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
Fist time in Budapest and picked the Corinthia Hotel for a long weekend stay.
It was luckily the perfect choice.
A very large impressive building with grand lobby and amazing staircases as soon as you enter.
We had an executive suite overlooking the main boulevard with great bedroom and separate living room with two bathrooms and a small balcony.
The room was very nicely decorated and with all the facilities you would expect from a five star hotel including coffee and tea making facilities.
Bed and pillows excellent. The Hotel has a great spa, indoor pool and gym and 3 or 4 excellent restaurants if you want to stay in.
It is really worth it getting an executive room so you can use the executive lounge which is excellent for breakfast or a drink and a snack nearly all day long.
We tried breakfast both on main breakfast room and at the exec lounge and both were really good and plentiful.
The hotel is about 30 minutes away from the sights by the Danube but 10-15 minutes to the Opera and the exclusive shops of Andrássy street and a further 10 mins to St Stephen’s Basilica.
A tram stop is right outside the hotel and hop on hop off buses stop near by.
Taxis from the hotel are available and not too expensive but picking up one anywhere else is a gamble as to how much you are going to be charged.
Finally I have to mention the staff which are fantastic from the doormen, concierge desk and of course the great people of the executive lounge lounge. All extremely professional.
Two minor points which need mentioning.
We only got a turn down service on our last night which was strange and the only other thing to mention the balcony door which lets in quite a bit of noise in the room.
We had a fantastic time at the Corinthia and we will stay again at our next visit.
I've staying in many top notch hotels - but Corinthia Budapest has to be at the top of my list! You must pay a little more and get an Executive level room. The Mezzanine houses this gem - reserved for Executive level rooms - with excellent food/drinks available almost all day long. The pool/spa/gym are beautiful. This hotel is spotless, the staff are friendly and very helpful.
Amazing Hotel with gym spa and swimming pool.
Friendly hosting and service. A nice way to start your day.
Perfect location at the edge of the most bubbly part of the city.
Perfect cocktails in le bar.