The dark stone exterior of this former 19th-century doctor’s residence conceals 11 magnificent bedrooms, a suitably grand dining room and three welcoming sitting rooms, each with elaborate marble columns, bare plasterwork and high ceilings. Wander up the sweeping stone staircase to the second floor where you’ll find an honesty bar, complete with pálinka – a locally distilled Hungarian fruit brandy.
Arranged around a central courtyard, no two bedrooms are the same, although each is decorated in a trendy ‘shabby chic’ style, with upcycled furniture and original artwork. Many have been artists’ studios in a former life. If you’re seeking romance, why not book Ludovic’s room? Named after French artist, Ludovic Thiriez, it features a freestanding bathtub in the bedroom, along with a selection of abstract paintings by the artist himself.
Tuck into the continental breakfast buffet, which includes Hungarian cold cuts, seasonal fruit and freshly baked pastries. Feel free to make yourself at home in the grandeur of the dining room, with its herringbone parquet flooring, stuccoed plaster walls and peeling paint. For a quiet morning of relaxation, grab a book from the upstairs library and curl up on a leather chair, perhaps with a drink from the bar.