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Hotel Transfer for 1-4 Persons
Should you require a transfer to the hotel then we are happy to arrange that.
We can pick you up at the Airport and transfer you directly to the Ambra Hotel. Or pick you up at the Hotel's Reception and bring you back to the Airport, to a Train Station, pretty much anywhere.
Please contact the Reception Desk for further information, pricing, and availability.
Price: 31 EUR
We can also arrange this service for more than 4 passangers, for special prices please contact the reception desk.
The official Check-In time in the Hotel is from 14:00.
Hereby I would like to inform you that we can not guarantee an Early Check-In in advance because it depends always on the Hotel's availaibility.
In case you arrive early and we do have the room already cleaned, we are going to be happy to make an early Check-In for you.
In case the Hotel's occupancy does not allow it, you are going to be able to leave your luggage in the Hotel's luggage room after arrival.
After the long and tiring journey we are glad to offer you a refreshing drink or coffe in the Hotel's Lobby Bar. In the meantime we are going to provide you our WiFi code and a City map.
To maximalize your precious time in Budapest the Reception Team will be ready to recommend you some unforgettable programmes for 3-4 Hours duration until your room is ready to occupy.
In case of an Early Check-In reqeust, please contact our reception team in advance.
Bus & Boat Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing
Bus & Boat Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing
If you wish to visit Budapest City's highlights in the easiest way then let's Hop On - Hop Off!
Unlimited use of the Sightseeing Buses and the Sightseeing Boats on the River Danube for 48 Hours. All are equipped with an audio-guide in 16 languages and free wifi.
Includes a guided walking tour, a typical Hungarian Goulash soup in a restaurant and a bonus booklet providing you -20-30% discounts in Museums, Bath Houses and many more!
Price: 28 EUR (Children: 22 EUR)
Boat Trip on the Danube River
Check out the most beautiful sights of the Hungarian capital, such as the Buda Castle, House of Parliament, The Margaret Island and the Gellért Hill on a sightseeing boat on the Danube River.
This programme is memorable even if you make it by sunshine during the daytime or if you make it by night to see the city's fantastic lights!
Duration: 75 min.
Departure times: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00Price: 14 EUR (Children: 12 EUR )
Further opportunities like a Wine Tasting Cruise or a Dinner Cruise with music are available, for the informations please contact the Reception Desk!
Jewish Heritage Tour
First your guide tells about the the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewy's history.
As the highlight of the tour, you visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life. A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.
Beside these you visit the Martyrs' Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.
We don't have tours on Jewish holidays, when the great Synagogue is closed for guiding.
Price: From 28 EUR
The tour starts every day at 10:00 or at 14:00, except Saturdays
Duration: 2 Hours
Váci Street in downtown Budapest is one of the world’s most attractive pedestrian shopping streets not only according to Hungarians. Walk along the street and take in the atmosphere, the bustle and the stunning architecture of the street's buildings. You’ll discover boutiques and wine shops marketing the very finest quality Hungarian reds and whites. Famous Szamos marzipan is available in Párizsi Street, and the confectionery’s ice cream is outstanding too. But leave time for the foreign language bookshop selling translated works by several Hungarian authors. Kígyó Street is gradually turning into a street of porcelain: two shops selling the finest Hungarian porcelain face each other across the street.
Andrássy Avenue is Budapest's own Champs-Élysées, a showcase boulevard of significant institutions, embassies, high-end boutiques and villas. Andrássy Avenue is not only one of Pest's most elegant and well-known streets, it's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site flanked with impressive 19th century buildings. It stretches 2.5 kilometres from the bustling Elizabeth Square to the proud Heroes' Square. It is also one of Budapest's main shopping streets, with fine cafes, restaurants, theatres, Embassies and luxury boutiques.
Westend City Center
Discover the new wave of shopping in more than 400 shops. 200 fashion stores introducing renown brands, more than 70 shoes, bags and leather stores, 50 watch and jewelry shops, gift shops and a large offer of 50 restaurants and cafés are waiting for you all year. Do you feel hungry or you just want a tasty coffee, during shopping? Choose from the wide assortments of Westend's restaurants and cafés where you can taste everything from homemade flavors to street food.
