Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Trip Advisor Review - The Grand Budapest Hotel

In need of a summer holiday? Scouring the Internet looking for a great last minute deal?

Looking for somewhere with old-school Hollywood glamour and charm, where you can relax and unwind but also offers excitement and fun?

Well I can highly recommend visiting The Grand Budapest Hotel in The Republic of Zubrowka, Hungary, which has received nothing but high praise from everyone who has reviewed it on Trip Advisor.

Comments include "A Retro Delight", "The Best In Zubrowka", "Quirky, Chilled and Über-Cool", "Like Something Out Of A Movie", and "Charming Staff - My Grandma Loved It".

My girlfriend and I booked ourselves in for a stay at The Grand Budapest Hotel on Sunday 2nd March and were among the first to visit the hotel now it was open to the public following its grand opening in Berlin and Glasgow.

The hotel was incredibly busy with guests but we were provided with an excellent room that gave us a wonderful view of the entire place.

While the initial areas felt slightly drab and reminiscent of the Overlook Hotel, they soon gave way to the beautiful and memorably bright pink decor that will become synonymous with this location which was made all the more stunning by the Academy ratio it was presented in.

The entire staff at the hotel were of a very high standard, from the silent owner down to the junior lobby boy. Even the hotel lawyer was excellent although he disappeared during our stay after some trouble with his cat. I hope he's ok.

If I were to single out a particular member of staff, I would like to praise the efforts of the concierge Gustave H. who was simply charming, hilarious and smelt divine and made our stay an absolute delight.

If you are staying here I highly recommend a trip down to the local town of Zubrowka to sample some of its many delights including skiing, a local monastery and Mendl's bakery which has some heavenly cakes.

Sadly our visit was over before we knew it but I have already booked us in for a return trip later this month and would highly recommend The Grand Budapest to anyone looking for a fun cinematic vacation this year.

P.S. Check out the beautiful painting behind the concierge desk called Boy With Apple.

5 stars

If you can't get across this summer or find that it is fully booked then you can get the full Grand Budapest experience in your own home here

The Grand Budapest Hotel is out now on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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