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.
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!
After a 2.5 hour drive from Vienna, I took a seat in the The Living Room and ordered a delicious lemonade.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 is seriously impressive and a luxurious piece of art! But check out these culinary delights…
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.