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Lanchid 19, Budapest

Named after the 'Chain Bridge' that crosses the Danube in Budapest, Lanchid 19 is about clean-cut design of the type you might find in the edgiest corporate offices. There is a central atrium with glass lift and glass suspension bridges that form gangplanks to the rooms. Coolest of all is the entrance with its see-thru floor to the ruins of a medieval water tower. The views are mostly magnificent, looking one way to the Danube and the other to the UNESCO world-heritage listed Budapest Royal Castle. Book a Panorama Suite - with 635 square feet (59 square metres) of floor space and a 194 square feet (18 square metres) for all enveloping views - even from your bathtub. Just don't expect the pampering to be piled on. Yes, there are services from masseuse to motorcycle rental, but here it really is mostly about the look.

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The movable coloured glass panels on the outside of street-facing rooms. Treat them like blinds (although expect a shadow reveal to outsiders) or flick a private switch to have them retract and bring in the view.
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