We were in ‘heaven’ at the Casati Budapest, a boutique property smack bang in the city’s hipster, entertainment district, just a short stumble home from Budapest’s epic ‘ruin bars’ and inner-city sights.
Housed in a historic 18th-century building, the Casati Budapest features contemporary accommodation set around a quiet, glass-covered courtyard dressed with colourful ivy, giving explorers like us wanting to get a true taste of Pest-living, the opportunity to do so. Decidedly youthful and very arty, the property characterises this part of the city, where locals and international party people collide in hedonism. For that, the hotel has its own bar space, the Tuk-tuk bar.
With just 25 rooms in the whole place, our ‘Heavenly’ junior suite (one of four top-category rooms) took on one of four design themes available in the Casati Budapest (Heaven, Natural, Classic and Cool). Here in the lofty heights, aesthetic nirvana was reached through clean, white walls and a predominantly ivory colour palette, accented with a colourful piece of pop-art above the bed, just as if to remind us to enjoy ourselves. Other themes in the hotel are a little more earthy. Sustainability-conscious guests-in-residence can score pearly-gates brownie points too, the property is proudly an eco-forward property through various, albeit basic, service elements.
In the Casati Budapest’s communal areas, the vibe is relaxed, modern chic. We loved that it wasn’t perfectly polished, some of the building’s original features, like its old brick walls, were peeking through … giving the property lots of character.
|Perfect for||Fly into||Right on time|
|The Hedonist||BUD||GMT +2|
|While you’re Out There|
|Breakfast in what was once the property’s courtyard (today a Scandi-chic, multi-purpose space) is a great way to start the day, or even end it after you’re done partying in its nearby ruin-pubs. It’s a great place to get your coffee fix or catch-up on some work if you happen to be a nomadic OutThere traveller.|
Photography courtesy of Casati Budapest Hotel