With delicious cuisine, thermal springs culture, and a long musical tradition, Hungary has much more in store for potential visitors than one might assume. Thoughtful hospitality can be expected at the country’s most luxurious hotels, many of which are located in Hungary’s vibrant capital.

Budapest’s renowned heritage in wellness combined with the city’s numerous 19th-century architectural wonders makes this city a hot touristic destination that caters to both luxury-seeking travelers and adventurous spirits. Behind its facade of classical splendor, Budapest hides lively marketplaces, quirky ruin bars, and numerous thermal spas that guarantee a memorable stay.

Budapest’s renowned heritage in wellness combined with the city’s numerous 19th-century architectural wonders makes this city a hot touristic destination that caters to both luxury-seeking travelers and adventurous spirits. Behind its facade of classical splendor, Budapest hides lively marketplaces, quirky ruin bars, and numerous thermal spas that guarantee a memorable stay.

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The Ritz-Carlton

Budapest, Hungary

When it comes to the best hotel locations, Ritz-Carlton usually surpasses the competition. The hotel is as central as you can imagine, with the Danube, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Vörösmarty Square, and Váci utca within a walking distance.

The exterior immediately leaves an impression with the early 20th-century facade and glass cupola, while displays such as the “Hungaricum” provide the hotel with a sophisticated vibe. The vast, lavish lobby pays homage to the glory days of Prague, while the crystal chandeliers and high-ceilings remind guests that they are staying at a 5-star urban retreat.

The 200 rooms and 29 suites are spacious and airy, all appointed with top-notch amenities such as flat TV screens, air-conditioning, mahogany king-size beds, and mini bars. At the enticing hotel’s spa guests can enjoy a plethora of treatments and massages, including The Royal Palace Ritual treatment, famous for providing utmost relaxation.

The renowned hotel’s bar Kupola Lounge is known for frequently hosting Gin and Jazz brunch under a glass dome, so it’s never a dull moment if you choose to take a break from sightseeing. This is also the place to be for small bites, cakes, and afternoon tea.

Hungarian dishes are paired with local wines at the DSK Wine & Grill Bar. There’s also a vibrant Latin-America food hub where you can socialize with international travelers.

Guest rooms start at $310.

£ 229 per night
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Hilton

Budapest, Hungary

When it comes to the best hotel locations, Ritz-Carlton usually surpasses the competition. The hotel is as central as you can imagine, with the Danube, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Vörösmarty Square, and Váci utca within a walking distance.

The exterior immediately leaves an impression with the early 20th-century facade and glass cupola, while displays such as the “Hungaricum” provide the hotel with a sophisticated vibe. The vast, lavish lobby pays homage to the glory days of Prague, while the crystal chandeliers and high-ceilings remind guests that they are staying at a 5-star urban retreat.

The 200 rooms and 29 suites are spacious and airy, all appointed with top-notch amenities such as flat TV screens, air-conditioning, mahogany king-size beds, and mini bars. At the enticing hotel’s spa guests can enjoy a plethora of treatments and massages, including The Royal Palace Ritual treatment, famous for providing utmost relaxation.

The renowned hotel’s bar Kupola Lounge is known for frequently hosting Gin and Jazz brunch under a glass dome, so it’s never a dull moment if you choose to take a break from sightseeing. This is also the place to be for small bites, cakes, and afternoon tea.

Hungarian dishes are paired with local wines at the DSK Wine & Grill Bar. There’s also a vibrant Latin-America food hub where you can socialize with international travelers.

Guest rooms start at $310.

£ 155 per night
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Aria Hotel

Budapest, Hungary

Our list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include the charming Aria hotel which is part of the Library Hotel Collection – a hotel chain dedicated to creating unique accommodations and personalized service. The creative approach to hospitality is immediately evident in the name – Aria is a music-themed hotel that celebrates the works of individual music legends. Aside from that, the hotel boasts a killer location, just steps away from the exclusive shopping district – Vaci utca and the Parliament building.

As the name suggests, the Liszt Studio pays homage to the legendary Hungarian composer Franz List with a spacious apartment-style unit appointed with sophisticated furniture. Amenities include a comfy sofa, a marble bistro table, wooden chairs, and a lacquered French Style writing table. The elegant style continues in the sun-filled blue granite bathroom equipped with a free-standing soaking tub, separate rain shower, bidet toilet, and heated towel racks. La Traviata Suite and the Romeo & Juliet Suite feature their own version of elegance with private balconies, a chaise lounge, and a dining area, styled with a white-and-purple color palette.

Dining is a fancy affair at Stradivari restaurant. Here, guests can enjoy well-presented traditional Hungarian dishes in an elegant setting with hanging violins. Don’t miss to taste the house’s signature – goose liver. For a relaxing night out, head over to the roof terrace bar where you can contemplate the views over the Basilica with a refreshing mojito.

