InterContinental Budapest

Contemporary elegance on the Danube
Located right on the banks of the mighty Danube river, with views of the impressive Chain Bridge, the opulent Royal Palace and the museum-speckled hills of the Buda side of town, InterContinental Budapest is in one of the best locations in the entire city.

The highly coveted rooms that overlook the riverfront boast large, wall-length windows while Corso Restaurant and Terrace overlooks the same UNESCO World Heritage view while serving up Hungarian specialties.

In addition to the winning vistas, rooms offer a host of contemporary amenities, including touch-screen smart panels in the spacious Presidential Suite and flat-screen TVs.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Budapest hotel flanks the bustling Danube and offers some of the best views of the famous Chain Bridge and the rolling hills of the Buda side of town.
  • Spa InterContinental, which sits on the first floor of the hotel, has a wide range of Hungarian treatments and a heated pool, which gives you a little more tranquil way to enjoy this countrywide pastime.
  • The most impressive suite, for sheer size and ambiance, is the Presidential Suite, which has nearly 1,400 square feet of living space, a touch-screen smart panel, a full dining room table and a cozy couch right next to the panel of windows. Bright pillows and Turkish-inspired lamps add a pinch of Hungarian flair to the space. The bathrooms are also huge, with a large soaking tub, his-and-her sinks and a separate walk-in shower.
  • The fare found at the main restaurant, Corso, is a mix of upscale Eastern European classics and new-age takes on Hungarian favorites. Refreshingly innovative for a luxury hotel restaurant, Corso’s bites come outfitted with fluffy foams and decadent drizzles. The menu changes by season, but you’ll always find certain staples regardless of the time of year – like the duck foie gras with spiced apple chutney.
  • If you’re in the Junior Suite or above, you gain access to Club InterContinental, a perk that offers complimentary cocktails, appetizers, VIP check-in and a first-floor location with sweeping views of the city.
Things to Know
  • The lobby boasts ample natural light, elegant furniture and art that’s representative of the city and its culture. The other public spaces have a more intimate, cozy vibe — which is often hard to do in a massive, 402-room hotel. Expect to find tufted chairs arranged in a circle to encourage mingling. 
  • We prefer the suites, which feature large sofas, bright Turkish pillows and bookcases brimming with tomes on Hungary’s interesting (and often tumultuous) past.
The Rooms
  • Most of the 402 rooms and suites feature a similar look and feel. The beige couches are outfitted with red accents. The beds are all made in fluffy white duvets. The artwork all matches the same red-orange-brown-and-taupe color scheme.
  • The suites feature lively pops of color — from the bright green, yellow and blue throw pillows to the oversized Turkish and Hungarian artwork.
  • Appealing to the hotel’s rather large influx of business travelers, every room (including the standards) comes with a writing desk.
The Dining
  • Overlooking the historic Castle District along the River Danube, ARZ serves authentic, flavorful Lebanese cuisine, including hot and cold mezze and grilled meat dishes. Top off your meal with some Lebanese wines.
  • From late spring into early fall, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a seat at Corso’s terrace, which overlooks the Danube. Even though the view of the UNESCO Heritage site is gorgeous all day long, it’s at is most mesmerizing at night, when the bright lights of the Chain Bridge dance against the slow-moving waves.
  • Locals love Corso Terrace and Bar for two reasons: the fascinating seasonal cocktails and the live, Golden-Age-inspired jazz music filling the air every Friday night.
Getting There
Apáczai Csere János u. 12-14, 1052 Budapest, Hungary
BUD (22-35 min)  
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