The Corinthia Hotel is one of the grandest five-star hotels of Budapest, and first opened in 1896 as the Grand Royal Hotel. It is situated on Budapest’s Grand Boulevard, with the world-famous New York Cafe just a five-minute walk away. The hotel itself is humongous, and with it’s own Royal Spa, three restaurants, cafe, bar, and jazz club, there’s something for everyone.
Our suite was comfortable and similar to the rest of the hotel, incredibly spacious. Dark mahogany added a touch of elegance, while the marble bathrooms oozed luxury. The suite was well-equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a well-stocked mini-bar which included bottles of Hungary’s famous Palinka, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Downstairs in the basement the Royal Spa was buzzing, with guests swapping between massage and treatment rooms, while the more active swam gently in the large swimming pool. The lazier of us made the most of the two saunas, steam room, and two jacuzzi’s.
Overall the Corinthia was excellent, and the Royal Spa was unrivaled, however some of the staff could have been a little more polite, and the hotel was quite noisy, especially at night. The location is ideal if you’d like to explore Andrassy Avenue, the Jewish Quarter, and City Park, however it is a fair walk from the Chain Bridge and the Buda side of Budapest where Fisherman’s Bastion sits.
Deluxe Suite at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest starts from 308EUR per night.