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A travel journal to Budapest by Essexgirl09

Mercure Budapest Metropol 3m Photo, Budapest, Hungary More Photos
Quote: From my New Year trip to Budapest in 2007.

Mercure Budapest Metropol 3m

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Hotel | "A Place to Rest your Weary Head in Budapest"

Mercure Budapest Metropol 3m Photo, Budapest, Hungary
Quote:
Travelling with a group at a popular time such as New Year can often make finding hotels difficult. One year I was single so needed a single room, and this was proving to be difficult as many places did not offer single rooms and if they did they were not very nice so had to bite the bullet and get a room that was only a fraction less than the price of my friends' doubles. Apart from that the only criteria was that the hotel be centrally located and clean. The hotel Budapest Metropol certainly fitted the above criteria and when we booked the rooms there was an offer of four nights for the price of three on a bed & breakfast basis. We also requested non smoking rooms and quiet rooms and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2010

Mercure Budapest Metropol 3m
RAKOCZI UT 58
Budapest, Hungary 1074
36-36-4628100

Szechenyi Medicinal Bath (Szechenyi-gyogyfurdo)

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Attraction | "Hot Stuff!"

Quote:
Budapest has a number of thermal steam baths (gyogyfurdo) and this has been a tradition since Roman times. It is an idea to give some thought as to which you bath you may wish to visit and consult your guide book or hotel reception for the latest suggestions. Some baths are all same sex or have separate men's and women's days which may not suit mixed groups; some same sex baths don't allow bathing costumes and some have a predominantly homosexual clientele. It is important to find one that you are comfortable with. As part of a mixed sex group we chose the Szechenyi baths which are located opposite Budapest Zoo in Varosliget (City Park), and is a traditional 19th Century style building. I...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2010

Szechenyi Medicinal Bath (Szechenyi-gyogyfurdo)
Allatkerti Korut, 11
Budapest, Hungary 1146
36 1 321 0310

House of Hungarian Wines

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Attraction | "Vintage"

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Translation: Magyar Borok Haza This self-guided wine tasting tour is in a celler located on the Buda side of the city close to Fisherman's Bastion and the Hilton Hotel. It is one of the more expensive attractions in the city at about HUF4000 (approx £10) to get in. It is open throughout the week but closes on public holidays. The attraction is open between noon and 8pm and they allow you a maximum of two hours there, so you need to arrive before 6pm to make the most of it. When you arrive you will be given a fold out map (which I then promptly lost) which shows a plan of the cellar which is divided into each of the 22 wine growing regions in Hungary, a small wine glass which yo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 12, 2010

House of Hungarian Wines
Szentharomsag Ter 6.
Budapest, Hungary
+ 36 (1) 212 10 31

Karma Cafe & Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Good Karma"

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Karma is a lovely restaurant on Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Ter. This is a pedestrianised street off of a major road, Andrassy Ut, and close to The Oktogon (Budapest's equivalent of Piccadilly Circus). Along this street is an array of restaurants serving international cuisines. Karma is one such restaurant. We dined upstairs, downstairs there is a bar and tables, this is mainly for drinkers but you can eat here to. There is a more relaxed area at the back with sofas where most people seemed just to be drinking. Toilets are also on this floor and are modern and clean. The upstairs tables go around the room; there are banisters in the middle where you can look down on the people be...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2010

Karma Cafe & Restaurant
Vi., Liszt Ferenc Ter 11
Budapest, Hungary
+36 (1) 413-6764

House of Terror

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Attraction | "Living Hell"

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Andrassy Ut is a wide, tree lined Boulevard with some of the most prestigious addresses in Budapest. It also has one of the more horrific ones. No. 60 was the war time home of the Arrow Cross Party (Hungarian Nazis) and was later replaced by the AVO and AVH Communist terror organizations. Nowadays, as well as being a museum it is also a memorial to those that died under these regimes. There is a bookshop (free to get into), café and cloakrooms on the ground floor, you then go up to the second floor to start your visit, passing a Soviet tank on your way. The first room that you go into has various video screens showing archive news footage of the Nazis and the Communists. There are some dis...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2010

House of Terror
Andrassy ut 60.
Budapest, Hungary