Aria Hotel Budapest

For Lovers of Music & Luxury – Close to the Basilica

Address: Hercegprímás utca 5., district V., city centre

The 49-room new luxury boutique hotel opened in April 2015 in a small street , Hercegprímás utca, near St. Stephen’s Basilica in the very centre of Budapest.

Aria signature roomHenry Callan, who designed the famous Manhattan-based, book-themed hotels, the Library Collection, is behind this hotel project in downtown Budapest.

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Following the success of a Prague Aria hotel, he now aims to repeat the feat in Hungary’s capital.

NEW: Aria won the Best Hotel of the World title on Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award in early 2017.

Callan’s aim with Aria “to design a hotel for Budapest that felt like a private home with a distinctive personality and cultural experience along with the personal care for which we’re known”

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St. Stephen Sqr & the Basilica

According to travellers’ who had the chance to stay at Aria, he succeeded to achieve this aim.

Entering the hotel you’ll feel transported to another world from the ordinary city street.

A subtle elegance that is not intimidating at all can be experienced in every detail from the lobby to rooms, courtyard or restaurants.

A lot of care was taken to select a professional and dedicated team of staff who’ll let you feel at home in this magnificent mansion of a hotel.

Rooms in the 7-storey historic building are dedicated to famous musicians and composers.

The building’s exterior has been carefully refurbished to its original 19th-century look.

Aria Hotel has a rich music and book collection that guests of the hotel can enjoy free of charge, along with a range of other services and amenities.

Why Stay?

  • A new hotel with a creative theme and tasteful interior decor: uniquely designed, spacious, luxurious rooms and suites, each named after a different compospiano keyboard in the lobby of Aria Hotel Budapester/musician.
  • Quality materials and finely elegant decor elements create a refined, classy atmosphere not only in the rooms but in other areas of the hotel.
  • Superb central location with lots to see and do in the area:

The St. Stephen Basilica with Hungary’s most revered relic,

  • the Holy Right Hand of King St. Stephen, and the tomb of the most famous Hungarian, Ferenc Puskás,
  • a Michelin-star restaurant just a few steps form the hotel in Sas utca: Borkonyha featuring modern Hungarian dishes in bistro style as well some excellent wines, the Danubeis just a short walk to the east with nice vista, ideal for strolling along the stretch called Dunakorzó (Danube Promenade).
Hercegprímas utca with street lamps on one side and parking cars on the other side.
Hercegprímás Street where the hotel is located
  • Superb spa complex with pool filled with 35 degree water, Turkish steam bath “Hammam”, sauna, massages (try the Thai yoga massage), detox, and anti-aging treatments.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served in the Music Garden.

Offer includes

  • cooked and cold meals: scrambled, fried or poached eggs,
  • whole wheat toast, jams, butter, cold cuts,
  • cheese selection, croissants,
  • minimuffins, cereals and yogurts,
  • fresh fruits and veggies etc.

More Amenities in Aria

  • Wine and Cheese in the afternoon. local as well as international cheese selection, served with nuts, fruits and a choice of Hungarian red, white or sparkling wine.
  • High speed internet- free WiFi access in all parts of the hotel.
  • Complimentary bottle of local mineral water, Vis Vitalis from Pannonhalma, chocolates in the room.
  • Last but not least professional, courteous and kind staff that will help you feel speacil and at home in this new, first-class hotel.

Rates in Aria

  • Room rates start from 216 EUR/night: this is for a 30-36 sqm luxury room with 1 king-size bed, the Aria room (36-39 sqm) with view of the courtyard costs 270 EUR/night.
  • Suites of course have higher per night rates. A night in the Liszt Studio Suite (45 sqm) starts from 329 EUR.
  • Rates go up in high season and at major events (Formula 1 Hungarian Race) and bank holidays (Easter, Christmas & New Year).

Rooms & Suites

opera suite -living roomRooms and suites in Aria are designed and decorated in various musical themes with all conveniences and modern equipment to ensure an unforgettable experience and utmost comfort for guests.

All rooms have

  • coffee/tea maker,
  • in-room iPad,
  • multimedia entertainment center,
  • docking station for iPod and Android,
  • smart TV,
  • hair dryer,
  • bathrobe and slipper,
  • heated towel rack,
  • complimentary toiletries (soap, shampoo, body lotion, tooth paste)
  • state-of-the-art sound system and you’ll also can use
  • the digital music library.

Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the spectacular glass-covered inner courtyard, the Music Garden.

Some rooms come with a terrace with a view of the city.

