New York Palace Budapest Hotel: Where Renaissance Grandeur Meets Modern Luxury

From the moment you step into the lavish lobby of the New York Palace Budapest, it becomes clear that this is more than just a hotel—it is a historical landmark steeped in grandeur, elegance and the fascinating narrative of a bygone era.

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New York Palace Budapest Hotel History

The New York Palace hotel was built in 1894 by the New York Life Insurance Company as a symbol of its prosperity (now an Anantara Hotels property). This Budapest icon is an architectural masterpiece that beautifully combines Italian Renaissance and Baroque elements, delivering an authentic and breathtaking reminder of the city’s rich history.

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Over the decades, the palace has served as a hub for Hungary’s literary and intellectual communities. It is home to the renowned New York Café, known as “The most beautiful café in the world,” where the country’s greatest literary figures still gather. After a significant restoration in 2006 by Boscolo Hotels, the palace was transformed into a luxury hotel while retaining its historical essence. In 2020, the hotel was acquired by NH Hotel Group (aka Anantra Hotels).

New York Palace Budapest Accommodation & Amenities

The hotel offers 185 rooms, including 29 suites, each exuding a blend of traditional luxury and modern comfort. Rooms are spacious, elegantly furnished, and some offer stunning views of the city. The marble bathrooms, plush bedding, and attentive room service elevate your stay to another level.

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Amenities include a world-class spa, a fitness center, and a business center. The wellness area features an indoor relaxation pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna, and a variety of treatments for your ultimate relaxation. For business travelers, the well-equipped business center and the high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel ensure a seamless work experience.

Dining at the New York Palace Budapest

A highlight of my stay was the unforgettable dining experience at the hotel’s famed New York Café. The café is a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Vaulted ceilings, crystal chandeliers and ornate frescoes offer a regal backdrop while you indulge in the rich culinary offerings.

New York Cafe in Budepest - Photo by Mike Shubic

Hotel guests have breakfast included on the lower level, while guests for the upper level line up around the block to get a table. Many come just to take photos of the extraordinary setting. Guests are also treated to some fantastic live entertainment while they dine.

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The New York Palace Budapest is more than just a place to rest your head; it’s an experience that intertwines history, luxury, and impeccable service. From the moment you step in until your departure, you’ll be enveloped by the grandeur that this historical icon exudes.

For those planning to visit Budapest, I highly recommend making the New York Palace Budapest your base. It’s not just a hotel, but a gateway to the fascinating history and culture of this beautiful city.

Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

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Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.