We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
InterContinental Budapest
Ranked #24 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Three of us (My wife daughter 24 y.o. and me) came to Budapest just for weekend. This is really 5 stars hotel. So we had a big room on the 8th floor facing the Danube river view. If you are lazy, then having such a view you can do sightseeing while sitting in your room and watching through you window. You can see the King Palace, the Chain Bridge, the Fishers’ Fort, the St.Matias Church. It was gorgeous weekend. We did not check the restaurant, the breakfast was extremely expensive, but there was a kettle with tea and coffee packs in the room for free.
People on reception were very friendly and provided us with bunch of information.

Room Tip: We booked a room using a special offer on one of the popular sites. It works like the following: Fir...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AndreyPSh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClausGeisselmann, General Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear AndreyPSh,
Thank you very much for your review.
I am glad that you and your family had such a great weekend with us.
I agree that the view from the room is so beautiful that it may replace a sight-seeing tour.
With best regards,
Claus Geisselmann
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3,211 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2,114
    872
    164
    40
    21
See reviews for
474
1,339
154
694
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (964)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here from Wed 27 to Sun 31 with my wife.
As an Ambassador of IHG I received an upgrade to a junior suite, very much appreciated.
Room has stunning views of the river and the Buda side.
Room itself is quite small but very clean and comfortable. I'd happily stay in it again.
My only fault with hotel is some staff were a little rude. Perhaps that's too strong, maybe abrupt and not really wanting to help would be more accurate. Whereas others were exactly what you'd expect Intercon staff to be - helpful, responsive and knowledgable.
I think a little more customer service training with a couple of individuals and it will be spot on. Smiling would help!
All in all a very nice and relaxing stay.

PS - breakfast is extortionately expensive, highest price I've ever seen at an Intercon. We ate this elsewhere

  • Stayed March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank OnAnotherFlight
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClausGeisselmann, General Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Neil S,
Thank you very much for your review.
While on one had I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, on the other hand it makes me sad that you felt some inconsistency in customer service. Please rest assured that we do our very best to improve and to have a true InterContinental service delivered by each individual of our staff.
With best regards,
Claus Geisselmann
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bangor Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is one of the most amazing hotels we have stayed in- our superior room had a spectactular view over the Danube taking in the Royal Palace, Chain Bridge, Mathias Church and Fishermans Bastion- with views like that you wouldn't even want to leave the room. However, the rest of the hotel was just as amazing, beautiful decor, great selection at the buffest breakfast and the staff could not have been more helpful. The location was also wonderful as it was so central. You must stay in this hotel if you are going to Budapest!!!

Room Tip: If you can afford it you must get a superior room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Terry C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClausGeisselmann, General Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Terry C,
Thank you very much for your review.
I am glad that you had a great stay and you enjoyed the view from your room.
With best regards,
Claus Geisselmann
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Everything was great , the breakfast , the service, the rooms, the kindness of the staff .
The location is really in the center of Budapest .
The only think i didn't like is there is not free Wi-fi at the rooms , i guess nowadays at mostly every hotel/hostel in the world, the Wifi is free ( here the prices even where too expensive).

Besides that all excellent

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kenny D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClausGeisselmann, General Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear Kenny D,
Thank you very much for your review.
I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
As for your comment on wi-fi charges let me inform you that InterContinental Hotels Group is currently evaluating this issue. We hope that we come to a beneficial solution soon.
With best regards,
Claus Geisselmann
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kuala lumpur
Level Contributor
84 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I am not impressed easily, but I definitely put this hotel in my top 10 list, above all due to its breathtaking views on such landmarks as Buda hills and chain bridge, and easy access to the above mentioned landmarks. Then, the rooms are spacious and with large floor to ceiling window to be bathed by this absolutely beautiful panorama ... Then the breakfast is excellent and well stocked and the area has a natural charm. Staff is very friendly and swift to requests.
The facade of the hotel is not to par with the surroundings but is that important ? A small drawback may be the gym club which is small and may get crowded .

Room Tip: Get a higher floor room with the Danube view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank sagittarius111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClausGeisselmann, General Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear sagittarius111,
Thank you very much for your review.
It makes me delighted that our hotel ended up on your top 10 list. I do agree with you that the stunning view, the excellent location, the friendly staff and delicious breakfast - all added up to make your stay a very pleasant and memorable one.
I am glad that you left the hotel and Budapest with such positive feelings.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
With kind regards,
Claus Geisselmann
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
109 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Try to get a room with a Danube view (that's about half of the hotels rooms!). They charge a premium for them (surprise surprise), but the pay off is stunning views of the Royal Palace, Chain Bridge, Mathias Church and Fishermans Bastion across the Danube. The views are particularly fantastic at night, when the monuments are floodlit.

Now to the hotel itself. Check in was a bit shambolic, but check out was a swift and pleasant experience.

The staff in all departments were, without fail, very attentive and efficient.

The bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean and well furnished and equipped, though there was a lack of drawer space.

Our room had a very comfortable bed and a very efficient shower. I'm not a great fan of aircon units that also blow hot air for heating as it's often a bit of a struggle to get the heat just the way you want it, but it worked reasonably well at this hotel.

