Budapest

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Szechenyi Chain Bridge featuring a bridge, night scenes and a river or creek
Dubbed the Paris of the East by some, Budapest's inspiring architecture, memorable river views and unique café culture will have you head over heels in love with this city.

The city's Buda Castle is three attractions wrapped up into one. This castle isn’t just an impressive building, but also home to the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. Set aside at least half a day to have a look around the current exhibits and see the castle and the wonderful grounds to their fullest.

To get to the castle, you can either climb the stairs up Castle Hill or avoid the climb by taking the Buda Castle Funicular. The funicular is a cliff side cable railway which connects Adam Clark Square to the castle. Don’t want to miss the views of Budapest? You can always take the steps back down!

However, Budapest doesn't just stop there with the fantastic views. For further city views, take a visit to the largest church in Budapest, St. Stephen’s Basilica. The church is an iconic part of Budapest’s skyline and it took over 50 years to build! Tackle the 364 steps up to the dome’s observation deck – or take the lift – and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across Budapest.

Uncover a new side of Budapest by taking a night time cruise along the Danube river. The city’s famous Chain Bridge is spectacularly lit in the evenings and the outline of Budapest's buildings looks incredible against the dark sky.

Coffee culture was introduced to Budapest in the 16th century and it became increasingly important after the growth of coffee houses in the 19th century. Gerbeaud, one of Europe’s oldest cafés, can be found in the heart of Budapest on Vörösmarty Square. The café is well known for its delicious cakes, confectionaries and coffees, and you shouldn't return from your Budapest holiday without visiting it before you leave.

Take a trip to Budapest for a break that’s filled with new and delicious foods, cultural discovery and unforgettable views.

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Where to stay in Budapest

H2 Hotel Budapest
H2 Hotel Budapest
3.5 out of 5
Sas u.24., Budapest, 1051
The price is £71 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Budapest. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions Szechenyi Thermal Bath and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (386 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

H2 Hotel Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest
Prestige Hotel Budapest
4 out of 5
Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5, Budapest, 1051
The price is £102 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Budapest. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,004 reviews)
Good location hotel
"Hotel staff very helpful and maintain hotel very well and clean"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2022

Prestige Hotel Budapest
Corinthia Budapest
Corinthia Budapest
5 out of 5
Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest, 1073
The price is £161 per night from 9 Sep to 10 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Budapest. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (995 reviews)
"One of the best hotels in Budapest. Every detail has been perfected. The pool and jacuzzi were incredible. Staff was very professional. I cant recommend this place more!"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2022

Corinthia Budapest
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
SmartApart
SmartApart
58 Lehel u., Budapest, 1135
The price is £55 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Stay at this apartment in Budapest. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a kitchen. Popular attractions Szechenyi Thermal Bath and Heroe's Square are located nearby. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"Nice place, good location, it has parking and it’s very secure."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

SmartApart
Amber Gardenview Studios
Amber Gardenview Studios
3 out of 5
Veres Palne utca 26, Ground Floor, Budapest, Pest, 1053
The price is £57 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Budapest. Enjoy free WiFi, valet parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the overall value in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (561 reviews)
"The place is nice but had issues with reservations as they informed that they were unable to validate my card details though Visa confirmed it. I had to book again with split dates and paid more."

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2022

Amber Gardenview Studios
Loft Astoria
Loft Astoria
4 out of 5
Múzeum körút 1/b, Budapest, 1053
The price is £200 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Budapest. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (295 reviews)
"Nice view, could hear everything including the room next to us"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2021

Loft Astoria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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