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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, like almost all the luxury hotels in Budapest, has been rated between 4.5 and 5 (out of 5) on average in the various online hotel guest reviews. Kempinski Budapest, which has gathered a good hatful of awards since 1992, was the first member of The Leading Hotels of the World in Hungary. In addition, it has received the prestigious awards for "The best business hotel" "The best conference hotel" & "The most beautiful suite" (the Presidential Suite) in Hungary in 2007 at the 14th World Travel Awards. Wall Street Journal has dubbed this award the Travel Industry's Oscars (160,000 travel agencies in over 200 countries cast their votes). In 2006, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest was voted as the third Best Business Hotel in Eastern Europe at the Business Traveller awards. Global Finance chose Kempinski Budapest the Best Hotel in Budapest in 2006. Again in 2006, Travel + Leisure selected Kempinski Budapest, alongside with the neighbouring Le Meridien Budapest, as one of the 500 best hotels and resorts in the world to stay at (listed in the T+L 500). "Despite the advent of the Four Seasons Gresham Palace, the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal and other glitzy competitors, the Kempinski is still a top contender," according to Steve Fallon on Lonely Planet. It goes without saying, that Kempinski Corvinus, one of the most popular luxury hotels in Budapest, has been the regular home for celebrities and dignities returning to the city. Some of the names from the entertainment industry one cannot skip are Madonna, Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger, Antonio Banderas, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Eddie Murphey, Chick Korea, Bryan Adams, etc. etc. By the way, Bill Gates also chose Kempinski in Budapest, and let's not forget the celebrities of Formula 1 (e.g. McLaren and Renault teams - Lewis Hamilton). Go to the official website of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest to make your booking.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is only a few steps from the most popular (and touristy) fashion shopping streets, and the legendary River Danube, which divides Budapest into two halves, Buda and Pest. Ferihegy Airport is only a 30 minute drive depending on the traffic (20.5 miles / 13 km). It takes about 2-4 minutes to get to the central metro station in Deak Square where all the major metrolines come together in one thumping meeting point: this is the one and only metro stop where you can change from the blue (1), the red (2) or the yellow (3) lines to travel around the capital of Budapest easily and quickly. The yellow line was the first underground built on the European continent (excl. UK), and it runs along the famous and picturesque Andrassy Avenue up until the Heroes' Square, the City Park, etc. Besides the metros, you can also hop on the streetcars 47 or 49 to be at the Central Market Hall in 10 minutes. Another stop, and you are on the Buda side, right at the foot of the Gellert Hill, and next to the Gellert Spa Bath. I could go on and on. Kempinski, just like the neighbouring Le Meridien, has excellent location in the old city center - although neither can boast about a view of the fascinating Danube at night. The three-minute walk that separates Kempinski Budapest from the Danube is just blocked by other 19th century historical buildings and attractions. In return, many of the hotel windows are overlooking the green and recently renovated Erzsebet Park (Elisabeth Square), and the old town.
The 366 rooms of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus are very large compared to basic standards: I don't know if it is still true but one time Kempinski Budapest took pride in offering the biggest size luxury hotel rooms all over Budapest. The rooms are in exceptional condition just like the bathrooms, and most of them are not only spacious but also very bright. The tone of furnishing is set by the colors of maple wood, beige contrasted with black or blue contrasted with silver. There is ample working area in the guest rooms with large pale wood desks (with office tools like scissors, cellotape, paper clips etc.) & a pair of matching chairs and a complimentary internet access in all rooms (Kempinski Budapest, just like Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, is one of those handful of hotels that offer free wifi). While Standard rooms are overlooking to Becsi utca (Becsi Street) or the courtyard, Superior & Deluxe rooms are overlooking to the old city, the courtyard or the beautiful Erzsebet Park.
There are 3 luxurious rooms (wheelchair-accessible) with roll-in showers and support bars. Guestrooms have separate glass-doored shower cabins in addition to the bathtubs in the marble bathrooms. The decoration is mother of pearl mosaic chips set in the heated floors & walls. The bathrooms have telephones, scales, deluxe bathrobes & slippers, hair dryers and a generous selection of body-care items. As for the electronic chapter, there are flatscreen TVs with internet access, wireless keyboards, pay movies, 2-3 direct dial phones, fax/PC connections, a safe, The air-conditioning can be individually controlled. The 31 suites come in various forms: there are 2 lavish Presidential Suites of 1829 & 1937 square feet on the 9th floor, small presidential suites like the Herend Suite (1356 square feet in its size, antique furniture, Herend porcelains, etc.) or the Erzsebet Suite (1313 sqf), the Deluxe Suite (1356 sqf) or the Business Suite (506 sqf) are also ideal for holding small meetings, etc. In short, they provide modern deluxe comfort.
