New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology Pest, Budapest, Hungary
The name may throw you – no Gossip Girl here – but plenty to talk about. It’s flamboyant, opulent, Italianate and grand – and that’s just the lobby. We marvelled at the building, erected in the city’s heyday in the 1870s. The rooms and suites sit under a glass pyramid roof and but nothing will beat the New York Café, which drips with finesse.
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While you’re Out There
If its walls could talk, they’ll tell you that at the turn of the 20th century, it was the centre of bohemian life across the Austro-Hungarian empire. Make sure to read The Paul Street Boys by Molnár Ferenc, penned at a table in the infamous café.