Top 10+ BOUTIQUE Hotels in Budapest (Hungary)


On the lookout for the top hotels in Budapest? Let us break down for you the best of the best accommodations in the city - be it luxury, mid-range or budget-friendly.

There are three distinct things that are shared among the best places to stay in Budapest.

First, their walls speak of history and how Hungary’s rich heritage helped curate the hotels’ overall customer experience. Many hotels in Budapest are situated in old buildings, adding timeless flair to the properties.

Second, they are filled with a design that ranges from contemporary to urban taste – sometimes even a mixture of both. A lot of the establishments also feature masterpieces made by Hungarian artists.

Third, each of them enjoys a privileged location that enables guests to step out of the hotel and start their adventures right on. Whichever hotel you choose, there are plenty of tourist spots that are a quick stroll away.

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LUXURY HOTELS

Aria Hotel Budapest

Aria Hotel is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel in Budapest that enjoys an intimate view of the St. Stephen Basilica from its rooftop. It is at the Pest side of the river Danube and is located near many tourist spots in the city.

The whole property sings to your senses quite literally, with every corner of the hotel dedicated to the art of making music. From each wing comes tasteful pieces that speak of jazz, classical, opera, and contemporary music.

Even the suites are designed with artistic portraits of notable musicians from around the world. With its consistently high ratings from guests and award-giving bodies, Aria is highly regarded as one of the top luxury hotels in Budapest.

The Romeo and Juliet Opera Balcony Suite is a good choice for couples, with a city view that shows you Budapest’s cobblestone streets. The Sunroom is for the traveler who wishes for a picturesque morning and an enchanting night. The room is situated on the top floor, made especially unique with the glass ceiling that makes you feel closer to the city.

Price Range Per Night: €275 to €940

Hotel Amenities:

• Complimentary breakfast
• Complimentary afternoon wine and cheese
• Free wifi
• Roof garden
• Spa and fitness center
• Pool amenities
• Music library
• Airport shuttle
• Bar and restaurant on site
• Reception services
• Entertainment and family services
• Cleaning services
• Business facilities

Nearby Attractions:

• St. Stephen’s Basilica
• Hungarian State Opera
• Budapest Operetta Theatre
• Dohany Street Synagogue
• Chain Bridge

Compare prices and read reviews: Booking.com

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is one of the luxury hotels in Budapest, well-celebrated for its prime location and world-class amenities.

Imagine enjoying the view of the Budapest Eye from your hotel room window as it goes in a circle to provide gorgeous cityscape scenes to each occupied gondola.

Kempinski Budapest boasts of 351 impressive rooms and suites that offer you different stunning views of the city. At the top floor of the hotel is the exquisite Royal Suite Corvinus.

The suite is regal in every way, with a personal butler at your service and a 24-hour in-room dining service ready to make you themed dinners as you please.

Don’t miss the relaxation packages and top-notch amenities at The Spa at Kempinski when you stay in this luxurious Budapest accommodation. Indulge in the Treatment of the Month and be spoiled with spa treatments intricately curated for your enjoyment.

Price Range Per Night: €180 to €680

Hotel Amenities:

• Outdoor terrace
• Pet services
• Free wifi
• Concierge services
• Spa and fitness facilities
• Private in-room dining
• Car park and valet
• Ladies in Red assistance
• Airport service
• Bicycle rental
• Tour services
• Flat-screen TVs
• Business center
• Clothing services
• Art gallery
• Car rental

Nearby Attractions:

• Vigado Concert Hall
• St. Stephen’s Basilica
• Dohany Street Synagogue
• Chain Bridge
• Danube River

Compare prices and read reviews:Booking.com

New York Palace Budapest
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New York Palace Budapest

History meets modernity in this 5-star luxury hotel in Budapest. The New York Palace is among the properties that comprise the Dedica Anthology, a line of hotels dedicated in the curation of experiences that are nothing short of perfect. This hotel has 185 rooms and suites that have a contemporary style, from unassuming chandeliers to bespoke amenities.

Stay in New York Palace’s Exclusive Rooms and enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay right in the center of Budapest. If you are traveling for work, make use of the Executive Suite and be wowed by the features that are purposefully laid out for the jet setting businessperson.

See the talk of the town and enjoy an afternoon at the New York Cafe. Dubbed as one of the most iconic places to visit in Europe, this cafe is intricately designed from its artful ceilings to its cushioned seats. The place speaks of a French charm distinct to the late 1900s.

