New York Palace
New York Palace
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The area
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Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Blaha Lujza tér • 3 min walk
  • II. János Pál pápa tér • 8 min walk
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  • Rose
    England, United Kingdom86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy a meal or just a drink in this palatial restaurant
    Good fun to have dinner here in this memorable restaurant like a palace, enjoying the Secessionist decor, the Hungarian dishes, and people-watching. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful. A not-to-be missed place to eat in Budapest.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Sara S
    Schaerbeek, Belgium191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical Hungarian Kindness and Hekpfulness
    I didn't stay there honestly but evryone I spoke to adored it. I had a problem with an airport transfer and the staff at reception could not have been nicer. Looking at the hotel from the groundfloor, the rooms are built round a central corridor, ablaze with light and the foyer is astonishing. One day I may be able to stay there. It is so central, beautiful and the New York Café is next door. Hopefully many contributors will have visited by next year
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Penny F
    51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing venue, worth visiting
    What an amazing place to visit. The architecture is just amazing and it’s such a lovely place to visit. The food was good quality, three of us had soup & one cake, as well as fruit tea, tea & Aperol spritz. Service was not the quickest but we were in no hurry so suited us. Prices are high but this reflects the venue & reputation of the venue. Had to queue for about 20 minutes to get in but it was worth the wait in the rain. Would recommend visiting & if I’m ever back in Budapest would definitely visit again.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 December 2023
  • Tahr19
    Province of Leinster, Ireland46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    We did not have to wait in queue and we walked straight in and got seated. We ordered the New York hot chocolate and cake for €24. Overall it is incredibly expensive but if you share a beverage and a cake it is worth the experience as the building and decor is incredibly beautiful. There was live music being played in the background which was enjoyable. Overall I would recommend but don’t bother if there is large queues.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 February 2024
  • CH
    Hinckley, United Kingdom25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must stop whilst in Budapest
    A must stop whilst in Budapest Beautiful surroundings with live music in the background. The decor and artwork on the ceilings and walls is amazing. Much larger variety of food than expected. Pricey but you’re at a live music concert!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2024
  • Marine
    Lille, France46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most beautiful café ever
    I had heard about this cafe a lot on social media, so I decided to go and see it for myself. It was definitely worth it! The place is absolutely stunning, both outside and inside. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but I personally went only for a coffee (and decided to treat myself with some sorbet), and both were seriously tasty, so I'd say all in all that it's not that expensive for the experience. You are allowed to go around and take pictures, and the live music was truly enjoyable. I was lucky and arrived just a bit around 10, so there wasn't any waiting line, but otherwise I'd advise you to make a reservation, just to be sure not to wait for too long!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2024
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Mecseknadasd, Hungary14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The New York Cafe in Budapest certainly lives up to its reputation as a stunning historical venue, with an ambiance that transports you to a bygone era of opulence. However, potential visitors should be aware that the cafe has a unique seating policy. To secure a table, there is a mandatory charge, payable through what they call a 'fast line' service, which is effectively the only way to gain entrance.

For those who prefer a more straightforward cafe experience without additional fees for seating, Budapest offers a wealth of charming alternatives. There are numerous spots throughout the city where you can enjoy a coffee and traditional Hungarian pastries in beautiful settings, sometimes accompanied by live music, without the need for advance payment. These cafes might better align with the expectations of those looking to savor the local culture in a more relaxed, spontaneous fashion.
Written 16 February 2024
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ch363
Oxford, UK306 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We came here on a recommendation. The queue wasn’t that bad at all, but when we got in we were seated at a tatty plastic table, with uncomfortable uncushioned chairs.

We weren’t near the door but we could hear it unceremoniously slam every time someone came in.

They took our order quickly, but oddly us and everyone around us were served food (dessert) immediately but had to wait so long we’d finished our food before we got any drinks!

We went to the bathrooms and they only had 2 ladies toilets for a huge place, so the queue was massive. We then witnessed a proper shouting/screaming match between the cleaning staff in front of the whole queue of customers.

When we paid the person said ‘cash or card’ before bringing us the bill. When I said we need to know how much first he just repeated ‘cash or card’ at me.

