The Radisson Blu Beke is in a lovely neoclassical building that's on the busy körút, the ring road that surrounds the city center, and about four blocks from Nyugati palyaudvar (the Western Railway Station). It first opened as a hotel in 1914, and has been repeatedly expanded since then. It may not appeal to those who are looking for contemporary style, but it's a solidly comfortable and well-located choice, with good service. The hotel consists of two wings. The larger business-class rooms are in the old part of the building, and they offer higher ceilings and street views. In the lobby, which is decked out with brass pillars, rose-colored marble floors, and leather sofas, guests love having photos taken next to the statue of an English gentleman (complete with a bowler hat and a bulldog). The hotel's Zsolnay Café is renowned for its pastries. There's also a tiny fitness room, as well as a heated pool with wave resistance and a sauna.