5 excellent ways to spend your time by the Danube
Posted by Mia Balogh · Dec 9, 2015

More and more tourists arrive to Budapest by river cruises. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the water fun: there are some boat hotels and -restaurants that you can try in the Hungarian capital. Let us show you the best ones.

What can be more lovely and romantic than sleeping in a boat on the Danube, watching the river and feeling the nature’s closeness? Boat hotels are ideal for this experience, even in wintertime, and these are not as expensive as you might suppose.

1. Fortuna

photo: fortunahajo.hu

If you would like to spend a night in this boat hotel, you can choose a hostel room, a standard room or a superior room. The last one offers you flat screen TV, cable and satellite TV channels, central air conditioning, lounge table, bathroom with shower and a beautiful Danube view for a reasonable price. Free Wi-Fi connection is guaranteed everywhere in the hotel.

photo: fortunahajo.hu

Our tip: if you would like to enjoy the proximity of the city and the Margaret Island (Margitsziget), choose this boat hotel.

Prices: around 9000 HUF for a standard room, and around 17 000 HUF for a superior room.

Address: 1137 Budapest, Szent István Park (at the Danube)

E-mail: info@fortunahajo.hu

2. Aquamarina

photo: aquamarinahotel.hu

This boat hotel can be found in the most beautiful green area of Budapest, on Római beach.

The boat is located on the natural bank of the Danube River, and it has 5 rooms for event locations and 40 guest rooms. All of their guest rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with shower and bathroom, refrigerator, television, telephone, internet-access. Central safe deposit box is available at the reception, as well.

photo: aquamarinahotel.hu

Our tip: if the weather is more friendly, try BKK boat service (part of the public transport system) which offers you boats that depart from the entrance of the hotel, so you can get in the city centre easily on the Danube. In the surroundings, you can visit Aquincum, Szentendre, Visegrád or Esztergom.

Prices: From 13 000 HUF

Address: 1031 Budapest, Rozgonyi Piroska Street, Marina port.

Email: info@aquamarinahotel.hu

Both of the boat hotels above are waiting for you with the offer of their restaurants, too, but let us show you further alternatives where to eat, if you are willing to try a boat restaurant in Budapest.

3. Spoon Café & Lounge

photo: spoonrestaurants.hu

Spoon is a 75-metre-long boat that you can find at the foot of Chain Bridge, just in front of Buda Castle. It is open the whole year. In winter they welcome their guests in 3 different restaurants and in summer two terraces are available as well. With 3 kitchens and 5 bars they offer their services on 1600 m2 for everybody.

photo: spoonrestaurants.hu

photo: spoonrestaurants.hu

photo: spoonrestaurants.hu

Our tip: if you like fusion kitchen, or you would like to choose something among the Hungarian dishes or from the Far East, you should visit Spoon. You won’t regret it.

Address: 1052 Budapest, Vigado Square, Pier Nr. 3

Reservation via their website: http://www.spoonrestaurants.hu/en/reservation/

4. Vogue

photo: restaurantvogue.hu

Vogue’s international cuisine is adapted for bistro-style food mixed with South Slavic flavours. The menu is seasonally renewed, so they can guarantee that their courses are made from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy their delicious meals with a glass of wine, admiring the amazing Danube view.

photo: restaurantvogue.hu

photo: restaurantvogue.hu

Our tip: choose this boat restaurant for elegant events or other special occasions. And don’t forget, you can also celebrate New Year’s Eve here.

Address: 1137 Budapest, Carl Lutz quay 1.

E-mail: reservation@restaurantvogue.hu

5. Columbus

photo: columbuspub.hu

Cold beer, great vines and tasty dishes on the menu. Add the unique atmosphere of Columbus ship and the amazing view and we are sure that you don’t want to go elsewhere for a nice chat with friends, for a drink or for a really good dinner.

photo: columbuspub.hu

photo: columbuspub.hu

Our tip: Columbus boat can be great choice for family and company events thanks to their flexibly transformable halls, high standard services and helpful staff.

Address: 1051 Budapest, Vigadó Square, Pier Nr. 4

E-mail: res@columbuspub.hu

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