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Sunday 15th September
last night we ventured out to eat even though the weather was cold and windy. We found a gorgeous restaurant near the Danube - Hungarian tucker with the bonus of Hungarian folk music and dancing - was great fun.
Today we set off early and caught the hop on Hop off tourist bus - it took 2 hours to do the full round - it …
We left Krakow an hour ago and traveled a short distance on the "motorway" A4 autobahn. Now we are on country roads, heading south on our journey to Budapest, Hungary. The southern part of Poland is lovely, as the flat, drab war ravaged landscape gives way to green, rolling hills, new home construction with the use of bright, happy colors and the …
Hello everyone Daniel here,
Well I have been quite impressed with Budapest. It is quite a beautiful city especially at night with all the buildings along the Danube lit up and after our tour yesterday we now know that the buildings actually are! The people all seem to speak English which makes everything easier as well and people here seem …
Well it's wonderful to be back in the familiar European setting. We flew from Moscow yesterday and it was an awfully long day of travelling. I was kept amused in all the duty free shops comparing prices for skincare and cosmetics while Daniel perused the Russian vodka and other alcohol on offer. Can you believe you can still …
We have a car, we are in Vienna, we have 2 days to kill before we get to Munich so what to do. We decide on going to Budapest. The trip starts out a little rough...the road the hotel is on is a pedestrian only street and the back entrance is a new road so the GPS just keeps driving us around in circles until we hit the same end of the pedestrian …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Budapest City Center
Mercure is situated on Dorottya pedestrian mall - so central to everything. Mercure is a little dated however clean and tidy with an excellent breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Budapest City Center
Just got back after a 3 night stay with 6 friends on a 40th. (Mar 17th-20th 2005)
We arrived in Budapest via the Danube hydrofoil on a cold wet day in May, 2004. Unable to get reservations stateside (we did not realize it was a holiday weekend, so most shops were closed and everyone was traveling (to Budapest!). We flung outselves on the mercy of the tourist bureau, and they put us here are a very nice rate. The location is incredible on Vaci street, and thankfully the folkloric shops were open. The location is very convenient to the underground so we went to Buda (check out the Labyrinth), walked to church, and metro'd to to a modern shopping center and the beautifully restored wrought iron Market Hall. The basement restaurant was good, and the gypsy musicians were remarkable. The daily breakfast buffet is amazing in scope, and much of it is fresh. Other good restaurants are nearby; we had quite the gala dinner at Karpathia. We would definitely stay here again.
Great value hotel in city centre
Just returned from a two night stay in this hotel. Superb central location in the middle of the city`s pedestrianised main shopping street with Metro station less than 100 metres away. Excellent comprehensive buffet breakfast. Tour office at main hotel entrance providing tickets for tours, theatres etc. First class restaurant, brasserie and cafe in hotel. Standard bedroom small but adequate Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended for short city break.
Four of us stayed at the Taverna, in Pest, in early December. We were very well placed for shopping and sightseeing. Close to the Bridges and other city sights. Take a walk over one of the bridges and up to the Fishermans Bastion via the cliff railway. The views are stunning, particularly at night when the Pest side is lit up. The hotel itself was fine - the rooms are kind of what you would expect in a large hotel - nice and clean with small clean shower rooms. There is a travel booking office at the front door to the hotel and in December there is the most fabulous Christmas market about half a minute's walk from the front door where you can buy your Christmas decorations, hats, gloves, jewellery, etc, all whilst you sip your hot mulled wine and eat the local delicacies which are on offer from very clean and professional looking stalls. Only word of warning - don't expect drink in central bars and restaurants to be particularly cheap - it's not. Nip down a side street or two and it's a bit better - more like home prices. Don't forget you are in a big city and you will be paying city prices and service charges are added on to almost everything. Don't let this deter you though - it's lovely.
Great Location, great value
Just returned from Budapest staying at the Taverna in Vacci Ucta for 3 nights. The hotel has a great location on the main pedestrian street and the standard of accommodation was very good. Good sized, clean, warm rooms with very helpful staff from reception to house mother. Enormous breakfast in lovely position overlooking main street. Close to Metro station and Gerbault cafe. Rate board indicated 170 Euros a nt for double - we paid £35 b&b, amazing value!
We stayed for 3 nights in a VERY cold February. The hotel was in an ideal location, situated in Pest, no more than 500 metres from the Danube. The central location meant that we missed nothing. The staff were always friendly, and the hotel always warm, which was a feat in itself!!
As regards Budapest itself, we found it rather quiet. If you are looking for a cultural experience, full of museums, architecture and churches then Budapest is for you.
We have just returned from a three night stay at the Taverna Hotel in Budapest. The hotel location is excellent, right in the middle of one of the main shopping areas, and within easy walking distance of many of the wonderful sites Budapest has to offer.
Very nice hotel
We, 4 friends, spent recently 4 nights at this hotel.
The rooms are niceand clean, the staff very friendly and the location perfect. I also have to tell about the delicious breakfast. Some day we'll hope to come back to Taverna and the beautiful Budapest.
Taverna - A great choice
We spent 3 nights recently at the Taverna and had a very good experience. We chose it for the location - which is indeed excellent - but were pleased with just about everything. It is a great value for the money.
Plus: location, price, service, breakfast
Minus: Rooms and bathrooms a bit small (though certainly not a "deal-breaker")
Great Central Location
This hotel is in a great location for walking around the city and getting to the Metro stations.
The rooms are small with possibly the smallest bathroom I have ever seen with just a shower not a bath. However, they were very clean. The room had a minibar but no room service and no tea/coffee facilities. Breakfast was reasonable but very busy. I would recommend staying here for the price and location but would probably stay at the Inter-Continental if I had the spare cash.