Often deemed as one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest deserves a spot on your bucket list. The Hungarian capital is replete with beautiful Neo-Classical architecture, inviting cafes, lively bars, and a sweeping variety of artfully-designed hotels. Below, we’ve rounded up an assemblage of amazing stays for your next trip.
Anantara New York Palace Budapest is a timelessly opulent hotel inspired by the Italian Renaissance, which was built in the 1870s by a group of illustrious architects: Alajos Hauszmann, Flóris Korb, and Kálman Giergel (the latter two are famous for their interpretations of Hungarian Art Nouveau design). This Budapest hotel is renowned for its New York Café, where travelers can enjoy traditional Hungarian desserts while sipping an espresso amongst a grandiose atmosphere equipped with high ceilings, meticulously carved railings, and marbled columns.
An 11-room hotel that used to be apartments, Brody House is one of Budapest’s most charming boutique hotels. Over the past ten years, the hotel has hosted fashion shoots and art shows in its two close-but-separate buildings—one a chic townhouse, the other a block of revitalized flats. Each room in the hotel is named after the artist whose work dresses the space; for example, the Tinei Room features oeuvres d’art by Alex Ternei.
From its Neo-Classical façade to its expansive atrium lobby full of Italian marble, the Corinthia Budapest is a jaw-dropping hotel. However, in fashion with the country’s famed baths, its most notable feature is its Royal Spa and pool. The curvy pool sits under a stained-glass, extra-high ceiling, adorned with black & cream tiles and surrounded by exquisite balconies.
This Budapest outpost often offers rooms for under $100/night (you know we love a great boutique hotel bargain). The stay features 1920s-era vestiges that mingle with juxtaposing colorful artwork and contemporary furnishings. Their glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant is optimal for a glass of wine due to its views of Hungary’s capital and the resident Danube River. A delicious addition to the already-winsome stay is the hotel’s first-floor Michelin-starred Hungarian restaurant, Salt.