The hotel has an Asian accented spa area of 5375 square feet (built in 2005) with a wide variety of beauty treatments: e.g. the exclusive rejuvenating Ajaran treatment, which is the combination of Southeast Asian spa traditions and the recent findings of Western beauty researches (the Indonesian 'Ajaran' stands for 'teaching'), or the Detox Revival (a special clensing process), the Royal Lulur, which dates back to the 17th century, the Regenerating Source and Splash applying Asian spices, and so on. Sauna and steam room are free for guests. There are further related services, such as massage (Pantai Luar massage is a fusion of heat, massage & fragrant herbs), solarium, whirlpool, a fitness center, and many more.
There are various dining venues in Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. Ristorante Giardino serves Italian & Hungarian cuisine. Ristorante Giardino as well as Bistro Jardin has a thematic and seasonal treatment showing the gastronomical profiles of different regions in Hungary and Italy. For instance, forest mushrooms, berries, rabbit, game, trout, goat cheese, walnut from Orseg, a beautiful hilly-valley region in South-Western Hungary bordering Austria. Bistro Jardin has more than 150 wines (just forty types of Tokaj wine) that you can choose from. The Fish Market Buffet in Bistro Jardin serves fresh sea-food, where you can combine your own fish plate assisted by chefs. The Bavarian (German) Kempi Brauhaus is a casual restaurant & sports bar with a relaxed atmosphere and authentic German keller specialties giving a taste of the Beer Festival in Munich (Oktoberfest). Happy Hours and sports event gatherings are popular. Cigar aficionados will love the Corvinus Bar, which has a selection of the finest cigars (Peter Knoll Resident Manager & Member of the Rotary Club has established the Culinary and Cigar Society) and single malt whiskies. Twice a week there is live jazz music in the Corvinus Bar. Very Happy Hours are from 8 to 10 pm (drinks come in 2 at the price of 1). The Lobby Lounge is a nice cafe with live classical music. Try the Hungarian strudels if you have a sweet tooth or two (apple-pear, peach-cottage cheese, pumpkin-poppyseed, each with its own vanilla, cinnamon or punch sauce). As of November 2006 Kempinski Hotel Corvinus has Hungary's first certified TeaMasters on its staff (both trained in Frankfurt by the J. T. Ronnefeldt tea trading company).
Children are welcome in Kempinski Budapest. You can get cribs/ cots and babysitting services upon request. There is a Kempinski Junior Club (for children from 5 to 12 years old). No membership fee, but all kinds of discounts and gifts when dining with parents or when celebrating birthdays at Kempinski Corvinus. Sundays? "Park your car in the Kempinski Corvinus Garage free, leave the children in the Corvinus Kiddie Care Corner, enjoy a glass of local sparkling wine on us - and your Sunday brunch is only about to begin. The Kempinski Corvinus's Bistro Jardin is proud to re-open its signature Sunday feast featuring Mediterranean and Hungarian-inspired delicacies," says the Kempinski Corvinus newsletter. But what happens in the Corvinus Kiddie Care Corner? There is a nanny looking after your children, alternate weekly entertainments such as face painting, balloon games and clowns. In addition, there is a self-service corner with kids' favorites "such as hamburgers and French fries," which does not sound too healthy when you are working heavily on keeping your kids away from the fast-food/ fast-fat epidemic. Price is set per foot, so if your children are under 3.28 feet, they eat free, under 4 feet means a 50% discount, and adults at the full price of HUF 6,950 per person (approx. $30-35). Besides the tasty food, you will get one glass of sparkling wine, unlimited juices, water, tea or coffee, and parking is also included.
Now a relevant and recent quote from one the mums (Expedia) says "The hotel chain had a specific package for little ones, with their own toiletries, gift and child sized robes/slippers. My daughters loved all of this. the best bit was the complimentary milk at bed-time! They seemed slightly taken aback when we took them down for a swim in the pool complete with rings etc. However the spa/pool was less child orientated and the pool was small. Good location set in a green space with a small play area in the park just outside." And another reviewer from TripAdvisor says "Have stayed at the Kempinski a few times before I always thought of it as a business hotel as I don't remember seeing many kids there in the past. However my kids (5 and 2) couldn't have been made to feel any more welcome. They received a welcome gift in the room along with kids slippers and robes. They also loved phoning room service for their free bedtime milk each night. Breakfast was also free for under 6 yr olds. Location is excellent and the hotel offers everything you expect from a 5 star hotel. Concierge were fantastic offering loads of idea and tips for things to do, see, eat and drink." Recommended family programs in Budapest: Margaret island (Margit sziget), the Zoo, a boat trip on the Danube, the Palace of Miracles in Millenaris Park (on the Buda side), skating in the City Park.
