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Dramatically divided by the Danube, and reconnected by a series of elegant bridges, Buda and Pest are distinctly different. Most of the best places to stay in Budapest are located in Pest, the city proper, but as no first time visitor should miss Buda’s atmospheric Castle Hill district across the Chain Bridge, a hotel close to the great fast-flowing river is ideal for sightseeing.

It’s not imperative, however, as Budapest is a compact, tranquil city and its transport system (don’t miss a trip on the charming yellow line along Andrassy to Hero Square) is extremely efficient. You’ll probably end up walking anyway: it’s the best way of catching the many fine Art Nouveau façades, hidden courtyards, enticing coffee houses and highly diverting Turkish baths along the way.

Best of all for visitors, the best places to stay in Budapest represent incredibly good value. You’ll notice that most on the following list fall into our ‘inexpensive’ category; in other cities they would be ‘moderate’ or even ‘luxury’.

The best places to stay in Budapest are all sophisticated. Many are located in stunning old buildings which have been tastefully restored and are now equipped with every modern convenience imaginable. For a range of apartments in this fascinating city check out our online partner, booking.com

Best places to stay in Budapest

For Luxury

If luxury is the only option for you then we think that the best places to stay in Budapest are:

  • Four Seasons Gresham Palace - This art nouveau landmark property has some of the best views in town, plus beautifully decorated rooms and everything you would expect from the Four Seasons brand.
  • Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel - Another luxury big chain name, in a similarly excellent location. Elegant modern interiors and great facilities if you're travelling for business rather than pleasure.

For Style

If you like to be in the hippest spot in town, then amongst our pick of the best places to stay in Budapest, we suggest you look at:

  • Palazzo Zichy - This contemporary property sits in the shell of a fine 19th century mansion and boasts cool, clean interiors. Situated in the university district, there are plenty of interesting bars and clubs close by.
  • Boutique Hotel Zara - Stylish modern hotel in the middle of the pedestrianised centre of town. Sleek black decor and minimalist style a stone's throw from the Danube.
  • Brody House - Reputedly the coolest hotel address in the city, come here to rub shoulders with creative types. It's Budapest's answer to Soho House.

On a budget

  • For those who're a bit strapped for cash, there's no need to sacrifice the style either! At the designer hotel Lanchid 19, doubles can be had for as little as €63 per night.

For an apartment

  • If you think that you'll be better off in an apartment, then check out the wide range with our online partner, booking.com.

Browse our list of the best places to stay in Budapest and start to plan your stay.

 
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  • Boutique Hotel Zara

    Budapest

    A modern hotel with minimalist black interiors. Just a stone's throw away from the Danube and cultural attractions - makes for a slick cosmopolitan break.

    74 rooms from $67
    Contemporary  -  One of the more contemporary hotels in Budapest
    Spa  -  Can use the spa in Continental Hotel Budapest for a fee
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers
  • Lanchid 19

    Budapest

    A designer chic hotel in a winning location on the river front. Fabulous views from the banks of Buda over the Danube towards Pest. Rooms and suites have floor to ceiling windows and all the mod cons. Funky contemporary spaces make up the restaurant, bar and living areas. Extensive spa too.

    48 rooms from $70
    Roof terrace  -  Superb roof terrace with views over the river.
    Views  -  Fantastic views over the Danube towards Pest.
    Outstanding location
    Luxury
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Gerloczy Rooms De Lux

    Budapest

    A true gem in Budapest. A really charming yellow painted building with a popular café and restaurant. Freshly redecorated bedrooms with a fin-de-siècle feel, some with balconies overlooking the square. An utterly charming spot.

    19 rooms from $77
    Sights nearby  -  Sights such as the Great Synagogue are within walking distance
    Lively  -  Above a popular café and bar
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
  • Brody House

    Budapest

    A hip, intimate base in downtown Budapest. Probably the coolest place to stay in the city - think a Soho House for creative types. Regular art and music events, attended by a lively crowd. Uniquely designed rooms and private apartments - parquet floors and modern art.

    11 rooms from $78
    Lively  -  Local artists and musicians are showcased in regular events
    Chic  -  Unique, contemporary design
    City Style
    City
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith
  • 12 Revay

    Budapest (Révay u. 12)

    A sleek modern hotel with fantastic city views from its terrace. In an unrivalled location offering comfortable, chic and contemporary rooms in the centre of the city. A delicious fresh breakfast is served every morning and the lobby bar is open 24/7. A good place to be when in Budapest.

