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
This “pretending-to-be” a 5 stars hotel can be considered just like a forced 4 stars one. The position is perfect, maybe the best in the city with a panoramic view, the hall is wonderful and the breakfast is amazing but the rooms are absolutely disappointing. If you take the standard room (the one without the danube sight) you will have a very poor and old room, more similar to an old guest house rather than a luxury hotel. First of all a double room used as single comes with two single very small beds and this is a very rude thing (nowhere in the world nowadays you have a small and not a king size bed for a double). The facilities are very cheap and minimal: a shampoo, soap,conditioner, body cream in a very small box with a disgusting taste. No comb, toothpaste, no toothbrush, quite embarrassing for a 5 star. The room lights are quite impossible to turn-off singularly and it’s hard to understand how do they work. The door itself opens with difficulty ( we had 5 rooms and everybody got the same problem). The phone in the room is programmed to call intern numbers that doesn’t work. The concierge service doesn’t even have a phone charger to borrow. And finally at 6 in the morning an “appointment call alarm” started ringing, for an appointment nobody had, of course. So, I do not suggest to spend all the money they ask for ( 155euro for night) for having this kind of unsatisfactory and cheap services. Maybe go there just for a cocktail in the wonderful bar
The definition of a 5 star hotel. Great service, helpful employees happy to assist you any time with a smile.
The view from our room (425) was amazing. Like a picture from a fairy tale book. Breakfast buffet was great. The scrambled eggs were amazing...
We also enjoyed room service as well. The food was a perfect much with the view of the river and all the castles on the other side especially at night.
My family and I stayed at this hotel a while ago. I chose it for its simple class and location, and booked a river view room.
Marvelous site and friendly staff.
Visited the health club and used the gym. Clean and convenient.
Definitely will be back to this hotel, once in Budapest again
The location on the river with a view of Buda is spectacular ... and the view from a room with river view is just brilliant (note: you pay a substantial premium compared to rooms facing the other side).
Add to this the comfortable beds and excellent breakfast and you have a winner.
So why not the maximum rating? The building is quite unattractive (to say the least) and the hotel lacks a bit of character and charm.
As interconti ambassador we travel a lot between IHG hotels in Europe.
The interconti in Budapest has same age compare to Wien and Prague but...
The staff is absolutely friendly and the building is very well maintained. The design is not new but clean and in good shape. We had a junior suite with Donau view...
A minus ist the extra bed which reminds me of a bad in jail...
The breakfast is really good and the staff fantastic.
Thanks for this nice stay.