Hungary is an amazing European country, colorful, classic and unusual at the same time. Holidays in Hungary are striking in their diversity – it can be sightseeing, therapeutic and even beach.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Lots of ancient and interesting monuments
- Friendly attitude towards tourists, developed tourist infrastructure
- Compared to other European countries, low hotel prices
- Excellent opportunities for therapeutic recreation
- Delicious local cuisine and wines, food is inexpensive
- Quite a variety of shopping, interesting souvenirs
- The climate is generally quite mild.
- Almost no one knows English, let alone Russian. Hungarian itself is not understandable
- Visa required
- No complete beach holiday
- The climate may seem cool
- Locals are very optional, can break promises and miss deadlines
- Some health resorts have little entertainment
- Many tourists, especially in the capital
- Some cities are not very clean, more like Russian than European
According to toppharmacyschools.org, Hungary is well suited for recreation due to its mild continental climate. Precipitation falls evenly throughout the year, in small amounts. Autumn and spring are mild but with strong temperature fluctuations.
How to choose a hotel?
There are a lot of hotels in Hungary, often they are very inexpensive. Many combine accommodation with treatment – they have hot springs on their territory or simply offer treatment programs for which you need to pay separately. The quality of service is high. Meals are usually offered only for breakfasts, sometimes dinners, there is no All-Inclusive system – except in sanatoriums at purely medical resorts, where it is appropriate. To save money in large cities, for example, in the capital, you can stay in a hostel, but the level of service in them is very low.
Hungarians are very optional people, and sometimes upon arrival at the hotel you may find that your reservation is gone. This is especially true if you are traveling on your own.
What to do in case of emergency?
In general, the country is safe, tourists do not have problems. In case of an emergency, you can call the single emergency number 112. The police are called at 107, ambulance 104, fire 105. In case of typical tourist problems, for example, loss of documents, you can call the Russian Embassy at + (36 1) 302 52 30, + (36 1) 332 47 48.
How is the knowledge of foreign languages?
The Hungarian language is very complex and incomprehensible. English is not in use, only a few speak Russian, although in general the attitude towards Russians is good. The locals are very friendly and love to help. You can stock up on a phrasebook – they will try to understand you and explain everything.
Residents of Budapest often do not know their city themselves and often send tourists in the wrong direction or to the wrong metro station.
When is the best time to go to Hungary?
In spring, cities turn green, the weather is not hot, there is practically no rain, and hotel prices are quite reasonable. About also nice to relax in September. Budapest is best visited from the end of May to June – in the middle and end of summer it is very hot in the capital. But there are festivals and competitions, but book tickets and hotels for them well in advance. For a therapeutic holiday, Hungary is best visited in the middle and end of summer, when pools and baths open. Although in general, therapeutic recreation is available all year round thanks to indoor pools. It’s nice to relax in the country on New Year’s Eve, but prices are very high at this time, and there are really a lot of tourists. The worst time to go here is in November or at the end of winter – almost all parks and museums are closed, and the weather is quite cool, often rainy.
How are things with cellular communications?
Roaming conditions with our operators in Hungary are quite favorable. For regular calls, you can buy a local SIM card from Vodafone or T-Mobile – it will cost about 300 rubles. On the border with other states with a local SIM card, then turn off automatic roaming – the phone sometimes switches to towers in other countries, the prices for communication services rise completely unnecessarily. The coverage in the country is good, there is a connection almost everywhere.