Friday, October 10, 2008
Budapest Hungary October 2008
We travelled down to London on a lovely autumn day along the A roads avoiding the motorway all the way. We stopped off at various places, taking in the autumn sunshine. On reaching south London we took a short journey up the motorway to the hotel near to Gatwick Airport.
It wasn't a tiring journey so we booked into the hotel and seek ed out the swimming pool facilities, along with the sauna and the jacuzzi. We had a great time swimming and amongst the bubbles in the jacuzzi before heading off to the hotel bar for a night cap.
It was an early morning start as we headed to Gatwick Airport. After parking our car we check in for our flight. It wasn't long before we were boarding and taking off. The flight took just over 2 hrs.
We walked through passport control in Hungary and jumped into a taxi which took us to our hotel. The hotel was situated on the banks of the Danube. Hotel Danubius Health Resort Helia http://danubiushotels.com/en/hungary-hotels
The hotel was a beautiful. The health spa facilities were fantastic swimming pools, jacuzzi. steam rooms & sauna. There were also a wide range of treatment from dental to relaxing massages. We had a penthouse suite on the top floor. The views were lovely from the balcony. Most of the views were of the Buda Side of Budapest. At night the city looked magnificent the boats along the river lite up.
The city was very big a lot bigger than we expected. The sad bit was seeing people on the streets begging for money. Budapest is certainly a city of UN rest but also a spectacular city with its history and magnificent buildings dating back many years. Above are photos of the hotel and taken from our hotel balcony. On the last evening in Budapest we had a lovely meal in the hotel resturant. Please read on to see what we did whilst visiting Budapest.