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.
Eating and drinking
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.
Who stays there
Business guests who find the suites' kitchens are handy during longer stays, and tourists who enjoy the yesteryear elegance.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Escaping the crowds
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Classical elegance
- Large and well-equipped suites
- Good location
- No fitness facilities