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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Ranked #3 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
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Midland, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Completely satisfied, maginficent staff and Hotel”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

On return trip, the staff recongnized us, and called us by name. Rooms are beautiful and decorated in typical Four Seasons style, with outstanding marble flooring in the barhroom. The waitstaff was excellent and the front desk was eager to please. The food we ate was delicious, and served promptly. The hotel itself, is in first class condition, spotless, and very quiet. I would recommend, and have recommended this hotel to friends traveling to Budapest.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, 28 November 2012
Thank you for your positive comments posted on Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at Four Seasons Gresham Palace. I am so happy to read that you had a memorable experience with us and appreciated the great services provided by the staff, especially highlighting our employees at the Restaurant and Front Desk.

It is also great to learn that the delicious food in our Restaurant rounded the experience off.

Best regards,


Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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Mesquite, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Loved this hotel. Great rooms,location,service, and ambiance. Everything was great from the moment we arrived until we left. Stayed 2 days. Nothing negative to say. Wasn't charged for internet, and parking was reasonable.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Thank you for your passionate words in relation to your recent stay with us. I am so glad that you were fascinated by our beautiful Palace, especially with its location and atmosphere and the service you received from our staff. It is great to learn that you had a truly memorable experience.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

a major reconstruction finished just a few years ago and made this one of the most beautiful places to visit in Budapest. Just enter the hotel and have a look inside and you will impressed.

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Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

Great location. Great restaurant recommendations. Nice staff. Parking was less than expected. Great location. Easy access if arriving by your own car. The room was crisp and clean and lovely. Had HBO in English!!! A surprising perk. Felt safe in the area. Can't think of anything negative to say... The four seasons rarely disappoints. :)

  • Stayed November 2012
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback posted on Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. I am happy to read that you were pleased with our hotel and its location, found it easily accessible by car and you felt very safe in the neighborhood.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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granada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a beautifully restored building and we were very happy to be staying here. The refurbishment is an architectural feat and the building bears no comparison with the other riverside hotels which are quite ugly and functional. It is also ideally located for all the main sites of Budapest. The staff were professional and helpful and we had a lovely (albeit quite small) room on the fifth floor overlooking the river and Chain Bridge. It even had its own little balcony. The breakfast was great with a good choice of fruit, yoghurts and local pastries. Also an amazing array of honeys! Cooked breakfast was extra but I believe some packages included this. We had dinner one evening here (which we wouldn`t normallly). It could not be faulted and there were many people coming in to eat from other hotels as it is obviously a good choice. If you have the chance to go to the holocaust museum and the synagogue while in Budapest, I thoroughly recommend these as well as the big market hall along the river. The parliament building is astounding as is the opera. The Academy of Sciences has an interesting collection of art not always open to the public.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you so much for choosing Four Seasons Gresham Palace for your recent stay in Budapest. I was delighted to read that you took great pleasure in the décor and architecture of the Palace, the result of a careful restoration of this beautiful building. Thank you also for mentioning the delicious dinner, the abundant breakfast buffet and honey selection that you got to enjoy, along with our staff professionalism and courteousness.

It is great to read that during your visit to Budapest you also managed to discover so much of what Budapest has to offer. I am sure many who plan to visit this beautiful city will find your review a valuable source of information.

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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athens
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

this hotel was a real palace... not many words to describe it, just perfect! fantastic view, relaxing spa, delicious breakfast, spotlessly clean and comfortable room, excellent service! just perfect!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
I am extremely happy to read you praising words of our hotel’s facilities and services! It is great to learn that you felt you were treated like a princess in a wonderful Palace!

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Having lived in Budapest some 25 years earlier, it was with delight that my wife and I returned to Budapest and were fortunate enough to stay in the Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest. First of all, the location can't be beat: Smack at the end of Lanchid or "Chain Bridge" on the Pest side. One can walk to practically every site in the city from the hotel.

Even if you do not stay here, make certain to visit the hotel if only to see the lobby and ornate staircases, both faithfully restored to the turn-of-the-century original. The restaurant looks good and the lobby lounge is a pleasant venue to enjoy a tea and one of the city's finest pastries.

Rooms are somewhat pedestrian considering the grand public space: simple yellow walls, rich carpets and four fixture marble bathrooms. A number of rooms are interior facing, into smallish courtyards which precludes leaving your windows open. Only a fraction of the rooms face the Danube (the Duna) but as the hotel is only 6-7 stories tall, it may not be worth the extra for the view (though at night it is spectacular looking up to Castle Hill.)

Prices are international standard, which basically mean, about double to triple comparable fine food restaurants around town. The concierge is very knowledgeable and I recommend working with them for restaurant recommendations.

During the few days that we were there, a Central Asian government official (PM, President, Dictator?) was also in residence on our floor and this meant the presence of two thuggish goons in the hallway 24 hours a day.

The Spa is on the top floor of the hotel and includes a small pool with pleasant lighting and interesting unisex sauna. As Budapest is a city of spas and baths, the one at the Four Seasons is fine for a swim or a relaxing massage, but more authentic experiences can be found around the city.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Your passionate words regarding your and your wife’s stay with us with the occasion of your return to your hometown is so much appreciated. I was pleased to read that you highlighted the fine details of our beautifully restored lobby and the ornate staircases, as worth seeing by any visitor who comes to experience the city of Budapest. Thank you also for your compliments regarding the services provided by the Concierge. I am glad that we managed to contribute to your holiday celebration that I hope was truly a memorable one.

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager
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Additional Information about Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Property: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Address: Szechenyi Istvan ter 5 - 6, Budapest 1051, Hungary
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Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Budapest
#2 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#2 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#2 Family Hotel in Budapest
#3 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 179
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