The Best Hotels in Budapest
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
With its Art Nouveau architecture, historic thermal baths, and royal palaces overlooking the Danube River, Budapest is a feast for the senses. The Hungarian capital’s hotel options are no less romantic. From art-filled boutique properties to old-world grande dames, here’s where to stay now.
Budapest, Hercegprímás u. 5, 1051 Hungary
Opened in 2015, this colorful spot from NYC-based The Library Collection celebrates music—and music lovers. Set in the historic city center, near pedestrian dining and shopping streets, the restored 19th-century bank now houses 48 rooms and...
Budapest, Bem rkp. 16-19, 1011 Hungary
Part of a boutique brand of art-centric European properties, Art’otel is one of six chic stays, each of which showcases pieces by different post-1945 artists, from Andy Warhol (in Berlin) to Dutch star Joep van Lieshout in Amsterdam. At...
Budapest, Országház u. 31, 1014 Hungary
Situated in the historic Buda Castle district, amid bustling restaurants and pubs, this intimate design hotel has just 11 individually appointed rooms that feel like hidden gems. Warm wood paneling and moody hues envelop you in the reception area,...
Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 10, 1088 Hungary
Founded in what was previously an artists’ residence, Brody House fittingly takes its name from Hungarian author Sándor Bródy. Each of the 11 air-conditioned rooms features a bohemian mix of upcycled furniture—think sofas...
Opened as the Grand Hotel Royal in 1896, the luxurious Corinthia Hotel has a long and storied past. It was here that the first film was ever screened in Budapest, and the building weathered fires and war before relaunching in its most recent...
Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 2, 1114 Hungary
An Art Nouveau hotel on the western (Buda) side of the River Danube, just below Géllert Hill, Danubius Hotel Gellért first opened its doors in 1918, and quickly became one of the city’s most popular places to stay,...
Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5-6, 1051 Hungary
It’s hard to say what’s most appealing about the ultraluxurious Four Seasons Gresham Palace, a stately Art Nouveau hotel on the banks of the Danube. Perhaps it’s the central location, on the Pest side of the iconic Chain Bridge,...
Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7, 1051 Hungary
Set in the heart of the Gastronomic Quarter Downtown neighborhood, near the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel, Fashion Street, and the river, this upscale hotel draws from all its surrounding influences. The 351 rooms and suites blend...
Budapest, Andrássy út 8, 1061 Hungary
Housed in an elegant 1880s edifice that has served as a bank, an office building, and a movie theater (allegedly Budapest’s first), Hotel Moments was renovated and launched as a boutique hotel in 2016. The 99 rooms range in size from 225 to...
Budapest, Dohány u. 64, 1074 Hungary
Equal parts quirk and luxury, Soho Boutique Hotel is a funky stay with friendly staff and a sleek-and-chic vibe. It has conference facilities and high-speed internet for business travelers, but its location right next to Váci Street, the...
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