Must-see hotels in Hungary

  • Aria Hotel Budapest

    Budapest

    Our favourite new hotel in Budapest, the Aria is a music-themed affair built around an old townhouse, with Jazz, Opera, Classical and Pop Wings. Each of…

  • Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel

    Budapest

    This one-of-a-kind luxury hotel was created out of the long-derelict art nouveau Gresham Palace (1907) and no expense was spared to piece back together…

  • Shantee House

    Budapest

    Budapest’s first hostel (then known as the Back-Pack Guesthouse), the Shantee has added two floors to its colourful suburban 'villa' in south Buda. It's…

  • Lánchíd 19

    Castle District

    This award-winning boutique hostelry facing the Danube has the wow factor. Each of the 45 rooms and three ‘panoramic’ suites is different, with…

  • Régi Posta

    Debrecen

    Located in one of the oldest buildings in Debrecen, a burgher house dating from the 1690s, the 'Old Post Office' (one of its many avatars over the…

  • Brody House

    Budapest

    Offering retro chic at its hippest, this one-time residence of the prime minister when parliament sat at No 8 (today's Italian Cultural Centre) has been…

  • Hotel Palazzo Zichy

    Budapest

    Once the sumptuous 19th-century residence of the aristocrat Nándor Zichy and his family, the 'palace' has been transformed into a lovely hotel, with its…

  • Bohem Art Hotel

    Budapest

    Though some of the 60 rooms at this delightful small hotel are a little on the compact side, each one is decorated in its own individual style (the larger…

  • Centrum Panzió

    Debrecen

    Just north of the centre, the Centrum looks a little like your grandmother’s house – if she collected Victorian bric-a-brac. Flowery odds and ends line…

  • Club Hotel Füred

    Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia

    This stunner of a resort hotel, right on the lake, about 1.5km from the town centre, has 43 rooms and suites in several buildings spread over 2.5 hectares…

  • Hollóköves Guesthouses

    Northern Hungary

    Up to nine traditional houses that could easily double as folk museums are available for rent throughout the Old Village. Some of the whitewashed cottages…

  • Sóvirág Vendégház

    Great Plain

    This attractive chalet-like guesthouse about 2.5km east of the village on the road to Debrecen is surrounded by a huge garden with large sitting area and…

  • Baráth Vendégház

    Northern Hungary

    This delightful guesthouse, just down the road from the Tákos Calvinist church, has four large and bright bedrooms stuffed with pillows and duvets and a…

  • Toldi Fogadó

    Northern Hungary

    An excellent and central choice is this 13-room inn in the heart of Tokaj. Most rooms look onto a quiet köz (lane) so sleep is guaranteed. The long,…

  • Hotel Senator Ház

    Eger

    Eleven cosy rooms with traditional furnishings fill the upper floors of this delightful 18th-century inn – a home away from home – on the main square. The…

  • Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel

    Northern Hungary

    Set in a converted castle, this plush hotel full of chandeliers and over-the-top decor counts 21 attractive rooms and suites boasting all the amenities…

  • Hotel Rum, a whimsical design boutique hotel in downtown Budapest

    Hotel Rum

    Budapest

    Conceived by local designers, the 40 rooms at this whimsical design hotel fall into four categories, each named after a different rum and ranging from…

  • The Pest-Buda boutique hotel and bistro

    Pest-Buda Bistro & Hotel

    Castle District

    There's a lot to love about this fantastic, 10-room boutique hotel that has opened on the site of Hungary's oldest hotel. Each room is individually…

  • Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest

    Budapest

    This sleek boutique hotel features contemporary, well-appointed rooms decked out in warm shades. Plasma-screen TVs and showers are de rigueur in standard…

  • Katona Apartments

    Budapest

    Simply furnished and cleverly arranged apartments on the 1st floor of quiet old block right in the heart of Belváros. Additional twin beds pull out from…

