The Best Luxury Budapest Hotels: The Best 5 Star Luxury Hotels in Budapest Hungary

The Very Best Luxury Budapest Hotels … A Guide to Luxury Accommodation Budapest

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For a long time, Budapest was one of the best-kept secrets of central Europe, appealing mostly to backpackers looking for cheap nightlife at ruin bars and budget-friendly accommodation, as well as experienced travelers “in the know.”

In the last decade or so, that’s all changed: Budapest is no longer just for backpackers, and it’s no longer a secret. While it’s still not as busy as nearby Prague or Vienna, the secret is out and the verdict is in: luxury travelers LOVE Budapest.

Hungarian wine – with it’s nearly incomprehensible 22 wine regions – is a fantastic value; the city is full of cultural treasures and upscale nightlife; high-end international and Hungarian brands make Budapest an excellent stop for a shopping trip; and the city’s restaurant scene is exploding. Add to that, Budapest is filling up with gorgeous luxury and upscale boutique properties, some of which have gained international recognition for being among the best of the best.

If you’re planning a trip to Budapest and are looking for the best Budapest 5 star hotels, we’ve rounded up the best (and the rest). We’ve compared the 16 5-star Budapest hotels listed on Booking.com (at the time of writing), as well as 7 deluxe hotels in Budapest that have a gorgeous, boutique vibe to them (and are rated as 4 star hotels).

This is really an overview post to save you time. With that in mind, we’ve summarized the best features of each property and tried to present it all in a way that makes it easy for your to compare and choose the best 5 star hotels in Budapest for your own trip.

We hope this round-up of the top hotels in Budapest helps you with your trip planning, and helps you find the best option for your holiday in Budapest.

 

A Quick Glance Summary of The Best Hotels Budapest

A list of hotels in Budapest that we’ve included in this guide
Hotel NameGuest Rating*Star RatingPrice**AvailabilityFull-Service SpaFitness / Pool
Aria by Library Hotel Collection9.6/105-star$$$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Four Seasons Gresham Palace9.3/105-star$$$$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Corinthia Hotel9.2/105-star$$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Iberostar Grand9.1/105-star$$$Check NowYesYes / No
New York Palace9.1/105-star$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus9.1/105-star$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
InterContinental8.9/105-star$$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
St. George Residence8.9/105-star$$Check NowNoNo / No
The Hilton8.9/105-star$$Check NowNoYes / No
The Ritz-Carlton9.0/105-star$$$$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Sofitel Chain Bridge8.8/105-star$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Buddha Bar Klotild Palace8.7/105-star$$Check NowYesYes / No (Plunge Pool)
Marriott Hotel8.7/105-star$$$$Check NowNoYes / No
New York Residence8.4/105-star$$Check NowYesYes / Yes
Queen's Court Hotel & Residence8.3/105-star$$Check NowNoYes / Yes
Hilton Budapest City8.1/105-star$$Check NowNoYes / No
Hotel Moments9.6/104-star$$Check NowNoYes / No
Prestige9.4/104-star$$$Check NowNoYes / No
Maison Bistro & Hotel9.5/104-star$$Check NowNoNo / No
Pest-Buda Design Boutique Hotel9.4/104-star$$Check NowNoNo / No
Baltázar Boutique Hotel9.2/104-star$$Check NowNoNo / No
Callas House9.4/104-star$$Check NowNoNo / No
Hotel Clark9.5/104-star$$Check Now NoYes / No

* Guest Rating is based on Booking.com scores at the time of writing

** Price is based on pricing during a randomly selected date at the time of writing. $$ ($100 to $199) / $$$ ($200 to $299) / $$$$ ($300 to $399) / $$$$$ ($400+)

Map of Luxury Hotels in Budapest

Each of the hotels included in this guide, mapped out against key sites and things to do while in Budapest

Best Luxury Hotels in Budapest

A Short Review of All 23 Hotels

Aria Hotel Budapest

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Parliament, Chain Bridge, Opera & Basilica ✓ Luxury Spa Offerings

