InterContinental Budapest

Address: Apaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14, Budapest, 1052, Hungary | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Belváros-Lipótváros area of Budapest, is near Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzó), Las Vegas Casino, and Pest Concert Hall (Pesti Vigado).
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Budapest

          Reviewed by dhensby

          All you could want in a hotel

          Reviewed Jun 5, 2016
          by (15 reviews) Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada , Canada Flag of Canada

          An extraordinary beautiful hotel matches a city of extreme beauty. Situated on the banks of the Danube River, a short walk to the pedestrian shopping area, beside the river side walk full of restaurants and street entertainment. Wonderful comfort in the rooms, king size bed, huge bath and you could want in a hotel. Breakfast buffet was one of best I have ever seen. Selection of Asian breakfast foods, omelette station, lots of fruits, breads, vegetables, cereals and on and on. You will want for nothing for breakfast.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by mr_mozam

          Avalon Panorama

          Reviewed Jul 23, 2013
          by (58 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

          We are staying on the "Avalon Panorama" for the next 2 weeks. To get to the boat we left our luggage at the Intercontinental and took a coach up river to where the boat is anchored.

          From what I saw of the Intercontinental it is everything that I expect of a 5 star hotel.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by julieparker

          Only ate here

          Reviewed Jun 7, 2013
          by (35 reviews) Sydney Metropolitan Area, New South Wales , Australia Flag of Australia

          No free wifi

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          Reviewed by silverbutterfly

          Home away from home

          Reviewed May 1, 2013
          by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

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          Reviewed by peter_cheryl19


          Reviewed Oct 13, 2012
          by (5 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Pleased with all aspects of this hotel.
          Great room, excellent breakfast and hospitality of first class.

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          Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Budapest

          SHORT BREAK


          We have just returned from Budapest after a 3 day birthday weekend, having stayed at the Hotel Inter-Continental, the view from our room was simply stunning, looking across the Danube to the Buda Palace, taking in the sights of the river, it was breathtaking, the hotel lived up to its 5 star rating, the staff were more than helpful, with any request we had. The restaurant was excellent, also breakfast buffet style was superb. We also availed ourselves of the gym/pool/sauna facilities. A good restaurant on a boat "Spoon" right on the the river across the road from the hotel. We liked Budapest very much and will certainly stay and recommend the Hotel Inter-continental again, it would be well worth asking for a river view room - J & Y Date CAERPHILLY

          Good for 'View People'


          Quite a step down from the Intercontinental Prague. While the Intercontinental Prague is a luxury property, the Intercontinental Budapest has 5 star views, 5 star location, 3 star furnishings, 3 star service = maybe 4 overall star hotel. Whether to stay here or elsewhere depends upon how you rank views vs. service vs. rooms, etc. Very popular (and crowded) with tour groups. Perfect location with unbeatable views of the castle, etc. across the Danube... The rooms are very small, with furnishings like a standard american chain hotel (think La Quinta or the like). Since the rooms are small, the club floor is worth it for a place to relax and have drinks and hors d'oeurves, though the lounge was quite overcrowded, with people standing around waiting for a seat... The breakfast buffet was bountiful but mediocre, and very hectic and crowded, with people pushing and elbowing to fill their plates with heaping portions of greasy food, as if it was their last meal... I think that the overall experience is probably very different depending on whether the hotel is at high or low occupancy.

          Confused about the price of telephone calls


          I really liked my stay at the intercontinental until I got my bill...I paid 125 euro for the room I stayed in and 165 euro for 90 minutes I spent connected to the internet. Future guests - leave your laptop behind!



          We stayed here in June 2004 because we wanted a Danube-view room. Apert from the view the room and hotel were nothing special. We asked for a smoking room and we were given a non-smoking room with permission to smoke! Not very good for those non-smokers who visited afterwards. I would also question the hygiene aspect of placing a towel rail next to the toilet which resulted in towels themselves being jammed behind the toilet lid! Additionally, after running my finger along the inside of the bath I chose not to use it. This very basic test says a lot about overall standards.

          Another complaint would be that I e-mailed a query to the hotel via the Intercontinental website prior to my visit but got no reply.

          For a variety of reasons we would probably not choose an Intercontinental hotel again.

          N.B. The hotel taxi drivers did not overcharge. Those at the railway station did!

          Good hotel but watch out for the Brits


          Spent three nights here at the end of October. This is an excellent (if slightly typical) Intercontinental. The staff were efficient and polite, the food good and the location superb. I had a lovely room with great view of the Danube.

          If you stay at this hotel, watch out for the noisy Brits on weekend city breaks.

          Adequate, but nothing special


          Located on the Danube, Pest side near the Chain Bridge, you can see why the Budapest Intercontinental is a 5* hotel. The cheap rooms are spotlessly clean, good sized, comfortable and plush, the foyer is large and smart, all very nice and modern, but it is absolutely character less and the reception people are full of their own importance. We had a slight problem with unlocked connecting doors. At first a reasonably friendly Hungarian was dealing with our problem only for an American to usurp that man's authority, and solve our problem with shark-eyes, no flicker of emotion, not even a condescending gesture of regret at their oversight. The atmosphere is totally sterile. I was impressed by the variety of food available for breakfast. set out in sections it catered for most nationalities, Scandinavians, Japanese, German and Americans to name a few.

