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Hotel Palota in Lillafured

I have a few days to play with in my itinerary the first week in May in Hungary. I have a love for the Grande Dames of hotels like the Grand Hotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Pera Palace in Istanbul, Empress in Victoria. I’ll be into my solo trip about two weeks by then. A spa day sounds very tempting. I’m considering Hotel Palota in Lillafured outside Miskolc for two nights to relax, do a little hiking and get off the regular tourist trek.

Has anyone stayed at this beautiful hotel? If so, what was your experience like? Would you recommend it if it came at the expensive of time in Eger?

(James E., I hope your listening and recovered from your kidney stones. You are our default Hungary guru!)

I also heard Szechenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest is closed for repair and there is a passenger ferry to carry passengers across. Does anyone know if the ferry is covered by the regular transit pass?

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I haven't stayed in the Palota, but I can say it wont compare to the Pera (stayed there). However, the castle, the caves and the forest train and the beauty of the area make it a worthwhile trip I think. Eger can be an arrive around noon, leave after noon the next day and be worth it. Two nights is better but a night or two in each would be great I would think.

Chain Bridge Tickets (I had to google it) 500 huf is about $1.60
“Take advantage of your BKK Budapest-pass! There’s more to it than you have imagined” – says BKK’s campaign message. Customers in possession of a BKK monthly pass or any pass with a longer validity period can ride the boat free of charge on workdays (Monday-Friday). Passengers over age 2, who do not have the required type of pass, and all passengers travelling on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays require a 500 HUF ticket issued by MAHART. Dogs and bikes are welcome on board in possession of a ticket. Tickets are valid for a one-way trip.

Tickets are sold at MAHART ticket offices and on board.

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Just returned from the new Eiffel performing arts center. Worth the effort to go see a performance or take the tour.