Aria Hotel Budapest

With a fantastic location just steps from St. Stephen’s Basilica in Pest, a gorgeous rooftop terrace and bar, and a well-reviewed fitness and spa center, it’s hard to go wrong with The Aria. And that’s not even mentioning it won 2017 Best Hotel in the World accolades in Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. All guests are welcome to enjoy an included and well-reviewed breakfast; afternoon wine and cheese experience (featuring Hungarian wines); all-day coffee, tea, and fruit; turndown service; heated pool, steam room, pool and jacuzzi; and more. And don’t even think about skipping the gorgeous rooftop bar. Impeccable from start-to-finish.

Aria Hotel Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.6 /10 Location Score: 9.8 /10 Staff Score: 9.6 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.6 / 10

Four Seasons Gresham Palace

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Parliament, Shoes on the Danube, Opera & Basilica ✓ Luxury Spa

Four Seasons Budapest Room Interior. The Four Seasons Budapest is one of the best 5 star hotels in Budapest city centre
Presidential Suite at Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest. Photo – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Used with permission.

With a scenic and convenient location at the Pest-end of the famous Chain Bridge, staying at the Four Seasons ensures you’ll have easy access to the best of what Budapest has to offer. Rooms are tasteful and elegant, and the hotel is housed in a gorgeous Art Nouveau palace dating back to 1906, and restored in 2004 following a 5-year, $110-million project. Guests are welcome to enjoy the indoor pool, spa, and fitness center; children’s and family amenities; and other amenities and services you’d expect of the Four Seasons brand. If available, consider splurging on a Danube-view room.

Four Seasons Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.3 /10 Location Score: 9.8 /10 Staff Score: 9.3 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.3 / 10

Corinthia

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Opera & Basilica ✓ Luxury Spa

The Royal Spa Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Photo Courtesy of The Corinthia Hotel Budapest. Used with permission.

With an elegant home on Budapest’s Grand Boulevard (in Pest), the Corinthia offers an impressive array of amenities. Beginning life as the Grand Hotel Royal in 1896, the original property was decorated in French Renaissance style, restored, reimagined and reopened in 2004 to guest’s delight. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary-elegant style, with warm and modern ambience and subtle nods to the Art Deco style. The Royal Spa is a destination in itself, with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam bath, and treatment rooms housed in a beautifully restored Art Deco space. For those wanting to keep fit on holiday, there is also a fitness centre. If you’re a film or cinematography buff, you may be interested to know The Corinthia is said to be one of Wes Anderson’s inspirations for The Grand Budapest Hotel film.

Corinthia Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.2 /10 Location Score: 9.0 /10 Staff Score: 9.2 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.3 / 10

Iberostar Grand

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Opera & Basilica ✓ Spa

Iberostar Grand Budapest
Photo Courtesy of Iberostar. Used with permission.

Sitting at the southern end of Szabadság tér (Freedom Square) in Pest, the Iberostar is located in one of Budapest’s prettiest neighborhoods, the 5th district, and within easy reach of the Danube and Chain Bridge, the parliament building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Opera. The interior is modern and sophisticated, created by renowned French designer Philippe Starck. Offering 5-star amenities such as a pillow and scent menu, a gourmet restaurant and on-site bar, and on-site fitness and spa facilities, past guests mention great staff service and comfort as stand-outs at this property.

Iberostar Grand Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.1 /10 Location Score: 9.6 /10 Staff Score: 9.1 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.9 / 10

New York Palace

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Central Location in Pest ✓ Home to New York Café ✓ Luxury Spa

Interior of the New York Cafe at New York Palace Hotel in budapest

Located on the Grand Boulevard in Pest and home to the stunning New York Cafe, the New York Palace Budapest oozes old world elegance inside and out. Beauty and wellness options include a beautiful relaxation pool, spa treatments, a salon, and a fitness room, and you can choose from on-site gastronomy at the New York Cafe, sometimes touted as the most beautiful cafe in the world; Salon Fine Dining; Nyugat Bar; and a separate breakfast room.

