Go and discover... - H2 Hotel Budapest

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As the first H2 Hotel outside the German-speaking region, the new H2 Hotel Budapest will open in 2021. It is located in the centre of Pest on the eastern side of the Danube, only 500 metres from the river and the famous Chain Bridge. The H2 Hotel Budapest is ideal if you are looking for accommodation in the city centre for your overnight stay in Budapest, from where you can reach the most important sights on foot.

You can also reach the Metro 1, 2 and 3 station in four to seven minutes on foot. The Deák Ferenc tér junction, where the three main underground lines run in addition to trams and buses, is a ten-minute walk away.

Palace near the H2 Hotel Budapest - Official website

Castle hill with the palace

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Castle District on the castle hill originated from the historical centre of Buda, which stretches from the Vienna Gate to Szent György tér. The streets of the district are characterised by buildings mainly built in baroque style. The main attraction in the Castle District is the Buda Castle as well as the Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church. The former royal residence is one of the largest buildings in Hungary and occupies the entire southern part of the castle hill. 

The palace, whose history dates back to the 13th century, towers imposingly over the Danube. Today it houses the Hungarian National Gallery and other museums. On foot, over the Chain Bridge, you need about 20 minutes from the H2 Hotel Budapest Buda Castle.

Towards the Danube lies the so-called Fishermen’s Bastion on the castle hill. The neo-Romanesque building with its seven crenelated watchtowers was erected in 1895 on the site of the former fish market of Buda.

Today it is a popular meeting place with a café and offers a unique view over the river to the district of Pest. On the bastion there is a statue of St. Stephen. Travelling here from the H2 Hotel Budapest  takes a good 20 minutes by foot.

Fishermen’s Bastion - H2 Hotel Budapest - Official website

Fishermen’s Bastion

Matthias Church - H2 Hotel Budapest - Official website

Matthias Church

Right next to the Fishermen’s Bastion stands the Roman Catholic Matthias Church. The first church on the castle hill with origins dating back to the 13th century, the Gothic hall church with three naves is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The two different towers are striking: the octagonal, 80-metre-high Gothic-style Matthias tower and the smaller, massive Béla tower, which is decorated with mosaic-like bricks. 

In 1867 the imperial couple Franz Joseph I and “Sissi” were crowned kings of Hungary in the church. The magnificent interior and the rich ornamental paintings in the interior date mainly from the 19th century. Travelling to the Matthias Church from the H2 Hotel Budapest takes about 20 minutes by foot.

Another landmark of the city is the impressive Hungarian Parliament Building, a neo-Gothic palace directly on the Danube. With a length of 268 metres, a height of 96 metres, ten courtyards and almost 700 rooms, it is one of the largest buildings in Hungary and still the seat of parliament. 

Built between 1885 and 1904 on the model of the Palace of Westminster, the building is decorated with countless small towers and impresses with magnificent rooms and especially the domed hall in which the crown of St. Stephen and the Hungarian crown jewels are kept. Guided tours are also available in German. From the H2 Hotel Budapest it is less than a quarter of an hour’s walk to the parliament’s visitor centre.

Hungarian Parliament Building directly on the Danube - H2 Hotel Budapest - Official website
Spa at the Széchenyi thermal bath - H2 Hotel Budapest - Official website

Massages at the Széchenyi thermal bath

Budapest is the largest spa town in Europe, with over 30,000 cubic metres of water flowing daily from more than 120 hot springs into 21 baths. Some of the baths are also architectural works of art and have a long tradition. The Gellért Baths and the Széchenyi thermal bath are particularly famous, for example. The spacious and palace-like complex of the Széchenyi thermal baths, built in 1913, has a dome roof and is located in the middle of the city’s small forest. 

The building is one of the largest bathing complexes in Europe and includes 15 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas, steam baths, physiotherapeutic treatments such as exercise baths, medicinal water baths, mud treatments and other therapies and massages. Travelling here from the H2 Hotel Budapest takes about a quarter of an hour by metro or bus.

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