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Corinthia Hotel Budapest
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Erzsebet krt 43 - 49, Budapest H-1073, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)   |  
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“"Best experience ever"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Great hotel with a very nice stuff, location and service. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Spa is great as well as the restaurants.
I highly recommend this hotel and I will definetely stay there again when I go back to Budapest.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
I am really pleased to read your review. Thank you for your nice words about our hotel and the staff. I do hope to welcoming you back to the Corinthia Hotel Budapest.
Kindest regards,
Thomas M Fischer
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

An excellent hotel in a great location - thoroughly recommended. The hotel staff are very friendly, there was an excellent string quartet playing in the bar on Saturday night and very entertaining.

We did not eat at the hotel as we prefer to go out to eat - go and try Chess which is opposite the hotel,amazing food at a reasonable cost

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
I value your comments posted on Tripadvisor regarding your stay at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. I appreciate your mentioning our location. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our Hotel in the very near future.
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Thomas M. Fischer
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Corinthia for three nights at the end of November/beginning of December. The hotel was fantastic. It is centrally located and the staff are so friendly and efficient that they make your stay feel very special. We chose to stay in an executive room which gave us free access to the executive lounge. This provides free snacks throughout the day and a free bar until 10pm. Pieter was the most attentive waiter you could wish for and it was certainly worth paying extra for an executive room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
I was delighted to read your generous remarks about our Hotel. I am happy to read that you were satisfied with our services. I look forward to the opportunity of serving you during your next visit to Budapest!
Kindest regards,
Thomas M Fischer
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

From the moment we arrived the service was overwhelming. We were shown to our room by a young porter who explained in impeccable English how the wifi, the telly, the safe etc worked. We had a complimentary bottle of Hungarian wine. The room was vey spacious. in the bathroom there was both shower and bath. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Although the room was on the main road, we did not notice the traffic. The breakfast was a feast, any food you might want for breakfast was there. The spa was stunning.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind and positive review. I am really pleased to read that you have a great stay with us I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon.
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Thomas M Fischer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The first striking thing when arriving is the sheer magnitude of the hotel- it might have 400+ rooms but judging by the size you'd be forgiven for thinking there are much more.
The rooms are great, with flat-screen TV, and all the necessary amenities. Wi-fi is complimentary and so is cabled internet.
The breakfast is good, there's lots to choose from and the staff are very friendly.
The conference area - starting from the ballroom- is majestic. Plenty of space, lots of corners and spaces to sit for networking possibilities.
Finally, the spa is good, large 15 meter pool, a steam bath, saunas and treatment rooms.
The hotel is centrally located, just a fifteen minute walk to the rive'; exiting, to your left is the Jewish quarter, and to your right, the Heroe's square beckons. The best bars are just a stone's throw away. All in all, a great experience, certainly to be repeated.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your generous feedback posted on Tripadvisor regarding your stay at Corinthia Hotel Budapest. I am happy to see that you were satisfied with our services. Thank you for highlighting our conference area and location. I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon. Kindest regards,
Thomas M. Fischer
General Manager
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Belgrade, Serbia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

