Continental Hotel Zara

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Address: Dohany utca 42-44, Budapest, 1074, Hungary

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.2

Stylish new hotel centrally located in the Jewish District.

The Continental Hotel is the second in the Zara chain to hit Budapest – newer and bigger than its sister (the [node:171231] on Só utca), and with a restaurant and swimming pool. It’s sleek and well designed, with a style that blends Art Nouveau and Art Deco influences.

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.1
90%

Location

Located on the slightly tatty Dohány utca in the Jewish District, the hotel is just inside the Great Boulevard and near the Great Synagogue. It’s central enough, but if you don’t want to walk to the river then you can take the metro two stops from Blaha Lujza tér.

Bedrooms

There are 272 rooms, each with polished parquet floors and elegant chocolate colours – indeed, the main wall features padded brown squares that look like a bar of Bournville. The facilities are good, including free WiFi, hairdryer and laptop-sized safe. Some overlook the courtyard and others the street.

Public areas

The lobby is lovely, with its doorway of beaten copper, its shiny marble flooring and its arched ceiling of coloured glass. A glass wall at the rear overlooks a pleasant courtyard, with basket chairs to relax in during the summer.

Eating and drinking

The ARAZ restaurant has a terrace, and serves traditional Hungarian dishes alongside modern international choices. It has an adjoining cocktail bar. Elsewhere there is a similarly swish café area on a ballustraded first-floor gallery above the lobby.

Leisure facilities

The hotel’s fitness centre is very good, with a range of cardio machines. The wellness centre has massage rooms, a Jacuzzi and a pool beneath skylights in the ceiling. There’s also an atmospheric outdoor swimming pool on the roof.

Service

Good.

Who stays there

Business and leisure guests.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Good facilities
  • Well styled
  • Dohany utca isn't the prettiest of streets
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