Budapest Journals

Emerging City - Budapest

An August 2002 trip to Budapest by SailorGrrl

Art Otel Budapest Photo, Budapest, Hungary More Photos
Quote: Budapest has immense cultural riches and is undergoing a Renaissance, but the changeover can still be seen everywhere, as graffiti-covered architectural treasures are refurbished into riverside casinos.

Art Otel Budapest

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Hotel | "Art'otel"

Art Otel Budapest Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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The location is excellent, as the hotel fronts on the river across from the Parliament building, which is breathtakingly illuminated by the setting sun each evening. Most employees seem to speak English as well as Hungarian (also French and German). Each floor has a theme. The art of Donald Sultan (American) is featured throughout. The rooms are clean, aesthetically pleasing (simple design and color scheme, not fussy - red, black, gray, white - almost Japanese in style), modern, quiet, climate-controlled and comfortable, with a refrigerator (minibar), a safe, and a desk in an alcove, and even the rooms which face west (away from the Danube) have views up the hill to the Mattias Church. The bathroo...Read More

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Art Otel Budapest
BEM RAKPART 16 19
Budapest, Hungary
36 1487-9487

Nancsi Neni Vendéglöje

Restaurant | "Nancsi Neni"

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Deserves its excellent reputation. You will need to take a cab to get here. Nancsi Neni ("Aunt Nancy's") is in a hilly tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Buda. There is a high fence around the restaurant and in the summer the place doubles in size as the garden is open. Everyone eats out there, as it's often too hot to eat indoors until much later at night. We went in the early evening as we had our three-year-old son along, and he LOVED it (we enjoyed it also). There is a climbing structure in one corner of the garden, and the locals bring their kids as well, so our son had others to occupy his attention. Portions are large, and the food is Hungarian traditional - little salads of salted cucu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 6, 2003

Nancsi Neni Vendéglöje
Ordogarok ut, 80
Budapest, Hungary 1028
+36 1 397 2742

Hungarian Parliament Building

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Attraction | "Parliament Building"

Hungarian Parliament Building Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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They are very security conscious now, so people are only allowed in in relatively small groups (25 or so), and they must stand in line away from the building prior to admission, and they will only give tours when Parliament is not in session. Fortunately, it was a lovely summer day and there were shade trees where we were to stand. No strollers or other bulky items are allowed. The white neo-Gothic turrets and arches of the Hungarian Houses of Parliament (Országház) were designed by Imre Steindl and were to be built for the millennium celebrations of 1896. However, the building was finished in 1902. So with this tradition, please do not expect anything in Hungary to run on a very precise schedul...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 6, 2003

Hungarian Parliament Building
Kossuth Lajos Ter, 1-3 District V
Budapest, Hungary 1055
+36 1 441 4904