Arena Mall is the largest shopping plaza in Budapest. On November 15, 2007, Arena Plaza opened at the site of an old horse racing track. Arena Plaza has a great number of fashion shops selling designer clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. You can also have a cup of coffee with a cake there. For an American style cafe drop in Starbucks. You must try the delicious ice creams in Haagen Dazs. There's also the usual McDonalds, McCafe, KFC and Burger King for fast-food junkies. You'll also find a Subway and a Pizza Hut. In Szamos Confectionery you can buy handmade bonbons, fine cakes or just have an espresso or cappuccino.
Great Market Hall
The Great Market Hall in Budapest is the most beautiful and largest of all Budapest market halls. Yes, there are more historical market halls in Budapest, like the one in Hold Street called the Downtown Budapest Market Hall. If you love fresh goods, people watching, shopping, photo opportunities, guided tours with tastings, or just sightseeing in amazing places, we trust you will enjoy visiting our beloved Great Market Hall. No matter if it rains or shines, the Great Market Hall is a great option, and definitely one of the top Budapest attractions according to many Budapest guides.
New York Café
Step inside the New York Café, and you may find yourself wondering if you've accidentally entered the Hungarian equivalent to the Sistine Chapel.
Built in Italian Renaissance-style, with sparkling chandeliers dangling from high ceilings adorned by spectacular frescoes, it's one of the oldest cafes in Budapest, dating back 125 years.
It looks more like a lavish palace than a place to grab a slice of cake and a coffee.
Once you've been ushered to a table, you'll likely spend much of your time looking upward, admiring the marble columns and stuccoed angels, and of course, taking photos.
The menu is made up of Hungary's most traditional desserts, including around 16 cakes, but of course, it's not the cuisine that everyone comes here for - it's the magnificent setting.
Its owners were intent on creating the "most beautiful café in the world," and went all out to achieve just that.
The main building was transformed into a luxury hotel and the café, set on the ground floor, was completely restored to its former glory.
The café in Gerbeaud House is one of the symbols of Vörösmarty Square, and probably the most widely known cafés of Budapest, also a gem among the top cafés of Europe. With 150 years of experience behind its back, Gerbeaud offers classic cakes and masterpieces that also impress the profession. The interior of gold, marble and wood is reminiscent of the early 20th century golden age of Budapest. A must-see for both locals and tourists!
Gerbeaud slice is named after the world-famous confectionery, Café Gerbeaud.
Gerbeaud slice: Hungarian shortcrust pastry, ground walnut, homemade apricot jam, chocolate on top.
Dinner & Cruise
Explore these breathtaking locations from a boat and taste all of the Hungarian gastro specialties. Meanwhile enjoy the serenade and let yourself be amazed by the true Hungarian virtue. Watch this charming city becoming a true dreamlike vision with its astonishing illuminations on the bridges and each sight by the riverbank.
This 2 hours Dinner & Cruise adventure takes you beneath 6 bridges of Budapest. During this time you will be introduced to sights such as the mighty House of Parliament, which is the 2nd largest in Europe and the 3rd largest in the whole world. You will also get the chance to have a closer look at the Chain Bridge, at the oldest and one of the most beautiful bridge of Budapest. The Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion up on the Hill of Buda will give a fabulous setting to your evening Dinner while the Gellért mountain crowned by the majestic Citadella will mesmerize you with its charm.
This one is just the right program for everybody! No matter what is your taste if it comes to food, and it also does not count what is your preference for a memorable night activity. This program combines the benefits of a Sightseeing tour, a classical Concert and a fancy Dinner in order to satisfies all of your needs and make your wishes come true.
Price: From 50 EUR
Evidens bistro is the dream of a real Hungarian restaurant team that has come true. And what was the dream?
