A relaxing weekend in Budapest was a great way of finishing out trip through Transylvania. I’d been to Budapest twice before, so all I wanted was a comfy hotel and a day at the thermal baths. Just perfect!
There are lots of thermal baths in Budapest, and the most famous of them is Szechenyi. This impressive building has a massive selection of indoor and outdoor pools at different temperatures, and it’s the perfect place to relax for a day. Tickets cost 4700 HUF per person (around £13).
I have a friend in Budapest, and she is the perfect guide. We went for drinks at local brewery Jonas, the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Danube. This is also a great area to walk around.
We then visited one of the many cool bars in the centre. Szimpla is the most famous place (it’s been selected by the Lonely Planet as the best bar in the world a few times), but there are lots of good options around.
Napfenyes Etterem is a vegan place with an extensive menu which includes anything from Hungarian dishes to pizza. Dinner for two including tips cost 5300 HUF (around £14).
We stayed at Fraser Residences. It is located a bit off the city centre, but it’s easily accessible by metro – or you can walk to the centre too (takes about 20min). Rooms have their own kitchen and washing machine, and breakfast is included. Rooms cost us £60 per night on a sale.
We took a train from Cluj in Romania to Bupadest, which took a little over 8h. There are lots of flights from London and the trip takes about 2h30.