New York Palace Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.1 /10 Location Score: 8.9 /10 Staff Score: 9.2 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.1 / 10

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Opera, Basilica, Chain Bridge, & Váci Shopping Street ✓ Luxury Spa

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest Room Interior
A recently refurbished room at the Kempinski. Photo Courtesy of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. Used with permission.

Located at the ultra central Deák Ferenc tér (square), it’s hard to beat the Kempinski’s location, which puts you smack dab in the city centre and in the heart of Pest, within easy access of the city’s best restaurants, bars and attractions. Rooms have an old-world elegance to them, and are decorated in a traditional, luxurious style. The Kempinski has two restaurants on-site, including the smart-casual bistro ÉS, featuring local classics, and Nobu, which serves Japanese-inspired cuisine and sushi, along with several bars and cafes. The hotel also features a spa, pool and fitness area for wellness and relaxation.

Read a more detailed profile of the Kempinski Budapest here.

Kempinski Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.1 /10 Location Score: 9.7 /10 Staff Score: 9.1 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.0 / 10

InterContinental Budapest

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Parliament, Shoes on the Danube, Opera & Basilica ✓ Luxury Spa

InterContinental Budapest Double Room copy
Photo Courtesy of Intercontinental. Used with permission.

With a lovely riverfront location just south of the Chain Bridge, the InterContinental enjoys a central and convenient location in Pest. The hotel is decorated in muted and contemporary colors throughout, giving the property an understated and calming look throughout. On-site dining is offered at Corso Bar and Terrace, which offers lovely views in nice weather, and wellness options include a pool and fitness facility. Danube-facing rooms offer spectacular views of the Chain Bridge and Buda’s Castle District.

Intercontinental Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.9 /10 Location Score: 9.7 /10 Staff Score: 9.0 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.8 / 10

St. George Residence

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Quiet & Romantic Castle District (Buda) Location ✓ Close to Budapest Castle & Fisherman’s Bastion

 

 

A luxury option in the heart of Budapest’s gorgeous Castle District, this property has an old world, aristocratic air to it, and you may leave feeling a bit more royal. Rooms harken back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and are generously sized giving you the opportunity to spread out. In nice weather, there is a lovely garden restaurant to relax in, and guests can enjoy the St. George Restaurant and Cafe interior when it’s too cold for outdoor dining. Located on Budapest’s Castle Hill, there are gorgeous views to be had and quaint streets to wander just outside the hotel’s front door.

St. George Residence Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.9 /10 Location Score: 9.4 /10 Staff Score: 8.6 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.6 / 10

The Hilton

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Quiet & Romantic Castle District (Buda) Location ✓ Close to Budapest Castle & Fisherman’s Bastion ✓ On-Site Beauty Salon

Hilton Hotels Budapest room interior
2018 Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Used with permission

Conveniently located in the Buda Castle District, this property offers gorgeous views steps from the hotel’s front door (and if you’re lucky, from your room). With easy access to Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest Historical Museum, and the Hungarian National Gallery, Pest’s city center and the famous Chain Bridge are only a short walk away. Enjoy spectacular views of the Danube and Pest side of the city from the 24-hour fitness center, or book a room with its own view. Icon Restaurant serves a Hungarian and Mediterranean menu, and boasts views of the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Danube. There’s also a Lobby Cafe & Bar available for a casual drink.

Hilton Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.9 /10 Location Score: 9.3 /10 Staff Score: 8.8 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.7 / 10

The Ritz-Carlton

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Opera, Basilica, Chain Bridge, & Váci Shopping Street ✓ Luxury Spa

 

 

An elegant blend of luxury and culture located in a 20th century building in the heart of the city center, this hotel offers a modern twist on tradition. Explore the historical surroundings just minutes from your room or take in the five-star views of St. Stephen’s Basilica and Erzsébet Square from your bed. Some rooms even showcase a standing balcony with panoramic views of the city. Start your day with an abundant breakfast at The Kupola Lounge, renowned for its stained-glass cupola, and wind down with one of many relaxing treatments at the spa. Includes hot tub, steam room and a swimming pool bathed in natural light.

