"A warm hotel in freezing Budapest"
one of the reasons that i have visited budapest is to check out the fourseason hotel there since im kinda of fourseason addict. upon check in i had 2 incidents already. 1- i have sent a car to my friend who was arriving on different flight however due to techinical problems at the airport immegration all the arriving passenger have been delayed for 2 hours stuck inside the airport and thats when the hotel transportation have decided to leave the airport taking into consideration that no other passengers have left the airport. for such hotel they should deal with more experienced car rental company where they would know that there might be a problem behind the reason of not having any passeneger coming out of arrival. 2- i have specifically spoken to Steven over the phone to inform him that we need twin bed room instead of my original booking of 1 kind bed room and he confirmed my request. however upon the check in our room was only a kind bed. having said that the hotel never seem to stop impressing me with the way they solve any incident . the transportation fees has been of course removed from the bill. and the room has been upgraded to category where they offer twin bed without any extra charges. The hotel it self is perfectly situated with amazing view. The spa and swimming pool are beautiful and clean. segregated spa facilities for men and women. the break fast restaurant is really cool , the bar is really nice and causy with delicious food. The concierge is helpful. All in all i was not disappointed and left happy for the experience
"Overall, probably the place you'll want to stay, but don't assume you'll get that view."
We normally stay at the Kempinski when we come to Budapest, but this time we decided to try something different with a different view, and upgrade to the 4 Seasons. Firstly – Even though the hotel has great views over the Danube, don’t assume you’re going to see it from your bedroom unless you’re paying top dollar. Most of the rooms either look out into the internal courtyard where your net curtains need to be closed all the time (unless you like the people opposite marking you on your wardrobe choices for the day) and if you want to get any idea about what the weather’s like when you wake up, you have to crane your neck up and guess the colour of the sky. Better to have the view onto a side street where if you stick your face to the glass you can just about see towards the river and get an idea if the sun’s out or if it’s snowing. So – if it’s views you want, you’re much more likely to get one at The Kempinski. The rooms are generally spotless with decent pillows (about 8 of them), towels and linen, although in a freezing January, all of us had real heating issues – either too hot or too cold. The answer is turn off the heating and use the warm duvet and you’ll be ok. Don't worry about getting a room high up to avoid traffic noise. All are double glazed and quiet. Bathrooms all have baths and showers (which are frustratingly weaker on the water pressure than you’d expect for a hotel like this) and have marble floors – which could do with being heated in the winter too. Otherwise, the hotel is a joy and overall we’ll definitely be back. Buffet style breakfasts are great (once you’ve worked out how to use the ridiculously over-engineered toasters), service - surly waitress in the bar aside – is tip-top – right down to bottles of water and towels for returning morning runners (a nice touch) – and the only thing which is not up to scratch is the 5th floor gym. As I write, they’re doing up the spa and swimming pool and I hope this will include the gym, which looks as tired as you feel the moment you step through the door. It’s one of those awkward almost windowless spaces that saps your energy as soon as you walk in, even though you did so with the best intentions. My advice if you want to keep fit – use the excellent running map from the concierge to base your river runs on… You’ll be much happier to get out and get some fresh air before tucking into your vast breakfast.
"IDEAL ACCOMODATION IN BUDAPEST"
This hotel is near in the centre of Budapest and the room has ideal view. Τhe staff were very polite and very helpful in that we asked.Breakfast was very good but we would like to be later than 10:30 due to the Christmas days
Budapest should be on your list of cities to visit and Gresham Palace is a wonderful experience. The staff is top notch, the rooms are huge and perfectly maintained, the views are excellent, the building is a work of art, and the location is ideal. There is much to do within walking distance: opera, sight seeing, excellent restaurants, and interesting shopping. Take advantage of the excellent concierge and try to get front facing reins (the views are stunning).
We had a wonderful stay, the room was lovely, the beds were very comfortable and we had all the amenities we could need. The breakfast was lovely. We used the Spa which was great. The evening restaurant was delicious and great value for the quality of the food. We would definitely return to Budapest again if only to stay at the hotel again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM