recommendations for hotel on vaci utca-main pedestrian street in budapest
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The Vaci Utca is the main pedestrian shopping area... just a "heads up" - you will find the prices are most expensive at the end closest to the Chain Bridge. We found items cheaper the closer we got to the Central Market.
Might not be the cheapest hotel in Budapest but would have to be in one of the best locations and we got a great price online, we didnt eat there as there are so many places to eat within minutes of the hotel.
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It is located just off the Pedestrian zone and was a very good experience at an exceptional price.
There were 7 in our group and we had three apartments. All were very nice. There was also the bonus of free laundry rooms on each floor.
Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Looking forward to:
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
Amadeus Silver II - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Oceania Marina, South Pacific, March 2018
AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018
We enjoyed our brief stay and the view from our room of the castle town and Chain Bridge at night was breathtaking. Didn't use the hotel restaurant for breakfast as we went to Café Gerbeaud instead (which fronts a public plaza AT the head of Vaci Utca). Although it is best known as a famous coffeehouse with a beautiful historic interior, they serve full hot breakfasts as well. Not inexpensive, but worth it for a trip back in time.
Wherever you stay, be sure to leave time to stroll along Vaci Utca admiring the architectural detail of the buildings. So much variety and interesting patterns/colors. It's a feast for the eyes, even if you never enter a store. The Great Market Hall is also worth a stop, and located across the street from the southern end of Vaci Utca. The Market is a very large building which looks like a historic train station but contains a really interesting public market, roughly divided among fresh foodstuffs on the main level, seafood in the basement and leather goods, linens/fabrics and other more souvenir-type items on the mezzanine above. We found it fascinating.