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 Winter 2016.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Melt away the winter blues by soaking in the steamy waters of multiple spas during your stay in the Magyar metropolis, thanks to this historic hotel’s “Budapest Winter Invitation” package, available through March 31st. For prices as low as 250 euros, guests stay for four nights while enjoying unlimited access to the hotel’s incredible Royal Spa, along with admittance to one of Budapest’s premier thermal baths (Gellért, Lukács, or Rudas) and receiving discounts between 20% and 50% for city bus tours, sightseeing cruises, and other special attractions.
Hilton Budapest - Várnegyed
Following last year’s renovation of the Hilton Budapest lobby, Executive Lounge, and Business & Meeting Center, this spring the panoramic Castle District hotel is continuing its makeover by modernizing 136 guest rooms and creating a new arrival area that highlights the historic ruins of a Dominican cloister that stood on this very spot centuries ago, with all refurbishment expected to be completed by summer. The changes should reduce bus traffic in the Castle District considerably, enhancing the experience for all visitors in Budapest’s most venerable neighborhood.
Hotel Palazzo Zichy
Located within a 19th-century palace that once belonged to a famous Hungarian noble – Count Nándor Zichy, a brilliant politician fluent in five languages – this meticulously restored four-star hotel provides the “Discover Budapest” package for minimum stays of two nights for two adults. In addition to sleeping in a superior room in this charmingly historic locale and dining on a rich buffet breakfast, the package includes a relaxing day in the city’s landmark Széchenyi Thermal Bath, along with 48-hour passes for a “hop-on-hop-off” Budapest tour bus.
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Utilizing his experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants, newly hired Executive Chef Deff Haupt welcomes two other world-class foodsmiths into the kitchen of the hotel’s deluxe Paris Budapest Restaurant for the exclusive “Senses of Sofitel” dinner series offered every night beginning at 7pm on January 28th, 29th, and 30th. World-renowned chef Gilles Reinhardt and pastry maestro Olivier Potier team up with Chef Haupt to serve a six-course feast paired with fine wines, all to be savored before the beautiful backdrop of Budapest’s Danube riverscape.
Queen’s Court Hotel & Residence
For those who honor this season of romance by getting married, this elegantly chic downtown-Pest hotel encourages newlyweds to enjoy their first days of eternal togetherness here in the Magyar metropolis by providing the “Honeymoon Bliss” two-night package, including a complimentary room upgrade, a rose bouquet, a bottle of Hungarian champagne, a box of truffles, and a small cake – not to mention a daily breakfast buffet for two, and (perhaps most importantly) late check-out for no extra charge. The package rate is 299 euros, subject to availability.