Member Rating 3 out of 5 by kylebarber on May 1, 2002

This unique hotel nestled along the Buda shoreline of the Danube offers business travelers and adventurous leisure travelers a unique and thoroughly modern hotel experience. Primarily attracting the French (it's next door to the French Institute), Germans and other Western Europeans in town on business, the Art'otel has a dramatic flair and clean design that is tandem with the latest European decorating styles. It's modernity is in stark contrast to the historic and somewhat traditional city of Budapest.

With over 600 pieces or original art by American artist Donald Sultan it is also quite startling in appearance, with canvasses and objects everywhere you look. There is no sense of clutter, however, as generous amounts of natural light seep in to the property on even rainy, overcast days (such as when I visited).

Rooms are very simple in furnishings, yet feature bold colors and design choices. Every room has an outlet for connecting a laptop computer and its own voice mail system. A business center was almost ready for completion at the time of my visit, and a full service restaurant, the Chelsea, offers delicious meals.

Art Otel Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
36 1487-9487

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