Price Range Per Night: €147 to €580

Hotel Amenities:

• Spa and wellness center
• Airport shuttle
• Fitness center
• Restaurant and bar on site
• Free wifi
• Reception services
• Cleaning services
• Business facilities
• Barber and beauty shop
• VIP room facilities

Nearby Attractions:

• Madach Theatre
• Hungarian State Opera
• Dohany Street Synagogue
• Budapest Operetta Theatre
• Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

Compare prices and read reviews:Booking.com 

Pest-Buda

Having been in the Castle district since 1696, Pest-Buda is the oldest luxury Budapest accommodation in the heart of Hungary’s capital. It remains almost hidden in the historic walls surrounding Buda, a far cry from the luxurious facades that the best hotels in Budapest have.

Ten contemporary rooms and suites make up the charming Pest-Buda. Check in to the Atelier Suite and be captivated by how well the hotel has incorporated urban designs with timeless pieces.

You wouldn’t want to leave this attic room once you see the authentic antique items and Hungarian artworks that give the place its unique vibe.

Price Range Per Night: €84 to €285

Hotel Amenities:

• Outdoor terrace and sun terrace
• Bicycle rental
• Flat-screen TVs
• Restaurant and cafe on site
• Free in-room breakfast
• Public parking
• Free wifi
• Wellness facilities
• Pet facilities
• Babysitting service
• Luggage storage
• Airport shuttle service

Nearby Attractions:

• Fisherman’s Bastion
• Trinity Square
• Matthias Church
• Buda Castle
• Danube River

Compare prices and read reviews: Booking.com

MID RANGE HOTELS

Gerlóczy

Gerlóczy is a boutique hotel, cafe, and brasserie in downtown Budapest. This Parisian-themed property is situated in a building erected back in 1892.

The building may be quaint, but the hotel is charming in every way. The restaurant at the terrace serves great coffee and breakfast with a lovely view of Buda’s streets.

There are a total of 19 rooms in Gerlóczy. Opt for a Deluxe Room with a balcony and enjoy the view overlooking Kamermayer Square. Its high-ceiling room is a hit to many guests, as described in many reviews. Be spoiled with the complimentary drinks at your private mini-bar, which gets replenished daily.

Price Range Per Night: €86 to €134

Hotel Amenities:

• Front desk service
• Luggage service
• Nearby car park
• Bar and restaurant on site
• Outdoor terrace
• Flat-screen TVs
• Shuttle service
• Gift shop

Nearby Attractions:

• Dohany Street Synagogue
• Karolyi Garden
• Vigado Concert Hall
• Hungarian National Museum
• St. Stephen’s Basilica

Compare prices and read reviews:Booking.com 

The Living Quarters

The Living Quarters is one of the three boutiques Budapest accommodations under the collective name Brody Land, with The Brody House and The Writer’s Villa being the other two. All properties are artistically made, with every corner of the room speaking of contemporary style and choice furniture. Over the years, Brody Land has won several awards for having exceptional hotels within the mid-range pricing.

Wait until you see the One-bedroom Apartment waiting for you here at the Living Quarters. The area is wide and well-furbished, with many dainty corners to appreciate and interesting pieces to copy for your own home. This elegant wood-laden accommodation is open for short and long term lease.

Price Range Per Night: €109 to €120

Hotel Amenities:

• Airport shuttle upon request
• Free wifi
• Luggage storage until 8 PM
• Housekeeping service upon request
• Laundry service upon request
• Concierge service
• Business center service
• Meeting and banquet facilities
• Bar and restaurant on site

Nearby Attractions:

• Hungarian State Opera
• St. Stephen’s Basilica
• Budapest Operetta Theatre
• Szabadsag Square
• Danube River

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center

On the Pest side of the city is one of the best hotels in Budapest’s city center. The Danubius Hotel Astoria is a 4-star historic hotel that dates back to 1914. It has 138 rooms and suites with classical designs and attractive decors that would make you feel as if you’re stepping back in time.

The Deluxe Suite at Danubius follows suit, with a timeless and elegant vibe running through. Cafe Astoria and Restaurant serves the well-loved Astoria Breakfast, which offers a taste of comforting cuisines coming from all over Europe.

Price Range Per Night: €72 to €115

Hotel Amenities:

• Franklin Parking
• Free wifi
• Air-conditioned facilities
• 24-hour reception
• Airport transfer
• Gift shop
• Car hire
• Luggage storage
• Central safe
• Laundry and dry cleaning

Nearby Attractions:

• Karolyi Garden
• Dohany Street Synagogue
• Hungarian National Museum
• Danube River
• Great Market Hall

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Casati Budapest Hotel

One of the top hotels in Budapest is the Casati Budapest Hotel. It’s straightforward, functional, and definitely inexpensive for its high-quality service and inclusions. All 25 rooms at Casati Hotel are equipped with complete amenities aimed to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Opt for a clean feel and book the Heaven Room. The minimalist styling speaks volumes to the simplistic in you. Notable artworks from Hungarian artists don the room’s crisp white walls.

