Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
What We Love
- Location, location, location — you can’t get more central
- Opulent spa with a pool overlooking the city
- A mini art gallery that showcases the work of local artists
- Two great restaurants, including Central Europe’s first Nobu
- In December the Christmas Market (one of Europe’s best) is just a few steps away
What To Know
- The Váci Utca shopping street is around the corner, but head elsewhere to avoid the touristy trinkets
- The hotel is large — 349 rooms and suites — but service still feels personalized
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Luxe downtown digs opposite Erzsebet Park with an opulent spa and Central Europe’s first Nobu restaurant
Just a few blocks from the Danube, the Kempinski Hotel Cornivus offers easy access to the sights, shops, restaurants and bars that make this city so exciting. In true Old World style, the serene lobby is filled with live music most afternoons, and a lobby lounge offers a High Tea of delicate sweets and tea or coffee served in fine china. Sip a glass of Hungary’s famously sweet Tokaji with your cake or sample the creative cocktail menu at Blue Fox The Bar. On-site Nobu restaurant attracts locals, expat foodies and even the odd A-list celeb.
Bed and Bath
As you’d expect, the rooms offer nothing but comfort, with thick mattresses and patterned duvets. The furnishings are tasteful in a neo–Art Deco style, and the bathrooms are decked out in marble. The rooms with the best views are those that overlook Erzsebet Park, a well-kept green space that’s popular with the city’s skaters. Kempinski’s Room Comfort Menu comes standard and offers a choice of pillows, customized bath amenities and kid-friendly extras like baby bathrobes.
Dine on contemporary Hungarian-Viennese dishes at ÉS Bisztró, a brasserie-style spot with an alfresco summer terrace, or snag a table at Central Europe’s first Nobu outpost, a welcome addition to this seafood-starved country. Kempinski The Spa is based on Europe’s four seasons and has steam baths, saunas, a Kneipp bench, a well-equipped fitness room, an ice fountain and a café in case you need refueling. But don’t linger too long — Budapest’s packed program of cultural activities and its famously fun nightlife await just outside.
In the Area
Across the street, in Erzsebet Park, the Aquarium Klub pulls a young and trendy evening crowd, while Vigadó holds concerts and dance performances (try to catch a Roma or Hungarian folk one if possible) late into the night. By day, take to Budapest’s thermal waters at one of the several bathhouses. The Széchenyi, located in City Park, is a favorite. The city’s many markets are also worth a peruse; try Central Market to see the bounty of fresh produce and meat or the Design Market for bespoke garments produced by local designers. For cityscape views, the Budapest Eye – a giant ferris wheel which offers panoramas across the city – is located opposite the hotel.
How to Get There
I stayed in this property for 4 nights recently .At the beginning it was a bit of a disappointed for the hotel theme, ambiance and decor.
The check in was very swift and the ladies in the red Ms Anna and Ms Dijana were very efficient and attentive to the guests request . They upgraded me to a junior suite which was a pretty small room and it did not feel comfortable at all. They were kind enough to show me 2 other types of room till I chose the one which was recently renovated and was brighter with a well lit bathroom.
There were certain flaws in this hotel which I addressed directly to the Front office Manager Mr Gyorgy Podhoranyi who amazingly handled the situation and compensated for the deficiencies in a very hospitable way.
He also generously offered vouchers for the breakfast buffet for 2 days.
He definitely proved and demonstrated excellent guest service experience.
The hotel surely needs to improve the guest service operating service as unfortunately they did not have separate buttons for the different departments and after 10 pm the calls were directed to the reception who were disaster at times and could not fulfill the guest requirements.
The bathroom was well lit and bright with easy uncomplicated gadgets only point was the hand shower was fixed and could not be adjusted in length or change the direction of the flow,in other words would have been nice to have the freedom of choosing the type of flow and have a massage shower instead.
the lighting was also nice and bright only not to many electric sockets present .
The sound proofing needs to be improved too as you could hear a lot of disturbances from the corridor outside the room.
The location was directly on the shopping street with many restaurants around but unfortunately no view of the river from the hotel.
The concierge staff were one of the most unfriendly men I have come across.
We tried to experience them twice only and then decided to manage by ourselves by the reception they give us.
The breakfast was good nothing exceptional and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The spa is definitely a MUST to try especially the body massage given by the therapist Erica was super. She surely had magical hands which would literally destress you and put you fast asleep.
The manager Ms Sophia was one of the most friendly and welcoming human being ever with a great sense of humor.
She would welcome you with a lovely smile and offer you a herbal ginger tea which was so refreshing.
I would strongly recommend this to all guests.
APT River Cruises booked this hotel as the final night of our cruise. When we saw our room we were really impressed. It was very spacious and comfortable. There were comfortable chairs, a desk, a super king size bed and a modern bathroom with a bath. We would have liked to stay longer.
Had a 2 night stay here prior to embarking on a river cruise. This hotel is well located and an east walk to everywhere. There are historical sites, great restaurants, a Michael Jackson memorial across the street (Honestly, it's there), a park, shopping, etc.... Our room was very nice and comfortable. The concierge at the hotel was really helpful. My only disappointment was breakfast at the restaurant. The service was very slow, staff was not very friendly and the selection was ehhhhh. The service at the smaller counter where you can grab a quick bite is spot on ... the women working there are very friendly.