5 of the nicest boutique hotels in Budapest

1) Soho Hotel

A small and (dog-)friendly design hotel of the affordable kind, very near Café New York and the nightlife district. It’s a perfect place for the discovery-minded and fans of the urban jungle. There’s an underground parking space, and two suites offer extra facilities (like a bathtub). Free for kids aged under 6.

purple interior of room at Soho Hotel

2) Baltazár

A unique place, partly in an old building and partly in a new extension. There are 11 colourful rooms and suites, each one with a different, unique and somewhat bohemian design, furnished with a tasteful and original mix of vintage and modern pieces. Baltazár Grill is also a celebrated bistro in its own right.

a red room at Baltazár hotel

3) Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall

Its waving façade stands with its back to the austere brick cube of the transformer station of the 60s; on the other side it overlooks the river and the spectacular market hall. Apart from the location it has another major selling point: it offers accommodation from 1 to 4 stars.

a room at the Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall

4) Hotel Moments

This mid-size, immaculately designed and renovated hotel is housed in a historic palace from the 1880s. The location is pure magic: it’s on the nicest avenue in town, between the Cathedral and the Opera House. The loft rooms offer panoramic views. Breakfast is superb. It’s served in the Bistro Fine, which is a fine restaurant for lunch and dinner as well.

lobby at Hotel Moments

5) Aria Hotel

This hotel is unlike any other, thanks to the four wings that are dedicated to four different musical genres: classical, opera, contemporary music and jazz. Great features are the roof bar with its panoramic view and the sophisticated spa. In the late afternoon guests are offered a selection of Hungarian wines and cheeses for free.

lobby interior of Aria Hotel

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