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    If you go to Budapest

    Where to stay

    Danubius Hotel

    Szent Gellért tér 1, Budapest

    011-36-1-889-5500

    www.danubiushotels.com/our-hotels-budapest/danubius-hotel-gellert

    A majestic hotel in an Art Nouveau building. Don’t miss the tiled Turkish steam bath and spa. Rooms $137-$170.

    Hotel Zara

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    Só utca 6

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    011-36-1-577-0700

    www.boutiquehotelbudapest.com

    A chic, intimate boutique in the center of town near the Danube. Rooms $82-$274.

    The Cotton House

    Jókai utca 26

    011-36-1-354-2600

    www.cottonhouse.hu

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    Elegant, quaintly kitsch hotel. Each room is themed after a famous personality, including Charlie Chaplin, James Dean, Greta Garbo, and Edith Piaf. Rooms $56-$75.

    Where to eat

    Duran Szendvics

    Retek utca 18

    011-36-1-438-3104

    www.duran.hu

    Take-out sandwichs with fresh local produce, $1-$2 a sub.

    Gelarto Rosa

    Szent István tér 3

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    011-36-70-930-2217

    www.gelartorosa.com

    Friendly parlor that treats its homemade ice cream as art, as their unusual flavors (lemon basil, chocolate chili, etc.) are served in rose-shaped scoops. $1.75-$2.50 per serving.

    Karpatia

    Ferenciek tere 7-8

    011-36-1-317-3596

    www.karpatia.hu/en

    First opened in 1877, serves traditional and contemporary Hungarian food. Entrees $17-$33.

    Nagyi Pali

    Batthyány tér 5

    www.nagyipali.hu

    Literally translating to grandma’s pancakes, savory and sweet varieties, 75 cents to $3.

    Onyx

    Vörösmarty tér 7

    011-36-30-508-0622

    www.onyxrestaurant.hu/en

    Specializes in modern Hungarian cuisine, $42-$55.