Ideal for… a grand stay in Budapest (it has been said Director, Wes Anderson was inspired by the hotel for the movie – The Grand Budapest Hotel)
What: Corinthia Hotel, Budapest
The Rooms: Spacious, quite modern compared to the exteriors – but space in Europe definitely feels like the ultimate luxury. I stayed in a junior suite, which was lovely – interior was – it was quite simple, but the wow factor goes to the gorgeous walk in closet I had.
The Toilets: Corinthia Hotels use ESPA products, and the Budapest one was no different.
The Breakfast: Even though I had the option of the breakfast in the lobby, as well as the lounge – I opted for room service on all the days due to the early starts. One thing the Hungarian do really well is their homemade butter, so the pastry basket was on point.
The Food (restaurants & bars):
-Sky Lounge with a view
-Caviar & Bull (order their beef tartare and their homemade truffle butter)
Pool, Spa & Gym: Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, the Royal Spa is worth checking out. They have a gorgeous 15 metre swimming pool (the spa used to be a Turkish Hammam years ago). The spa uses ESPA products for all their treatments – I got a full body massage on one of the days, and a foot massage on another.
Price: Starts at EURO300
-The Location: close to everything and quite central
-Bedtime chocolates: Every night the hotel leaves homemade chocolates with a different fruit filling -as well as a note card with the fruit’s benefits.
-The design: Fell in love with Budapest’s grand architecture, and you definitely feel that within the hotel’s design.
-The service: If there’s one thing the hotel really aced, it’s their service. The staff were super sweet, incredibly helpful and very accommodating.