H-1074 Travel Guide

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Funky Friday: A Hotel Suite Fit For Sookie and Bill (and Eric, Too)

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  Site Where: Dohany utca 64, Budapest, Hungary, H-1074
June 13, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

For all you hip and fashionable vampire lovers, and you know who you are, eagerly counting down the hours until the "True Blood" premiere on June 22nd, we think we may have found a design hotel — or at least a suite — just for you. The Soho Boutique Hotel in Budapest is an artsy modern boutique that invites us to give in to “enchanting temptation” and an “unforgettable experience.“ That sounds like a great selling point for their new “Vampire Suites,” not that we’re experts on the subject.

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Zara Hotels Opens a Second Hotel in Budapest

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  Site Where: Dohány str. 42-44, Budapest, Hungary, H-1074
June 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM | by | Comments (0)

Budapest's increasingly hip VII district got a new upscale boutique hotel this week. Forget nearby youth hostels or three-star duds such as the King's Hotel, next time you hit the Jewish district, consider looking into Zara Hotel's second Budapest location, The Continental Hotel Zara (the first is an established four star property, opened in 2006, near the Danube river).

This former bath house has been wonderfully restored by local owners and boasts an indoor rooftop pool (and hot tub) next to a outdoor roof garden, 272 rooms (everything from simple singles to suites to 35 "deluxe" rooms), a full service restaurant (Araz) and two courtyards. Five conference rooms and a gallery round out the find.

The entire hotel reflects one of the owners' Jordanian roots, with subtle Arabic design touches throughout.

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