I first arrived in Budapest in Hungary which is a two hours flight from the UK (Luton Airport). The first thing that took my breath away was The Danube that flows through central Budapest past Castle Hill.
It is one of the many greatest sights in the world so for me to see it for the first time was such an exciting experience I knew straight away that I was in a magical place of pure heaven.
Hungary has the wealth of values that makes it a popular wedding destination worldwide. Its main attractions are Budapest Lake Balaton and its surroundings and the Danube bend. The thermal water resources which are of international outstanding importance are one of the country’s most special features. There are medicinal hot water springs in all regions of the country which feed numerous spas, just perfect to relax the day before your wedding day.
Places to visit…
There are several Classical Buildings, New York in Budapest, is one of the most characteristic and impressive buildings of Budapest’s Grand Boulevard.
The Opera House, is the temple of Hungarian opera and is such a spectacular building. Vigado Concert Hall is the number one classical music facility and entertainment centre of the capital.
If you are looking for a romantic place to have a special moment with you with your partner then Kissing Hall must be seen. Margitsziget is also a favorite meeting spot and hideout for lovers. From early spring to late fall people can enjoy the intoxicating atmosphere and walk the hidden paths and clearings formed by the surrounding Flora.
On the top of Budapest sits Janos Hill, which at 527 meters, is the highest point in Budapest and a favourite walking spot even back in the 19th Century. Whether it is an engagement ring, or just a kiss, a bottle of champagne in a café in the tower top café can turn into an unforgettable memory for any woman.
The first two nights in Budapest we stayed at The Four Seasons Budapest, such an exquisite hotel with its Art Nouveau style, elegant and distinguished in every way possible with a faultless service. We were well and truly cosseted in five star luxury.
Things we loved…
The genuinely friendly efficient staff, my favorite L’Occitane bath products, a hand written welcoming card, the next day weather forecast note placed in our room, a pure haven of a spa, the finer details in the changing room of the spa, the smell the organic scent, the music, afternoon chocolates delivered to our room every afternoon and not to mention the amazing view of the Danube from our balcony.
Le Méridien Budapest is exquisitely situated on both sides of the Danube with Buda and Pest, claiming one of the most spectacular panoramic views in Europe. Le Méridien Budapest Hotel, a five star luxury hotel in the city centre, is only a short walk from the historical town of Buda and only a few minutes walk to the river Danube.
Things we loved…
The fruit cocktails on the terrace located in front of the hotel on the Fashion Street, spacious bedrooms with wonderful views, and an extremely grand formal reception area.
For our final night, we moved to the Intercontinental Budapest, just a short walk from the buzzing shopping area of Budapest where the hotel is situated.
For our final night, we moved to the Intercontinental Budapest, just a short walk way from the buzzing shopping area of Budapest where the hotel is situated.
Things we loved…
The breathtaking 180 degree panoramic views of Danube, and we had wonderful terrace to unwind and enjoy the sunset over the water. The hotel had the finest spa treatment therapy that uses natural products, Elemis bath products, local Hungarian red wine and the finest marzipan chocolates in the room, just a perfect little treat after all that walking around the museums.
The thing that impressed me most about the hotels is how they have managed to combine international hotel standards with a defined Hungarian feel.
Does anyone know of a another city like this in Europe to marry or have a honeymoon in where you are offered a wide range of international dishes, quality wines, a wonderful buzzing atmosphere?