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
Definitely my favorite having travelled to Budapest many times and explored the cities four and five star hotels. With access from the front door to Deak Square and a short walk to great restaurants and bars and the back door of the hotel opens up onto fashion street and Vorosmarty Square. Book it and you won’t be disappointed any time of year.
This hotel is fantastic. We love the Kempinski chain of hotels, and this is one of the best we have been to. It is perfectly located in the city.
The staff were amazing, helpful and pleasant.
We arrived early (10 am) and immediately received a room. The place is family friendly, and especially child friendly.
Great breakfast, lovely pool.
We stayed in the hotel recently for a city break in Budapest. It was much larger than the usual kind of 'boutique' hotel we tend to go for but we really enjoyed our stay. The room was large, spotlessly clean, well equipped and with plenty of natural light (although it did not have a view of the square). Hotel facilities were excellent (as you'd expect of this type of hotel) although given how much there was to see and do in Budapest we didn't have time to use them. Breakfast was not included in our booking and is pretty expensive to add if you choose to eat in the main restaurant, but there were cheaper options (a continental style breakfast in the 'Living Room' and a cafe/take away sited within the hotel), both of which were more than adequate. There is a lively bar/lounge if you feel like a drink in the evenings. Best of all the staff were both efficient and friendly and this made for a generally relaxed atmosphere (we never felt uncomfortable as can be the case in some five star hotels). Would definitely stay again.