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
- 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
Situated right on the side of the Danube next to the Chain Bridge, it could not be in a better location. The hotel is very comfortable/luxurious; the staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the hotel and everything Budapest. Rooms are spacious, well appointed and impeccably clean. You know you are in a posh hotel when there is a telephone in the bathroom!
We stayed here for 5 nights in March, just to explore Prague. The city is absolutely beautiful. The temperature was extremely low on the first couple of nights so it was always a pleasure to return to this beautiful hotel. Comfy bed, good food, really nice chilled atmosphere in the main lounge/bar. Service with a smile. We were out walking every day and the room was perfect to relax and revitalise each night - very warm, cosy and quiet. Would definitely return here if ever in Prague again! We did all the sites, Prague castle (amazing), Charles bridge, just walking around the city is lovely... make sure you buy a trdlenik cream cake!
We recently spent a long weekend at this hotel and enjoyed a comfortable stay. The hotel is located right on the bank of the Danube close to Chain Bridge. Shops & restaurants can be found in abundance close by while the Jewish Quarter and the Castle are easily reached by foot. The No 2 tram stop is just a few steps away which makes access to all areas a breeze.
My status with IHG meant we were given an upgrade to a junior suite which offered fantastic views of the Danube, Chain Bridge and across to the hills of Buda. The room featured a comfortable king size bed, a separate sitting/work area, large wardrobe, safe, fridge, coffee machine (I'd prefer a kettle than these infernal things but that's just a pet peeve) and huge flat screen TV. The bathroom wasn't as large as some that I've had at other Intercontinental hotels and had a bath/shower combination. The shower was powerful enough but I really prefer a walk in unit rather than clambering into a bath but we're adaptable.
We didn't eat dinner in the hotel but did enjoy drinks in the bar and on the terrace. The breakfast buffet is superb with a wide choice from full English through continental to Hungarian and even noodles. The service was excellent at all times.
If you're looking for 5 star luxury in a prime Budapest location then you'll be hard mushed to do better.
Two friends and i stayed in the InTercontinental in May 2018. This is a lovely hotel in an ideal location to explore the city. Our room looked into the river and straight over to the palace.. so the view was 👌. Room was clean, fairly spacious and had all you'd expect. third bed was a converted sofa but reports grin the occupant were favourable.
We grabbed some "hot bites" in the bar when we arrived waiting for our room.... food was ok tasting but ridiculously over priced for what it was. Much better value you be had in the vicinity. Other than that we didnt eat in the hotel but the breakfast buffet looked good.
I normally reserve my review until well after the trip, and may write another one, but for now I just want to say how impressed I am with this hotel. The views are still astounding and the customer service is amazing. We were in the restaurant on the Danube bank and I asked if they could get hubby a burger from the bar menu - no problem! Ordered room service (there in 20(!) minutes) and told the lady I'm bothered by a noise from above - within 15 I got a call and an offer of another room. I knew - hoped - I was not going to be disappointed booking here and thank goodness, the standards are as high as ever. My conclusion is that the Intercontinental chain, and this hotel in particular, is excellent for customer service. The views are astounding as always. So happy I booked here.