The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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7. Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest

Europe

Readers' Choice Rating: 98.1

Rooms: 100

Service: 98.4

Food: 96.7

Location: 98.4

Design: 96.8

Once home to an insurance company, it's "a must if you stay in Budapest." Located at the foot of the Chain Bridge on the Pest side of the Danube, the Art Nouveau-Secessionist building has mosaics, stained glass, and ironwork. Be sure to ask for a high-level room for the best experience—"I was disappointed because we were on the mezzanine, just above the lobby and the street." "It's a historic building with great decor." "Huge rooms" in beige and browns have vaulted ceilings; the suites have fireplaces and touches of peacock purple.

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