The experience begins the moment you step foot into the stained glass and marbled lobby, giving way to dramatic staircases and elegant chandeliers gracing the ceilings of this historically built architectural masterpiece. Oozing quality from every pore, whether from the opposite side of the river or from the inside, the Four Seasons Gresham Palace embodies the perfect amount of historic grandeur yet youthful excitement and is a benchmark for luxury hotels in Budapest.

Location

Is airport transport offered? How far away will I be from the famous sites of Budapest?

This lovingly restored landmark with secessionist interior is settled next to one of Europe’s most breathtaking rivers, harnessing Budapest’s renowned heritage with ease. While this luxury palace exudes elegance from the inside out, the most ancient part of the city, that is settled within the atmospheric winding streets of Baroque and classical architecture, lies just beyond the hotel’s walls.

Key Facts

  • let the concierge arrange car and limousine transfers for you
  • merely 30 minutes from Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport
  • in the heart of Budapest’s historic center with famous attractions nearby

What is special?

  • the hotel sits gracefully on the dramatic banks of the eastern end of the famous Danube River, facing the iconic Chain Bridge
  • listen as the romantic Danubius fountain of Elizabeth Square splashes splendid tunes of calm, merely steps from the hotel
  • enjoy the superb location, ideal for strolling through boutique shops and cafés or paying the Castle District, which is located directly on the opposite side of the river, a visit

What do the guests say?

  • the Four Seasons Budapest Gresham Palace is said to have the best location in the city
  • guests love the wonderful view of the river from their rooms
  • visitors enjoy being just a short walk away from the famous Elizabeth Square

Accommodation

How many rooms does the Four Seasons have? Will I have a view of Budapest?

The Four Seasons Budapest captures the youthful energy of the city while stained-glass windows let shadows of light dance along the hotel’s walls, creating an elegant palette of imperial grandeur. As Mosaic tiles accent the arcades and elegant cream and ivory tones grace the classic polished furniture, the rooms offer anything your heart desires quickly creating a sense of home.

Key Facts

  • 160 spacious rooms and 19 luxurious suites
  • the hotel stretches out across five lavish floors
  • fully equipped entertainment stations, a Nespresso machine and a fully stocked mini-bar await guests in each room

What is special?

  • appreciate complimentary eight hours a day butler services catering to every need during your stay in either the Budapest Royal Suite, Presidential Suite or Chain Bridge Suite
  • luxuriate in as much space as you need with your loved ones, as the Four Seasons Gresham Palace can comfortably connect your suite to one or two additional rooms
  • magical fairy-tale views of Budapest’s iconic sites await, transforming every room into a safe haven of relaxation and romance

What do the guests say?

  • guests recommend getting a room with a view of the Danube River
  • the Chain Bridge Suite is frequently highlighted and highly recommended for its wonderful views
  • vacationers love ordering breakfast in bed and getting a laid-back start to the day

Pools & Spa

What kind of treatments does the spa offer? Will there be a pool?

Located on the top floor of the hotel, dramatic chandeliers and carefully curated mosaic tiles allow the spa experience to start the moment you step out of the elevator and enter this oasis of modern tranquility. As the spa lovingly combines the high standards the Four Seasons is known for worldwide with pampering signature treatments, you are sure to be soothingly transported into a parallel world altogether.

Key Facts

  • seven treatment rooms as well as a steam room and sauna offering a variety of carefully crafted facials, massages, scrubs and beautifying treatments
  • sun filled and luxurious on-site infinity pool
  • the on-site fitness center offers personal training and 24 hour service

What is special?

  • immerse yourself in the essential mineral nature of the Hungarian Moor Mud treatment designed to nourish your skin
  • luxuriate in expensive diamond peptides, pampering your skin to bring out your firmest and brightest qualities while restoring your skin cells’ energy
  • men can choose from a variety of exclusively tailored and maximum tension relieving treatments using a dynamic blend of essential oils

What do the guests say?

  • getting a deep tissue massage is highly recommended
  • guests find the spa to be the perfect place to relax their aching feet after long days of exploring Budapest
  • therapists go above and beyond to meet everyone’s individual needs

Culinary

What kind of cuisine can I expect? Will I be able to taste traditional Hungarian dishes?

Going beyond his training, Chef Árpád leaves behind the limitations of the traditional Hungarian dining experience, much rather elevating it in elegant brasserie style with a local twist and touch of innovation. As Budapest’s landmarks converge in the distance, vibrant and inspiring river views set the mood for a bespoke dining experience you are sure not to forget any time soon.

Key Facts

  • the restaurant features classic French-inspired dishes with a Hungarian touch
  • enjoy an extensive menu from the comfort of your room or suite
  • the Brasserie & Bar sits on the ground floor of the Gresham Palace, where inspiring river views and timeless cocktails are served

What is special?

  • as an elegant soundtrack of live piano music fills the room, join the Herend Afternoon Tea paired with a cake tour of delightful bites
  • let your taste buds soar under the magical glass cupola covering the historic Peacock Passage as you enjoy light appetizers and a sophisticated selection of martinis and wines
  • set off on an adventurous culinary “Blind Date” during any evening as world class chefs prepare for a unique menu based on the fresh and local ingredients available that very day

What do the guests say?

  • service goes to great lengths to ensure the perfect dining experience
  • embarking on a culinary “Blind Date” Four Seasons style is highly recommended
  • guests enjoy lounging at the Afternoon Tea gathering and indulging in snacks

Activities

What kind of adventures can I embark on? How can I spend a day experiencing Budapest?

Whether you are looking to explore the sparkling luminescence of the night life in the city around you, enjoy a more intimate date at the hotel’s restaurant or hop on bikes to explore the countless adventures Budapest has to offer, this lively city of millions is sure to instantly sweep you off your feet.

Key Facts

  • over the Chain Bridge, visit Buda and the famous Castle District
  • the Jewish Quarter is a noteworthy attraction to see
  • the concierge can arrange private or group biking tours with professional guides

What is special?

  • enjoy the serene seclusion in Neo-Baroque Szechenyi Baths, a nourishing geothermal-bath with three luxurious and soothing outdoor pools
  • hire an exclusive Four Seasons videographer to capture your special moments as you discover Budapest
  • experience the young and creative nightlife Budapest has to offer as you visit famous bohemian ruin bars

What do the guests say?

  • guests love having hotel staff and concierges to turn to for local advice on adventures in Budapest
  • being so close to all the famous attractions is convenient for guests  
  • renting out bikes for better mobility around the city is highly requested