If you feel the need for something trendy, book the aptly-called Cool Room. Its edgy design curated by local artists will undeniably awaken your imagination.

Price Range Per Night: €80 to €138

Hotel Amenities:

• Complete buffet breakfast
• Free high-speed wifi
• Air-conditioned rooms
• Sauna and fitness facilities
• Tuktuk Bar
• Concierge Service

Nearby Attractions:

• Hungarian State Opera
• Budapest Operetta Theatre
• St. Stephen’s Basilica
• Hungarian National Museum
• Danube River

Compare prices and read reviews:Booking.com 

BUDGET HOTELS

The Magazine Hotel and Apartments

One of our favorites among the cheap hotels in Budapest is The Magazine Hotel. Fashion meets service in this quirky property in downtown Budapest. The Magazine has twelve rooms and four apartments, which all scream urban to us.

Panorama is our room of choice. This spacious suite is tastefully trendy as it is purposefully designed. The artistic bed serves as the place’s focal point as if the room needed more to stand out. St. Stephen’s Basilica peeks from the window and adds a touch of classic beauty to the modern atmosphere.

The Magazine Hotel might be tricky to find. Still, depending on your character as a traveler, some may find that extra special to know. It is within a century building which can be found by standing in front of the Basilica, looking to your right, and scanning the area for the California Coffee Company.

Price Range Per Night: €61 to €96

Hotel Amenities:

• Airport shuttle
• Free wifi
• Outdoor terrace
• Bicycle rental
• Flat-screen TVs
• Luggage storage
• Family rooms

Nearby Attractions:

• St. Stephen’s Basilica
• Chain Bridge
• Dohany Street Synagogue
• Hungarian Parliament Building
• Budapest Operetta Theatre

Compare prices and read reviews: Booking.com 

Maison Bistro and Hotel

Maison Budapest is a bistro and hotel, which was formerly the Spiegel House. Its humble history dates back to 1701 when Bernát Spiegel purchased a dilapidated building and converted it into a one-story property.

Now, Maison Bistro and Hotel has 17 elegant rooms and has extended to the next street, calling its other location Petite Maison due to the limited number of rooms available in the property.

The Grand Suite at Maison Budapest is truly captivating. From the canopy bed details to the posh mirrors, nothing speaks ‘on a budget’ with great installations such as these. Amenities include a private terrace and a hot tub. Trust us on this and just make up an event or two while in the property.

Its meeting room, Cellar a la Maison, takes your parties and gatherings to a whole other level with its unapologetic chandeliers and rustic stone walls.

Price Range Per Night: €95 to €153

Hotel Amenities:

• Paid parking on-site
• Free High-Speed Internet (wifi)
• Free breakfast
• Airport transportation
• Baggage storage
• Concierge
• 24-hour front desk
• Bar / lounge
• Restaurant
• Dry cleaning
• Laundry service

Nearby Attractions:

• Fisherman’s Bastion
• Matthias Church
• Buda Castle
• Chain Bridge
• Budapest History Museum

Compare prices and read reviews: Booking.com

KViHotel Budapest

When they tell you ‘everything is controlled by your smartphone,’ try not to be in shameless awe. Dubbed as a smart hotel that’s a pioneer to this type of accommodation, the KViHotel in Budapest is highly unique that it has no reception desk, no key card and no concierge person. Everything you need and might need, as they say, at your fingertips.

With 40 rooms that are adorned with blue, white, and gold, everything is thoughtfully designed to be easy on the eyes. The Junior Suite is the largest of all the rooms, with an exclusive view of the gardens from your window.

This four-star hotel’s room is perfect for both leisure and business travelers. Thankfully, its LobbyBar has someone making your drinks – otherwise, we’ll be extremely dumbfounded.

Price Range Per Night: €58 to €101

Hotel Amenities:

• Welcoming lobby and bar
• 40 rooms: Superior, Deluxe and Junior Suite
• Continental breakfast
• Free high-speed wifi
• 24/7 check-in using the TMRW Hotels app
• Smart TVs
• Public parking lots in the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions:

• Great Synagogue
• Shoes on the Danube
• Halaszbastya
• Heroes’ Square
• Hungarian National Museum

Compare prices and read reviews: Booking.com

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