Buda gastro-hotel is fashion bohemia in Budapest

Hours 24
Phone (36) 01 300 7050

Orsz gh z utca 31 Budapest 1014 Hungary


Who's Going

Design Lovers, Eccentric Artists, Foodie Weekenders

Reason to Stay

Design Hotel, Historic Location, Cafe Scene

Hotel Type

Design Hotel

Unlike Berlin or Prague or Warsaw, Budapest never saw the follow-through of the art and fashion boom that swept larger Eastern European cities in the 2000s. While Budapest gained names like Four Seasons, Buddha Bar and Louis Vuitton; fashionable elite abandoned the city to first-tier artists that were priced out of almost everywhere else. Today, a thriving artists class exists and with it places like Balthazar in the city's historic but all but forgotten Buda neighborhood. Along a cobblestone terrace, a trendy boutique hotel sits under a red marquee with glass frontage that leads to a dark, Parisian cafĂ© inspired lobby ala Baz Luhrmann.  Red brick walls juxtapose red leather banquettes and brass decor that's more about the people surrounding than any design statement.. The in-house eatery serves up a brasserie menu with Hungarian specialties and crowd that's one of the trendiest in the neighborhood. While some prefer Balthazar more for late-night dinner than an actual hotel stay, it's one of the best a terrace and cafe scene you'll find in Buda.

The Room

Historic details of the building are preserved but tossed with quirky pop art and eclectic spirit. The property is home to 11 individually designed rooms and suites fluffed with found antiques and more comfy upholstered pieces. Each room is individually themed with original wall colors or wallpaper and artwork by Vivienne Westwood, Keith Haring or Andy Warhol. Bathrooms offer limestone details with chrome fixtures and L'Occitane products that are an upgrade not often found in Budapest.

Preferred Room

Loft Suite

Special Features

Cafe Scene, Design Hotel


Restaurant, Lounge, Bar

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