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Boscolo Budapest , Hungary

Boscolo Budapest Budapest, Hungary

Boscolo Budapest

Location

The resort can be found on the traffic-heavy Amazing Boulevard, which is not the prettiest place in town but is suitable for the primary tourist websites. It is a 10-minute walk into Váci utca and two stops on the subway from Blaha Lujza tér into Deák tér.

Design & personality

If you like joyous, strutting, over-the-top architectural layout afterward the Boscolo will suit you a deal. The construction was the job of architects Alajos Hauszmann, Flóris Korb and Kálmán Giergl from the 1870s, its diverse layout motivated from the flamboyance of the Italian Renaissance. The New York Café is its centrepiece, dripping with gilding and adorned with intricate frescoes. Rooms are ranged over four floors around a huge courtyard lobby that is laid with granite marble and topped with a glass pyramid roof. It is all immaculately performed, the attention to detail methodical — indeed, sometimes it borders on feeling too manicured.

Service & centers

Service is usually good, as you would expect. The waitress within my meal at the New York Café was originally somewhat stiff — especially in her unapologetic excuse that the restaurant didn’t provide tap water once I asked it but she heated up much after that. Nothing is missing. There is a spa with steam room, sauna and tea lounge, an atmospheric comfort pool in a place made to feel like the interior of a cave, and also 2 well-equipped physical fitness suites.

Bar
Exercise center
Laundry
Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Room support
Sauna
Spa
Steam room/hammam
Wi-Fi

Rooms

The primary hotel has 185 rooms (in groups of classic, exceptional, exclusive and different suites), each showing the style and costly taste you would expect of Italian owners. You will find plush plum coloured rugs, gold drapes held back with golden rope ties, mahogany furniture and a principal Murano chandelier. A number of the furnishings are imported from Italy, such as rose-coloured marble at the decent-sized baths, which have separate shower and tub. There is a safe and minibar, needless to say, but free coffee and tea is provided only in the suites, and it can be a minor black mark.

Food & beverage

Even the New York Café has quite a rich history, which it proceeds to play in spades. In the first years of the 20th century that this was a significant meeting place for Budapest’s literary and literary titans; it’s said that the author Ferenc Molnár once hauled the keys into the café to the Danube from the expectation of getting it into start round the clock. Many tourists visit just to shoot photographs of the inside, craning necks to respect the ceiling frescoes, gilded stucco work and Venetian chandeliers. The sumptuous result is dampened by quite cheap-feeling seats and tacky laminated menus, but the air is more vibrant and cacophonous. The café provides a limited choice of foods (three courses with wine will most likely put you back about HUF15,000 (#34)) — and this is where breakfast is served (hot and cold buffet for $25 (#18)) — however the adjoining Salon Restaurant is your place for fine diningroom, where chef András Wolf cooks contemporary takes on traditional Hungarian dishes. Throughout the night, a pianist tickles the ivories from the Nyugat Bar, a lavish drinking hole with red leather and carpet trimming which has the overall bearing of a gentleman’s club.

Value for cash

Double rooms from $250–400 (#177-#284); include $35 (#25) for exceptional rooms and $50 (#35) for exclusive rooms (that include a balcony). The resort offers over 100 flats in the Boscolo Home, lying on a parallel road, and accessible to both- and short term guests. This is only one of the city’s most expensive resorts, but it never seems to be otherwise. Free Wi-Fi.

Accessibility for guests with disabilities?

There are 3 wheelchair-tailored rooms (on the second, fourth and third floors).

Family-friendly?

Cot-beds and connecting rooms are available.

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