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Buda or pest

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Buda or pest


I am taking my husband to Budapest for his birthday. I have got the flights and am now looking for a hotel. I have never been before and want to know if it is better to stay on the Pest side or the Buda side.


Budapest, Hungary
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1. Re: Buda or pest

Pest because nightlife is better on that side, more restuarants, and the Opera etc.

Halifax Yorkshire
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2. Re: Buda or pest

Buda side is lovely with the hills etc Pest has more going on and is flatter, however it is so easy just to pop across from one side or the other as transport is wonderful, of course you could plum to be right in the middle and stay on the lovely Margaret Island.

London, UK
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I'm glad I stayed in Pest because I wanted to be close to restaurants and nightlife in the evening. I was happy to walk over to Buda in the daytime to do the sightseeing over that side of the river then.

It depends on what you are looking for in the area you stay.

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4. Re: Buda or pest

MrsP you asked the question I was just going to - thanks.

We are going to stay on Pest side, can anyone recommend a good/high standard hotel very central.

Thanks in advance.

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5. Re: Buda or pest

I've been to Budapest many times and we have stayed on both the Buda and the Pest sides. I like Pest because of Vaci Utca (pedestrian street with shops and restaurants). My favorite hotel is located here: The Hotel Taverna.

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6. Re: Buda or pest

More things to see on the Pest side. Hotels seem to be more upscaled. But go see OBUDA and 3 great museums. Folk, Varga, Vasrelly.


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7. Re: Buda or pest

If you like life & bustle choose Pest, If you want charm & calm choose Buda. I stayed at the hotel Victoria in Buda. Superb views, good standard, but a bit noisy.