Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Baltazár Budapest is a quirky, 11-room boutique with a great deal of character and a fun, irreverent atmosphere located in the heart of the historic Buda Castle district. The décor is eclectically bohemian, with bold colours, exposed brick walls and a playful use of vibrant graphic design and iconic artworks.
Don’t let the idiosyncrasies fool you, however. Baltazár is owned by Budapest hotel gurus the Zsidai family, and their attention to detail is on show throughout the hotel, from the rain showers in the bathrooms to the hand-made Spanish Josper grill in the lively restaurant.
The hotel’s Baltazár Grill serves serious meats grilled to perfection over its hand-made Josper grill, as well as a range of traditional Hungarian favourites, such as Chicken Paprikash. The adjacent wine bar has an extensive wine menu championing wines from the Caspian Basin area, as well as winning G&Ts. If you’re feeling brave, it’s also the perfect place to try the local liquor, the formidable pálinka.
The Baltazár is located in a renowned gastronomic quarter, with plenty of restaurants and eateries that will delight the serious gastronaut, from fine cuisine at Pierrot to the Hungarian home cooking at hipster 21 Restaurant. Needless to say, booking is essential, and the Baltazár team will be more than happy to help.
The 11 guest rooms are all individually designed in a playful and eclectic style. They are elegantly furnished, in some cases with original vintage furniture, and the bathrooms are made out of handcrafted local limestone and are equipped with rain showers.
The Baltazár is nestled amongst the cobbled lanes of the World Heritage Buda Castle district. With commanding views over the Danube and Pest, as well as a wealth of fascinating cultural and historical landmarks, this neighborhood is well worth an explore. Get an insight into the city’s Ottoman past at the Anjou Bastion, constructed during the Ottoman occupation of the city and home to a monument to the last pasha of Buda. The medieval Jewish prayer-house on Táncsis Minhály Street offers a glimpse on another lesser-known aspect of Budapest’s past, and be sure not to miss Holy Trinity Square and St Matthias Church with its wonderful roof of coloured tiles.