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St. George Residence & Hotel

St. George Residence & Hotel: A Karen Brown Recommended Hotel / Inn A Karen Brown Recommended Hotel / Inn
Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser A Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Property
Director: Mr. Miklós Kovacs
Fortuna utca 4.
Budapest, Hungary, 1014
Hungary

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26 Suites, Double Occupancy: €89.00 - €279.00
Open: all year
St. George Residence & Hotel, Budapest
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St. George Residence & Hotel:

The building that houses the lovely St. George Residence & Hotel at the heart of the historic district of Buda, dates to the beginning of the town, 786, in the boastful company of the Mathias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion. It’s function as an inn has been in its more recent years—just the past two hundred and thirty years!  The only property offering accommodation for centuries, it welcomed in its glory days kings, dignitaries and barons. It operated as an inn until the 1920s and then it closed after World War II.  In addition to a history as a hostelry it was also once the base of the Austrian commandant who attacked and conquered Pest (a cannon ball is now embedded in the courtyard wall as evidence of the siege); its walls guarded prisoners; it served as a museum of hospitality and in 2003 it was purchased and after four years of renovation it  re-opened to serve once again as an inn.  Today’s guest will benefit from the fact that the building has been designated as a historical monument and restrictions imposed govern that no original walls can be changed. As a result, unlike hotel rooms of modern day size, all rooms at the St. George are appropriately termed suites—their space is decadent and opulent.  The smallest room is 45 square meters and the larges is an incredible 110 square meters.

Located on a cobbled street, just down from Mathias Church, the soft orange building, adorned with flags is easy to spot. Handsome arched heavy wooden doors afford access to the cobbled entry and reception—large enough to once accommodate the arrival of horses and carriages in days of old.  Off the entry to the right is the hotel’s bar; the next room serves as the breakfast room where, depending on the number of guests in house, either a plentiful buffet or an à la carte menu is offered, and beyond the breakfast room are two lovely, intimate dining rooms.  The menu is appealing and reasonably priced. Both dining rooms are attractive and the first, the smoking restaurant, is dramatic with seats cleverly tucked into the Gothic wall cutouts.  Although, reserved for larger groups and wine tastings, do descend the stairs across from the bar to St George’s Cellar to see the exposed old walls of the building and what once served as the entry to the prison.

Guestrooms of the St. George Residence & Hotel are accessed by climbing the interior stair (sorry no elevator due to historical building restrictions) or off the garden.  The hotel is actually three connected houses that embrace the central courtyard garden. Hallways that lead to the rooms are wide and grand, painted a distinctive orange, and from an historical interest, take note of the heavy cast iron doors—a way to circulate air and heat in days of old.  Room number 24 is the largest room in the house. It rivals the size of many homes with a large living room with leather seating, desk, television, a dining room, kitchenette and bedroom with another television and two completely separate and full bathrooms.  In terms of all the guestrooms, the size of the rooms seems to vary more with the living space—the bedrooms for the most part tend to be approximately the same size, small by comparison to te space afforded in the rest of the suites. A few exceptions are room number 20, which enjoys one large room rather than a separate living room and bedroom and room number 27 which is found up its own flight of stairs and opens to a spacious furnished landing called the executive lobby, dramatic under angled ceilings and old beams. Living space and sleeping are are open and the bath enjoys a large jacuzzi tube. Also furniture in this suite is white washed as opposed to the more ornate Italianate decor found in the majority of guestrooms.  To aid in selecting a room you can also refer to the hotel website, where individual floor plans are detailed. I would also recommend requesting a room with a sofa (as opposed to arm chairs) for the most comfortable seating arrangement.

In terms of public areas, guests often settle at tables in the courtyard garden for breakfast, an afternoon drink or even dinner on warm evenings.  It boasts a nice lawn and also one of Hungary’s oldest vines, said to be more than 150 years old and is one of the surviving stocks of the Bakator grape.

The St. George Residence & Hotel is truly a wonderful hotel with a fantastic location, exceptional accommodation and profession, attentive service that is also gracious and welcoming.

Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Guidebook Description:
St. George Residence & Hotel

The St. George Hotel stands on a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Budavár or the Buda Castle Quarter.

The contemporary building of the St. George Residence features a complete reconstruction of a Baroque corner house built on medieval foundations. While preserving its original architectural heritage, it meets present–day quality standards with its luxurious refurbishments.

The elegant residence with its 26 suites, charming patio, luxury restaurant and cozy café is an ideal home for businessmen, tourists, families, groups, either for short visits or extended stays. St. George Residence combines old time hospitality with a full range of modern services. Suites are in 4 categories (bronze, silver, gold, diamond) ranging between 47-110 square meter. They all have been extravagantly fit with exclusive materials and designer’s items with a living room parlor, bedroom, bathroom and a completely equipped kitchen, all to satisfy the high standard demand.

The St. George Residence is situated in the Buda Castle Quarter, called Budavár, which figures on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. With its friendly streets, ancient houses, gas lamps and wonderful monuments, the Castle Quarter is one of the most atmospheric pedestrian zones in Budapest. All tourist sites like Royal Palace, Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church are within walking distance from our hotel.


Air Conditioning in Guestrooms Breakfast Included Children Welcome Conference Room Credit Cards Welcome:       Other 4 Dinner Served Upon Request Direct Dial Phone in Guestrooms Dogs by Special Request Mini-Refrigerator in all Guestrooms Some Non-Smoking Guestrooms Restaurant Room Service Safe (Lock-Box) in Guestrooms TVs in Guestrooms Wedding Facilities
Phone: 361 39 35 700   Fax: 361 39 35 705
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