Cool and Unusual Hotels in Budapest

Top 20 Cool And Unique Hotels In Budapest 2023

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Budapest is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after city breaks in Europe. With many a creative soul and artist taking advantage of the still very cheap rents, Budapest now has a very hip and trendy edge with eclectically styled ruin bars, famous rock festivals, fantastic bars and coffee houses, a burgeoning gastronomic scene, and even night-time pool parties, complete with music, film and laser discos.

Juxtaposed with the Hungarian capital’s edgier side is the grand and elegant treasure trove of superb baroque, neoclassical, art nouveau architecture and their wonderful thermal spas, which continue to draw visitors from all corners of Europe.

A trendy Budapest break needs an equally hip place to stay, so here are some of my favorite cool and unique hotels in Budapest, Hungary (in no particular order)

Best For Instagrammable Decor

Baltazár

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A sanctuary of art, culinary excellence, and unparalleled hospitality awaits at the hip Baltazár Budapest, conveniently located near the castle and other iconic attractions.

Boho-chic, funky, and quirky in places, this boutique 4-star gem has been owned by a revered family of restaurateurs for over three decades, and offers an unforgettable experience that will captivate your senses.

The tone is set upon entrance to the reception area, with the floor laid with bare boards, a red banquette running the length of one wall, travel trunks serving as coffee tables, and a writing desk doubling up as a check-in counter.

In each of the 11 exquisitely designed rooms, every detail has been thoughtfully curated. You can choose between a room adorned with a mesmerizing Vermeer-inspired mural or one featuring an open bathroom and shower cubicle overlooking the room. Whichever you choose, each unit is designed to provide the utmost comfort and style.

As you would expect from a family that specialises in culinary art, the on-site Hungarian Grill Restaurant and Wine Bar, with its industrial-chic ambiance, offers an exceptional gastronomic adventure with a finely crafted menu. Here, you can indulge in the rich flavours of Hungarian cuisine, paired with an extensive selection of wines.

Pros

Striking and photogenic boho-chic decor

Hungarian delicacies served up at the on-site restaurant

Convenient access to popular attractions

Best For Rooftop Bar

Aria House

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The hottest addition to Budapest’s hotel scene, the 5-star exceptionally rated Aria House Budapest is a harmonious fusion of music and opulence, nestled in the shadow of the illustrious St. Stephen’s Basilica. As you enter, a black-and-white keyboard carpet unfurls to reveal a grand and jazzy atrium.

Sassy and chic, the hotel boasts a beautiful garden courtyard adorned with retro furniture, where any guest can sit and unleash their inner virtuoso. To relax and rejuvenate, you can delve into the underground spa and take a dip in the stylish swimming pool.

The 49 bedrooms at Aria House exude coolness and contemporary elegance. They come in hues of silver, cream, purple and blue, and boast many hi-tech features.

With uncluttered designs and open bathrooms, they create an atmosphere of effortless sophistication. Many of the rooms also offer balconies that open up to a stunning interior courtyard.

Elevate your experience at the hotel’s rooftop bar, graced by unparalleled views of St. Stephen’s Basilica, after indulging in the quaint ambience of the Stradivari restaurant.

This charming eatery is adorned with a soothing wall of water and violins suspended from the ceiling and offers a first-rate menu that will delight even the most discerning palate. Easily one of the best hotels to stay in Budapest! 

Pros

Music-inspired luxury escape

Prime location near St. Stephen’s Basilica

Stylish rooms with hi-tech features

Rooftop bar with stunning views

Cons

Some noise when events are on

Limited privacy in open bathrooms

Best For Trendy Design

Hotel Rum

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Artistry and comfort collide at Hotel Rum Budapest, a stunning boutique hotel housed in a traditional townhouse in a quiet residential square.

You’ll be mesmerized by the quirky and fun interiors, boasting industrial accents and rustic touches that harmonize seamlessly with the building’s age and style.

Every room at Hotel Rum is a masterpiece in its own right, showcasing individual designs that pay homage to the vibrant industrial era. Metal-framed furniture and curated decor create an atmosphere of modern elegance and evoke a sense of nostalgia. The bathrooms, adorned with sleek black and white metro tiles, house freestanding rainforest showers that offer a luxurious retreat after a day of exploring the city.

Indulge your senses further at the Urban Tiger restaurant, where imaginative Southeast-Asian cuisine takes centre stage, tantalizing your taste buds with a fusion of flavours. Be sure not to miss out on trying the shrimp tempura and the sesame-crusted tuna!

