Where to stay in Budapest? That’s probably one of the first questions that comes to your mind when you start planning your trip to the Hungarian capital. There are way too many options and if you don’t know the city and the neighborhoods, you will be facing hours of research. So instead of spending hours going through websites and reviews, just check out our curated list of 6 great accommodations in Budapest. And if you want to see some more options, make sure you check out our dedicated hotel page.
1. Where Budapest’s World Heritage Sites are Your Neighbors
Hotel Clark opened in Marh 2018, which makes it one of the newest hotels in Budapest. The hotel is located on the Buda side, right by the Chain Bridge, one of landmarks of the city, so you can both enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere of Buda, with the Castle District only a few-minute walk away, and the busy Pest side with all the restaurants, museums, bars and more.
Photo: Hotel Clark
Another great feature of Hotel Clark is its rooftop bar that gives you one of the best views in the city. Just make sure you make a reservation on time.
At this 4-star hotel, you’ll get a complimentary breakfast and there are also some great facilities, such as the gym, the sauna and a 24-hour concierge service. The exterior of the building might not seem too interesting, but the interior design is quite unique and many of the rooms have a view, so try to ask for those when you make a booking.
2. Where Creative Design is King
Another gem on the Buda side is Lánchíd19 Design Hotel that has been recently refurbished and it also feature a stunning view over the Pest side. This hotel is also very close to Lánchíd (the Hungarian name of Chain Bridge), one of the most well-known sites in the city, which that was built between 1840 and 1849.
Photo: Lanchíd19 Design Hotel
Lánchíd19 is a boutique hotel with only 45 rooms and 3 suites that have incredible views over the Pest side. Some of the rooms also have a river view, while others have a unique Castle view. The rooms have a minimalist style with designer furniture and they are all equipped with equipped with air-conditioning, free WiFi, a SMART tv set, a minibar and a laptop-size safe deposit.
The exterior of the building features a lighting design concept with changing colors, while inside the hotel, you can walk on a glass floor that allows you to see the ruins of a medieval water tower below.
3. Where You’ll Feel Like a Star
If you’re looking for a stylish place, then Brody House, located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Budapest, is your best choice. This small boutique hotel has only 11 rooms, and they all feature a unique look with a mixture of contemporary and refurbished vintage-style furniture.
Photo: Brody House
If you stay at Brody House, you’ll also have access to the members only club called Brody Studios, where you can enjoy parties and live performances and can also hang out with both local and international crowds, which will definitely enhance your Budapest experience.
4. A Haven for the Creative Spirit (Who Also Loves Spirits!)
Hotel Rum Budapest is a great option is you’re looking for a hotel that is centrally located but not too expensive. This hotel is in the 5th district on charming square called Egyetem tér (University Square) and it also features a rooftop bar called Toprum overlooking the square and the Buda side.
Photo: Hotel Rum Budapest
Hotel Rum has 40 rooms and some of these rooms are quite small, so the hotel is mostly ideal for those who are coming to Budapest only for a couple of days and will be out visiting the city most of the time. However, the rooms do have a nice industrial design with simple but practical furniture and some nice colorful elements.
Besides Toprum, this hotel also has a great restaurant with a fusion of Hungarian and asian cuisine.
5. Budapest’s Quintessential Golden Age
Located on Andrássy Avenue in a fully renovated 19th-century palace, Hotel Moments Budapest is currently one of the most popular hotels in the city. As you step inside the hotel, you’ll see a beautiful interior with ceiling frescoes and an open atrium with steel railings.
Photo: Hotel Moments
This hotel has 99 rooms, including penthouse suites on the top floor. Each room features an approaching elegance in their design and comfortable furniture. Hotels Moments also offer complimentary breakfast at their trendy in-house restaurant and you can also enjoy complimentary coffee and tea at their 24-hour lounge bar.
6. For a Taste of the Local Life
If you want to experience what Budapest was like at the turn of the century, then you should check out the Gerlóczy Café and Rooms de Lux. The coffee house culture has always been very rich in Budapest, but the golden age was definitely at the turn of the century, when many people practically spent their entire days at coffee houses.
Photo: Gerlóczy Café and Rooms de Lux
Gerlóczy is a great place to experience both this awesome culture and a turn-of-the-century style accommodation with some modern touch. Gerlóczy also has the best location as it’s on a quiet square in the city center. So you’ll be close to all the sites, museums, shopping and restaurants, but you won’t hear much of the traffic and noise. location is also perfect, as it’s t is on a quiet square in the heart of Budapest.
Rooms have more of a traditional style and one of the also has a balcony, overlooking the square the coffeehouse below.