Top hotels in Budapest
This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winning 4-star hotel is just a few moments' walk from the eastern banks of the River Danube, close to Budapest's most cosmopolitan areas. The hotel's 138 rooms have minibars, flatscreen TVs with satellite channels, complimentary wi-fi and air conditioning. Dine in the on-site restaurant serving contemporary Hungarian cuisine, directed by a Michelin-star awarded head chef. Corporate guests can make use of the five on-site meeting and conference rooms.
Set in Hungary’s beautiful capital, this 4-star hotel provides a great base for those wishing to explore the heart of Budapest. In each of the cosy rooms you’ll find air conditioning, a minibar, satellite TV, free wi-fi access and soundproofed windows, so you can get a great night’s sleep. If you fancy a touch of relaxation, the Health Spa & Wellness centre is the place to go, and afterwards head to the restaurant, where you can experience Hungarian cuisine to the sound of live music.
Set in the Pest side of Budapest, this 4-star hotel is moments from the HUNGEXPO international fair centre and within each reach of the city’s main attractions. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature a range of contemporary comforts including free wi-fi access, cable TV and private bathrooms. Swim a few laps in the indoor pool, relax with a revitalising massage or keep in shape at the on-site fitness centre, followed by delicious Hungarian cuisine at the hotel restaurant.
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Located right in the heart of Budapest, these new apartments are a great choice for both long and short term guests of the city who prefer a little more independence during their stay. Equally suited for business and leisure travellers it is a short 5-minute walk from the Keleti train station and in an area housing a number of excellent bars, restaurants and shops. The famous Opera house and the Dohany Street Synagogue are both within a 15-minute stroll, same as the grandesque Gothic Revival style Parliament building. The venue's bicycle hiring service is a great choice for anyone who wishes to explore the entire downtown area or simply enjoy moving around on two wheels. After a day of sightseeing one can relax in the internal courtyard with a cup of coffee before heading out for an exciting evening in the lively city.
Hotel Molnár's two neighbouring buildings are located in a quiet and green area of Budapest, 10 minutes by car from the centre. It offers free parking and a fitness area. Some rooms at Hotel Molnár are air-conditioned and have a balcony. They all feature satellite TV. There is also a charming garden with a swing for children. Sauna is also available for a surcharge.
The smart 3-star Novum Hotel Thomas is well-located for exploring Budapest’s sights, being within easy walking distance of the Grand Boulevard and the Corvin-negyed metro station. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet and on-site parking for an additional fee, as well as a 24-hour reception service and free wi-fi. Rooms are filled with modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with cable channels and private bathrooms.
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Hotels in Budapest
Budapest has a wealth of natural thermal baths, leading to the nick name “City of Spas”. For recharging after a hot day in the summer to warming up in winter, there is nothing quite like soaking in water heated by the earth. If your Budapest hotel is near the Buda area, pop into the Gellert Baths. Built in the early 20th century, the site has been known for its waters since the 13th century. A few of our favourites are the Rudas Baths, built in the 1560's and the open-air Lukacs Baths.
History and Architecture
Originally founded by Celts and becoming part of the Roman, then Ottoman empires, Budapest is rich in history. Whichever hotel in Budapest you book there'll be landmarks from its impressive culture standing nearby. Buda Castle, first completed in 1265, is an impressive sight overlooking the Danube River and is the historical palace of the Hungarian kings. Another impressive sight is Neo-Gothic building, The Parliament, the tallest building in the city having been erected in the late 19th century using 40 million bricks.
There are plenty of places dedicated to Budapest's past. The Budapest History Museum has four floors dedicated to the history of Hungary and the surrounding areas. Memento Park is an open air museum looking at the country's communist period from the mid-to-late 20th century. Expect huge bronze statues of Lenin, Marx and Engles. If you're an art admirer, head to The Art Gallery on Heroes Square with constantly changing exhibits by Hungarian and international artists alike.
Shopping and markets
Budapest has embraced shopping culture and the last few decades have seen a huge rise in department stores and specialist boutiques. Designer brands like Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste can be found in the lively centre and connecting Vaci Street shopping district. If you want a one-off treasure, head to Falk Miksa Street, known as The Antique Row, full of shops and galleries. WestEnd City Centre houses more than 400 shops and can be found near the Nyugate Train Station, our favourite is Corvin Shopping Centre, right in the heart of the city.
Food and drink
Budapest is proud of its culinary roots. If you booked a Budapest hotel near the Szemlohegy area, head to Rezi Serpenyos for some authentic Hungarian food, a hit with the locals, which is always a good sign. Borkonyha Winekitchen has put a contemporary twist on traditional Hungarian cuisine in a candle-lit setting. Ruszwurm, which is in the Castle district and has been serving since 1827, is the perfect place for an afternoon coffee and speciality cakes.
With the British weather highly temperamental and often cold in the evenings, Budapest can make a welcome change. We've featured this amazing city in our Where's hot in August guide, with more information on their summer showpiece and festivals.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Budapest
What are the best hotels to stay in Budapest?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Budapest are Baross City Hotel, Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center and Buda Castle Fashion Hotel.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Budapest?The lowest price for a double room in Budapest is £19.
What hotels are in the central Budapest neighborhood?If you want to stay near the center of Budapest, you can consider staying at Lanchid 19 Design Hotel, Carlton Hotel Budapest and Boutique Hotel Victoria Budapest.
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