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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 7853 Reviews
Wow.. it's outstanding
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel was included for 3 nights on our Avalon river cruise.. seriously spectacular lobby, marble, flowers, great service.. outstanding breakfast buffet inc champagne and a huge seletion of delicious eats. Guide said river boat guests usually don't stay here.. usually the intercontonental.. was I happy they housed us here. I would highly recommend a stay here and we are m arriott platinum members for life.. bit on our return to Budapest.. I'll stay here. Loved loved loved it.

Beautiful hotel, from decor to service
Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated in the middle of the city this hotel punches way above its weight. What it lacks in views of the Danube it makes up for with an opulence and quality that will astound you. From the moment you arrive you will be struck by the decadence and stunning ambience. Each and every one of the staff are incredibly helpful and respectful. Thoroughly impressed with the staff who showed they enjoy their work. The rooms are actaully placial with extreme value for money. The décor is to date and each and every room is superbly services. Local travel is easy with tram and metro a few hundred metres away. But you can walk to the river front area in twenty minutes. I can't recommend this hotel enough. If this hotel is in your final selection of places to stay don't waste your time and make the Corinthia your choice, you won't be disappointed.

Over priced
Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff are friendly and helpful but that’s about it. Booked a double room got a single room. Bathroom taps drip, 50% excess on laundry (the paperwork tells you in very small print however they highlight it for you when you get the bill). Room not serviced, had to ask. This is the first day still have 2 more 😂😂

Fit for a Queen
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful hotel for four nights. The staff was exceptional and the amenities, such as the pool, sauna and spa were great. The breakfast buffet is one of the best I have had. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Very nice hotel for business or pleasure
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently had a great business trip to Budapest and stayed at this hotel. Rooms were nice and clean, elevators were timely, and location was convenient for my needs. It's located just over a mile east of the river near the Jewish quarter.

Highly recommend paying a little more to get lounge access. Not only does it have a nice complementary breakfast, but also offers drinks and snacks throughout the day.