Hotel Palazzo Zichy
What We Love
- Free use of the sauna and gym
- The proximity to the Danube and all of Pest’s fun diversions
- Guestrooms are stylishly decked out
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- The hotel only has a café and lobby bar, not a restaurant
- There’s a surcharge for parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set in Jozsefvaros, one of Budapest’s most desirable neighborhoods, and close to both historic sites and lively nightlife, the 80-room Hotel Palazzo Zichy was once the abode of famous Hungarian nobleman, Count Nándor Zichy. The mostly black and white rooms are stylishly decked out. There’s no on-site restaurant, but you’re within walking distance of great eats, and inclusions like free mineral water and coffee, access to the gym and traditional wooden sauna provide solace at the end of a day spent exploring the city.
In the Area
Take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to the storied Danube by boarding a river cruise: cradle a glass of wine on a one-hour evening journey aboard the Danube Legend, which floats past some of the city’s most acclaimed sites, including Buda Castle, the over-the-top ornate Parliament and the famous Chain Bridge, which looks particularly magical at night strung with lights. Cityrama, meanwhile, hosts guided tours of Castle Hill (including a funicular ride to the top) followed by a Danube one-hour cruise. Or, experience the water without going anywhere on one of the city’s famous moored bars, like Spoon Café, a three-storey boat that offers cultural programs and upscale dining.
How to Get There
I had originally booked this hotel, four years ago but unfortunately, we had to cancel, due to my husband needing an operation. Because I had previously done my homework re the hotel, this took me very little time, because the reviews were still as good as ever and it is no wonder! The hotel is a beautiful building, exceptionally clean and is in an ideal location. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, especially the tall, dark haired young man in the breakfast hall, who always greeted us with a smile. Our room was on the second floor, which was very quiet. The bathroom had a walk in shower, which had really good water power and the complimentary soaps etc. smell delightful. Bathrobes were provided upon request. Our bed was very comfortable, with individual duvets but the pillows were slightly too firm for us and so we asked at reception, if they could possibly be changed and pronto, they were replaced with soft ones, very much to our liking. The breakfast provides choices to suit all tastes, beautifully presented and plentiful and the coffee lounge open until 5pm is a great relaxation, after a full day out sightseeing. On the first day, we walked to Kalvin Square (15mins) to collect the City Sightseeing Budapest Hop On - Hop Off Bus, which was excellent and enabled us to get our bearings. Turning left out of the hotel, a 15min walk, brings you to the Great Market, opposite which are some lovely restaurants, leading to Elisabeth Bridge and the beautiful Danube. Turning right out of the hotel, is the Museum, followed by a 15/20 min walk to The House of Terror, The Synagogue and onward to Heroes Square. Then a walk through a modern, high class shopping area and a stroll back, down the banks of the Danube to see much more that beuatiful Budapest has to offer. :-) In the evening, a few minutes stroll from the hotel, are lots of lovely bars/restaurants, with outdoor seating and very friendly, welcoming staff.
We decided to splurge a little on our first two nights in Budapest, and the Palazzo Zichy did not disappoint. The building's historic quality has been preserved in the restoration, plus modern conveniences. Breakfast in the morning was a large, delicious buffet, an excellent way to start a long day of walking and sightseeing. The room was very comfortable, and the bedding was luxurious. There's a DVD Library available, which is a nice touch. The location in Pest is good, close to the Hungarian National Museum and a public transit hub. Coming from the airport we took the 100E bus, it was very cheap and ours was the first stop, just a few blocks from the hotel. There were several charming small restaurants by the hotel, with good food. This hotel is definitely recommended, especially for couples.
Great Location. Beautiful Hotel, they must have had a designer decorate the Hotel. It is flawless, they thought of everything down to the last detail. They even had Umbrella to give you when it rained. Large Hotel Rooms with large bathroom with a Jacuzzi Tub. Lobby Lounge with food and drinks all day till the night. Bathroom in the room nicer than my bathroom at home. Breakfast is included and is such a nice buffet of foods/ Delicious. The Hotel Staff is so nice and so helpful and friendly. I can go on and on raving about this place. It was the perfect Hotel stay. I can't wait to come back to Budapest to stay here again.
Just checked out from a 3 night stay at the palazzo and could not find fault with this fantastic hotel. Bright and airy in the reception and sleek and modern in the rooms this hotel is the perfect choice if you want to feel a bit of luxury during your stay.
Complimentary tea and coffee bar until 5 and really good range of hot and cold breakfast buffet I wouldn’t hesitate in giving 4 stars. The 5th comes from the little touches like brollys for your convince if you need them and the amazing staff who go the extra mile.
It’s 10 minutes walk to Vaci street which it the main tourist area so nice and close to the action too.
Our room was in the original building that still had the grandeur of high ceilings although the room was completely renovated to a high standard. Staff were very friendly and would offer travel advice and eating places when asked. Little touches like customer umbrellas were available if needed(we fortunately had perfect weather), and electrical plug adaptors. Breakfast was fabulous and constantly replenished with some of the best hotel coffee options available. Location of the hotel was in a quiet area but within 5 minutes walking could reach Kelvin Ter where trams, busses and Metro was available. Highly recommended