Four Seasons Gresham Palace
What We Love
- Style at every turn: Guests are well dressed and there’s an air of Old World formality
- The building, created as luxury flats for European aristocrats in 1906, is an Art Nouveau masterpiece; a pause for coffee in its grandiose lobby takes you back in time
- The dramatic location, just across the river from romantic Buda Castle
What To Know
- You’ll pay a premium for a room with a view, but do so and you’ll understand why Budapest is called the Paris of the East
- If the quirky charms of Budapest’s historic baths are a bit much for you, take a plunge in the hot tub by the Gresham Palace’s swanky and thoroughly modern rooftop pool
- Simple fare from the café and WiFi access come at Four Seasons’ prices (but the businessmen power-lunching in their pinstripe suits don’t seem to mind)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Gresham Palace’s lobby was built to wow worldly turn-of-the-century Hungarians; today it features jaw-dropping Art Nouveau touches, a gorgeous glass ceiling and a dramatic architectural chandelier. The hotel’s exterior is decorated with gorgeous, classical stone figures, and when it’s lit up at night it’s one of Budapest’s most redolent and romantic monuments.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms have a restrained Art Deco ambience, with traditional moldings and heavy silk drapes in tones of peacock-blue or pale gold. The bed is dressed in crisp white with heaps of just-so pillows, the lighting is soft, and the wood and brass detailing throughout lends a nostalgic period feel. Marble bathrooms offer deep soaking bathtubs and L’Occitane products.
With a nod to classic Hungarian coffeehouses, the Gresham’s restaurant offers both Italian and Hungarian specialties as well as a wide selection of cakes, pastries, coffees and teas. The bar and lobby lounge, set beneath a magnificent glass cupola, serves small bites and delicious, sophisticated cocktails and local wines. The on-site spa provides treatments to help you rebalance and rejuvenate after a day of sightseeing.
In the Area
Budapest has an incredibly rich history, and the Four Seasons can arrange private guided tours, a wonderful way to get the lay of the land and take in less accessible sights, such as the grandiose villas in Buda’s hills. A trip to one of the traditional Turkish baths, such as the Gellert, is a must; locals go for the water’s medicinal properties, the awe-inspiring architecture and, of course, the gossip. As Budapest moves out of its recent bohemian past, world class restaurants and swishy cocktail bars are proliferating. Still, a late night visit to one of the city’s famous “ruin bars” is not to be missed. Ask for recommendations (and addresses) at the concierge’s desk, and remember that getting lost trying to find them is half the fun.
How to Get There
This hotel exceeded our expectations! By far the best Four Seasons hotel we've ever visited and one of the best hotels in general we've had the pleasure of staying at.
The rooms were beautiful, the view was amazing and the breakfast that was included was very tasty.
Everyone was so kind and attentive and we can't wait to come back soon!
I chose The Four seasons hotel in Budapest for my 70th Birthday Celebration - three nights of luxury accommation in a hotel in a prime position in the centre of Budapest. I loved the lobby with its exquisite Christmas decorations and its art nouveau architecture. Our room was very comfortable and spacious with ample wardrobe space, and a beautiful bathroom. Breakfast was amazing, juice and coffee served at your table and then everything you could want at the buffet - the waiting staff were very friendly and efficient at all times. The bar area was welcoming and very busy. Reception was helpful as was the concierge and porter staff. Yes I loved my stay but I have to say that my one disappointment was that there was no recognition of my special Birthday - a glass of champagne at breakfast would have made my day!
This hotel is the best hotel we have ever stayed in everything from the History of the hotel the rooms and especially the staff who make you feel like royalty made are stay in Budapest truly magical thank you Gresham Palace
A magical week in Budapest. A conference experience that was world class and very memorable. Rooms are beautifully appointed - comfortable, stylish and service is exceptional.The Hotel is situated in the midst of the historical Buda's Castle District. Step out of the hotel and walk across the famous Chain Bridge. A hop onto the bus allows one to explore the breathtaking Castle District, Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion. Take one of the many river cruises on the Danube and experience the history and stories of Buda and Pest. The Christmas Market and a walk through the shopping district just behind the hotel is highly recommended.
Another Leading Hotel of the World success! Feel the history as you stay in a new hotel incorporated into one of the most historic buildings in Budapest. The hotel rooms are very comfortable with lots of room. The hotel bar is located on one of the busiest pedestrian corridors in the city. Highly recommend to get their early to get the best seats. Easy to meet and mingle with high end crowd from hotel and city. I recommend you stay for breakfast on the terrasse. Short walk to shopping district. I recommend you rent a bike to view the famous city landmarks.