The Matild Palace is the newest shining star of Budapest. We spent some time at this iconic hotel that marks The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, debut in Hungary. Fresh from a five-year transformation this 130-guest room hotel is a Budapest must-stay.
Steeped in history, the Matild Palace was built 120 years ago during the Belle Époque era and developed under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of the city. Matild Palace was part of her vision to create two baroque palaces, acting as a gateway to those entering the ‘Pest’ side of the city from Elisabeth Bridge.
The Matild Palace has 111 guest rooms and 19 suites, many providing spectacular views of the city or the Danube River. The four guest room categories each take inspiration from The Duchess’s exuberant lifestyle and early 20th-century Budapest. Each room celebrates Hungarian culture throughout with delicately handcrafted headboards, traditional fishbone parquet floors, and lavish spa-style bathrooms inspired by the iconic thermal baths of Hungary. A regal color palette of teal, green, gold, and copper decorates the rooms, reflecting the hues of the iconic Budapest roofscape. The hotel offers many connecting family rooms for multi-generational city breaks.
For a truly unique stay, we suggest the rooftop Loft, featuring endless views across the city or the Danube River through large, sloping windows. The eclectic mix of contemporary design with colorful vintage furnishings and art captures the eye of creatives and is a nod to The Duchess’s artisan friends who used to frequent the palace.
Crowning the palace with its fifth-floor location, The Crown Tower Suite is split across three floors and is the first suite in Hungary to come with a 48-meter-high dedicated tower boasting 360-degree views of the city. Regal elegance is epitomized in the Maria Klotid Royal Suite, designed as a modern interpretation of the Duchess’s private suite, featuring a spacious master bedroom, bathroom, living room, and separate study decorated with elegant chandeliers and handmade glass mosaics.
Matild Palace adds even more splash to the city with Spago by Wolfgang Puck, with a menu of traditional Hungarian cuisine with a modern twist through recipes inspired by regional produce.
At this handsomely designed hotel, your immersion into the history and beauty of this fast-paced city is luxurious and indulgent.
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