Budapest is one of the places to have cheap holidays in Europe. In fact, the Christmas holidays with the family can be extra special here, especially for those who are into trying out new food. Each year the Budapest Christmas Market offers a generous display of traditional Hungarian delicacies. Have a bite of the kenyérlángos, a flat bread like dough cooked in a cob oven, and the tasty kürtőskalács, which is a cone-shaped sweet yeast cake. Roast meats, also called pecsenye, and strudel or rétes are also sold here. A sip or more of the typical winter drink called forralt bor or mulled wine is also a must. Of course, staying at comfortable holiday hotels is a must. Here are some options:
The Hotel Carat Budapest is new four-star boutique hotel. It offers city tours, airport transfers, free WiFi connection, 24-hour reception, safety deposit boxes, fitness center, and sauna for its guests. Standard room amenities include a private balcony, air conditioning, flat screen LCD cable television, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, telephone, wake up calls, hair dryer, mini-bar, iron and ironing board. Nearby attractions are the Heroes Square, Parliament Building, Buda Castle, St. Stefan Basilica, the Synagogue, and Vaci Street. Rooms start at £53.
At the Hotel Central Basilica, a three star hotel located next to the Basilica, rooms start at a slightly higher £59. This hotel’s room amenities include air conditioning, cable television, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, safety deposit box, free Internet access, telephone, mini bar, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Your children’s comfort as well as your stress levels will be at pleasant levels as there are children’s facilities available such as cots, cribs, extra bed, and high chairs. This hotel is near the Synagogue and the Opera House. Other attractions that are just nearby are the Parliament, Buda Castle and the Hungarian National Museum, which is just a few kilometers away.
The Erzebet City Centre Hotel is a three-star hotel at the heart of the city’s downtown main pedestrian street. You can book rooms here starting at £37. Room facilities include air conditioning, cable television, telephone, hair dryer, mini bar, and en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The busy and lively pedestrian street is just right in front of the hotel’s Latin Fusion Restaurant. Most guests enjoy having a drink at the terrace, watching other people pass by. Nearby attractions are the Vajdahunyad Castle, National Museum, Vaci Street, and the Great Market Hall.
Spending the Christmas holidays in Budapest is indeed special with all the attractions and activities where the whole family can bond and spend time together. For the best experience, look for holiday hotels that are reasonably priced, have a great location, and offer amenities to guarantee a comfortable stay.