The Hungarian outpost of the Parisian hotel/restaurant/record label franchise of the same name, Buddha-Bar Hotel is a trendy, design-centric boutique hotel housed in the neo-baroque Klotild Palace building, right in the heart of Budapest
's beloved Váci Street pedestrianized shopping district. The decor is heavily influenced by Chinese motifs, and the lobby and common areas feature dark wood contrasting with bright-red lightly patterned wallpaper and brassy accents. The concept continues into the luxurious rooms and suites, the nicest of which feature balconies and city views. Of course, the star attraction here is the Buddha-Bar Lounge, where DJs spin globally inspired downtempo beats every night while chic Budapesters and visitors sip on cocktails and snack on sushi. And for travelers who'd rather find other ways than boozy lounging to reach a state of Zen, there's a gorgeous spa with sauna, steam baths, hot and cold pools, and even a Roman-inspired tepidarium.