Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Roosevelt Tér 5-6.
36 (1) 268-6000


The Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel was built into the former building of the Gresham insurance company, who built the house in Art Nouveau-style in 1907. The building is on Roosevelt Square / Roosevelt ter, just opposite of the Chainbridge.

This building looks really great with lovely arcades, lifts, Art Nouveau-windows and various sculptures in the facade. The big hall is used for restaurants and bars today – quite an expensive, but also a very special place to have lunch or dinner.

The public spaces of this hotel are truly magnficent. Entering through an iron gate with a glassed peacock motif, one finds a lobby several stories tall with marbled walls, mosaics on the floor, and giant vaulted glassed ceilings lighted from above. The public access restrooms on the lobby floor are marble masterpieces. We loved the sweeping staircases with their shimmering chandeliers and multi-story stained glass windows, often foregoing the lifts to walk up and down.

There are 2 restaurants – the more haute is Pava with a Mediterranean menu. The lesser offers breakfast, lunch, and full dinners in a more relaxed atmosphere. Expensive. (From:

Soaring winter gardens, sweeping staircases and luminous mosaics all contribute to the grandeur of the wonderfully restored Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. Its famous Art Nouveau style is reflected in all of its spacious rooms and suites, many of which have balconies offering sensational views over the city and of course its magnificent lobby with its vaulted glass roof. Inspired by Budapest’s rich spa heritage, the hotel has a spa and indoor pool which features underwater lighting and music. Alternatively, enjoy a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. The hotel is centrally located close to the shops, galleries and Budapest’s historic attractions. (From:

This hotel, at least the public spaces of this hotel are truly magnificent. The lobby, filled with artwork (a hanging chandelier and floor resting sculptures) is topped with a frosted glass ceiling. The right and left wings of the lobby play host to several high end shops and two restaurants. It is certainly worth it to go to the lesser expensive of the two restaurants or the bar and have a drink. The doorman will get the door for you.

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