So I've heard the hotels in Budapest are grand, but how grand you ask?
The kind of grand that keeps you tucked into your suite on a Sunday morning. The kind of grand that has you walking the inner courtyards, topped with glass windows, and charming pastel colors. The kind of grand that has a spa larger than life, yet cozy to invite a day's worth of time.
And where does one find this grand?
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest.
I suppose when we walked into the hotel that was beaming from the cobblestone streets of Budapest, I had not a clue what I was going to be diving into. I had seen photos, heard it resembled the hotel from the movie "Grand Hotel Budapest," and knew that it was a luxury hotel given the interior photos of the rooms. What I didn't know was that the Corinthia Hotel Budapest was world of it's own. Shiny bright marble floors, open atriums, interior colorful courtyards, and a perfect room to return to were the staples of the stay.
What was once the historic Grand Royal Hotel opened in 1896 (note the old name on the outside), has been restored to as we know it today, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. One of the most luxurious hotels in all of Budapest, it is in a location that is second to none when it comes to being able to reach most of the iconic sites by foot. As you walk in, the feeling of being in a grand hotel starts just with the open reception area, where the atmosphere of almost a palace resides.
Having being booked into an Executive Suite, the room was one to remember. Coming off fifteen hours of travel, the sitting area, a large bed and a sizable bathroom promised time for quiet recovery. The room was well appointed, with amenities that I love like a large bath tub to soak, a Nespresso machine, and a large closet for suitcases. I adored the balcony in the room that overlooked the inner courtyard, which made for a great way to start the day.
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Part of being in the Executive Suite meant having access to the Executive Lounge. This included a private checkin and lounge area, complimentary breakfast, and snacks and beverages throughout the day. We took advantage of this quite often, finding we didn't need to leave the hotel at all. After indulging in local treats, a dip in the spa was in order. It's well known, and for good reason, as the baths and spa area is just as picturesque as it is rejuvenating. Some of the perks of booking direct with the hotel besides getting the best rate are free Wi-Fi, an early check-in, a late check-out, and more of which came in handy during our stay.
From the many hotels I've experienced, I would have to stay the Corinthia Hotel Budapest may be one of my favorites to date in Europe. The luxurious comfort and onsite benefit made the time in Budapest a breeze. The hotel welcomed us and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and that all of our needs were met.
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is grand indeed.
Bon Travelers Tip’s Section
+ Book direct to receive the best prices and complimentary room upgrade
+ Executive suites are worth it for the lounge access
+ Enjoy a meal in the restaurant inside
+ Unwind at the spa upon arrival
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 43, 1073 Hungary
Phone:+36 1 479 4000
*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of the Hotel Corinthia Budapest. As always, all opinions are own.