Ritz-Carlton Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.0 /10 Location Score: 9.5 /10 Staff Score: 9.2 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.7 / 10

Sofitel Chain Bridge

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Parliament, Shoes on the Danube, Opera & Basilica ✓ Luxury Spa

 

 

Located in a fantastic location on the Danube, the Sofitel is steps to the Chain Bridge and within an easy walk to many other top Budapest attractions. Enjoy the sun terrace and gorgeous views of the river, relax with one of the many cocktails on offer at the Paris Budapest Bar, or enjoy French-Hungarian cuisine paired with wine in the Paris Budapest Restaurant. Other dining options include Terrasse Restaurant, which offers breakfast and private dining experiences. The luxury spa features a full range of treatments and beauty products. The luxurious interiors created by French designer Jean-Phillippe Nuel contrast with the striking brutalist exterior of the building.

Sofitel Chain Bridge Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.8 /10 Location Score: 9.6 /10 Staff Score: 8.9 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.7 / 10

Buddha Bar Klotild Palace

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Váci Utca Shopping Street, Great Market Hall, Dohány Street Great Synagogue ✓ Luxury Spa

 

 

Steeped in an Asian-European aesthetic, the juxtaposition of shiny red lacquer, gold Buddha heads, and Belle Epoque palace architecture somehow works at this hotel in the heart of the city. Featuring two restaurants, including the Lebanese-themed restaurant, and a spa, this is a great option for guests looking for something a bit different, without compromising on luxury. Enjoy Asian fusion meets French influence cuisine at the Buddha Bar Budapest Restaurant, take advantage of summer nights on the Baalbek terrace, walk out the front door onto Vaci Shopping Street, or stroll down to Elizabeth Bridge for some lovely Danube views.

Buddha Bar Klotild Palace Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.7 /10 Location Score: 9.5 /10 Staff Score: 8.8 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.6 / 10

Budapest Marriott Hotel

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Parliament, Shoes on the Danube, Opera & Basilica

 

 

The mighty Danube and Budapest’s surrounding cityscape serve as a lovely backdrop to every room in this property. Conveniently located in the city centre within an easy walk of the Chain Bridge and many other central attractions, the Marriott gets top marks for location. Peppers! Mediterranean Grill and the AQVA Lounge Bar ensures you won’t go hungry (or thirsty), and several classes offered at the fitness center will keep you busy and fit. Indulge in the sauna, whirlpool and jacuzzi after a day out exploring the city.

Marriott Hotel Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.6 /10 Location Score: 9.5 /10 Staff Score: 8.6 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.4 / 10

New York Residence Budapest

✓ 5-Star Luxury Apartment-Hotel ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Central Location in Pest ✓ Fully Equipped Kitchenette ✓ Access to Luxury Spa & Facilities at New York Palace (200 meters)

5-star suites in central Budapest, relatively close to Andrássy Avenue, the Hungarian State Opera House and the Széchenyi thermal spa baths. Enjoy a wide range of comforts such as a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, a lounge with flat screen TV, and high-speed internet. Past guests have particularly enjoyed the 2-story suite with panoramic terrace overlooking the city. Hop over to the New York Palace Hotel to experience the hotel’s amenities, including spa and fitness center. Experience a delightful meal at the historic New York Cafe or sip cocktails to the sounds of a live piano at the bar.

New York Residence Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.4 /10 Location Score: 8.6 /10 Staff Score: 8.5 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.4 / 10

Queen’s Court Hotel & Residence

✓ 5-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Central Location in Pest ✓ Close to historic Andrássy Avenue, House of Terror Museum, Budapest Nightlife District, Opera

Another luxury apartment hotel option conveniently located in the city center, this is a good option for those who want some comforts of home while still getting access to the amenities of a hotel. The property includes a spa complete with a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, dry sauna and jacuzzi. Enjoy a drink or quick bite to eat in the courtyard and garden during the summer. The in-house dining option of Chess Restaurant and Bar features a mix of French, Italian and Hungarian cuisine, carefully paired with fine wines.

