Budapest Marriott Christmas

Budapest Marriott Hotel is an excellent hotel to stay at in Budapest during a Christmas break. You can get special Christmas deals and enjoy the wonderful Budapest Christmas markets too.

Budapest Christmas nights

Budapest Christmas nights

Here are some ideas what to do during your Budapest Christmas holiday:

Visit the Christmas Markets in Budapest as part of a sightseeing and wine tour.

Enjoy a beautiful Danube cruise at Christmas in Budapest: Budapest Christmas Boat trips

Get festive with the fantastic Nutcracker ballet in the Opera House of Budapest.

Let the music fill the air: Christmas Concert at the Danube Palace in Budapest.

Have a delicious pastry and a nice coffee or hot chocolate in Cafe Gerbeaud.

Tip: book your hotel room well in advance as prices go up in Budapest during the Christmas holiday. Do not expect to get great last minute deals around Dec 22-31 as hotels easily fill their rooms. Budapest is a popular Christmas destination.

From Budapest Airport to Hotel Marriott Budapest

How to get to Budapest Marriott Hotel in Apaczai Street from Budapest Airport? The distance from Budapest airport is about 20 km (13 miles), so your ride won’t be a long and tiring taxi ride. If there is no traffic in the city, which rarely happens by day, you can make it within 35 min or so, but the average taxi ride takes about 45 min.

This is our Budapest Marriott Hotel FAQ series, starting with the most important: an easy, comfortable, reliable and affordable way to get to your hotel room from the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
First of all, here is a general Budapest airport transfer guide, which is not only thorough but full of useful info, like the list of reliable cab companies in Budapest.

Further useful info

the name of the Hungarian airport is: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport – BUD

Airport Phone: 00-36 1 296 7000

If you are by car, take our driving directions to Marriott Hotel Budapest

Driving directions:

Take Ferihegy motorway and Ulloi Way to Kálvin Square. Turn right at Kalvin Square (Kálvin tér), and drive along straight towards Budapest city center called ‘centrum’keep straight ahead, and try to spot the traffic sign for the Chain Bridge on Erzsébet ter. That will lead you to the Szechenyi Istvan Square (formerly called Roosevelt Square, just by the Chain Bridge)  Take inner lane of the circular square, and follow signs to the hotel into the street between two hotels.

Marriott Hotel Budapest, sorry, does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Airport Minibus Service;on request
  • Bus service, fee: 10 EUR  (one way)
  • Subway service, and public transportation fee:  2-3 EUR  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 25 EUR  (one way)

Last Minute Weekends at Marriott Budapest – August 2012

Last Minute Weekends at Marriott Hotel Budapest – 24-26 August 2012: get away from it all and come to Budapest for a romantic and relaxing weekend, which is so affordable.

Weekend rate

Starting From 109.00 (EUR)

 

Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Danube view

Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Danube & Castle view, High floor

Stay for Breakfast rate, includes American breakfast per night at Peppers Restaurant

Starting From 119.00 (EUR)

 

Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Danube view

 

Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Danube & Castle view, High floor

Regular Rate, includes Continental breakfast, snacks daily, soft drinks daily, local calls, chocolate turn down service, see Rate Rules

Starting From 164.00 (EUR)

 

Executive lounge access, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, Danube view, High floor

 

Executive lounge access, 1 Bedroom Junior Suite, 1 King, Sofabed, Danube view, High floor

 

Executive lounge access, Larger Guest room, 1 King, Sofabed, Danube view, Corner room, Balcony

 

Executive lounge access, 1 Bedroom Larger Suite, 1 King, Sofabed, Danube view, Corner room

Sunday Brunch at Budapest Marriott

Sunday Brunch at Marriott Hotel Budapest? Sounds great for me! I love relaxing, eating and drinking well, plus having an awesome view over the Buda side! Come and join me and our kids, who are also happy to have their weekly hamburgers…

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, a chance to relax before going back to tension, buzzing, elbowing and performance charts. To ensure you make the most of your weekend, the Budapest Marriott Hotel offers a lavish Sunday brunch in Budapest at its Peppers! restaurant.

Sunday brunch at this restaurant in Budapest is award-winning and features a new menu every week (here is a Sunday brunch menu to get some idea).

