Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge – Luxury Hotels Budapest

Ratings of Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Hotel room and bathroom with view in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Hotel room and bathroom with view in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

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The general ratings of Budapest luxury hotels is averaging at about 4.5 – 4.7, and Sofitel Budapest hotel is no exception. Sofitel Budapest is a relatively young hotel (before 2005 it was a Hyatt hotel), and it seems a good alternative for those travellers who intend to have a superb river-view of the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge etc. but at a more affordable price than other neighbouring five-star hotels such as Fours Seasons Gresham Palace has to offer. I couldn’t find news on celebrities staying at Sofitel Budapest (maybe the popular German emo band, Tokio Hotel stayed here in 2007). To get the best hotel room prices for Sofitel Hotel Budapest Chain Bridge, you can easily compare major and minor hotel booking site offers in one single column: compare deals for Sofitel Budapest Hotel Chain Bridge now. You will see the hotel booking prices of more than one hundred booking sites.

Location of Sofitel Hotel Budapest Hungary

Location of Sofitel Hotel Budapest Hungary

Location of Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Sofitel Budapest is one of the few luxury hotels in Budapest that offer a stunning postcard view of the Buda side of Budapest (especially spectacular when lit at night), part of the UNESCO world heritage. The hotel is centrally located in Budapest’s 5th district, right off the River Danube on Roosevelt square (Roosevelt ter), offering breathtaking views of the Szechenyi Chain Bridge with the Roosevelt square, and the Castle hill on the opposite side of the Danube – all within walking distance (0.62 miles/ 1 km) that can be shortened by a classic cable car ride on the Funicular Railway: the Royal Buda Castle with its impressive royal palace, the white turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion and the majolica roofs of the Matthias Church. In addition to the panoramic view, Sofitel Budapest is conveniently close to the major shopping streets, cultural venues, restaurants and bars, and of course, the major public transportation facilities (it is a mere five-minute walk from the single transfer point of the three Budapest subway/metro lines). Sofitel Budapest is about 14 miles (22.5 km) from Budapest Ferihegy International Airport and approx. 2 miles (3 km) from the main railway stations. The number 2 streetcar stops right outside the hotel and it runs along the riverbank on the Pest side of Budapest.

Bedroom in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Bedroom in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Rooms in Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Sofitel Budapest hotel has 350 rooms, including 54 suites on separate non-smoking and smoking floors. There are two river-view rooms with access ramps, lift, etc. available for travellers with limited mobility. There is ample closet & drawer space. The rooms feature a TV with video and music on demand, a radio, a minibar, 3 IDD telephone lines, high-speed Internet, WiFi, PC connection points, individually controlled air conditioning and voicemail, irons with ironing boards, a safe deposit box, etc. Wifi is available in both public and private areas for a surcharge. Hotel reviews written by guests are highly praising the supremely comfortable beds (‘heavenly’ ‘divine’ etc.), which have an additional feather padding layer over the deep mattress, plus crispy feather pillows. The bathrooms are marble-floored, there are bathtubs and shower cabins. The bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, a phone, and a make-up mirror, in some rooms complimentary fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Sofitel Budapest has a special Sofitel executive floor called the Sofitel Floor offering extra comfort and services.

Pool in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Pool in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Pool and fitness in Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Sofitel Budapest hotel has a smallish pool, nor very spa-like. It is not recommended for those athletic travellers who wish to take their routine laps, but less sporty travellers have found it excellent. Besides the indoor swimming pool, there are two Finnish saunas, and a solarium if you wish to get tanned. There is a well-equipped gym with all sorts of high-tech equipment and weights. You can relay and refresh in the massage rooms.

Restaurant in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Restaurant in Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

Dining in Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

The non-smoking, air-conditioned Paris Budapest Cafe restaurant offers a versatile menu consisting of French and Hungarian dishes (no more Asian and Mediterranean dishes). You can see the preparation process through the open kitchen in a theater style. There is a wide selection of fine Hungarian and French wines as well as a modern bar. The Terrasse restaurant is also international, non-smoking, air-conditioned. The hot and cold (and organic) breakfast is served here. Bibliotek Lounge (with a fake library) is a snack bar offering Malongo aromatic teas, infusions, coffee specialities and home-made desserts. The Paris Budapest Cafe Bar opens at 10 pm. It is designed in vibrant colours, featuring a contemporary zinc counter. According to guests’ reviews it is a great place to unwind and people watch. The bar has a fascinating view of the Szechenyi Chain Bridge and the Royal Castle crowning the Buda hills.

Family friendly Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

View from the restaurant of Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

View from the restaurant of Sofitel Budapest Luxury Hotel in Hungary

There are Family rooms for 4 and free baby cots available upon request. Kids under 12 years of age can stay (in existing bedding) free of charge. The retaurant has high chairs and children’s menus. Babysitting services can be arranged at the reception. The separate smoking and non-smoking floors may ensure a better stay for families with children. There is a laundry service too. The Margitsziget (Margaret Island) with a huge recreation park, fountains, etc. is only a 10-20 minute walk, just as the Castle District with the Royal Palace on the Buda side. If you take the yellow line (5 min walk from the hotel to the nearest stop – Deak ter or Vorosmarty ter are both good), you can easily get to the Zoo, the Szechenyi Spa Bath, etc. Lots of great programs in the neighbourhood. For a good playground, walk towards Erzsebet ter (Elisabeth square, just next to Deak ter). Check out the extras offered by the free Sofitel card.

Pet friendly Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Pets are allowed.

Good To Know about Hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

The Finnish sauna is co-ed and nude, as one of the English guests pointed out warning fellow travellers from the UK. The swimming pool is not a spa: it is a small but nice pool, peaceful and relaxing for leisure travellers. There is a casino in the hotel if you wish to gamble (53 slots machines, 23 table; open until 6 am).