The Best Hotels in Budapest
Collected by Margot Bigg, AFAR Contributor
From design-forward and art-filled properties to romantic palaces full of history, the tempting hotel choices in Budapest make deciding where to stay as hard as deciding on which divine Hungarian pastry to try.
Budapest, Dohány u. 64, 1074 Hungary
A bit quirky, a bit stylish, and a bit luxurious, Soho Boutique Hotel is a funky design hotel 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...
Budapest, Bem rkp. 16-19, 1011 Hungary
As the name suggests, Budapest’s Art'otel is an art-themed hotel with 579 works of art, all by contemporary U.S. artist Donald Sultan. It’s one of six such hotels in Europe, each of which showcases the works of a different post-1945...
Budapest, Országház u. 31, 1014 Hungary
Situated 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...
Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 10, 1088 Hungary
Founded in 2009 in what was previously an artists’ residence, Brody House is a bohemian boutique hotel that was named after Hungarian author Sándor Bródy. Each of the 11 air-conditioned rooms here features an eclectic mix of...
Budapest, Váci u. 34, 1052 Hungary
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...
Budapest, Szent Gellért tér 2, 1114 Hungary
Danubius Hotel Gellért is an art nouveau hotel on the western (Buda) side of the city, right by the River Danube and just below the city's famous Géllert Hill, formerly a prime vinicultural area. It first opened its doors in 1918 and...
Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 5, 1051 Hungary
It's hard to say what's more appealing about the ultraluxurious Four Seasons Gresham Palace, an imposing art nouveau hotel on the banks of the Danube. It could be the fantastic location, right on the Pest side of the city's iconic Chain Bridge, or...
Budapest, Andrássy út 8, 1061 Hungary
Housed in an elegant building that was constructed in the early 1880s and served as a bank, an office building, and even a movie theater (allegedly the first in Budapest), Hotel Moments was renovated and launched as the boutique hotel that it is...