Once hidden behind the iron curtain, Budapest is now emerging as one of the major centers of finance and trade. The city was ranked seventh in the Forbes list of most livable cities in Europe. The Hungarian capital is visited by millions of visitors from around the globe and has some of the best hotels in Europe. Here is my choice of 5 star hotels in Budapest.
Best Hotels In Budapest
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Located in the heart of Budapest, on the banks of Danube River is Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge. The hotel is conveniently located close to the city’s shopping, entertainment and dining area. The hotel has 350 luxury rooms and suites that offer picturesque views of Royal Castle and Chain Bridge. The hotel has over twelve hundred square meters of banquet area for holding large events, meetings and conferences.
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The Paris-Budapest Restaurant serves a fusion of Hungarian and French cuisine. The hotel also has a fitness center with a state of the art gym, massage rooms, indoor swimming pool and two Finnish saunas. Rooms at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge come with amenities like Wi-Fi internet connection, mini bars, LCD TV’s and marble bathrooms. The hotel also has an in-house casino to entertain its guests.
Boscolo New York Palace Hotel
Boscolo New York Palace Hotel is the epitome of style, luxury, architecture and excellence. The hotel is a true conjunction where the past blends into the future. The New York Café at the hotel has the reputation of being the best café on the planet.
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Guests at the hotel start the day with an exquisite breakfast at the “Breakfast Room”. The Bar is an ideal place for guests looking forward to unwind and also enjoy amazing world cuisine accompanied with some of the best wines from Hungary. The hotel has 185 world class luxury rooms.
Hertelendy Kastely is the first member of the elite Relais & Chateaux in the country. One can only describe the building as a Chateau or castle converted into a majestic hotel offering world class amenities and luxury. It would be really hard to find a hotel on the globe that comes with a private airstrip for hang-gliders, motor driven planes and helicopters.
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The hotel also offers equestrian facilities at its Rower & Rub, 5 star stables and even has professional riding instructors to help you learn riding. The hotel has a shooting range, golf course, tennis courts and also arranges deer-stalking expeditions. The hotel offers fourteen rooms and suites and come with amenities like free cable internet, LCD TV’s, air conditioning and refreshment center.
Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Four Seasons Gresham Palace is located close to the famous Chain Bridge with panoramic views of the hills of Buda and River Danube. It is a vintage hotel offering all the modern amenities in a grand scale. As the name suggests, it is a palace converted into a world class hotel blending the past and present.
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The hotel offers meeting & banquet area, 24 hour business center, a fine dining restaurant and an indoor pool. The hotel has 179 luxurious guest rooms offering amenities like iPod docking station, satellite TV, DVD player, hair dryer, clock radio, in-room safe, multi-line telephone with voice mail, private bar and wireless internet access.