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
The Kempinski Budapest hotel offers modern luxury a short walk away from the Danube River and many of the city’s attractions. The Premium Superior Room we stayed at was very comfortable with modern elegance. Service was excellent, we especially appreciated the service provided by the Lady in Red team, initially via email and personally during our stay. Breakfast was outstanding with great choices.
I choose to stay in Kempinski Cornivus for 1 reason ...the location,location,location.
Great service from the reception and the check -in (professional and very helpful )
Rooms : on the small side but well insulated for noise ,though if you are sensitive to noise trust my tip and ask a quiet room that overlooks a small inside patio.
Room was clean but not to the details and I had to ask for shower gel -and coming back to my room I found an iron and an iron board which I hadn’t ask...
Comfortable beds and pillows.
Outdated weight scale in the bathroom.
Good quality of amenities in the bathroom.
Nice touch the power cubes that you can plug
your electronic devices.
The minute you go outside of the hotel you are in the shopping district and just 3 min from Danube.
Breakfast is really professional....Sophia and Norbert were there to make sure that everything was in order.(Variety if local sausages,salami etc. Fruits,eggs,even a Chinese
I was pleasantly surprised to see the chef in the breakfast with gloves...making sure that all the bowls are full,clean and ready.
Check out procedures from Victor was great as well( Vitalia great to the point service !)
Although my stay was brief I think a 5 * hotel needs to be more accurate....some fine tuning is needed....
I promise to came back in the hotel with a full and extended review ...that will include as well the spa!(which I missed this time)and my beloved NOBU restaurant which is inside the hotel.
Our stay at the Kempinski hotel Budapest was a very nice one, we arrived very early in the day and were provided with an upgraded room at 11.30 am and smile from the receptionist. The room was very orderly and clean with all the comforts in modern day hotels. The staff are very friendly and the location perfect, the concierge is very helpful as well with a mini map that helps you get around to all the hotspots that are walking distance from the hotel.. extremely recommended stay.
I spent lots of days and nights in this place since our office is nearby, but this not only reason for staying and always choosing this place. I was also privately there many times and brought the friends also. Wery clean, nice and comfortable rooms. Only, breakfast was much better and nicer before.. Hopefully will improve..
Best asset of the Hotel is its staff: professional, dedicated, friendly, effective, on all levels. Than is location, very close to Donau, hundreds of coffee shops and restaurants and most tourist attractions. As five-star Hotel it has all you need. Rooms are large, with a lot of light, well appointed and clean. On small but useful gadgets – I like power cubes next to bed – with several sockets to plug in your all electronics. Free Wi-Fi is also OK, works very well across all places.
There are negative issues, however. On small streets surrounding Hotel the traffic is low but external rooms are quite noisy when windows are open (I was told the rooms facing inner yard are quieter). You can close window and rely on A/C, in my room it kept 23 C and I could not negotiate the system to turn it lower. At midnight I decided that I’d rather like the noise and lower temperature, I opened both windows what would supposedly turn A/C off, but it was not the case. After 6 hours I managed to get temperature down to 22,8 C. I read many enthusiastic opinions on breakfast, but I think the quality is just the minimum what you should expect from five-star place. I am not talking about local food flavors, but it is difficult to spoil scrambled eggs and serve it cold and plastic taste. I had also lunch there and I got sick after, so I guess there is some problem with Hotel’s gastronomy.
Conclusion: it is great hotel, but one has to be prepared for little, annoying surprises.