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“Architectural Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Szechenyi Istvan ter 5-6., Budapest 1051, Hungary (District V / Inner City)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Architectural Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This building is an architectural gem and the lobby is truly unique and remarkable. Also, this is the best location in Budapest because you can walk over the chain bridge to the Castle District and the hotel is walking distance to many fine restaurants in the vicinity of St Stephens such as Divos, Cafe Kor and Tigris. You can also walk along the river to river cruises and the Duna Theatre is down the street where you can enjoy a Hungarian Folk Dance show. The area is very safe given a constant police presence due to the close proximity of a government buildings. My only complaint is that the hotel has no outdoor dining facility or dining balcony which is a shame given its close proximity to the Danube and the chain bridge.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

My first stay at the Gresham Palace. Terrific room with great views across the Danube towards the Castle on the Buda side. Very good service and good meeting facilities. really great old building very tastefully converted into a 5 star hotel

Room Tip: Ask for a front facing room looking over the Danue
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

We arrived in Budapest by boat and the Four Seasons was a short taxi ride from where we embarked.
Firstly the location of the hotel is perfect, a 1 minute walk from the Chain Bridge and most other sites are in walking distance. The service we received was unrivalled in any other European hotel we have stayed. The concierge were able to assist us whether it be recommending restaurants of giving us directions, nothing was to much trouble. The reception area is spectacular, it used to be the HQ of a large insurance company in a previous life and it is both grand and understated at the same time.
I save the best to last, we chose a room with a view onto the River Danube we also had perfect views of the castle and the chain bridge and I cannot recall a better view from a hotel room ever.
It is not cheap to stay at the Four Seasons but with hindsight worth every penny ,and when we return to Budapest there is only one address we will stay at, it will be at this very special hotel.

Room Tip: Only take hotel approved taxi's.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

The Gresham Palace is really an Art Nouveau building made in to a hotel
overlooking the Chain Bridge on the Danube. If you can, get a room with that view. The minute you walk into the lobby you are stunned by the beautiful remake in the art nouveau style but not at all pseudo. It is unique. There is a small but nice pool and a highly reputed spa in the Hungarian tradition. The breakfast buffet is lovely and delicious. The staff could not have been more accomodating. When our son and his wife and 3 year old daughter arrived they brought her a Four Seasons size 4 white terry cloth robe and milk and chocolate chip cookies. I dream about that hotel and its night time view!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I stayed in a suite with a balcony view of the Buda hills Chain bridge. The view was perfect, and the room had some nice details, but overall it felt cramped and dated. The restaurant was good, but a bit generic. This is the sort of hotel that charges wild prices for every extra-the delivery of breakfast, the bottled water, and wifi access ($25 per device per day, so $50 a day if you want to use your iphone and laptop). These prices irked me. The concierges were very good and helpful, but most of the staff didn't act particularly attentive or welcoming.

In short: beautiful building in amazing location, but bad value and generic flavor.

Room Tip: I don't think the balcony suite was worth it
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

It's expensive but worth the splurge from the minute you enter this hotel. The public areas, bar, rooms, fitness center are all top quality with outstanding service. The breakfast service was also outstanding. Great location. And they were really nice to our young kids!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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134 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Right on the Chain Bridge. Spectacular building. A true palace! The lobby is amazing. Great atmosphere and excellent service. The restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. Worth it's 5 stars!

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Address: Szechenyi Istvan ter 5-6., Budapest 1051, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#1 Business Hotel in Budapest
#2 Family Hotel in Budapest
#2 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
4 Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Gresham Palace Budapest
Four Seasons Budapest
Budapest Four Seasons

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