Guest rooms start at $310.

£ 229 per night
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Corinthia Hotel

Budapest, Hungary

Another gem in the heart of Hungary’s vibrant capital, Corinthia is a stunning property set on the traffic-filled Grand Boulevard. The neo-classical facade immediately makes an impression, while the interior is just as sophisticated as the exterior with marble floors, high ceilings, and a vast ballroom. Expect white-gloved service, the staff will be sure to fulfill every request from a
restaurant recommendation and babysitting services to booking a spa treatment.

The hotel offers 412 vast rooms and suites and 5 residences. The special three-bedroom apartment-style units are ideal for both families and groups of friends.The rooms are spacious, yet they have a cozy ambiance. Bathrooms are generously-sized and feature double basins, walk-in showers, and soaking tubs.

One striking feature of Corinthia hotel is undoubtedly the Royal Spa, whose origin dates back to 1886. It’s known as Budapest’s landmark and is well-known to both locals and discerning travelers. The spa partners with ESPA and boasts an extensive menu featuring massages, healing treatments, facials, and scrubs. Here, guests can relax in a spacious luxuriously-designed setting equipped with a 15-meter long swimming pool, saunas, jacuzzis, steam baths, and several calming relaxation areas. Guests staying at the residences have direct access to the Royal Spa.

Corinthia spoils guests with four excellent restaurants including Brasserie Atrium serving traditional Hungarian dishes in the atrium. Guests can also savor Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian dishes. Spirits and fine wines are served at Le Bar.

Guest rooms start at $210.

£ 155 per night
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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Another killer location, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is opposite Erzsébet tér – a huge square in the heart of Budapest. Some of the hottest tourist attractions are near including the lively Váci utca and the Vörösmarty tér, ideal for exploring upscale restaurants.

Unlike most of the hotels in Budapest housed in 19th-century mansions, Kempinski hotel boasts an ultra-modern exterior with glass and straight-lined stone. The interiors feature a palatial style with classic cream and gold palette alongside Art Deco furnishings.

The hotel’s 351 rooms are generously-sized and feature views of the nearby ornamental facades. Each unit is appointed with top-notch amenities including flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, high-speed Wi-fi, and safes. The bathrooms offer plenty of room for relaxation with marble floors, deep soaking tubs, and rainfall showers.

Kempinski is an art-focused hotel and every Saturday at 5 pm guests can attend a concert by the students of Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in the Living Room. Relaxation and moments of tranquility are guaranteed at the hotel’s spa equipped with a Finnish sauna, steam bath, treatment rooms, whirlpool tubs, and swimming pools. There’s also a 24/7 modern gym center.

There are several dining options including ÉS Bisztró serving authentic Hungarian and Austrian dishes. For a stylish brunch experience head over to the Living Room, while at Nobu you can savor Japanese specialties prepared by the renowned chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa.

Guest rooms start at $210.

£ 155 per night
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New York Palace Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Set on the busy Great Boulevard, New York Palace gives guests easy access to the city’s main attractions including Váci utca, the Danube, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Vörösmarty Square. The hotel’s property is a recognizable landmark created by the celebrated architect Alajos Haussmann in 1870.

Inspired by the Italian renaissance, the hotel celebrates Europe’s Belle Epoque with its imposing facade. On the ground floor, you’ll discover one of Budapest’s most vibrant social hubs – The New York Cafe. For decades the New York Cafe club served as a gathering spot for artists and writers, while today it’s visited by thousands of locals and tourists.

All units at the hotel feature mahogany furniture, Murano chandeliers, and rose-colored marble-floored bathrooms. The gold-and-purple color palette creates a sensual and romantic ambience, while the king-size beds are inviting with soft linens. Bathrooms are equally sophisticated with double vanities, rainfall showers, soaking tubs, and fluffy bathrobes.

In terms of facilities, the hotel doesn’t disappoint. New York Palace is home to a lavish spa equipped with an atmospheric relaxation room, steam, room, sauna, and lounge area, while the two modern fitness suites give fitness junkies enough space for their workouts.

Guest rooms start at $210.

£ 155 per night
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St. George Residence

Budapest, Hungary

St. George Residence is a former inn called Goddess of Fortune turned five-star hotel. The hotel is located next to the Castle District – the city’s charming cobbled center. The location is the ideal base for exploring the city on foot with Mathias Church, Buda Castle Palace, and the Chain Bridge being within a walking distance.
Guests can choose from 25 elegant rooms, all boasting palatial style. Picture romantic oil paintings, crystal chandeliers, golden drapes, and four-poster king-size beds adorned with soft linens. High-end travelers usually go for the St.George Residence appointed with mahogany furniture, antique mirrors, a dinner table, and a whirlpool tub.
Given the age of the building, St. George Residences doesn’t house facilities usually found in luxurious hotels such as a lounge space, spa, and gym center. However, it makes up for this inconvenience with the impeccable service and its excellent restaurant. The in-house restaurant serves traditional Hungarian dishes such as goose liver and mushroom soup, as well as a selection of fine wines. The interior is impressive with oriental-style paintings of birds on the ceilings, chandeliers, and antique chairs.
Guest rooms start at $210.

