Best Hotels in Budapest, Hungary

We list nothing but the best hotels in Budapest as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars. We encourage our readers to trust our judgment.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and also the most populous city of Hungary. Budapest is also one of the largest cities in the European Union and also one the most densely populated cities in the EU. Budapest holds the distinction of being both a city and as well a county. Budapest is the most important city in terms of economy, commerce, and finance in Hungary, where it contributes to almost 50% of the entire GDP of the country.
Budapest is a leading global city in several sectors such as media, art, finance, research, technology, education, entertainment and commerce. All these make the city one of the most visited yearly worldwide.
The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and was ranked the second best by Conde Nast Traveler while it was rated “Europe’s 7th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes. Several tourist attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, which is the most visited art museum, Hungarian National Museum, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Hungarian State Opera and House of Terror.
The Danube River is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Budapest?

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the 10th most populous city in European Union that is bisected by River Danube. Some of the best neighborhoods in Budapest are:

Várkerület is a neighborhood located on the Buda side of the capital city and is the home to a wide array of the city’s beautiful landmarks. It is a residential neighborhood that offers striking panoramic views over the River Danube and the Pest side of the city. With its cobblestone-paved paths, traditional cafés, colorful buildings, the area holds charm for locals and visitors alike.

Belváros-Lipótváros is a quaint neighborhood filled with clubs, bars, restaurants, cafés, and architectural marvels. The area is thronged by a large number of tourists and it accommodates a large number of souvenir shops. The coffee shops and eateries are hallmarks of this area and offer a gastronomic experience to locals and visitors.

Erzsébetváros is a neighborhood that is home to a plethora of clubs and bars that offer plenty of nightlife options. It is also a cultural hotspot and boasts of the Dohány Street Synagogue that provides great insight to the cultural heritage of the city.

Józsefváros is a sprawling neighborhood that has a bohemian feel and filled with restaurants chic and bars. It is the home to the Semmelweis University that makes it a strong educational hub and its sociable atmosphere and casual eateries adds unique charm to it.

Terézváros is a lively neighborhood in the central part of the city with a wide range of eateries and places of interest.

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4.8 Gresham Palace Budapest

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest


“With its two-million-piece mosaic tiled floor, 19th-century stained glass roof panels and intricate ironwork, the Four Seasons in Budapest is an art nouveau masterpiece. Rooms are spacious and luxe with vaulted ceilings and marble bathrooms”

4.8 Brody House Budapest

Guesthouse Brody House, Budapest


“Brody House is more than just a super-cool boutique hotel in the up-and-coming Palace District. It’s also a hub of creativity, focused on showcasing and supporting local artists, designers, writers, musicians and other creative types.”

4.6 Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Corinthia Hotel, Budapest


“The Corinthia first opened as the luxurious Grand Royal Hotel in time for the Magyar Millennium in 1896, and, despite being destroyed during Hungary’s 1956 revolution, it’s just as luxurious today.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Budapest.

4.4 Zara Continental Budapest

Zara Continental Hotel, Budapest


“Located in the Jewish Quarter, in its previous life the Zara was an elegant bathhouse. The 272-room hotel has art deco touches throughout, and offers great amenities for business travelers as well as for tourists.”

4.7 Baltazar Hotel Budapest

Baltazár Boutique Hotel, Budapest


“When it opened in 2013, this boutique hotel brought a welcome shot of style to the Castle District; it’s a good option for design lovers who like to avoid the chains.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Budapest.

4.5 12 Revay Hotel Budapest

12 Revay Hotel, Budapest

New York Times

“Guests looking for excellent yet affordable views of St. Stephen’s Basilica can book one of three rooftop suites at 12 Revay Hotel, or chose one of the 53 smaller rooms at the hotel, which opened in 2015.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Budapest.