Hotels in Budapest, City Break, Cheap and Luxury Hotels Budapest

Hotels in Budapest Recommendations

Budapest hotels run the gamut from backpacker’s doss houses to sumptuous palaces fit for a Magyar prince. Rooms are relatively cheap by European standards and you’ll find that by splashing out a few extra forints your money goes a long, long way.

Art Otel Budapest
Situated on the Buda riverfront, the Art Otel is an architectural triumph; incorporating four eighteenth century baroque houses and a new building into a single satisfying whole. The renowned American artist Donald Sultan designed the interior and millions of dollars worth of artworks are scattered throughout the hotel. Be sure to ask for a room with a view of Matthias Church or the Fisherman's Bastion and prepare your wallet for some punishment. Tel. 1/487 9487

Sofitel Atrium Budapest
The Sofitel Atrium Budapest (formerly the Hyatt Regency) was recently crowned the ‘Greenest hotel in Hungary’. Presumably the award refers to this contemporary building’s eco friendly credentials; nevertheless you do get the distinct feeling that you’ve arrived in an enormous garden centre. The impressive central atrium climbs ten storeys high, with each balcony dripping luxuriant foliage. However, it’s the view of Castle Hill across the Danube that steals the show. Tel. 1/266 1234

Hotel Gellért
The elegant Hotel Gellért has been a city landmark since first opening its doors in 1918. The hotel’s Art Nouveau spa attracts visitors from across Europe and even if you can’t afford a room for the night the baths should still figure high on your agenda. Tel. 1/385 2200

Hotel Astra Vendégház
Located in the picturesque neighbourhood of Watertown (on the west bank), the hotel Astra Vendégház is a welcome addition to Budapest’s collection of mid range hotels. From the lobby it’s a short walk below the Castle District and the banks of the Danube beyond. A handful of rooms are en suite, but as they fill up quickly; you’ll need to book early. Tel. 1/214 1906

Hotel Citedella
A perennial favourite with budget travellers the Hotel Citedella’s location is to die for. Situated within the old citadel walls perched on top of Gellért Hill the hotel’s views are breathtaking. The only real drawback is that; after a day’s sightseeing, the long slog up the hill might just finish you off. The Hotel Citedella is effectively both a hotel and a hostel and consequently attracts a diverse clientele. Tel. 1/466 5794