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New York Palace Boscolo Hotel Budapest


The general ratings of Budapest luxury hotels is averaging at about 4.5 – 4.7, and New York Palace Budapest falls in this range too. New York Palace Boscolo Hotel opened in 2006 as a beautifully renovated luxury hotel in Budapest providing a good alternative for those travellers who intend to stay in an opulent five-star environment with a strong Italian touch in a relatively central location (especially honeymooners might be interested in a romantic stay). While there is no superb river-view of the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge etc., the hotel itself is a fascinating view, and Budapest is full of good walks that will anyway encourage you to walk and walk. Celebrities like Alexander Korda (director of The Thief of Baghdad), Michael Curtis (Casablanca) were regular guests of the old New York Cafe (ground floor) in the 1910’s. Go to the official website of New York Palace Boscolo Hotel Budapest to make your booking.

Location of New York Palace Boscolo Hotel Budapest

New York Palace Budapest is centrally located on the Pest side of Budapest (divided into Buda and Pest by the River Danube). The hotel is not in the very heart of the historical city, but it is still fairly centrally situated on Elisabeth Boulevard (Erzsebet Korut), just a few steps from the red metro line (at Blaha ter), and the number 4 and 6 trams, which run through Budapest every 2-4 minutes. The Palace is on the corner of Elisabeth Boulevard and Dohany utca, the street that leads to the biggest synagogue of Europe (about 15 min. walk). Bus number 7 will take you to the Buda side in about 15 minutes if you wish to have a bath in Gellert Spa Bath or take a walk on the Gellert Hill (Statue of Freedom and panoramic views of the Pest side with the Parliament). The easiest way to get to the Castle District (approx. 20 min.) is to hop on the red metro line and get off a few stops later on Moszkva ter. From there you can take a pleasant walk or take a special minibus (Castle bus) that will put you down right at Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, or at the Castle itself. You can get to the fashionable shopping street (no cars allowed), Vaci utca, by taking the number 7 bus and going until Ferenciek tere (5 min). Danube river is another 5 minutes from there.

Dining in New York Palace Boscolo Hotel Budapest

The Deepwater Restaurant of New York Palace Boscolo Hotel serves traditional Italian and some local food and a great selection of wines (open from 6 to 11 pm). The legendary New York Cafe is a must to Budapest visitors: even if you are not a Tiramisu fan, or a coffee-drinker, you may wish to look at the interior, and expect prices on par with the fabulous design. You may have to wait 10 minutes to get in. The Cigar Bar gives a relaxing break and serves renowned cigars, cognacs, etc. One of the guests wrote the following (TripAdvisor): “Breakfasts was superb, with its wide range of yummy cakes, crispy croissants, fruit juices, yogurt, egg cooked to order, ham and bacon – the choice and quality offered here outshines that of the Gresham, anytime, trust me!” Anyway, the design of New York Palace restaurant and cafe was made by award-winning Adam D. Tihany (world-famous architect and designer of luxury hotels and restaurants, like The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Le Cirque in New York, the Blue Heaven hotel in Frankfurt, Aleph Hotel in Rome, etc.). Interestingly enough, Tihany Design writes the following: “Tihany Design created an original and unique concept for the New York Cafe. However, Tihany Design does not want to associate its name with the project as the client has opened without installing a large part of the major design features that were created for the space.” Nevertheless, some of that unique concept must have been realized, as the cafe is magnificent.

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