£ 155 per night
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Baltazár Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

The charming Baltazar Budapest is located in the heart of the historic city center, the World Heritage Buda Castle district, a short walk away from the Gastronomic Quarter of Budapest known for the numerous celebrated restaurants and bars.
The hotel has 11 uniquely decorated rooms and suites appointed with vintage furnishings and tasteful print choices. The boho-chic style is a recurring theme, while every room features an innovative mix of colors, textures, and styles inspired by the works of Vivienne Westwood, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol. The in-room amenities are equally modern – from Nespresso machines to a generous minibar and a flat-screen TV, all amenities promise a comfortable stay. Bathrooms are sleek with marble floors, rain showers, and luxurious toiletries.
One striking feature of Balthazar Budapest is their on-site restaurant which specializes in grill dishes and Hungarian classics. The restaurant, as well as the hotel, is run by the Zsidai family who owns a couple of the most upscale restaurants in Budapest, so you can expect an extravagant culinary experience. The setting also boasts a boho-chic style and the atmosphere is always lively with both international travelers and locals tasting the specialties prepared on the handmade Josper charcoal grill. Don’t miss to try the restaurant’s signature paprika chicken along with a glass of fine wine.
Guest rooms start at $110.

£ 81 per night
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Continental Hotel Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Continental Hotel Budapest is an award-winning hotel, housed in a property that was formerly used for public baths. It’s situated near the Great Synagogue in the Jewish quarter, where guests can explore numerous iconic buildings and ruin bars.
The hotel’s 272 rooms and suites are spread over six floors and are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a Nespresso machine, writing desk, and air-conditioning. Blending brown and cream, the color scheme creates a warm and cozy ambience. The rooms feature art deco details, dark-wood furniture, silky drapes, and sleek writing tables, the bathrooms feature rainfall showers, while the suites located on the highest floors have deep soaking tubs.
At Azra, guests can explore French dishes and Hungarian specialties. Breakfast is a long spread and it includes a buffet and a la carte menu. One striking feature of Continental Hotel Budapest is the enticing spa equipped with a Finnish sauna, jacuzzi, massage areas, indoor pool, and outdoor pool. What’s more, it’s set on the rooftop overlooking Buda Castle Palace.
At Continental Hotel Budapest, the rooms start from $110 a night.

£ 81 per night
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Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel

Budapest, Hungary

For the ultimate spa pampering, book a room at the renowned Thermal Margaret known for being one of the best health hotels in Budapest. The hotel makes the most of its top location near Margaret Island’s three natural thermal springs and boasts an impressive list of spa facilities.

There’s a large pool area with swimming and therapy pools, a sauna, hammam, treatment rooms, and a charming outdoor area. The excellent staff team specializes in hydrotherapy and electrotherapy treatments which they pair with the benefits of the island’s spring waters. Cosmetic surgery, dental examinations, and cardiac treatments are some of the medical services available.
Thermal Margaret offers 256 rooms and suites to choose from, all featuring classic European style. Expect spacious and airy rooms infused with natural light coming from floor-to-ceiling windows. They have views over the island or Danube. With soft furnishings, delicate lighting, and a relaxed cream-and-color palette, the rooms are in line with the overall laid-back ambiance in the hotel. The homely feel is paired with excellent in-room amenities such as flat TV screens, king-size beds, comfy sofas, air-conditioning, in-room safes, and marble bathrooms with rain showers.
Thermal Margaret featured a myriad of facilities including a beauty salon, hairdressers, a lively bar, and two excellent restaurants. The Platan restaurant is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner. Here, you can explore authentic Hungarian dishes in a stylish setting. Featuring bold decor, Széchenyi Restaurant seduces guests with live gypsy music and masterfully crafted cocktails.
Guest rooms start at $110.