A restaurant in the city center where wonderful catering according to the old school can be presented. Where they cook in front of the guests. Where regulars need only to think of what he would like to eat and the chef already cooks it in the open kitchen. Where foreign guest see why the Hungarian catering and cuisine is th ebest. Where the elegance of the inner city is accompanied by affordable Hungarian reality.
This is the place where the answers to all questions are yes and where meal is also a real plan.
In Evidens we can find perfect tastes, ample portions and state-of-the-art kitchen technology. In this restaurant you can feel like everything in its place, the atmosphere of the place, real serving in capital letters and the cuisine is exactly the way you like it.
Because it is EVIDENT this way.
Mátka Restaurant has a Hungarian and international cuisine, located in GOZSDU court, 150 meters from ROOMbach Hotel. Upon arrival a free welcome champagne is served for every guests who goes from Roombach Hotel.
Hundred Years Old Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Budapest. It has opened in the hearth of the city in 1831, at the ground floor of a baroque palace. Our restaurant is able to host up to 80 guests at the same time. What we can offer is the finest Hungarian and international cuisine and the most excellent Hungarian wines in an elegant contemporary atmosphere surrounded by rustic furniture. When the sun goes down, candlelight and traditional Hungarian Gypsy music makes the gastronomic experience even more memorable, which is completed by Príma Primissima award winning artist, Lajos Sárközi Jr.
The Spoon is a restaurant boat located in the central spot of Budapest. This 75m engineless fine dining event and restaurant place is able to provide its services 365 days in the year. On the top is has two huge terraces and an additional one with glass sided walls, the winter garden. On the middle level there are two different disigned restaurants, the „Café” which is more like a real fine dining hall and the „Lounge”, which is a luxurious relaxing eating area. You can find a night club on the bottom level, with direct access from the Lounge. Its design is based ont he Arabian fantasy, called „The Oriental”. On each level they have a full kitchen, that makes the Spoon capable of serving every type of event and customer at different times and every season of the year. The restaurant provides high quality service, that makes this boat one of the most visited restaurants in Budapest.
The Magdalena Merlo restaurant, a modern inn, is located in the heart of Budapest, in the center of the bustling city, on Király street, within easy reach of the Academy of Music. The main goal of the restaurant is to present home-made dishes from quality ingredients to the guests at reasonable prices. The menu offers the tastes of traditional Hungarian inns, large portions, artisanal beers, a wide selection of wines and brandies to those who come to us. A safe children’s corner has been set up to ensure adults eat and relax.
Book Bar Restaurant
EVERY WEEK WE COOK A BOOK
Books and unquenchable affection for gastronomy called up this restaurant, where you can enjoy both passions.
The traditional menu and a great selection of drinks varying, books inspired dishes every second week.
Have you ever felt while reading a written script a good flavor of the food in your mouth? Have you ever wanted to try pumpkin pusty of Harry Potter and the butterbeer? Want to know what are the flavors of Fifty Shades of Grey? Have you ever imagined what Pooh and Piglet eaten? Visit us and we’ll show you the tastes that are embodied in the books!
Professional and friendly service, carefully selected, quality ingredients and true Hungarian Tastes are the main characteristics of Antré.
Located in the very heart of Budapest, serving iconic Hungarian dishes with selected quality ingredients and large selection of local wines at a modern but cozy environment, with not only a comfortable and appealing enterieur but a rain-proof terrace that can be enjoyed under any weather conditions, all year around.
Taste the experience!
The collective of downtown bistro Rézkakas carefully guarding the local tradition.
The Chef is pleased to introduce You the classic mysteries of Hungarian cuisine, However, he also has an exceptional knowledge of the world of international gastronomy.
We have built a collection of the most prestigious Hungarian winemakers masterpieces.
Robert Kuti and his band night after night are impressing our guests with virtuoso gypsy music.
Every employee of the Rézkakas bistro is working hard to provide you with the time spent with us to become an unforgettable experience.
Make sure all of this personally, visit us at Rézkakas Bistro!
Arrival day- Afternoon
After you have been welcomed by our reception staff and occupied room, do not waste your time, let's start the adventure in Budapest!