From the moment you see the contours of the exterior of the property, you'd know that you will be entering a high style hotel. I participated in an event / fair, which was held in several meeting rooms. The buffet style lunch served at the brasserie restaurants, nice selection of food. The cocktail reception served in the atrium, everything was high class and stylish. I cannot say much about the rooms, as I was accommodated at a different hotel, but from the meeting perspective, the space is superb and the service great.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
My sincerest thanks for your review of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. Thank you for highlighting the Brasserie Restaurant and our meeting facilities. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kindest regards, Thomas M Fischer General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We took advantage of the winter 50% off offer and took executive rooms we travelled with my brother in law and sister in law. Firstly the booking process was excellent and I would especially like to thank Boglarka Kertesz who arranged appointments in the spa, transport to and from the airport and also a table in the Bock Bistro.
When you arrive at the hotel if you have an executive room you check in on the mezzanine level which is where the executive lounge is and are greeted with a drink whilst you do this.
The room we had faced onto the street on the 4th floor and was really nice (4202). The bed was huge and very comfortable and like most people have said although we were at first a little perturbed by the two duvets it was great to not have to fight over who got the duvet during the night. The bathroom was small but well equipped with a very powerful shower. The room was very very hot though and even though it snowed and was -4 whilst we were there we did sleep with the window open to let in some air. There was a wide choice of up to date films on the TV which we took advantage of.
Housekeeping also deserve a special thank you when we returned each day (we are not very tidy people) the room was perfection with clothes folded neatly which we had left on chairs as well as the room being cleaned thoroughly. We had no problem at all accessing trip advisor using the hotel wifi and used it as we usually do to plan our stay.
The executive lounge is great and well worth the money. It has comfortable seating and tables where you can take a lovely breakfast (hot food includes bacon, scrambled egg and mushrooms) as well as cereal, porridge and cold meats. At lunchtime sandwiches are available with salads and cake and in the evening there are cocktails and canapés. Wine and champagne are available all day with beer and spirits after 5pm until 10pm. The staff there are excellent I drank the Hungarian champagne whilst there and my glass was never allowed to be empty.
The spa is lovely too although I agree with most people who say a little full. It was difficult to get space to relax in on the Saturday but I think that was mainly because people had left towels on beds who were not using them. I liked the Jacuzzi but was not so keen on the pool (I found it cold) although my husband thought it was fine. I had a facial there which was great and so relaxing I nearly fell asleep during it.
Location wise it isn’t in the city centre but as far as I could tell there was no key centre to the city like there is in Prague or Krakow. It was easy to walk to most places and even though there was heavy snow when we were there the streets were cleared pretty quickly.
I definitely recommend you try the Bock Bistro we had a very memorable meal there where the waiter helped us chose the food and the wine so we could have a real Hungarian experience and it was exceptional. We went on the Friday evening and had pre-booked which was just as well as the place was full. We tried to book another evening whilst we were there but it was fully booked even on a Monday evening – if you want to go make sure you pre-book. Also for a woman who doesn’t like offal I thought the risotto made with rabbit kidney was one of the nicest meals I have had anywhere.
One evening we tried the bar as the lounge had closed and it was normal hotel prices which makes you recognise what a good deal the executive lounge was.

All in all I thought the hotel was exceptional and it made our holiday. I don’t think I would return to Budapest as there was not a huge amount to see there but the Corinthia is really special.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having chosen the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for your stay. I was delighted to see that you had a nice experience here. I will pass your kind comments to Boglarka. I hope the next opportunity to hosting you in the Corinthia Hotel Budapest.
Kindest regards,
Thomas M Fischer
General Manager
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Additional Information about Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Address: Erzsebet krt 43 - 49, Budapest H-1073, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Erzsébetváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#3 Business Hotel in Budapest
#3 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#4 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#5 Family Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Corinthia Hotel Budapest 5*
Number of rooms: 440
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal; a hub for the elite of nineteenth century society, and painstakingly restored to its original glory some hundred years later, the Corinthia Budapest – located in the heart of the city - brings together classic hotel opulence with the finest five-star luxury of modern times. While the gracious frontage, marble floors, sweeping staircase and breathtaking, six-story Atrium preserved from the original building offer glorious hints of a bygone age, the levels of comfort and convenience are all reassuringly up to date.A particular feature is the hotel’s original Royal Spa centre, with 15-metre pool, now extensively refurbished by the current owners to reflect the very best in 21st-century spa luxury while retaining the grandeur of the past. Without doubt the finest hotel in Budapest. Built in classic French Renaissance style, the Grand Royal became a beacon of luxury in the days of Emperor Franz Joseph 1. Designed as a centrepiece of Hungary’s celebrations to mark its first thousand years, the hotel’s grand-style architecture and unrivaled guest facilities were seen as state-of the art for the times. Much of the building was destroyed in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and despite re-opening in more modest form in the 1960’s, the Grand Royal remained a shadow of its former self until the 1990’s; when new owners Corinthia Hotels gave the green light for an extensive restoration project that would retain the best of the old, while sensitively adding the new. Once restored to its original splendour, the newly named Corinthia Hotel Budapest re-opened its doors, as a five-star luxury property, in 2003. ... more   less 
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