A weekend in Budapest

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Budapest, you did not disappoint. Scenery, food and nightlife it certainly has it all.

house of parliament budapest

We’ve just come back from the beautiful city and I just have to tell you all about it. If you’ve thought about visiting Budapest or would like to see what to do there, read on! Plus you’ll find out how one lucky reader can win an Adexe watch of their choice.

So we arrived at the Hotel Clark on the Buda side of the city which is classed as the historical part of Budapest. The accommodation didn’t disappoint. The view from our room was breathtaking and we loved the interior. Perfect hotel!

Day 1 – Sightseeing

By 11am it was 30 degrees so we topped up on our sun cream and went exploring. We walked up to the Buda Castle from our hotel which was about 10 minute uphill walk. The place is free to walk around and see the scenic views of the city. You can even get a tram lift up to the top if you wish. We then headed down towards the Fisherman’s Bastion which was in my opinion definitely more pretty – I’m sure you’ll agree. That was about a 5-10 minute walk from the Castle. The views of the Parliament from this side were amazing. There’s plenty of places to eat and drink while you’re up there too – even a Jamie Olivers! After a few hours on the Buda side we walked over the lion bridge and headed into the Pest part of the city.

budapest parliament

Jumpsuit & Sunglasses – Primark, Bag – Michael Kors, Watch – Adexe

We decided to go on the Budapest Eye which was around £8 each but again the views from the top were worth every penny. It was nice to have a moment to take it all in. Around the eye you’re surrounded by lots of shops and plenty of bars and restaurants. Of course with it being such a gorgeous first day we headed of to the High Note Sky Bar and sat for a couple of hours catching the rays with yummy cocktails and gins. This was a little on the pricey side but you’d expect that for a Sky Bar.

On the evening we went along to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath which is also known as the infamous Sparty! Basically a pool party with alcohol, fire breathers and music! We went in there having no idea what to expect but we really enjoyed it! The 40 degrees thermal water was great to chill in and it’s definitely something I’d recommend for a group of friends to go to. We enjoyed it as a couple and there was plenty of couples but mainly hen and stag dos. We got the ticket which included 5 drink vouchers but make sure you take plenty of money with you, the prices were about average for a nightclub. Top tip though be careful when getting a taxi afterwards, the private ones can cost a fortune especially if they know you’ve had a drink!

IMG_2688IMG_2691Day 2: Spa day & Cruise

What better way to spend a Sunday than at another spa with plenty of sunbathing, drinks, a wave machine and even a VIP couple massage. The Gellért Spa has 13 indoor and outdoor pools with some thermal baths. As you can see the views are stunning and we even treat ourselves to an hour full body massage. I’d definitely recommend having a go at the wave machine too its hilarious. Make sure you take your credit card – you can’t pay with cash!

After a few hours at the Gellért Spa we headed back to the hotel and got ready for our Candle lit Cruise. You got a small cocktail on arrival and the cruise lasted an hour to take in all the scenic views. I’d definitely recommend going on the late evening. Our cruise was at 8.45 and the places lit up where breathtaking.


Top – River Island, Culottes – Miss Selfridge

Day 3: Millennium & Cafe

The Millennium memorial is also known as the heroes’ square. Again another monument worth seeing while your on the Pest side. We were so glad the gorgeous weather stayed even on our final day.

We also had chance to visit the stunning New York Cafe and this by far is the best restaurant to visit while you’re in Budapest. As soon as you walk in you feel like you’re in a magical castle. The interior and the ceilings were breathtaking. The food and refreshments won’t break the bank either so if you fancy a classical meal with live music – it’s a must!

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Adexe – MAC Grande Electric Rose

So how about getting your hands on a new watch to take away on your travels this Summer? Well I’ve teamed up with Adexe watches and giving one lucky reader a watch of their choice. Just fill in your details below!


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I hope you enjoyed reading our weekend adventure, let me know if you’re planning on going!

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  1. Amy Thomson
    June 1, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Budapest looks beautiful 😱❤️ Fab photos!!

  2. Amy Thomson
    June 1, 2018 / 10:01 am

    …also, these watches look amazing! Especially the Meek marshmallow white one 😍😍

  3. June 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

    I love the Sistine – petite Rose Gold

  4. June 1, 2018 / 10:55 am

    It looks beautiful! Loved your photos, your outfits were beautiful! I hope I get to visit this country one day! X

  5. Emily knoteyoung
    June 1, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Aww wow looks so romantic and beautiful, this is like reading an article in a magazine!! your photos and yourselfs are stunning fantastic xxx

  6. Rebecca Sutton
    June 1, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I love the Meek – Petite Marshmallow White, they all are lovely though.

