Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal

Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest, H-1073, Hungary
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Indulge in luxury

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 27, 2010

This is one of the remaining true Grand Hotels in Europe, built during the Belle Epoque, run down in the communist era, restored to old glory and reopened in 2003. It is all marble, stucco and gold. Sometimes it is a bit too much, I am afraid they wiped out the charm with the restoration and think it needs a bit more patina - maybe this will come as time goes by.

Location is very good, a tram stop is vis-a-vis, the metro only five minutes away. Opera is in walking distance and the popular hang out place Ferenc Liszt square with plenty of restaurants and cafes is just around the corner.

Service was impeccable, but I didn't ask for much, so I can't really comment.

The fitness and spa area is excellent. As hotel guest you change in your room, grabe the bathrobe and take the elevator down. Beautiful architecture in the spa, two jacuzzis, saunas, steambath, showers etc. The gym had surprisingly good machines. The maid hands out towels and provides water and fresh fruit.

Breakfast was a bit of a disappointment. Cereals were only cornflakes and dried fruit, no natural flakes/grain. The assortment of meat/salami/cheese was a bit small. They had several sorts of bread, but no dark bread. The loose Darjeeling was gone and despite I told them the first morning of my stay they didn't get any until I left three days later. A plus was freshly squeezed OJ (upon request) and freshly made eggs/omeletts. Yummy.

Unique Quality: I booked an Executive Single room (which was a double, single use) through the German travel agency DERTOUR. Got a great rate of 120 Euro per night incl. breakfast and the deal was stay 4 nights, pay only 3. So it came out as 90 Euro per night which is considerably less than the rack rate (and even the special offers directly from the hotel). The room was large, window to the atrium (which I didn't like but it's better than to the noisy street), with beautiful interior, equipped with everything you'd expect. A plus was the coffee/tea making facility. TV had many German and English channels. The bed was comfy (a bit on the soft side). Bathroom was really large with tub and shower. Bathrobe and slipper were provided. The prices for beverages from the mini bar were outrageous - no, thanks. Also, telephone rates are ridiculously expensive, even more than expected for a 5star hotel. Didn't use that either.

The advantage of an Executive Room (or higher category) is that you use of the Club Lounge is included. This Lounge is located on the mezzanin floor with view of the main hall/reception to one side and street to the other. They have three PCs with internet access (free), offer beverages/drinks (even alcoholic), snacks, desserts etc. for free from 6 am to 10 pm. An excellent value. The problem is you're tempted to eat/drink there instead of exploring Budapest's other nice restaurants/cafes.

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Great Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 31, 2008

Incredible service from all the staff. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. It's not right next to the Danube and the main shopping area, but is a nice 10-15 minute walk. There is a lot of other things around the hotel though.

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5 stars!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 13, 2008

Simply perfect, 4 wonderful days...ready to repeat same experience.

Unique Quality: Hotel Services

Royal Lounge
The complimentary services of the Lounge offer the following: buffet breakfast, afternoon tea with coffee and pastries, all-day refreshments and snacks, evening cocktails with canapes, library with an extensive selection of literature, selection of daily international and national newspapers and magazines, tv set with video tape recorder, business centre facilities, internet access, executive boardroom.

Royal Germaine Beauty Parlor
Hairdresser, Beautician, Pedicure & Manicure, Massage.

Business Centre with the following services:
Photocopy, printing, fax, CD and DVD writing, binding, transparency, Internet.

Early Bird Breakfast
Avalaible – free of charge - every day between 5am and 7am in the Royal Hársfa Room.

Other services
Free WiFi and high-speed cable internet access in all guest rooms
Royal Spa
Storage room
Room sevice
Souvenir Shop
Wake-up service
Non-allergic pillows
Non-smoking rooms
Garage for 250 cars and 7 buses
Pets allowed for additional charge
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Valet Service
Wheelchair access and rooms for disabled

Rooms they offers

Iron and ironing board
Electronic door lock with deadbolt
Minibar (for additional fee)
Electronic safety deposit box
Satellite television
Full bath amenities
Video account review
Video messages
High speed Internet access (for additional fee)
Voice mail
Individual climate control
Wake up service
In-room pay movies (for additional fee)

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A nice important hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 20, 2005

Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal is very nice. It is locate in the heart of the business district of Pest, just feq minutes by walk from the Opera and the Chain Bridge. In this five stars hotel you can find all you need to enjoy your journey in Budapest.

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The Royal lives up to expectations.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 18, 2004

We stayed for 3 nights in July 2004 and were very impressed indeed. The room was of a good size and spotlessly clean. All staff were very helpfull and friendly and we found the service to be faultless. The hotel is in a great location surrounded by numerous shops and restaurants. Trams pass by the door or the nearest metro station is 2 minutes by foot. The river Danube is a short walk away or 3 stops on the Metro for the weary. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a wide selection of hot and cold choices. My Wife opted for a freshly cooked omlette filled with the ingredients of her choice.

Unique Quality: The Grand Royal's strengths have to be it's location, quality of service, size and cleanliness of rooms. If I'm lucky enough to return to Budapest I know where I'll want to stay. We got a great rate through alpharooms.

Directions: Close to Oktagon Metro station.

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Address: Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest, H-1073, Hungary

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Amenities at Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kids Activities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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