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“hire a bike and cycle” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

Margaret Island (Margitsziget)
Margitsziget, Budapest 1138, Hungary (Margaret Island)
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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
Ranked #27 of 424 things to do in Budapest
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Quiet walkways, flower gardens, romantic ruins and century-old trees make up this popular recreation spot located in the heart of Budapest.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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“hire a bike and cycle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

a nice island in the heart of budapest, would recommend hire a bike and cycle there. there are a few things to do for both the parents and kids; water park, zoo and health spare.

Visited April 2013
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“It is but do not expect too much!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

It is good to go there and spend some time. I would say that 2-3 hours are good... you can rent some electrical vehicles which are for 4 people and I think the price was 4500 HUF or you can have some bicycle vehicles again for 4 people.

You will be able to find some plases to eat and drink but there are only few.

In reality what this "island" offers is some nature and a good place to walk.

Visited April 2013
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“Green space and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I find that Budapest is very noisy so we walked from the inter continental hotel, to Margaret island in April. Day was over 20 degrees so was very warm and sunny. Walked for about 30 min to get there, walked to the very end and you will be in Japanese gardens which were nice to see. Trees were interesting and Lillie's in pond very nice to view. You can walk or run around the entire island. If you like to walk, it is a nice place to get away from crowds.

Visited April 2013
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Budapest
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“Discover the island with a family-cycle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

There are different vehicles you can rent on Margaret island. One of them is the so-called 'Bringó hintó', which is a pedal driven vehicle for 4 or 6 people. Last year there were small electric cars to be rented, too. Or you can go for a ride on the micro-bus. There's a little zoo, a look-out tower, a swimming-pool, an open-air pool, several sports facilities, a fountain, a running track going around the island, a ruin, two hotels, a play-ground for children and last but not least a lot of huge trees.

Visited July 2012
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Budapest
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“A haven in the midst of Budapest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I could say over and over that your trip would not be complete unless you visited so and so...
Everyone has different tastes ..However 'Your trip would not be complete without an hour or two wondering Margarest Island..'
It is an easy walk to the Margaret bridge and then descend the steps ono this haven of peace and tranquility..
It is a great place to take a picnic..but there are coffee places and a restaurant or two..but by choice is a picnic hamper ..and whatever drink is your choice..

Visited August 2012
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