Budapest Grand Hotel, reality and fiction

Everybody is talking about the Budapest Grand Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes and directed by Wes Anderson, it is already one of the most keenly anticipated comedies of the year.  A film promising to fuse laughs, originality and nostalgia through the adventures of a peculiar concierge in a luxurious and glamorous one-time hotel, now doomed to oblivion.

Budapest Grand Hotel by Anderson is an imaginary mountain hotel lost in the fictional Zubrowka  Republic. But reality goes beyond and ends up surprising us: in the Hungarian capital is placed the real Budapest Grand Hotel. an emblematic hotel full of history, epicentre of the social life in the city and now managed by the Spanish Iberostar Hotels & Resorts hotel chain.

IBEROSTAR Budapest Grand Hotel

In this case, as in many others, reality far exceeds fiction, this Budapest Grand Hotel is a 5 star rated hotel in the centre of Budapest, which works at full capacity and houses one of the best reference restaurants in the Hungarian capital: La Plaza Restaurant, where you can savour the best of the signature Mediterranean cuisine, as well as the classic tapas and an unique Spanish wine cellar.

The real Budapest Grand Hotel is not in the mountain, but in the heart of Budapest, in the legendary Szabadsag tèr Liberty Square, in the Pest district, at just one step from the Danube bank.  And, instead of the declining spaces and old rooms, it has luxury rooms, a big spa and wellness centre and special areas for weddings, banquets and unforgettable celebrations.  Everything pervaded by that classic elegance style that you feel in this cultural capital of Hungary.

Budapest Grand Hotel Terrace

Ralph Fiennes will not be waiting us at the entrance, but the authentic Budapest Grand Hotel has a department of exclusive services worthy of a film: assistance in 5 languages, concierge in Budapest and plans in accordance with  the most demanding visitors, as well as 24 hours room service.

In short, an Oscar-worthy hotel.  Real but dream-like.

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