agoda in the News takes part in Budapest Winter Festival with free nights & spa entry

SINGAPORE (November 21, 2012), Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is providing cool deals on hotels for Budapest’s annual Winter Festival, which promotes the city’s long history and unique cultural offerings.

This is the 7th year that the Hungarian National Tourism Office has organized the festival, and a variety of businesses – from bus companies to spas to airlines – are joining to offer tourists the biggest bang for their buck during their visit. When the low rates on hotels are included in the package, this magical festival is truly one of the best times to visit the city nicknamed the Pearl of the Danube.

Suffice it to say, Budapest’s history is too dense to appear in a short summary in any detail. Founded by the Celts, fortified by the Romans, invaded by the Mongols and acting as a key player in the battles that shaped Europe from the Middle Ages to WWII, Budapest is an iconic European capital like no other. From the thorny outline of the Parliament Building to the magnificent Buda Castle to Heroes’ Square, which was built in 1896 to celebrate Budapest’s 1,000th anniversary, there is a long list of historically important locations that no visitor should miss.

But what makes the Winter Festival such a great time to come is the many specials that are available to tourists. The hotels listed below are offering fantastic deals – a stay of 2 nights will earn a third night for free, and a stay of 3 nights will earn a fourth night for free. Also, with every hotel booking, guests will receive a voucher for free entry into one of the Gellért, Széchenyi, Rudas or Lukács spas, which are world famous for their therapeutic waters and gorgeous architecture.

On top of this, the city is providing deals on the famous Hop-on, Hop-off bus tours, Legenda river tours, and entry to Memento Park, which displays statues that were torn down when Hungary’s Communist regime fell in 1989.

If a visit to Hungary during the cool and colorful winter season is sounds like a good idea, is the best way to get a bit more value out of an already amazing cultural experience. Check out the hotels below!

Corinthia Hotel Budapest, 5*

Hilton Budapest, 5*

Zenit Budapest Palace Budapest Hungary, 4*

Continental Hotel Zara, 4*

Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest, 4.5*

Mercure Budapest City Center, 4*

Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, 4*

Novotel Danube Hotel, 4*

Hotel Central Basilica, 3*

Hotel Erzsebet City Center, 3*

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