Pets are welcome (extra charge).
Although there are no tea makers in the rooms, there are trained tea-masters in Kempinski Budapest, so if you are a tea drinker, you may wish to consult them. Smoking is permitted in designated public areas. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus provides high-speed Internet connection in all of its rooms free of charge, plus mobile internet connection through the LAN and WLAN networks in all public areas on the ground floor and on the first floor. The hotel has a rich art and antiques collection plus temp exhibitions. Kempinski Corvinus is just at the mouth of the very pleasant Andrassy Avenue (take a walk, it's worth it), a few minutes from St Stephen's Basilica, very close to the famous Cafe Gerbaud, etc. The hotel's name, 'Corvinus' comes from the Latin corvus (raven), which was the nickname of Hungary's greatest and, according to legends fairest king, King Matthias or Hunyadi Matyas in his original name He eliminated feudal anarchy in the 15th century Kingdom of Hungary. If you wish to buy a luxury gift, and don't mind having something fragile, the world famous Hungarian Herend porcelain sold in the hotel's store might be a good option.
The overall guest review evaluation shows that Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is a truly, absolutely five-star luxury hotel in Budapest: not only promising the top of the cream but living up to it with high-quality services, great food, wonderful spa treatments, helpful concierge, etc.. While almost every reviewer says 'great' 'excellent' 'very friendly' 'very helpful' 'great location' and 'would return to/ recommend it at any time', there are some recurring complaints and strange experiences: UK visitors lack the coffee and tea maker in the room (not that you cannot order tea for some good English pounds, but I assume it is a deafult setting for real tea drinkers). Also, visitors would expect to have at least one bottle of spring water for free in the minibar (which many found very expensive, but added that you can bring along your own drinks from the nearby stores). All visitors speak in high terms of the breakfast table, but quite a few add that the breakfast is outrageously pricy (one of the travellers claims that it is exceeding the Ritz) and suggests getting a good online deal on it so that it is included in the package. Good news for family travellers is that the hotel is highly praised for its children hospitality (special bathrobes, slippers for kids, free milk at night).
On the other hand, leisure holiday makers felt at odds with the business-like atmosphere (jeans vs. suits), and several remarks concerned the lack of warmth and individuality of the hotel (again, putting it down to Kempinski's 'soulless' business hotel image). A few of the guests stressed that it is worth asking for a view on the park, and several admitted that it is a pity that Kempinski has no view over the River Danube. A pleasant surprise might be that the hotel is not only super centrally located but it is also relatively quiet. Several guests have suggested dining at nearby restaurants that are reasonably priced. The beds and duvets as well as the spa got several compliments and exclamation marks too. Few added that the spa was small. I think one of the problems that the hotel could address is that some have noticed the presence of very attractive lone ladies loitering around, who appear to be high-end prositutes in the vicinity of the hotel, which mostly builds on businessmen. Just like other hotel visitors in Budapest, Kempinski Corvinus travellers have also noticed that people in Hungary are less 'keep smiling.' Very rarely though, but this cultural difference shows its traces on the hotel staff.
"Me and my boyfriend stayed in the hotel over the weekend. It was highly recommended to us by our Hungarian friends. And it was definately a good choice. We booked a deluxe room. At the arrival we got an upgrade to a suite. Very clean and pleasant room (number 800) and awesome view. Personnel was very friendly and helpful. Make sure to check out their piano bar with the live music every night...Very good location as well"
"I attended a work conference at the Kempinski. It is large and well appointed as you would expect. It is central and seems to be very well staffed. The style is standard and non discript. Comfortable and clean, but soul- less and devoid of personality. The hotel lacks warmth and individuality. However for the conference it was very apropriate. The food is available in abundance but dont look for anything that is low fat.....meat is either covered in cream, full fat milk or butter. The other option is pickled fish......."
"One of the best things this hotel has to offer is the location it's in... Our room was nice but nothing to brag about ,considering it's a Kempinski we were expecting a little bit more. As for the staff they were all extremely helpful. Breakfast was very good as well. We really enjoyed your stay and highly recommend this hotel."
"For our first time in Budapest this hotel was unbelievable. We had a very late checkin and they were very accomidating. They upgraded our room to a suite and we got free breakfast. We went to the bar a couple of nights and that was enjoyable. The location was fine probably would have liked a view of the river. The staff was very helpful and nice. Over all we had a great stay."
