Le Meridien Budapest

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Address: Erzsebet ter 9-10, Budapest, 1051, Hungary

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.6

Opulent, pricey Budapest hotel that oozes class throughout.

It would take a harsher critic than me to find fault with this hotel. Occupying the protected Adria Palace, it has an impressive lobby, a central atrium covered with a stained-glass dome, plush bedrooms and top facilities.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.7
90%
Leisure facilities
4.5
90%
Service
5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.8
90%

Location

In the city centre: overlooking Erzsébet tér, a very short stroll from Vörösmarty tér (and coffee and cake at the famed Gerbeaud) and the river.

Bedrooms

The 218 rooms (including 26 suites) are ranged around the central atrium. They vary in size according to price, but they are all richly-furnished with bedspreads adorned with floral motifs and curtains of gold and blue. The bathrooms include separate shower and tub, and have marble floor and sink. Free internet access is offered (via a cable – wireless comes at a charge).

Public areas

The lovely lobby features floors of green- and cream-coloured marble, hanging wall drapes and a central white-crystal chandelier. The lobby leads into the atrium, and the main restaurant beyond.

Eating and drinking

The formal Le Bourbon restaurant offers high-quality French cuisine, including a cheese selection which is sourced weekly direct from Paris. Adjacent to it is The Atrium, set beneath the stained glass dome of the atrium (the clue’s in the name), and more relaxed in tone. In addition to the usual lighter dishes and cakes, it hosts a brunch buffet on Sunday between 12pm and 3pm. There’s also a comfortable lobby lounge area and a bar with live piano music. The lavish buffet breakfast is not included in the room price.

Leisure facilities

For those interested in fitness and relaxation, there’s a health club on the top floor, featuring an atmospheric swimming pool covered with a roof of glass panels, a sauna, a steam bath and a gym.

Service

Immaculate and efficient.

Who stays there

Tourists with money to spend, business people, celebrities and world officials. George Bush stayed here in 2006, for example.

Amenities

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

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Beautifully-furnished and equipped
  • Expensive
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