Blend of History and 21st Century Luxury
Address: Erzsébet krt 9-11., trams 4,6, M2 (red) metro Blaha Lujza tér station .
If you want to splurge during your time in Budapest then stay at the Boscolo Budapest Autograph Collection Hotel, one of the most luxurious of all hotels in the Hungarian capital.
The Italian hotel chain, Boscolo bought the neglected building of the New York Palace on Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) in 2001 and managed to breath new life in the elegant edifice.
Similarly to the Four Seasosn Gresham, the New York Palace Boscolo Hotel is housed in an artfully refurbished palace with fine architectural details.
Pros at A Glance
- luxurious rooms with marble bathroom
- kind and professional staff
- tasty breakfast
- superb spa with sauna, steam rooms,
- fitness room
- beautiful classic coffee house on the ground floor
The Hotel In Detail
The extravagant hotel opened in May 2007 after a five-year renovation
The management of the project, lead by the architect Maurizio Papiri, paid extra attention on keeping the original historic eclectic style while creating a lavish hotel offering a wide choice of luxurious amenities to make your stay at New York Palace Boscolo Hotel unforgettable.
The Boscolo Budapest Autograph Collection is one of the highest rated luxury hotels in Budapest based on reviews provided by independent travellers.
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Although the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway in Budapest, the “too-central” location takes away a bit from the charm.
It certainly cannot compete with the views from Four Seasons Gresham Palace rooms, another fine 5 star hotel at the Pest side of the Danube, close to the Chain Bridge.
Just entering the hotel you feel transported to an Italian renaissance palace from the noisy Grand Boulevard.
The arcaded gallery of the New York Cafe runs along the glass covered main hall that exudes an aerial feeling.
Great care was taken when selecting the materials for the interior decoration of the palace-hotel.
The highest quality of materials were used to express an old-world elegance yet create a home away from home.
The Italian designers implemented a daring, but playful design that is rare in any hotel.
White Italian marble from Carrara, Giallo Siena, and Botticino covers the floor.
The original lightning elements that were highlighted parts of the New York Palace’s design were recreated: Venetian chandeliers, sprialling fluorescent lights hidden in the wall panels,
Lush textiles like silk and velvet were also exported from Italy. All in all the former New York Palace shines in its splendour again after more than 100 years of its construction. TIP: Read more about the history of New York Palace Budapest.
Rooms in the Boscolo Budapest Autograph Collection
The New York Palace Boscolo Hotel has 185 rooms including:
- 100 Classic rooms,
- 36 Superior rooms
- 20 Exclusive Rooms
- 22 Junior Suites,
- 5 Executive Suites, and
- 2 Presidential Suites
Amenities: Free WiFi, Lots of Space
Rooms are the most spacious among the city’s many 5-star hotels. The smallest classic rooms measure 30 sqm.
All rooms have:
- free WiFi (high speed internet is also available for a fee),
- marble tiled bathroom (with separate tub and shower, with toiletries provided)
- elegant interior with comfortable Italian furniture
- large screen TV with international channels
Suites have Nespresso coffee maker with an assortment of coffee capsules.
Rooms exude genteel elegance with muted colors of gold, chocolate brown, and sage. Freshly cut flowers and soft background music welcome guests in every room.
Spacious white marble bathrooms have soak tubs and separated showers in which scented shower gels and shampos are provided.
You can select from 3 types of breakfast from the room service menu. The staff speaks several languages and is very attentive.
Room rates start from cc. 170 EUR for a Classic room, a Superior room costs cc. 220 EUR , while a Junior suite is around 470 EUR per night. Note that room prices can double during special events like the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, or during the Christmas-New Year’s period.
The opulence of the hotel culminates in the two 140 square meter Presidential suites. They are lavishly decorated with the finest materials: gold, brocade, marble, colored glass chandelier (turquoise blue in one of the rooms and red in the other).
The sprawling bed and the large marble bathroom offer utmost comfort. The result is an atmosphere of refined luxury and contemporary elegance.
A perfect choice for a memorable stay in the Hungarian capital!
The hotel has a fabulous Cafe & Restaurant, a Bar, and a Spa.
All spots have their own unique atmosphere allowing guests to choose a place that best suits their moods.
Nyugat Bar – red textiles and dark wooden panels create a classic atmosphere in this room where you can relax while sipping a glass of fine cognac.
The bar is an island of peace within the stylish hotel where you can rest after an excellent dinner in the Salon Restaurant.
On the lowest level the Boscolo Spa offers its services to everybody.
Candles give soft background light in the zigzagging rooms that were designed to resemble alpine ice caves.
The whole complex is a tad futuristic but surely one can have a wonderful time there
Steam bath, sauna, a stunning indoor relaxation pool, aromatherapy and massages provide pure indulgence. There’s also a well-equipped gym.
New York Cafe and Salon Restaurant
The New York Cafe & Salon Fine Dining Restaurant are the most highlighted places within the hotel.
A combination of gold, crystal, marble, cherrywood and red plush results in muted sensuality and classic elegance.
The food compositions created by the talented head chef offer you a taste of Italian and Hungarian cuisine.
The cafe and the restaurant have separate menus. The one in the cafe includes seasonal dishes and offers for special holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Easter.
The Salon restaurant has an impressive wine list with wines from Hungary’s best vineyards many available by the glass: sparkling wines, reds, roses, whites and dessert wines as well as champagne by the glass.
If you want to dine then you have a choice of a 4-course menu, a 7-course menu and a vegetarian menu (all three with wine recommendation) but you can also choose a la carte.
Even if you don’t plan to stay at the hotel, do drop by the New York Cafe which is one of the historic landmarks of Budapest.
At its heyday in the first part of the 20th century the cafe boasted mythical fame. It was a place to be seen in Budapest.
The café became a second home for writers, poets, and other bohemian representatives of the Hungarian art world. Read more about coffee culture in Budapest.
The hotel is a perfect venue for business meetings and conferences. The several meeting rooms can accommodate up to 500 persons and is equipped with latest technology.
All rooms open to the balcony looking down on the beautiful main lobby.
Other Services Available in the Hotel:
- 24-hour room service,
- concierge service,
- high speed internet access,
- satellite TV with movie channels,
- baby sitter service,
- valet parking, and
- car rental service
More information: Official Website of the Hotel
Attractions Nearby & Things To Do Suggestions
The former Jewish District of Budapest starts at the corner behind Grand Boulevard.
The House of Terror Museum is also located at Andrássy út towards Heroes’ Square.
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