Lanchid 19

Lanchid utca 19-21, Budapest, Hungary, 1013

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Lanchid 19 Hotel

By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#11 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4.1
4.1
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Lanchid 19

Sleek, boutique design hotel on the Buda river bank.

Modern and imaginative, the four-star Lánchíd 19 is a member of the Design Hotels chain, and makes style a priority. It’s difficult to describe, but the façade is hung with illuminated, moveable glass slats that together form a massive and changing water-related picture. Glass is prevalent inside too, and this gives the place an open and airy feel. Overall, it’s good fun.

Location: 

The clue’s in the name – Lánchíd 19 stands at Lánchíd utca 19, on the Buda riverbank a short distance from the Chain Bridge (Lánchíd). The funicular railway up to the Castle District is a short walk, and a five-minute stroll across the bridge brings you to the heart of Pest’s downtown.

Bedrooms: 

There was an intriguing approach to the design of the 45 rooms and three suites. A different professional designer was commissioned to create a chair for each room, and this was then used as inspiration for an accompanying piece of art by a local student. In one room, for example, there is a painting of Cinderella and her glass slipper – influenced by a chair made from transparent perspex.

Rooms are well-equipped, and offer free internet access; some face the river and others Buda Castle Palace. The panorama suite has a fantastic elevated Jacuzzi overlooking the Danube; however, glass can at times be impractical – my partner and I found that the glass walls to the bathroom in the same suite allowed very little privacy...

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Public areas: 

Glass dominates. Below a transparent floor in the lobby you can see the ruins of a medieval water tower, while above are glass-sided galleries and glass bridges linking the different sides (look out for the overblown fingerprints etched into the glass – they belong to the various designers involved).

Eating and drinking: 

The wooden-floored restaurant serves contemporary dishes – many with a Mediterranean bent – and has an adjoining decked terrace. There’s also a lobby bar.

Service: 

Staff are walking canvases for the hotel’s all-consuming love affair with style – the staff uniforms were specially created by Hungarian fashion designers.

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Who stays there: 

Primarily leisure guests and individual businesspeople (this isn’t a conference hotel).

Pros: 
Imaginative contemporary styling
Good location
Cons: 
Some design features are impractical

More information on Lanchid 19:

Price from:
£43
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Lanchid utca 19-21, Budapest, Hungary, 1013
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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