Before you leave the hotel, our colleagues at the front desk are going to equip you with a city map if you wish and advice some directions as well. Stepping out of the hotel you can get to the Liszt Ferenc square through the Király street, the most Budapest alike street. Reaching the Liszt Ferenc Square, you can take a look at the Hungarian Music Academy's building, the flagship of Hungarian classical music, named after Ferenc Liszt.
Here you would have the opportunity to try out one of the numerous Tripadvisor leader restaurants.
After a delicious Lunch, get the direction to the Opera House. With a good timing you can catch a guided tour in this world-famous building with a mini concert. After this breathtaking experience you can pass by the luxurious designer stores on the Andrássy avenue, the Hungarian Champs-Elysée.
This avenue leads you to the Erzsébet tér, the home of Budapest Eye. Here you find different open- air bars, a perfect opportunity to sooth your thirst with a special Hungarian spritzer.
A few footsteps away from the Erzsébet tér is the St. Stephen's Basilica situated, which is the largest church in Budapest and it is dedicated to Hungary's first king, St. Stephen who naturalized the chatolical religion in Hungary.
In front of this miraculous architectural monument is the Vörösmarty tér laying, this bustling square especially visited in Winter Holiday because of the World famous Christmas market, in 2019 it has been awarded to the best Europen Christmas market.
On the northern side of the square is the Gerbeaud Cafe to be found, the most widely known cafés of Budapest, also a gem among the top cafés of Europe. With 150 years of experience behind its back, Gerbeaud offers classic cakes and masterpieces.
A short walk leads you to the shore of the Danube (Duna), the perfect place for promenade in the evening lights before dinner.
For the dinner the best restaurants offering their finest in the Sas street behind the already familiar Basilica.
Before retiring to bed, don't hesitate to visit the hotel's lobby bar for a pálinka, the Hungarian spririt.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast in the Hotel's restaurant, here you will find the widest range of warm and cold meals and drinks on our Buffet. In case you have some special requests, our colleagues are always happy to serve you.
As a crown of the breakfast, please take a glass of Champagne as well before you start discovering our beutiful city!
After you have had a taste of Budapest's cultural and architectural heritage on you arrval day, the adventure can go on today. To be able to manage visiting all the famous sites in the city, the Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing buses can come in handy from today on. They can make your tour easier and even more enjoyable by bringing you especially to the hotspots of the city. The colleagues of the hotel's front desk are helping you to find this service.
It is worth getting firstly to the Hungarian Parliament Building. This is one of the main symbols of the city and also one of the best-known structures in Europe. This breathtaking monument can be visited all day long, there is guided tours starting in every 15 miutes on different languages.
The famous memorial „Shoes on the Danube Bank” is situated only 300 meters away southly from the Parliament. It gives remembrance to the 3,500 people, 800 of them Jews, who were shot into the Danube during the time of the Arrow Cross terror.
If you walk along further southly on the Danube shore, you are going to see from the distance the silhouettes of the emblematic Chain Bridge. This bridge was the first permanent stone-bridge connecting Pest and Buda. Before the iron structure was built, the Danube river could only be crossed by boat or by foot when the waterway would freeze over during winter. Two stone lions are guarding the bridge on both ends. It is a widespread urban legend in Budapest that the lions of the Chain Bridge do not have tongues.
If you cross the bridge, you are going to see the Castle Hill Funicular's station on the Clark Ádám square. The special train line was opened in 1870. This funicular rail was the second in Europe, only the city of Lyon had a similar transportation system at that time. The length of the line is 95 meters, the elevation is 51 meters. The system was constructed for a speed of 3 meters/sec, but it was reduced later by 50%, for the passangers' request.
With the Funicular you will reach the Buda Castle very fast. The imposing Buda Castle overlooks the city from its elevated position atop the Castle Hill rising forty-eight meters above the Danube. The castle has had a tumultuous history that reflects the ups and downs of Hungary's fortunes.
