My Perfect Day
Start your day in the pantry of Budapest, the Great Market Hall which is within easy reach of the Hotel. You may either stroll along Váci utca or hop on the tram Nr 2 which has a stop just in front of us. Try lángos which is a deep fried flat bread made of potato-based dough. It’s sometimes rubbed with garlic or garlic butter, but can also be eaten with sour cream, grated cheese, or other toppings. Once you explored the world of Hungaricums, the traditional products of our country we suggest using the tram Nr 2 one the way back, so that you can enjoy the stunning views over the Danube to the Buda side. After walking over the Chain Bridge, take the funicular to climb up to the Royal Palace. This district offers a decent selection of attractions to be discovered. For lunch, I recommend the Alabárdos restaurant, which is situated in the Castle district and offers a variety of areas within the restaurant to choose from to suit your mood.
Near the Alabárdos Restraurant catch the bus Nr 105 with which you can reach quickly Andrássy út, the iconic boulevard of Budapest dating back to 1872. It is also one of city’s main shopping streets, with fine cafés, restaurants, theatres and luxury boutiques. At 3 pm don’t miss the insider tour at the Opera House. After visiting this magnificent neo-Renaissance building take the Millennium underground until the Heroes’ Square where you can splash into the medical water of the Szechenyi Thermal Bath.
Coming back from the Szechenyi Bath, take the Millennium underground again until Oktogon. Liszt Ferenc tér is only a few steps away, which is a hip place for locals to hang out. You can find almost everything from drink bars through cafés to restaurants. For supper, visit Menza which is a fabulously stylish restaurant and it’s always packed with diners who come for the simple but perfectly cooked Hungarian classics with a modern spin. If you are in the mood of dancing, Ötkert, a trendy ruin bar is awaiting you close to the St. Stephen’s Basilica.