Venue & location

The meeting will be held at Ensana Hotel Thermal on Margaret Island.

Margaret Island is a large park on a 2.5-km island surrounded by the Danube in the middle of Budapest. It is a perfect place for walking, jogging and other recreational activities. There is a 5.2-km jogging path around the island, with beautiful views of the city. The city center is easily accessible by public transportation or a longer walk. A cruise ship for a Dinner on the Danube will depart from one of the piers near our hotel.

Ensana Hotel Thermal is a recently renovated modern hotel with excellent conference and hotel amenities.

Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa is the official conference hotel recommended by the Organisers. You can book a room in the hotel’s online booking system. However the discounted conference rates are available only by clicking the official booking links below. VAT, city tax and the breakfast are included in the prices.

Official conference hotel

Ensana Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel (VENUE)
H-1007 Budapest, Margitsziget


Premium room for 1 person /night: 130 EUR

Premium room for 2 persons /night: 145 EUR

Ensana Thermal Hotel Margitsziget
H-1007 Budapest, Margitsziget


Panorama image of the Margitsziget

The spa hotel, opened in 1979, totally restored in 2001, is situated on the picturesque Margaret Island, in the middle of Budapest. The hotel is connected with Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget by an underground corridor, so the medical facilities are shared and services of both hotels are at guests’ disposal.

The hotels are surrounded by a peaceful and tranquil green park. Bicycles, horses, carts and electric buggies can be hired to get around.

Hungary and Budapest information

Hungary is a landlocked country of 93,030 km2 area in Central Europe, in the middle of the Carpathian Basin. It is bounded on the north by Slovakia; on the northeast by Ukraine; on the east by Romania; on the south by Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia; and on the west by Austria. Plains and gentle hills of the Pannonian Basin dominate its surface. Some inselbergs form 600-900 m high mountain ranges. Temperate grasslands, agricultural land, meadows and non-coniferous forests characterise the landscape. Two major rivers: the Danube and the Tisza flow across the country from north to south. Lake Balaton, the biggest lake in Central Europe is a favourite target of tourists because of its warm water and nice landscape.

During its more than 1000 years of existence Hungary has experienced every possible historical ups and downs. It was several times invaded by different empires, occupied neighbouring areas, suffered several subdivisions, won battles and campaigns, lost world wars, survived civil wars and fallen revolutions. Since 2004 Hungary has been a member of the European Union.

Hungary has a slowly diminishing population of 10 million. The capital: Budapest is the most densely populated area with its 1.7 million inhabitants. Major cities of over 100,000 inhabitants are Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs, Győr, Nyíregyháza, Kecskemét and Székesfehérvár.

The dominant Hungarian (Magyar) population arrived from the east, from the Ural region. Its Finno-Ugric language and its traditional folklore is different from those of the surrounding Slavic, German and Romanian populations. Today’s Hungary hosts ethnic minorities (altogether 10%) including Roma (Gipsies), Germans, Slovakians, Croatians, Serbs, Romanians etc. Nearly 3 millions Hungarians live outside Hungary as minorities, mostly in the immediate neighbourhood.

From the wide range of travel and tourism information sites on Hungary see e.g. the official Hungary tourism site or the site of the Lonely Planet.

Briefly on Budapest

var_alkony_kek_712_sm.jpgBudapest, the capital of Hungary, is an economic, financial and cultural centre with two million inhabitants. The city, known by many as the “Pearl of the Danube”, is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully located capitals in the world. Budapest has a history dating back over 2000 years: there are ruins from the times of the Roman Empire as well as from the Middle Ages.

Its main characteristics reflect the atmosphere of the end of the 19th century when the millennium of the Hungarian state was celebrated. It boasts a number of museums, theatres, concert halls, a lot of restaurants and other amenities.

Due to the favourable geological setting of Budapest, there are more than 100 thermal springs and wells producing more than 30,000 m3 of thermal water supply to 12 medicinal baths. In recent years the UNESCO put several parts of the city on the World Heritage list. For more information about Budapest, you may wish to visit some of the links below:

Official home page of Budapest:
Official touristical web-site of Budapest:
Wikipedia site:

Selected foreign web sites: