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
- 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
Stayed here for one night - while it's a little far from the train station (which Taxify easily resolved), the hotel itself was spacious, large and conveniently located. The room service was good (Es Bistro is a must try), and the room was comfortable, large and my Premium Room had a great view. It's also near the shopping district and the Danube River. There were a few things that made it a little less than perfect, i.e. no curtain on the bathtub, not much choice for sports channels on the TV, occasionally slow service. But it's a good stay!
Been there from december 21st to december 24th (2017). The Christmas environment was amazing. The roon was incredible and the view from the room was spectacular.
The location is prime location and it’s close to all the nice and famous places.
We chose Budapest because of what I had heard about the beauty of the city and particularly how it was a really good place to go for Christmas. Let me just say it is the most beautiful place I have been so far that really celebrates Christmas in every way as a Christian feast which for me is so welcome after all the dumbing down we sometimes experience in the U.K. The Christmas markets are everywhere and are overwhelming in their attractiveness and also appeal due to the wide variety of what is on offer. The hotel was in the perfect location. You literally come out of the hotel and walk into the centre of the city and the Christmas markets are on your doorstep.
I was really impressed with the hotel from the warm welcome we received at the start to the quality of the surroundings. Our room was on the 8th floor which was ideal as there was no noise at all. When you looked through the window you could see the lovely shops and Christmas lights and I found the room to be at the right level of quality for a 5 star hotel, with sufficient space and good quality feel and products.
Breakfast was included and I really enjoyed the wide spread and the lovely cosy feel of the setting. It feels a bit like a really nice cafe where you can relax and enjoy your food. The staff were particularly helpful and attentive ensuring we had what we needed and what we ordered.
We also tried the bar at night and ordered a couple of cocktails which was a great experience as we sat at the bar and could see these made for us. Again the bar staff were particularly friendly and helpful.
All in all I would highly recommend the hotel, particularly for its quality, location and homely and welcoming feel. As a 5 star it’s more expensive but sometimes it’s worth paying that little bit extra :-)
We received top notch service from this hotel’s staff. Very nice, honest, helpful and accommodating. We really appreciated it. Great location to be able to see some great sites within walking distance. The Christmas market was right out the back door. What a great experience.
This hotel is beautiful, location is great, it is in front of the Budapest eye, and around the corner from the Christmas Market. T he rooms are beautiful we were overlooking the shops which were lit up for Christmas and changed colour. The bar area is nice and comfortable with a good atmosphere, and there is a lounge area with sofas and comfortable chairs and an open fire, with background music so you can talk at a comfortable level. The bathroom is very nice, there is a spa which we didn’t use, but heard it was good.