Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Hungary
During winter, many people chose to go to the beach or to some paradise location. The truth is, it’s difficult to find a cozy place in a winter breeze, specially if you want to enjoy a spa, nice restaurants and a comfy room. Fortunately, we found an amazing Hotel in Eastern Europe for a romantic weekend escape: The Corinthia Hotel in Budapest.
First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, Corinthia Hotel Budapest remains among the grandest in the city. Recently renovated, to be a fine distinguished hotel with an original 19th century spa, two restaurants, the biggest meeting room in the city and lovely staff at your service the full day.
At The Corinthia Hotel you’ll find two great restaurants, two bars, meeting rooms and a wonderful Spa.
I have to add that their breakfast is great! There is a whole buffet with juices, sweets, cereals and even a cook that will make an amazing omelette for you in no time. Both restaurants were amazing and easy to encounter.
We had the opportunity to experience both restaurants and we absolutely loved them.
This restaurant offers a wide range of Oriental Fusion dishes in a moody atmosphere ideal for a romantic dinner or a chill night with friends. I recommend you start the night with Rickshaw golden platter.
It’s a dish with Duck spring rolls, beef satay, prawn- and pineapple skewers, prawn cake, feta spring roll, BBQ pork chops, sweet chili sauce, soy-coriander sauce, peanut dip and tomato-ginger salsa. Excellent for a starter.
Also, one of the waiters was extremely kind to us and introduced us to the wide variety of beers they had. My favorite was an Asian one called Asahi. I also tried the Hungarian one but, I believe I prefer the Asian on this occasion.😊
The Brasserie & Atrium:
This restaurant offers the very best of international and Hungarian cuisine. Don’t even think about it and order the famous Hungarian Goulash Soup. This famous local dish blends potatoes, meat and vegetables in a nice stew.
If any of these two restaurants hasn’t content your stomach yet, you can visit one of the two additional bars, and get surprised by an amazing cocktail menu.
One of the most famous facilities at the Corinthia Hotel has to be the Spa. As mentioned before, this Spa is original from the 19th century and it is one of the greatest spas in Budapest.
As you might know, there are numerous thermal springs running underneath Budapest, and that is why it is known for its thermal baths.
If you visit Budapest during winter period, this spa will be heaven when you go back to the hotel!
One of its features is the central pool with 28ºC, perfect for a first swim during winter days. Along the side you’ll find 2 Jacuzzis, one at 32ºC and the other at 37ºC.
Apart, you have a steam bath, saunas, temperature showers and a relaxing area. We absolutely loved this place!
Meetings & Events:
Although we didn’t have the chance to experience the different meeting rooms they have, we have to say we did see a big convention and the rooms seemed very big.
One of the most convenient aspects of the Corinthia Hotel is its location. It is right in the city center, close to any public transport and to the main sites of the city.
To go to Fisherman Bastion, we grabbed a bus and in 10 minutes we were there. The bus stop is 2 min away walking distance.
Only 18 kms. Away from the airport, which is around 30 mins. by car or 50 min. by public transport. If you want to get to your hotel faster, I recommend you buy a BUDAPEST CARD.
Also, it allows you to visit many museums, thermal baths and other great sites in the city, for free!
Even more, it allows to use the whole public transport and get an airport transfer to and from your hotel.
If you want more details on the BUDAPEST CARD visit their site here.
We stayed at a Deluxe King room, which is pretty spacious and has a mini lounge area with a two seat sofa and a desk. In terms of rates, this room is rated quite decent for all the services you can find at the hotel.
For your reference, we travelled to Budapest during January, which is a cold month and also, a low touristic period of the year. So maybe the rates change during the year (i’m sure they do, actually).
The room was very clean at all times. The staff in charge of the cleaning was very kind and gave us free toiletries every day.
If you get an interior room like ours you will have this view out your window. One day, we even got to listen to a classical music rehearsal in the middle of the hall!
Anyway, we truly recommend this unique hotel for a romantic weekend escape to the eastern side of Europe. There are a lot of things to visit, great restaurants, super friendly atmosphere and unique photo spots for the gram 😉
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