Have been in Budapest for two days now and have two more to go before heading to Vienna by train.
Budapest is pretty in places, but for the most part my husband and I are not in love with it. We've seen some of the major attractions (Synagogue, a bath, Basilica still left) and feel a bit indifferent towards the city. I know people like different things, but I was expecting to enjoy it more since friends, colleagues etc. loved it. Maybe it's the time of year? Maybe it's just not for us - you may not love everywhere you go. Maybe it will grow on us over the next few days?! I am enjoying our hotel (The Gerloczy) and strolling around is nice. But the city as a whole isn't blowing me away. That's fine too, it's my experience and I'm still going to explore and seek out things I may or may not enjoy. I'm ok with not loving it yet, but am surprised I don't. Hope that makes sense!
Just my thoughts as I sit in the hotel drinking some local sparkling wine (which I happen to like)!