Rooms

Luxury Room with King Bed

These are the smallest rooms measuring 32-34 sqm/350-365/sqft).

the funky interior of the Aria Signature roomAria Signature Room

Size: 37-39 sqm/400-425 sqft – Double room with king bed and either with city or garden view, chic interior decor, large elegant bathroom with separate shower and tub, bidet toilet.

Grand Luxury Room – 2 Full-Size Beds, City View

Size: 36 sqm/385 sqft, ideal for 2 adults and 1 child

Terrace Room with King Bed, City View

Size: 29 sqm/307-325 sqft + 65-80 sqm terrace

These rooms are on the 5th floor and come with a large terrace overlooking the city.

Suites

the lavish king size bed in the Liszt StudioLiszt Studio Suite

Size: 45 sqm/485 sqft

Designed and named after in honour of the famous Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt, the Liszt Suite boasts a

  • sunlit,
  • blue granite bathroom with a freestanding tub.
  • has a king-size bed and all the other amenities listed in other rooms.

Opera Suite

Size: 39 sqm/418 sqft, ideal for 2 adults and 2 kids

La Traviata 2-Bedroom Suite with Terrace – Ideal for Families

Size: 74 sqm/800 sqft

The La Traviata has two bedrooms, each with king size bed, a living room with sofa bed, two washrooms and a terrace.

Customize Your Suite

La Traviata suite in Aria HotelAria has four Opera Parlors, essentially beautifully furnished living rooms without bed and bathroom, inspired by operas:

  • Carmen,
  • Salome,
  • Madame Butterfly, and the
  • La Traviata with Terrace.

These can be used for meetings or special occasions or booked together with other rooms perfect for larger groups or families.

Photos are from the Hotel’s official website where you’ll find a lot more details and latest offers.

Other Highlights of the Hotel

Music Garden

Music Garden illuminated at nightThe dazzling glass covered courtyard is the focal point of the whole building.

The uniquely structured glass roof lets in plenty of light and allows the view of the starry night sky.

Keynote floor tiles, plush settees, lots of gold and glitz make the courtyard a place to be during your stay.

Teatro Aria

A music and entertainment room adjacent to the Music Garden where you can enjoy concert, musical, opera, or ballet pieces.

High Note SkyBar

The rooftop bar is another extraordinary element of the Aria Hotel where you canmarvel at the amazing 360° panorama while sipping a cocktail.

spires of St. Stephen Basilica from the rootop bar

It is comfortably furnished with chairs and settees.

You’ll feel as if you can touch the tower of the Basilica.

The terrace can be covered with retractable roof so guests can come up and have a great time throughout the year.

Stradivari Restaurant

Adjacent to the lobby is the hotel’s restaurant where the unique music theme is also reflected in the design.

If you wish to try the local cuisine Stradivari is an excllent palce to do so.

They offer Hungarian dishes created with modern cooking techniques an in creative ways from top-quality, fresh ingredients.

Satchmo’s Bar & Library Lounge

the lively blue decor of the bar
Satchmo’s Bar & Library

You can relax here with a glass of cocktail, coffee or cake.

Sit by the romantic fireside on a cool evening or enjoy a light meal at the terrace, or nurse a drink at the vibrant, retro-style bar.

Spa & Recreation

The Harmony Spa is a relaxing retreat after a long city tour. Soak in the heated pool, sit in the Finnish or infra sauna or indulge in a Thai yoga massage or one of the detox and anti ageing treatments.

You can also excercise your body on state-of-the-art fitness machines and free weights.

Attractions & Activities in the Neighbourhood

The riverbank and the Danube Promenade (Dunakorzó) is a few-minute stroll west of the hotel.

Walk along it to admire the World Heritage listed vista and sights:

TIP: If you aren’t scared of height do go up the cupola of St. Stephen’s Basilica to enjoy the fantastic panorama, it costs only 500 HUF/adult. Opening hours: 01. October-30. June: 10.00-16.30, 01. July-30. September: 10.00-18.30.

green lawn and the Rakoczi sttaue in front of the parliament buildingBesides the Basilica just a few steps from the hotel, you’ll be also within walking distance to the Parliament on Kossuth Square and the business district of Budapest.

The square in front of the imposing building was nicely redone in 2014: it has a huge manicured lawn dotted with statues of great Hungarians.

You can do a 1-hour guided tour of the Parliament and see the nation’s most revered relic: the Holy Crown of St. Stephen, founder and first king of Hungary.

Erzsébet Square south of Aria is also very near with a couple of nice terraced cafes, bars and restaurants: Akvárium, Fröccsterasz, Prosit Wine Bar, Terminal Restaurant.