This week’s destination is Hungarian capital, Budapest. One of Europe’s ancient cities, like much of the continent, Budapest has found a great balance between history and modernity. This match made in tourist heaven means that their hotels and surrounds are sure to keep visitors, entertained, enriched and energized. Whether you want to shop at high-end stores or soak in centuries on culture, Budapest is a must-go destination! Here are some hotels to make your stay even better.

*All rating are from the Budget Hotels site


  1. Hotel Palazzo Zichy

A 4-star hotel with all the features of an ultra-modern palace, the Hotel Palazzo Zichy has all the amenities for the sophisticated traveller. With a rating of 9.4 from 1094 guests, there is a lot to like about this place. Also located in the middle of Budapest, the hotel is walking distance from the Hungarian National Museum and Kalvin ter (underground train) so that getting around the city is a breeze.

2. InterContinental Budapest

A 5-star with a worldwide reputation for excellence, the InterContinental Budapest does not disappoint. With an array of fine dining options and a multilingual staff, guests can experience the highest quality local cuisine or opt for something they are more familiar with. The Buda Castle and Chain Bridge are two of the many attractions within walking distance of the hotel. With a rating of 9.1 from 835 guests, the Intercontinental is worth every star

3. Boscolo Budapest Autograph Collection

A 5-star hotel that would put palaces to shame, the Boscolo Budapest is made to accommodate the highest society. The guest’s every whim is attended to with 24-hour staff that can even buy tickets and make bookings for you. 691 guests have rated this virtual palace 9.1/10 for good reason. The Boscolo Budapest Autograph Collection makes you feel like a superstar

4. K+K Hotel Opera

The third 4-star establishment on our list is the K+K Hotel Opera. The name may be misleading because with there is no actual opera performed at the hotel but it is right next to the Oktogon station which is an easy commute to all the sites the city has to offer including museums, art galleries, bridges and the majestic Hungarian State Opera House. With a rating of 9.0 from 654 guests they must be singing the right tune.

5. Residence Baron

With a name that will have you feeling regal and service to match, the Residence Baron is a small (27 rooms) with noble class and elegance. Yet another 4-star establishment, this manor-like hotel is in the heart of downtown Budapest and perfect for night owls who enjoy bars and clubbing. After a night on the town, or a quiet night in, guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Baron’s restaurant. With a rating of 9.0 from 253 guests, the Baron is a modern piece of renaissance art.

6. Continental Hotel Zara

With a rating of 8.8 from 938 reviews the Continental Hotel Zara offers classic luxury at really low prices.  A single room in a place that offers some of Europe’s most beautiful architecture, Budapest’s city center isn’t as expensive as you might think.  From the ARAZ restaurant to the state-of-the-art Spa, the Continental Hotel Zara will have you feeling relaxed and refined.

7. The Three Corners Hotel Bristol

This hotel is another great money saver that does not mean you compromise on quality. Wi-Fi is free and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Conveniently located a stone’s throw from transit and the hustle and bustle of Budapest, this hotel is perfect for travellers looking to experience the cuisine and culture of Hungary. With a rating of 8.4 from 617 guests, the Three Corners is a top spot.

8. Boutique Hotel Zara

Another 4-star beauty, the boutique Hotel Zara is a shopper’s paradise surrounded by high-end stores and malls. The central location is optimal for city exploration and activities. With a rating of 8.4 from 781 guests, the popularity of this hotel is solid and the reason it made this list.

9. Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget

Water is the main feature of this Budapest hotel. With a large pool, Jacuzzi and sauna guests are treated to spa treatment without so much as a mud bath. But if you do decide to go the extra mile and really get pampered, the Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget has a wide range of massage and exfoliating treatments. With an 8.2 rating from 326 guests, you should definitely treat yourself to a spa day.

10. Maverick Hostel and Doubles

When one thinks of European hostels, the images they get aren’t always good. However, the Maverick Hostel goes against all those stereotypes. With suave, minimalist rooms, a restaurant and a bicycle rental service, the Maverick will have you exploring the city of Budapest on a budget. This is a great deal for the economical traveller. With a rating of 8.1from 138 guests, this is a hostel you can trust.