The Kempinski Corvinus, Budapest

The Kempinski Corvinus is ideally located in the centre of Budapest, close to the Confiserie Gerbeaud (if you’re feeling peckish…), the bank of the Danube and the Chain Bridge.

The hotel is very well managed and the staff have obviously been well trained. They’re friendly and helpful. Moreover, they all speak very good English and interact pleasantly with guests.

I don’t take any pictures of the restaurant so as not to pester the other guests. However, it is worth mentioning that their breakfast spread is truly amazing and very extensive. There are two main restaurant: ES is the main restaurant, which is a kind of steakhouse and serves everything a meat lover’s heart desires. This is also where breakfast is served in the mornings. Then there is Nobu – a Japanese restaurant, as well as a deli, the Living Room Lounge and the Blue Fox Bar.

The facility is very well maintained. However, the rooms are starting to look a bit old fashioned. It’s not that they’re in bad shape, quite the contrary. It’s actually quite difficult tp put a finger on it. I think it’s just that the rooms are in a fairly opulent style, whereas more modern hotels tend to be in a somewhat austere or functional style. But perhaps that’s just because that’s the type of hotel I usually go for.

The bathroom features a separate bathroom and shower. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided in his and her sizes.

The amenities are by Ferragano.

All in all, the Kempinski Corvinus is a comfortable place to stay if you’re visiting Budapest. Of course, the location may not be as spectacular as that of the Hilton up on castle hill, but it’s certainly a lot more convenient and central, with many of the sights, shops and a lot of good restaurants in close proximity.