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
Myself and my boyfiend stayed here a while back and we loved it. Seemingly tucked away off the main streets and we had a view onto the street at the side which was nice.
The staff were lovely and very helpful and the hotel was very clean and well set out.
Decent sized rooms, excellent wifi, had house keeping and water/coffee refilled every day. The hotel even left me a complimentary bottle of wine as it was my birthday when we were there a very thoughtful gesture that you wouldn't get in many places.
Breakfast was good and always plenty of food when we arrived.
The location of the hotel is perfect for sight seeing and going out and exploring both sides of the city, with we did plenty off! As we went in early spring it wasn't that busy in Buda, after say 17:00pm all the crowds disappear and its very quiet but that suited us perfectly as we had the hustle and bustle of Pest about 15-20 mins walk away if we wanted to go to it. At the end of the block from the hotel was Jamies Italian,one of the only obviously open restaurants when we were there but I believe there are many there,. Jamies was a very nice, friendly bar/restaurant and well worth a visit if you don't fancy going into Pest, excellent value too.
Budapest is an amazing city and the Buda castle Hotel just made our trip even better would definately visit again and stay here.
The hotel is perfectly placed to explore the fishermans bastion, the castle, the church.
I moved over to this hotel after ending a Viking cruise at the Hilton nearby. It was not as luxurious as the Hilton but it was a large room, quiet, and on a charming street of restored homes down the street from the German Embassy. I chose it because it was easy to walk the two blocks from the Hilton with my luggage and it was way les expensive for me to stay on a couple of days. Close to all of the sights in Buda with many restaurants. Dorothy at the front desk was very helpful in arranging an airport transfer and loaning me an adapter.
This hotel was in a great location very close to the castle and fisherman's bastion. There were plenty of restaurants close by and we especially enjoyed the Italian restaurant that was at the end of the block on the way to the castle (cannot remember the name). The breakfast was good, not the best I have had but very sufficient. The staff were helpful and friendly. If you are coming to the city by train or flight, be sure to call the hotel and ask for the number to the taxi service. We got ripped off by the guys waiting at the train service who said they were taxi drivers and their cars looked like taxis but they were not. I had looked up online how much a taxi should cost to this hotel from the train station and it said approx. 2500 forints but the drivers would not take less than 9000!! The hotel will help you to get a taxi. Also, be aware that the beds are very firm! Much too firm for me and my husband and we woke up very stiff every morning. The staff said all of the beds were that way and I know Europe's mattresses are standardly firm but these were extreme. We had a very roomy suite, nice bathroom with a bathtub! The tram system was a bit confusing but once we figured it out was very convenient. To get up the hill you have to get off the tram and take one of the busses.
Super little hotel. Our suite was well appointed and the WiFi worked really well for dreaded work emails. Breakfast was good and plenty of choice of hot and cold food as well as fruit. The castle district No 16 bus is a brilliant service to take you down to the busy Pest side of the city.
We stayed 2 nights and booked 2 rooms in this hotel. The check in process were simple and quick. However, we did not get rooms on the same floor as we requested on our booking. The rooms were clean, spacious and nice but pillows need to be improved. The breakfast were average with limited choices but the staff were nice and kind.
The location of this hotel were great, very close to Fisherman Bastion and just 10 min walk to the Castle. There are also some good restaurants, souvenir shops and groceries stores nearby. The surrounding were very quiet and a lovely walk, very ideal for holiday stay.