Dishes, prepared in the open kitchen, are fresh and healthy, leaning toward locally grown specialties such as traditional Hungarian meats (Greyhorn beef, Mangalitsa pork, Racka lamb), and traditional Hungarian vegetable dishes like the Hungarian Lecho.

Past menus have included buffet items such as roasted goose liver with garlic, grilled polenta with feta cheese, green pea puree soup with Gorgonzola-toast and oven-roasted duck breast with raspberry ragout. Traditional brunch items such as omelets get a twist with goose liver or salami filling, and kids will be happy with specially created items such as chicken fingers and mini hamburgers. Wine and champagne round out the meal, and a lavish dessert buffet, created by master pastry chef Tibor Jeszenkovits, ends things on a sweet note.

Sunday brunch at this hotel in the Budapest city center is offered every week from 12 to 3pm for HUF 8400 per person, all you can eat. Peppers! offers breathtaking views of the Danube River and Buda Castle, a dedicated kids corner and a summer terrace with direct access to the Danube Corso.

In addition to Peppers!, this Budapest hotel offers two other dining options. At AQVA Lounge Bar, you’ll find chill vibes, lounge music, cocktails, espresso, tapas dishes and an array of mineral waters from around the globe. Those who have a sweet tooth shouldn’t miss the Lobby Lounge’s daily cake buffet, open from noon to 10pm. Relax after a long day at work or sightseeing, or treat yourself to a little dessert before bedtime.

About the Budapest Marriott Hotel
Experience the best of this charming city when you stay at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, putting you just steps from world-class shopping on Fashion Street and major attractions including Buda Castle, Budapest Parliament and Chain Bridge. Accommodations at this city center hotel feature stunning views of the Danube River, king or double configurations, a work space, an LCD TV and luxurious bath amenities. Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas and upgraded amenities. With more than 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a multilingual staff, creative catering and event experts, this Budapest hotel is perfect for corporate and celebratory events. Whether you’re here for work, play or a special occasion, you’ll find all the amenities you need — and more — at this Budapest hotel. Relax at the pool, whirlpool and sauna, or get your heart pumping at the fitness center or Sport Court®. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there is an array of in-house dining options to choose from. Enjoy cocktails, espresso, small plates and a chilled ambience at AQVA Lounge Bar, or indulge in the Lobby Lounge’s daily cake buffet from noon to 10pm. If you want a taste of regional cuisine in a contemporary urban setting, head to Peppers! Mediterranean Grill.

Restaurants by Marriott Hotel Budapest

If you want to eat out rather than having a dinner on site at Peppers Restaurant Budapest in Budapest Marriott Hotel, the question is ‘What good restaurants are there near Marriott Hotel Budapest?’

The truth is, luckily you can choose from a wide range of good and great restaurants in Budapest, which are close to Budapest Marriott. Please note that dining is quite cosmopolitan in the city: from fine dining places to more casual and lively places, from Hungarian through Jewish to Japanese or Russian, all kinds of cuisines are on the palette to eat well in Budapest.

From Budapest Marriott to Onyx Restaurant

From Budapest Marriott to Onyx Restaurant

Onyx Restaurant Budapest – 0.3 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: International

Onyx is a 1 star Michelin restaurant in Budapest, which is approx. a 4 min walk from the Hotel Marriott Budapest (400 meters towards Vorosmarty Square, see the map for walking on the right). Onyx is undoubtedly one of the best places for fine dining in Budapest and enjoying wonderfully exquisite tasting menus as well as dishes made with the best and freshest ingredients in the most incredible ways. Fine dining at its best in Hungary. More about Onyx Restaurant Budapest here.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual for Business Lunches, and Semi formal for Dinners
  • Phone: +36-30-508-0622
  • Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday: 12 pm- 2.30 pm; 6.30 pm – 11 pm. Saturday: 6.30 pm – 11 pm.

Comme Chez Soi Restaurant Budapest, 0.3 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Mediterranean

From Budapest Marriott Hotel to Comme Chez Soi Restaurant

From Budapest Marriott Hotel to Comme Chez Soi Restaurant

Comme Chez Soi has a French name but serves Italian / Mediterranean dishes in its little romantic restaurant, which is almost always full, so a reservation is needed. From goose liver, through beef meals and tenderloins to pizzas and spaghettis, there is surely one you will love. The restaurants is closed on Sundays.