Queen’s Court Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.3 /10 Location Score: 8.5 /10 Staff Score: 8.4 / 10 Facilities Score: 8.1 / 10

Hilton Budapest City

✓ 5-Star ✓ Well-Rated by Past Guests ✓ Well-Connected in Pest ✓ Close to Public Transit, Parliament Building ✓ Attached to a Large Shopping Center

Attached to a modern shopping center on the Pest side of the Danube, this hotel is about a 15-minute walk or 1 tram stop away from Andrássy Avenue, and within easy reach of Parliament, Heroes’ Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. If you’d prefer to explore on two wheels, there are rentals available onsite. Unwind in the fitness center or sauna which features a spectacular panoramic view of the city, or grab a cocktail, meal or coffee at the Arrabona Restaurant or Zita Cafe.

Hilton Budapest City Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 8.1 /10 Location Score: 8.3 /10 Staff Score: 8.4 / 10 Facilities Score: 7.9 / 10

Hotel Moments

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Opera, Basilica, Chain Bridge, & Váci Shopping Street ✓ Small Gym on Site ✓ Historical Palace Building

Superior room interior_Hotel Moments Budapest 4 copy
Photo Courtesy of Hotel Moments Budapest. Used with permission.

With a location that can’t be beat on UNESCO-listed Andrassy Avenue, this hotel is steps away from the Opera and an easy walk to the Basilica, Chain Bridge, and Váci Utca shopping street. The hotel is housed in the former Schossberger Palace, which has been beautifully renovated. A formerly open central courtyard is now protected from the elements with a glass roof, allowing natural light to stream into the lobby area, with guest rooms situated around this central courtyard. If you really want to splurge, astounding views of the Citadel and St. Stephen’s Basilica await guests staying in the Andrassay suite, and the Basilica Suite offers an open terrace overlooking the Basilica. The on-site Bistro Fine features Hungarian specialties and over 100 quality wines to choose from, and the small on-site fitness center and sauna are perfect for unwinding and keeping up your wellness routine. This is a beautifully renewed property in an exceptional location.

Hotel Moments Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.6 / 10 Location Score: 9.9 /10 Staff Score: 9.7 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.4 / 10

Prestige Hotel

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Beautiful Location in Pest ✓ Close to Parliament, Chain Bridge, Opera & Basilica ✓ Historical Building

Reconstructed in 2014 from a lavish 19th century town home created by neoclassical architect, Jozsef Hild, this beautiful and sophisticated property makes a wonderful Budapest base in a fantastic location near the Basilica. Foodies will love that the hotel houses Michelin-starred Costes Downtown, with the star awarded less than a year after conception and the restaurant recognized as the 25th best restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor. Relaxation and wellness can be found at the onsite fitness center, with access to the dry sauna and jacuzzi. A superb combination of style and fine gastronomy.

Prestige Hotel Budapest Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.4 /10  Location Score: 9.7 /10  Staff Score: 9.4 / 10  Facilities Score: 9.2/ 10

Maison Bistro & Hotel

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Quiet & Romantic Castle District (Buda) Location ✓ Close to Budapest Castle & Fisherman’s Bastion

 

 

An upscale boutique hotel with only 17 rooms, this property is housed in an elegant historic building dating back to 1464. Each room is individually decorated, with all rooms offering a bright and fresh ambience that combine playful modern decor with the weighty history of the building itself. There is a delightful bistro onsite, as well as an impressive wine cellar under the building. When the weather is nice, the garden courtyard is the perfect spot to take a break from your exploring! Conveniently located in the heart of Buda Castle district, this hotel is within walking distance to Fisherman’s Bastion and the Buda Castle. For travelers interested in culture and history, and those looking for a quiet and romantic retreat, Maison Bistro Hotel is the perfect base from which to soak in Hungary’s capital!

