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Boho Baltazár Budapest

Boho Baltazár Budapest

The low-down
Tucked away down a cutesy cobbled street, the 11-room family-run Baltazár is a true boutique retreat. Located in Old Town, this little-known hotel sports ultra-trendy décor with a scarlet red colour scheme. The service is warm and welcoming with a personal touch. It’s the perfect place to escape the crowds and explore the city’s historical Buda side.

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Rooms and suites
Like the rest of the hotel, the rooms and suites are bursting with character. Each space has been individually designed to be homely and a little bit hipster. Think feature lighting, designer furniture, modern artwork and quirky knick-knacks. Everything you need is there, plus some cool (chargeable) extras if you feel like a treat, such as a face mask.

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Even if you’re not staying over, Baltazár Grill is well worth a trip over the Chain Bridge. It’s one of my top 3 in the city. So I wasn’t surprised to learn the hotel is owned by the city’s most successful restaurateurs; the Zsidai family.

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The dishes are a modern celebration of Hungarian food and is one of Budapest’s only to cook with the Josper grill. Ingredients are carefully sourced and portions are hearty. The Chicken Paprikash is a must-try. The chicken has been specially bred for the restaurant on a nearby farm and is beautifully tender. It’s served in a stew with heaps of buttery dumplings and a dollop of sour cream. Bijou Budapest: The City’s Trendiest Hotels 8If you’re after something British, order the burger but try not to drool as the slow-aged beef falls apart in your hands.

There’s an enormous wine list (over 200 bottles) but be sure to try a glass of fresh, zingy homemade lemonade that Budapest is famous for. The dining room is a hidden gem, with a backlit vaulted ceiling, funky filament light bulbs and cave paintings on the walls.

Things to do
There’s no spa or gym since it’s a boutique hotel but you won’t be short of things to do in the Castle District.

Buda Castle, Matthias Church, the National Gallery and a walk up Gellért Hill to the Liberty Statue should all be on your to-do list.

Baltazár Budapest, 1014 Budapest, Országház utca 31 Hungary

T: +36 (1) 300 7051
E: [email protected]

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