We have stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in the superior room.
Hotel's location is very good, we have easily walked anywhere we wanted at any time of the day/evening and was always busy and we felt safe in the area. We have not checked the breakfast as we have found that there are many options just outside the hotel, which are much cheaper!
As for staff and service, it was faultless! All fluent in English, very helpful and extremely nice! I was very impressed!
We have used the SPA one evening, despite it was quite busy we have found it well equipped and with space for everyone.
As for the room, it was nice and tidy, well equipped with no reason to complain apart from the "mouldy" smell. We have noticed that as soon as we have reached the small corridor, at the end of which our room was located, there was a bot of the smell, however it was not the strong one, therefore we dint complain, the rest of the floor was fine, so I guess it was an exception.
I would definitely go back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal; a hub for the elite of nineteenth century society, and painstakingly restored to its original glory some hundred years later, the Corinthia Budapest – located in the heart of the city - brings together classic hotel opulence with the finest five-star luxury of modern times. While the gracious frontage, marble floors, sweeping staircase and breathtaking, six-story Atrium preserved from the original building offer glorious hints of a bygone age, the levels of comfort and convenience are all reassuringly up to date.A particular feature is the hotel’s original Royal Spa centre, with 15-metre pool, now extensively refurbished by the current owners to reflect the very best in 21st-century spa luxury while retaining the grandeur of the past. Without doubt the finest hotel in Budapest. Built in classic French Renaissance style, the Grand Royal became a beacon of luxury in the days of Emperor Franz Joseph 1. Designed as a centrepiece of Hungary’s celebrations to mark its first thousand years, the hotel’s grand-style architecture and unrivaled guest facilities were seen as state-of the art for the times. Much of the building was destroyed in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and despite re-opening in more modest form in the 1960’s, the Grand Royal remained a shadow of its former self until the 1990’s; when new owners Corinthia Hotels gave the green light for an extensive restoration project that would retain the best of the old, while sensitively adding the new. Once restored to its original splendour, the newly named Corinthia Hotel Budapest re-opened its doors, as a five-star luxury property, in 2003. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corinthia Grand Budapest
- Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest