Hotel Baltazár in Budapest
Why I loved staying at Hotel Baltazár:
*Stevie Wonder's 'As' played when I arrived at reception and a friendly young man carried my bags
*I loved the personal welcome note in my room
*There is L'Occitane organic soap and shampoo in the shower
*Simple but pure: there is a vase with fresh lavender and a jug of water waiting for you in the room. For centuries this has been the way to receive guests, why do so few hotels do this? Brownie points for Baltazár
*Plenty of pillows to rest my city-tripping head on
*There is a restaurant and a wine bar in the hotel, I was there every night. Great Hungarian food and burgers. And charming waiters.
*They have the best bar staff, we had nice chats about the city, they gave me great tips of places to visit and poured me great Hungarian wines (I think I tried almost every wine on the menu).
Thank you Stephanie of 70percentpure for this great hotel tip! If only every city had a Baltazár.
Országház utca 31.
From the same owners of Hotel Baltazar is bistropub Spíler in the bustling Gozsdu Udvar area. I had lunch there and enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere. The menu has burgers and salads and a nice choice of Kellas: traditional Hungarian pizzas.
Király utca 13
+36 1 878 1320