The Zara Continental Hotel is a green oasis for guests where the stress and the noise of the big city can be totally left behind the minute they enter the hotel, blending art nouveau, art deco and modern design. The hotel is built on the site of the former legendary Hungária Spa and the historical Zara Continental Hotel in Budapest’s city centre. The nearby Jewish Quarter with its atmospheric streets, market and cultural legacy including Europe’s largest synagogue and the Jewish Museum, together with the area’s restaurants and retro bars evoke a special mood that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. Hotel’s exceptional ARAZ Restaurant seats 130 people and offers a wide selection of dishes. The menu evokes meals served by the upper-middle class restaurants of the past century, while combining fashionable international delicacies.
Standard Rooms are equipped with a queen or two twin beds, individually adjustable air conditioning, LCD television with satellite channels, high speed Wi-Fi internet access, telephone, mini-bar, laptop size safe, toiletries kit, hairdryer, reading lamp, bathtub or shower, and a city or courtyard view.
To the left of the main entrance, on the corner of Nyár utca and Dohány utca is the restaurant`s lounge for guests who would like to have a drink and chat. To the right of the main entrance, is the central section of the restaurant, which is kept with the preserved stylistic features of the former Hungária Spa and radiates an art nouveau ambience. The art nouveau ambience taken from the preserved stylistic features of the former Hungária Spa has the perfect atmosphere for having lunch or dinner.
The world of Pest coffee houses was a very significant element of the turn-of-the-century bourgeois gastronomy. Previously, guests of the Continental Hotel included artists and writers, such as the poet, Attila József. In the coffee house, they wish to evoke that era by offering Hungarian coffee specialties of the period, such as the Habos Kávé (foamy coffee), Hosszú Kávé (long coffee), Kapucíner (with whipped cream and chocolate chips), Kis Barna (little brown), and Nagy Barna (large brown).
Two internal courtyards provide a green oasis with an outdoor pool in Budapest’s city centre. Guests can spend pleasant summer evenings sitting on benches in the garden, looking up at the sky full of stars and listening to calm music. The internal courtyard can be turned into an atmospheric terrace restaurant in the summer, and is also a suitable location for cocktail parties.
The hotel’s fitness room awaits guests with its high-tech cardio and isotonic machines such as treadmills, ellipticals and bikes in one of Budapest’s most exclusive locations. After their fitness work guests can unwind in the wellness section. It is located on the hotel's Roof Garden and aims to maintain the optimal condition of good comfort and health in harmony of physical, mental, and emotional needs. The wellness centre is equipped with an indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, Finnish and infra sauna, and massage therapy.