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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.