Zoe Buckman

Brody House

with Zoe Buckman www.zoebuckman.com
  • Where:Budapest

  • Why:City break with the girls

  • When:April 2013

  • Who:Me and my two best mates

Highs & Lows

  • You feel as if you’ve stepped into a time warp but without the musty smell and dankness that really old hotels can have.

  • It’s charming but not without irony—I think the design team have a healthy sense of kitschy humour, which I love.

  • The natural light is incredible.

  • An amazing, reasonable spa in the hotel would have been incredible!...especially as my friend was 5 months pregnant at the time of our stay.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 39/45

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel within a palace built in the 1800’s.

  • Vibe

    Old architecture and antiques mixed with kooky modern pieces.

  • Location

    Centrally located but on a sweet, quiet street.

  • Rooms

    10 rooms. They also have apartments for longer stays.

  • Music

    No music, just the creak of the wooden floorboards.

  • Year Opened

    2009

  • Designed By

    The hotel designed its spaces with their own in-house design team.

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool or gym.

  • Restaurant

    They do breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, but if you want dinner you have to book a private chef to cook you a bespoke supper.

  • Bar

    Yes…a well-stocked honesty bar. No bar “scene”.

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    We chose not to bring ours-- it was kind of the point of our trip, but I’m sure they would have been welcome.

  • Price

    Surprisingly reasonable. We couldn’t believe what we paid for such a huge, stunning room.

on the same street as the hotel

Mahung Juice bar

1094 Budapest, Tűzoltó u. 22, Hungary

on the same street as the hotel

beautiful performances, from modern acts to snow white

Ballet at the Royal Opera House

Hungarian State Opera, Budapest, Andrássy út, Hungary

beautiful performances, from modern acts to snow white

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Dine at Boscolo New York Palace

New York Palace, Budapest, Kossuth Lajos Street, Hungary

There’s nothing New York about it—it dates back to 1894 and has more glitzy gilding than I’ve ever seen before!

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Brody House, Budapest, Bródy Sándor Street, Hungary

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