Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest - Bold & Luxury

When you walk into the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, you will immediately be charmed by its high ceiling lobby with soaring column pillars and a connected stairway to the next floor and tasteful flower arrangements as the central of attraction. For that classic 5-star luxury hotel impression, this is the essence of this grand hotel. mylifestylenews writes.

The grand atrium lobby is modern and contemporary in design to maximize space and attain further comfort. Celebrating over 25 years of success with glorious achievements receiving guests and VIPs from around the globe, including the late Michael Jackson who met his fans through the hotel’s window facing the park where now there is a memorial tree just across the street to pay tributes.

The hotel promises a further upgrade of refurbishment for its existing rooms floor by floor to an endearing modern and sophisticated comfort that offers a more luxurious lifestyle standard and amenities. Despite some of the floors are closed for the initial work that has begun during our stay, guests are all well-informed and we were not exactly bothered by any distraction.

It is centrally located in Downtown Budapest on Erzsébet tér, where the fashionable pedestrian Deák Ferenc utca is at your doorstep alongside the city’s monarchical best. The Erzsébet Park over on the other side is another attraction, with the Budapest Eye further enhancing the existing view of the flat Pest’s neighborhood. It is a short walk away to the Danube River by crossing the 19th century Chain Bridge to the hilly Buda district to get the most striking impressions of the city.

A ubiquitous fascination with Bauhaus and modernism, Budapest is a quintessentially European capital that bears the splendid signature of a truly European history like no other. Its ambience resonates with a multicultural charm rich in Roman, Italian Renaissance, Ottoman, German and Austrian impressions, offering a unique composition that makes up the Hungarian culture and identity uniquely theirs.

Our 35sqm Deluxe room was overlooking the Erzsébet Park and Budapest Eye outfitted in a reserved Neo-empire classic style design, that was bright and spacious and a large bathroom with underfloor heating, with separate bathtub and shower. The interior and landscaping was designed by architect Dr. József Finta from Living Design, Solano, MKV Design and we await to see the refurbished rooms with new contemporary glamour that plays with the perception in newly sophisticated ways.

Michael Jackson memorial tree is located across the street of the hotel.

With its cosmopolitan yet local flair and diverse gastronomic experiences, the hotel also offers remarkable culinary attractions in its Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest that was inspired by the four pillars of the Kempinski philosophy - beauty, gourmet, culture and savoir-vivre. Featuring two restaurants including the popular Japanese restaurant, Nobu, two bars, a coffee house and a deli. A bespoke rooftop herb garden cultivated by Executive Chef Roland Holzer and his kitchen team provide a direct supply to its existing food & beverage outlets.

A good breakfast to start the day at ÉS Bisztro is essential before the outlets get packed with business crowds for lunch. Breakfast serves at ÉS Bisztro that is different from the traditional concept, as it is also a wine bar, a pub, a terrace, a bistro, a restaurant and a brasserie. A huge variety of selection ranging from the Hungarian slash Viennese style traditional delights to international spread; even the Asian menu is not forgotten that comes in a-la-minute fried rice and congee as well as Japanese style breakfast. All in all it is well looked into catering for different markets that needs to entice the travelers from the west and the orient. It is all about combining the opposites while also promoting natural connections through its local and international gastronomy. The hype & vibe continues after office hours and evening diners fill the place in the flash of an eye and the outdoor terrace is even more popular in the summer when the sun is out to play. Reservations are highly recommended to secure your table for not missing the fun-filled vibes that could possibly redefine your views in the contemporary dining scene in the heart of Hungary’s capital.

Where ÉS Bisztró remains one of the leading restaurants in the hotel, The Living Room is an urban oasis and evokes childhood memories for Budapest and visitor alike to relax in style. Inspired by the local coffee house culture with great coffee, fine teas, a cake selection and strictly rosé- only champagne is served, just the way you like it. 

A hue of blue lights attracts the passers-by from the street-lobby level Blue Fox The Bar is  the hotspot for a sophisticated time out and ideal meeting place for pre or post dinner  drinks. Crowds fill up the place during happy hour usually to chill in this classic yet  cosmopolitan bar with fresh accents in both its drinks and its style.

To end a perfect busy day, we indulged our senses and could unwind to the strains at the hotel’s spa with treatments by Elemental Herbology, inspired by the cycle of the European seasons.

Staff is always the greatest asset to a hotel especially those who work in the front line that provide first hand information to their guests. Since its opening in 1992, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest hotel has been living up with the sheer spirit in providing its Hungarian hospitality to their guests and visitors alike, especially when you approach Tamás Takács – the Golden Key Head Concierge and his team with great recommendations on what to do, see and dine while you are in town by exploring the magic and wonders in Budapest and near-by highlights.

Whether you are going on the yellow underground line vintage train carriages or stroll along the avenue stretch between Erzsébet Square and Oktogon, admiring the stunning post war architecture and countless bars, cafes and restaurants; visiting the 130 years old neo-Renaissance State Opera House by the famous Hungarian architect Miklós Ybl; having a drink or two at one of the many beautiful squares, the vibrant Jewish quarter, shop and dine in the market hall, roaming along the Danube River and being mesmerized by the majestic Parliament house or a staring at the view from the quaint, leafy, hillside idyll Buda, a visit to the traditional bright yellow and neo classical Széchenyi thermal bath in city park, find your treasure on Falk Miksa utca antique row and etc. There is so much to do in so little time. The hotel continues to reinvent international luxury not only in its outfitting, as well as in its service. 

Tried & Tested:
Location: 5/5
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Food & Beverage: 5/5
Housekeeping: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Experience: 5/5

ÉS Bisztró

Erzsébet tér 7-8
1051 Budapest  Hungary
Tel: +36 1 429 3777

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated. 

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