We are quite seasoned European campers but hadn't been to Budapest for 15 years until the summer of '13, revisited Zugligeti Niche (now with children) & found the place even better than we remembered. The locale is of great interest being the former terminus of the tramway & the site retains not only two trams but the original waiting room/ticket office where great food is served including a complimentary buffet breakfast (you can really 'pig-out'). The setting is at the foot of the Buda Hills & affords easy access to the myriad of attractions up there via the chair-lift at the bottom of the campsite drive-way & an easy-quick bus ride to the city centre. On our previous visits ('97/'98) this campsite along with Ave Natura Camping next door was one unified campsite with terraced pitches. From what I understand due to a divorce settlement the majority of the terraced pitches (in the trees) have ended up with Ave Natura but some tree terraces remain at Zugligeti Niche. The staff & owners where splendid & couldn't do enough for you, the amenities & food were first-class & the value for money was astounding (8 days, five persons, electric pickup, parking space etc all for £200). 4/5 stars for cleanliness purely because the site is 'dusty' which isn't a problem in the slightest but don't go expecting grass plots. This year we will return, no question!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The three-star Zugligeti NICHE Camping is, the harmonious "nest" in the recreation zone of Budapest. Our prices include taxes, free breakfast, hot running water, internet connection etc. Discounts for groups, for children under 14 years etc.Bus services going every 18-20 minutes give you freedom venturing into Budapest to visit Buda Castle, museums, theatres, exhibitions etc.Restaurant = "58-as kisvendeglo", with Traditional Hungarian dishes.Dogs are welcomed. Open all year round! ... more less