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We traveled halfway around the world to meet our good friends, Grace and John Micetich, in Budapest. They had been living in London for 41 days and we had been driving slowly through the Balkan states for almost that long.
So we were way past due for a catch-up visit. Why not in Budapest?
We arrived by train, an easy and …
... pics of the Danube with Buda on one side and Pest on the other. And that's real, it's not me joking...
After that, off to the hotel to get ready for the evening dinner cruise on the Danube and what a special time that turned out to be.
There are so many buildings lit up and even a couple of laser shows to add to the experience and I can only hope that the few photos I've attached will show what I mean. We were so stunned at actually being there and seeing all this ...
... site than anything else.
At 12.00 we were invited to walk a little bit further with one of the guards. At first we had to go through the regular check and then our tour could begin. The Parliament stands on the eastern bank of the River Danube, it is the largest building in the country and also the permanent site of the national assembly. The building was constructed between 1884 and 1904. It has 691 rooms, it is 268 m long and its cupola rises 96 meters ...
... which I think was probably enough time as it started to get really busy. The scenery was pretty amazing though, well worth checking out. It was just unfortunate that we couldn't swim as the water was so clear and very tempting. After the park we headed further South towards Split which was the final stop of the tour. We finished watching the rest of "Django Unchained" on the bus, which is a great movie, while driving past some really nice scenery. I had a short nap on the bus trip ...
May 29, 2013
Szentendre to Budapest 31km, total 1248 km
Astra Apartments €87 ($116) per day,
Two-bedroom apartment with
living room/kitchen combo, sleeps 6 (no breakfast)
First Stop, Szentendre
After a delicious breakfast, which even included crepes, we set off along the tree canopied path next to the Donau which had steady recreational cycling traffic.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
We stayed here with friends who had booked the room on a recommendation from someone else. It turned out to be OK. Our room was clean but tiny with hardly enough space to walk around the bed. The staff were not very helpful and seemed to be bored most of the time. It's across from the Keleti Train Station, which is great if you arrive there, but a fairly long walk to the river and main sights, but you can take the Hop On Hop tour bus, which is a great way to see Budapest if you're short on time.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBaross City Hotel Budapest
Historical Traveler Reviews Baross City Hotel Budapest
On arrival at this hotel my first impression was neutral, seemed a bit different and almost bordering run down.
Check in was straight forward except to be told they didn't accept credit cards only cash! I don't carry that sort of money at home let alone a foreign country with a reasonably high crime rate, so be prepared for bank charges for foreign cash advances!
The room was adequate but over heated, walls are very thin, nice to hear the people next door being sick throughout the night.
Breakfast was minimal and they use squash instead of real juice, not really a thirst quencher!
As far as the Hotel overall is concerned there is nothing bad to say about it, apart from one small point about it being a bit out of the way if you're looking for nightlife. The reception area is simple and modern, the staff are very helpul and speak excellent English and will help you with your Magyar if you ask. The breakfast buffet has something for eveyone and will keep you going into the afternoon. Their luggage and passport storage is excellent as well.
Even thought Hotel Baross is set just on the edge of Keleti Pu Train Station (as busy as Waterloo and as cosmopolitan in all ways), nearly all rooms face the tranquil court yard. Noise is not a problem whatsoever. The rates are very reasonable and inc. a good buffet breakfast. It was the little extras that clinced it such as the very helpful, multi-lingual staff, free luggage store, air-conditioned rooms, free safe in your room, etc. For those non-smokers, reception is an open area and smoking is permitted, however, not in the breakfast room so it wasn't a problem. The Hotel itself has a Baroque feel on the outside, however, has shops along the ground floor so the entrance looks quite hidden - the reception is on the 5th floor - there are apartments on the rest. There is a doorman at night (friendly too) - all in all a good, very economical hotel with great public transport links and only 3 metro stops from the Danube 'view of the castle' restaurant area (Deak Ferenc Ter). Would highly recommend for a good, clean, friendly hotel - not too many frills but all the basics are of a high standard :)
I do not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone who wants a comfortable stay in the centre of Budapest.
We spent 3 days last week at this hotel. We were approached by one of their associates at the train station (they have a booth there) upon our arrival in Budapest. The hotel occupies the top floors of a well kept apartment building across from the Keleti train station. The reception area is sleek and modern, with a good selection of pamphlets, postcards, etc. The staff speak excellent English and were very friendly. We paid approx $80 USD per night (I am sure that people pay more in busy times) for a large room overlooking the surprisingly quiet shopping area around the station with a double bed and two singles. The room had a TV and minibar and was en-suite. The bathroom was imacculate and the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was very generous and included in the room rate: scrambled eggs, meat, cheeses, yogurt, cereals, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and a variety of spreads for rolls. The final benefit of our stay was that we were in front of a metro line and had easy and quick transport to the different sights of Budapest.