Comme Chez Soi is a very short 4-5 minute walk from Marriott Hotel Budapest (see the Budapest Tourist Map on the right how to get to 2 Aranykez Street). Comme Chez Soi, is very popular amongst tourists, especially American tourists who are used to more frequent contact with the waiter than the standard European guests.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual / slightly formal for dinners
  • Cash only
  • Phone:  36 1 3183943
  • Opening hours: noon (12pm) – midnight

Cyrano Restaurant Budapest, 0.4 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

From Budapest Marriott to Cyrano Restaurant

From Budapest Marriott to Cyrano Restaurant

Cuisine: International

Cyrano is only a 4-5 minute walk from Marriott Hotel Budapest (see the Budapest Tourist Map on the right how to get there) Cyrano, the elegant restaurant, offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners too. From Hungarian chicken paprika through Argentine rumpsteak to poached salmon you can find a really varied menu. The portions are smallish (cuisine nouvelle style – i.e. more like starters), but beautifully presented. If you are hungrier, pick the 3 course menus, which are better value for money.

  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 2664747
  • Opening hours: 8am – midnight

Cafe Gerloczy Restaurant Budapest – 0.7 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: French, Hungarian, International

From Budapest Marriott Hotel to Cafe Gerloczy

From Budapest Marriott Hotel to Cafe Gerloczy

Cafe Gerloczy is a French Bistro with a lovely terrace in the heart of Budapest.  This restaurant bakes its own croissants for breakfast and makes delicious meals for lunches and dinners, which are usually full, so a booking is recommended (the tables are on the smaller side and quite close to each other).

Note for American guests: like at French and Hungarian restaurants in general, you will have to be more straightforward if you need the waiters to let them know about your needs, otherwise they will try not to bother you with questions like more water, is everything all right, etc. to respect your privacy. If you can accept this cultural difference, Cafe Gerloczy can be a great place.

  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 801 9862

Kyoto Restaurant Budapest – 1 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

cuisine: Japanese

Kyoto is a Japanese restaurant with a Thai cook (the chef is from Bangkok). The food is good Japanese, with some South-East Asian flavours. Plus, some tables have a view of the iconic Chain Bridge and the Buda Castle from here. If you are pining for excellent Asian fusion foods, Nobu Restaurant is also close by, within 5 min walk (0.5 km).

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 801 9862

Tom George Restaurant Budapest – 0.8 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

cuisine: International

Trendy & hip, with a popular open air terrace. The restaurant offers Mediterranean, Indian & Hungarian dishes

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 2663525

Rezkakas Bistro Budapest – 0.7 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

The old Rezkakas Restaurant has moved to a new location and is today known as Rezkakas Bistro with a more modern interior. The new address is 3 Sas Street, make sure you do not use old maps or guide books if you want to go to Rezkakas Restaurant. There is live Gypsy music in the evenings.

An elegant and trendy design bistro in downtown Budapest serving traditional Hungarian meals among others.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 3180038

Fausto’s Restaurant Budapest – 1.1 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest
Fausto’s Restaurant is one of the best Italian restaurants in Budapest, conveniently located at 2 Székely Mihály Street, Budapest, District VI.
Cuisine: International

  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 8776210
  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 12-15 19-23, Saturday: 18-23, Sunday:Closed

Trattoria Toscana Restaurant Budapest – 0.8 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Italian

With culinary influences from Tuscany, this restaurant is not only offering some of the best Tuscan and Italian fare, but boasts the most lively atmosphere too. An ‘any time!’ restaurant by the river Danube. Address: 13-15. Belgrád rakpart Street Budapest.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Book your table 48 hours in advance
  • Phone:  36 1 3270045
  • Opening hours: every day from noon to midnight

Mokka Cafe and Restaurant Budapest – 0.8 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: International

Mokka Cafe features elegant Moroccan decor and serves fine international cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 3280081

Mátyás Pince Restaurant Budapest – 0.5 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Other

One of the old ‘tourist traps’ according to locals, yet it is a lively and entertaining restaurant by the river Danube, trying to get rid of its old labels. This Hungarian restaurant opened in 1904, but after 1989 it was mainly a restaurant for tourists. Its menu consists of typical Hungarian flavours, Hungarian wines, and more. There are occasional Renaissance costume performances, folk and operetta shows, as well as regular live gipsy music from 7pm. Make sure you clearly understand what you will be billed (ask about the performance, the wines, the dishes) to avoid misunderstandings.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 266 8008

Dió Restaurant & Bar Budapest – 0.8 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: International
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 3280360
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 12:00 – 24:00

Trattoria Pomodoro Restaurant Budapest, 1 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Italian

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 3027463
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from noon to midnight

Gundel Restaurant Budapest, 4 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Hungarian, International

Gundel is one of the old big restaurants in Budapest with a nice big terrace and opulent interior. Romantic, professional, one of the best restaurants in Budapest, but not one of the most popular.

