After an extensive renovation, Hotel Parlament reopened in early 2014 with an all-around brighter and livelier feel. It went from being a reliable, if dull, hotel to a stylish choice, with some personality. The renovation emphasized colors, textures, and patterns, and the result is a thoroughly modern style that still reflects the personality of Budapest. The lobby makes a bright first impression, with its varied lighting and oversized chandeliers. The bar has walls done in dark shades, but the bright-lime and fuschia chairs add perfect pops of color. There are couches to settle in on with a drink or two. The breakfast room features old-style black-and-white concrete tiles, and it feels almost like a home kitchen with the buffet spread out over an island. Rooms are spacious and feel minimalist, with light wood floors, large windows, and crisp linens. As the name implies, the hotel is in the neighborhood of the parliament, which is about five blocks away. There is no restaurant here, but with numerous cafés and restaurants located nearby, finding a good meal shouldn't be a problem.