Actually this Hotel was my third choice for my most recent visit to Budapest. ,( The Intercontinental was sold-out & the Marriott is open but undergoing renovation ) . A Friend in Budapest booked the Kempinski for me and indeed it is... FIRST CLASS .Additionally, for a five- star property I thought the room rate was reasonable . Had requested a non-smoking room but when checking-in the clerk insisted that this type room was not available . Unfortunately, I had to get a little testy (not my style ) and insisted that this was just not acceptable.. I stood my ground and a comfortable NON smoking room suddenly became available!! After the incident at check-in , it was UP-Hill all the way... Breakfast & Dinner in the Restaurant were an additional plus. Only things missing to make it even more enjoyable was the lack of a coffee/tea maker in the room AND the stunning views of the Danube available from guest rooms at the Marriott & Intercontinental... If you are a light sleeper request an ODD numbered room they are quieter than those overlooking the street.
"This hotel has all you could want except a view of the Danube. It is nonetheless well located for the sights, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Luxurious room and bathroom with plenty of space. High prices in the bar."
"I stayed in this hotel on business, after getting a great rate at an online travel site. The room was very well appointed with all the mod cons. Pleasingly, the room was also quiet."
"One of the pluses of this hotel is the spa. There is a small pool, sauna, and wide range of treatments available. I used the pool every morning and had it to myself each time. My only gripe with the hotel was the cost of breakfast. I had a room only rate and if I had stayed in the hotel, breakfast would have come to over ｣15. I ended up at the Cafe Gerbeaud most mornings (just a block from the hotel) where you can have a nice coffee and breakfast (or a very nice bit of cake if you fancy it!)."
"Have stayed at the Kempinski a few times before I always thought of it as a business hotel as I don't remember seeing many kids there in the past. However my kids (5 and 2) couldn't have been made to feel any more welcome. They received a welcome gift in the room along with kids slippers and robes. They also loved phoning room service for their free bedtime milk each night. Breakfast was also free for under 6 yr olds. Location is excellent and the hotel offers everything you expect from a 5 star hotel. Concierge were fantastic offering loads of idea and tips for things to do, see, eat and drink."
"I stayed at the Corvinus for one night in June 2007...I was very impressed with the hotel from check-in to check-out. The room itself was spacious and tastefully furnished. It had a King bed, walk-in wardrobe, large bathroom, desk / working area, and a large TV. Although I wasn't in the room for all that long I was never disturbed by noise and didn't come across any housekeeping staff. There was a turn-down service between my checking in and when I eventually returned to the hotel to sleep...There are lots of restaurants and bars in the vicinity, and the hotel has its own eateries etc too. I didn't take them up on the offer of a 30 Euro breakfast though! My only complaint with my stay in Budapest was the number of men wandering around with girls who were clearly prostitutes... I was certainly aware of it more than I have been in similar standards of accommodation elsewhere. This may well just be a sad fact of life in Eastern Europe, and it's probably not fair to the hotel to mention that."
"The Kempinski is worthy of it's five stars. The staff are very helpful and the hotel beautifully presented. I loved the big bathroom but felt the room could have been a tiny bit larger. The breakfast is what you would expect in a five star with a good choice."
"Shopping, park, subway, bike rental,food, spas,casinos, EVERYTHING is so close by and the staff at the hotel are wonderful. You can charge subway tickets to your room, they help you make reservations to restaurants, clubs, ... my husband became ill adn they even got the doctor, medicine everything for us. bike rental behind the hotel, walk past the Mcdonalds coming from the Le meridian side and you will see an entrance into a building on the right!"
"The hotel has an amazing spa. We loved going sightseeing and knowing that we after a full day of walking around the city were coming "home" to whatever spa treatment we had booked that day. They even had a couples room, which makes this a great choice for a romantic city getaway. The room was large, and the bathroom was much larger and nicer than what you would normally find in Europe."
"We stayed here for two nights in mid-April. I can't really find fault with the hotel. The only thing stopping me from giving it a full five stars is that it was a more business traveller orientated hotel so didn't have that down to earth feel of a leisure traveller hotel. However, this meant the service we received at all times was top notch. The location was extremely good and we found some excellent restaurants nearby...The pool is very small but again there are several excellent sauna rooms offering a variety of experiences - swedish, steam, etc. Breakfast was definitely one of the best and most extensive I've experienced.Concierges struggled with English"
"Excelent breakfast,inclusive with champagne,many kinds of bread,cappuccino,caffe latte,eggs,waffles,pancakes and bananas.(week ends until 11 am).Water of the swimming pool was not warm. Restaurant Giardino excellent,both the food and the service. Check out very professional. If I come back to Budapest I'll definitely stay here again."
