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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Ranked #3 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014

If you splurge on one hotel in the region, this is the one to choose. The Gresham Palace Four Seasons is a restoration done in 1999 by the Four Season with help from city and government funding and tax relief. Bombed during WW11 it lay in ruin for 54 years. It is the most magnificent hotel I have ever visited. The staff is on the same high level as the structure and renovations. The food is lovely. The highest of quality all around.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

I am extremely happy to read that you have enjoyed all aspects of your recent stay with us and you were particularly impressed with beauty of the restauration of our historic building.

It is certainly a great reward for us to read such overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests. Thank you for recommending our Hotel to all Tripadvisor readers and travellers!

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I have been lucky enough to stay in many 5 star properties, and this is definitely one of the best if not THE best!
The old Gresham insurance building is beautiful, starting with the stunning lobby, indeed everything about this hotel is quality. The rooms and public areas are immaculate and so well kept that I have rarely seen in another hotel.
The staff are great from the moment I was checked in by a young man that also happened to check me out. Breakfast was just perfect sitting out on the terrace. The bar in the evening just perfect after a long day of exploring the city.
My only slight criticism would be the spa, which is kind of attached to the pool area. A spa should feel like a calm and relaxing place, which this is not. To get to the treatment rooms and the steam/sauna rooms you have to walk past the swimming pool which was quite busy with children and families when I visited. The heat facilities are usually attached to the lockers rooms in most spas in other hotels. If this could be improved then this hotel would be just perfect in every way. I must mention though that I did not have any sort of treatment in the spa so I cannot comment on that.
However, when I am in Budapest again it will be very difficult to stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

First of all allow me to thank you for honoring our Hotel with such generous ranking as one of the best hotels in the world.

We are extremely happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience in our Hotel. We are grateful for your kind words in relation to your visit in this unique historical building and delighted to read that the quality of our service we offered met your expectations. We are also very proud of our employees who work hard to ensure our guests receive a memorable Four Seasons Experience.

Your obesrevations regarding the facilites of our Spa area are well noted and will be for sure examined in the future when any renovations or modifications of this side of hotel would be considered.

We apprecaite your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again whenever your travels take you to Budapest.

Yours sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
General Manager

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a very classy luxury hotel overlooking the best view in Budapest, the lit up Chain Bridge. (The chandelier in the lobby is a view in itself too.)

The staff and service is great and very attentionate. It was our wedding anniversary and we received a surprise cake and champagne with a beautiful card. Room service was wonderful, overlooking the beautiful view of the Danube.

Our favourite was the breakfast, eggs benedict with truffles. We will be back if just for that.

Our slight problem was with the WIFI that was not very functional ( strong) and had we to pay for it. In this day of age Wifi is not a luxury but a necessity and a hotel of this magnitude should offer this as a standard. Otherwise I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Gresham Palace is magnificent! By far the prettiest hotel I have ever stayed in. The hotel has a grand lobby, and a piano player during high tea in the afternoon. The service was exceptional throughout our stay. The hotel is in a perfect location both aesthetically and logistically. I was able to walk to all of the sights in Budapest. The concierge was most helpful while helping us plan our activities.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you so much for this praising feedback regarding your recent stay at our Hotel. I was delighted to learn you had a fabulous experience due to the beauty and the grandeur, as well as the favourable location of our building. It is so rewarding to read that the service you received from us matched the splendour of our property.

It is with great pleasure to share your compliments with the entire team, especially with our Concierges and commend them for their exceptional service, and above all, for ensuring your stay with us was so memorable.

Again thank you for recommending us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Until then, thank you for taking the time to share your personal Four Seasons experience with the travellers’ world.

Sincerely,

Yves Giacometti
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This hotel is amazing from the moment you enter the foyer, it's just so grand. We went at Christmas and there was a real Christmas tree as soon as you walk in, which smelt lovely. Every single detail of this place is just perfection. I've never walked into a room before and said 'wow' but this one really was. There's a little hallway as you go in which splits the bathroom and bedroom. The bedroom and bed were both huge, lots of wardrobe space and floor space, and two big windows. The bathroom was also plenty large enough with a separate bath and shower, and the toilet was sectioned off. The hotel itself is in a perfect location right on the river and near shops and restaurants, and when you cross the river it certainly stands out as one of the prettiest buildings on the riverfront. I took my boyfriend for his 30th birthday and when I advised them of this on booking, they brought up the loveliest cake to our room when we arrived. The only downside was that on the Saturday night we were kept awake by noise from the nightclub on the street below. We rang down to reception to ask how long it would go on for as it was already 1am and we didn't really want to move rooms at that point, they were very apologetic and then on checkout couldn't apologise more and even gave us some chocolates. I really couldn't recommend this hotel high enough.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

I was very happy to read that you have fond memories of your stay with us, especially learning that you still cherish appealing experience from December last year.

I am glad that you liked the location; the architecture and the Christmas décor of the Palace, as well as you were amazed by its charming details and pleasant festive atmosphere. Thank you as well for highlighting the comfort of your spacious room and bed.

However we were concerned to learn that you were inconvenienced by the noise coming from a club across the street a Saturday night, we appreciate that you shared that with our reception staff while you were still staying with us. Although they wished to assist you with the moving to another room, we understand that you did not want to bother with moving at that point.

I am glad that overall we could contribute to your boyfriend’s 30th birthday and to your memorable experience in Budapest and we were able to enhance the already romantic atmosphere of the festive season in this charming city!

We look for forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,

Yves Giacometti
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This Palace was converted into a beautiful hotel, excellent service, as with other Four Season, the service was outstanding, the location could not be better with amazing views, near a great variety of restaurants.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

I am extremely happy to read that you have enjoyed all aspects of your recent stay with us. Thank you for recommending our Hotel to all Tripadvisor readers and travellers!

I truly hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Four Seasons Gresham Palace.

Sincerely,


Yves Giacometti
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The location of this hotel is the best in Budapest and is right in front of the river facing the Chain Bridge. We stayed on the top floor with balcony and the view is superb. The facilities in the hotel is very high standard. We used the Gym which is of reasonable size and facilities. There was also a swimming lap pool and the Spa. We have coffee and snacks in the lobby bar. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
The only complaint was the wifi was not very fast and steady.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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YvesGiacometti, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you for your praising words regarding the facilities and services you received in our hotel, highlighting our building’s location and the view to the Chain Bridge as especially favorable. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us so much that it prompted you to write and post a review of your memorable experience in this enchanting city. Please be assured that we well noted your slight criticism in relation to our Wifi connection, which unfortunately was not as reliable as you would have expected.

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Additional Information about Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Address: Szechenyi Istvan ter 5 - 6, Budapest 1051, Hungary
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 Family Hotel in Budapest
#2 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#2 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#3 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: £306 - £537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 179
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