Have you ever woken up in a hotel and never wanted to leave the room? This the Prestige Hotel in Budapest was the first one for me.
One of many this summer.
On a short weekend break in Budapest, I found this gem of a hotel, hidden in a small narrow street close to the river. I was so impressed with the whole service and accommodation and I thought it deserves a special little place on this blog, and it’s own post.
Let me introduce you to Prestige Hotel in Budapest, I think you might quite like it!
location: close to the chain bridge and Danube river, the hotel is a walking distance to the Parliament building (10 mins walk) and other attractions. We arrived to the bus station and the taxi drive was around 15-20 minutes and costs 15 eur.
prices: standard rooms are from 125 eur per night (without breakfast)
booking: I use booking.com
A relative newcomer to the Hungarian hotel scene, Prestige Hotel in Budapest was opened in April 2015. Positioned in a center of Budapest, close to some big-name hotels, it offers a unique accommodation experience – an opportunity to make you feel special thanks to a five star service (for prices that don’t really reflect that), beautifully designed rooms and courtyard and a bed that might as well be made out of clouds. More on that later.
Reflecting a strong middle-class influence from the 1960s, the hotel previously served as a residential complex and later as an office building.
A couple of talented designers got together and the result is simply breathtaking, in it’s simplicity.
The entrance to the hotel is from a small side street, where you only see a stone plague on the wall.
As you come in through the beautifully lit hallway, you arrive at the – what used to be – a courtyard.
Dominated by a gigantic Swarovski crystals chandelier, IPE Cavalli furniture, hand-painted English silk wallpapers, floor covering strewn with bronze grains, premium quality Harlequin Leonida Velvet textiles.
And last but not least, reception desk decorated by beautifully attired handsome staff – to my joy, mostly men.
Almost all the rooms in the hotel overlook the beautiful courtyard, which is lit up by the glass ceiling and this big boy.
After I finished stroking the satin sofas and feasting my eyes on the sparkles around me, it was time to check-in and see our room.
The staff at the concierge desk were extremely friendly and polite. After a quick check-in, we were ready to see our room on the second floor.
We had a standard double room, with a view to the courtyard.
What a beauty! Looked exactly like on the pictures we saw online.
The room has a good size TV, desk with chairs, very good size bathroom, well stocked up mini bar and plenty of room in a spacious wardrobe.
But let’s not forget the main thing.
Hand on heart, this is the most comfortable bed I have slept in my life.
It got so bad that on Saturday night I was rushing my husband back to the hotel so I could stretch myself on these clouds they call bed. It was that good.
I tried to remind myself to lift the covers and check the brand or makers of the matrace, but my old head got in the way and I didn’t manage to check it.
If there is one experience I remember very vividly from the whole trip, in addition to the food – it will be the sleep in this bed.
Have you seen the pillow menu yet?
You could choose from three different types of pillows, beautifully assembled on the bed.
I wish I could just move here indefinitely.
The room had also a small door leading to the courtyard balcony, which was sadly locked.
I presume to prevent 200 guests instagramming themselves every morning from their balconies.
Our complimentary water AND a complimentary chocolate! (below)
Big points were scored when I discovered Nespresso machine in our room, complete with a selection of different coffees.
A well-stocked mini bar which was raided on a few late night occasions.
Fitness bag in case you decide to visit the pool or gym.
Another thing which ticked a lot of boxes were the organic toiletries made from natural ingredients.
I haven’t seen many hotels putting that much effort into providing chemical-free toiletries for guests. Well done Prestige!
From what I understood, the hotel doesn’t have it’s own restaurant, but is partnered with a restaurant next door, Costes Downtown, which happens to have a Michellin star and was chosen as the 25th best restaurant in the world.
If I knew this earlier, I would have booked our dinner there – lesson learned!
That’s also reflected in the price of breakfast and lack of room services, which are normally a standard in a similar hotel.
The restaurant is accessible from the lobby of the hotel, and we popped there for a cocktail before a night out.
The hotel had the best service you could wish for, the staff were extremely helpful, booking restaurants and taxis at a request, helping with luggage and logistics. If you’re ever visiting Budapest, don’t miss a chance and stay in this place, it’s one of the best hotels I’ve stayed in.
I hope you enjoyed this short tour of the hotel as much as I enjoyed staying there.
PS: This is not a sponsored post but my honest recommendation