Ratings of Hotel InterContinental Budapest
The general ratings of Budapest luxury hotels is averaging at about 4.5 – 4.7, and Hotel InterContinental Budapest is also within this range. Hotel InterContinental Budapest is a relatively young hotel (built in 1989, renovated in 2000). Budapest InterContinental was voted as the ‘best view’ hotel: no wonder, the five-star hotel offers fascinating views over the River Danube, the Royal Palace on the Castle Hill, the Chain Bridge etc. just like Four Seasons Gresham Palace.
Go to the official website of Hotel InterContinental Budapest to make your booking.
Location of Hotel InterContinental Budapest
Hotel InterContinental Budapest is in a very good central location. Just like Four Seasons Gresham Palace it is located in the old city centre, on the right (Pest side) of the River Danube overlooking the panoramic Castle Hill and the Royal Palace with the Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion as well as the nice riverbank houses of the Watertown district of Budapest. The Chain Bridge is right next to the hotel, so you can easily take a walk through the bridge to the Buda side, then take the historical funicular and you are up on the Buda hill – all in 10-15 minutes. The neo-gothic Hungarian Parliament is also just a few steps away, if you want to book a tour inside. Shopping? Vaci utca, a long pedestrian-only shopping street, is a few blocks behind the hotel, starting from Vorosmarty ter, the nearest yellow line metro station to the hotel (2 min walk). By the way, just keeping straight ahead on Vaci utca, you can take another pleasant walk to the Central Market Hall on Fovam ter to try some really tasty fruits, vegetables, salamis, etc. (25-35 min). Budapest Ferihegy Airport is about 13 miles/ 21.5 km from the hotel.
Rooms in Hotel InterContinental Budapest
The 9-floor Intercontinental Hotel Budapest has 398 guest rooms (18 suites overlooking the River Danube and the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and more than 200 non-smoking rooms). There are executive suites as well as executive floors in the hotel. The sizes of the rooms range from 409 square feet (38m2) to 527 square feet (49m2), with a separate living and bedroom area. The rooms are equipped with TV, high speed internet connection (wired or wireless for surcharge), phone with voice mail, two-line phones, in room safe, pay per view movies, coffee and tea makers, a minibar, a desk with lamp, a separate hanging closet, iron and ironing board. Airwise, AC can be controlled individually, and the (double glazed) windows of the rooms can be opened any time by guests. The bathrooms have a bathtub plus a scale, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
Pool and fitness
There is a reverse flow swimming pool in Hotel InterContinental Budapest, which is like an aqua treadmill, not a spa (the pool is approx. 50 feet / 15m), cardiovascular machines, weights, sauna, relaxation area, etc. in the recreational area, which is open daily from 06.30 am until 22.30 pm. Massage services, a hairdresser and beauty salon are available (opening hours change according to days).
Dining in Hotel InterContinental Budapest
The restaurant of the five star InterContinental Budapest is called Corso Restaurant (korzo or in a foreign spelling ‘corso’ means walking area in Hungarian, and it is named after the Danube riverbank (Dunakorzo), which has been The Favorite promenade for Budapesters for more than 150 years. If you sit in the restaurant you will see this frequented promenade (even better in summer on the terrace)- or, if you turn the other side, the theatre-like show kitchen. The menu of the Corso Restaurant is primarily Asian and Mediterranean seasoned with Hungarian accents, but there are always other specialities on the menu, such as Greek, Thai or other exotic dishes. The Corso Bar on the ground floor serves cakes, pastries, specialty coffees, cocktails (happy hours apply). By the way, children under the age of 6 get a free kids’ menu (with an adult who pays for her/his own).
Baby-Sitting services are available. Further, onsite guest self-laundry facilities (washer/dryer), dry-cleaning, etc. Kids under the age of 6 get a free children’s menu (with an adult who pays for her/his own). Margaret island is just a few minutes walk: the green spot of approx. 0.58 square miles/ 1 km2 offers great recreation if weather allows: there are huge parks, lovely fountains, statuettes, historical ruins, a water tower, a miniature zoo, an open-air theater and a race swimming pool (where serious swimmers train too). The four-star Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget (built in 1873) is also located here: if you want to sip a coffee after a Frisbee match or a nice walk. Or if you should decide to soak in the thermal water of the smallish spa baths on the island, see what the Danubius Health Spa resort can offer. You can hire bikes, carts and electric buggies to get you around on the island or have a race with the kids. Runners will also like Margaret Island very much: there is a relatively new rubberized running track. Other programs for families: take the yellow line and get off at the Zoo or at Szechenyi Spa Bath, or on Heroes’ Square to take a stroll in the City Park. A walk over the Chain Bridge and a few minute historical ride on the vintage funicular railway will shoot you to the Royal Palace: galleries, museums, the Matthias Church and other historical buildings to see.
Smaller sized pets are welcome in the hotel for an extra charge (no access to the Corso Restaurant and the Fitness Facilities with pets).
Good To Know about Hotel InterContinental Budapest
Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is a bigger green recreational spot in the heart of the city, just a few minute walk from the hotel: it is approx. 0.58 square miles/ 1 km2 full of great leisure programs for athletic, family or romantic minded travellers especially. There are bars, parks, bikes, pools, tennis courts, a rubberized running track encircling the island, etc. You can get your Thanksgiving turkey delivered from Hotel InterContinental Budapest.