Pest-Buda Hotel - Design & Boutique

Fortuna utca 3, Budapest, Hungary
Buda Castle
11 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Life on the Buda side of the Danube can feel like coming unstuck in time. You have some elevation in these parts, which means extraordinary views of the river, the fabulously ornate Matthias Church, and the painstakingly reconstructed Buda Castle complex, plus plenty of wooded hiking trails on the way up. Not too shabby a hilltop, we must say, a sentiment seemingly shared by the folks behind Baltazár — they’ve opened a sister hotel and bistro, Pest-Buda, within spitting distance of these historic heavyweights. Then again, when you situate your boutique on the site of Hungary’s oldest hotel, opened in 1696, you’ve got a claim to the “historic heavyweight” moniker yourself.

Designers Tibor Somlai and Géza Ipacs imbued the interiors with radiant warmth in terms of both palette — rose, gold, ecru, umber — and material, balancing rustic Hungarian oak flooring with luxe down duvet covers, area rugs, and the building’s original Baroque brick roof. Mid-century elements should prove a draw for those with a taste for the finer things: vintage suitcases, leather-accented seating, retro Smeg minifridges, and copper lamps with Edison bulbs create an aura of retro bemusement. Pack lightly; local laws prohibit the installation of an elevator in so old a building.

Mornings and evenings, the bistro’s terrace offers downright magical views of Hess András Square’s elaborate ashlar stonework and patinated sculpture. The kitchen is authentically Hungarian, plating hearty beef goulash and chicken paprikash against a homey backdrop of graceful banquettes and arched bookshelves. Take your meal — and explore the all-Hungarian wine list — outside, weather permitting, plotting your next move in the shade of the cheery awning. Pest’s thrumming ruin bars are just half an hour away by tram, but we have a feeling you’d prefer the scenic route over the Chain Bridge at sunset.

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Pest-Buda Hotel - Design & Boutique
Fortuna utca 3, Budapest, Hungary
Buda Castle

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Reception hours is from 7am to 7pm (hotel local time) daily. Arrival outside of these hours will have to be informed, so that hotel can provided self check-in procedures.
  • Baby cots and extra beds are available on request.
  • Extra beds have a supplement of 40 EUR per person/per night.
  • Pets under 65 pounds are allowed at Pest-Buda Hotel for a fee of 20 EUR per night.
  • Please note that upon arrival, Pest-Buda Hotel will place a hold on your credit card for 100% of your total reservation and an additional 150 EUR (released upon check out).
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

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