Award-winner destinations

Do not settle for less than the best! Here is a list of the places and services that have won international awards, so you can enjoy the cream of the crop!

Fourseason's Gresham Palace in Budapest Wins 4th best hotel in the world, top hotel in Europe 2015
The fantastic five star hotel on Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary has done very well in Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice awards this year! A strong 4th place in the top 25 best hotels in the world for the 2nd year running. (in 2014 it was ranked 9th)
As if that was not achievement enough, the same Fourseasons hotel has also won the number 1 spot in Europe, i.e. Top European Hotel, according to tripadvisor today, which has been running the awards system for 13 years, based on Tripadvisor travelers' reviews and scores.

 

Sziget Festival
This multi-cultural and multi-music-genre festival with usually about 1000 performances over  1 week was shortlisted in 2014 for Best Major Festival, but also for "Best European Lineup" and "Artists' Favourite". (the latter two decided by a jury panel) and the nominations for Best Festival Anthem included THAT song, Budapest, by George Ezra.
Award: Best Major Festival in Europe 2011 and again 2014!
Awarded according to public votes
Source: eu.festivalawards.com

 

Széchenyi Bath
Europe's largest medical thermal bath, Budapest.
Award: Hungarian Quality Product Award
Jury: Government of Hungary
Source: szechenyispabaths.com
Interestingly, this wonderful old neo-classic style building was the setting for an award-winning photo too. Read the story behind the 2014 National Geographic Photo winner ("places" category.)


Fourseasons Gresham Palace wins Tripadvisor award in 4
categories
The popular five-star hotel facing the Chain Bidge in Budapest has won a host of awards including the title as 9th-most popular hotel out of all the 147,000 hotels in Europe
Awards: Tripadvisor Travellers Choice awards:
Hotel in Europe (#9)
Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Hungary (#1)
Top 25 Hotels in Hungary (#1)
Top 25 Most Romantic Hotel in Hungary (#2)
Jury:  (the voting public, via) Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards
Source: Fourseasons.com

 

Budapest hailed as top European River Port, 2014

The 2014 awards from Bill Panoff, the Editor-in-chief of the American cruise magazine Porthole covered every aspect of the cruise experience from best show to Best Caribbean Island! Budapest won a top spot as Best River Cruise Port (that is in the World!), mainly due to its outstanding riverside sights and attractions, as well great shopping and fine dining nearby.
Source: Article by Eszter Hermann on Budnews.hu  and Editor-in-chief Awards,  Cruise Magazine "Porhole"

 

Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport wins "Best in Eastern Europe" award

The Skytrax awards ceremony was held in March 2014,at the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2014 conference and exhibition in the heart of Barcelona. Budapest Airport had been in 2nd and 3rd place over the last 4 years, but this is a first win and Jost Lammers, the CEO of Budapest airport was proud to receive the award on the behalf of his entire team.

The awards are the result of the largest customer satisfaction survey in the world, filled by actual passengers from 160 countries and pinpointing the strengths and weaknesses of airport service providers across a range of 39 different criteria.
Source: Skytrax World airport awards

 

Corinthia Hotel Budapest
This well-known 5-star landmark received the top prize in three categories in 2014:
Top Hotels, Luxury Hotel and Top Service Hotel
at the prestgious Travellers Choice awards.
Source: www.Tripadvisor.com and Corinthia Hotels

 

Carpe Noctem Hostel
Atmospheric independent Youth Hostel in Downtown Pest.
Award: received several "Hoscar" awards for:
3rd best small hostel chain, worldwide, 2014
Top hostel in the Country, 2011, 2013
Source: www.hostelworld.com

 

A38 ship bar
Restaurant, event hall, concert hall, bar on an old docked ship.
Award: Best bar in the world
Jury: Lonely Planet
Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

 

Award: Best Venue in the World
Jury: Electronic Beats
Source: www.electronicbeats.net

 

Szimpla Kert Bar
Ruin-pub, bar, gallery and event hall in a 100 years old building.
Enlisted on: 100 great bars of the world
Selector: Lonely Planet
Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