Today the castle, often referred as the Royal Palace, is the home of a number of cultural and religious institutions, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion, National Gallery, Presidential Palace, Alchemist's Lab and further more. Even a Labyrinth and „The Hospital in the Rock” can be foud underneath the Castle Hill, which is one of the most unique and fascinating attractions of Budapest. It was built as a secret military hospital and bunker – nowadays it's the biggest Hungarian waxwork exhibition with more than 40 figures, and a lot of original machinery and furniture that are still in working conditions.
In the castle you can find many of Budapest's finest restaurants, so the Castle is perfect place for a delicious lunch.
After the lunch, you can make your way down the Castle Hill on foot, taking the stairs. It leads you to the freshly renovated Várkert Bazár. It was originally an arcade of boutiques, before it became the Youth Park, where Hungary's most famous pop and rock bands played from the 1960s to the 1980s. Closed in 1984, the Várkert Bazár became neglected, and was even marked for demolition. Luckily it has rather been enovated in 2014, this lofty series of promenades houses today a cultural space with exhibition areas, a neo-Renaissance flower garden, a park and a cinema. It also provides access to the Royal Palace by escalator.
This late afternoon could be the perfect time for a boat ride on the Danube. Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of a Budapest holiday. The ships are starting on the Pest side of the river, near the Erzsébet bridge, and offering different kinds of foods and drinks as well during the romantic flowing.
After the relaxing ride, the ship is going to return to it's stating point.
After the ship has returned to the dock, you can reach the Váci utca by a few footseps. Walk along the street and take in the atmosphere, the bustle and the stunning architecture of the street's buildings. Withal being the most famous shopping street of the city, a lots of restaurants are offering here the Hungarian kitchen's masterpieces, so it's even a perfect place for your dinner today.
After the dinner this could be the perfect evening to dive into Budapest's nightlife!
What's something truly unique about contemporary Budapest than it's ruin bars? These impossibly cool places have evolved into an attraction that is perhaps as popular as the Buda Castle and the Hungarian Parliament Building. Or you can visit one of the Rooftop bars, enjoying the sunset over the city with a glass of wine or cocktail in your hand. As popular with tourists as it is with locals, the weekly Sparties combine the famed thermal baths of Budapest with bright lights, loud music and attractive people. In the warmer months the Sparty takes place in the most iconic of the capital's thermal baths, Széchenyi, with the colder months finding a home in Lukács. If you're planning on partying in Budapest then bring some swimwear, because a Sparty will be one of the more memorable nights of your life.
A good day begins with a delightful breakfast. Treat yourself at the Hotel's breakfast area from our redundant buffet table.
May we give you a good advice? Do not forget to take your swimsuit with you today!
During you enjoy your refreshing coffee, our front desk team is happy to show you on the map, how can you reach the biggest synagogue in Europe
The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue. It is a historical building in the 7th district. The Dohány Street Synagogue complex consists of the Great Synagogue, the Heroes' Temple, the graveyard, the Memorial and the Jewish Museum. If you wish to hear all of the secrets about important chapters of the Hungarian Jewy's history, our reception team is happy to organise a tour for you.
After your historical and religious tour, you will be ready to visit the teeming Great Market Hall. The Great Market Hall is the most beautiful and largest of all Budapest market halls. If you love fresh goods, people watching, shopping, photo opportunities, or just sightseeing in amazing places, we trust you will enjoy visiting our beloved Great Market Hall. Here you would have the opportunity to try out for lunch Hungarian specialities like Lángos (fried dough), fresh chitterlings with home made bread or chimney cake. This varicolored erection is perfect for you to purchase real souvenirs like Kalocsai paprika, pálinka, marmalade, overlays with lace trimming. A few footsteps away from the Great Market Hall, the Liberty bridge begins. The Liberty Bridge is the shortest bridge in Budapest's center. At its two ends are two public squares, Gellért square, and Fővám tér with the Great Market Hall.
