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An October 2006 trip to Budapest by LenR

Four Seasons Gresham Palace Photo, Budapest, Hungary More Photos
Quote: Budapest has some really great hotels and restaurants. They are not cheap, but for visitors they are quite a good value.

Budapest Hotels and Restaurants

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Floating hotels and restaurants Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest accommodation has two distinct seasons, high from April to October and during Christmas, and low for the other few months. Not only are prices different, but the chances of getting what you want are dramatically different too.During summer, Budapest is bursting at the seams, and beds can be extremely difficult to find if you have not booked ahead. During this period, local families rent out private rooms to visitors and these can be booked through some travel agencies. Alternatives are the hostels for budget travelers, pensions for mid-range travelers and hotels of varying standards for everyone.Budapest straddles the Danube Rive and consists of Buda on the west bank and P...Read More

Four Seasons Gresham Palace

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Four Seasons Gresham Palace Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest is a landmark on Roosevelt Square, at the foot of the historic Chain Bridge. It is probably Budapest’s best hotel and has the most distinguished architecture. The 179 guest rooms, including 14 suites, reflect the grandeur of the hotel's exalted location and all the beauty of the Art Nouveau period. Views are sensational, ranging from intimate interior courtyards to the sparkling Danube River, the Chain Bridge, the Buda Hills, the Royal Castle, or the city. There is an elegant backdrop of sweeping staircases and a magnificent glass cupola. Luxurious comforts, riverside dining, indigenous spa treatments, and state-of-the-art fitness make this a wo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 23, 2006

Four Seasons Gresham Palace
Roosevelt Tér 5-6
Budapest, Hungary
+36 (1) 268-6000

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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A special relaxing atmosphere, luxurious rooms, and elegant restaurants await you at this flashy five-star hotel right in the center of town. We found this a place to enjoy the ambience and service of a luxury hotel, experience its unique hospitality and expect to find state-of-the-art technology and equipment.The 335 rooms in the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus are generously sized and reflect the hotel's discriminating style. The elegant flair of the fixtures and fittings and the work of some 330 staff made us feel at home throughout your stay. The rooms are outstanding. All feature three direct-dial telephones, fax/PC connections, safe, individually controlled air-conditioning, high-t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 23, 2006

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
Erzsébet tér 7-8.
Budapest, Hungary 1051
+36 (1) 4293777

Aranybarany Hungarian Restaurant

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Aranybarany Hungarian Restaurant Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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Restaurant Aranybárány (Golden Lamb), which not surprisingly, specialises in lamb dishes, has been created in the style of a traditional Hungarian wine-cellar. It claims to depict the atmosphere and lifestyle of Hungarian peasantry and it certainly is what many Westerners see as "authentic." The décor is decidedly Hungarian, from the Transylvanian dark-wood furnishings to the seat cushions. The restaurant has an excellent location in the heart of the old historical part of Pest, near the Gerbeaud Cafe, the Hotel Kempinski and Vörösmarty Square. Beside excellent Hungarian dishes, there are good Hungarian wines, live gypsy music, and great atmosphere. The restaurant operates as a family busin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 23, 2006

Aranybarany Hungarian Restaurant
Budapest 1051 Harmincad utca 4
Budapest, Hungary
+36 317-2703

Gerbeaud Cafe, Restaurant and Pub

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Restaurant

Gerbeaud Cafe, Restaurant and Pub Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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The legendary Gerbeaud, in the heart of Budapest, is one of the largest, most traditional, and most famous caf้e-confectioneries in Europe. I absolutely love it. Refinement is the operative word at Caf้e Gerbeaud. This is one caf้e where indulging one's sweet tooth is elevated to an art form.The caf้e was established by Henrik Kugler in 1858 and expanded by its later owner, Emil Gerbeaud. Lovingly renovated in 1997, GERBEAUD shines with the cultured nostalgia of its original days: rich plaster work, magnificent chandeliers, marble tables, lavish fine wood paneling, and brocade wall coverings that characterise the elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere of this home of tradition.Ger...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2006

Gerbeaud Cafe, Restaurant and Pub
Gerbeaud House
Budapest, Hungary
+36 429-9000

Boat Restaurants

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Restaurant | "Boat Restaurants."

Boat Restaurants Photo, Budapest, Hungary
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One of the more interesting trips to do in Budapest is an evening restaurant cruise on the Danube River. There are several boats that cruise every night during the summer season, and weekends for the rest of the year. They leave from a couple of different points on the Pest side of the river.One such operator is the Mahart Passnave Personal Shipping Co., which has a departure at 7.30pm from Vigado ter in the heart of the city. The trip consists of a 2-hour, pleasant sight-seeing cruise with live music and dinner choice. The boat cruises around Margaret Island first, and then cruises south to the New National Theatre before it moors again at the Vigadó tér Landing Stage.The sigh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 23, 2006

Boat Restaurants
Danube River
Budapest, Hungary