Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > River Cruising
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

River Cruising Find Others on Your River Cruise! River Cruising Roll Calls

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 11th, 2013, 04:13 PM
wine-lady wine-lady is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Default recommendations for hotel on vaci utca-main pedestrian street in budapest

Hi; My husband and I are taking Viking's Grand European Tour from Ams-Bud in July 2013. We are planning on spending few nights post cruise in Budapest and would like to stay very central possibly on Vaci Utca which I believe is the main pedestrian shopping street. Any recommendations for a hotel reasonably priced in that area? Thanks
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #2  
Old January 11th, 2013, 05:03 PM
happy taveler happy taveler is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 29
Default

You may try Mercure Budapest City Center located at Vaci utca 20 H-1052 Budapest I stayed there several years ago on a trip then ended in Budapest and the front door opens right out on the onto the walking street. I do not know what they charged for the room as that was part of my tour but the location was great. you may google it to check on the price. Dan
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old January 11th, 2013, 06:36 PM
nana541's Avatar
nana541 nana541 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 2,244
Wink

Some research on Trip Advisor might be a great place to start your research as well as the latest Rick Steve's Travel Guide for Budapest.
__________________
Prior sailings on: Sitmar, Princess, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Regent Seven Seas, almost forgot A & K Yangtze River!
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old January 12th, 2013, 01:16 AM
franski franski is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,237
Default

While I am sure that the rooms would not be consider "reasonably priced" - it might be worth a look at the Intercontinental. The location is great - right on the Danube, and right around the corner from the Vaci Utca.

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.

Fran

Last edited by franski; January 12th, 2013 at 01:18 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old January 12th, 2013, 09:24 AM
pacmom pacmom is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,126
Default

The Marriott Mellinium Apartments are between the Vaci Utca and the river. we stayed there befor a cruise last year. Did not eat the breakfast (extra) because of the wonderful bakeries on the same small street. It was a great central place to stay. Pat
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old January 12th, 2013, 05:29 PM
tassietravellers's Avatar
tassietravellers tassietravellers is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 425
Default

We stayed at the Intercontinental in august, fantastic position just around the corner from Vaci Utca on the Danube. Budapest is so easy to walk around and lots of people and things going on both day and night.
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.
__________________
Avalon Panorama, Magnificent Europe, Budapest to Amsterdam August 15 -29th 2012
Avalon Scenery, Grand France , Cote D'Azur to Paris, 30th June - 8th July 2014
Avalon Creativity, Grand France, Paris-Normandy Beaches-Paris, 8th - 15th July 2014
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old January 12th, 2013, 07:39 PM
keenmolly's Avatar
keenmolly keenmolly is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 101
Default

When we were in Budapest before our cruise last April we stayed in La Prima Fashion Hotel. A boutique hotel about 20 steps from Vaci Utca. Quite a bit cheaper than the larger hotels and we were looked after very well. We would highly recommend this hotel. Look it up on trip adviser and read the reviews.
Keenmolly has posted one on our return. We walked to the Intercontinental on the day we were boarding The Avalon Panorama for our fantastic 14 night cruise
__________________

[url=http://www.cruisecritic.com]
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old January 14th, 2013, 09:23 AM
caviargal caviargal is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: FL
Posts: 12,133
Default

We stayed at Marriott Millenium Court Executive apartments in November for 59E per night advance purchase rate.

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.
__________________
134 cruises since 1964 - AmaBella Tulips and Windmills, April 2014, AmaDagio Wine Cruise in Provence, November 20, 2014, Oceania Riviera March 15, 2015

email me here: kf95704@gmail.com
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old January 16th, 2013, 02:31 PM
Andromeda93 Andromeda93 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 201
Default

Last April we spent a couple of days at the Hotel Sofitel Chain Bridge (Accor Hotels group), which is on the Danube and a couple of blocks NW of the start of the Vaci Utca (but within easy walking distance). If you have an Accor affiliation/points or prefer a larger hotel experience, it might be worth an inquiry as to rates/amenities. There were other AMA Waterways passengers staying in this hotel before our cruise began, although we booked it directly rather than through AMA.

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.
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old January 17th, 2013, 09:01 AM
ddschur ddschur is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 277
Default

We stayed at the Marriott Hotel and loved it. Close to everything we wanted to see and do!
__________________










Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old January 19th, 2013, 10:17 PM
horatio123 horatio123 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 70
Default

I second the Marriott- not the apartment one...the one whose rooms all overlook the Danube..what a site. Relatively speaking it was reasonable, beds super comfortable, views to die for and easy access to Central Market and main street.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:52 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.