And continuing our journey of Budapest……Having a land rich in thermal springs, Budapest has a reputation as a ‘City of Spas’. Whether you’re looking for a warm refuge amidst the chilling winter or a cooling pool to rejuvenate during the hot summer days, a visit to one of Budapest’s baths will sort you right out. When you’re all pampered and relaxed, you can then explore the natural hills of Budapest and observe the beautiful city from above.
Bedő House – Built in 1903, the pistachio coloured Bedő House is a stunning Art Nouveau apartment block deigned by Emil Vidor. Situated along 1054 Budapest, Bedő House is only about 15 minutes drive from the luxurious serviced apartment, Fraser Residence Budapest. Currently used as a Museum of Hungarian Art Nouveau, a shrine to Hungarian Secessionist interiors, its three floors are exquisitely decorated with furniture, ceramics, glassware, paintings and objets d’art related to popular Art Nouveau Movement in the early 20th Century. Be sure to check out the Art Nouveau Café on the ground floor which serves pretty good coffee. And while you’re having coffee, you will notice the gorgeous Art Nouveau furnishing adorning the interior of the café. There is also a small gift shop for visitors to bring back Art Nouveau styled jewellery.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays
Admission Price: HUF 1,500 (Adult), HUF 1,000 (Budapest Card)
Gellért Baths – Located on the right bank of the Danube, the Gellert Baths is a mere 10 minutes drive from Fraser Residence Budapest. Considered one of Budapest’s most famous baths, Gellért Baths was built in 1918 with eight indoor thermal baths, three outdoor swimming pools and two effervescent bath sections. Not your average typical baths, Gellért Baths furnished with well-preserved Art Nouveaus décor and has an impressive glass dome overhead. The thermal baths, containing magnesium, calcium, sulphate-chloride, hydrogen-carbonate, fluoride ions, and sodium with temperature, are known to have remarkable healing qualities – curing medical illnesses such as blood circulatory problems, degenerative illnesses of joints, chronic and semi-acute arthritis, and vertebral spine illnesses. In addition, the hot spring baths, with temperature varying from 26 °C to 38 °C, are separated by gender. Besides soaking in the thermal baths, visitors can enjoy a wide range of massaging and medical treatments such as foot massage, spa water massage, aroma relax massage, salt chamber treatment, carbonic bath, mud treatment, and even chocolate spa treatment. We would recommend visitors bring their own towel and swimsuits though they can be rented or bought in the Spa but at a rather steep price.
Opening Hours: Daily, 6am to 8 pm
Admission Prices: Child tickets from 2 150 to 2 800 HUF, Adult ticket on weekdays, with locker 4 100 HUF, Adult ticket on weekends, with locker 4 300 HUF
Buda Hills – Buda Hills is known throughout Hungary for its beautiful trails, and has become a retreat for visitors who seek to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A 15 minute drive away from Fraser Residence Budapest, this attraction is a must-visit for anyone. There are two ways in which visitors can get to Buda Hills, by either taking a tram or the train. For the more scenic route, visitors should walk from Moszkvatér to the cogwheel railway and take the train to Széchenyi-hegy station. From there, walk to the Children’s Railway which was built during World War II and take the train for a couple of stops to Janos Hegy (Janos Hill). Confusing? Yes, well to simplify it…
Take the train to Széchenyi-hegy station – walk to the Children’s Railway – take the train to Janos Hegy station.
At the top of the hill, visitors will find the Erzsebet Look-Out Tower, which resembles a Victorian folly. Here you can get a spectacular view of the city. There are cafés and food stalls available at the foot of the tower where visitors can rest their tired and weary legs. To get down, visitors can take the chair lift which brings them down to Zugligeti út.
Gellért Hill & The Tabán – Listed as a World Heritage site since 1987, Gellert Hill offers one of the most amazing panoramic views of the Budapest. Climbing the Gellert Hill is rather physically challenging because of its steepness and sheer number of stairs. That being said, it is a rewarding experience to reach the top of the hill. At the top of Gellert Hill, visitors are treated to a spectacular stunning city view. Be sure to go on a clear day so you can get an excellent view! Don’t forget to check out the St. Gellért Monument, built to remember Gerald who was thrown to death from the hill by pagans in the battle against Christianity in 1046. The Hill was eventually named after him. Another attraction worth visiting is the Citadel (Citadella) at the top of the hill, a fortress built by the Habsburgs after defeating Hungary’s War of Independence in 1849. Another feature, the Gellért Hill Cave Church, a network of caves within the Hill, should not be missed as well.
Consider Fraser Residence Budapest as your choice of stay in the capital. This luxurious property boasts a contemporary, light, airy design, and state-of-the-art technology throughout its 51 guest suites. Choose from spacious studios, fully equipped one- or two-bedroom apartments, or magnificent three-bedroom penthouse suites with a private roof terrace and soaring views over the city. Whether you are relocating to Hungary, on a training programme, doing business or simply enjoying a holiday, Fraser Residence Budapest offers all the advantages of Budapest hotels with the comfort and convenience of serviced apartments in Budapest’s fast-growing Corvin Promenade area.