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Buda or Pest?
Posted October 29th, 2008 - 5:06 pm by from Porto, Portugal (Permalink)
I need to book a hotel in Budapest.I have two options:

The Buda side hotel (Novotel) is by the river in front of the Parliament closer to the Margit Bridge than to the Chain bridge. The Pest side hotel (Mercure) is near the crossing of Kossuth Rakoczi and Szentkirályi utca (on Trefort uca).

From a touristic point of view (and considering that I would like to have restaurants near my hotel) would you recomend Buda or Pest?

Thanks for any advice you might give.

Posted October 29th, 2008 - 5:46 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi, the other one may look nicer, but in Pest you will find more restaurants nearby. Both of them are almost safe bet, for cca 10 EUR you can get home from anywhere in the city center by taxi.

Posted October 29th, 2008 - 5:48 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
No doubt Pest. Have fun! :)

Posted November 3rd, 2008 - 10:35 am by from Porto, Portugal (Permalink)
Thank you everybody for your answers! I see hungarians are extremely nice!
I posted on other groups too and after reading all your posts I got a little confused because everyone speaks of castle hill and Buda!
I was under the impression that there were a lot of interesting sights/monuments/museums to visit on the Pest side too...
I understand that you have a fine metro system but as a tourist I want to see the surface and move around by foot, to enjoy and live the city.
That´s why I wanted to know which Hotel was closer to touristic sights, because I believe I will walk and visit the area from gellert up to margit bridge quite fast...and from the photos on the net there´s a big area of green without any life/shops/restaurants thereabout...
You guys rock!
I´m grateful for all your time and answers...
And I´m looking forward to my trip :)
The flight is booked ;)
Hugs everyone!