And as the sun rises over Budapest, ascend to the rooftop bar, where breakfast is served amidst breath-taking panoramic views that encompass the city’s rich history and modern allure.

Hotel Rum Budapest is not merely a place to rest your head, but a gateway to an enchanting world where creativity thrives and memories are woven.

Pros

Quirky industrial-rustic fusion

Panoramic cityscape at breakfast

Individually crafted rooms with industrial flair

Best For Boutique

Stories Boutique Hotel

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A quirky design hotel in the Terézváros district of Budapest, the Stories Boutique Hotel places you within a stone’s throw of iconic landmarks such as the Hungarian State Opera, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Hungarian National Museum, and the magnificent Hungarian Parliament Building.

You can also explore the wonders of downtown Budapest with ease, as the city’s renowned bars and restaurants beckon right at your doorstep.

Guests rave about the unique décor that infuses every corner with charm and personality. And as you sink into the embrace of your cosy cocoon, you’ll notice that every tiny detail has been crafted to perfection. You can also opt for a suite, all of which include an expansive living area with designer furniture and original artwork.

At Stories Boutique Hotel, hospitality knows no bounds. The kind and attentive staff will ensure that your every need is met, from the moment you arrive. Indulge in complimentary coffee, tea, pastries, and hot chocolate, available 24/7 at the reception, adding an extra touch of warmth to your stay.

Waking up here is a treat, especially with the enchanting Twenty Six neighbourhood café offering a complimentary breakfast in a quaint indoor garden setting within a two-storied glass-roofed greenhouse.

And for those seeking a touch of indulgence, Stories Hotel goes above and beyond. From the convenience of room service to rejuvenating yoga sessions, and even tattoos offered as part of the experience, a stay here will truly become an unforgettable chapter in your Budapest adventure.

Pros

Complimentary 24/7 treats and breakfast

Central landmark Location

Quaint indoor garden with a greenhouse

Rejuvenating yoga sessions and tattoos

Cons

Some noise from outside bars and cafes

Best For Fun Vibe

Hard Rock

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If you’re a diehard rock music fan, the electrifying Hard Rock Budapest is your kind of place.

Here, plush velvet furnishings in vibrant electric colours mingle with priceless rock music memorabilia, creating an ambiance that is as bold as the music itself.

You can immerse in the captivating atmosphere by curating your own playlist through The Sound of Your Stay, a unique amenity that helps you fully tune into your stay.

And for those who want to rock the look, the Rock Shop awaits, offering a dazzling array of glam garb and accessories that will have you dressed to impress.

The rooms at Hard Rock Budapest are a rock enthusiast’s dream. Each one boasts music-themed decor, immersing you in the vibrant spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.

Experience rockstar levels of luxury with Sleep Like a Rock bedding, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after a vibrant evening. For those seeking an extra touch of decadence, the luxury suites offer sweeping street views and balconies with private Jacuzzis.

The rock-inspired experience doesn’t stop there. Guests can fuel their appetites at the Sessions restaurant, where delectable dishes are served with a retro flair.

During the day, you can satisfy your caffeine cravings at the Constant Grind coffee shop and bar, and stay in shape at the Body Rock Fitness Centre. And if you’re seeking inner harmony, Rock Om yoga in your room allows you to find your balance in the most rockin’ way possible.

So grab your air guitar and get ready to live out your rockstar dreams in a world where music, luxury, and passion collide.

Pros

Balconies with private Jacuzzis

Cons

Not aimed at non-music lovers

Best For Luxury

Hotel Clark

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Nestled in the historic Adam Clark Square, Hotel Clark Budapest – Adults Only is a captivating sanctuary surrounded by a seamless blend of past, present, and future.

You can immerse yourself in the rich history of the city as you are greeted by the majestic stone lions from the iconic Chain Bridge at the hotel’s entrance. The courtyard boasts carved stone pillars salvaged from a bygone era, proudly preserving the heritage of the site.

A stand-out feature of the hotel is its amenities. Picture yourself soaking in a stand-alone bathtub with panoramic views of the meandering river, or relaxing on your own private balcony admiring the gleaming rooftops of the city’s beating heart.

Gilt-wire lighting and accents, plush velvet seating, and leather details add an exquisite touch to your stay. And for the ultimate relaxation, a sauna, relaxation room, and gym await at the end of a glass corridor, providing a blissful retreat.

