An April 2002 trip
to Budapest by svetlanas1
Quote: Our 3-day stay in Budapest.
Hotel | "The Gellert Hotel"
Our room vas clean, but small and a little old looking (actually, the hotel looks like it needs some renovation). Still, the room had a little balcony and a nice river view.
The location is also good: There is a tram stop two steps from the hotel and it only takes 5-10 min to get to downtown. In fact, Gellert is the most famous hotel in Hungary. It's mostly famous for its spa.
The spa has several pools with warm mineral water and a regular pool. It also has men/women sections which have mineral pools. You can also get a very cheap professional massage - but it does not look so good. There is no privacy: I saw a woman getting a massage, lying naked in front of everybody in the dressing room.
Don't go on a weekend - it is crowded with locals.
The spa is very big and stunning but it also needs a major renovation. It is state owned, so don't expect friendly treatment.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003
GELLERT TER 1
The gourmet six-course menu with accompanying wines was wonderfully prepared and cost about 60$. I loved their Goose liver and Saddle of Deer.
Allatkerti ut 2
Budapest, Hungary 1146
+36 1 468 4040
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