Budapest, Országház u. 31, 1014 Hungary
Photo courtesy of Baltazar Budapest
Baltazár BudapestSituated in the Buda Castle district, amid restaurants, pubs, and historic attractions, this urban-chic design hotel has only 11 rooms, each with its own decor scheme. Many of the rooms’ unique interiors are inspired by the works of famous artists and designers—the 646-square-foot Baltazar Loft with Keith Haring–inspired artwork on exposed brick walls is particularly fantastic, with a bedroom plus a second king-size bed in the living room. A free hot breakfast at the hotel's restaurant makes this a good value for money, and those who stick around for lunch and dinner can enjoy grilled meats cooked up in the Spanish-style charcoal Josper oven washed down with a heady glass of Hungarian wine. It's one of a number of properties across the city run by the local Zsidai family, who also have a few of the city's trendiest restaurants, including an Italian concept restaurant in partnership with Britain’s beloved chef Jamie Oliver.