Boutique past

How did the Golden Boat
become the Boutique Hotel?

Palatinus Boutique Hotel is located within reach of the city centre, restaurants, cafés and shops. The historic downtown is enchanting. You will never get tired of the feeling of the past. You definitely need to see and feel it! But how did it all begin?

Then and now

The fate of the hotel building is closely intertwined with the troubled history of Pécs. Its walls date back to the middle ages and are depicted on the oldest maps. It is probably the oldest still-active hotel in Hungary, which already operated in the 1700s after the end of the Ottoman rule. 

The name “Golden Boat”, mentioned in a document dating back to 1802, was probably given to the hotel because Croatian merchants from the Adriatic preferred to stay here.

The building has seen many owners, lessees and renovations over the past 200 years and has been one of the city’s most well-known institutions. In 1902, Archduke Divisional Commander Leopold Salvator rested here when he landed near Pécs after arriving by airship from Vienna.

After World War II, it was nationalised and lost its hospitality and catering function and was used partly as offices and apartments. The rear part of the building even housed shoe manufacturing.

The building, which had become the city’s property when communism ended in Hungary, was operated by a lessee under the name of the Golden Boat Inn from 1997 and then returned to private ownership in 2017.

Today, as a result of a complete renovation, it has been renewed and regained its former mission. It has once again become one of the crown jewels of Pécs.

Boutique experience

Let yourself experience the perfect harmony of the past and future!

Inspired by the past. Envisioned by the future. Quality moulded into form. This triple vision guided the creation of the Palatinus Boutique Hotel.

Palatinus Boutique Hotel terasz
"Location is unbeatable in the center of the city center. The staff were all super helpful and kind. The breakfast was very good. Facilities very clean and comfortable."

Joana, Jordan

"Super trendy, recently renovated, lovely hotel. Great breakfast too!"

Gwen, Sweden

"Best place to stay in Pécs. The location is excellent, the breakfast delicious, the spacious rooms with incredible decoration and the super friendly staff. We will definitely be back! "

Wendy, UK

"Minőségi szállás, tágas, hangszigetelt szoba, egyedi bútorok, kényelmes ágy. Köszönjük a grátisz szűrt vizet a szobában, a finom Costa kávét a Nespresso gépbe. A reggeli is minőségi, finom, jó a kávé is, a kovászos kenyér pedig rendkívüli. Az elhelyezkedés kiváló, a mélygarázs egy percnyi sétára van. A személyzet kiemelkedően udvarias, tisztelettudó, figyelmes, őszintén mondom, én Magyarországon ilyet még nem tapasztaltam. Kritikus vendégnek tartom magam, de itt egyszerűen nincs mibe belekötni. Éppen ideje, hogy ilyen szállodák is legyenek itthon, biztosan szívesebben utazunk majd belföldön."

Erika, Magyarország