What's so grand about Budapest hotels? In a word: lots. If you've not treated yourself to a screening of Wes Anderson's hilarious flick, Grand Budapest Hotel, I urge you to check it out. Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Adrien Brody deliver some of the quirkiest lines. And that's just a taste of the cast. You've also got the wit of Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum... It's a true cast of characters, reminiscent of the hotel staff I encountered in Budapest back in my backpacking days. Mind you, the places I stayed in then were of a different star rating. So what makes Budapest hotels so grand to inspire a movie? These photos speak for themselves. Here's a walk-through of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Budapest, a boutique hotel with a penchant for red-and-white, and located just across from Liberty Square in central Budapest. If you liked the glam factor of Grand Budapest Hotel, the Iberostar could be the hotel for you.
(All photos courtesy of Iberostar Grand Hotel Budapest)Stylish, yes? And don't assume the Iberostar is beyond the reach of your travel budget. Check out the deals on Trivago.ca , the world's largest hotel search engine. I also have six (6!) other grand Budapest hotels to show you. Swanky enough for you?