The world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has named Aria Hotel in Budapest the world's best hotel in its 15th annual Travellers' Choice Awards, based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers across the globe.
Aria Hotel in Budapest took out the No.1 spot for 2017. Opened in early 2015, the luxurious music-themed boutique hotel in Hungary has an average rate of $382 a night according to TripAdvisor. The former bank houses 49 rooms in a seven-storey neoclassical building, split into four wings inspired by opera, jazz, classical and contemporary music. Created by famous Library Hotel Collection founder, hotelier Henry Kallan, the hotel features an underground spa, a rooftop bar and a garden courtyard that offers a complimentary cheese and wine reception every afternoon. Portraits of composers and performers including Beethoven, Frank Sinatra and Claude-Achille Debussy hang on the walls and there are daily live piano performances.