Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
The rooms are lovely, decor is very elegant, bathrooms are huge
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Couldn't be more pleased with our choice of hotel. On the east bank but could walk almost anywhere in Budapest central from here. Arranged a spa day with massages. Spa areas--pool, saunas were amazing. Hotel arranged for us to attend a special dinner in honour of pianist Liszt. Had a room overlooking the St. Stephans Cathedral.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
What a fabulous hotel this turned out to be. I wanted a 5 star hotel and believe me this did not dissapoint. The location was perfect, the staff were excellent, the rooms very spacious and very comfortable. As i had only booked for 2 nights we only ate in the hotel resteraunt on the Sunday which was for lunch, the cost was £15 per person which gave you free champagne for the duration of your meal and an unbelievable choice of unlimited dishes, this really did put a nice finish to our stay. I would certainly reccomend this hotel to anyone and cant wait for my return visit.
What a Treat!!
What a true treat this 5-star hotel is. It is usually not so easy to convince me, but the service at the Kempinski was a wonderful and a welcome change to the other hotels we have been to in Austria and Switzerland. We were not sure, if we should try the newly opened Four Seasons, but decided to stick with the in Europe widely known and reputable Kempinski chain. Their Hotel has been operational since the early '90s. The rooms were spacious and clean with a nice view on a green park and the St. Stephen's Basilica. It even had a state-of-the-art digital infotainment system. Though, the real difference was made by their exceptional staff. The bellmen were always there for us, the front office manager, Mike, was a true European gentleman and host, the wait staff at the Austrian brew house was very attentive, and the piano player at the bar was one of the best we have ever seen. By the way, food, drinks, and cocktails were excellent and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back. Bob & Ellen
Amazing first class hotel--a must stay
This is one of the most amazing hotels I have ever stayed at! Actually I stayed here for two nights after missing the train for Bratislava, having stayed at the Le Meridien next door for 4 days prior.
I got a last minute (same day) rate on Expedia for less than $150 a night. By the way, this hotel is less expensive than the Meridien and probably as nice if not nicer.
The large room was very well appointed with every possible luxury at your fingertips. The view was non-existent, but the room more than made up for it.
Both the Meridien and the Kempinski are perfectly located not far from the River and the trendy shops and restaurants.
The concierge service is excellent, having booked my train to Prague at the last minute.
Expect to pay outrageous taxes in Budapest. The hotels charge a "tourist tax" along with the usual VAT. It really turns a reasonable room rate into quite a pricey one.
Hit and miss - not as good as it was
I used to stay at this hotel a great deal up to 3 years ago on business, and I thought it was the best in town. Visiting now, on leisure, I thought it was showing signs of sloppiness and failing to live up to the competition on the block - Four Seasons, Meridien etc. While some aspects were good - organising a cot & babysittting - others were not. Breakfast is a huge huge rip-off and the 'hot' food was cold. Water that was requested to be boiling (for the baby's food) was tepid. A member of lounge staff was surly and uninterested. A simple request to the concierge was treated with disdain. The "Brauhaus" bar was closed on Saturday night, with no explanation. I wouldn't go back - time moves on and is passing the Kempinski by.
Spent 2 nights at the Kempinski Budapest last week and were actually quite disappointed.
Being from Paris, we expected a 5 star hotel to be so much better than what we experienced here....
We were disturbed twice even though we had the "Do not disturb" sign...
I would classify it as a nice 4 star with good comfort but really not that great for the price.
We visited the Four seasons and will definately stay there for our next Budapest Trip!
Great Hotel, would go back
Got back yesterday after staying three nights at the Kempinski. We upgraded our room when we arrived for 50 Euros extra a night and stayed in a Junior Suite which was like a small flat. The suite was huge with a CD player, massive bathroom, with an excellent shower. The bed was extremely comfortable and the hotel do a turn down service each night which is always nice. There is a small swimming pool which we used every day, but it really is small so its not much exercise, but a good facility all the same. The only thing I would say which is slightly negative, if you don't get breakfast included in your rate then its best to go out to the Square which is near by and eat it there as its much less expensive. In fact that goes for all meals as eating out is less expensive in Budapest and the big hotels seem to charge alot more. We had a great time in this hotel, we'd recommend it to anyone. We are even thinking that we'll look into staying at their hotel in Moscow if and when we go.
I have stayed in many hotels all over the world, and found this hotel one of the most superior. The staff were extremely courteous, the hotel beautifully furbished, and in a prime location in the centre of this beautiful European city.
EVERY BIT A FIVE STAR HOTEL
Stayed at the kempinski for 5 days, rooms good size, found bed very comfortable and rooms quiet slept like a baby, hotel staff very helpful had breakfast with roomrate which was excellent, the loccation of the hotel we found great for walks to the danube and restaurant areas stay in pest regulary and recommend this hotel will stay there again.
I stayed, or should say I attempted to stay at this property. It was a disaster from the beginning. First, they charged me 85 euro for a 7 euro ride. Then placed me in a room that was substandard. When I showed my confirmation, I was told my travel agent must have "written" in the type of room. Then when they finally found me a room with one, not two mattresses, the air conditioner was broke. They sent a man up to the room who changed the filter and proceeded to move the temperature gauge around as if it was going to begin cooling from another vent.
I requested another room and was told the entire hotel was booked. I requested they put me in another hotel, they refused.
After trying to deal with the problem ALL NIGHT with the desk staff, I had to pitch a fit in the lobby for the hotel to give me the "pre paid" rate back.
I will be writing a letter to the Leading Hotels asking why this property would be recommended to anyone. It is apparent that these people don't expect anyone to return to their property. They spoiled my three days in Budapest. I didn't even want to see the sights!
Next door, the LeMeredien is much better, with a very good staff who take excellent care of your needs.
Don't stay here!
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest - If you want average 5* quality
Staid at the Kempinski and it is a nice hotel centrally located just a few minutes from the Danube river. Rooms are O.K., but nothing special.
Room size is average as well. Overall it is a typical, solid 5* hotel.
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