There are 86 rooms across four categories, all brightly decorated with vivid blue curtains, quirky cushions of animals in aristocratic costumes, and signature lion-head motifs in granite-grey behind the beds.

You can delight your taste buds with a rich buffet breakfast and savour delectable meals at Leo Bistro, before quenching your thirst at the rooftop bar, where stunning city views create an enchanting backdrop.

Pros

Swanky Danube Riverside neighborhood

Panoramic river views with private balconies

Upscale fitness amenities and sauna

Cons

Not suitable for families

Breakfast isn’t included in the room rate

Best For Couples

Cortile Hotel

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The calm, 4-star Cortile Hotel – Adults Only nestles amidst the vibrant urban landscape of Budapest, just moments away from iconic attractions like St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera, and the Dohany Street Synagogue.

With its captivating blend of tranquillity and eco-friendliness, guests will immediately feel at ease, as the smell of fresh flowers permeates the tropical greenery hall.

Each guestroom is a sanctuary of sustainable luxury, elegantly designed in four earth-friendly styles.

The Flora rooms are inspired by rainforests, and use a fine blend of lively colours and soft textures to generate a warm, casual atmosphere.

The Moss rooms combine several shades of green with soft surfaces and a contemporary design to create a meditative milieu that radiates comfort.

The Sky rooms have the airy feeling of freedom, with the flying white clouds and fresh blue sky evoking a heavenly aura. Meanwhile the Terra rooms use natural materials and warm colours to create a modern ambiance.

Each room is enhanced by lush live plants, separate plush seating areas, and balconies looking out over the city lights.

You can awaken each morning to a delightful complimentary buffet breakfast, and pamper the senses with a swim in the stunning indoor pool, set beneath a mesmerising glass ceiling.

By night, you can socialise with like-minded travellers at the bar, or unwind on the terrace while taking in the panoramic vistas.

Pros

Chic adults-only boutique escape

Luxurious rooms with unique themes

Indoor pool with mesmerizing glass ceiling

Close to iconic Budapest attractions

Cons

Some noise due to the central location

Restricted to adults only

Best For Great River Views

Art’otel Budapest

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Art’otel Budapest is a place where art and luxury intertwine, where sophistication meets creativity, and where every moment is infused with elegance. The hotel nestles along the enchanting riverside, and is one of the city’s most sought-after destinations.

As you enter, you’ll be captivated by over 600 mesmerising works of the revered American contemporary artist, Donald Sultan. Each stroke of his brush tells a unique story, weaving together a tapestry of creativity and inspiration that surrounds you at every turn.

Ascending the sleek, modern 7-storey building, your eyes are treated to breath-taking vistas of Budapest’s iconic landmarks. Many of the meticulously designed rooms offer unparalleled views of the majestic Chain Bridge and the tranquil river, while all embrace you with an ambiance of refined luxury.

The colour scheme in the rooms is striking, with carpets of bright red or vibrant blue and yellow, and classy furniture.

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey within the hotel’s bistro-style restaurant, where tantalizing flavours of both Hungarian and international cuisines are ready to surprise even the most discerning epicurean desires.

For moments of relaxation and contemplation, the Baroque wing of the hotel, an embodiment of timeless elegance, awaits. Here, a serene lounge beckons you to unwind with laid-back breakfasts or late evening drinks.

Pros

Danube views and contemporary art

Fusion of Hungarian and international flavors

Striking room colors with vibrant furniture

Spectacular Budapest views

Cons

Some rooms have better views than others

Best For Great Central Location

Hotel Oktogon Haggenmacher

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Indulge in the luxury of a bygone era at Hotel Oktogon Haggenmacher, an exquisite haven of classical luxury housed within a meticulously restored neo-Renaissance palace dating back to the 1880s.

Emanating timeless grandeur, this architectural masterpiece gracefully preserves its original features, from the captivating central courtyard to the intricately painted arches, lofty ceilings, and ornate woodwork.

The interior of the hotel reflects the combination of centuries-old roots and modern design, creating a haven perfectly catered to both the cultural enthusiast and the youthful traveller.

Nestled on the illustrious Andrássy Avenue, this prestigious address situates you at the very heart of Budapest’s vibrant tourist hub, offering unrivalled proximity to the city’s most iconic attractions and seamless access to the metro and bus stops.