 

NaturMed Hotel Carbona superior****
Medical Spa Complex and Resort in Hévíz.
Award: Best Medical Spa 2012
Jury: European Health &Spa Award
Source: health-spa-award.com

 

Günzer Tamás Winery
Wine producer complex in the Villány Wine Region.
Award: Best European Winery 2012
Jury: CEUCO
Source: www.ceuco.com

 

Hotel Restaurant Gottwald
A famous family-run hotel and restaurant in Tata.
Award: Best European Restaurant 2012
Jury: CEUCOSource: www.ceuco.com

 

Danubius Grand Hotel and Health Spa Resort
Four-star superior spa resort on Margaret Island, Budapest.
Enlisted on: Europe's Best Medical Spas
Selector: departures.com
Source: www.departures.com

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„Hungarians are well renown for their love for freedom, their noble and generous hearts, and their heroic courage. Their hospitality is legendary." CHARLES-LOUIS MONTESQUIEU (1648-1755)

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Tram No. 2 – Budapest
The tram that runs on the coast of the Danube, among UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Enlisted on: Top 10 Trolley Rides
Selector: National Geographic
Source: travel.nationalgeographic.com

 

Budapest (especially the City Park Ice-Rink + Spas)
Large open-air ice-rink and historical spas of Budapest.
Enlisted on: Top 10 winter destinations in Europe
Selector: Lonely Planet
Source: www.lonelyplanet.com

 

Budapest - the 25th most visited city on Earth
Capital of Hungary.
Enlisted on: Top 100 most visited cities on Earth
Selector: Euromonitor International
Source: blog.euromonitor.com

 

Onyx Restaurant
Luxury restaurant in Budapest.
Award: Michelin Star
Jury: Michelin Guide
Source: www.viamichelin.com

 

Costes Restaurant
Luxury restaurant in Budapest.
Award: Michelin Star
Jury: Michelin Guide
Source: www.viamichelin.com

 

Le Méridien Hotel
Popular five-star hotel in Budapest.
Award: Hungary's Leading Business Hotel
Jury: World Travel Awards
Source: www.worldtravelawards.com

 

Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest
Deluxe boutique hotel in Budapest.
Award: Hungary's Leading Hotel
Jury: World Travel Awards
Source: www.worldtravelawards.com

Check also the places of Hungary listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites!

List of Headlines in this article:

Fourseasons Gresham Palace wins Tripadvisor award in 4 Categories
Budapest hailed as top European River Port, 2014 : Editor-in-Chief awards, Porthole Magazine, USA
Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport wins "Best in Eastern Europe, 2014" : Skytrax World Airport Awards
Corinthia Hotel Budapest: Top Hotels, Luxury Hotel and Top Service Hotel, Travellers Choice awards
Carpe Noctem Hostel, "Hoscar" awards for 3rd best small hostel chain, worldwide, 2014
Top hostel in the Country, 2011, 2013
A38 ship bar: Best Venue in the world
Szimpla Kert Bar: 100 great bars of the world, Lonely Planet
Sziget Festival: Award: Best Major Festival in Europe 2011
NaturMed Hotel Carbona superior***: Award: Best Medical Spa 2012
Günzer Tamás Winery: Best European Winery 2012
Széchenyi Bath: Hungarian Quality Product Award
Hotel Restaurant Gottwald: Best European Restaurant 2012
Danubius Grand Hotel and Health Spa Resort: Europe's Best Medical Spas
Tram No. 2 – Budapest : Top 10 Trolley Rides,  National Geographic
Budapest (esp. the City Park Ice-Rink + Spas)  Top 10 winter destinations in Europe,  Lonely Planet
Budapest - the 25th most visited city on Earth: Top 100 most visited cities,  Euromonitor International
Onyx Restaurant: Michelin Star
Costes Restaurant: Michelin Star
Le Méridien Hotel: Hungary's Leading Business Hotel, World Travel Awards
Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest: Hungary's Leading Hotel, World Travel Awards