Gresham Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest, no wonder the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Budapest resides in the palace. The Hungarian Art Nouveau building has recently been restored, and the hotel staff is used to tourists looking over the lobby of the building to see the Art Deco motifs, the beautiful vaults, and simply the interior of the best hotel in Budapest: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest (compare the hotel room prices for 4 Seasons by following the link)
Gresham Palace (Gresham Palota) is on Roosevelt square, right by the river Danube. Many of the luxury rooms have fantastic views over the river Danube, the Budapest river cruise ships passing by, the picturesque Buda Castle Hill and the Gellert Hill on the Buda side. As you can see in the photo, Gresham Palace is between the tall towered St Stephen Basilica and the Chain Bridge (click on the photo to enlarge):
According to Fodor’s guide, [in Gresham Palace] “… no detail has been spared in restoring this stunning 1906 Art Nouveau palace to its original majesty: delicate wrought-iron vents in the hallways, exquisite gold mosaic tiles on the facade, stained-glass windows, and cupolas. Three magnificent stairwells are so grand that you may not want to use the elevators. ”
History of Gresham Palace, Budapest
You can read about the detailed history of Gresham Palace here.
Some quick key facts of the building:
Built from 1904 to 1906
Style: Art Nouveau
Designer: Zsigmond Quittner
First Owner: British Gresham Company
Named after: Thomas Gresham (indirectly)
Communist Regime: used as an apartment block
Hotel: 4 Seasons Hotel since 2004
Best Hotel in Budapest
As for the five star super luxury hotel in the Gresham Palace, you will be pampered in all imaginable ways. Being a popular 5 star accommodation, you cannot expect to have real hotel room deals in Four Seasons Gresham Hotel in Budapest, but you will have all the luxury you can get in Hungary, and will be in the middle of lots of Budapest attractions, amenities and the views… well the views over the river Danube, the Castle and the lovely residential buildings and churches on the Buda side are unforgettable, one of a kind – hard to get better in a landlocked country.
The best Budapest luxury hotel rooms – 179 hotel rooms, 17 suites, all non-smoking – have safes, minibars, free wifi internet, mahogany furniture, Spanish-marble bathrooms, and some of them even have fireplaces and vaulted ceilings (some rooms are really spacious at Four Seasons Gresham), and here comes the best: balconies. Can you imagine sipping champagne with your better half on the balcony enjoying stunning views? Worth the splurge, whether on a Budapest Valentine break or just being generally romantic in the city of Budapest. The luxury of the hotel comes complete with the indoor pool, sauna, spa, gym with the usual fitness equipment, bar, 24 hour room service