"We stayed at the Kempinski for 4 nights in early June as part of a month long 9 city trip including Germany, Austria, Budapest and Prague. The hotel was near the top of the 5 star hotels. The hotels location was great, as was everything else. Our room was on the eighth floor with a park view which was great. Request the park view. We went next door to the Le Meridian, and liked the Kempinshi much better. Deserving special mention was the buffet breakfast. Try to get it included in your rate as it is 30 euro per person. Money saving tip: We stayed Thursday through Sunday nights. I made 2 reservations, one for Thursday at the regular package rate. Another for the weekend at weekend rate. This saved about 250 euro. Worth a little typing. This was through the Kempinski web site."
"My husband a I have just returned from a two night stay in Budapest at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel and we made a good choice. Great location, helpful but discrete staff, lovely rooms and the best beds and fluffy duvets ever!! The breakfast is wonderful with all tastes catered for and even champagne available for bucks fizz if you want it. Try to catch afternoon tea or coffee in the reception lounge with live musicians seranading you from the balcony.The bar is atmospheric and again has live music but is expensive. All the restaurants serve a good standard of food and there is a two course lunch with coffee available at a reasonable price. For relaxed dining try the German beer keller with large portions of authentic German food and great beers. We are hard to please as far as hotels are concerned having had more than one bad experience, however on this occassion we had no cause for complaint and would return here again."
"The Kempinski Hotel is a good hotel. It lives up to its name. The hotel is well appointed and effort is made to make the guest comfortable. The rooms have all the amenities. The location is excellent ... In terms of the staff, my review is mixed. All were very helpful (housekeeping, valet, waitress, etc.) except the front desk and concierge staff. Some were very nice, but again, some. Most were very stuffy, unfriendly, and behaved as if they were doing you a favor. Granted this is epidemic Budapest, but still, it is unpleasant."
"The Kempinski hotel in Budapest is a perfect blend of old world elegance and new age construction. It isn't a renovated palace or anything of that sort, but the rooms and large and elegantly appointed in such a way that when inside you may just think of yourself as royalty. The hotel is very centrally located in Budapest, a few minutes walk away from Hungary's version of the Champs Elysee and equidistant from the Danube. You could typically walk everywhere you needed to from the hotel - the Palace is at most a 20 minute walk away and this is what probably makes the hotel perfect. In a city with much to see and do, a hotel centrally located but without the noise is something special indeed. The staff is very courteous and always available to help. I do remember however that they charge a ridiculous sum for a travel plug... A nice bar with live music is perfect for that evening drink and the restaurant serves a magnificent breakfast. You could find more reasonably priced hotels in the area (The Meridien next door comes to mind) but if it's comfort you are looking for after a long days sightseeing then the Kempinski is hard to beat."
"Being my girlfriends birthday, and our first Valentine's together, I thought I'd be a bit fancy, I couldn't have been more right! ... loved every moment. On arrival we were greeted by the reception staff who checked us in, gave us a three minute - virtual - tour (via a map) of the city, recommended some nice places to eat and hot spots to see. The room was fantastic, although I must admit, it's the first time I've stayed in a 5* hotel. View over the park and towards the Basilica was good. Bathroom was great, and lots of toiletries, towels, robes etc. In the morning we plucked up the courage to sample to the pool and spa area which, again, was great. The staff were friendly and welcoming and we felt very comfortable - although watch out for the naked businessmen...."
"My only point of contention with the hotel is the price of food and drink. As has been pointed out in many of the reviews, the mini-bar is extortionate - but we just bought our own bottles in the local shops and made some space for them. The shock came when, on our last night and dying for a cup of tea, on return from a local restaurant we ordered two teas and found it came to nearly 10 pounds - granted they were in fancy pots, with nice china."
"We stayed here for 1 night in April 2007, at the end of a 4 day stay in Budapest. Although the hotel was well designed and staff were helpful and efficient, we felt the hotel didn't quite live up to our expectations (perhaps we set them too high!) The hotel was a bit souless, although it had a good location and nice rooms. We are probably biased in our experience as there was a couple of large parties staying at the same time, which meant that things were rather crowded and a bit hectic at times. Although I know you pay for luxury hotels, I thought there could have been a few more freebies - a bottle of water in the room, that's not charged in the mini-bar would have been nice. Maybe that's just me! It is a nice hotel, but I'm not sure it gives the same value for money or wow factor that other hotels in Budapest would offer."
"My husband and I had the most delightful few days at the Kempinski Hotel in Budapest in February/March. Our room,although a standard, was more like a suite with the most comfortable beds and the pillows were just heavenly. Room service was most efficient on the one occasion we used it ,all of the staff were so friendly, polite and helpful. The breakfast buffet was the best we had seen since staying at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and the Concierge could not have been more helpful when asked to secure tickets for the ballet at The Opera House."
"Make no mistake, the Kempinski is a very good hotel if you're in Budapest on Business. As a leisure mini-break though - you'd do better staying at the Four Seasons if you're after a luxury break in a hotel with character."
"The front desk was very efficient, and the room comfortable. Nice bathroom."
"Breakfast at 30 euro was more expensive than the Ritz in London!."
"Nice location, but not on the river. Like another reviewer, also noticed the concentration of high-end prostitutes in the vicinity. Very persistent, & completely barking up the wrong tree as far as we are concerned (being gay!)"
"Went there for business, unfortunately just for 1 night so was not able to fully enjoy. The hotel meets 5 star standards, room and bathroom very spacious; great food etc! Only thing that could be improved...some staff were not as friendly as I would expect, though that could just be the Hungarian style. In a great central location, with the Danube close by. While I would go there privately, I might prefer a more indivual style hotel for a private trip, as it does have quite a business feel to it (the typical "hotel" look). I'm also not sure how expensive it actually is, so can't judge the value for money....Anyway, would have loved to have stayed longer!!
"We were really pleased we had chosen the Kempinski. A very good position close to the main shopping area. Luxurious contemporary decor. Bedrooms were very comfortable and bathrooms were beautiful with excellent showers. The spa area was orientally themed and uber luxurious. The pool was a bit small and unfortunately the wave pool jet didnt work whilst we were there, which was disappointing. The breakfast was excellent with a great choice and plenty of healthy options."
"Have just returned from a superb weekend break with my husband & 2 teenage sons. Hotel service, amenties and rooms were definitely 5 star and the staff were so helpful. .. The location of the hotel is very central for all the main sights, is only a short stroll from the Danube and is close to the underground system, trams and buses. "
"We stayed for our first wedding anniversary and were treated royally. The food was great, we had a lovely view of St Stephens from our room, the staff were attentive and friendly without being too much so. I would recommend it to anyone."
"This is a beautiful hotel from the lobby to the public spaces to the rooms themselves. All the modern amenities are here along with beautiful modern bathrooms that are equivalent to those found at a RitzCarlton or other 5-star property. Unfortunately, we hit a very warm period in Budapest where temparatures were in the upper 80's. The unfortunate part is that this hotel is very poorly air-conditioned. We could barely get the air up to an acceptable level and after the first day, they offered us a fan to help cool the room down. According to one of the bellhops, this is a continuous problem at this hotel. I would only return here in cooler weather."
"The spa and pool were luxurious, and almost empty, but there are many more 'proper' spas around the city that are more traditional and architecturally stunning."
"Overall, a lovely experience, if ruined only slightly by a large conference of pharmaceutical reps who dominated the place on the last two days."
"Overall facilities and services were very good. Food [especially breakfast - you must try their Bircher Muesli] good, spa area great."
"Despite the standard of the hotel, one quirk was the presence of high class [one presumes] prostitues in the lobby every evening. This amused our party, especially when one wasn't there."
"We stayed at the Kempinski for 5 nights and thorougly enjoyed our stay. From the pictures on various sites I was afraid the hotel was going to be a huge monstrosity, but it isn't at all. All the staff we encountered were very professional, helpful and friendly. One of the main reasons I wanted to stay at the Kempinski was for the spa, but we were very disappointed with it. The web site has a spa suite area with a large tub and shower area that two can use before getting massage, but they no longer have the bath available. We used the foot soaking tubs, which felt nice on our tired feet. It's not a very inviting spa area. The massage therapist at Szechenyi was incredible."
"Bar and restaurant prices expensive but then again it is 5 *, there are a couple of little shops in the vacinity to buy juice and water and only a fraction of the price of the mini-bar. The bathrooms are fantastic with a seperate bath and shower, lovely toiletries and a radio connected to the TV."
"Staff very friendly although did feel a little out of place wearing jeans and trainers as it seemed to be mainly business people staying there."