You do not need any alpinist equipment to climb to the top of the Gellért Hill. Citadel is a fortress atop Gellért Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an emblematic symbol of Budapest. Today we think of Citadella as a symbol of freedom. It is also an excellent lookout point and photo location, over the beautiful bridges straddling the curving Danube, Buda Castle, Parliament, the Pest embankment and the Buda hills. We also find the Liberation Monument atop the fortress, a dramatic statue that commemorates those who sacrificed their lives for the independence of Hungary, depicting a proud lady who has been watching over Budapest since 1947.
Toddling down from Gellért Hill one miraculos square coming closer and closer to you, this is the Gellért square. The square has several magnificent landmarks. It is dominated by the Gellért Hotel and Bath, sometimes called the "Grand Old Lady" of Budapest. It's an iconic hotel with the most elegant thermal bathhouse of Budapest. Diagonally above the bath entrance is the Rock Chapel, home to the only Hungarian-founded Christian order, the Paulines. During the Communist regime the chapel was walled in, and the order was disbanded and some leaders were prosecuted and jailed. Across the Danube from the Gellért stands the University of Economics, and adjacent to the square is the Technical University of Budapest.
After you are amazed by the square and the hill, get the direction for one refreshing coffee and cake in a Palace. If you yearn for a touch of aristocratic atmosphere, drop in for a coffee to the New York Cafe and immerse yourself in authentic 19th-century surroundings amid gilded and marble surfaces, ornamented with carved wood and crystal.
To continue the luxury and brilliance take a short walk to another treasure in Budapest. Andrássy avenue is Budapest's own Champs-Élysées, a showcase boulevard of significant institutions, embassies, high-end boutiques and villas. The busy downtown stretch between Erzsébet tér and Oktogon is dominated by luxury brands from Gucci to Louis Vuitton.
From Oktogon to Kodály körönd, the avenue is expanded by a service road and a tree-lined walkway on each side. Here, you'll find the House of Terror, a unique museum mainly focused on the horrendous aftermath of incarceration and torture after the 1956 Uprising, in the building where it all took place.
This avenue leads you to a breathtaking sqaure, called Heroes Square. Two colonnades display 14 emblematic figures from Hungarian history, and form a semi-circle around the centrepiece column, which itself is surrounded by the seven original chieftains and topped by the Archangel Gabriel. Flanking each side of the square are two major cultural institutions the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery, home of temporary exhibitions.
In the neighbourhood of the Heroes square you can discover the largest park of the city. Take your time, to explore this green gem of Budapest. Here everyone will find something to do no matter young or old, single or have kids. The best way to explore the park is to take walk from its one end, Vajdahunyad Castle, to the other end the Zoo. Vajdahunyad Castle stands on an artificial island in the Városliget Lake and is accessible via four bridges. The statue of medieval chronicler Anonymous sits in its interior courtyard.
Here comes the time for the relaxation! Splash in the Széchenyi Baths, one of the largest and most ornate spa complexes in Europe. Have a rest in three outdoor pools and a warren of indoor ones, saunas and steam rooms. In the main pool, the sight of old locals playing chess in the water is one of the classic images of Budapest.
After filling up at the Széchenyi Baths, meet you at the Hotel, to pick up your tickets and have a wonderful evening enjoying authentic Hungarian folklore show and delicious four-course dinner. On this Budapest dinner cruise in addition to our enthusiastic band of musicians, folklore dancers dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes guarantee your absolute comfort and diversion.
Do not be surprised, that as the evening nears its end, you will start to feel like a local more and more.
We invite you for a scenic tour to the „cradle of Hungary” to merge in history! We take a ride to the former royal towns of Hungary. In Esztergom from Cathedral Hill you can enjoy the best view opening onto the river and to Slovakia. You may visit the Cathedral, the largest Roman Catholic church of Hungary. We cross the river and the border to Slovakia to have the stunning view from the opposite side.
We proceed to Visegrád , the heart of the Danube Bend, where we will treat you with 3-course lunch. Our restaurant overlooks the river bend and the famous castle that was once a seat of the Hungarian kings. We stop at Solomon Tower, once the prison of Count Dracula.
