Strolls by the Danube, a little goulash followed by a glass of Tokay, the atmospheric medieval streets, luxurious spas…
Budapest has everything you need for a romantic city break.
It’s no surprise that the Hungarian capital is one of the most popular European destinations for short getaways. Conde Nast Traveler readers put it just behind Florence as ‘the world’s second best city’.
Today’s Big Deal whisks you off to Budapest for a three night stay in a historic spa hotel, the perfect base for soaking up the romance and history of this beguiling capital.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you direct to Budapest with Wizzair from Glasgow International and includes hand luggage and three nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing a standard double or twin room at the 4* Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget.
Departure dates are as follows:
13th, 20th May
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June
Flights are direct. Outbound flights depart 08:55, arriving 12:50. Inbound flights depart 06:20, arriving 08:25.
Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.
Elegant spa hotel
Dating from 1873, the Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget enjoys a splendid position on the tranquil and lush Margaret Island in the centre of Budapest.
The classically-furnished guest rooms have relaxing views over the Danube or the island’s magnificent park. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a minibar.
A heated underground corridor connects the hotel to the neighbouring Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, one of Europe’s top health spas, offering guests access to the hot tub, sauna, spa area and two pools. The spa also offers beauty and therapeutic treatments including massage.
For those romantic dinners, the hotel’s Széchenyi Restaurant offers fine dining with scenic views of the park. Menus showcase international, Hungarian and health-conscious dishes, with a wide selection of Hungary’s best wines.
Outdoor dining can be enjoyed in summer on the terrace and in the garden, with a gypsy orchestra providing serenades.
Guests can enjoy free coffee and a croissant in the morning.
The spa island of Budapest
Whether you live in Budapest or have come from further afield, you are sure to fall in love with the atmosphere of this quiet island in the centre of the vibrant capital.
It’s no coincidence that the Margaret Island wellness hotel, with its natural springs thermal water, has been the choice of generations.
The hotel caters to visitors seeking medical treatments or wellness pampering, as well as those looking for a venue for their business event or wedding. Outside the hotel, guests can take part in various sporting activities (from running and rowing to tennis and cycling), while the footpaths connecting the historical sites of Margaret Island are perfect for a stroll.
You may not want to return to everyday life after a visit to the island of peace
The hotel’s island location offers great strolling opportunities right on your doorstep. The park stretches over four km with ancient woods, a Japanese garden, and a rose garden, and an open-air amphitheatre. Get around on foot or by bicycles, horse and cart or electric buggies, all available for hire.
The city itself is rich in historic and cultural attractions. Buda boasts the imposing castle and the surrounding medieval district, while Pest has grand 19th-century boulevards.
Check out the ornate coffee-houses, a relic of the old Austro-Hungarian empire and still popular places for locals to gather and gossip. The 21st century is also present in the form of cool boutiques and modern bars and clubs that give Budapest a contemporary buzz.
The Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget has plenty of enthusiastic feedback on TripAdvisor, including these recent reviews, edited for length:
‘A beautiful location and hotel. Staff at the hotel were excellent.’
‘Room was an absolute delight with river and park views. Food and service in the restaurant was perfect, thank you. We especially enjoyed the spa facilities.’
‘The hotel is a little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of life.’
This Big Deal offer to Budapest is the perfect package for a romantic escape.
With direct flights and a beautiful spa hotel on the Danube, it’s the chance to experience this seductive European capital in style.