"Good hotel, comfortable well appointed luxurious room - well insulated, no noise from corridors or neighbours. Good bathroom with separate shower. Excellent location, underground exchange just outside for all 3 metro lines and bus # 16 outside Meridien goes up to the castle (you can pick up tickets fr concierge of either hotel). Lovely breakfasts, efficient housekeeping. Nice spa, very crowded on Saturday"
"The Bathrooms can be described by one word : Splendid . If i am going to go to this Hotel again it's due to their Bathrooms . Spacious ,Very Luxurious Marble , Large Bath , Bath Tube , Floor Heating , Hair Dryer , and Even a Phone ( The Room had Three Lines ) . The Shower is so powerfull and nice .Mini-Bar Prices Are extremly expensive so pay attention of what you take , tempation is really high as they have delicous things"
"Very helpful staff at the front desk. Everything we bought in the hotell (spa,drinks in the bar etc) went on the room bill. They made our beds 2 times a day. Very good hotell, but the room could have been alittle more satisfying. "
"This hotel has everything you need the location the service the lovely friendly staff.The spa was out of this world & breakfast was excellent.We were upgraded on arrival at now extra cost as it was our 25th anniversary.Dinner in the hotel very nice a bit expensive but what you would expect for a 5 star hotel.We will go back to this hotel in the future for sure,we really enjoyed been pampered."
"Hotel was superb. Breakfast was a great selection of foodstuffs. On arrival we were upgraded to a better room. Room was very well decorated and spacious. Staff were very friendly and helpful. A 5 star hotel with 5 star staff."
"After a week of working in europe and experiencing some excellent hotels, this compared more than favourably. Rooms of high quality, staff very helpful, particularly at breakfast and the food was also excellent. Keep up the good work"
"The reception and common areas were very nice. The actual rooms were also lovely however i thought they could have been a bit more modernly decorated. Breakfast was great, but we didn't have any other meals in the hotel. Location is excellent. Extras, minibar, spa treatments etc are outrageously expensive. Overall, although i couldn't fault anything about the hotel, i personally thought the hotel was a little stuffy and probably wouldn't stay there again. It may be more suited to older persons."
"The best of all was the location. In the very center of the city with easy access to everything. Main metro station with 3 lines close by. Opera in a walking distance. The room was large and bright. Super clean, no spot whatsoever. Breakfast buffet very rich and the service superb"
"Great room, 1st class service throughout, nothing was too much trouble.Everywhere was spotlessly clean.Food was excellent, spoilt for choice at breakfast. Everything you would expect from a kempinski hotel."
"Nice, spacious superior room and bathroom with walk in shower and bathtube. Wonderful breakfast buffet and excellent service. Perfect location , near main subway station dek ter and bus going up to the castle."
"My husband and i have had a great time in the kempinski hotel corvinus, budapest.A 5 star hotel with 3 star prices, and with really 5 star service. The breakfast every morning with champagne ,the dinner, the rooms(all good size, with beautiful bathrooms) and of course the location, near to all the major transportfacilities and the major sights of budapest even all reachable on foot from the hotel, everything from the beginning till the end of our stay was excellent.When we go back to budapest, i will certainly go to the kempinski again and make the reservation through yeego."
"Rooms fantastic, well furnished ,large,excellant food,good location, staff very helpful,speaking very good english, concierge brilliant.!mini bar in room was extortionate prices,expected it to be pricey but not ridiculus. (｣7 for small bottle water!)"
"Having stayed in the kempinski corvinus hotel budapest i found the staff and environment exceptional. The choice on offer for breakfast in the morning was excellent that catered for anyones' diet. The rooms were spacious and were very well maintained."
"From the instant my taxi arrived at the door to the time my taxi left for theairport the service offered was excellent. I was there with my assistant for a complete rest. and this is what I had. The sauna and fitness centre provided me with a good chance to recharge my batteries. The food at the areas that I used was very good. My only dissapointment was that I was not able to get a good cup of english tea. The location was very good and enabled my to visit the centre of the city (I cannot walk very far or fast) I will definately be visiting this hotel again in the near future"
"From the doorman's initial reception to his final good-bye the Kempinski Hotel offers its guests the highest quality of service, always with a pleasant smile. Clean, comfortable, central location provides an ideal place to spend one's time in Budapest."
"Good breakfast but when the breakfast room was crowded, the staff didn't handle the situation and one cup of coffee took 20 minutes to get. But they manage to change this during our stay! "
"The hotel and room were clean, the staff was helpful, if a bit cold, and the room well-appointed. It is well-located and I would stay there again."
"Great location. 50 yards from underground hub. Walking distance to the Danube. 5 star luxury, its main focus is as a business hotel."
