"A minimally laid out contemporary hotel offering incomparable views of the Danube"
Lánchíd in Hungarian reads ‘chain bridge’, one of the most well known bridges this side of the Danube. Lánchíd 19 Design Hotel takes its name from that very bridge with which it stands almost rubbing shoulders. By inference, it is also placed like a vertical jetty on the river and offers a panoramic view of the floating, bustling, nonstop city on the water and across the bridge on the Pest side of town.
Essentially corporate and minimal in design, the hotel employed at its inception, young Hungarian artists to think up features like a painted glass blinds-like façade and wall art that extends a dialogue started by distinct designer chairs placed in each of the 48 rooms. The Panorama suite offers a wooden decked terrace and a glass walled bath for those wishing to take in the Danube along with a drink whilst relishing a soak.
While the entrance side boasts of an unbeatable view of the river, the rear is a voyeuristic window peeping into a private show of the Buda Castle, nestled atop a hill, surrounded by lush trees and cello and organ music that is woven into the Buda air.
The guest repertoire is part corporate part tourists and the two meeting rooms are perennially busy. Breakfast is a fairly standard affair of a continental buffet with a choice of having it in a cosy courtyard that appears as if it is at the foothill of the castle.