EXCLUSIVE: Here’s Why You’ll LOVE Budapest’s Hotel Palazzo Zichy

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A 4-star property offering 5-star service.

Situated in the historical part of Pest is a gorgeous 19th-century palace. You may wonder if it bears secrets as intricate as its spiral stairways. Inside the exquisite mansion lived a Hungarian noble: Count Nándor Zichy was his name. While this was his family’s home for many years, it can be your cozy hub today during a memorable stay in Budapest.

Opened in 2009, Hotel Palazzo Zichy comprises of 75 modern rooms and 5 comfortable suites. This boutique hotel was the second to open within Continental Group, the distinguished Hungarian-owned hotel management company which also conceived the popular Hotel Parlament and Hotel Moments Budapest.

The concept at Hotel Palazzo Zichy is embedded in the “five-star service within a four-star property” approach. Bernadett Gyenei, Marketing & Events Manager, explained:

We like to offer really great and exceptional services. Our receptionists are extremely friendly, they speak multiple languages. There are many hotels in Budapest at the moment, so we do our best to be the top of people’s list.

Its allure to benefit global guests include complimentary coffee and tea in the lounge area which transforms to a cocktail bar after 5 p.m. Fancy a typical Hungarian beer or drink? It’s on the house, just head to the lounge by the lobby!

By targeting business travelers who are presently flocking toward a growing capital like Budapest, Hotel Palazzo Zichy offers meeting rooms free to reserve and utilize. In addition, the complimentary breakfast is bountiful, to say the least. From a station where you’re free to squeeze your own grapefruit or orange juice, to a grand selection of bread (gluten-free rolls included,) meats and hot dishes. Here’s the perfect spot to start the day on the right foot.

Hotel Palazzo Zichy comes with immense history, but it maintains to elevate with time by minor renovations every year. In 2015, the lobby area was renovated while in 2016, new showers and carpet were put in place. For travelers who have spent all day sightseeing through vintage roads, returning to the hotel at the end of the day is a contemporary haven for relaxation.

The location couldn’t have been more ideal for travelers looking to wanderlust through the Pest side of the city. In midst of Palace District, Hotel Palazzo Zichy is conveniently surrounded by the Hungarian National Museum, Great Synagogue, Central Market Hall and the Holocaust Memorial Center. Not to mention, numerous restaurants, bars, cafes and boutiques.

If there’s a day you forfeit the elevator and indulge in steps upon an elegant stairway, take a moment to imagine the life of Count Nándor Zichy. And the stories these gorgeous walls must have beheld.


Hotel Palazzo Zichy

Budapest, Lőrinc pap tér 2, 1088 Hungary (map, website)

Photos: Hotel Palazzo Zichy

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Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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