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Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Ranked #18 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
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Shanghai, China
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“Fantastic hotel with historic feeling spa”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We lived in the Corinthia for three days, it was one of the best hotels we've ever been. The historic feeling spa was fantastic and free to use. The room was clean and comfortable and Corinthia was right in the central of Budapest. The staff were all very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
I would like to thank you that you have honored Corinthia Hotel Budapest for your Budapest stay. I am so pleased that you had a fantastic stay with us and took advantage of our wonderful spa to refresh after your exciting adventures in the city. Thank you for your kind words. I do hope that we will have a chance of welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future. Very truly yours,
Thomas M Fischer
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant hotel, very ornate and well presented lobby, rooms and spa. Room very spacious and well furnished, excellent bathroom. Roof top terrace a nice touch for football World Cup. Staff exceptionally helpful. Highly recommend. The spa was fabulous; great sized pool, excellent jacuzzis, sauna and steam rooms. Very salubrious. All round great hotel.

Stayed June 2014
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having chosen the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for your stay. I am really pleased to read that you have a great stay with us. Thank you for pointing out our World Cup Sky Terrace, from which additional information can be found on Corinthia.com/budapest. I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon. Kindest regards,
Thomas M Fischer
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Attended a 3 day business meeting held at the hotel. Great location for exploring Budapest especially if you like to walk as you can get plenty of interesting exercise. I found the service at the SPA to be fabulous and took advantage with two massages over 3 days. The room was extremely comfortable, the staff very friendly and the food was first class.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
I would like to thank you that you have taken the time to share your opinion on Tripadvisor. I am very pleased that you had such a great experience at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. Thank you for pointing out our spa facilities, from about you may find further details on Corinthia.com/Budapest at Wellness section. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Corinthia in the future. Very truly yours,
Thomas M Fischer
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights during June 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean, with helpful and friendly staff. Our room was spacious and well furnished with a lovely big, bright bathroom and fluffy robes for use during the stay. We visited the spa which was beautiful and very quiet considering the size of the hotel. We utilised the hotel vehicles (Mercedes) for airport transfer which was the same price as taxi - excellent service. The only slight issue we experienced was that the room was very warm, despite air conditioning unit. Window did open but it opened onto an atrium not fresh air. I would definitely return to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Many thanks for your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. I am really pleased to read that you have a great stay with us. Thank you for pointing out our limousine service, which is bookable in advance online on Corinthia.com/Budapest. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Corinthia in the future. Kind regards,
Thomas M Fischer
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

The hotel is perfectly situated for exploring Budapest. Metro and tram stops are conveinently located nearby. The Jewish Quarter is 10 minute walk -- easy access to all the restaraunts and bars.

The rooms are well appointed and have plenty of space. I do agree with other comments that the air conditioner could work a bit more effectively, but that's a relatively minor issue. We loved the Royal Spa -- which was a special bonus for our stay. If you are a bit of a culinary adventurist than Bock Bisztro located within the hotel is a must. Certainly one of the top 5-10 spots in the city.

Also, I would like to call out in particular the wonderful service of the concierge staff, in particular, Zoltan. He was able to arrange an excellent tour guide for us in Tokaj and provided us with a lot of helpful advice on where to stay. He was also able to get us into Borkonyha at 9pm on a Saturday at short notice (it's Michelin star is well deserved). That was a great capstone to our Budapest trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experiences regarding your recent stay at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. I am really pleased to read that you were satisfied with our staff and services. Thank you for highlighting the Bock Bistro, from which more information can be found on Corinthia.com/Budapest at Dinings section. I do hope to welcoming you back to your next visit to Budapest. Best regards,
Thomas M Fischer
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed at the Corinthia hotel over Christmas (yes, tad late writing the review!) and thought it was a lovely hotel which is close to shops, restaurants and a quick drive from/to the airport. We did find though that the rooms were too hot and the air con didn’t make much difference. We also found the bed uncomfortable but Reception promptly rectified this by changing over our mattress and solved the problem. Budapest is a lovely city but personally we wouldn’t go over Christmas again as we found a lot of the restaurants, shops and museums were closed. I would thoroughly recommend visiting Budapest and staying in this hotel over the warmer months.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having chosen the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for your stay. I am glad to note that your stay was great here. Thank you for the useful comments, so we can improve our services. I do hope to welcoming you back to your next visit to Budapest in warmer months. Kind regards,
Thomas M Fischer
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were travelling from Paris to Budapest in 35°C, so when we arrived, we wanted check-in to be very quick, and once we parked next to the hotel, someone immediately offered to park the car in their parking and brought our lugages in our room. Check-in took 2 minutes.
The rooms were gorgeous with big comfortable beds and a bathroom with shower and bath, bathrobe and slippers. Many international channels on TV.
The reception was the best, before we left we spent hours enjoying the big roof and the decoration. We loved the air-conditioning in the reception after being in a 40°C Budapest
The wellness area was wonderful, richly decorated and unforgettable, though U16 kids are allowed in the wellness area only beetween 11 AM and 3 PM which very very painful when staff asks my 15-year old who was just swimming to get out of the pool at 3:01 PM...
The palace was really well located, next to Boscolo Palace and metro and tramway station.
We haven't tried the breakfast because 29€/pers/night is too much compared to local standards, we had breakfast for 40€ for 4 person in a coffee shop right next to the hotel.
In the hotel there are 3 expensive restaurants and a souvenir shop where you can buy train tickets.
Globally we were impressed by the decoration everywhere, the rooms, the bathrooms and the reception, which is like a main hall. Surely the best in hotel in Hungary.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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ThomasMFischer, General Manager at Corinthia Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experiences regarding your recent stay at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. I am really pleased to read that you have a great stay with us. Thank you for pointing out our spa facilities, from about you may find further details on Corinthia.com/Budapest at Wellness section. I do hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kindest regards,
Thomas M Fischer
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Property: Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Address: Erzsebet krt. 43-49., Budapest 1073, Hungary
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , 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:
#3 Business Hotel in Budapest
#4 Family Hotel in Budapest
#4 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#5 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#16 Luxury 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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