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
It has been quite some time since we left a review of any hotel/restaurant or place we’ve visited.. However, we are both delighted to leave a review of the Corinthia in Budapest..
We booked an executive king room with club level access for three nights. Also booked a return airport in hotels e-class Mercedes.. Picked up in S-class... no extra charge.. Thank you so much.. Most professional and knowledgeable Chauffeurs in both directions.. Cannot state in any other way... Immaculately presented Gentlemen..
Upon arrival, our luggage was whisked away by hotel staff to check in... Again, all with great smiles.
Our room was not ready upon arrival, no problem, we were a little early. Invited to attend for snacks and drinks in the club level until room until room was ready. Club level on the mezzanine floor was amazing and we enjoyed it throughout our stay. Staff were most courteous and always with a gentle smile.
Our King room was gorgeous, well pressed linen and great soft bed. Excellent bathroom with superb shower.. and super fluffy towels. All the features of a proper 5 star hotel available in room.
The hotel as a whole is immaculate.. We were left wanting for nothing.. Some reviews here, state old and dated.... INCORRECT.. There are some old features to the Corinthia.. The old features set it aside. These are what makes it perfect. Have to say, there is only one thing better than the physical building. Each and every one of the hotels staff..
I have no idea whether hotel training provides such service.. or just pure talent from individuals working together as a great team. Keep up the excellent work guys.
The spa area is fabulous.. Super pool and whirlpools.. Great saunas and steam room.. perhaps a little too dark.. Just calling that out in interest of safety.. carefull not to sit on someone s lap when entering steam room.. :-)
Dinner at Caviar and Bull on Saturday night was amazing.. Post dinner drinks in bar excellent... Negronis all the way...
All in all, we had an amazing time at the Corinthia.. We were delighted with our stay.. Did not like having to leave such hospitality... we will return.
A most gracious Thank you to all. Until or return...
Second time in Hungary and second time on this hotel. We can not recomend it enough. The history of the hotel, the beatyful building and knowledgable staff who speaks very good english and I know that many other languages are spoken too. Spa area and ballroom are just spectacular. Situated just above the jewish quarter means that restaurants are much more "local" and better value than downtown. Large selection from very fine dining to gastropubs and pure streetfood from gyros and pizza fast food chains, you name it, its there. Next to hotel is Bochs Bistro which is a great restaurant witg nice staff who knows their food and wine. I also recomend to take the Hotel tour with Tibor Meskal! I will be back.
Just spent 8-10 Th. November in the Corinthia Hotel
The hotel is beautiful and spacious and the staff were excellent.
The concierge was knowledgable and obliging
Breakfast was a treat! Large buffet type plus chefs at stations making waffles and omelettes to order in a lovely spacious area
We upgraded to include the executive lounge which proved very pleasurable, Great afternoon tea with great selection of cakes and sandwiches and all beverages included. There was a help yourself bar with premium spirits for a quick reviver
They also served some hot light snacks
Throughly recommend hotel. The manager is very good and helpful. We would definitely would return.
Tip if you buy a ticket for the tram make sure you validate it. We were asked to leave tram when inspectors (gang of three) got on as our tickets which we had just bought 5 mins earlier were not validated.
To do this you have to tap a yellow box on one of the handrails. We did not see these points as bus was full with standing passenge.
Once of the bus we were aggressively grilled for 20 mins and the had to pay fine of 800 Huf before the inspector would let us go.
A bit of a dampener on an otherwise flawless mini break not a way to treat tourists.
Nb. If you over 65 you can travel free .