From the plush, comfortable beds to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to the enchanting city views, each room here embraces discerning travellers with an ambiance of understated elegance.

You are invited to kickstart each day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast and draw it to a close in the Bar Room, where an exquisite selection of drinks awaits.

For moments of rejuvenation, the hotel offers a state-of-the-art wellness centre featuring trailblazing Technogym machines and a tranquil sauna.

Pros

A blend of traditional and modern design

Located in the city centre

Exquisite wellness retreat

Cons

Wellness spa gets busy at peak times

Best For Spa and Wellness

Hotel Parlament

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Indulge in a symphony of style and sophistication at Hotel Parlament, an exquisite boutique haven that stands proudly as one of Budapest’s premier destinations.

With its imaginative design features and sumptuous surroundings, this 4-star gem invites you to embrace a world of unparalleled luxury.

Step into the meticulously crafted bedrooms, where a distinctive Art Deco ambiance enchants the senses. From the rich wooden floors to the captivating feature walls adorned with artful touches, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to evoke an aura of refined elegance.

Modern bathrooms, discreetly tucked away behind frosted glass partitions, offer a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation.

The hotel boasts a lovely little wellness area, including a whirlpool tub set in a relaxing, green-tiled room, as well as a state-of-the-art sauna. There’s also a peaceful internet corner with two computer stations and a printer, perfect for those looking to combine work with leisure.

As daylight dawns, venture to the breakfast area housed within the lobby, where a tantalizing array of fresh fruits and locally sourced produce await to delight your palate.

And as the sun sets, ascend to the Sky Bar, nestled beneath the glass roof atrium, and surrender to the allure of delicious cocktails, fine wines, and an impressive selection of beers and spirits.

Pros

Impeccable Art Deco ambiance

Luxurious wellness area with sauna

Convenient internet corner for work

Cons

Breakfast isn’t included

Best For Partying

Bohem Art Hotel

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Whether you’re a wandering soul seeking respite or a curious explorer yearning for inspiration, this gorgeous urban abode is poised to provide a hospitality experience you’ll never forget.

The 4-star exceptionally rated Bohem Art Hotel welcomes guests to a laid-back accommodation experience on the picturesque banks of the Danube and stands as a beacon of creativity.

All of the city’s illustrious landmarks can be reached with a short, peaceful stroll down the river, and there is a bountiful array of quirky boutiques and dining establishments on the way.

Each bedroom is like a canvas for local artists to weave their vibrant tales, and every corner is dressed in oversized prints. This theme extends to the hotel’s halls and common areas, which are infused with a funky elegance. Amidst the artistic tapestry, the bathrooms are sleek and modern, adding a touch of luxury.

The lobby areas are bold and comfortable, beckoning guests to unwind in style. There’s also a design-led coffee shop offering a sumptuous American-style breakfast each morning.

The hotel’s vibrant spirit continues into the evening, with a daily happy hour offering a fine selection of crafted beverages. And throughout the day, you can kick back and savour delectable snacks while sipping on complimentary tea and coffee.

Pros

Local artists’ vibrant tales in each room

Picturesque Danube views for relaxation

Daily happy hour delights

Close to central landmarks and great shops

Best For Families

Palazzo Zichy

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A jewel among Budapest’s architectural treasures, Palazzo Zichy offers a striking blend of refined elegance and timeless charm. Housed in a palace dating back to 1899, it’s a testament to the city’s rich heritage and is nestled just inside the Great Boulevard.

A 20-minute walk will land you at tourist favourites such as Váci utca and the Parliament building. A cluster of quaint bars and café is dotted around the immediate vicinity.

The interiors mingle with the sleek modernity and Rococo opulence of yesteryear, with a huge chandelier gracing the entrance and an ornate black railing that runs up the staircase.

Each of the 80 bedrooms boasts clean lines and contemporary furnishings, as well as well as pretty wallpaper lined with silver fleur-de-lis motifs and laminate wood flooring.

The palace façade features high windows embellished with carvings of seashells and garlands, and the lobby, once the inner courtyard, is set under a glass pyramid roof, evoking a slick and modern look.

The beautiful atrium offers a mouth-watering continental-style breakfast, preparing you for the urban adventures that lie ahead. Meanwhile the lobby bar serves an extensive selection of beverages, paired with a charming, tranquil ambiance.

If you’re here to combine work with leisure, there’s a business centre equipped with several computers on a mezzanine level above the lobby.

