This apartment was excellent for us - two couples. The apartment is as pictured and described. It is spacious, immaculate and well maintained, comfortable, attractively decorated and has an old world charm. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need.
The location is great. You can walk to all of the key sites within about 30 minutes, or public transit is nearby. The neighbourhood is diverse and interesting with lots of restaurants. There are at least two grocery stores within a few minutes walk and a really good café around the corner.
We felt safe in the area and the building. There is a lot of building restoration occurring throughout Budapest and this building is no exception. In spite of this and the proximity of restaurants and bars we found the apartment quiet.
All communication with Janos before and during our stay was prompt, helpful and clear so there were no unwelcome surprises. Upon arrival Janos provided lots of information to help us get oriented to Budapest. Janos, and Josef, genuinely care that you have a wonderful experience in Budapest. Janos also organizes private tours of the city and we would encourage you to speak to him about the possibilities.
We would certainly consider staying here again if we returned to Budapest.
Janos and Josef always give a great welcome. The apartment is spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean and has two bathrooms. It is in a great location very near the tube but also within walking distance to many of the central popular parts. There is a great wine bar in the corner. I’ve stayed in this apartment three times and love it and think it is excellent value for money.
In email conversation in advance the owner was kind and helpfull.
He knew that it was a group of 5 women who lived in the past in Hungary and had a reunion after several years in Budapest and came from 5 different places in Europe. The last arrived at 21:30 at Budapest and at 22:00 They arrived at the apartment.
Then the met the owner and he was from that moment very demanding and not customer friendly. They must be quite. He showed a long list of house rules, and he told what it cost per item when they made something dirty or broke something. He spoke to the ladies (1× 30 the other around 50 years young) on a way that they had the feeling to be at a boarding school.
Then he demand to pay the value of €300,00 In Hungarian Forint with his calculation and not in the official rate.
The ladies only had €200,00. He became sarcastic and asked if that was the of money that they want to spend in Budapest.
He told them that they were drunk and not decent. When they can not pay the €300,00 He should kick them out. 10 minutes after arrival they were back on the street in Budapest.
The apartment was beautiful but the owner had to many demands and the payment of €300,00 was never mentioned in any email.
A very big compliment for Holidaylettings. After I called them they did an investigation and the refund later the full payment back
What a delightful, comfortable apartment. Our hosts, Janos and Joszef could not have been more helpful. From organising our taxi transfers, meeting us personally on arrival, to turning up at 0400 hrs on a wet and windy morning to bid us a fond fairwell. The information they gave us, undoubtedly made our trip more enjoyable seeing and doing different things. They provided lots of good local information about transport around the city and a list of recommended restaurants which we sampled. They were indeed worth trying.
The apartment is large. We were a group of 4, 2 x couples. Each of our bedrooms were at separate ends of the apartment, ensuring privacy. It has been recently modernised, so everything is new and the property is maticulously maintained. High ceilings create a spacious, airy feeling. Comfortable, large sitting room. Lovely kitchen and dining area. En-suite has walk in shower with powerful shower. Bathroom has bath with shower hoses attached to taps. You have to hold it to shower. Bedroom without en-suite has small balcony. Unfortunately, I was only able to sit out there for 30 mins during my stay, but that is because there is so much to see and do in Budapest. Also, we were there in March and it was still cold. We were grateful to come back to the warm, cosy apartment after a full day of sightseeing.
There are plenty of eating places near the property within walking distance and a Spar across the road which stocks all you will require for your stay.
Do not be put off by the entrance to the property. There is an extensive programme of renovation going on around Budapest which will continue for years. This was my 3rd visit and each time there is more improvement. Like most, there is a locked gate to enter the building, then through a door to the courtyard and stairs. The exterior has not changed, yet, and is old and tired looking. But also full of character. I particularly liked the Jewish features - doors etc. We were on 3rd floor and as there is no lift, it was a bit arduous after a lot of walking out and about.
I would thoroughly recommend this apartment, the hosts, the area and Budapest itself.
The apartment is spacious, clean and meticulously maintained. Janos and Jozsef are wonderful hosts and very responsive. The location, close to the Opera House, Lizst Academy, Metro and Tram lines could not be better for us.
This is our fourth stay in this apartment and it is one of the reasons we love to visit Budapest. The building work that has been going on across the street looks to be just about finished and should no longer be an issue for anyone looking for a great place to stay.
I have stayed in this apartment three times now most recently in September 2017 for 10 days. It's in a great location - very near the Opera house and easy to get to lots of fabulous bars and restaurants nearby as well as the heart of the Pest side. You can easily walk to many of the sight seeing points including the river Danube but it is also within a few minutes walk of the tube if you don't feel like walking. There was some building work last year nearby but it did not disturb us and I understand it is nearly completed. Although in a very central location it is a quiet apartment.
The apartment is spacious, clean and well furnished with many lovely personal finishing touches. You will be greeted with a warm welcome from the owners who genuinely want you to have a great time in Budapest. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a walk-in shower. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage space. The kitchen is well equipped and the living room is large, relaxing and comfortable. I felt very comfortable in this apartment and safe. I highly recommend it.
We had a fabulous 4 days in Budapest - lots of sunny weather and great meeting up with friends in this lovely city. The apartment was absolutely perfect for two couples both in terms of facilities and (especially) location. It was very clean and comfortably furnished - and in a typical old style building- the rooms had high ceilings and doors.
We particularly valued Janos and Joszef's tips on what to do, where to go and where to eat. They we're enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. I hope we can return sometime - we still need to take in the spa experience! Thank you Janos and Joszef.