Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
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From the outside, Hotel Rum may look like any other of the grand 19th-century buildings that line the streets of Budapest, however inside it is a very different story. While the building retains some of its original features, such as a spiral stone staircase, the hotel has been renovated in a boldly modern style. Rooms feature an industrial décor, with exposed piping and concrete floors, and stylishly functional furniture.
With a 24-hour reception, and a trendy Asian-themed restaurant that doubles up as a chic cocktail bar, Hotel Rum is the perfect base from which to enjoy the bohemian side of Budapest.
Hotel Rum is home to Urban Tiger, serving contemporary Asian food as well as cocktails with an imaginative twist. Try the ‘Smoking Barrel’, an imaginative take on the Old Fashioned cocktail, which uses tonka bean, maple syrup, and apple-tree smoke.
There are several trendy restaurants located near Hotel Rum, and the famous Budapest ruin bars are a short journey by tram, or a longer walk.
Rooms range in size, and the smallest rooms are quite snug. Some of the smaller rooms have frosted-glass shower cubicles built into the bedrooms, so it’s worth bearing in mind that these are lacking somewhat in privacy, although only with the person you are sharing the room with.
Hotel Rum is located in Pest, on the eastern banks of the Danube, close to many of the city’s best cultural landmarks. Begin your day with a short walk to the Central Market Hall, a colourful food market housed within a romantically timeworn 19th-century building. Take a stroll around the ground floor, breathing in the heady aromas at the paprika stalls, and then head up to the second floor to snack on langos, a traditional Hungarian snack consisting of fried dough topped with a number of savoury foodstuffs.
If you opt for the traditional toppings of cream cheese and onions, then a hike up Gellert Hill, on the other side of the river, might be needed; you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the city. If you don’t feel up to the strenuous uphill walk, then the opulent Gellert baths at the foot of the hill are well-worth a visit.