The tour continues to Szentendre . Explore the town of artists and arts, famous for its museums, bars, cafés and boutiques.
Return by boat from May until the end of September to the centre of Budapest
What's something truly unique about contemporary Budapest? The answer, without a doubt, is it's ruin bars . These impossibly cool places have evolved into an attraction that is perhaps as popular as the Buda Castle and the Hungarian Parliament Building.
They don't have large signs pointing the way, you don't hear any loud noise, and there's no line of people waiting to get in. But once you walk in and enter the inner courtyard, you find yourself in the middle of a hip, artsy, and funky bar bustling with crowds talking, dancing, and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.
None of the furniture matches. It's all old. It's eclectic. It feels like they just ransacked your grandmother's house. The furniture is from the flea market and they are designed with weird antiques. The places haven't been repaired or fixed up, and there are still holes in the walls and visible pipes everywhere. But it all adds to the “underground” feeling each ruin bar has.
Each of these ruin bars has its own personality, and they usually host even flea-markets, farmer's' markets or give the opportunity to local music bands to play.
Though the ruin bar movement has become mainstream and less underground than it was when it started (or even a few years ago), many of the bars have done a good job of keeping their character and staying true to their roots.
The best ruin bars in town
Offering breathtaking views of Budapest landmarks, movie premiere screenings and appearances by top DJs, here are the best rooftop hangouts across the city. Some are located at top hotels, others above historic buildings at prestigious locations. Most of the best rooftop bars in Budapest face west, which means watching the sun set over the river behind the spires and domes of Buda Castle, before the lights magically flick on at dusk. If you're looking to bookend a long day at work or hard afternoon's sightseeing, here's where to sip delicious cocktails and watch the sun go down.
Gozsdu Courtyard is a meeting point that combines entertainment, gastronomy and culture in a 60,000-square-meter arcade. The entertainment quarter is awaiting its guests with uniquely exciting programmes every day of the week. The Courtyard makes room for countless places, representing extraordinary styles, thus providing colourful experience for all generations. As the entertainment centre of the downtown, it attracts more than 900,000 visiors per annum; due to its cosmopolitan nature it has become extremely popular between both the residents of Budapest and the tourists. This place is a concentration of what Budapest is all about and has a reputation of the essence of the Hungarian capital's extraordinary diversity and exceptional facilities. And in a city full of funky flea markets, Gozsdu Courtyard comes into its own on Sunday mornings when it is site of the funky GOzsdU BAzaar; this is one of the best places in Budapest to source unusual jewelry, vintage clothes and local delicacies such as honey and pálinka (traditional Hungarian fruit spirit).
Europe’s biggest open-air entertainment centre is open all summer long waiting for you with the largest LED screens, light and sound systems.The Main Stage can welcome more tan 10.000 people and transforms into a dance floor right after the evening concerts.The Mastercard SkyBox is built on the top of Budapest Park, providing a perfect view for the stage. It has it’s own bathrooms and a private terrace with couches, soft drinks, sparkling water and a barrel of (40 pitchers) Heineken. You can order food and drink packages in advance, so there is literally nothing in the way of your partying exclusively in your style. A few names who have already make unforgettable concerts in the Budapest Park: Billy Idol, Alice in Chains, Thirty secinds to Mars, Parov Stelar, Iggy Pop, Jason Derulo, Marilyn Manson.
Margaret Island Outdoor Stage
The Margaret Island Outdoor Stage is the only permanent open-air stage in the country, built at the monumental Water Tower with a nearly 3,000 seat auditorium. On the stage there have been grand operettas, classical ballets and operas performed since the beginning. As well as rock operas and musicals in recent decades. In addition to famous Hungarian singers and musicians, many world-famous ensembles and performers perform here every year.
Folk Dance Show
There is no better way to discover a country's soul than learning about its authentic dance and music traditions. Hungary is a country known for its passion for the art of folk dances.
The Folk Show is organised in the breathtaking theatre hall of the Neo-Baroque styled Danube Palace, located in heart of the city centre. Each performance starts at 20:00, and consists of two 40-45-minute sessions with a break in between.
