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Corinthia Hotel Budapest

27/02/2015 by .

Anyone who’s seen Wes Anderson’s multi-Oscar-winning Grand Budapest Hotel will recognise a few strangely familiar features of the real Budapest’s most famous five-star establishment. The film may have been set in non-specific Transylvanian countryside, but Anderson took as his inspiration this establishment in Hungary’s capital..After paying a recce visit to what is now the Corinthia Hotel Budapest,  Anderson recreated on set the rococo E-shaped facade, the tiered staircases and Moroccan-style arcaded spa.  Not to mention the plethora of concierges attending the needs of guests and fantastical cakes baked on the premises.

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Corinthia Hotel. Budapest

28/03/2014 by .

It’s no coincidence that Wes Anderson, director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, visited the Corinthia Hotel in Hungary’s capital before making his movie.   It may not have been set in the city or even the country, but there are remarkable similarities between the hotel which stars in the movie and the five-star establishment considered Budapest’s finest.

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Lanchid 19 Design Hotel

13/06/2013This entry was posted in Budapest, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Hungary and tagged on by .

With Buda Castle towering high above you and the glorious Danube flowing by your side next to the legendary Chain Bridge, you will have everything that is in historic Budapest at your very fingertips. You’ll even be standing above the medieval ruins of a water tower as you walk across the transparent lobby floor.

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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

13/06/2013This entry was posted in Budapest, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Hungary and tagged on by .

Any hotel that lends its name to a former king has to be confident its service and facilities can live up to the regal billing. And when you come to think of it, any guest should be made to feel like a proper member of the royal family anyway.

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