Buda Castle Fashion Hotel
What We Love
- Breakfast is free and includes traditional Hungarian dishes and espresso coffee
- The location within the Buda Castle walls means proximity to historic sites and fine-dining restaurants
- Rooms are modern and large by European standards
What To Know
- There’s no a la carte restaurant, just a cafe
- Rooms come with modern comforts like LCD TVs, in-room safes and minibars
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Once a Budapest merchant’s residence dating back to the 15th century, this boutique stay is now a thoroughly modern urban retreat set in the heart of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed royal district. Steps away are some of the Budapest’s most-visited sites, including Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion, while just across the Danube is Pest, the youthful, perpetually buzzing side of this burgeoning European playground. The 25 guestrooms have mocha or tan furnishings that complement the patterned carpet, and large windows afford views of the courtyard or Castle district. Ask to take a peek at the hotel’s romantic wine cellar (it’s available for private events), which has vaulted brick ceilings and air of medieval intrigue.
In the Area
Spend the day exploring the Castle District, with its cobbled streets, 15th-century castle walls and refined restaurants. Visit the UNESCO-listed medieval Buda Castle, now home to the Hungarian National Gallery and the National Szechenyi Library, loiter around the fairytale-like ramparts of Fisherman’s Bastion, which affords panoramic views of the city, and marvel at the 700-year-old Matthias Church, a flamboyant melange of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Dine on Modern Hungarian cuisine at the much-lauded Costes, whose artistic, seasonally inspired kitchen is helmed by Ferran Adria acolyte Miguel Rocha Vieira.
How to Get There
Our stay. At hotel was very good. The place is very near to the centre of activity in the castle area. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Only suggestion is to have live counters in breakfast. I forgot my credit cards pouch in locker whuch was kwpt inract and handed over to my representative.
Great location on the Buda side, walking distance from Matthias Church and the Chain Bridge. Welcoming staff, beautiful setup, comfortable rooms - clean, efficient and inexpensive. Excellent breakfast option too if you decide to have one at the hotel.
I would not be making justice to the nicety of the people at this place if I do not let the future customers know about the incident we had to go through. My sister and I stayed here just for a night and while we were shopping around the hotel area, we left our wallet in a nearby souvenir shop (next to the Matthias Church, just 5 minutes walk from the hotel). We noticed this only after we went back to Amsterdam and since the wallet had some important student documents and some old memories, we reached out to the hotel staff via email explaining our precarious situation. Honestly, we were just hoping that the world is really full of beautiful people, ready to help one another in times of need when we reached out to the hotel staff. They were the only ones we knew and had any sort of contact with in the whole of Budapest. As luck would have it, our hopes turned true and we received an email four days later from the staff that they had located our wallet and were trying to ship to us! The smile on my sister's face when I gave her this news just confirmed my belief that "Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things and that this world is beautiful because of its amazing people, just like the hotel staff at Buda Castle Fashion Hotel.
By far the best customer service I have experienced. Just grateful to have stayed at this place, to have met the wonderful staff and to have received excellent service even after three days of check-out. I have decided to stay this hotel every time I visit Budapest going forward.
We stayed here at the start of July for a few days whilst visiting Budapest. We arrived fairly late in the evening but the lady at the desk was extremely helpful and welcoming.
The hotel is situated in the castle district which is lovely, a really secure and quiet area. The hotel itself was clean, well presented, and well stocked for our visit. The room was large with a large bathroom attached, good size wardrobe, a safe in the room and a hairdryer provided. Couldn't fault the room, nor the maid service, they did a great job every day.
The only let down was breakfast in our opinion, we were disappointed with the lack of options for breakfast and the warm drinks provided. This could definitely be improved.
Great location within easy walking distance of a bus stop taking you down to the main town area, but also walking distance to some great attractions e.g.. The castle, the Fishermans Bastion and a beautiful cathedral - would definitely recommend walking around the castle district you will stumble upon a bunch of beautiful little roads and buildings and being up the hill you will have great views over the city.
We walked the majority of the city in one day and this was so easy to do, a lot of people recommended getting a travel card but we found that the distances between attractions weren't far at all, walking allowed us to come across many more sights and little restaurants or bars along the way.