Hotels Near Budapest Christmas Market 2023
Are you planning to stay in Budapest during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Budapest to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotel close to the Budapest Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
The Budapest Christmas known as Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festiva is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Budapest, a few weeks before Christmas.
Budapest Christmas Fair is a Christmas market held annually at Vorosmarty Square, Budapest, Hungary.
This year the market runs from 8th November 2023 to 1st January 2024. The Christmas Market is located on the Vorosmarty Square, downtown Budapest. The other popular Christmas Markets in Budapest’s are: St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market, Óbuda Christmas Market
How is the weather in Budapest in December?
The average temperature in Budapest in December is about 4° / 0° (low) and light snow is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Hungary and Budapest if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
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1. D8 Hotel 3* – Hotels Near Budapest Christmas Market
Located in Budapest, the D8 Hotel offers free WiFi. 400 m from Chain Bridge and a 6-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Basilica, the property provides a shared lounge and a bar. Guests can enjoy city views.
The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with free toiletries.
Guests at D8 Hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
Set 2 blocks from the River Danube, this unassuming hotel is 3 km from the landmark Hungarian Parliament Building. The Eötvös tér tram stop is a 2-minute walk away.
Featuring murals and colorful accents, the hip rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suite, shower-only bathrooms. Family rooms sleep up to 4 people.
There’s a chic bar and lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
D8, the 3-star superior lifestyle hotel is located right in the heart of Budapest, just a few steps away from the longest downtown shopping street, the Vaci Street and Vörösmarty Square. 121 comfy, modern, youthful rooms welcome all guests with contemporary interior and special design elements.
All rooms have a private, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, towels and toiletries. You will have high-speed WIFI Internet, LED Television and a laptop safe in all of the rooms. All rooms have soundproofing and black-out curtains to assure you perfect sleeping quality.
We chose to have breakfast at the hotel which was buffet style. The selection was enough and tasty but nothing fancy.
The D8 is close to some of the main landmarks of Budapest including Chain Bridge, Margaret Island and the Danube River. We chose to use the Hop On, Hop Off buses which were great value for money and meant we could visit further afield areas. A boat ride along the Danube River was also included with our bus ticket along with a few other freebies.
The Hotel was also a short walk away from some Christmas/food markets, shops and restaurants which is where we chose to go for dinner.
The location of this hotel is excellent. 10mins walk from where the airport shuttle drops you off, and around the corner from both the Christmas Markets and the Danube (Chain Bridge).
Newly done up with one central reception/lounge/bar/breakfast area. The rooms are a bit on the small side but nice newly decorated bathrooms and clean. No minibar and TV has only English news programmes.
Taxis are a nightmare in Budapest, but this hotel is so well positioned that you can walk to everything and the Christmas markets/ main shopping street are literally a 5min walk away from the hotel.
Location is great especially if you’re here to visit the Christmas Market. It’s just off the square and is a good walkable distance to many cafes and eateries.
Room is clean and although amenities in the room are basic, a little card is provided for you to request for any additional items that you may need during your stay (complimentary) that you can just hand to the front desk which makes it very convenient.
Staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was great. Yoghurts, cereals, breads, pastries, cheeses, meats, with hot bacon, scrambled & boiled eggs, and baked beans. There’s also a vending machine (which takes card!) for room snacks. There’s a local supermarket on the same road where you can get just about anything you want.
3-5 min walk to the main Bridge, 2 min walk to one of the Christmas markets, 15 mins to Basilica. Excellent (but peaceful) location! Great value for money, would definitely return if we came back to Budapest.
How much does a room costs at D8 Hotel?
Prices start 117$/night for Standard Double Room.
This double room has a flat-screen TV, black-out curtains and air conditioning.
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2. Promenade City Hotel 3* – Hotels Near Budapest Christmas Market
Promenade City Hotel is situated right in the city centre of Budapest, on the pedestrianized Váci Street next to the Danube River. It offers free Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet.
Within a 10-minute walk you can reach the UNESCO-protected Andrassy Street. The Ferenciek tere and Vorosmarty Square Metro Station is only 300 m away from the Promenade City Hotel.
All rooms of the Promenade City Hotel are equipped with an LCD TV and international channels, air conditioning, electronic door locks and soundproof windows. The property also offers 24-hour reception services.
This laid-back hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Vörösmarty tér metro station, 4 km from Buda Castle and 2 km from the Hungarian Parliament Building.
Featuring wood floors and furnishings, the low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, as well as en suite bathrooms, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Room cleans large beds free wifi. Breakfast adequate, not a huge selection, unfortunately you don’t get complimentary free teas and coffees and even water in the rooms that’s extra.