£ 81 per night
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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Budapest, Hungary

Household names such as Four Seasons usually come together with an excellent location. The hotel is situated on the eastern part of the Chain Bridge and gives easy access to Budapest’s major touristic locations. It immediately makes an impression with its palatial Art-Deco facade decorated with columns, gold statues, and flory motifs. The sophisticated decor continues in the vast lobby with an impressive crystal chandelier and mosaic floor in dark and gray shades.
Four Seasons features 179 rooms and 29 suites, all styled in a laid-back manner. Expect airy interiors adorned with a relaxing cream-and-brown color palette. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, king-size beds, expansive windows, comfy sofas, and air-conditioning. The fresh flowers are a nice touch. The sophisticated vibe continues in the bathrooms with chocolate-and-black marble floors, rain showers, and soaking tubs.
Four Seasons boasts a fitness center, swimming pool, and a spa equipped with a sauna and treatment rooms. Kollias Restaurant offers a seasonal menu featuring hungarian specialties. This is an excellent spot for socializing with international travelers. Don’t miss to try the house special – octopus and scallops with sausage and potato paprikash.
Guest rooms start at $370.

£ 273 per night
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Mystery Hotel Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Hotel Mystery’s name was inspired by the property’s intriguing past – the building used to be a gathering spot for freemasons. Throughout the hotel, the magic-and-mystery style is a recurring theme, while the staff team is well-organized and offers personalized service.
Guests can choose from 82 rooms and suites, all designed in accordance with the Greek column order, mostly in Corinth, Ionian, and a few in the Dorian style. Inside, you will discover some bold interiors with a red-and-black color scheme. The rooms are tastefully decorated with dark-wood-furniture, chandeliers, and colourful rugs. Bathrooms are sleek with deep soaking tubs, rain showers, and Lanvin toiletries. The hotel offers a “tranquility menu” featuring a variety of pillows, earplugs, and eye masks.
The Secret Garden Spa is the main draw here with its sauna and treatment rooms surrounded by plants and flowers, set in what used to be the old building’s courtyard. The Great Hall restaurant is located in an impressive palatial setting place that used to be kept secret by the Freemasonry. Nowadays, this is a lively spot and the center of the hotel’s life. The interior is more than extravagant with crystal chandeliers, heavy curtains, and columns, while the ambiance is laid back and relaxed. Here you can explore Hungarian dishes and a selection of fine wines.
Guest rooms start at $150.

£ 111 per night
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Callas House

Budapest, Hungary

Callas House is a charming hotel set in a 19th century mansion.This hotel is located near the Budapest State Opera House and was originally designed for a rich banker who spared no expense on his home. The House of Terror and the City Park are within a walking distance.
The rooms available at Callas House ooze with elegance. All 25 rooms are tastefully decorated with leather sofas, bedside lamps, and vintage chairs and desks. The wooden details create a homely feel. The marble bathrooms feature mosaics, double sinks, soaking tubs, rainfall showers, and luxurious toiletries. Suites on the highest floors have furnished balconies.
The hotel is popular due to its unique style, however, in terms of facilities, it leaves a lot to be desired. There isn’t a spa or a fitness center. Guests can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Callas Restaurant which is located above the hotel. The atmosphere is lively with many locals flocking in, after a night at the opera.
Guest rooms start at $120.

£ 89 per night
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Pest-Buda

Budapest, Hungary

Pest-Buda offers sophisticated accommodation and warm hospitality in the Castle District. The hotel is just a short walk away from major attractions including the historic Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and of course, the Castle Museum.
The suites and rooms have a warm and cozy ambience. The interiors give off a minimalistic vibe with Hungarian oak floors, dark-wood furniture, and delicate lighting. In-room amenities include a flat TV screen, air-conditioning, Nespresso machine, electric kettles, and free Wi-fi. The homely ambience continues in the bathrooms equipped with separate showers, slippers, fluffy bathrobes, soaking tubs, and luxurious toiletries.
The hotel is home to one of the oldest restaurants in town , Pest-Buda, owned by the Zsidai family which runs some of the best restaurants in Budapest. Here, guests can savor “grandma’s homestyle Hungarian kitchen” in a warm setting featuring French decor. The menu is filled with Hungarian specialties such as goulash soup, catfish paprikash, and wild boar stew.
Guest rooms start at $110.

£ 81 per night
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Prestige Hotel Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Last but not least, Prestige Hotel Budapest is a charming property boasting a killer location, near the Chain Bridge, and is a short walk away from the Four Seasons and the city’s major tourist attractions.
Prestige Hotel offers 85 rooms and suites to choose from, all adorned with elegant furnishings and modern amenities. The rooms are tastefully decorated with soft furnishings, heavy drapes, and delicate lightning. In-room amenities include bedside lamps, king-size beds, flat TV screens, and free Wi-fi.
In terms of facilities, Prestige Hotel offers a modern fitness center, a small spa with a sauna, and treatment rooms. The Michelin-starred Costes Downtown serves Hungarian specialties in an extravagant setting decorated with contemporary Hungarian artworks and a wall hanging garden. The seasonal menu, which is designed by executive chef Miguel Rocha Vieira, comprises Hungarian dishes and Western specialties.
Guest rooms start at $140.

£ 103 per night