Maison Bistro & Hotel Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.5 /10  Location Score: 9.6 /10  Staff Score: 9.6 / 10  Facilities Score: 9.4 / 10

Pest-Buda Design & Boutique Hotel

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Quiet & Romantic Castle District (Buda) Location ✓ Close to Budapest Castle & Fisherman’s Bastion

A quiet romantic option is the family-owned Pest-Buda Hotel and Bistro, located in the Castle District and near historic sites like Matthias Church. A hotel was first established in this building in 1696, making this boutique the oldest hotel in the country (although it’s been through many iterations). Modern renovations also make it one of the most stylish in the city! Enjoy traditional Hungarian cuisine at Pest-Buda Bistro, where you can dine in a cozy atmosphere. In the warm summer months, enjoy seating on the terrace with a backdrop of the charming cobblestone streets. Guests can choose from 10 uniquely designed rooms and suites that add a luxurious and modern feel to this historical building.

Read our detailed Pest Buda hotel profile here.

Pest-Buda Design & Boutique Hotel Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.4 /10  Location Score: 9.6 /10  Staff Score: 9.4 / 10  Facilities Score: 9.2 / 10

Baltazár Budapest Boutique Hotel

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Quiet & Romantic Castle District (Buda) Location ✓ Close to Budapest Castle & Fisherman’s Bastion

Located in the Castle District’s Gastronomic Quarter, guests can choose from 11 bohemian styled rooms and suites complete with vintage furniture and gorgeous views. Baltazar Grill serves fine meats cooked on a charcoal grill and a wide selection of quality wines. The restaurant also boasts a cobblestone terrace and a selection of top gins. Request the suite for your own private terrace overlooking Kapistran Square. Voted the Best Small Hotel in Hungary on TripAdvisor.

Baltazár Budapest Boutique Hotel Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.2 /10 Location Score: 9.4 /10 Staff Score: 9.1 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.1 / 10

Callas House Budapest

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Pest ✓ Close to Opera, Basilica, Chain Bridge, & Váci Shopping Street ✓ Historical Building

This historic architectural monument built in 1881 is perfect for those seeking classy accommodation in a prime location. Next door to the Opera and surrounded by luxury boutiques and sophisticated cafes and restaurants, guests will leave feeling refreshed and inspired. All-day dining can be had in the Callas Cafe & Restaurant, conceptualized by the late world-famous architect, David Collins. Outdoor dining on the terrace offers views of the Opera and Andrassy Avenue, affording a remarkable dining experience. Choose from uniquely designed and furnished rooms and suites located on the top floors.

Callas House Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.3 /10 Location Score: 9.8 /10 Staff Score: 9.5 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.0 / 10

Hotel Clark Budapest

✓ 4-Star ✓ Highly Rated by Past Guests ✓ Excellent Location in Buda ✓ Close to Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Parliament, Shoes on the Danube, Opera & Basilica ✓ Fitness Center

Hotel Clark Budapest Room Photo
Photo Courtesy of Hotel Clark. Used with permission.

Located on the majestic Danube River and right next to the famed Chain Bridge. With easy access to iconic attractions in the city and the Buda Castle funicular just steps from the hotel entrance, the setting is just one of many perks. Luxury accommodations include a Finnish dry sauna and a fitness room with scenic views of the city and the Danube. Onsite dining features the Beefbar Budapest where guests can choose from an assortment of cured, cooked and raw meats.

Hotel Clark Past Guest Ratings:

Overall Score: 9.4 /10 Location Score: 9.7 /10 Staff Score: 9.4 / 10 Facilities Score: 9.2 / 10

Our Budapest Hotel Recommendations

Where we suggest you stay (and not) based on our knowledge of the city

It’s all well and good to read hotel reviews online and look at placement on a map, but nothing beats getting the insight of a local to figure out where the best place to stay is. With that in mind, we recommend you choose from the following 15 hotels for your luxury trip to Budapest:

Geoff & Katie Matthews are Canadian travel bloggers currently living in Budapest. They are the co-creators of Travel Between the Lines Adult Coloring Books and Wandertooth Guide to Prague guidebook.

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