InterContinental Budapest

Our last home during this amazing trip through Prague, Vienna and Budapest was the InterContinental Budapeste, which revealed to have the best view over the city. With the Buda Castle showing up on the other side of the Danube!

InterContinental Budapeste, with several years of experience in the art of welcoming, is strategically located on the Pest side, in front of the complex of the Buda Castle, with a wonderful view to it and to the imposing Széchenyl Lánchíd Bridge.

Besides these two spots, the hotel also has the particularity of being located near to one of the most famous streets in town, Váci Utca, full of coffee shops, restaurants, stores, bars, bookstores, and lots of animation! One of the oldest and well known in the city.

First Impression:
Following what I was saying, even before entering the hotel, we can rejoice with the incomparable beauty of the Buda Castle, which by itself is impressive enough.

Already inside, we find the usual bustle of urban and business hotels of the InterContinental Group, full of old and future guests, being effectively taken care off.

The hotel, besides being old and elegant, gives a modern and current touch, with details of the past. Maximum score to the amazing wood wall, in front of the elevators, with several sculpted figures, making us feel like kids again!

Lounge of the Club InterContinental

After this first observation over the hotel, we are kindly forwarded to the reception, and welcomed by the team who sent us to the private check-in of the Club InterContinental (I can’t get tired of saying how much this service is worth it). We were accompanied to the reception of the InterContinental CLub Lounge, we made the check-in, comfortably seated, and were offered a drink while it took place, and the employee gave us a lot of ideas to our visit around the city.

After the check-in, we were accompanied to our bedroom.

Speaking of bedrooms, there are 402, of different types, Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and Suites (Junior, Executive and Presidential).

We stayed in a wonderful Deluxe, with which I fell in love right away, with a direct view to the Castle, the Bridge and the Gellért Hill, we arrived at the hotel in the middle of the afternoon, so two hours later, the lights of the Castle and the Bridge lit to illuminate our souls with so much beauty.

In the bedroom we had waiting for us some fruit, wine and sweets, and a comforting warm environment that instantly made us relax.

The bed was huge and soft, the pillows giant as I like, and the modern environment of the decoration was perfectly allied to sophistication and comfort.

Less positive note to the bathroom, quite small, at least for me, as you know I have a fetish for this room!

However it had all the amenities needed to assure a perfect stay.

Didn’t I say the room had the best view over the city?

Noteworthy that once we were covered by the Club InterContinental, everyday of our stay was filled with small pamperings, delicious scones, or a wonderful apple pie accompanied with chocolate sauce.

The hotel has two gastronomical options, the Corso Restaurant and the Corso Bar, both fitted with terraces with the best view over the city (I can’t get tired of saying this!).


The first option serves the best we can find in the Hungarian gastronomy, combined with current and creative techniques. It’s also the space of breakfast, where we could enjoy a huge selection of treats, from the Hungarian charcuterie to the sweets and the most varied egg dishes.

It has a relaxed environment with the elegance of the city, naked of pretentiousness, ideal for family or business meals.

As to the Corso Bar, its cosmopolitan environment and its piano make the honors of the house, ideal in the evenings and nights, to enjoy a good wine or a cocktail, delighting yourselves with the city with all the lights.

The usuals of a luxury hotel are there, of course, like the Room Service, Concierge, Limousine, transfer to and from the airport, laundry, ATM, possibility of bringing animals, among others.

As I said, InterContinental Budapest is, by excellence, a business hotel, so the first floor has 12 rooms fully equiped to receive between 10 to 850 people for congresses, conferences, weddings and diverse parties.

Concerning comfort and relaxation, the hotel doesn’t disappoint, so, also on the first floor, we have the Spa InterContinental, constituted by a warm pool, sauna, Turkish bath, a 24h gym and a series of individual rooms where it is possible to experience relaxation treatments inspired in the Hungarian traditions of the famous thermal baths.

I coudn’t fail to remind you (I know I do it every time I write about the InterContinental Group!), to the frequent clients of the group, InterContinental Budapest presents the Club InterContinental, with its pleasant Club Lounge on the 1st floor, with library, internet access, international newspapers, printer, fresh beverages throughout the day, breakfast and a selection of alcoholic drinks and snacks in the evening. As I previously said in other articles, for $200/year you can have access to this kind of lounge, private and quicker check-in and check-out and an up-grade in the bedroom typology, in any stay on the hotels of the group.

Despite being a business hotel, with the typical always present bustle, the team is very well prepared (probably very well used to!) and responds to our needs without any trouble.

They were quite helpful with the organization of our guide to visit the city, with important tips, only possible to give by those who know the city, and always available with smiles on their faces.

InterContinental Budapeste is already an hotel landmark in the city, being awarded for three years in a row, with the high distinction of the World Travel Awards of Hungary´s Leading Business Hotel, and also won, this year, the Hall of Fame, given by Tripadvisor for having the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.

Besides all this merit, it is, since 2013, an hotel with the Green Globe certificate, the global certification for sustainable tourism. The certification is reserved only to companies and organizations committed to do positive contributions for the people and the planet.

For all this and much more, and for all our experience in Budapest, I can say that if your next destination is this wonderful city, don’t miss the stay at  InterContinental Budapest.

InterContinental Budapest
Bedrooms from 85€
Apaczai Csere J.U.,  12-14 – Budapest

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Text: Cíntia Oliveira | Photos: Flavors & Senses with Sony A7S

We were at InterContinental Budapest by invitation of the IHC Group, whereas this not alter our work, being the opinion and the text of the exclusive responsibility of the author.

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