Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection5.0 out of 5.0
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There are many reviews of this hotel and the interior of the New York Cafe (an integral part of the hotel but open to non residents) they are true it is a spectacular interior. So the restaurant (fine dining) the Cafe and the breakfast room are all contained in the same area of the hotel with the same decor. The food is good in the cafe and the fine dining salon, extensive Hungarian and other wine list, service very good. A delight to have live music being played throughout the day. We were upgraded to a room on floor 5 which was spaciously and well appointed with everything to hand including a well stocked mini bar. A little bit outside the main city sites but on a normal day a pleasant half hour walk. A very good city hotel in a wonderful place.
What can i say: piece of Art. Very beautiful interior. I had huge appartments. Specially liked bathroom. Service is also great. What about breakfasts: nothing special. No fresh juices. There is also gym. But have not tried. Little swimming pool and spa. It was also nothing special.
Sure, the ice cream parlor on the corner is cheap and good value and so say thousands of happy customers, that's why they are number the one restaurant in Anytown, but what of those fabulous restaurants that are expensive but stick in your mind until your dying day. They're not number one, or even in the top fifty maybe, but they offer a dining experience that you will recall and boast about for a very long time. Well the Salon at the New York Cafe in Budapest falls into the latter category. Not only is the the venue quite remarkable, like being inside a romantic, fairytale castle from the gilded age - amazing ceiling frescos, opulent decorations marble and gold abound and waiters and attendants who don't look like they've just come inside to shelter from the rain. In the Salon they take serving their customers as a privilege. This is no stuffy establishment, where one talks in whispers. The staff come with a sense of humour, which is natural and exudes a feeling pleasure at being in their company. There will be no asking who ordered the x, y or z, - your meal is delivered to you, it is what you ordered and it is placed in concert with your fellow diners, so you may all start your meal together. There is no hurry, you won't be rushed along. The waiters will not be interrupting your conversation, nor waiting until you've taken a mouthful to ask if everything is alright. Neither are they absent when you need them, they are trained, it would appear, in the art of anticipation, and go out of their way to make your meal a delightful experience. Best of all, these are dishes you will not have tried before, (unless you are a very well off local). There are combinations of foods you would never dream of putting together, and indeed, if they were suggested as a course at another establishment, I could understand a customer's reluctance, or even an "are they crazy", between fellow diners, - but rest assured, they know what they are doing. Most will not be able to afford to dine in this style very often, but once in a while you owe it to yourself to indulge. Take the plunge, really enjoy a meal that you'll remember for decades rather than weeks. I can truly imagine that I'd take a two or three country diversion in the future to enjoy this level of superb cuisine. Enjoy the experience.
The finest of everything you will find here! The entire place is gorgeous from the entrance, the courtyard, the staff, the decor and they even have the world's most beautiful cafe for your dining pleasure! Worth it!!! All of it is worth it!!
We have just returned home from 5 nights in the Boscolo Budapest. We had the transfer from the airport included in the package and when we arrived at the hotel we were greeted with a huge welcome and "Can I take your bags". We proceeded to leave our bags with front of house, he brought us up to reception and showed us where to breakfast and where the spa was located. We arrived early so the room was not available but this was not a problem as the hotel looked after our bags while we explored Budapest. Upon our return our bags were brought to our room which we found spacious, clean and contemporary. Our only criticism would be access and privacy of the shower area. We dined in the New York Cafe and it was lovely, breakfast was fine each morning it set us up for the day. Probably not 5 star standards but adequate. Overall if we were to return to Budapest we would return to the Boscolo, or recommend to a friend.
The pictures are beautiful which lured me to book. The lobby and common areas are awesome to look at. You feel good checking in. The staff is a little stiff and not exactly friendly but get the job done. They try hard to sell you the hotel breakfast and the restaurant is beautiful. Maybe a one day thing but there are plenty of other places to eat. The rooms are just okay and a little tired. the rooms are big though. The location is not great. It is more of the locals area. Where the locals live and not that nice . Its not dangerous or anything like that its just not nice to look at with rows of cheap restaurants. Yes you can walk to things but not nearly good as other hotels like the Aria or Ritz. I moved over to one of them for the rest of my trip. The upside the rate is fairly low at times for value travelors
You don't expect from a 5 stars hotel to give you a room at the 6th floor when the elevator reach only to the 5th floor. The room at the 6th floor is like an attic, when you take a shower you need to lean over... After one day we got another room with no hot water...
I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The Boscolo is located in the jewish area, 10 minute walk to a lovely area, full of reastaurants and nice bars. I guess the center of Budapest is considered where the basilica is, and if you do hot like walking, a taxy is suggested. The hotel has a lovely hall, also the breakfast area is very nice. Rooms are spacious and all staff is friendly. A complimentary bottle of water would be appreciated, Also breakfast could be improved on many levels, fresh Orange juice? Omelettes Made fresh? It's a nice hotel... but hopefully It's bit the best Budapest can offer
Not a bad stay but the hotel is looking tired in certain areas. Basic maintenance of wooden surrounds, door frames and lobby sofas all lacking. We were awarded an upgrade upon arrival which was nice and the staff were nice. Downsides, air con in our room was poor, shower basin did not drain very well. Turn down service was patchy and the spa is dark and dingy. Pluses are breakfast which remains good, if not as good as before, and the beds.
I wanted to stay in Budapest for a few days to see the sights and treat my family to a luxury hotel so chose the Boscolo on a recommendation and what a fabulous find. I had booked an 'exclusive' room for myself but on arrival was updated to a junior suite. My family were booked into the superior rooms. I can only say what a fantastic hotel this is - the whole experience was one of magic - the staff were so helpful, friendly and professional making our stay just perfect. The decor is quite stunning and the food in the Salon Restaurant beautifully presented and very delicious. The rooms were all spotlessly clean and smart - my thanks to all at the Boscolo for a fabulous stay.
- Close to Hungarian State Opera House and Hungarian National Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Budapest City Centre, Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Hungarian State Opera House and Hungarian National Museum. This 5-star hotel has 185 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Located in central Budapest, the hotel is also near Arena Plaza Shopping Mall and St. Stephen's Basilica.
In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
All 185 heated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.
Guests of Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Parking is EUR 20 per night (EUR 20 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 60 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 3340 reviews