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
Perfect location, good level of comfort and excellent breakfast. On the down side our suite was not cleaned efficiently, with dirty plates left in the room, mirrors not cleaned in the bathroom and a smelly toilet throughout our stay. Cleaning elsewhere in the hotel was to a high standard, so I guess we were just unlucky!?!
I would return here without a doubt.
This hotel offers great views and is centrally located for walking around the city. The staff was friendly, the room spacious. We had a great view over the Danube to the castle and chain bridge. The restaurant bar was pretty good for a quick drink as well.
Overall this is a first class hotel in a fantastic location its central to everything.
Clean, tidy and very chic its a wonderful hotel.
My only criticism would be the breakfast, we are dead against paying ridiculous prices for breakfast buffets in these type of hotels as to be honest there is a limit to how much one can consume. Well at €32:00 per head we felt that quite heavy. Imagine our surprise the next morning when we were handed a breakfast menu in the coffee bar the next morning at 10:00 .......we got coffee and an omelette with toast for under €10:00!!! . This menu IS available in the actual breakfast room....so do yourselves a favour and ask for the Ala Cart menu :)
Staff are wonderful and assist with all requests and you can even book your danube Boat excursion at the concierge desk.
Certainly would return!
Please spoil yourself in getting the view of the Danube River. It is worth every penny. The staff is excellent and the housekeeping does an excellent job.
Please treat yourself to a massage as they are excellent. Breakfast is also excellent with such a variety and omelets made right in front of you. I am very happy they have gluten free bread! All I can say is I felt very spoiled by staying here.
We stayed at the Intercontinental Budapest in August for a few nights prior to a Danube River cruise. My only real regret is that we didn’t stay longer. The location of this hotel, literally only steps away from the Danube, is fantastic. There are plenty of attractions, shopping, and restaurants within easy walking distance. The Chain Bridge is right outside the front door. For attractions farther away, there is a trolley stop right outside the front door. We only ate in the restaurant for breakfast, which was very busy to the point where the wait staff struggled to keep up. The selection was good with a pretty wide variety of western, European, and Asian options. Our room was plenty spacious with a modern bathroom that was kept very clean. The décor is starting to feel a little dated, but it was fine. The bed was very comfortable. We didn't have much of a view, as our room faced the city. River views are much better, but we declined to pay the fairly steep up-charge they proposed during check-in. Overall, the front desk staff and concierge were prompt and very helpful. We would stay here again, but I do think some renovations are going to be due soon.