St George Residence
Fortuna utca 4, Budapest, Hungary, 1014
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, History, Sightseeing
Expert review of St George Residence
This hotel – on the site of a famous 17th-century inn – really deserves to do well because the owner has put heart and soul into creating a space that played to ‘the spirit’ of the Castle District. There’s aristocratic decadence at every turn, with polished Italian furniture you can see your face in and quantities of marble that could fill a quarry. The Sunday Times named it one of Europe’s top 100 hotels in 2010.
Well-located in the Castle District, for those who would rather return in the evening to the slightly gentler atmosphere of the old town. The Buda Castle Palace is a short walk away, and Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion is just around the corner. It’s 15 minutes from the centre of Pest (by taxi or bus 16 to Deák tér); you can also ride up and down the hill aboard a funicular railway.
Suites at the St George are guaranteed to satisfy those who appreciate high elegance. They are divided into bronze, silver, gold and diamond categories, and can sleep between two and five. The age of the building means that no two are the same (even within the same category), but none will disappoint. Each has a separate living room and kitchen (and the diamond suite a meeting room too). There’s beautiful inlaid furniture and parquet flooring or thick carpeting; some of the marble-clad bathrooms have Jacuzzis. Free WiFi in all rooms.
Again, gracefulness in spades. The marble-floored corridors are painted in rich Sienna red – which was a popular colour among the 18th-century nobility – while behind reception is a courtyard area with umbrella-shaded tables. There are conference rooms with half-beam roofs and a medieval brick wine cellar.
You’ll dine in high-backed chairs in the formal restaurant, with its Gothic traceries set into the walls. The menu has Hungarian classics, as well as international fare. The Rococo decoration in the adjoining café is particularly beautiful, with its painted scenes of birds soaring through the sky.
Be aware that there are no fitness facilities or spa.
Excellent service, as you’d expect.
Business guests who find the suites' kitchens are handy during longer stays, and tourists who enjoy the yesteryear elegance.
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- Fortuna utca 4, Budapest, Hungary, 1014
- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
- Castle District