Daily News | Nov 4, 2018 | 2
List: Hungary’s top 10 hotels
Some of these might surprise you. Here are Hungary’s top 10 hotels based on TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018. If you are interested in the other parts of this series, here are the top 10 Hungarian fine dining restaurants or the top 10 Bed&Breakfasts and Inns.
10. Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments
Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments is located only a few blocks away from the Opera House and Andrássy Avenue. The apartment hotel is only 100 meters away from Nagymező Street which hosts several theatres, bars, restaurants and cafés. The most popular tourist sights are also very close to the hotel. The hotel’s 110-year-old building was restored in the spirit of state-of-the-art architecture, and according to its website: “it blends traditional elements with contemporary design and high technology. The hotel harmonises modern and classical, entertainment and harmony, recreation and discovery, elegance and cosiness. Stepping into the building, you will leave the noisy city life behind and enter a stunning new world, a small oasis.”
9. Barack Thermal Hotel & Spa, Tiszakécske
Barack Thermal Hotel & Spa is located in the Southern part of the country in the town of Tiszakécske. It opened in June 2014. River Tisza is only 100 meters away from the hotel. The hotel offers family rooms with separated sleeping places, suites and rooms accessible for our physically disabled guests as well. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the air-conditioned hotel. There is a free outdoor parking place 100 meters from the entrance. There is also a health and medical department and a spa, where families can enjoy our adventure bath facilities. Furthermore, beauty services, wellness treatments and other are also available in the Thermal Spa.
8. Boutique Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria opened in 1990 on the riverside in Budapest with spectacular views from all of its hotel rooms. The boutique hotel has 27 panoramic rooms, each room is on the riverside, equipped with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. The view of the Danube encompasses Margaret Island, the Pest riverbank, the Parliament and the famous Danube Bridges. The owners aim to operate Hotel Victoria as the best Boutique hotel in Budapest. The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from Buda Castle district where the Royal Palace, St Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion are located. The Chain Bridge is only 250 metres from the hotel. The 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi, A/C, a rich buffet breakfast, as well as a historic concert hall and tearoom.
7. Prestige Hotel Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest opened in April, 2015. The hotel was reconstructed in 2014 from a former 19th century townhouse built by Jozsef Hild (the most creative architect of the Hungarian neoclassicism and reform period). Their website states: “Magnificent architecture and divine cuisine – A marriage of these two has Budapest’s Michelin-starred restaurant joined forces with a glorious, brand new hotel, set in a restored town palace.”
6. Hotel Parlament
Hotel Parlament is located in Kalmár Imre street, near the Nyugati Railway station in Budapest. It is a newly constructed four-star Hotel that combines a historically styled facade with its chic and fashionable interior.
5. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace is one of Budapest’s most iconic and stunning architectural masterpieces. It embodies historic grandeur and youthful exuberance. It has an Art Nouveau building designed by two Hungarian architects: Zsigmond Quittner and József Vágó. (check out the other stunning building of Budapest here). The restored palace brings together 2 million mosaic tiles, an ornate Preciosa chandelier and dramatic stairways. Recently, Travel and Leisure Magazine included the hotel in its list of the best 25 city hotels in Europe.
4. Wellness Hotel Katalin, Gyenesdiás
This hotel is located in the Western part of Balaton near Keszthely and Hévíz, in a peaceful and green area in the town of Gyenesdiás. It is only 300 metres away from Lake Balaton and the marina. The hotel has a large swimming pool and a paddling pool which are the most beloved parts of their garden. The garden has a total area of 12 000 m2, for which the hotel was awarded with the title of “the most flowery accommodation of the Balaton region” at the environment beautifying competition called “For a flowery Balaton”. The 4-star wellness hotel offers wellness services such as its extensive sauna world, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, salt room, infra cabin or bio sauna.
3. Hotel Palazzo Zichy
Hotel Palazzo Zichy is situated in the Palace District surrounded by restaurants, bars, terraces, cafes and shops. The building of the hotel used to be a palace in the 19th century which was turned into a four-star hotel in 2009. The facade and the interior preserved the beauty of the old mansion built for the famous Hungarian noble, Count Nándor Zichy and for his family. Famous sights of Budapest, such as the Hungarian National Museum, the Great Synagogue, the Great Market Hall or the Holocaust Memorial Centre are only a short walk away from the hotel.
2. Hotel Moments Budapest
Hotel Moments Budapest is located on Andrássy Avenue, only a short walk away from the Hungarian State Opera House, the St. Stephen’s Basilica and other popular sights of Budapest. It is a renewed four-star hotel with 99 elegant and tastefully decorated rooms in three different categories. The hotel has a modern and cosy Bistro Fine restaurant “offering wide selection of quality wine and tasty Hungarian and international specialties”.
1. Aria Hotel Budapest
Aria Hotel Budapest is a member of the hotel chain Library Hotel Collection which owns hotels all over the globe: in New York City (Hotel Giraffe and Library Hotel), Toronto (Hotel X), but the hotel chain focuses on the Central European region. Aria Hotel Budapest is a five-star hotel that opened in March, 2015, and it is located in Hercegprímás street, in District V. You might have heard about the hotel’s next door neighbour: St. Stephen’s Basilica. Apart from its great location, the hotel’s whole concept is what makes it so incredibly popular. The hotel’s main theme is music. There are four wings, each represents a different musical genre: there is a classical wing, a jazz wing, an opera wing and a contemporary wing.
Featured image: www.prestigehotelbudapest.com
Source: www.tripadvisor.com; Daily News Hungary