Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Moments

District VI, Andrássy út 8, Budapest, Budapest, 1061, Hungary See on Map

A chic medium-sized hotel in a smashing location, on the World Heritage site of Andrássy út itself, close to St Stephen's Basilica, the State Opera House and the generally fascinating architecture, shopping and history of the street. The building is historic and attractive, and guest rooms are comfortable, plus service comes from a team who are really putting in the miles to help guests enjoy their stay.

Despite the location, rooms are quiet, and staff can recommend the absolutely silent ones to stay in for sensitive guests.

room

Rooms are not overly large, but they have personality, with luxurious velvet fabrics, gold curtains and patterned bedheads, as well as parquet or black and white tiled floors. The string curtains are cozy.

YOU SHOULD KNOW It's a shame the standard rooms do not have coffee making facilities, although you can get tea, coffee and mineral water downstairs in the Lounge Bar 24-7.

bathroom

Bathrooms, too, have a bit more personality than the norm, with patterned glass doors, plants, and either walk-in showers or baths. All are scrupulously clean.

lobby

The hotel lobby is light-filled, with a central atrium in chic white with pared back beige seats and a grand piano. There's a daily news in English dotted around the tables, which is cute.

gym

The small hotel gym includes a sauna, too.

dining

The hotel's 'Bistro Fine' restaurant dishes up a tasty buffet breakfast in stylish, modern environs, with orange chairs and black and white patterned floors. It's also open to the public for lunch and dinner, serving Hungarian and international cuisine. The streetside terrace right on Andrássy út is splendid.

drinking

The restaurant doubles as the bar, and thanks to its location on one of Budapest's prime streets, is usually a buzzing place to grab a drink and people-watch.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel basks in its stately address, and is walking distance from all of Pest's sights. On the other side of the river, Buda is only about 20 minutes away on foot, or the hotel is also close to a metro stop.

Restaurants

Quirky, tasty Hungarian bistro Menza (7-minute walk) is not far away. Or feline fans shouldn't miss Budapest's version of the Cat Cafe (1-minute walk) - there are plenty of cats but the coffee is good too, with some nice cat-themed cakes.

Bars

While we're on the gimmick-y places to visit, the Blind Mouse Stock Exchange Bar (2-minute walk) is a fun, clubby option, which bases its prices on which drinks are more popular and lists them, stock-exchange style, above the bar. Or for an altogether more refined, chatty bar, try Kadarka Wine Bar (6-minute walk).

WHY WE LIKE IT

A prime address, some chic stylings, and staff who are really trying to make your stay special all combine to mean that Hotel Moments is a reliable choice in this buzzing part of the city.

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 1-611–7000

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