Corinthia Hotel Budapest: Flawless blend of new and old

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Forbes Travel Guide’s announcement describes Corinthia Hotel Budapest as a ‘flawless blend of new and old in Budapest, highlighting the Neoclassical façade, the spa and the grand ballroom’s belle époque architecture merging with the modern luxury of the suites, new parts and state-of-the-art business and event facilities.’

Corinthia Hotel Budapest has received Forbes Four Star Hotel Award from Forbes Travel Guide, making it one of only three hotels in the city with the same accolade. Forbes’ fully independent star rating system recognizes only exceptional and outstanding properties offering top quality services, and places special emphasis on the guest experiences. The rating is based on satisfying some 800 criteria evaluated by an anonymous inspector from Forbes.


“It is an exceptional, but well deserved honor to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide,” says Jean Pierre Mifsud, General Manager of Corinthia Hotel Budapest.

The inspectors also highlight the beautiful setting of the fully restored 19th century Royal Spa with its stained-glass ceiling and 50-foot-long pool surrounded by Corinthian columns.

Among the dining options, Forbes singles out the Brasserie and Atrium restaurant with the fresh and local artisanal-farm-to-table dishes and the breakfast buffet under the spectacular atrium; outstanding Bock Bistro that serves a fusion of Hungarian classics and the Spanish tapas, accompanied by great wines; and the hotel’s Rickshaw restaurant with its traditional flavors paired with the freshest ingredients.


First opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest remains one of the grandest hotels in the city. This impressive landmark, with an imposing Neo-classical façade and soaring six-story glass atrium, was meticulously renovated in 2003, following its acquisition by Corinthia Hotels. It houses 439 luxurious rooms, including 31 suites and 26 apartments. Through its architecture and interior design, the Hotel offers glimpses of a bygone age, and the building’s rich history seamlessly blends with state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology. The hotel’s original nineteenth-century Spa has been restored to reflect its former grandeur, while simultaneously offering ESPA’s cutting-edge treatments and technologies. Corinthia Budapest boasts the largest conference facilities of any of Hungary’s five star hotels. From authentic Far Eastern cuisine at the Rickshaw Restaurant, to traditional sweet Hungarian cakes and pastries, or a delicate selection of delicious Spanish tapas, every palate is catered for at the hotel’s four elegant eateries and two destination bars. Corinthia Budapest is a 21st-century grand hotel located in the heart of Budapest, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world-class service. Corinthia Budapest is an award-winning member of Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta.