Beautiful options, very modern-luxe.
What we like: greats deals on modern and luxury, or hotels with art galleries attached. We’re also big fans of local options, such as apartment rentals. Any option below promises to be your home to an amazing stay in Buda or Pest!
1. St. George Residence All Suite Hotel de Luxe – Most Historical
Budapest, Fortuna u. 4, 1014 Hungary (map, website)
The gorgeous is St. George Residence is located at the top of the Buda hill. The 14th-century building is the first luxury apartment hotel in Budapest. Despite the 700-year-old building and the 200-year old hotel, this luxury hotel has 26 spacious and beautiful suites. Besides a charming courtyard, the medieval wine cellar is mysterious yet alluring. Just steps away from Castle Hill, this is one of our favorite hotels in Budapest and completely affordable for a lush experience.
2. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest – Best Business Hotel
Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7, 1051 Hungary (map, website)
Situated in the heart of Budapest’s financial district, a short walk away from the Danube River and the city’s most popular attractions; Kempinski Budapest is the quintessential chic fusion of practicality and style. Michael Jackson loved the hotel so much that not only did he often stay at one of Kempinski’s best suites, he also loved waving at fans from the window. The Budapest location has proven itself to be the symbol of sleek and cool since it opened its doors. With 349 contemporary rooms including 33 elegant suites, there’s a fine option for any kind of traveler.
3. Hotel Palazzo Zichy – Best Boutique Hotel
Budapest, Lőrinc pap tér 2, 1088 Hungary (map, website)
Opened in 2009, Hotel Palazzo Zichy comprises of 75 modern rooms and 5 comfortable suites. The concept is embedded in the “five-star service within a four-star property” approach. Targeting business travelers, the complimentary breakfast is bountiful, to say the least. The location couldn’t have been more ideal for travelers looking to wanderlust through the Pest side of the city.
4. Budapest Vacation Rentals – Best Apartment Rental
Multiple locations for different apartments (website)
$$, prices vary with different apartments
We think the new wave of traveling is renting apartments so visitors can truly have a local experience. In Budapest, no other hotels will provide a better accommodation than Budapest Vacation Rentals. It comes with 6 different apartment options, all equipped with: WiFi, rainy ponchos, DVDs to guidebooks. The host, John Farago, goes out of his way to ensure travelers feel comfortable. Each apartment is beautifully decorated and are located in safe, private areas. If you’d like to check out John’s recommendations on city’s inside scoop, read more on his Staycation Spotlight on Jetest Times.