Updated: October 28, 2019
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The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Budapest
1. Aria Hotel
Family-friendly, music-themed design hotel with an atrium-cum-music-garden lobby, dedicated music concierge, and a rare Bogányi piano. Each uniquely designed room is spacious and features music paraphernalia and marble bathrooms. Additionally, the hotel offers an excellent rooftop sky bar, restaurant serving a modern Hungarian menu, jazz-themed indoor pool, live piano concert with wine and cheese every evening, Sunday morning yoga on the rooftop, and extremely personable service. • Map • Hotel phone: +36 1 445 4055 • Review of Aria Hotel
2. Brody House
A unique hotel that once used to be an artist’s atelier, the Brody House is also an opportunity to join a community of creatives. The artistic rooms are spacious, and a couple even feature kitchenettes or full kitchens. Each bathroom is unique and artsy as well. Art is everywhere (most is for sale), and amenities include breakfast, honesty bar, inner courtyard, and access to regular art workshops, events, and parties. • Map • Hotel phone: +36 1 550 7363 • Review of Brody House
Gerlóczy exudes a mixed vibe of old Paris and Budapest which is complemented with a wide range of modern comforts. All nineteen rooms are spacious and feature a unique, twentieth-century European style. The sumptuous experience is rounded off with a free minibar in each room, one of the city’s best café and brasserie, and excellent service, all in a central location just minutes from ruin bars, restaurants, shops, and the Great Synagogue. • Map • Hotel phone: +36 1 501 4000 • Review of Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux
4. Hotel Rum
This modern design hotel is actually designed like a rum bottle, with an exquisite sky bar on the rooftop and a new restaurant on the ground floor serving exquisite Hungarian tasting menus and wine pairings. Contemporary Hungarian artists have helped design the forty unique and spacious rooms with modern art, bright carpets, mid-century light fixtures, and well-equipped bathrooms. The hotel also offers unusual themed and seasonal packages for its guests. • Map • Hotel phone: +36 1 424 9060 • Review of Hotel Rum
Pest-Buda is Hungary’s oldest hotel and is located amidst centuries-old lanes near the Matthias Church. The eleven beautiful rooms feature antiques, retro-modern design, artistic touches, exposed brickwork, and L’Occitane bath products. The ground-floor bistro café serves hearty and local comfort food in an old-world setting. • Map • Hotel phone: +36 1 800 9213 • Review of Pest-Buda Hotel