Budapest is a city my husband has wanted to visit for a long time and I am taking him there as a surprise for his 50th towards the end of August. We will have 4 days in the city.
I think I have decided on staying on the Buda side: we are both "outdoorsy", very active, and enjoy some night life, but also enjoy quiet time and beautiful views. He loves water (grew up on an estuary). We also do a good deal of cycling. As such, I thought we would hire bicycles to get around, which means traveling between the hotel and various sites on the Pest side will hopefully not be an issue, and can either walk or use a cab to go out at night. I suspect we'll use a day to cycle out to Szentendre along the Danube.
The 2 hotels I'm looking at are the Hilton in the Castle District, or Hotel L'arte. Any suggestions as to which has a better view of the river and city lights at night, or just generally is a better choice? I would welcome any other suggestions anyone may have.
Is my thinking sound regarding staying on the Buda side?
Any advise or suggestions much appreciated,