"The hotel chain had a specific package for little ones, with their own toiletries, gift and child sized robes/slippers. My daughters loved all of this. the best bit was the complimentary milk at bed-time! They seemed slightly taken aback when we took them down for a swim in the pool complete with rings etc. However the spa/pool was less child orientated and the pool was small. Good location set in a green space with a small play area in the park just outside."
"I have stayed here 3 or 4 times on visits to Budapest. I don't like the city but this hotel makes it all worthwhile. Great service (they remember my likes and dislikes from last time), great staff, beautiful surroundings. Great food and a really good bar downstairs (the Brauhaus)."
"The hotel Kempinski was exactly as previous reviewers suggested; very conveniently situated for reaching a range of sights and offering a very high quality of service. In particular, the staff couldn't be more helpful. Everyone from the concierge through to the bar staff and waiters was extremely friendly, polite and efficient. ...We were a party of three, sharing a superior room and found that there was plenty of space even with the roll up bed (which was very comfortable). The bathroom was exceptional and the shower one of the best I've used!"
"Drinks and food quite expensive though, but plenty of places nearby to eat and drink!"
"Although travelling with a 4 year old & the Kempinski being more of a buisness type hotel, we as a family had a great stay. We were well looked after and enjoyed all the hotels facilites, the hotel provided a great base to visit the sights and attractions of Budapest.I would recommend the Kempinski to both buisnessman, and holiday-maker alike."
"This is an excellent hotel. All staff were helpful and friendly. It is so convenient to walk to places you will want to see. The only negative item was our AC did not seem to come on to cool down the room...it was checked and found to be AOK, but never did really cool us down like we wanted!"
"Impeccable as ever"
"it was definitely the best top end hotel I've ever stayed in. The service was impecable and the price of room service was surprising reasonable too - bonus! Although in Budapest as tourists, the great deal that expedia offered meant we could treat ourselves. After long hard days of sightseeing it was fantastic to go back to some luxury for relaxation. The hotel is idealy situated for access to all the major places."
"There are several funky restaurants in the streets surrounding this hotel. I was surprised at how very reasonably priced they were too."
"Excellent hotel. We secured a great deal via expedia and had a lovely room looking over the square. Hotel very much geared towards business travellers and top end of market, and so felt slightly out of place in jeans sometimes. Just be wary of the buffet breakfast - amazing spread (including champagne) but on the pricey side...Skip the buffet breakfast!"
"The service was professional, friendly and polite. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel was excellent for sight seeing in Budapest. I would highly recomment this hotel to any would-be travellers to this city."
"We would definately stay here again. The only complaint would be the temperature in the rooms. Although there is independant heating in the bedroom this is largely ineffective and with limited opening on the windows this can make for a stuffy nights sleep."
"We stayed here for a 4 night break & would highly recommend it.We were celebrating our engagement & the hotel had champange in the room when we arrived.The room was fabulous, spacious, immaculate and the bathroom was superb.The bed was so comfortable.Shopping is not good at all in Budapest so we spent two 1/2 days in the spa-the ambiance & setting was amazing and "luxury" all the way.The pool, while small, was really nice.The staff were fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful.One small criticism-breakfast to the room one morning for one person cost a fortune...It is so ideally located, 5 mins to the River and 2 mins to the main shopping streets."
"This is one of the best hotels we have stayed in, and had everything you could think of. It is right in the centre of town, next to all the shops. The hotel staff could not do enough for you, and would help you in any way they could. The prices are what you would expect of a 5* hotel for food and drink, and if you dont want to spend that much, there are plenty of places around as an alternative anyhow. As mentioned before there is no Tea & Coffee in the rooms, but room service will bring you a jug of it (3-4 cups) for about 4quid. The rooms are very very good, with every thing you could want. The Spa is incredible, the staff exceptional, and treatments amazing, but again the prices reflect that of a hotel this quality. There are very various steam rooms and sauna, nice pool, and well equipped gym."
"Fab hotel, we could not fault it. The staff were extremely helpful. The bedrooms are clean and well stocked, but did miss the tea making facilities in the room. We would go back to Budapest and stay in this hotel. Excellent choice for breakfast and a fair price. Location is very central and easy to get around on public transport."
"I canoot believe how helpful staff where in this hotel. Nothing was too much trouble, and the cleaning was second to none. We particularly enjoyed the Hungarian Theme night in the restraunt, the food being absolutely delicious. A definate must for your stay. The hotel is perfectly located. All in all 10/10 The only thing I did miss where tea and coffee making facilities in the room, but I guess that is a British thing!!"
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