Wednesday, June 15, 2016

If its Budapest, it has to be the Corinthia Hotel Budapest

View from the Club Lounge

Club Lounge Buffet

We stayed here for 3 nights after identifying the hotel on This was my very first foreign trip with a girlfriend and it was just glorious!

We arrived around 8:30 am and after receiving our Executive Club Lounge access went to the Lounge and swiftly checked in. 

The executive club lounge is wonderful- open from early morning to late evening and those who've booked executive club rooms or higher category rooms, can eat, drink, conduct meetings etc right here at no charge.

On the mezzanine level so you can overlook the bustling buzzing Lobby and entrance, the lounge overlooks the broad tree lined street with tram lines in the middle. 

After a hearty breakfast from the cold buffet - meats, cheeses, breads, fruits, preserves accompanied by tea or coffee, we went sightseeing to return only when our room was ready around noon.

Though not on the Danube river front, the location is great. Loads of clubs and Restaurants in the vicinity, Spar supermarket and within walking distance from the Blue Danube!

The Magical Blue Danube

The room was spacious, very comfortable and had a huge luxuriously appointed marble floored bathroom with a shower stall and a tub.

The buffet breakfast spread was huge and beautifully served. We sat in the 6 story high atrium daily during our 4 day visit. Though very crowded the service was fast. Apart from still and sparkling water, sweet and dry sparkling wines were on offer for breakfast!!!

Sparkling wine for breakfast 

We did go back to the Club Lounge often for tea or coffee after a day out or a glass of wine before heading out in the evening.

The concierge service was good - we used them to book tickets to several attractions.

The hotel has restaurants serving Oriental, European and Hungarian cuisine, also a pastry shop.

The building is heritage and charming with an imposing exterior.

A view of the lobby

We didn't use the spa, pool or gym.

The free wi fi was good! 

We dined at the Brasserie and Atrium restaurant one night and enjoyed a wonderful 3 course Hungarian meal paired with excellent regional wines. Live music created an enjoyable ambiance.

The gracious restaurant, in the 6 story high atrium was filled with delightful live Hungarian music by a 2 man band.



For starters, we ate the chicken liver pate - delicious and the Hungarian bean soup with pork shank terrine. (See menu)

For mains, I chose the grilled salmon fillet with smoked potato cream, my companion ordered the sous vide beef neck with curd cheese cigar and goulash sauce.

Dessert was creme brûlée for her and apple crumble with caramel sauce (delicious) for me.

We enjoyed the wines so much we bought the Obzidian Furmint 2013 Tokaj to bring home with us.

The meal was excellent and I'm so glad we had a chance to enjoy the modern Hungarian cuisine here. 

The service was good and this meal was one of the gastronomic highlights of our visit to Budapest.

Strongly recommended.

Bean Soup 

Grilled Salmon

Beef in Goulash Sauce

Creme Brulee

Apple crumble with caramel sauce

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