What We Love
- Top location on the Danube, overlooking the Chain Bridge and the castle
- The Corso restaurant serves a lavish Sunday brunch
- The spa features an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a steam room and a 24-hour gym
What To Know
- Babysitting services are available, and there's a kids corner at the Corso restaurant
- WiFi is $28 per day or free for IHG Rewards Club members
- Though located in a historic district, the hotel is in a large concrete building
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Within striking distance of Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge, the InterContinental Budapest is a classic five-star property on the banks of the Danube. The neutral guestrooms feature deep red accents and Art Deco–inspired furnishings, and all come with a work desk, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and a bathroom with a tub. Book a river-facing room for views across the Danube to the castle. The Corso restaurant serves Hungarian specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and dishes up a lavish champagne brunch on Sundays. Head out to the terrace in the summer months to sip wine from some of Hungary’s finest vineyards. There are plenty of top spas in the city, but to unwind without leaving the premises, hit the wellness area for a dip in the heated indoor pool, or to relax in the sauna or steam room. The gym is open 24 hours.
In the Area
The hotel is within walking distance of two of Budapest’s hippest neighborhoods: the Seventh District’s old Jewish quarter and the Eighth District’s palace zone. The neighboring streets are lined with cool cafés, tiny art galleries, local design shops and quirky ruin bars – derelict industrial spaces that have been converted into hip drinking dens. Restaurants worth seeking out are Bock Bisztró, for its contemporary Hungarian dishes, and Fülemüle, for its Jewish-Hungarian specialties. The Rákóczi Tér food market is well worth a browse, and the Hungarian National Museum, a short walk away, is a must-see.
How to Get There
Our family of 6 had a wonderful 3 night stay in early August.
We had two rooms with spectacular views overlooking the Danube and Castle Hill.
The rooms were on the small side however the beds more than made up for it...uber comfortable.
The staff were most accomodating, with a special shout out to Csaba at the concierge desk.
Every evening my wife and I were well taken care of at the lobby bar by virtuoso bartender(s) Attila Nagy and Gyula, who poured some spectacular concoctions and were a wealth of knowledge on everything mixology.
Highly recommended on your next visit to Budapest.
We would like to thank Bor for his outstanding service during our stay. Excellent job in the bar service outside and we felt very welcome because of him! Thank you Bor and we wish you all the best for the future
The InterContinental Hotel is a modern hotel located on the Danube close to the Chain Bridge, an awesome location. Our room was generous in size, thoughtfully equipped with every convenience, and was immaculate and in excellent repair; the bathroom was well appointed as well but was only average in size. The view from our river view room was spectacular, although I’d question whether it was worth the extra cost. The breakfast buffet was extensive and included made-to-order items from the grill. However, it was crowded and somewhat chaotic. You’ll also be dependent upon the waitstaff for refills of your coffee, tea and juice, none of which are available at the buffet.
What’s not to like? There was quite a bit of noise from the outdoor bar late into the evening, perhaps another reason to chose a city view room. Check out was early at 10 AM. And that’s about it.
This hotel is an excellent luxury choice for Budapest.