    56 rooms from $80
    Local exploring  -  Superb location with all important sights within walking distance, close to the Chain Bridge connecting you to the other side.
    City Style  -  This sleek hotel offers modern facilities in rooms, a kitchenette in the apartments, a 24 hr bar and wonderful city views.
    Sights nearby  -  The Hungarian National Opera and Saint Stephen Basilica are moments away from the hotel.
    Local markets  -  In a great location with local shops and designer stores close by.
  • Magazine Hotel

    Budapest (Szent István tér 4)

    A chic and sophisticated design hotel inspired by urban life magazines, offering 12 rooms and 4 apartments. Rooms have good views of the Basilica and the busy Square. In a convenient location close by to restaurants and nightlife. Ideal for a party weekend and business or leisure trip.

    16 rooms from $86
    City Style  -  Chic contemporary apartements with interiors inspired by the colorful and exciting world of magazines and fashion.
    Local exploring  -  In the city centre, moments away from St. Stephens Basilica close to famous sights, restaurants and popular bars
    Local markets  -  Right next to Vorosmarty Ter and Vaci Utca, the pedestrian shopping areas.
    Sights nearby  -  A stones throw away from St. Stephens Basilica and State Opera House.
  • Hotel President

    Budapest

    A large modern hotel with designs that range from kitsch Art-deco to spectacular grandeur - the presidential suite has panoramic views of the city and the roof terrace restaurant is magnificent. A hotel for all occasions.

    75 rooms from $88
    Roof terrace  -  Panoramic views from the roof terrace restaurant
    Suites  -  Breathtaking views
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Art'otel

    Budapest

    A sleek contemporary hotel on the riverfront with fantastic views towards Pest. Large modern rooms and family suites with clean lines and all the mod cons. Good restaurant serving local cuisine, fitness and spa facilities. Excellent value, stylish, family friendly.

    165 rooms from $106
    Views  -  Fantastic river views.
    Families
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and the Hungarian National Gallery.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
  • Hotel Rum

    Budapest (Királyi Pál u. 4)

    Chic interiors, statement furnishings and great lighting adds a touch of glamour. In the heart of the city, this boutique hotel compliments Budapest's ancient architecture with a unique design element. Super hip and stylish with an opulent fine dining restaurant.

    38 rooms from $108
    Local exploring  -  In an excellent location with historical sights, local shops, restaurants and bars close by
    City Style  -  A design hotel for the modern urban explorer in the downtown area of the city
    Foodies  -  A famed restaurant with exciting flavours of Southeast Asia
    Sights nearby  -  The Gellert Thermal Bath is a popular choice with tourists and within walking distance
  • La Prima Fashion Hotel

    Budapest

    A good four star option for a business traveller or a family on a budget. Contemporary rooms with splashes of green and all the mod cons. Excellent meeting facilities and a good restaurant.

    80 rooms from $109
    Business meetings
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Butik Design Buda

    Budapest (Fő utca 12.)

    A real work of art, this ultra cool hotel boasts unique wall paintings in each room, modern facilities and great comfort. Superb location, minutes away from everything you need. Every item has been well thought of. Inspiringly creative.

    10 rooms from $110
    Local exploring  -  Close the Clark Adam Square and a few steps away from the Pest side
    Value chic  -  4 star luxury and designer rooms at an affordable price
    Romantic Break  -  Chic and cozy rooms for the romantics
    Sights nearby  -  Located close to the Buda Castle, Chain Bridge and the Matthias Church
  • St George Residence

    Budapest (4)

    In a 700-year-old building, one of the oldest hotels of Budapest. Decorated in period furniture and ancient artworks, spacious suites offer modern comfort. Some come with private jacuzzis as well. Chic, affordable luxury with an old-world charm.

    26 rooms from $110
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the world heritage site of the Castle District of Buda, close by to numerous sights and shopping areas
    City Style  -  Offers all modern amenities along with a fully equipped kitchenette and bath tubs in rooms
    Sights nearby  -  The Royal Palace, Vienna Gate and Mary Magdalene Tower located moments away
  • Bohem Art hotel

    Budapest

    A contemporary hotel on the Pest side of the Danube. A traditional facade hides strikingly modern interiors. Rooms, suites and family rooms combine sleek lines, modern art, and all the mod cons. Lively bar and restaurant and good meeting facilities.

