We love it here!
08.08.2009 - 10.08.2009 32 °C
The trip down to budapest was quite a long one and took us through slovakia and numerous snowboarding resorts it was pretty cool! We stopped for a McDonalds in Slovkia then headed on to Budapest. Navigating to the hotel wasn’t too bad to be honest. We were almost there then took a wrong turn but I managed to get us back in the right place again and we checked in. We told the bell boy we weren’t paying €10 per night for parking and made him park our car right out front of the hotel. Our rooms in the Gellert were ok. Not real luxury but considering it was the same price as a travel lodge in the UK and you got free use of the spa it was worth it. We headed straight for the spa and tried out all the different things. There was a mens and womens area and these had lots more things in (including naked people) the baths were in there thermal and healing. They were at 36 and 38degrees it was lush! You had to go in the ice pool for as long as you could bear then head into the hot bath it was really invigorating. That night we went out for tea and I had a cheese dish and dale had spagetti. It was again ok for the money but I have had better. An early night was just what the doctor ordered!
Next day and we decided to explore the city a bit, we went to see the independent statue and citadella which had a waxworks museum in the bunker. The best part of that was seeing all the stuff from call of duty world at war in the flesh so to speak. We then saw the St Gellert Statue before heading over to Pest. We went to the national museum…must say not the best or the most interesting. Most of the signage was not in English and there was a lot of stuff on the history of Hungary and to be honest I wasn’t that interested. Onwards to McDonalds and then bck to the hotel for another heavy spa session of about 3 hours it was awesome! We ate again along the same road near the river in pest and walking distance from our hotel. This place was nicer although they gave me a greek salad and covered it in Pesto which I am allergic to. They changed it but then forgot to add my olives! They looked really nice as well ☹ but I couldn’t be assed to ask again! All in all I would definitely recommend Hotel Gellert in Hungary and I WILL be going back sometime soon when Ryanair has cheap flights!
Countries McDonalds eaten in:9
Spa sessions taken:5