  • Phone:  36 1 4684040

Menza Restaurant Budapest, 1.6 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Hungarian, International

Menza is a popular, good value for money restaurant on Liszt Ferenc Square by the Andrassy Avenue. Almost always full, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Modern interior mixed with Hungarian retro decor from the 80′s.

  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: 36 1 4131482

Klassz Restaurant Budapest, 1.6 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

International

No table reservation!

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 11pm

Costes Restaurant Budapest, 1.5 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: International (its Hungarian dishes are very limited and re-interpreted)

Costes Restaurant was the first Michelin star awarded restaurant in Budapest. There is not many restaurants like Costes in Central Eastern Europe. Costes is located in Raday Street in Budapest. Close to the biggest Budapest Market Hall, Vasarcsarnok.

  • Open for dinner only on limited days
  • Phone:  36 1 2190696
  • Opening hours:  Wednesday to Sunday between 18:30 to midnight (kitchen closes at 23:00).

Babel Restaurant Budapest, 1 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: International

Babel Delicate luxury restaurant will soon re-open on Marcius 15 Square (planned opening was summer 2012)

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Phone:  36 70 3984324

Arany Kaviár Restaurant Budapest, 2.5 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Russian

White glove dining in a Russian luxury restaurant close to the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill in Ostrom Street. Recommended in the Budapest Michelin Guide.

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Phone:  36 1 2016737
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 12.00-15.00 and 18.00- 24.00

Rosenstein Restaurant Budapest, 3.2 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Jewish, Hungarian, International

Rosenstein Restaurant’s slogan is that the owner is the chef. The restaurant is close to Keleti Train Station at 3 Mosonyi Street. Their menu is quite long, with a wide range of fish dishes, games, beef, poultry, etc.

  • Phone:  36 1 3333492
  • Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: noon – 11pm

Iguana Restaurant Budapest, 1.4 km from Marriott Hotel Budapest

Cuisine: Mexican

  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone:  36 1 3314352
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30 am – 1 am

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Brunch at Peppers Mediterranean Grill Restaurant – Hotel Marriott Budapest

Enjoy your brunch at the Peppers Grill Restaurant of Hotel Marriott, Budapest.

Peppers Restaurant Budapest

Peppers Restaurant Budapest

Brunch @ Peppers! is a combination of the best Hungarian produce with Mediterranean influence (which basically says that it is not as heavy, stodgy as traditional Hungarian meals, but you can still try the local flavors).
From the buffet you may choose from a wide selection of cold and hot signature dishes.
The brunches always change, e.g. à la carte specials could be small tastings & prepared freshly “a la minute”.

Sample Menu of Brunch at Peppers Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Mediterranean vegetable soup / Cold peach cream soup
  • Roasted goose liver with plums in red wine
  • Gambas al pilpil – poached shrimp in olive oil
  • Spinach risotto
  • Oven roasted saddle of lamb with raspberry puree
  • Pancake with raspberry ragout and vanilla ice-cream
  • Today’s choices from our cooking station:
  • Omelets filled with Chanterelle mushrooms
  • Steamed black mussel with garlic and tomatoes

Kids special at the Brunch could be something like

  • Mini hamburger, crisp chicken fingers
  • Penne pasta with tomato sauce

Desserts at the Brunch

While the dessert buffet by the Master Pastry Chef, Tibor Jeszenkovits usually rounds up your culinary brunch trip, featuring fine desserts of the season.

Drinks at the Brunch

You can drink champagne and wines (e.g. Chardonnay Extra Dry and Kishegyi Merlot from the Garamvári Cellar or
a light Irsai Olivér from the Vivamus Cellar, etc. – picked for the daily brunch)

Price of the Brunch

The price for the Brunch at Peppers Restaurant is HUF 8,400. For children under 14 years of age half price, under the age of 6 it’s complimentary. The price in Hungarian Forint (HUF), Taxes included