St Stephen Viaduct in Veszprem

Where to Stay in Hungary

Hungary does not find itself at the top of too many travel wish-lists, and that is really a shame!  If you take the time to do a little reading up you will find that Hungary is a great travel destination with many attractions for visitors.  This small land-locked country is in the centre of Europe, tucked alongside Croatia and Austria and is easily reached from all over Europe. 

Hungary has one of the most beautiful cities in Europe as her capitol, Budapest, a city which will appeal to all who enjoy the juxtaposition of old and new, traditional and modern.  The country has the largest lake in Europe, with many lakeside towns and villages for relaxed holidays; there are many wine-growing regions, and Hungarian food is renowned all over Europe.

Accommodation in Hungary

The Capitol, Budapest, straddles the Danube River, which divides the city into traditional Buda, and extrovert Pest.  On the Buda side of the river you can visit the historic castle district with its medieval cobbled streets, museums and Roman ruins.  On the other side of the river in Pest, you will find the largest Parliament building in Europe, interesting book stores and antique shops, cafes, promenades along the river and vibrant nightlife.  Hotels in Hungary are varied and there is suitable accommodation in Hungary for everyone.

Budapest is home to many of the best hotels in Hungary, including the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, the Le Meridian Budapest and the Art Noveau styled Four Seasons Gresham Palace – this one is worth a visit for a drink if you cannot afford to stay there, just to see the architecture!  When deciding where to stay in Hungary, Budapest city has hundreds of hotels to choose from and you will have a wide selection in all price categories.

Hungary Hotels near Thermal Baths and Spas

Hungary is blessed with an abundance of thermal springs, many of which are said to have curative properties, and a thriving Spa culture has been built up around these springs, everything from hotel spas, to Turkish baths to huge Aquaparks; taking the waters is a way of life in Hungary...you should try it at one of the following: In Budapest try the Danubius Health Spa resorts – there are two in the city.  In Harkany try the Drava Hotel Thermal Resort.  All of these offer up-market accommodation with excellent spas on site.

Lakeside Hotels in Hungary

Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Europe and where many Hungarians like to spend their summer holidays.  There is Hungary accommodation in several of the lakeside villages and towns; in Siofok, which has a lively nightlife in summer, you will find apartments, hostels in Hungary, and inexpensive cheap hotels in Hungary, as well as more luxury options.  At the top end there is the Hotel Azur Premium, while Balaton Pension and Guesthouse is a cheap Hungary hotel with 4-star reviews. 

Hungary Palace and Castle Hotels

For a real treat have a look at some of the Palace and Castle hotels in Hungary where you can live like royalty for a night or two.  In the wine-lands you will find Count Apponyi Castle and Hotel, or try Szidonia Castle Hotel or the Hungary Castle Hotel Sasvar, just a few of the unique luxury hotels in Hungary where you can step back in time and enjoy some true Hungarian hospitality.