Baltazar Hotel Budapest

Charming Accommodation In Castle District

The Baltazar Hotel is a little boutique hotel in Buda Castle offering luxurious accommodation in creatively designed rooms.

View from a top roomA little-known gem at a prime location, close to all the historic sights yet in a peaceful neighbourhood.

Why Stay?

  • very good value: well-sized rooms with nice bathroom and with unique design,
  • great location in a quiet, historic-romantic area of the city with great transport connections to the city centre[/checklist]
  • an excellent restaurant with delicious food incl. breakfast
  • ideal for families
  • kind, welcoming staff
  • due to the small size Baltazar has a very homey, relaxed atmosphere.

Location, Map

Address: Országház utca 31., district I.

The hotel stands in a quieter street in the northern tip of the Castle, near Kapisztrán Square and the Magdalene Tower (houses a photo exhibition and visitors can admire a wonderful panorama from the top floor – tickets can be bought in the Military Histoty Museum next door)

More About the Hotel

The name Baltazar comes from a cartoon animal Balthazar.

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Rooms & Suites:

a king size bed in a double roomThe hotel has only 11 rooms and suites each decorated and furnished in a unique way. Double rooms measure 20-30 sqm offering convenient accommodation for two persons.

Rooms are furnished with hand-picked vintage and modern items. Comfortable bedding on king size or twin beds, with high-quality fine bedlinen and pillows. Anti allergic linen is available.

Bathrooms are spacious and L’Occitane cosmetics are provided.  Suites come in two sizes: the 35-45 sqm option is ideal for 2 persons, the larger one (60 sqm) can accommodate up to 5 persons.

They have a living area with kings size bed in the sleeping area and a bathtub with rain shower.  Baby cot is provided free of charge.

TIP: Book a room on the top floor overlooking the Magdalene Tower- remain of a medieval church.

Rates: Double room: from 117 EUR/night, suite 174 – 222 EUR /night this is a small hotel that is becoming more and more popular so early booking is highly recommended.

A breakfast package is an additional 15 EUR (omelette, bagels croque madame, jam, butter, freshly pressed orange juice, a bottle of water, tea/coffee).

TIP: You can add a Lovers extension for a more romantic holiday for 30 EUR that includes a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and 2 desserts in a choice of three restaurants (one is the hotel’s own restaurant the other two are also close by).

Restaurant & Wine Bar

egg menu with cappuccinoAnother highlight of Baltazar is the exceptionally good restaurant with a lovely terrace. Simple yet creative meals by one of the best chefs of Hungary, Zsolt Litauszky.

Gourmet street food: a variety of burgers including vegetarian options, some Hungarian classics including goulash, chicken paprikash, grilled meats, steaks, daily specials, and some delicious cakes.

Breakfast offers include omelette with various toppings, muesli with yogurt, croissant with jams, cheese plate, fresh fruits.

The wine bar offers a around 300 bottles of local and international wines, champagnes and sparkling wines as well as the best craft beers of Hungary (Rizmajer, Stari, Fóti breweries.) Note: A 13% service fee is charged.

What Do Reviewers Say?

Travellers rave about Baltazar. The hotel has received 5 star ratings on major travel review sites so far:

  • excellent location yet in a quite corner of the Castle with very good transport connection to downtown Budapest
  • finely decorated rooms, comfortable bedding
  • attentive and helpful staff
  • great restaurant with homemade sauces, jams, tasty grilled dishes, burgers, and scrumptious desserts, the breakfast choice is also good
  • the bar is also amazing with a lot of local wines and beer on tap
  • ideal for a memorable romantic vacation.
a black sedanTIP: Airport Transfer Service: Start your visit in convenience!

Take a taxi transfer to your hotel from the Ferenc Liszt Airport (or from your hotel to the airport) at a great price.

Book an Airport Transfer!

Attractions Nearby, Things To Do

Buda Castle is packed with historic sights, museums, churches, and you can get the best panoramic views of whole Budapest from the area.

Matthias church and statue of St. StephenMust-see attractions include:

  • Fishermen Bastion – lookout terraces and a restaurant on the top level
  • Royal Palace with the History Museum and the National Gallery.
  • Hungarian Military History Museum (Kapisztrán tér 2-4., open: Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00), and
  • Magdalene Tower open: Tue-Sun: 10.00-18.00 –  a late-Gothic church from the 15. century, you can view a photo display about the church’s and the castle’s history in the downstaris hall, admire the vista from the top floor and listen to the unique chime of the 24 bells. Tickets: adults: 800 HUF,  students: 400 HUF, can be purchased in the Military History next door.
TIP: see also our tips on a self-guided walk tours of the Castle area.

The castle regularly hosts festivals with lots of exciting gastronomy, entertainment and family programs: there’s an Easter Festival, Beer FestivalFestival of Folk Arts, Wine Festival, Pálinka and Sausage festival.

Király Bath

Address: 84., Fő utca in Buda, district II.

This fine Ottoman bath from the 16th century is just 12-15 minute walk from the hotel. See more details on the Király baths.