Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the great news is that the day of love falls on a Sunday! If you’re a foodie looking for a luxury hotel with first-class cuisine, now is the time to book the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.

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What’s so special about the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest? The 5 star hotel is home to the first Nobu Restaurant in Central Europe, one of the best addresses for gourmet food in the Hungarian capital. Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – known to the world simply as “Nobu” – is the acclaimed and highly influential chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants all over the globe. Once you try the NOBU, you’ll get addicted to its innovative menu!

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The generous lobby of Kempinski Corvinus Hotel Budapest
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The revamped ground floor

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Kempinski Budapest Hotel
The sleek and stylish reception area

After a 2.5 hour drive from Vienna,  I took a seat in the The Living Room and ordered a delicious lemonade.

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The freshly squeezed ice cold lemonade was super-refreshing… stellar!

The Living Room is inspired by the local coffee-house culture serving great coffees, fine teas, a cake selection and strictly rose-only champagne. It boosts comfortable sofas, high-back armchairs, and a lovely fireplace. It’s the perfect place to relax before starting the shopping tour on the famous Váci utca – located within minutes from the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.

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ROOMS & SUITES

If you’re in the mood for a serious splurge, check into the 57 sq m Executive Suite. It’s a cosy suite with truly spectacular views, featuring a large sitting room area, an elegant bedroom area with king-size bed and a spacious bathroom.

The Executive Suite (Credits: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest)
The generous Executive Suite (Credits: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest)
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What a view …
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Bathroom toiletries
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The Executive Suite is well-appointed with coffee making facilities

WELLNESS & SPA

The wellness sanctum is furnished with a modern gym, saunas, a pool and several treatment rooms. Kempinski The Spa treatments use Elemental Herbology products, which combine holistic medical knowledge with innovative bioactive skincare technology to counter ageing & environment effects. So give it a try!

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Kempinski The Spa (Credits: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest)
Kempinski The Spa
The gym

WINING & DINING

ÉS Bisztró is a refined, minimalist brasserie serving delicious Hungarian-Viennese dishes. The bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and offers a modern, casual and design-driven brasserie ambience.

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ES Bisztro offers also a wide selection of wines, from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime

The breakfast is amazing – the food subtle and extremely fresh. You can tell everything is of the highest quality. Oh and if you go to ÉS Bisztró, you have to order Eggs Benedict!

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How can anyone say “no” to this breakfast?

A special shout-out must go to the NOBU Restaurant, where the great chef masterfully combines shellfish, seafood and succulent meats. All the dishes were so tempting but I decided on my favorite, the Japanese Wagyu Ribeye Steak A5 Grade – delicate & velvety, a sheer delight!

Nobu Restaurant
Nobu Bar serves fancy drinks… and Nobu Restaurant one of the best cuisines!

Kempinski Budapest is the perfect hotel for sightseeing tourists as well as for business travelers – it’s within easy reach to St Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue, Chain Bridge and the Opera.

Budapest’s ambience resonates with a multicultural charm rich in Roman, Italian renaissance, Ottoman, German and Austrian impressions, offering a unique composition that makes up the Hungarian culture and identity. Explore Budapest by night and you’ll get mesmerized!

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The majestic Chain Bridge

TO DOS WHILE YOU’RE HERE

A place you should not miss if you’re in Budapest: the New York Cafe, a gorgeous building built in eclectic style relying on Italian renaissance and baroque – everything being made of marble, bronze, silk and velvet.

New York Cafe Boscolo Palace
Now that’s what I call luxury!

New York Cafe Boscolo Palace

New York Cafe is seriously impressive and a luxurious piece of art! But check out these culinary delights…

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Roasted pink duck breast with pear flavored parsnip puree
Boscolo Budapest New York Cafe
Goose liver terrine with vanilla flavored apple puree
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New York cake selection – one of the best I’ve had in my life!

With all that being said… GO, GO, GO!

Thank you to Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest for welcoming Expat Trip! Opinions are, as always, my own.