5 star hotels

According to booking.com there are at the moment 17 hotels with five stars in Budapest. That is quite a lot, so if you are looking for a luxury hotel in Budapest there are plenty of hotels to choose between.

Due to the large amount of hotels the prices are pressed, so at a good day you can find a room in a five star hotel for less than 100 Euro per night with breakfast included. But, do not be tricked, because some of the five star hotels have a bad location, so the goal of this article is to point out the best five star hotels in central Budapest, meaning that in the moment you leave the hotel, you are less than five minutes from Vaci utca (shopping street in Budapest).

Two of the most luxurious and popular five star hotels in Budapest are Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal and Boscolo New York. But, they will not be added to this list, as their location is “quite far” away from the city center, meaning a minimum 10-15 minute walk to reach the Vaci utca.

Best five star hotels in central Budapest

Kempinski
This is one of our personal favorites and the hotel is located on Elisabeth square (Erzsébet tér), next to Le Meridien (another five star hotel). The exterior of the hotel looks modern and the interior is beautiful with large open areas and great services available inside the walls of the hotel. When you leave the hotel you can walk straight into the Fashion street, or walk by the British embassy and then you will find yourself at Vörösmarty square where you find the famous Gerbeaud confectionery and maybe the most awarded restaurant in Budapest, Onyx. And let us not forget that inside the walls of Kempinski you can find the well known Nobu restaurant!

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Buddha-Bar Hotel
While Kempinski is a very modern building and hotel, Buddha-Bar hotel is located in the 19th century Klotild palace, by the Elisabeth bridge. The hotel opened to its visitors in 2012 and in some of the rooms you can find large bathtubs and the hotel also has a large SPA area. WiFi is free in the entire hotel and the location could not be better. Since the hotel just recently opened we do not know to much about it yet, but based on the feedback we have read and what guests we know have told us, we can warmly recommend this five star hotel very centrally located in Budapest.

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Marriott
If you want a five star hotel in Budapest with an amazing view towards the Danube and the Buda side Marriott is the hotel you want to stay in. There are other five star hotels located along the Danube on the Pest side such as InterContinental and Four Seasons, but Marriott has the very best panorama. The hotel has 364 rooms, and all of them offer a stunning panorama. In addition you have a beautiful fitness room where you can exercise enjoying the panorama, you can swim in the swimming pool, sweat in the saunas and have a delicious meal in Peppers! Mediterranean Grill. WiFi is not free, but you can pay extra to get internet connection in your hotel room. But who needs to watch a computer screen when you have such an amazing view from your hotel room?

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These are our top choices if you want to stay in a five star hotel with central location in Budapest. You could of course consider Le Meridien, InterContinental, Sofitel and Four Seasons as well as these also have superb location, but these are our favorites.

What about the other five star hotels?

There are many other five star hotels in Budapest, but as we mentioned earlier their locations are not favorable if it is important to you to live very central. Iberostar Grand Hotel Budapest and Hotel President are both quite close, but still not in the very center (6-7 minutes from Vaci utca on foot). Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Boscolo New York and Queen’s Court and Residence are a bit further away on foot, meaning that you have to walk about 15 minutes to get to Vaci utca. Hilton Buda is located as the name says on the Buda side which means that public transportation or a taxi is the best way to get to the Pest side. Another option is the beautiful walk down the Fishermens Bastion, across the Chain Bridge and then to the shopping street, but you might not want to do this all the time. Hilton WestEnd is nice, but why live in a shopping center when you can live in the very center of Budapest instead? Mamaison Hotel Andrassy is only a few minutes from the Heroes Square, meaning about 2,5km from Vaci utca which is a serious walking distance for some.

The five star hotel with the worst location is Aquincum Hotel Budapest (often referred to as Ramada Plaza Budapest). This is located by the Arpad bridge which is the most northern bridge in Budapest, almost 5km from Vaci utca. They have a very nice SPA area, but that does not make up for the location!

Good luck on your hotel booking and if you have thoughts on the subject, disagree/agree or have any experience, please write a comment!

Five star hotels in Budapest

InterContinental

InterContinental BudapestThis hotel is enjoying one of the best locations in all of Budapest. Almost all the rooms is facing the Danube, and from the windows you can enjoy the castle, the Gellert Hill and other beauties. The shopping street is just around the corner, and it is easy to get around with local transportation...

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Sofitel Budapest

Placed at the end of the Danube Promenade, with the Academy of Science, the Danube, the Chain Bridge and the Vaci Street as its closest neighbour, the location couldn't be better. Not enough with the location, it also has a beautiful view; the castle, the Castle Hill Funicular, the Matthias Church and the Buda side...

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Hilton Budapest WestEnd

Hilton WestEnd Built into the famous WestEnd shoppingcenter this has a brilliant location in Budapest. You find the metro station and train station Nyugati (eastern) Palyaudvar outside the entrance of the hotel, and within 5-10 minutes you can have a nice walk along the Danube. As Hungary played versus the Italian national soccer team in...

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Hilton Hotel Buda

Hilton Hotel BudaThis is said to be one of the most special Hilton hotels in the world. Why? It had to be built in the style of the rest of the Castle area, and also with the ruins of the monastery from the 15th century that has been built into the hotel. The placement makes...

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Ritz-Carlton

Le Meridien Ritz-Carlton Budapest (formerly Le Meridien) is placed in the heart of Budapest, 3 minutes walk from the main walking street, and 1 minute from the Deak Ferenc Square (where the three metro lines meet). It has more than 200 rooms, and in 2006 it had George Bush as their guest. Their services include...

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Kempinski

Kempniski Kempinski is yet another five star hotel in Budapest, and the neighbour of Le Meridien. That means it is placed in the center of Budapest. The hotel gives you the feeling of luxury, both on the inside and the outside, and is very modern, built in 1992. It is one of the few hotels...

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Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal

Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal is a five star hotel located by the Grand Boulevard in Budapest, just in the middle between Oktogon and Blaha Lujza Tér. The building was built in 1896 and was for a long time name Royal Hotel before it was renamed to Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal not...

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Hotel Marriott

Hotel Marriott is a hotel chain to trust in, all around the world. In Budapest the 5 star hotel is located by the Danube and while using the fitness room you can enjoy the view towards the Castle and other beautiful buildings. The hotel is luxurious and should serve all your needs in Budapest. Find...

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New York Palace

New York Palace is known for their confectionary, but also for being a luxury five star hotel in the center of Budapest. It is near the Blaha Lujza Square, and just around the corner you can also find the cheap hungarian restaurant called Kulacs. If you are looking for luxury, it is time to visit...

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Adina Apartment Hotel

At Adina Apartment hotel you can enjoy luxury and an apartment at the same time. There are apartments for 1-4 persons, and in the complex you can enjoy a large swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and other five star services! The hotel is located in the 13th district, quite a walking distance from the city center,...

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Ramada Plaza

Ramada Plaza Budapest is the name of a five star hotel located by the Danube in Budapest. It is located next to the Arpad Bridge, which tells us that it is not in the center, but with taxi or local transportation it is quite easy to get to the center of Budapest from Ramada Plaza....

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons, or Hotel Gresham, is the hotel of all hotels in Budapest. This is where the stars live, so Robin Williams, Rolling Stones, Bill Clinton, Michael Schumacher and lots of people have stayed here. The prices are high, but the luxury is extreme. So if you would like to show of to your wife,...

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