Kempinski’s new Benediction Brunch was fabulous
BUDAPEST: The Kempinski Corvinus brings new age chic to the 5 star hotel scene in Budapest. Recently refurbished, this Kempinski hotel has eschewed the old-world style of many of its counterparts in favour of a more modern minimalist approach with glass and metal featuring prominently in its design. The vibe is urban and casual, a place for the trendy traveller to come and relax.
Location: In terms of location, you can’t get better than the Kempinski Corvinus. On one side is the city’s main shopping street, and on the other is Deák Ferenc Tér, the city’s main metro station and the only transfer point for lines M1, M2, and M3.
Accommodation: We stayed in a deluxe room on the top floor. I was of course delighted with the selection of welcome treats when we entered the room. There was plenty of space and a gorgeous wooden desk decorated the corner. My favourite part of our room was the bathroom, with its glistening marble top counters and luxurious bathrobes. However, I was disappointed that the toiletries were not automatically refilled after the first night.
Dining: The Kempinski Corvinus is home to the world famous Nobu restaurant. This particular Nobu is the only one in central Europe and is popular with guests and local residents a like.
A more casual dining option is ‘Es Bisztro’, which provides a brassiere setting with Hungarian, Viennese, and international cuisine.
During our stay we dined at the Living Room for the Kempinski’s new Benediction Brunch, which was fabulous, I honestly could not fault the food or the atmosphere. It was so relaxing; you could easily pass a day there just indulging in good food and splendid Hungarian wine.
We also had breakfast at the hotel, where we were impressed with the wide selection on offer. Unfortunately we did find the layout rather confusing and it was a little chaotic.
Facilities: The Kempinski has a full spa with a swimming pool and gym. The pool is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day site seeing, and it is beautiful designed to fit the space with a big window overlooking a park.