    60 rooms from $112
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  In the historical downtown area, just 50 metres from both Váci street and the banks of the Danube.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
  • Hotel Parlament

    Budapest (Kálmán Imre u. 19)

    A boutique hotel with art deco style interiors and tasteful pieces of art. Comfortable and cozy rooms. A lavish buffet breakfast, a lounge bar, high speed internet and a jacuzzi bring it to top of the list. Enhance your time by staying at this chic designer hotel.

    65 rooms from $117
    Local exploring  -  A very central location. Close by to the Chain Bridge connecting you to the other side as well
    City Style  -  A modern luxe hotel with comfortable rooms, spacious bathrooms and free wifi
    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw away from the Szabadság Square
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
  • Pest-Buda

    Budapest (Fortuna u. 3)

    Built in 1696; renovated into a contemporary hotel with a highly recommended restaurant in the heart of the Castle district. Choice of four types of accommodations suited for leisure or business travellers, couples or families. A comfortable choice to explore the city. Pets are welcome too!

    10 rooms from $117
    City Style  -  Luxurious rooms with all modern amenities, oversized walk-in showers - some with freestanding bathtubs.
    Local exploring  -  Located in the middle of the Castle district, a few steps away from the Matthias Church
    Foodies  -  Comes with a popular Hungarian bistro featuring grandma's homestyle kicthen
    Families  -  Offers a Connected Suite and Courtyard Room that is perfect for families
  • Mamaison Andrassy Hotel

    Budapest

    A little gem of a hotel located in an exclusive Embassy neighborhood just off Andrássy Avenue. Uniquely designed in Bauhaus style. Sleek contemporary bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows. Art Deco style restaurant with summer terrace and extensive gym and business facilities. An ideal city base.

    68 rooms from $124
    City Style  -  A chic boutique hotel housed in an elegant Bauhaus style building, in the UNESCO Heritage site of Andrássy Avenue.
    Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the Vajdahhunyad Castle by City Park, just minutes from the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers
  • Hotel Moments

    Budapest (Andrássy út 8)

    Grand hotel, slap bang in the heart of historic Budapest. Beautiful architecture and works of art with contemporary amenities. An on site restaurant and bar. It's 4 star hotel providing a luxurious stay at good price. A complimentary buffet breakfast completes the package.

    99 rooms from $137
    City Style  -  A classic hotel - the perfect blend of grand architecture and modern facilities
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of the city, close by to its most popular sights
    Local markets  -  Visit the interesting Gozsdu Court with several restaurants, bars and clubs
    Sights nearby  -  Next door to the Hungarian State Opera House
  • Baltazar Hotel

    Budapest (Országház utca 31)

    A retro boutique hotel on the Buda side of the river. Rooms and suites based on artist themes, from Vermeer to Keith Haring, have all the mod cons and sultry lit spaces. Fantastic Budapest themed street food in the restaurant and a great wine selection. Very trendy.

    11 rooms from $145
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Fantastic central location close to major attractions, bars and restaurants
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Anabelle B&B

    Budapest (Garibaldi u. 1)

    Excellent location, elegant rooms. An understated B&B with contemporary design and a self-catering penthouse, making it great for families. Several restaurants and bistros on your doorstep as well as being under a kilometre from many of Budapest's top sights. A no brainer.

    5 rooms from $145
    Local exploring  -  The Kossuth Square Metro Station is out the front door or grab a bike. Next door to many restaurants, bars and cafes
    Families  -  Triple and Quadruple Rooms available. Also a self catering penthouse apartment
    Value chic  -  Great value for this part of town
    Local markets  -  Hold UTCA Food Market Hall and Liberary Square Market are worth a visit
  • Palazzo Zichy

    Budapest

    Excellent contemporary base in a fine old building. Sleek modern interiors offer comfort and all the necessary high-techery for a business trip. Lovely glass-roofed breakfast room, fitness centre, and meeting rooms. A stylish choice in the city centre.

    80 rooms from $155
    Local markets  -  Check out the historic and beautful Central Market Hall, a restored neogothic hall for traders of all types.
    Sights nearby  -  A short distance from Hungarian Parliament Building, one of Europe's oldest legislative building
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Full of character
  • Corvinus

    Budapest

    Five Star luxury on the Pest side of the Danube. Romantic rooms and suites are enormous with elegant furnishings and all the mod cons. Fantastic mix of restaurants and bars, excellent spa, and designer chic living areas. A choice for the luxury traveller.

