Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery

Rated 8.9 in 481 reviews. 80 rooms.


Hotel Nemzeti Budapest has a special history. The 120-year old building in the early 1900s was the cultural center of the art world in Budapest and a favorite meeting place for artists due to the close vicinity of the National Theatre.

There once existed a tunnel between the theatre and the hotel. It can be traced back to the basement area. It is told that the actors of the former National Theatre, who used the tunnel to come from the theatre to the Hotel’s restaurant or a discrete room to spend their evening meal with friends, acquaintances, or mistresses in secret.

Even back then the hotel was a prestigious one as it was considered to be the most modern hotel of the country.

According to legend, when Jancsi Rigo was in the hotel restaurant in 1896, he met the Princess of Belgian, Klara Ward. The woman fell in love with Jancsi, and immediately left her husband.
Jancsi asked the hotel pastry kitchen to bake a cake, which could not be resisted. The baker made a chocolate cake and Jancsi seduced her with it, the cake was later named in his honour ‘Rigo Jancsi’.

Located a 2-minute walk away from the Blaha Lujza Tér M2 Metro Station, Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery is a 4-star property and it offers modern rooms in a historical building. Wi-Fi is available for free.

All stylish, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee/tea making facilities, a minibar and a private bathroom with a bathtub or a shower cabin. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are provided.

An elegant drink bar, laundry service, a self-service business centre with fax and photocopying can make your stay convenient in case of business purposes, while the concierge desk is at your disposal if you wish to explore the city.

Several shopping centres and restaurants are in the closest vicinity of the Hotel Nemzeti Budapest - MGallery, while the Keleti Railway Station is just a 5-minute drive from the property. The Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport can be reached within 40 minutes by car.

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    Tasty burgers and cheap price

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  2. Hintaló Iszoda

    Cozy small bar with very friendly staff well educated on beer and they have good selection of both foreign, but especially magyar beers, like Fóti. Highly recommended!

    229 m from hotel
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  3. Keret

    You can smoke inside! Try peanutbutter&ham&cheese toast!

    247 m from hotel
    Somogyi Béla u. 16.

  4. Coffee Shop 64

    Friendly service, good coffee & prices :)

    270 m from hotel
    Rákóczi út 64.

  5. London Coffee Society

    Tasty avocado/salmon breakfast and also great flat white. Friendly staff greeted us in our own languge. It was deffinitely the best choice!☕

    348 m from hotel
    Dohány u. 27.

  6. BP BARbq

    The Reuben sandwich is amazing! Would definitely come back again.

    381 m from hotel
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  7. Café Csiga

    Lemonade and forest fruit lemonade are amazing.

    390 m from hotel
    Vásár u. 2.

  8. VINYL & WOOD - Get Lost in Wonderland (VINYL & WOOD - Get Lost in Wonderland)

    If you are looking for fine electronic music, quality coffee and unique designer things to buy (made by vinyl and wood), this is the place to go. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere...highly recommended.

    486 m from hotel
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  9. Apricot Coffee

    Freshly ground coffee brewed in AeroPress if desired. Record player filling the air with natural and elegant vibes. Servers are attentive and enjoy their work.

    0.5 km from hotel
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  10. Madách Színház

    Just saw the Mary Poppins and it was brilliant :)

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  11. Bors Gasztrobár

    Az a hely, ahol ha 6an vannak bent, abbol 4 be is van checkinelve. Maximum hipsterity

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    Kazinczy u. 10.

  12. Padron

    In Padron you have to try tortilla, croquetas or jamón. Just by reading these familiar words on the menu, you'll feel like as if you were back in Spain in your favorite bistro.

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