I was in a Budapest together with a friend for a week. We found a really good deal on Kempinski (without breakfast) and decided to book based on the reviews here. The hotel met my expectations in most ways. Convenient location, clean, spacious rooms and the staff was friendly and very service minded. However, I would like to point out a few areas where the hotel didn't match what I had expected in one way or the other.
I found that the spa area was really nice, and you can actually spend a lot of time there if you like saunas and steam baths and have money to spend on various treatments. (Please note that the prices for treatments are similar to what you pay in western countries and we didn't do any of them) However, the (indoor) pool was big enough for a "dip" and not for any swimming.
I found that the gym was too small - I would call it an exercise room. There were three treadmills, a cross trainer, some bicycles, some bells/weights (up to 20kg) and a multi exercise machine with five different stations (for legs, back, chest and pull ups or dips). Being a frequent gym visitor I found that I had to be more creative than usually in terms of exercises and when there was more than two people there you had to wait for the machines and it is hard even to find space on the floor for push ups or similar.
I found the interior and decor is not really modern. Maybe this is modern in eastern europe? I guess some will find the decor charming or romantic but in my view it was a bit out of style and not the surroundings that makes me feel that I am in one of the most expensive hotels in the city.
In a five star hotel I would expect to be able to make tea or coffee in the room. There was just a minibar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Budapest whilst enjoying generously spacious and luxuriously outfitted rooms or suites in the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, at the very heart of the city. Savour Budapest's best of international cuisines at the hotel's top restaurants inclusive ES Bisztro, a brasserie featuring Hungarian and Austrian dishes with modern twist, NOBU Budapest, first in Central Europe... Find relief from urban stress while pampering your senses at Kempinski the Spa... Or meet & greet , network, entertain... On business, a break or an adventure, our comprehensive services and state-of-the-art facilities are on call for you 24/7. ... more less
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