Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest
Also known at the 'Pearl of the Danube', Budapest is one of Europe's most spectacularly sited cities. Essentially two cities, Buda and Pest, on either side of the river, the Hungarian capital boasts a rich history of revolutions and literary, musical and artistic innovation. Its streets are peppered with majestic fin-de-siecle buildings and the river is crossed via a number of grand bridges. Visit numerous monuments, galleries and museums or stroll along the waterfont promenade, once the stomping ground the city's gentility. The Hungary of old can also be witnessed in the city's celebrated thermal baths and its many plush coffee houses. Both are wonderfully evocative places to relax and experience Hungary at its most authentic. For spectacular views across Budapest, don't miss the chance to ascend Gellert Hill before descending to eat at one of the city's many restaurants, including Gundel, the most famous eaterie in Budapest.
A relaxing atmosphere, luxurious rooms and elegant restaurants await you at the first member of The Leading Hotels of the World in Hungary. The Kempinski Hotel Corvinus invites you to enjoy some of the best service in the city, where authentic Hungarian hospitality fuses with high-tech design and conveniences to ensure your stay offers the utmost in comfort and relaxation.
The first hotel in Hungary to be accredited by the Leading Hotels of the World, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is one of the city's most luxurious addresses. It offers a successful fusion of authentic hospitality and cutting-edge design to ensure your stay is restful and enjoyable. Featuring 337 rooms, a pool and fitness centre, business centre and selection of bars and restaurants, this hotel has something to suit all tastes and requirements. Situated in the centre of the financial and shopping district, just minutes from the Danube, the hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the airport.
There are 337 generous rooms and suites at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus. Interior déor is elegant and comfortable, and the hotel benefits from the assistance of 330 staff to make you feel at home throughout your stay. Standard rooms feature all the practical facilities you'd expect of a major hotel, such as direct-dial telephones, fax/PC connections, air-conditioning and underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Additional to standard rooms, there are 28 suites which offer the utmost in deluxe facilities. These range from a lavish Presidential Suite to a Junior Suite. Suites benefit from opulent wood furniture, two bathrooms, wonderful views across the river and double bathrooms.
There are three main restaurants at the hotel, all of which offer superlative dining in comfortable surroundings. The convivial Bistro Jardin is the place to enjoy informal coffees, snacks and breakfasts. It also hosts a weekly brunch and barbecue each Sunday as well as a fish buffet on Fridays.
The Ristorante Giardino, meanwhile, serves innovative Italian cuisine fused with Hungarian influences for a very unique dining experience. Dishes change frequently and the wine cellar boasts a range of fine Italian reds and whites to compliment your meal.
For authentic Bavarian cusine, visit the Kempi Brauhaus, the only authentic Bavarian beerhouse in the city. An expert German chef serves up hearty specialities, washed down with beer. Typical dishes include white sausages, meatballs in cabbage and veal knuckle.
Breakfasts, afternoon teas and coffees, and candel-lit dinners can be taken on the Kempinski Terrace during the summer months, while the refined environs of the Corvinus Bar offer a comfortable retreat in which to enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail or cold beer. The lights are low, a piano tinkles in the background and discreet bartenders mix a variety of delicious drinks, from 8 P.M. until the early hours.
The Lobby Lounge is a relaxed option if you're looking for somewhere to meet with friends for a drink after a day's sightseeing or shopping. Afternoon tea and morning coffee is served, and live classical music is played each afternoon, making this the perfect place to unwind. Try the famous Corvinus cake or a daily patisserie special, such as strudel and pancakes, as well as milk shakes and rich hot chocolates. The Lobby Lounge is open from 7 A.M. to midnight.
As well as all the standard facilities of a leading 5-star hotel, the Corvinus boasts a well equipped fitness centre. Enjoy a dip in the pool, which features a jet stream, relaxation area and pool bar with snack menu. Also on offer are a steam bath, sauna, solarium and massage rooms. The state-of-the-art fitness centre is equipped with every modern facility you could require, including running machines, Stepmasters, rowing machine, bicycle, weights, and exercise and aerobics area with video instruction.