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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 8417 Reviews
Superb hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful hotel, art nouveau decor, abundance of attentive staff, purchased executive package on arrival (caught yellow Fo taxi direct from airport, good service and price) we considered the package well worth it, room exceptional, close to lift to spa, Spa good but crowded when we where there. Loved the exec club, service provided by Ms Kinga was good natured and exceptional, made for very good stay, slight negatives and I mean slight, on the Saturday night there was a wine tasting and the hotel was full for breakfast next day, the staff at breakfast seemed a little overwhelmed and we’re struggling to cope with the demand which is surprising for a 5 star. All back in order for our last day Monday breakfast which we took in the much cooler atrium. Great stay, will review visited places individually.

Great hotelexperience with sleezy bars around the corner.
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the hotel facilities and Personal service nothing to complain. However if you walk outside you are not in the best part of town.
Take the tram to bring you to the nice city spots.
Very friendly and helpful staff is making the difference.

Treated like royalty
Reviewed 5 days ago

The room was great. The AC had however a few issues but was far from ruining our excellent experience! Caviar and Bull is definitely a must to try. Location is perfect. Within 15/20 min walk from most attractions. Restaurants and the bar have a great variety of choices. We recommend getting access to the Executive club which offers great value for money, good food/drinks and service was impeccable. Special thanks to Gonzalo who treated us like royalty and took care of us throughout the entire stay. Housekeeping super lovely and efficient! Will definitely return as soon as we have the chance

5* hotel that won’t disappoint
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here for a 3 night city break and was not disappointed:
Room quality5*
Location 5*
Facilities 5*
Staff 5*
Restaurant 5*
The only niggle we had was the length of time it took to get served a latte with our breakfast but that was the only fault...we would definitely stay here if we were to return and would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting Budapest ❤️🇭🇺

Stay here!
Reviewed 7 days ago

This is a wonderful hotel. Ideal location and easy to get trams/metro to buda and Margaret island. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the house of terror. The bar and restaurants are excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is not cheap but it is luxurious. We really enjoyed our time here.