Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – A feeling of old Paris with the charm of modern Budapest.
Blink and you’ll think you’re in a Paris of yesteryear; blink again and you’ll feel the best of a century of Budapest history swirling around you. Gerlóczy greets you in a calm square shaded by a century-old elm tree, and then again through a lost-in-time brasserie with sidewalk tables and friendly servers. Each of the nineteen rooms on the upper floors is unique and decorated in an early twentieth-century European style, but with all the modern comforts you’d hope for. Rounding the sumptuous experience is the helpful and unobtrusive service.
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – Location
- Address: Gerlóczy u. 1, Budapest.
- Nearest Metro/Subway: Ferenciek Tere (0.1 mile). Astoria (0.3 mile).
- Area: On a quiet, Parisian square that’s an easy walk to a handful of Metro stations, around 5 minutes to some of the best ruin bars, and under 10 minutes to many major city sights.
- How to Get There: Affordable door-to-door airport shuttles run about every 20 minutes and take around 35 minutes (14 miles). Alternately, taxis are widely available, and the hotel can arrange pick-up and drop-off.
- Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €30 from the airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
- Handy to: Váci Street (shopping), Great Synagogue, Károlyi Garden.
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – The Basics
- Ages: The hotel attracts mostly couples and solo travelers over 30. Families are welcome although there are no special services for them.
- View: Many rooms look over the corner square and its beautiful, 100-year-old elm tree.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: There are no private pools or jacuzzis.
- Extras: The excellent ground floor brasserie. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, there’s a piano concert on the balcony. All rooms have a free minibar.
- When to Book: Reserve at least 3 months in advance for May, June, and September, and during the Christmas holidays. A month or 2 in advance is usually good for other months from April through October, and you’ll have no trouble finding a last-minute room from January through March.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +36 1 501 4000
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: gerloczy.com
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: No fitness center.
- For Disabled Guests: There is a lift, and hotel room doors and some showers are large enough to accommodate wheelchairs, but otherwise there are no special facilities for disabled guests.
- For Families: Families are welcome – there are 2 rooms that can connect and baby cots are available – but the hotel isn’t specifically family-oriented.
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: The casual café and brasserie here is considered one of the best in the city and is perennially full of locals, expats, and visitors enjoying conversation over delicious pastries, a 2 to 3-course “worker’s meal,” tea in the afternoon, or wine with dinner at night. Spielberg chose this as a filming location for the 2005 movie Munich, and not much has changed. There’s a timeless feeling here that is simply delightful. Open 8 am-11 pm. $$-$$$.
- Lounge/Bar: You can grab a drink and settle in as long as you like at the brasserie.
- Breakfast: Optional, but a highlight, so you probably don’t want to miss it. Served in the ground floor brasserie from 8 am to 10 am.
- Room Service: Available from the brasserie.
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – Rooms
- Room Types: Standard • Standard Attic • DeLux • DeLux Room with Square View • DeLux Room with Square View and Balcony • List of all Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: Room 2/3 has the best balcony, while the corner room 3/2 is the most spacious and features a clawfoot bathtub.
- For Families: Two attic rooms connect (one is a twin), making them the best choice for families.
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – Local Transport
- Walking: It’s easy to walk to many sights from here since the location is central, albeit quiet. Restaurants, ruin bars, and shops are steps away, and the Great Synagogue is an 8-minute walk (0.4 mile). Public transport from a handful of nearby Metro and bus stations make it easy to get to the Castle District in around 20 minutes.
- Subway and Bus: The 2 nearby Metro stations serve lines 1, 2, and 3. It’s also a short walk to a few tram and bus stations.
- Taxis, Uber, Lyft: Uber and Lyft do not operate in Budapest, but taxis are plentiful and generally reliable.
Gerlóczy Boutique Rooms – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Jewish Heritage Tours – Tour the main synagogues and the Jewish Quarter with a knowledgeable guide. Hotel pick-up.
- Tuk Tuk Taxi – Tour the city’s sights uniquely, in a tuk tuk. Start Location: 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Silverline Cruises – Luxury 3-hour dinner cruises on the Danube with music and Hungarian dancers. Start location: 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Tasting Table – Friendly space to learn about taste and revel in Hungarian wines. Start location: 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Kárpátia – Be serenaded by gypsy music while dining on fine Hungarian cuisine in an authentic circa 1877 setting. (0.2 mile).
