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Europe’s Best Hotel Is In Budapest, TripAdvisor Vote Reveals

Ferenc Sullivan 2015.01.22.

Budapest’s Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace has been voted the world’s fourth best hotel. It was also found to be the best European contender, with guests reporting excellent service standards, top-notch rooms and an ideal location. With its impressive results, the Gresham beat prestigious rivals such as the opulent Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai and the historic The Milestone Hotel in London on the list of TripAdvisor users’ favourite hotels in 2015.

Interestingly enough, the five-star Gresham Palace, on Széchenyi István tér opposite the Pest bridgehead of the Chain Bridge, only came twenty-sixth on the list of the world’s best hotels two years ago. And why are its guests so fond of it? This is what a magical hotel is supposed to be! The rooms, staff, location…all perfection”, one satisfied visitor wrote on the site.

Gili Lankafushi Maldives, a holiday paradise on pales overlooking the turqouise waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding the tiny island nation, came first in the list, making it the year’s finest hotel. Unsurprisingly, the Gresham was named Hungary’s best large hotel, while the title for boutique hotels went to Baltazár, which opened in Buda’s castle district in the summer of 2013.

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