Pros

Continental-style breakfast in the beautiful atrium

Onsite sauna and a fitness centre

Best For Great Views

Continental Hotel

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One of Budapest’s most prestigious hotels, the 4-star, exceptionally rated Continental Hotel Budapest beckons you to indulge in a world of sophistication, mere steps from the Great Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.

Housed in a former public baths building, the hotel gracefully conceals its stylish interior behind a classy façade. The airy lobby certainly gives off a spa-like charm.

It is set beneath turquoise roof panels and there’s a courtyard water feature behind a glass wall at the rear, and the ambience oozes decadence.

In the meticulously adorned rooms, spread over 6 floors, a luxuriant style of dark-wood furniture, heavy black doors and tones of brown, silver and gold create a romantic feel. Each one comes with a mini bar, a safe, and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities.

The sophisticated restaurant Araz serves up excellent French and Hungarian dishes. A popular course is the trio of goose liver, wild boar stew with bread dumplings, and any one of the rich, indulgent desserts. The atmosphere, much like the guestrooms, exudes luxury, with golden discs hanging from the lights and a central pillar covered in a mosaic of gold and black.

To pamper the senses, head to the hotel’s sauna, spa, and rooftop swimming pool, where you’ll discover the ultimate relaxation as you gaze upon panoramic views of Budapest’s enchanting skyline.

Pros

Inner courtyard with charming live piano music

Upscale spa and wellness and swimming pool

Rooftop pool with skyline panoramas

French-Hungarian cuisine at onsite restaurant

Best For Unique Design

Casati

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An artsy boutique hotel with a difference, the highly rated Casati Budapest is sure to capture your imagination.

With its exposed brick walls blended with bold, contemporary designs as well as its impressive eco-friendly credentials, the hotel is leading the way for other small inner-city hotels.

Bedrooms here are bright and airy, and meticulously designed to create an atmosphere for relaxation and revitalization. They are decorated in four styles – Heaven, Natural, Classic and Cool – each evoking a different mood. Each one has a piece of artwork above the bed and a cartoony pop-art painting on the outside of the door.

The on-site Tuk Tuk bar is the perfect spot to treat the tastebuds, with light healthy snacks on offer that can be eaten in the sunny, courtyard atrium.

You will also find an extensive list of wine and beers here, and be greeted with a complimentary cocktail, which is a rather nice touch.

Alternatively, you can venture into the nearby Liszt Ferenc tér, where a multitude of charming cafes and bars await, ready to immerse you in the vibrant local scene.

In the adjoining brick cellar, there’s a small gym and a sauna and relaxation room, with massages bookable at reception.

Pros

Inspiring art-filled decor

Complimentary welcome cocktails

Onsite “Tuk Tuk” Bar offering diverse menu

Best For  Great Location

Soho Boutique Hotel

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The graceful Soho Boutique Hotel Budapest, with its central location just moments away from the Dohany Street Synagogue, serves as the perfect base to embark on a memorable adventure in Budapest.

The staff here set you stay off with a charming welcome, and are on hand throughout your stay to help you organise epic sightseeing excursions.

The guest rooms at this chic and quirky Budapest hotel are dressed in dark colours with plenty of baroque touches, and there are also suites available if you’re travelling in a group. Some are decorated in a semi-oriental tone, with intricate patterns and thoughtfully designed wallpaper.

If you’re here for a special occasion, the Vampire Suites offers an extra layer of luxury to your stay, with a whole host of comfort functions.

The communal areas boast bold and eclectic designs – A popular hangout spot is the lobby bar, which provides a wide selection of crafted beverages.

Each morning you can indulge in a delightful buffet breakfast, and fill your boots with first-class, continental-style cuisine.

The surrounding area is adorned with a whole host of trendy bars, cafés and eateries, meaning you’ll never be short of places to soak up the city’s vibrant energy.

Pros

Eclectic and striking decor

Soundproofed windows and daily breakfast

Unique luxurious vampire suites

Vibrant bars and eateries in nearby Budapest’s “Broadway”

Best For Riverside Location

Boutique Hotel

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Style and sophistication combine at the luxury Boutique Hotel Budapest, situated just a 2-minute walk from the peaceful waters of the Danube River as well as the famous shopping district, Váci utca. With excellent transport links on your doorstep, all the city’s tourist sites can be reached with ease.

Following a head-to-toe revamp, every corner tells a story here, with contemporary décor that effortlessly blends with the urban charm of Budapest.

