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Location is everything with The Magazine Hotel & Apartments, situated opposite the stunning St Stephen’s Basilica in the heart of Pest. You’re just a short walk from Budapest’s best restaurants, ruin bars, and shopping areas, and the city’s efficient tram service will let you explore the city even further.
The building itself is a charming fin-de-siècle Budapest townhouse, while the rooms and apartments have a décor inspired by stylish ‘urban life’ magazines, so expect plenty of open-plan minimalism, highlighted by eye-popping accents and bold prints. There is a 24-hour reception, and the helpful concierges are more than happy to point you in the direction of the city’s hottest new spots.
There is a number of great restaurants nearby, and the staff will be more than happy to point you to their favourite eateries, whether you want to try traditional Hungarian cooking or something a little more creative. For a typical Budapest lunch, we recommend heading to the Great Market (a 20-minute walk from the hotel), where you can sample tasty deep-fried langos, topped with your choice of ingredients.
Budapest is famous for its ruin bars, and the best ones are to be found only 10-minutes away from the hotel. Anker’t is particularly popular with locals, and there are several others to be found in the surrounding streets.
Rooms have comfortable double beds, and are styled in a very pared-back, minimalist décor with simple, functional furniture. It’s worth noting that due to the hotel’s location, rooms can get a bit noisy so we don’t recommend this hotel for particularly light sleepers.
The Magazine Hotel & Apartments is perfectly located for those that want to explore the Pest side of the city. Get your bearings by heading up to the viewing platform at the top of St Stephen’s Basilica for wonderful panoramic views of the city. The grand State Opera House is also close by, and whether you’re visiting for a show or just to take a look at the opulent architecture and interior décor, it will transport you back to the days when Budapest was a glittering jewel in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Magazine Hotel & Apartments is close to tram stops and metro stations, and the excellent public transport service will whisk you to the major cultural landmarks in the city. Don’t miss the Hungarian Parliament, a stunning gothic palace set on an impressive square, and for a spot of old-world relaxation head to either the Gellért or Széchenyi baths, both easily reachable by tram from the hotel.