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So I got off the plane refreshed and ready to go. I had a month to do whatever I pleased and this is where I chose to start my trip. I had been to Budapest twice before but never did I have this much time to explore.
So first thing was first: where to stay. I usually opt for renting a furnished apartment but I thought that since I …
Our journey from Paris to Budapest takes us through many countries on the train. We’re up early at 5:00am checking out of our Paris hotel. On the way to the metro, we walk over darn Marne River one last time and catch a 7:00am train to Milan. Later, we travel from Milan to Monfalcone, Italy. Here, in this tiny station, we wait two hours, have …
Over New Year I was in Budapest with Tracey and two friends; this time armed only with my Canon point and shoot but I have seen the photographic potential of this beautiful city and I hope to return soon with my usual camera gear and lenses for a further chance to capture some lovely images. We arrived in Budapest on New Year's Eve just after sun …
... had met up with 2 couples from Amabella - which meant a relaxing coffee afterwards. 4 of us then went for a cruise along the Danube. Bob and I had a pizza ( not very Hungarian!) for dinner
Monday 16th September
Set off early for our "Hop on Hop off". We did stop for coffee ( as you do) in a very Parisian looking street - Liszt Ferenc - tres magnifique! After a few stops we decided to walk most of Andrassy Ave to Heroes Square. ...
... to collapse after walking a fair way in my 16.5kg backpack (regretting this now) we went in hoping it was the right place. We walked down a dark corridor and then it expanded into a courtyard that was pitch black and had a large, square, open space with a spooky statue in the middle. All of the buildings are about 8-10 storeys tall and there were no lights anywhere! Lauren kept walking forward bravely but I was tentatively hanging back in the distance secretly wishing she'd ...
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This hotel was a last minute stay as there was nowhere else to stay withing the city. It is completely outside of the city but public transportation will get you there without any problems. Peace and serenity will find you here.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNormafa Hotel Budapest
Historical Traveler Reviews Normafa Hotel Budapest
The Normafa Hotel is on the Buda Hills in a quiet and tranquil location - it's just 20 minutes by bus 21 or 90 to Moscow Square, from which you can catch the Metro or simply walk to various areas of interest such as the Royal Palace.
Normafa Hotel - Great Place - Great Base
A lovely hotel perched high up in the hills overlooking Budapest. Take a walk over the road to the other side of the hill (about 3 minutes away) for the most breath-taking views - see photo. Very good food. Breakfast excellent. Recommend going half board. Rooms a little on the small side but clean and functional. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Has a nice swimming pool so pack the cosys! Takes about 15 minutes to get into the city by bus and about 20 minutes back (because of the hill). If you are going for more than two days recommend getting the Budapest Card...free travel anywhere, and good discounts (sometimes free) on entry to loads of sites...just flash the card! It will more than pay for itself.
Have a nice time. Feel free to e-mail me if I can help with any queries!
My partner and I stayed at Normafa for a long weekend (4 nights) in the last week of August. The hotel is next to the nature reserve which affords very pleasant walks and a wonderful view of the city. It is also very convenient to go to town as the terminus for bus No 21 is just down the road and it runs very frequently. Get a tourist travel card (1 day, 3 days or 5 days) for unlimited use on public transport! The hotel room is comfortable and the restaurant serves good food!
What a find!! Booked a mid week break for my wife and I whilst the kids were away on an activity week. Couldn't believe our luck. The hotel is in a beautiful location right in the heart of the Buda hills. Spotlessly clean with polite and attentive staff. Not much around the hotel but the nearby outdoor grill is wonderful, great food and and atmosphere at reasonable prices, ideal for relaxing after a hard day's sight seeing. The hotel is a little way out of the centre but buses run very regularly (number 21 or 90) and take you direct to a tube station. You can be in the city centre within half an hour for a few pence. The pool and health/fitness centres are great (treat yourself to a massage - wonderful) We could not fault the place, thoroughly recommended.
I went to Budapest with my wife to a wedding of a friend of mine that lives there. Despite what he said to us, about booking hotel in the centre of the city, I booked this one anyway because we had a rented car. The hotel was a wonderful surprise: a marvellous swimming pool, the breakfast in a beautiful balcony in front of the pool, a very nice personnel and a perfect cleanliness.
I recommend this hotel. The only con is the location, although it is in a very beautiful natural landscape, it is a bit far from the centre, but I think you could go by bus, and it takes about 20m.
Great hotel but avoid the fried potatoes !
Stayed at the Normafa June 2005 for a couple of nights before moving down into Budapest.......the Normafa seems quite convenient for visits to the city however and would make an excellent base.
It's an extremely pleasant hotel with excellent walking in the Buda Hills on the doorstep. The heated swimming pool is just great.
The staff were very friendly and the food quite O.K. except for the fried spuds...served hidden under a good wienerschnitzel they were terrible!!
The room was quiet and comfortable.
We plan to make a return visit.
Honest review - Normafa
I booked the hotel for short break for my wife, myself and 10 yr old son from Internet recommendations. I was absolutely delighted with what I found. Excellent outdoor heated pool, leisure facilities, first class dining options and friendly efficient service throughout. To be completely fair the only disappointment was lack of air conditioning but everything else more than compensated for this.
The hotel is in a lovely location some distance out of city but with superb public transport links.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Hug the staff!
Just a quickie - went for a weekend break from April 1-4 2005 and had a great time. The reception, bar and waiting staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful, the food was great (the menu is the same in both hotel restaurants - luckily it's good) and the rooms just fine. The satellite telly was out of synch (BBC World News pictures with World Service commentary) but who goes to Budapest for the TV? It's a shame the pool wasn't filled, but I dont think the heatwave was expected. Go!
Beautiful hotel in beautiful landscape
The hotel is a little bit outside of Budapest but you can reach the city centre in 20 minutes by bus and metro.
The location is directly at the Buda hills so it is perfect for all outdoor activities at winter or summer.
The rooms are clean, perefctly quiet and modern furnished
If you do not mind being outside of the city the Normafa hotel is a very good choice.