The lack of care and attention and basic service reflects the fact that they know tourists like us will come and pay regardless. Go to one of the many lovely coffee shops instead! The only positive point is the decor, which I wouldn’t pay 16000 forint for a photo of.
Written 25 February 2024
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Meiserl
Munich, Germany20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beutiful hotel in the centre of Budapest. The room was very clean,comfortable and quiet. The personal polite and obliging. Especially we were happy with the highly professsional service of the front desk manager Mrs.Alua Abdykarim.
Written 28 January 2020
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charlie_explores
Aldershot, UK5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The interior is impressive and I assume that's why you pay the premium for food and drink. The strudel we ordered came out cold, and the hot chocolate was like school canteen custard chocolate, neither of us could actually finish the drinks and they weren't nice. Shame as they cost €10 each. Service was extremely slow, despite there being many staff members. Waited over 15 minutes for the bill to arrive.
Written 26 January 2020
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Bilyana G
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We had the most amazing and enjoyable stay back in February Everyone was very professional and attentive. First I arrived a bit early in the hotel and I was waiting for my friend to arrive. I didn`t have to wait long for the room. I am sorry I don`t remember the name of the host, but he remembered my surname and when I was checking out he still remembered it, how personalized that was, wonderful
there are a lot of amenities in the rooms, just everything you might need for a short city break.
Food was delicious. I remember we wanted to have some cocktails at the bar, i love Margarita and they made a very good one for me .
the breakfast buffet had a lot of options, but what made us very happy was the juices of the day, everyday was a different flavor. we managed to get a table in New York Cafe very fast and without the need to book it .
Overwall 5 out of 5
Written 6 April 2023
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Abdalla N
35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
The destination is truly captivating, a masterpiece of its own, yet the hospitality leaves something to be desired. The staff doesn't quite exude a warm demeanor, giving the impression of being rather swamped. The desert and coffee was fine.
Written 7 August 2023
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John S
Abbotsford, Canada62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We stayed three nights at this lovely hotel before our river cruise, and staying here may have been the highlight of the entire trip.

Without doubt, this is a stunningly beautiful building, especially the breakfast and cafe area. The exterior is also magnificent. Our room was spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. Rooms in the historic old building appear similar to those in the new, but have higher ceilings. Breakfasts were superb (make sure you book breakfast included), with a wide-ranging buffet plus cooked to order. I highly recommend their version of eggs benny.

But the best part of all may be how the staff made us feel. I can't say enough about the large serving staff of mostly young people. Genuinely friendly, ever-present without being obtrusive, they certainly made my wife and I feel like very special guests.

If I were to be a character written into a novel, who ends living for an extended time in a grand hotel (A Gentleman in Budapest?), this is where I would want to be.

It was a joy to stay here.
Written 17 December 2022
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Sara S
Schaerbeek, Belgium191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I didn't stay there honestly but evryone I spoke to adored it. I had a problem with an airport transfer and the staff at reception could not have been nicer. Looking at the hotel from the groundfloor, the rooms are built round a central corridor, ablaze with light and the foyer is astonishing. One day I may be able to stay there. It is so central, beautiful and the New York Café is next door. Hopefully many contributors will have visited by next year
Written 1 November 2023
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Marine
Lille, France46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
I had heard about this cafe a lot on social media, so I decided to go and see it for myself. It was definitely worth it!

The place is absolutely stunning, both outside and inside. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but I personally went only for a coffee (and decided to treat myself with some sorbet), and both were seriously tasty, so I'd say all in all that it's not that expensive for the experience. You are allowed to go around and take pictures, and the live music was truly enjoyable.

I was lucky and arrived just a bit around 10, so there wasn't any waiting line, but otherwise I'd advise you to make a reservation, just to be sure not to wait for too long!
Written 2 July 2024
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I’ve already left a review for the Anantara New York Palace Hotel that now presently occupies this building (please see separately), so now I’ll focus on the building/property itself.

I’ve left an average rating (matching my rating for the hotel on the other listing), not because the building itself is average…in fact, far from it. But I didn’t want people to confuss by review of the building (which is clearly 5 star) with my review of the hotel (clearly is 3 star)…or worse, have the hotel think that a positive review here offsets less favorable feedback elsewhere.

Definitely, this building is worth a pop-in visit. It is over the top in its opulence and, to their credit, Anantara has done an amazing job with maintaining/restoring the hotel while modernizing it across all areas.
Written 13 November 2022
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