    349 rooms from $156
    Spa breaks
    Romantic Break
    Foodies
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
  • Buddha Bar Klotild Palace

    Budapest

    An expectedly sultry hotel on the Pest side of the river. In typical Budha bar style, rooms and suites are clad in Chinese red with all the mod cons and hot tubs. Extensive spa and beauty salon, charming restaurant and terrace, and, despite all this, family friendly too.

    102 rooms from $161
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Spa breaks
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance of all the city's major attractions
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • Casati Hotel

    Budapest (Paulay Ede utca 31)

    An artsy oasis for adults. This contemporary boutique hotel has rooms decorated in four unique styles, each evoking a different mood – Heaven, Natural, Classic and Cool. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary cocktail and can enjoy a late buffet breakfast in the romantic courtyard atrium.

    25 rooms from $165
    Boutique  -  Rooms decorated with original artwork, in four styles – Heaven, Natural, Classic and Cool – each evoking a different mood
    Romantic Break  -  Adults only, uniquely designed suites and landscaped courtyard covered in ivy - an oasis within the city centre
    City Style  -  A contemporary, artsy destination near the city's cultural hotspots
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the main tourist centre near the river and the café-bars of Liszt Ferenc tér
  • Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel

    Budapest

    With glorious views over the river Danube, large contemporary interiors, and ample business facilities, the Sofitel is great for an understated cosmopolitan break or for corporate visitors.

    357 rooms from $167
    Business meetings
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers
  • Prestige Hotel

    Budapest (Vigyázó Ferenc u. 5)

    Grand palazzo style hotel with huge chandeliers and opulent furnishings. A Michelin star restaurant adds to the glamour. Plus there is a sauna and jacuzzi for resting weary walker's feet. Come here for complete relaxation after exploring this vibrant city.

    85 rooms from $180
    Foodies  -  Costes Downtown - Michelin Star restaurant offering a world class dining experience
    Local exploring  -  Superb location, great for people interested in sightseeing and architecture
    City Style  -  Chic, classic, divine
    Sights nearby  -  The Szabadság Square, St. Stephen's Basilica and Chain Bridge located out the front door
  • Buda Castle Fashion Hotel

    Budapest

    Chic, four star luxury in the historic centre of Buda offers large and elegant rooms. A 15th century building beautifully renovated with style and comfort. Exuberant interiors, an on-site bar and a scenic courtyard. A characterful spot for exploring the city.

    25 rooms from $220
    Local exploring  -  Close by to the most popular shopping street and several art galleries
    City Style  -  Luxury style offers all modern amenities
    Sights nearby  -  Moments away from the Buda Castle and the Matthias Church
    Local markets  -  Visit the impressive Great Market Hall at the Pest end
  • Aria Hotel

    Budapest

    Contemporary and opulent 5* hotel in central Budapest. Neoclassical rooms are musically themed and filled with art. The rooftop offers sublime city views. Restaurant, bar, subterranean spa and indoor pool. A characterful city break.

    42 rooms from $306
    City Style  -  Fantastic views of the Basilica, walking distance to Budapest's Opera House and Parliament
    Sights nearby  -  St. Stephen's Basilica is just 100 metres from the Aria Hotel Budapest, while the State Opera House is a 5-minute walk away
    Quirky  -  Aria’s four wings represents a different musical genre from jazz, classical, contemporary, opera
    Great walks  -  Walking distance from the parliament building and Széchenyi Chain Bridge
  • Four Seasons Gresham Palace

    Budapest

    An Art Nouveau landmark in an unrivalled river setting, with panoramic views of the Danube and the hills of Buda. Beautifully decorated rooms in creams and whites with lots of natural light, some with private balconies, and all the mod cons. Spoiling facilities. Luxury at the heart of the city.

    179 rooms from $679
    Romantic Break  -  Luxurious suites oozing old world romance with vaulted ceilings, private balconies with views of the Old City and palatial beds.
    Spa breaks  -  Seven treatment rooms, including a couples' suite, a unisex sauna, separate steam rooms for men and women and a whirlpool.
    Lively  -  With a new 'trendier' restaurant Kollázs Brasserie & Bar, the hotel is attracting a younger and more lively crowd.
    City Style  -  Plush Art Nouveau hotel, complete with breathtaking glass domed ceiling, wraught iron gates and peacock motifs.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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