Gresham Palace
Gresham Palace
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Neighbourhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty tér • 5 min walk
  • Deák Ferenc tér • 7 min walk
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Czechmate
Pilsen, Czech Republic28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We couldn’t afford the room rate, so we had to settle for afternoon team stead.

Very good value, nice setting. The food was very good and quantity was plenty. Staff is very professional and friendly. The hotel is beautiful, right in front of the bridge.
Written 7 May 2020
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TheTonyTraveller
London, UK456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Great location wonderful rooms wonderful art deco interiors.

This is a Four Seasons that feels like a Four Seasons. Still a large hotel but friendly and helpful.

Good location and will be even better once the bridge opp the front door is reconstructed and open again - rather a long way across to the Pest side.
Written 1 October 2022
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Donna
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The four seasons who have taken over this grand palatial place should be more welcoming of tourists all season. Especially, winter season.
Written 18 February 2021
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX4,065 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Overlooking Szechenyi ter, Gresham Palace once held the offices of a life-insurance company; today it houses of Budapest's top hotels - Four seasons. To this day it is the most beautiful and one of the largest buildings in Budapest. Even if you're not a guest, ogle its glorious facade and stroll thought its luxurious lobby (lobby open 24 hours daily). Be sure to get a good look at the Gresham Palace's fine facade - consider circling around the park and looking back. Be careful when you cross the street - there is no pedestrian demarcation!

Damaged in World War II, the building was an eyesore for decades. Reportedly, an aging local actress refused to move out, so developers had to wait for her to, ahem, vacate before they could reclaim the building. In 1999, the Gresham Palace was meticulously restored to its former glory. Saunter into the lobby and absorb the gorgeous details. For example, not only did they have to re-crate the unique decorative tiles - they had to rebuild the original machines that made the tiles.

Our preliminary plans included visiting Kollazs Cafe, which is located in the hotel lobby - but looking at the menu and prices, we decided to skip this pleasure. The cafe looks respectable and the prices are there $$$$.
Written 30 October 2019
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Otto R
Fitzroy, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Beautiful former palace now an upmarket hotel. Worth a visit. Free access for a look at the foyer. Have a coffee and soak up the beautiful interior.
Written 24 September 2020
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DerAlteBach
Sydney, Australia755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
The architecture is gorgeous, and the history of the palace is fascinating (in Eastern Europe, a "palace" is simply a large, ornate building). In the 1880s, it was illegal for British insurance companies to invest in stocks, but they could buy real estate. So the Gresham Insurance Company built the Gresham Palace, named after the English financier Sir Thomas Gresham, who founded the Royal Exchange in London in the sixteenth century.

After World War II, the building was used as a barracks by Red Army troops, and then became an apartment building. The “palace” became more and more decrepit, but was finally bought by Four Seasons Hotels and completely refurbished, while retaining the Art Nouveau style and much of the original decorations.

Well worth visiting.
Written 3 November 2019
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yogiEngland
england98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
We pre- booked the afternoon tea and despite arriving early where made to feel very welcome

There were 3 varieties of savouries, scones with strawberry jam/lemon curd and clotted cream, selection of cakes and patisseries
The service was impeccable
The food and drinks were excellent
The surroundings are beautiful - with art Nouveau decor which makes the place very elegant

We had a very relaxed decadent afternoon

Would wholeheartedly recommend the Gresham
Written 26 September 2019
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Ezajo
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
The Gresham Palace is one of the nicest Art Nouveau buildings in Budapest overlooking the Danube, the Buda Castle and the Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Built in 1827, it was bought in 1880 by the London based Gresham Life Assurance Company and got its name after the famous English financier Sir Thomas Gresham the founder of the Royal Exchange in London. Having been bought by various investment companies, currently it is home to the luxury Four Seasons Hotel, this hotel probably has the best panorama in Budapest city center. The interior has been completely renovated keeping its beautiful original features , stained glasses, mosaics, raw ironwork etc. If you are interested in architecture, a must see.
Written 4 March 2016
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This beautiful palace now houses the luxurious Four Seasons hotel and offers a wonderful view of Buda and the Chain bridge.
The hotel is beautifully lit after dark and its lobby is very elegant and worth a quick peek.
Written 8 September 2020
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
The Gresham palace is now the 4 Seasons hotel...wander in and look at the lobby. Place is nicely decked out and very comfortable. The central dome is lovely and the toilets are quite nice. Impressive metal doorways with peacocks on them too.
Written 6 July 2019
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