Each guestroom is equipped with high-spec amenities, from ultra-high-velocity Wi-Fi to LCD TVs to a handful of trendy mod cons, ensuring every need is catered to.

Each day begins with a spot of decadence in the canteen-style breakfast room, where a continental spread awaits, fuelling the adventures that lie ahead in this magical city. There’s both a cold and hot section, as well as a fine selection of fresh juices and herbal teas.

But it’s not just the location and the boutique style that make this hotel first rate – The up-to-the-minute service adds an extra touch of convenience, with sightseeing recommendations in and around the capital provided every day. Every moment at Boutique Hotel Budapest is infused with an aura of luxury, helping you create memories that will linger long after you leave.

Pros

Central location by the river and on famous Váci street

High-spec guestroom amenities and daily breakfast

Personalized sightseeing recommendations

Best For Great Breakfast

Hotel Monuments

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Situated along the prestigious Andrássy út, in close proximity to the revered St. Stephen’s Basilica and the illustrious Opera House, Hotel Moments Budapest hotel stands as a testament to refined opulence.

The interiors of this 4-star haven have been thoughtfully designed to honour the building’s 19th-century heritage, whisking you away to an era of indulgence.

Guests can expect to find bedrooms with opulent classical interiors and frosted glass doors etched with antique scenes in the bathrooms. Each room is set around the atrium and adorned with black and beige carpets and walls of light chocolate and plum colours.

You can delight your palate with an extraordinary culinary experience at Bistro Fine, the hotel’s esteemed, low-lit restaurant which serves up Hungarian and European cuisine. This eatery also features the Minute Lounge & Bar which serves up crafted cocktails and snacks, and houses a pair of original train lights as a homage to the Metro Line that runs beneath it.

Adjacent to the lobby is another lounge offering free tea and coffee 24/7, and just off the entrance beneath the restored historical staircase is an internet corner with three terminals.

For a spot of rejuvenation, you can unwind and pamper you senses in the wellness and massage area, or re-energise at the small yet well-equipped fitness centre.

Pros

Fabulous central Andrassy Avenue location

19th-century heritage ambiance

Culinary excellence at Bistro Fine

Convenient wellness and fitness facilities

Cons

Wi-Fi can be intermittent

No tea/coffee in bedrooms

The location can be noisy at times

Best For Budget-Friendly

Roombach Hotel

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The highly rated mid-range Roombach Hotel epitomizes hip and vibrant hospitality. Situated in the trendy neighbourhood of Király utca and Gozsdu udva, it is the perfect spot from which to explore the vibrant city streets and soak up the bohemian atmosphere.

Inside, bold design meets contemporary flair, with geometric elements reflecting the surrounding architecture and bright, airy bedrooms inducing relaxation.

Here, you can indulge in the comfort of extra-large beds, unwind in front of a flat-screen HDTV, and invigorate your senses with the steaming hot showers in the stylishly appointed bathrooms.

The hotel bar, baR14, is a social haven brimming with charm and eclecticism. Experience the pulsating energy as funky music fills the air, while you sip on various beverages. Whatever time you want to satisfy your cravings with light snacks, this bar will provide, owing to its 24/7 service.

With retro touches scattered throughout, Roombach Hotel seamlessly blends the charm of the past with modern-day chic.

In the reception area, you’ll find a dedicated concierge service, which makes planning epic excursions extremely easy and stress-free, allowing you to spend all your energy on simply having a fantastic time.

Pros

Extra-large beds and airy bedrooms

Dedicated concierge service

Sought-after location with reasonable prices

Cons

Elevators are slow at peak times

Best For Historic Building

PEST-BUDA

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PEST-BUDA Design Hotel invites you to embark on an extraordinary journey through time. It is an authentic gem steeped in history, nestled in the Castle district of Budapest. The hotel opened in 1696 and is one of the city’s oldest and swankiest.

This location puts you close to Mathias church, the Fishermen’s Bastions, and other points of interest.

Each of the 10 unique rooms and suites at this design hotel has been thoughtfully updated to cater to modern needs while preserving their authentic appeal.

Adorned with genuine artwork by renowned 20th-century Hungarian artists and featuring wood panelling and beams that exude timeless allure, these spaces transport you to a bygone era. Some rooms even offer picturesque views of the cobbled courtyard, adding a touch of enchantment to your stay.

