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Well we have just booked to visit budapest off march cant wait never been before it looks wonderful and after hearing how many people go back time after time its just makes me more excited

could i ask a few questions

we are staying next to st stephen Basillica at the Hotel Basillica central we are just getting together a list of things we want to see and then a plan of action of what to do on each day etc thinking of getting a map and then pinpointing where everything is and doing the itinary that way maybe is everything in walking distance or will it be best to get maybe a few bus passes and if so are they easy enough to use ... could i ask also if anyone could recommend some authentic eateries that dont break the bank we are gonna eat at the Market at some point just because we are going there and the food looks yummy. We went to poland years ago and the best food was not the posh places we went too but the places were they were more like little cafes were the locals went that did not break the bank and the food was home made also any little bars you recommend dont want anything loud just a nice cosy setting thank you for any help

M

Edited: 2:48 pm, January 07, 2013
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Hey Michelle,

Your hotel is in the heart of the city. No doubt you are well situated from a walking standpoint to many sights, but....depending upon what sights you want to see, getting either a multi-day public transportation pass (recommended due to ease) or single tickets may be a good idea. For example, Gellert Hill is a great place to get a panoramic view of the city, and its only about 1.25ish miles from your hotel. But the final few hundred yards is all up hill, and a bus may come into handy. The multi-day passes are easiest as you only have to show bus drivers or inspectors our pass. The sinle tickets have to be punched entering the metro, or getting onto the tram or bus - each time no matter your travel distance for the latter two.

Concerning authentic places, do yourself a favor and head towards Kis Piac on Hold utca, about a 10 minute walk from your hotel. A wonderful small, locally owned restaurant that only serves Hungarian fare and its superb and of good value. It's a small place, so if going for lunch get there before 11:30 or after 13:30.

Enjoy.

Jeremy

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Thank you so much Jeremy defo gonna eat where you mentioned made a note already thank you for the advice much appreciated

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Check Egyetem tér and Károlyi kert area as well.

http://maps.google.hu/maps?hl=hu&biw=1366&bih=627&q=k%C3%A1rolyi+kert&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.Yms&bpcl=40096503&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

http://maps.google.hu/maps?hl=hu&biw=1366&bih=627&q=k%C3%A1rolyi+kert&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.Yms&bpcl=40096503&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Edited: 3:48 pm, January 07, 2013
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The street just behind your hotel (moving away from the Cathedral) is Sas utca. We had a pleasant lunch at a restaurant named (if memory serves me) Sas Restaurant. It is in a courtyard (glassed over) of an office building. Very good service and relatively inexpensive. It should be just around the corner from your hotel.

If you like Art Nouveau furniture, stroll past the park/memorial Szabadsag ter. to Bedo House. It is crammed with art nouveau and has some truly excellent furnishings on display. They also have the best art nouveau architectural postcards we found and a good cafe to rest your feet over cake and capuccino.

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There's a nice wine bar, Di Vino, on a street just off the square where you can sample a glass of the wonderful Hungarian wines.

http://divinoborbar.hu/

Don't ask as they are all good.

Pjk

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thanks everyone i have taken a note of all of the above ...so excited now 8 weeks tomorrow and counting

Edited: 6:54 am, January 12, 2013
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