Mamaison Hotel Andrassy

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Address: Andrassy ut 111, Budapest, 1063, Hungary

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.4

A deluxe, intimate hotel with an excellent restaurant on Budapest’s premier boulevard.

I find this hotel less formal and more relaxed in feel than others in the upper bracket – not only because of its small size (68 rooms/suites) and lack of high-blown ornamentation, but because it’s situated away from the busier streets at the very centre of the city. It was first constructed in 1937 in Bauhaus style, but received a thorough overhaul in 2007, and now has a classy but comfortable contemporary décor.

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
4.9
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

Located among the mansion houses and embassies of Andrássy út. City Park is a stone’s throw to the right, and the State Opera House and the café-bars of Liszt Ferenc tér a few hundred metres to the left. This is a good choice if you want to be within easy reach of the tourist centre without being completely in the thick of it – the M1 metro line runs beneath Andrássy út, so it only takes a few minutes to get in.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms are decorated with charcoal-greys, silvers, golds and the odd burst of burnt orange. There’s little that’s flashy – it’s all simple and functional – although the ambassador suite has a TV that rises from the base of the bed. Some rooms have showers and some baths, while all have free WiFi and a laptop-sized safe; most rooms (those above ‘classic’ category) have balconies.

Public areas

The lobby area lacks grandeur – this isn’t that sort of hotel. The colours are clean and modern, but the most notable aspect is perhaps the sheer number of comfortable sofas.

Eating and drinking

The hotel is home to the much-rated Baraka Restaurant, where the menu blends European and oriental influences. The decoration feels deeply sensual, with dark-wood tables and chairs upholstered in rich purple. A summer terrace overlooks Andrássy út, and offers a decent beer-drinking and people-watching position.

Leisure facilities

The hotel doesn’t have its own gym or spa, but the Széchenyi Thermal Baths are close by in City Park, and guests also have free use of the fitness room and sauna at the Residence Izabella (an apartment hotel that is also owned by Mamaison and is 250m down the road).

Service

The service is efficient.

Who stays there

Business people (the hotel can host meetings for up to 80 people), tourists and those with work to do at the embassies in the area.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Good, airy location
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Lacking in facilities
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