Brilliant location! A very convenient hotel in the Pest side of the town. Walking street vaci utca, Budapest eye and St stephens basilika in a walking distance. A good choice when visiting Christmas Markets too.
Clean and up-to-date rooms, basic hotel breakfast, good service at the front desk. Light sleepers might want to bring earplugs in case of noises from the walking street.
Such a central location with restaurants, shops and the Christmas markets on the doorstep! And the sightseeing spots of the city within walking distance.
The room was clean, bright and exactly like the photos. From check in to check out the staff were so approachable, welcoming and polite; informing us of the services they offer and the attractions we could book through them. For example the Szechenyi Spa for the same price – avoiding queues on the day.
The hotel also offers an airport transfer for 30€ or 9800 HUF. With the exchange rate at the time, this cost us less than £25 for a car to ourselves! Again, the driver was really friendly and polite!
Breakfast was fresh and enjoyable! Offering hot food, cereals, meats and cheeses, bakery goods, fruit, salad, yoghurts etc! The only negative was that the coffee machine was out of order.
Our trip was thoroughly enjoyable, we love Budapest and hope to visit again sometime!
How much does a room costs at Promenade City Hotel?
Prices start 56$/night for Double or Twin Room.
Stylish rooms with soundproofed windows, a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.
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3. InterContinental Budapest 5* – Hotels Near Budapest Christmas Market
The InterContinental Budapest enjoys an excellent location on the banks of the Danube next to the Chain Bridge. All important sights are within easy walking distance.
The Váci shopping street, the Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are nearby, as well. Tram stops can be found right outside the hotel.
The elegantly furnished suites and rooms at the InterContinental feature sleek interior design. Some offer stunning views of the river and the castle.
The Executive Lounge awaits you with a selection of snacks and beverages, free internet and a working corner.
Across the River Danube from the Buda Castle, this sophisticated hotel is a 4-minute walk from a metro station, 6 minutes’ walk from the iconic Chain Bridge and 14 minutes on foot from the Hungarian State Opera House.
Relaxed rooms feature coffeemakers, Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add minibars, and river, castle or bridge views. Club-level rooms come with access to a private lounge offering free breakfast and evening snacks, while suites also have living rooms.
There’s an elegant restaurant with a bar and a seasonal terrace. Other amenities include an indoor heated pool, a gym, and a spa with a sauna and a steam room.
The location of the hotel is fantastic right on the river Danube with the castle set behind. We walked pretty much everywhere as it is all rather close to each other.
The Christmas markets are situated about 5 minutes walk and it is lovely at that time of year. The room was great incredible view and comfy. The breakfast had an array of selection. Definitely would come back to Budapest soon.
The hotel is situated on the Pest side overlooking the Danube promenade. Excellent location for walking to shops on Vaci and finding good dining options. The bed was nice and comfortable. Only drawback on room is bathroom very small, it has a very deep soaking tub with shower but quite cramped.
The breakfast buffet is stocked and the service was good even when crowded. Dislike having to pay 9000 huf (30 usd) for parking. Otherwise staff was always helpful. It was easy access to the Christmas markets.
The value is not there such as 30 Euro for the buffet breakfast but you cannot go wrong the superb location, in front of the Danube overlooking the old castle and steps away from restaurants. Steps away also from the best Christmas market in Europe was a major plus.
An excellent hotel with a very professional staff who is always eager to serve and make your stay comfortable. So far as location of the hotel is concerned, the hotel is strategically located.
You get a beautiful view of river Danube from the hotel. Just ask for room with a river view
The Christmas market which is a must visit is just a walking distance away.
Many good restaurants are also nearby.
Will definitely stay here on my next visit.
This hotel is in a great location – we stayed here before a Christmas Market river cruise on the Danube and could not have chosen a better location. The hotel is huge, but convenient to everything.
We were able to easily walk to the two big Christmas Markets and loads of restaurants and bars. Plus, it’s close enough to walk to the river boat cruise dock. And, what views of the river you have from this hotel! We especially enjoyed having a drink in the lounge before going to a local restaurant for dinner, enjoying the views of the river at night.
Service and amenities are exactly what one would expect of an Intercontinental hotel anywhere, so no surprises there. I would recommend this hotel, due to the location and views. We would stay here again.
How much does a room costs at Intercontinental Hotel?
Prices start 239$/night for Superior Room with River view. The Junior Suite with River View is 362$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This suite has a minibar, bathrobe and air conditioning.
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