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I should have known what to expect when we first arrived in Budapest and we saw a relatively well dressed man ******* on a street bench not ten feet from the road.
The hotel was terrible. There were bugs. Not little bugs either. Big. *******. Bugs. The food and staff were equally bad. After spending an …
... Danube, plus the obligatory cafes and restaurants..
We had lunch at a café which sold typical Hungarian cakes = not such a healthy lunch! I had a cream vanilla slice, very delicious with a coffee.
Next stop was the Hospital in the Rock and Nuclear Bunker Museum. Originally begun in the late 1930's, it is a network of caves under the castle hill. It swung into full use in the siege of Budapest in 1944-45 and was also used as ...
... a field day watching them all! This distracted us for quite a while so we decided we should get a move on if we want to see everything on the other side of the river. We walked and walked and walked until we got the the bottom of the monorail that takes you to the top of castle hill. Whilst in the queue to go on, planes were still looping and swooping all over the place! We (and the rest of all the people in the queue) were all ...
... the complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine until help arrives." OK, it wasn't precisely like that, but you get the idea. After all, we are on a river and if the boat were to sink, we would hit bottom before the top deck goes under water. The program was a little long, but the humor helped us pass the time. One interesting note was that our captain, who is from Holland, has forty years of experience. Both of his parents and both of his grandfathers were ...
... thing: In Canada, we have Braille on our bills, in the UK and Europe, they have different sizes for different values, but in Hungary, all the notes are the same size, with no Braille. Our guide told us that she has a system, keeping different values in different areas of her wallet, but I believe her sister helps her organize it. They also do not have the sound chirp-ers at crosswalks here. I don't know what you would do if a tram was coming, they are very quiet! This was the end of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Polus Budapest
The food was really bad. They served us some undercooked sausage which made me sick. The staff tried to overcharge us for some drinks we ordered in the bar. They also awkwardly tried to join our little group as we sat and drank. They refused to restock one of our rooms with toliet paper, proclaiming that we'd used too much of it, (there was only a partial roll when we checked in). There were also bugs. Big. Fucking. Bugs. Avoid this place unless it's under new management and cleaned up.
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