The breakfast was superb, absolutely superb. I've only once before stayed at a hotel with better choice and quality.

We had Sunday Brunch at the hotel before catching our flight back and while it was pretty expensive, it was a great experience, with our champagne glasses constantly topped off and an enormous buffet selection of beautifully presented foods to choose from.......we didn't need any dinner that night!

The Intercontinental is ideally located not just for it's views, but also for it's proximity to dozens of restaurants in the city centre.

Overall this superb hotel helped make our break in Budapest a memorable (in a good way) experience.

Room Tip: Go for a Danube view room on the 5th floor or higher for the views and to eliminate any noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank EV97
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClausGeisselmann, General Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear EV97,
Thank you very much for taking the time to place a review.
I am glad that you had such a great stay in our hotel.
I am sure that all points, comments mentioned by you will help other travellers a lot in picturing what our hotel offers to its visitors.
With best regards,
Claus Geisselmann
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Winterborne Houghton
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The current Mrs DorsetStu and I have just returned from a long weekend break at the Intercontinental Hotel, Budapest. The location as mentioned in previous reviews is superb and probably the best in Budapest for views especially if you request a river view room. We had paid a supplement for this and had a great room on the seventh floor, very comfortable bed, quality linen, bathrobes etc everything we needed and all spotlessly clean. The hotel had picked up on the fact that we were celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary and even sent up a complimentary bottle of bubbly with a welcoming card from the hotel manager.

The hotel oozes quality with service from all the staff that is truly exemplary and very refreshing to experience. Nothing is too much trouble and we found that it was delivered in such a peaceful, calm and professional way, a huge credit to all who work there. The buffet breakfast is extensive and delicious with the dining area overlooking the river promenade. The lounge situated on the same elevation is a great place for enjoying a drink and a snack.

We had booked a transfer from the airport online with Airport Shuttle Minibus the morning of our departure at a cost of 4311.00 HUF and their desk was easy to locate in the terminal building. Very hassle free. The concierge booked our return taxi at a cost of 3950 HUF, so equally competitive.

We found Budapest very safe to walk around and a beautiful city despite its troubled history and the ravages caused during WWII and the 1956 uprising. We booked a 3 hour city tour through the concierge which took in the principle sites with a very knowledgeable tour guide called Helen who had boundless energy that belied her age of 72.

We visited the Terror House on Andrassy Ht and despite its harrowing message it somehow failed to fully deliver in a coherent way the horrors that must have been perpetrated there and whilst very sobering we came away somewhat disappointed that although well presented it hadn’t quite managed to do justice to the poor victims of the successive oppressive regimes.

A walk along the Danube took us to the Magnificent Parliament building and close by to the shoe memorial on the bank of the river. A city of startling contrasts.

On Saturday evening we attended a classical music concert held in St Stephen's Basilica given by the Duna String Orchestra. The acoustics and their performance were outstanding and left us both quite emotional. I believe this is an event that is often repeated and would thoroughly recommend.

We ate at NAD'OR Boutique Bistro on the approach to St Stephen's and again received superb service and quality food. Highly recommended.

We visited the Buda side on Sunday and ascended the hill up to the Royal Palace and Castle area via the Funicular and took in St Matthias Church which is undergoing partial restoration internally. We finished off with a hot mulled wine in turret café on the city walls on what was a bitterly cold day.

All in all we found Budapest and its people to be a delight and somewhere we would love to return to and without hesitation would again stay at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Room Tip: If you can try to stay in a river view room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank DorsetStu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GyulaKanel, Director of Rooms at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear DorsetStu,
thank you very much for the nice comments and for the superb glossary about my beloved city.
Dear travellers, read this review and your itinerary is ready.
I hope we will have the chance to welcome you back to our hotel.
Kind regards,
Gyula Kanel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Budapest hotels
District V / Inner City
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
District V / Inner City
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
District V / Inner City
Budapest Marriott Hotel
Budapest Marriott Hotel
#33 of 342 in Budapest
2,780 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
District V / Inner City
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
District V / Inner City
Prestige Hotel Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest
#7 of 342 in Budapest
1,144 reviews
District V / Inner City
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
#10 of 342 in Budapest
240 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to InterContinental Budapest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about InterContinental Budapest

Property: InterContinental Budapest
Address: Apaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number:
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Budapest
#7 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#10 Family Hotel in Budapest
#16 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#21 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Budapest 5*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The InterContinental Budapest hotel is situated directly by the Chain bridge overlooking the Royal Palace. This impressive hotel offers 402 beautifully appointed guestrooms, many of which enjoy a fabulous river-view. You may also choose from 18 exquisite Suites and a Presidential Suite. State-de-art conference facilities with capacity up to 900 person; 10 breakout rooms; Club Lounge with a breathtaking view of the Danube; SPA; 24 hr Fitness Centre, swimming pool, steam room and sauna; All day dining Corso Restaurant, Bar. An ideal choice for business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, IHG, Travelocity, Booking.com, Evoline ltd, Jetsetter, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your InterContinental Budapest reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Intercontinental Budapest Hotel Budapest
Budapest Intercontinental
Intercontinental Hotel Budapest

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing