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... about 200 on each ship. We started a conversation with a nice couple in the lounge, We got to the common question about where they were from. Of all the places in the world to come to Budapest, they were from Reno. Twilight Zone time. We enjoyed their company and had dinner with them. After dinner we took a walk over the Chain Bridge to see the view of the Hungarian Parliament. There was a full moon and it was beautiful. ...
... of old things, musty things mixed with amazing cooking smells of homemade soup or fresh cinnamon buns filled your nostrils. You never knew what you’d come upon...what strange sights would be waiting to greet you in that porch. There were usually a few dead couches, an assortment of wooden chairs in various states of disrepair, bunches of plastic flowers awaiting skilled attention to be good enough to adorn some relatives grave. For quite awhile it was an old TV with ...
... puzzle and one which is very much like the 2 euro coin in terms of looks, size and weight, is actually only worth about 5cents. I went to pay the driver the other day and thinking I was handing over 8 000HUF in notes actually gave him 18 000. At least he was honest and gave the 10 000 note back to me. I tried learning what they all look like but when a queue the length of Andrassy Ut was forming behind me at the supermarket whilst I ...
... Later in the evening we sat in the lobby of the hotel and enjoyed coffee and tea, before venturing out for dinner at the Don Leone, an Italian restaurant less than a block away from the hotel. We were the last people in the restaurant, as they were about to close. Lauren had gnocchi pasta with a four cheese sauce, while I ate spaghetti pasta with meat sauce. The next morning we ate breakfast around 7 am in the hotel, then set out ...
... but with going to Hungary next weekend this was our only chance. Plus I think that you shouldn't necessarily always avoid the tourist traps. There is a reason why certain things are so popular.
From the ferry you could see the traditional wooden huts scattered all around the island. The big illuminated sign welcomed you to the island "Fraueninsel Christkindlmarkt." The market was actually a lot, lot bigger than I had pictured in my head. I imagined a few stalls ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Burg Hotel Budapest
Burg in Buda
We stayed here for 3 nights in March and the only negative feature was the hammering mentioned by the previous poster. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room clean and comfortable and the location convenient. We found it easy to walk down the hill and across the bridge, jump on and off trams and buses. We found some charming restaurants both in Buda and Pest, especially the little A La Carte Kisetterem near Batthany Ter, good food, good local wine, helpful waiters and great prices. The Burg Hotel gives good value at reasonable prices and we would recommend.
Me and my husband just returned from a whistlestop tour on central Europe and spent 4 nights at the Burg hotel. We got the room on sale(59 euros I think) and it was great value for that price though I might not have been so happy paying more. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff were really nice...willing to help with purchasing the buda card(would recommend the 4/7day metrocard instead though). and booking our taxi to get us to the airport for 4am. The taxi seemed more to be a son or brother of the hotel staff...but who cares as he got us there in one piece and didn't rip us off !!!
The rooms were quite big and had a stunning view of the church and fishermans Bastion. I think all the rooms have that view but couldn't be sure. ...the beds were single even though I had requested double but we pushed them as close as possible.
There was alot of noise during our stay...workmen hammering from 7am onwards so that might have caused problems had we wanted more time in the room.
The breakfasts were wonderful...all the usual cold cuts of meat and cheese as well as "hot english" of sausages...eggs and bacon...and there always seems to be plenty.
The hotel Location is up in the old buda area and quite beautiful though a little dead after dark. we were also there well out of season though so that might improve at different times. The restaurants were all nice but more expensive...so for the bars and cheaper eats you have to be in Pest (and the metro/bus stops around 11pm)....so this location might be better suited to older couples or honeymooners !!!!!
one great little Cafe just around the corner from the hotel was Ruzewern....a pastry shop with cakes to die for !!! don't miss it.
all in all good value and though next time I would probably stay in Pest I would still highly recommend this one.
It's really not all that!
I stayed in this hotel a couple of weeks ago and to be quite honest I can't really see why people are so excited about this hotel. Apart from its location it's nothing fancy at all. The man in the reception on the night shift when I arrived was not very friendly at all and didn't have a very welcoming attitude. The walls are very thin so I spent an HOUR!! listening to a couple having sex very loudly at 2 o'clock in the morning. Not very pleasant at all. when I arrived back to hotel at 1 o'clock in the night I found the front glass doors locked by a metal chain and no bell to ring. After a few bangs on the door a sleepy man came and let me in, giving me the feeling of intruding.
The view from the rooms is nice and the size of the rooms is satisfying. as far as transport I can't agree with other reviews finding it tiresome to get to the city center. The Varbusz stops just outside the hotel and will quickly take to the nearest metro station Moszkva Tér or to Disz Tér from where bus 16 will take to the city over the famous suspension bridge. However after 23:00 there's is no bus service in the Castle area so to get home you have to walk from Moszkva ter. It takes about 15 minutes but it's mainly uphill so it might not suit everybody.
What I liked the best was the fact that you have a marvellous view of the whole city including the parliament from the Fishermen's Bastilion right across from the hotel. Quite amazing!
I was a bit disappointed with the hotel having read all the fabulous reviews but I would still recommend it to those who want to stay in the castle area and don't feel like paying three times more in the nearby Hilton. Just don't expect it to be all that because it really isn't.
Quick, before they get the euro!!
We just spent close to a week at the Burg Hotel and really enjoyed our time in our clean spacious room with a view of the church right out our window. We were there in February and paid the equivilant of 59 euros a night with breakfast. This hotel was great, and I would recommend it, but be aware of what you are getting into: most of the 'action' goes on in Pest as far as restos and bars go. This hotel is situated on top of Castle Hill, which is charming and all, but when it is negative 7 and snowing, you will wish you didn't have to take a bus and a metro to get into the thick of things. Granted, there are a few cute places in the Castle District but you will probably want to get out and see more than just that. Be sure to bring your bathing suite and go to the baths, especially the Szechenyi Bath, a Budapest trip is not complete without taking the waters, and it is so cheap you've gotta do it.
We liked this hotel a lot
We liked this hotel a lot. It is fairly basic but very comfortable and very clean. It is right in the centre of the old town and there are some funky bars and nice restaurants near by. We had a room at the front of the hotel and while we didn't notice the noise from the tour buses, we were sometimes woken by other guests climbing the stairs between floors.
All in all, a really nice hotel and very friendly staff (who all speak English). Would definitely definitely stay there again.
Good value, brilliant location
2nd - 6th January 2005
The location of the hotel is excellent, with views over the Fisherman's Bastion and the Danube to Pest. Adjacent to the beautiful St Mattias church so beware of the bells at 6.30 am (53 chimes). Otherwise the location was quiet and allows access to the main Buda sights before the tourist buses arrive. Excellent restaurants within 100metres in any direction. No restaurant in the hotel but good breakfast in a pleasant first floor room overlooking the cathedral. No tea / coffee making facilities in the rooms (but the manager has promised to provide them in future). Coffee and alcohol are available at the reception bar. Rooms very clean and adequate size with good bathroom facilities. There is no lift. Air conditioning was not needed during our visit but appeared to be installed.
Transport is easy once you understand the different options and there is a tourist office opposite the hotel to help out. We would definitely return to the Burg. The City views were splendid with the extensive floodlighting of buildings and monuments, combined with the Christmas lights.
This is a good value small hotel on the main square in the old town,with good views over to the church and fishermans bastion.the rooms are clean and comfortable,mini bar but no tea/coffee makeing facs.
the breakfasts were very good with a nice choice and the staff freindly and helpfull.thereis a little mini bus which connects with the trams/metro
which stops outside the hotel. only 1 problem is that in the old town there only 8 resturants(most expensive) for your eveing meal for more choices at better prices you must be prpeared to travel in to pest side of town.
We always stay here
My boyfriend and I travel to Budapest at least once a year since he has family in the wine country. we have stayed at The Burg 5 or 6 times since it was built and each time was wonderful. The views from the rooms are all fantastic. The service is excellent. the front desk clerk speaks English and the breakfasts are lovely. The location cannot be beat but mostly the views are why we stay here. in February we watched the snowfall all night outside our window.
This nice little hotel turned out to be an excellent choice for our weekend trip to Budapest. Friendly service, relatively large rooms with good air condition, and you can't beat the location and the view. The hotel is directly on the central square on castle hill and the rooms have a magnificent view of St. Michaels church and the square. All of that for the price of 68 Euro!
I would definitely stay there again.
A good value for the money, this is a small, basic, clean place.
On the plus side, it's directly next to St. Michael's church and the Fishermen's bastion, very well located for some tourist walking.
On the minus side, it's so close to the church that the bells woke us up every day (not to mention the tour buses).
So, so long as you don't mind street noise, it's a very good choice.