our stay or have a good trip home. Overall, very disappointing. For a five star hotel the staff were all very miserable (except for the lovely doorman)and not what I would have expected. Visitied another 5 star hotel down the road and it was a totally different experience. Corinthia, you need to sort these issues.

City Break
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I stayed for three nights in an executive room at the Corinthia Hotel, Budapest. The holiday was booked through British Airways Holidays with a prepaid Hotel Voucher. The hotel is situated about a 20 - 30 minute walk from the city centre in an area which is slightly down-market. The hotel reception hall, public areas, swimming pool and spa areas are superb. The executive room was spacious and comfortable and the executive lounge provided complementary drinks and snacks throughout the day. The buffet breakfast was excellent, however, the waiting staff would benefit from some additional customer service training. The management acknowledged that we were celebrating an anniversary by very generously provided sparkling wine and chocolates in our room. We really appreciated this personal touch. One disappointing aspect was when we checked out, the receptionist said that she would charge three nights bed and breakfast to my credit card. I said that the room was prepaid. She said that it was not. I had to open my packed luggage and find my copy of the prepaid hotel voucher to hand to her. She said nothing but took the voucher from my and made a telephone call which lasted around four minutes. She then returned my copy of the voucher and said that there would be no charge added to my credit card. No apology was made. Given the five star rating of the hotel, I would have expected a more customer oriented response. That aside, we really liked the hotel.

Good stay!
Reviewed 7 days ago

The hotel is beautiful..the first feel of it is amazing..very centrally located. The various restaurants are amazing and food is delicious. The hotel definitely defines luxury however the services need improvement. The housekeeping was okaish and the room service took forever. We never received the extra bath towels we had asked for. The concierge was not upto the mark and more than 2 times no one received our phone or called back.