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“#1 For A Reason” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Ranked #3 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Ashburn, Virginia
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67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“#1 For A Reason”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Amazing is putting it lightly! Simply put, one of the best Four Seasons Hotel's on earth. For starters, the building, housed in the Gresham Palace built in 1904 and completed in 1906 has some of the most amazing architecture in Budapest, the lobby is stunning. The location is perfect, steps to St. Stephen Basilica, overlooking the Chain Bridge and the Danube. The service could not have been better. We received fantastic recommendations from the Concierge, the staff at the front desk and the wait staff in the lounge, ALL were great. The pictures I have posted do not do this majestic hotel justice.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
I would like to thank you for your passionate words in relation to our beautifully restored Palace. The transformation of this building into a Four Seasons Hotel was a tremendous task and the result is truly amazing, indeed.

It is most thoughtful of you to mention our hotel’s advantageous location and to highlight how impressed you were with our employees and their recommendations. Such praise as yours keeps us energized and passionate about what we do and how we do it. I am sure all of them, especially the ones you particularly highlighted, such as our Concierge, Front Desk as well as our Restaurant Servers, will enjoy reading your compliments.

I hope that we will have an opportunity of welcoming you back to Four Seasons Gresham Palace very soon.

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Short business trip and my 3rd stay in this hotel. Historic building located on the banks of the Danube and a 5 minute walk from the main shopping area. Very comfortable room, excellent service and decent breakfast, although hotel can be a bit pricey.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
I am extremely happy to read you praising words of our hotel’s facilities and services! It is great to learn that you keep coming back to us.

Hope to see you again soon!

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We recently stayed at this wonderful place. The hotel itself is beautiful and in a great location. Plus, the service was great. We are still talking about how much we loved it here and would recommend this hotel to anyone who travels a lot and knows quality when they see it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
I am extremely happy to read that you have enjoyed all aspects of your recent stay with us. Thank you for recommending our Hotel to all Tripadvisor readers and travellers!

I truly hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Four Seasons Gresham Palace.

Sincerely,


Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

After a harrowing hour being( and getting more) lost as we drove around Budapest looking for the hotel, it was like finding paradise when we finally arrived. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff, lovely(altho we found the concierge staff, in general, not up to 5-star levels), our room more than spectacular, and location, overlooking a park, the Chain Bridge, and the Danube, magnificent. We had a wonderful dinner at the hotel restaurant, and the breakfasts were also great.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind feedback regarding your stay at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace this year in May. I was very happy to read that after you had been driving around in Budapest for at least an hour to find our hotel you finally got here successfully and you were so much impressed of what you saw, it is indeed a stunning palace with a very convenient location.

I am also thrilled to learn that overall you were pleased with the services provided by our staff. Nevertheless we noted that unfortunately our Concierge department did not completely live up to your expectations. I am very sorry to learn about that, as we constantly strive to offer an exquisite service, but we accept if there is room improvement and that we can benefit from the feedback of our valued guests.

I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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San Clemente, CA
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hotel lives up to its reputation as one of the top hotels in the world. The door and front desk staff are welcoming (Daniel was especially charming), the hotel facilities are luxurious, the room was relaxing and comfortable, and the bathroom was out of this world!! L'Occitane products, bath salts, soft slippers and robes.....I never wanted to get out of the tub!

The location is great...step out the door in front of the Chain Bridge and look straight across the river to Buda Castle and Fishermen's Bastion - nothing compares to it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your generous feedback. I was delighted to read your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. Equally pleasing are your comments about our professional doormen and reception staff. I will certainly share your praising words with all of them, especially with Daniel, our Doorman.

Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Gresham Palace.

Until next time,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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Geneva, Illinois
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65 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

We knew that being one of the top hotels in the world that we would most likely enjoy our stay while in Budapest. However, the hotel still far exceeded our expectations.

We stayed in the Crown Suite. A lovely room, well laid out, plenty of space. So comfortable with a lovely view of Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge from our balcony. The main problem was that we loved the hotel so much we had a hard time wanting to leave to see more of Budapest!

We had dinner, lunch and breakfast in the Gresham restaurant. The food was terrific and the service was friendly and attentive.

Budapest was a lovely city. I'm not sure I'd come back again for a visit unless we included the Four Seasons. That would make it worth another visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank samlab25
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
I was impressed by your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at Four Seasons Gresham Palace.

It is a great feeling to learn from you that we succeeded to create a memorable and unforgettable experience!

I hope that we will have an opportunity of welcoming you back to Four Seasons Gresham Palace very soon.


Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

After attending a concert in St Stephens Basilica, we walked to this bar to get some warming food and drink. Visited the Piano Bar in the lobby area. The hotel is in a stunning Art Nouveau building, the Gresham Palace and the service and food in the bar were excellent. We were looked after by Benedict who was attentive and very helpful. The piano player was also excellent worth a great repertoire of tunes and happy to take requests.

A perfect venue for our last night in Budapest.

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Thank dannymcl
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
I am extremely happy that you stopped by to our hotel to indulge yourself with nice food and drink and to listen to piano music after a concert you attended in St. Stephens Basilica.

Thank you for pointing out the thoughtful and efficient service you received from our server Benedict as well as complimenting our piano player. I am glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our bar and lobby lounge.

I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel and outlets.

Warm regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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Property: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Address: Szechenyi Istvan ter 5 - 6, Budapest 1051, Hungary
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Budapest
#2 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#2 Family Hotel in Budapest
#2 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#3 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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