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
Waking up to sunrise overlooking the Danube river and chain bridge. Early morning walks along the hotel and Danube river. Cold but pleasant, peaceful late night walks. I love this place. Breakfast is good and staff are efficient.
We had the pleasure to visit this hotel a few times and I have to admit they are amazing and simply the best! Staff is super friendly and professional and as soon as you step in, they will make you feel special. Although the rooms look a bit aged on the pictures, you don’t feel it once you in there. Everything is super clean, the bed is super comfortable and the view is amazing!
I can’t praise and recommend this hotel enough! Thanks for your excellent hospitality and please keep up with the good work! Looking forward to return!
Have to thank my wife for choosing this hotel. Everything was perfect, right from the start. She requested a room with a view -- and a spectacular view we got.
No complaints about the rooms.
Location was great. Walking distance to the Chain Bridge, to great local restaurants and shopping on Vaci Street, great local restaurants in front of the hotel itself, to a Hop On-Hop Off bus stop, and to a local tram bus. Best part -- great food street vendors outside the hotel. If you do not mind a 20-minute walk, you can walk to the Great Market Hall - a great shopping/cheap dining indoor market. Lots of cheap souvenirs, although tough to bargain.
If you are looking for places to visit or eat, things to do, or have any other questions, Eva the Conceirge is AWESOME. She is always smiling, and very patient. I give her 5-stars.
We arrived in Budapest by train, and we took a local taxi from the train station to the hotel. About 35 euros. Going to the airport from the hotel, we arranged for their private driver, about 35 euros as well, but in a Mercedes.
I would highly recommend the Inter Continental Hotel in Budapest, and I would stay there again.
We stayed here two nights before departing on the Viking Atla for a cruise of the Danube. Hotel is very nice and location on the river near the Chain Bridge is excellent. Reception staff was very helpful and included breakfast was very nice. Hotel also has a convenient bank type (not ripoff type) ATM in the lobby for withdrawing Hungarian currency. Market located nearby. Room was comfortable and included a small refrigerator.
This place was simply a delight! The majority of the staff was very fluent in English as well, which helps out for only English speaking tourists.
The location is also ideal for the view, markets, and anything walking. Additional, the prices are reasonable all around.
Pay a little extra and get a view of the Danube River!!! The hotel staff was simply amazing. The one thing I will say is that some of the rooms are a little small, so be considerate of that regarding expectations. You won't be spending much time in the room though, because Budapest is so lively that you will not want to miss out on visiting every place you can!!!