Awaken your senses with a choice of breakfast experiences. You can indulge in the French Breakfast, featuring delicate croissants, butter, homemade jam, and a delightful selection of coffee or tea, all included in the room price.

Alternatively, treat yourself to an á la carte bistro breakfast at the iconic Pest-Buda Bistro, one of Hungary’s oldest and finest dining establishments.

Throughout the day, you can relish the seasonal delights of the Terrace, where you can savour aromatic coffee, refreshing drinks, and traditional Hungarian dishes from the renowned bistro.

Against the backdrop of Hess András Square, enveloped by the majestic chestnut trees, every moment up here becomes an unforgettable experience.

Pros

Charming and romantic historic vibe

Unique artwork and authentic rooms

Central Castle District location

Cons

Wi-Fi can be slow at peak times

Some facilities need updating

Best For Indoor Swimming Pool

Corinthia Budapest

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Brimming with refined luxury, Corinthia Hotel Budapest stands tall as a true gem in the heart of the city. Its neo-classical façade welcomes you into a world of opulence and grandeur, where every detail has been carefully crafted to ensure an unforgettable stay.

As you step into the lobby, creamy marble surrounds you, leading your gaze to a magnificent centrepiece staircase that sweeps up to a vast ballroom.

The sense of space continues with two glass-covered atriums drenched in natural light, and high ceilings that create an atmosphere of grandeur at every turn.

Prepare to be pampered at the renowned Royal Spa, where you can indulge in a range of massages and treatments, relax in the Finnish saunas and whirlpool tubs, or take a dip in the stunning pool adorned with Corinthian columns and a stained-glass ceiling. For the fitness enthusiast, a state-of-the-art gym awaits, offering modern cardio machines and 24-hour access.

Each of the 412 rooms and suites exudes timeless class and sophistication. Every detail has been meticulously designed to ensure the utmost comfort, from the soft green carpets to the marble bathrooms featuring both a bath and shower.

Upgrade to an Executive room for exclusive access to the executive lounge, where complimentary snacks and drinks are served throughout the day.

The hotel also houses four exceptional restaurants. From Hungarian and international dishes in the Brasserie & Atrium, to Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Indonesian delicacies in the elegant Rickshaw restaurant, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

Pros

Elegant neo-classical decor

Culinary excellence for diverse tastes

Chic indoor swimming pool

Cons

Not a budget-friendly option

Restricted pool hours for kids

Breakfast is an extra charge

Coolest Hotels In Budapest

In the table below, we have compared Budapest’s top 20 cool and unique hotels. You can sort the table based on different factors like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby:

Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions(km) Nearby Restaurants
Baltazár 1014 Budapest $212 – $400 No 0.3 8
Aria House 1051 Budapest $670 – $1430 Yes 0.2 6
Hotel Rum 1053 Budapest $202 – $308 No 0.4 6
Stories Boutique Hotel 1061 Budapest $335.62 – $1573.2 (min stay 2 nights) Yes 0.3 4
Hard Rock 1065 Budapest $267 – $$1608 No 0.1 6
Hotel Clark Budapest – Adults Only 1013 Budapest $260-$684 Yes 0.1 21
Cortile Hotel – Adults Only 14 Dessewffy utca $172-$190 Yes 0.3 25
Art’otel Budapest Bem rakpart 16-19 $163-$290 No 0.1 18
Hotel Oktogon Haggenmacher 52 Andrássy út $180-$322 Yes 0.1 28
Hotel Parlament Kálmán Imre utca 19 $231-$600 Yes 0.3 26
Bohem Art Hotel Molnar u. 35 $87-$185 No 0.3 23
Palazzo Zichy Lőrinc pap tér 2., $188-$506 Yes 0.4 20
Continental Hotel Budapest Dohány u. 42-44 $200-$336 Yes 0.2 26
Casati Budapest Paulay Ede utca 31 $178-$222 Yes 0.3 22
Soho Boutique Hotel Budapest Dohany utca 64, $97-$152 Yes 0.2 25
Boutique Hotel Budapest Só utca 6 $152-$173 No 0.2 20
Hotel Monuments Budapest Andrássy út 8 $260-$281 Yes 0.2 21
Roombach Hotel Rumbach Sebestyén utca 14. $175-$187 No 0.1 26
PEST-BUDA Design Hotel Fortuna utca 3. $199-$359 Yes 0,1 12
Corinthia Hotel Budapest Erzsébet körút 43-49 $273-$795 Yes 0.3 29

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