          Behind the reception desk is a large sign stating upgrade to a Danube view $25. You can get the same view from the restaurant along the promenade (not associated with the Intercontinental for about the same price but with the view comes a delightful meal for two and live violin music. The hotel is very convenient for this excellent restaurant.

          Room with a view


          We stayed at the InterContinental Budapest in late May 2004 and had a castle view room. The view was so wonderful that we did not want to close the curtains at night. The room was comfortable but not really special. We did not have any problem with noise from the Spoon restaurant that the previous poster mentioned. We saw the restaurant when we walked down to get the evening boat cruise but did not hear any noise. The breakfast was included in our rate. The choices were varied and everything seemed very fresh. The staff forgot about the wine and chocolates that were supposed to be included with our package even though we called to ask about it we never received it. I was happy that we stayed on the Pest side with the view of Buda. It seemed nicer than the reverse and I was happy to give up the additional luxury of the Meridien or the Kempinski to get the view.

          Riverview Room


          This is a very nice hotel, american business class. Great location along the Danube, easy access to most key points.

          I followed the advise of a previous post and paid extra for a river view room. View of the Palace in Buda is great...however, in front of the hotel is a new floating restaurant/bar "The Spoon". First the rock band (mediocre at best) played loud until 1:00 PM, then a god awful Hungarian folk band blasted music until early morning. It was so loud, we demanded, and received a discount on our room price as compensation. Riverview, but at a cost.

          One tip, Budapest cabs are not very honest, and the Intercontinental plays a game. If you ask the door man for a cab, you get the Intercontinental's own cab (they have sevearal), and it is far more expensive then calling for one yourself using one of the reliable companies listed in most guide books. DONT use their cab service.

          Breakfast is also americanized, and too expensive, venture out to one of the coffee bars and get better.

          Best views


          Stayed at Intercontinental Budapest April 29 - May 2, 2004. Pay the extra to get room facing the Danube. Great location for walking to Buda and Pest sides of the river. Rooms are comfortable but not special except for the views. This is an Americanized hotel. Would definitely stay there again.

          Great location, nice business hotel


          We were placed in this hotel due to a mistake at the Astoria (a more modest - and a much more old-world - hotel), so we paid a very low rate for this hotel. We tend to like budget-to-moderate hotels with local charm, so we weren't the perfect people to stay at the I/C ... but enjoyed staying there anyway. The workout room is great (looks out over the Danube), the location is perfect - right near a bridge to the old town and at the beginning of the new town, so very convenient - and the staff is very helpful. We liked our room as well. Nothing not to like!

          Our only quibble was that because the I/C is among lots of business hotels, when my husband went out to take a walk one evening he was hit on by woman after woman (for money, presumably), which was kinda creepy. That's not the I/C's fault or doing, though (of course), but worthy of mention.

          TripAdvisor Reviews InterContinental Budapest

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from Budapest

          Budapest, Beautiful along the Danube

          A travel blog entry by dhensby on Jun 05, 2016

          2 comments, 57 photos

          We arrived in the afternoon after a long bus ride through Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to have a city that left us with our jaws dropped. First the Hero's Square, then the first views of the Danube and our magnificent hotel. The view across the river was breathtaking. We did a very quick orientation walk around the hotel to get our bearings and …

          Arrival in Budapest

          A travel blog entry by mrandonian on Oct 01, 2015

          11 photos

          After a 3-1/2 hr flight from Amsterdam we landed in Budapest and connected with my carryon-on bag that I had to check through. Good news--the bag was there. Bad news- my brand new carryon bag (partly hard-sided, partly soft) was badly dinged. Oh, well. At least it was there. (Gun-shy after Fiji lost luggage fiasco)

          We exited airport …

          Day 86 - Budapest

          A travel blog entry by rachaelmcneil on Oct 04, 2014

          ... I got some cheap jam instead! (What a mistake!!). Once I was stocked up I came home and packed my suitcase for the last time! I was so excited!!! I tried to get an early night but at like 10pm a million people came in! It must have been some kind of school group and they were not quiet at all! So I didn't sleep much and and by the time I got up to have a shower at 4am they had all just got into bed! They hadn't been quiet so I didn't bother to be ...

          Turkey, Hungary and a train trip to Vienna

          A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin on Jun 21, 2014

          14 photos

          ... bank os the Danube and surrounded by a square. We chose not to go in. The Apple store was at Nugyatti in the Western City Centre building but after walking all that way we were told to go to the service centre on Andrassi Avenue near Oktagon. We left the iPAD with them, had lunch (soup-- delicious) and went along Andrassi to the Franz Lizst museum. Lizst at one time lived at this address and each room was filled with instrurments (pianos and organs mostly) and his memorabilia. ...

          Experiences in Eastern Europe

          A travel blog entry by adventureisus on Apr 01, 2014

          1 comment, 54 photos

          Eastern Europe

          The plan was to organise our trip through Europe while we were staying in The Netherland's. This was easier said than done and up until a few days before we left we hadn't really decided yet which options to take. Because it is still early in the season we were expecting winter in Holland and thought we would be desperate for the warm sun of Spain and France. But Europe is enjoying an extreme early spring and we didn’t feel we had a lack ...

          Traveler Photos InterContinental Budapest

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          Hotel and our floating Hotel
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          Buda behind us
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          Budapest, Hungary
          InterContinental Budapest
          Budapest, Hungary