  7. Julie Carwardine
    June 1, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Looks wonderful! Xxx

  8. Julie Carwardine
    June 1, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Looks beautiful! Love the Meek – Grande Rosegold

  9. lapsapchung
    June 2, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    They are gorgeous watches. I think I would choose Freerunner Petite Shamrock
    Jane willis

  10. Michelle Smith
    June 2, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Sistene petite rose gold

  11. Margaret Clarkson
    June 2, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Sistine – Petite Rosegold

  12. Rachael Sexey
    June 3, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    These photos are stunning

  13. sunshinesarahxo
    June 3, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Hey Beth!!

    Oh wow this looks amazing hun!! I really want to go to Budapest it looks amazing! My sister has already been & is making me jealous! 💕🌼
    Loved seeing all your photos Beth am always into seeing culture whenever i am away, just completely immersing myself in the new city, wandering around the streets, in & out of shops and of course sampling the food!! Nom nom!! 😍😍
    Thanks for the giveaway I really love Adex Watches! Xo
    Love Sarah xxx

  14. Lorna Ledger
    June 4, 2018 / 11:11 am

    Wow The Gallet Spa looks something else! Beautiful! I would pick the MAC – Grande Black & Rosegold – lovely.

  15. mandydoherty65
    June 4, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Great post, your weekend in Budapest looks amazing, I’d choose the Freerunner – Petite Black & Rosegold

  16. Violet Perkins Phillippo
    June 4, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    I’d love to be able to choose a new watch, the Adexe designs are so pretty! 💕

  17. Kim Styles
    June 7, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    I like the Meek -Grande Rose Gold Watch

  18. Ellen Stafford
    June 8, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Stunning photos – I would love the Freerunner – Petite Pink

  19. June 10, 2018 / 7:29 am

    I would love the Freerunner – Petite Pink it’s gorgeous

  20. Libby Alexander
    June 10, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    I really love the – THEY Grande Black & Rosegold

  21. Kori Johnson
    June 11, 2018 / 9:08 am

    I LOVE the Sistine Petite Rosegold watch ❤️

  22. Dean T
    June 16, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I love these old central European cities, Prague by night is gorgeous too

  23. Jessica Barber
    June 17, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I love the Freerunner – petite pink! They’re all gorgeous!

  24. Charlene Merrall
    June 18, 2018 / 9:48 am

    I absolutely love all the Adexe watches, I’ve wanted one for so long! Would take me a while to pick just one favourite lol

  25. Nicola rupawala
    June 18, 2018 / 11:48 am

    The freerunner

  26. Ruth Wollerton
    June 19, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    I love them all, can’t just pick one – especially love the Sistine Petite Rose Gold watch – so gorgeous xxx

  27. Tracey Suzie Anderson
    June 19, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    The ‘Sistine Petite Rose Gold’ is absolutely beautiful but on saying that they really are all exquisite 🙂 x

  28. betsy ferguson
    June 20, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Thank you for the tour guide through Budapest – you have sold it – i would love to travel there for real!
    Lovely watch – thank you for hosting the giveaway x

  29. Susan Smith
    June 20, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    The Sistine Petite Rose Gold, its beautiful.

  30. paula cheadle
    June 21, 2018 / 4:15 am

    I love the all the watches, it would be a hard choice if I win

  31. paula cheadle
    June 21, 2018 / 4:18 am

    you have taken taken stunning photo’s of Budapest, it looks like a wonderful place

  32. Louise Clarke
    June 21, 2018 / 4:20 am

    I love the Meek Grand watch in rose gold

  33. Brandon Sparks
    June 21, 2018 / 4:46 am

    I would love to win the THEY Grande Black & Rosegold watch..

  34. james bruce
    June 21, 2018 / 6:50 am

    Awesome looking watches .

  35. Jeanette Leighton
    June 21, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Love to win one of these love the Sistine petite rose gold

  36. Cassandra D
    June 21, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I would like to win the Foreseer – Grande Silver Adexe watch.

  37. Terrie-Ann Wright
    June 21, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love the Freerunner – petite snow white watch. So simple but beautiful

  38. Natalie Crossan
    June 21, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    the Foreseer – Grande Silver Adexe watch please xx

  39. Kay Tee
    June 21, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Foreseer – Grande Silver

  40. September 13, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Saving this! I’ve just planned a trip to Budapest for my birthday and you’ve given me a load to add to my checklist of things to do.

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