  • Bükkös Hotel & Spa

    Szentendre

    Overlooking the canal, just a couple of minutes' walk from Szentendre's main square, this small but perfectly formed hotel blends a rustic stone exterior…

  • Szent Kristóf Panzió

    Esztergom

    A stone's throw from the basilica, this central guesthouse is run by a kind host and is popular with cycling groups (there's secure storage in a garage)…

  • Adele Boutique Hotel

    Pécs

    Inside a 200-year-old heritage building with a granite portal, this delightful new boutique hotel has just 19 rooms and is well worth the splurge. The…

  • Hotel Arkadia

    Pécs

    This Bauhaus-style hostelry, spread across two buildings, has plenty of polished steel, exposed brick and Corbusier-style furniture in its public areas…

  • Hotel Papillon

    Óbuda & Buda Hills

    This cosy hotel in Rózsadomb (Rose Hill) has a delightful back garden with a small swimming pool, and some of the 20 rooms have balconies. There are also…

  • Gombás Kúria Mansion

    Lake Balaton & Southern Transdanubia

    In the foothills of Mt Thomas, this is a beautiful 18th-century residence with a vaulted cellar, a paddling pool for kids, a barbecue terrace and…

  • Hotel Silvanus

    Danube Bend & Western Transdanubia

    Up on a forested hillside, not far from the citadel, this is hands down the most memorable place to stay in Visegrád. Yes, some rooms are somewhat dated,…

  • Kora Panzió

    Tihany

    A five-minute walk from the waterfront, this delightful B&B is drowning in flowers just off the side of the road towards Tihany village. The rooms are…

  • Loft Hostel

    Budapest

    This hostel may well succeed in its loft-y aspirations to be the hottest backpacker magnet in town. Travellers end up lingering longer than expected,…

  • Ilona Kis Kastély Panzió

    Keszthely

    With its pointed turrets, this delightful pension resembles a miniature castle. The five rooms might be on the compact side, but some have balconies,…

  • The Gellért Hotel is a striking example of Budapest art nouveau.

    Danubius Hotel Gellért

    Budapest

    Buda’s grande dame is a 234-room four-star hotel with loads of character. Completed in 1918, the hotel contains examples of art nouveau, notably the…

  • Pal's Hostel

    Budapest

    This is a tough nut to crack. When is a hostel not a hostel? When it’s a string of apartments spread throughout Lipótváros, for which the good folk at…

  • Gerlóczy Rooms deLux

    Budapest

    Gerlóczy hits the mark with an excellent combination of good value, decor and atmosphere. Set over four floors of an 1890s building on an attractive…

  • Prestige Hotel Budapest

    Budapest

    With its enormous chandeliers, gold and white cloud mosaics and sofas in rust-coloured crushed velvet, this hotel is almost slipping into the kitsch…

  • Full Moon Design Hostel

    Budapest

    With oversized portraits of Joplin and Hendrix in the colourful lobby and an upbeat party atmosphere, this is a hostel for the 21st century. There's a…

  • Hotel Medos

    Budapest

    One of the most central cheaper hotels in Pest, the Medos (they've now dropped the final 'z') is just opposite the restaurants and bars of Liszt Ferenc…

  • Tokaj Vár

    Northern Hungary

    This rather boxy 21-room hotel southwest of the centre has nevertheless raised the bar on accommodation in Tokaj and is probably the most comfortable…

  • Home-Made Hostel

    Budapest

    This homey, extremely welcoming hostel with 20 beds in four rooms has recycled tables hanging upside down from the ceiling and old valises under the beds…

  • Aquaticum Wellness Hotel

    Debrecen

    Kids’ programs, babysitting, bike rental, spa services, swimming pools and loads of other amenities make the 96-room Aquaticum attractive to both adults…

  • Garibaldi Guesthouse & Apartments

    Budapest

    This welcoming guesthouse has four rooms with shared bathroom and two kitchens in a flat just around the corner from Parliament. In the same building,…

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