The 90-minute folk show is brought to you by the best professional Hungarian folk groups. Their aim is to collect and play authentic folk music and dances and to preserve Hungarian traditions dating back centuries.
Let yourself be amazed by the expertise of the talented performers and enchanted by the traditional music. You will also have the chance to see firsthand virtuoso artists playing an original Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom.
This is an experience you will surely not regret!
Price: From 22 EUR
Our first stop is the capital of Puszta (Kecskemét), where you can enjoy a guided stroll among the main sights and historical buildings (Town Hall) of the city.
Than our journey takes you to an authentic Hungarian horse ranch ('Csárda') where you are greated by a traditional strong spirit, so called Pálinka. Before the lunch (3 course lunch with drinks) you can experience a horse carriage ride and enjoy the unique horse show.
Price: From 59 EUR
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest is the Great Market Hall on Fővám Square. Have you ever thought of making a trip to Budapest's stomach? Here is the opportunity to gain insight into the largest and most popular market in Budapest with your own guide! Enjoy homemade flavors and get to know those who make them!
Sample warm scones with several Hungarian salamis such as winter or mangalica salami and a super-spicy one for the most courageous! If this wasn’t enough, you can chase it down with a wide range of selectable pickled foods like cabbage, melons and naturally, pickles. You will have the chance to taste the true Hungarian Lángos which is a deep-fried flatbread usually served with garlic.
Enjoy the tastiest sightseeing in Budapest!
From 16,2 EUR
Thank you! - Köszönöm!
Hello! - Szia!
Good morning! - Jó reggelt!
Good evening! - Jó estét!
Good afternoon! - Jó napot!
Good night! - Jó éjszakát!
You're welcome! - Szívesen!
How are you? - Hogy vagy?
Cheers! (When you clink glasses) - Egészségedre!
I would like to have two beers / shots / wine spritzer please! - Kérek szépen két sört / pálinkát / fröccsöt!
I speak Hungarian, what is your superpower? - Én beszélek magyarul, és mi a te szupererőd?
Széchenyi Thermal Bath House
Visit the IMJT award winner historical Széchenyi Thermal Bath House, a must-do programme in Budapest!
The is one of the oldest and largest bath complexes in Europe with it's 18 pools. Among the pools you can find open-air ones (3 pools) and indoor ones with different kind of services.
Inside the building 3 different steam cabins and 6 different saunas are waiting for you. The ticket includes the use of all pools, saunas, gymnastics and aquafitness.
To make an appointment for an additional massage service for you (9 different types are available in the bath house) please contact the reception desk!
The Bath House is open 06:00 - 22:00 every day, the entry ticket has no time limit.
Price: 20 EUR
The Gellért Thermal Bath
The Gellért Thermal Bath, known world-wide and highly favoured by foreigners, built in a secession style, opened its gates in 1918. We find records about the "miraculous" springs spurting up on the territory of the Bath from as early date as the 15th century. These springs were later favoured by the Turks as well. At present, nearly all healing facilities may be used in the Gellért Thermal Bath. A lot of famous people visited the Gellért Spa for a splash, like Richard Nixon and Yehudi Menuhin. Queen Julianna also spent her honeymoon there.
Ryan Gosling, is the "latest" star, who dip in Gellert's water.He has been posing for some of the world's most famous magazines.
You can buy tickets at the reception, if you would like to enjoy Gellért Spa!
Price: 20 EUR
After an exhausting day, perhaps after sightseeing or a business meeting, or if you have aching muscles, head or back pain, the highly-qualified team of our contracted partner guarantees to relax, refresh and revitalise you with one of the professional massages we offer.
Our masseurs are professional therapists who do provide the following massage types:
Refreshing Swedish massage, Therapy massage, Manager massage, Relax massage, Sports massage, Foot massage.
Massage duration options 45 min., 75 min., 105 min. For an appointment please contact our colleagues at the Reception Desk!
Price: 45 - 75 EUR