The indulgent spirit of Hungarian hospitality is rightfully legendary – many hotels here offer world-class accommodations and services with genuinely caring professionalism, often offered for remarkably friendly prices. We look around at the latest developments in Budapest’s hotel scene for the freshest news, special promotions, and unbelievable bargains of Summer 2016.
The Dedica Anthology - New York Palace Budapest
Ten years ago this summer, the five-star Boscolo Budapest opened for business in the majestically renovated New York Palace, a landmark neo-Renaissance building that contains the ornate New York Café, a historic haunt of many great Magyar writers. To celebrate the success of this past decade, the hotel is offering a special “10th Anniversary Package” including breakfast and afternoon tea for two in the New York Café, a bottle of Hungarian wine, and access to the Boscolo Spa.
Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace (Closed)
For a few years now, downtown’s deluxe Buddha-Bar Hotel hosts Budapest’s most glamorous after-party for the annual Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix, and this summer the tradition will continue with The Hublot GR1D CLUB Budapest 2016 party. After the winning drivers take their champagne shower following the big race on July 24th, you can join them along with prominent Hungarian celebrities at this elegant gala, featuring an open bar, international DJs, and a variety of VIP packages.
Danubius Hotel Gellért
Celebrate summertime with an alfresco fiesta of savory specialties at Budapest’s historic Hotel Gellért on the Buda riverfront during the two-day Kerti Party (“Garden Party”), happening on the terrace of the Gellért Söröző between 5pm and midnight on July 8th, and 1pm and midnight on July 9th. With no entry fee, everyone can chill out while listening to fresh tunes, and purchase diverse delicacies from cool eateries like Funky Pho and Céltorony, along with wines from Bortársaság.
Tucked away on a quiet side street of the freshly refurbished Corvin Quarter neighborhood in urban Pest, the Fraser Residence provides high-quality serviced apartments for short- or long-term lodgings, including some with balconies that provide panoramic city views. Until September 30th, guests can book the “Luxury for Less this Summer” package, providing a 12% discount for stays of two nights or longer, and including free high-speed WiFi and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.
Featuring super-stylish interior décor created by Budapest-based designers and architects, the absolutely unique HOTEL RUM opened in springtime to become the city’s newest design hotel, providing modern urban explorers with a hip home base in central Pest. Along with 38 distinctive rooms and common areas with a vibrant atmosphere, the building houses the popular Urban Tiger restaurant, and in July they will open a new rooftop bar with sweeping views over the Budapest cityscape.
Address: Budapest 1053, Király Pál u. 4
Prestige Hotel Budapest
Within an elegantly restored 19th-century urban palace located in downtown Pest near the Chain Bridge, the Prestige Hotel Budapest hosted a gala in early June to honor the one-year anniversary of its grand opening – and what a year it was. Among several prestigious honors, the hotel earned worldwide acclaim when its in-house restaurant, Costes Downtown, scored Hungary’s newest Michelin star this springtime – making it Budapest’s only hotel that features a Michelin-starred eatery.
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
During summertime, most of Budapest’s 5-star hotels suspend Sunday brunch service, but the Sofitel Budapest continues to offer their “magnifique” all-you-can-eat feast every weekend at the Paris Budapest restaurant overlooking the city’s iconic Chain Bridge. Along with an ever-changing selection of seasonal French and Hungarian specialties and diverse activities for children, brunch guests can enjoy alfresco dining on the comfy panoramic terrace every Sunday between noon and 4pm.