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Featured Hotels - Budapest
Self-Catering / Vacation Rental Accommodation
As a travel destination,
Budapest has long been a favourite of city break tourists, who travel in
their droves each year to soak up the myriad cultural and historical sights
and attractions. There's so much more to Budapest than the constraints
of the city, however. Should you hire a car in Budapest, you'll discover
that the Hungarian capital is surrounded by some of the most picturesque
scenery in Europe. Car hire in Budapest takes you on an exciting voyage
of discovery through scenic wine regions, charming mountain villages and
inspiring artists retreats. Natural parks are also plentiful, offering
a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
|1. Etyek Wine Region
A short 26km drive from
Budapest will take you to Hungary's Etyek wine region. On the way you'll
pass the lush landscape of the northern border of the County Fejer, a fertile
area, which lends itself to 2000 hectares of vineyard. Etyek's variety
of grapes is specially grown for sparking wine, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
and Pinot Gris. The region's most famous wine enterprise is that of the
Törley family, which first came to prominence in Hungary towards the
end of the 19th century.
2. Hollóko Village
The pretty village of Hollóko
is a 100km journey north of Budapest. From Budapest, follow the M3 motorway
to Hatvan and then exit at route 21. Hollóko is signposted immediately
This World Heritage site
is well worth a drive and offers visitors the chance to experience traditional
Hungarian village life.
Attractions in Hollóko
include authentic Hungarian peasant dwellings, a post-office, school and
village hall, which create the impression of a 'living museum'. Villagers
of Hollóko are known as Palóc people and are proud of their
preserved dialect, traditions and costumes. Hollóko plays host to
a number of festivals and events during the calendar year including The
Easter Festival, July's Rasberry Festival and August's Castle Tournament.
|3. Hortobágy National
Park is Europe's largest open grassland plain can be reached from Budapest
via the M3 motorway to Füzesabony. From here, follow route 33 towards
Debrecen. Hortobágy is home to a wide range of flora and fauna including
the mangalica pig and the grey cattle.
Top visitor attractions in
Hortobágy include the village tourist centre, the Herdsmen's Museum
and the Kilenclyukú híd stone bridge.
The park is the venue for
a number of popular events including International Horse Days and the Hídi
Fair in August.
Szentendre Artist Retreat
The charming and historic
town of Szentendre is situated in Pest County, not far from Budapest. Szentendre
is famous for its rich cultural heritage. The cobbled streets and picturesque
medieval buildings have long attracted artists and writers to the town.
Today Szentendre is famous
for its museums and art galleries. Art galleries worth a visit include
Palmetta Design Gallery, Lajos Vajda Museum and Szentendre Gallery. The
town also boasts a good range of shops, reasonably priced restaurants and
cheap cafés, catering to thrifty artists and tourists on a budget.
Featured Hotels - Budapest
Self-Catering / Vacation Rental Accommodation
About the Author - Fiona
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for Budapest hotels
HOTELS IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Situated in Budapest, the
Aquarius Hotel is in the centre of an outstanding Hungarian wine and champagne
producing area. This elegant four-star hotel welcomes you in its silent
and calm natural environment in a very familiar atmosphere with particular
services. This property has 41 spacious and exclusively furnished
accommodation units to make your stay in Budapest a comfortable one. A
specially adapted room for physically challenged is also available onsite.
The Campona and Promontor Restaurants provide gastronomic delights for
you to feast on. In addition to the Hungarian specialties, gourmet guests
can get acquainted with the flavours of international cuisine.
Budapest by Park Plaza
Offering commitment to quality
and exceptional service, the Art'otel Budapest offers warm hospitality
to its guests. This hotel is located in the city centre, on the banks
of the river Danube and is opposite the parliament building. The world
heritage-site Buda castle, Batthyany square and many other attractions
are near from this property. The 164 guestrooms at the Art'otel Budapest
are spacious and equipped with modern facilities that make your stay productive
and enjoyable. Facilities and services for the disabled are also offered
here. The onsite restaurant Chelsea serves delicious dishes in a
fine setting. Also available here is the Domino bar, which is a right place
to sip a fine drink and spend your evenings with friends.
Hotel Astoria, Budapest
This elegant property enjoys
an ideal location in the heart of the historical city centre, within walking
distance from the administrative, business and cultural districts, and
the famous shopping areas of Vaci Street. The hotel features 138
elegant guestrooms that are furnished with a host of modern amenities to
ensure you a relaxing stay. An attentive room service is also available
for your convenience. The traditionally trendy Mirror Cafe and Restaurant
awaits all guests with excellent Hungarian delicacies and brilliant combination
of eastern and western flavours. Its fusion cooking offers a fine marriage
of different national cuisines. Guests can also enjoy beverages that include
the latest premium wine selection of the Hungarian wine producers.
Offering comfortable accommodation
and convenient facilities, Matyas Hotel provides you with all of the quality
amenities to guarantee an unforgettable stay in Budapest. Matyas
Hotel nestles in the heart of the business and tourist district of Budapest
just 50 metres from the fashionable quarter around Vaci Street, home to
many of Budapest's most exclusive boutiques and restaurants. The
85 modern, well-furnished rooms of the hotel are complemented by high-quality
services at the guests' disposal. Certain rooms have a beautiful panoramic
view of the Danube and the Buda Castle. The famous Mathias Cellar
Restaurant based in the cellar of the hotel offers excellent Hungarian
and international dishes with great wines. They also offer live Gypsy music
along with lunch and dinner as well as regular folklore shows.
Flamenco Hotel, Budapest
The hotel is located on
the green and hilly Buda side of the Danube but still close to the city
centre, only a few minutes away from the business and shopping districts
of Budapest. The property is easy to reach from the Budapest-Vienna motorway
and also from the city by public transportation. All 355 guestrooms
are elegantly and luxuriously appointed with modern amenities for providing
a pleasant stay for all types of guests. Taste international and
Hungarian cuisine as well as premium wines at Bolero, or enjoy broiled
meats within beautiful green surroundings at Flamenco Terrace. Guests can
also relish light and vegetarian meals at Columbus Coffee Shop or sip cocktails
at the pleasant lobby bar.
Hotel Gellert Budapest
Located in a charming environment
at the foot of Gellert Hill, the property is set on the bank of Danube.
This impressive location is within walking distance to Budapest's most
fashionable shopping and business district with one of the most beautiful
sights of Budapest, the Liberty Bridge. Guests are offered a choice
of 234 comfortable guestrooms that are well furnished and equipped with
all modern amenities. You can dine at the on-site restaurant that offers
great specialities of international cuisine as well as masterpieces of
Hungarian cooking. The in-house bar has a stunning array of Hungarian and
foreign drinks, spirits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, draught
beers and special offers.
Hotel City Centre, Budapest
Whether you come to Budapest
for leisure or business, this property offers a good choice and best value
for its location, facilities as well as service. Situated in the
heart of the city, Erzsebet Hotel Budapest is within a few minutes stroll
from the primary business, financial, cultural, commercial centres, and
the famous shopping street, Vaci utca. The hotel offers stylishly
decorated bedrooms that are well-furnished with modern and comfortable
amenities. Attentive room service is also provided for your convenience.
Guests can begin their day with the delicious breakfast, offered at the
breakfast room in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. After a tiring day, unwind
at the cosy bar with an exotic drink.
Hotel Buda, Budapest
Offering a good location
and comfortable accommodation, this property invites all type of guests
for a pleasant and wonderful stay in Budapest. Located in the first
district of Budapest, the Gold Hotel Buda is 19 kilometres from the Ferihegy
Airport. The Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Fisherman Bastion, Tunnel, Chain
bridge and Margaret Island are set nearby the property. This hotel
offers 25 well-appointed accommodation units that have been elegantly furnished
with an array of in-room amenities to satisfy the needs of discerning travellers.
The Carat Restaurant offers a variety of Hungarian and International dishes
and appetising desserts for you to feast on.
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Featuring stunning views
over the Danube and historic monuments, InterContinental Hotel is not to
be missed if you want to enjoy some fine hospitality with an unmatched
location and scenery. Hotel InterContinental Budapest is centrally
located in the heart of Budapest, near the chain bridge and a short walk
from the business, cultural, and entertainment districts. Voted Best View
in Budapest, the hotel overlooks the Danube and Castle Hill, while maintaining
easy access to the shopping and business districts which are both only
a few blocks from the hotel. The hotel offers a total of 376 comfortable
guest rooms that are well equipped with a host of in room amenities.
Corso Restaurant and Bar serves Hungarian and Mediterranean cuisine..
The familiar atmosphere
and green surroundings of the alpine style, hotel provides excellent possibility
for recreation. Located on the top of the Svab-Hill, on the border
of Nature Protected Area of Buda, the Normafa Hotel in a picturesque environment
still lies 15 minutes away from downtown Budapest. The hotel has
46 rooms and 16 suites that are beautifully decorated, with some having
a wonderful view over the enormous park. Each room is neatly furnished
and holds a variety of modern facilities to satisfy every need of its guests.
The Normafa Restaurant with a summer terrace adjoining to the open-air
pool, is perfect for an elegant but still informal dining, serving Hungarian
and international delicacies.
Inn Hotel Budapest
Radio Inn is situated in
the centre of Budapest and is a few minutes away from the city park, in
the largest quarter of embassies. The property is only 3 minutes away from
Heroes' Square, Museum of Fine Arts, thermal swimming pool Szechenyi, Lunapark
and the Circus. This property offers spacious and comfortable accommodation
units that are well furnished and equipped with all modern amenities to
make your stay a pleasant one. Guests can start off the day with
a delicious breakfast, served in a cosy ambience. The property also offers
a cocktail bar, which is a perfect place for you to relax after a long
This hotel is located in
downtown Pest, in a charming street in the Ferencvaros district and is
easily accessible from the airport. The Holocaust Museum, Palace of Arts,
Chain Bridge and the Heroe's Square are some of the interesting places
that are near from this property. The property holds 182 air-conditioned
rooms that are well equipped with all the latest amenities and facilities,
to ensure that your stay is a memorable and pleasant one. The Courtyard
Restaurant serves sumptuous international cuisine for breakfast, lunch
and dinner buffets. The 42nd Street Bistro Bar is renowned for its exclusive
corporate breakfast and serves an exciting lunch and dinner in a happening
life style environment.