- Monk’s Bistro – Fine dining bistro style with an open kitchen and beautifully presented, seasonally-driven international fare. (0.2 mile).
- Kuglof – One of the best breakfast spots in the city with wonderful baked goods and sidewalk seating. (0.3 mile).
- Karolyi Etterem – An elegant Budapest coffee house that’s gone with the times by going completely gluten-free. (0.3 mile).
- Belvarosi Disznotoros – Stand up at the counter with locals to partake in a Hungarian meat feast. (0.4 mile).
- Múzeum – Beautiful restaurant, well over a century old, with live piano music and fine Hungarian fare, and perfect for a special occasion. (0.4 mile).
- À Table – French bakery café with excellent cakes and pastries. (0.5 mile).
- Gettó Gulyas – Hearty, modern, and delicious Hungarian fare with good prices and wine list in a modern-meets-retro-grandma setting. (0.6 mile).
- Baraka – Arguably the best fine dining in the city, treat yourself to a multi-course meal at this French-Asian spot. (0.6 mile).
- Káravan – Food court that remains open late for ruin bar revelers with lots of choices from burgers to vegan food. (0.6 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Vicky Barcelona – Grab some tapas then dance the night away at this Spanish bar, restaurant, and dance club. (0.5 mile).
- Doblo – For something more refined, head to this candle-lit wine bar to enjoy Hungarian wine alongside meat and cheese plates. (0.6 mile).
- Hops Beer Bar – Great craft pub with lots of imported varieties and a sociable owner. (0.6 mile).
- Szimpla Kert – Lively, large, and beautifully dilapidated graffiti-covered pub that is the pinnacle of ruin bar style. (0.6 mile).
- Füge Udvar – Grab a seat next to some new friends at this sprawling, social ruin bar. (0.8 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
- Central Café – Another old world gem, once frequented by the city’s literature set, the surrounds are a dreamy spot for coffee, cake, or even a meal. (0.3 mile).
- Kontakt – Locally roasted coffee and light meals in a modern décor on a lovely pedestrian lane. (0.4 mile).
- Gerbeaud – Beautiful and classic circa 1860 coffee house worth a visit, but expect high prices. (0.4 mile).
Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops
- Vass Shoes – Hand-made, covetable men’s footwear made ready to wear or by custom order. (0.2 mile).
- Bomo Art – Beautiful paper goods, notebooks, and more. (0.2 mile).
- Nanushka – Hungarian women’s fashion designer selling chic, streamlined staples. (0.2 mile).
- WonderLAB Concept Store – A collection of local designers selling everything from jewelry and furniture to clothing. (0.3 mile).
- Központi Antikvárium – The biggest and oldest bookshop in Eastern Europe sells used books, fascinating old maps, and more. (0.4 mile).
- Rózsavölgyi Chocolates – Handmade chocolates in a tiny shop with lots of unusual flavors such as Balsamic vinegar. (0.4 mile).
- Herend – Renowned, fine Hungarian ceramics. (0.4 mile).
- Szimpla Farmers’ Market – A Sunday-only farmers’ market within a ruin pub is a wonderful thing to behold. An excellent buffet breakfast is also served and worth crawling out of bed for. (0.6 mile).
- Váci Street – Budapest’s busy and chic pedestrian-only shopping street. (0.3 mile).
- Petofi Literary Museum – There’s a permanent exhibit here about the Hungarian poet after whom the museum was named as well as films and more permanent and rotating exhibits, many very interesting if you love literature. (0.3 mile).
- Great Synagogue – The largest Jewish place of worship outside of New York. Take a tour, and don’t miss the gardens with its moving memorials and sculptures. (0.4 mile).
- Trapéz Gallery – Contemporary art gallery featuring changing exhibits of works by up and coming artists in a variety of genres. (0.4 mile).
- Károlyi Garden – This French style park is the oldest garden in Budapest and has lots of flora, winding pathways, a playground for kids, and a resident bunny rabbit. (0.4 mile).
- Hungarian National Museum – Follow Hungarian history from geologic formation through the common era. Some of the country’s most important relics are housed here, including a beautiful Roman mosaic and a piano used by both Beethoven and Liszt. (0.6 mile).
- Ervin Szabó Library – Several simply breathtaking reading rooms are open to the public in this massive library (it holds around 2.4 million titles) in a converted neo-baroque palace. (0.7 mile).
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- City SPAR – Small but well-stocked grocery store. (0.1 mile).