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Beautiful Classic Westend apartment near the Basilica

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 67 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom sleeps 5, beautiful apartment in heart of Budapest

Nador ut 19, sleeps 5 apartment

The apartment is on the 2nd floor with access by lift, and located in Nador Street, in the prestigious, central area of District 5 very close to the Chain Bridge and the Basilica. It has a quiet courtyard location. It has been completely renovated, and is furnished and equipped to an excellent standard. The rooms have beautiful oak floors and magnificent, high ceilings with period lights. Original pictures and limited edition prints decorate the walls.

There is a supermarket directly opposite the front of the house and cash points within one minute walk. There are several dozen restaurants close by, from inexpensive all the way to first class international cuisine, In fact you are only two minutes away from some of the best and most popular restaurants in Budapest including the popular Borkonyha (Wine Kitchen) with a Michelin star. All forms of public transport -metro, tram and bus are also in the immediate area.The Danube and the beautiful Chain Bridge are a 2 minute walk, and Vaci Street and the new Fashion Street by The Kempinski Hotel are only 10 mins away-the great location of the apartment lets you visit all the top attractions in Budapest on foot. Our English and French speaking taxi driver can meet you at the airport or train station and take you to the apartment, so that you have no worries when you arrive in Hungary. Please be sure to also read all the lovely comments emailed to me from past guests by clicking on About the Owner below.

More Details

Owner
Bridgett Gill
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, italian, hungarian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Bridgett Gill

Myself (Bridgett Gill) and my partner (Brendan Wheatley) are in our sixties and involved in the world of opera. We run Swansea City Opera, a mid scale opera company which tours all over the UK, and a registered charity. The history, culture and love of music of the Hungarian people were a great influencing factor in our decision to buy a classical apartment in Budapest. We were looking for an investment for our retirement and had planned to visit three countries before making our choice, but after seeing the beauty of Budapest and finding the Hungarian people so friendly and welcoming, we decided to look no further. We hope you love the city us much as we do!

Bridgett Gill purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Bridgett Gill chose Lipótváros

Why we chose this location: Because we live in a very old cottage in Wales and love historic houses, we were looking for a building and apartment that had history and original features. We think we have found the perfect apartment and have completely renovated and restored it with a lot of love and thought. The rooms have beautiful oak floors and magnificent, high ceilings with period lights. Original pictures and limited edition prints decorate the walls. If you love architecture and history this apartment is a perfect choice.

What makes this apartment unique

As well as being in a beautiful building, the apartment is close to all forms of public transport, and central to all the tourist attractions and the Opera House. There is a supermarket directly opposite the house and In addition, because we love good food and wine, we chose a location with good restaurants and cafes close by! By the way I can heartily recommend Hungarian wine, not a lot of it is sold abroad as they keep most of it for themselves!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Bridgett

I just wanted to thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful apartment. All the arrangements with Attila were perfect and the flat could not be in a better location, more comfortable or better equipped. It is the perfect base for visiting Budapest.

Sadly we didn’t get to the baths so we have a perfect excuse for returning one day!

Thanks once again and best regards
Apr 2018
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Lipótváros, Hungary

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 67 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet, bath/shower and heated towel rail. Shower room with shower cabinet, toilet, sink and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom 1: en-suite - double bed with 'pillow-top' mattress. Bedroom 2: king size double bed with pocket sprung mattress and separate shower room. Goose down pillows in both.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment is fully centrally heated but has no air-conditioning, there are two floor standing electric fans. In the interests of all wishing to use the apartment, this accommodation is strictly no smoking and we are unable to accept pets. The apartment is also not suitable for children under 10 years old. Strictly no hen or stag parties. There are no special adaptations in the apartment but we have had one lady with limited mobility, who often used a wheelchair, staying at the apartment with a friend. She said she managed well but could not have managed on her own. There are 10 shallow steps up to the lift, but the steps have a hand rail and once out of the lift, the corridor around the courtyard is wide. The doors in the apartment (apart from the one into the en-suite bathroom) are also wide enough for a wheel chair.

Reviews

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Beautiful Classic Westend apartment near the Basilica
average rating of 4.642857 based on 121 reviews
5

Clean well appointed 2 BATHROOM modern kitchen apartment in EXCELLENT location!

  • 5 of 5

Location was five stars for sure. Blocks from the river, the market (dont miss this one, eat upstairs! very welcoming!) , the parliament, mass transit. There is also a grocery store across the street and two restaurants at the doorstep, and let us not forget the gelato place on the corner. Our favorite way to end the day was with gelato!! Our taxi driver was wonderful who willingly gave us a brief history of Budapest as he drove us across town, helped us with our bags, showed us how everything worked in the apt. and gave us a wonderful first impression of the city. The apt. was clean and was above our expectations. There were guidebooks to peruse and converters for us Americans who did not bring enough to charge the kids phones! The courtyard garden is very peaceful...and well taken care of. Owner very easy to correspond with and Atilla who Bridgett recommended for pick up from our arrival point was fantastic!! Would highly recommend his services. Beds very comfortable. Thank you for a great stay. Lovely city. We will be back to Budapest for sure, and most noteably to this apt. Thank you again for such a lovely clean modern apartment. The sep. bedrooms for parents and each teen was wonderful. Two full bathrooms made it easy to get out for the day. The washer machine was easy to use and worked great. The grocery has some very delicious pastry, coffee in a carton single serve, and yogurt smoothies. I even brought back coffee as souvenirs from grocery!

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to receive this review, Attila should start his own fan club so many people love him!
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is both in a great, centralized location near lots of good restaurants, a grocery, and major tourist sights AND quiet! Those two things generally are mutually exclusive, but not in this case. And Attila the driver is great help.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Facing onto the courtyard rather than the street means the apartment is very quiet, also cooler in summer, they were clever architects!
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4

A nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with the location of this rental unit. It had adequate space for all 4 of us. We were surprised that the windows opened to a hallway, where others were walking. Thus, we kept the windows closed, so the apartment seemed quite dark.

The taxi driver who assisted us was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. The apartment house is arranged on three floors each with it's own walk through balcony that is open and looks and onto the courtyard. As long as you are in the apartment there is no problem with opening the windows, it is a wide balcony. Being on the inside of the courtyard rather than facing onto the street, the apartment is cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
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5

Perfect Budapest Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to enjoy all Budapest has to offer. The location is ideal - two short blocks to the Danube and a few minutes walk from great food options. Walkable to the Historic Jewish Quarter and the Ruinpubs, the Opera House, the Basilica. The apartment is so wonderful you want to stay in some too.

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Urban Living ca. 1920

  • 2 of 5

Let's begin with something positive. The apartment location is perfect, between St. Stephen's Basilica and the Chain Bridge. Most sites in both Buda and Pest are easily walkable. For this reason alone we give a two-star rating to what otherwise would be a one-star property, explained as follows.

There are two major problems with this property: (1) the appointments are quite old and in need of thorough overhaul and (2) the owner is absentee (lives in England) with no one locally responsible for attending to visitors' problems.

The owner has an arrangement with a local taxi driver, Attila. He is pleasant and fluent in English, but he does not act as a caretaker or manager. He admits to no knowledge of the apartment's internal workings and doesn't even have his own key to the place! When problems come up -- and they do! -- you are left on your own.

Attila was suppposed to pick us up at the railway station but was late, due to miscommunication between him and the owner as to our arrival details, which we had provided to the owner far ahead of time. So we had a bumpy start.

About the apartment itself now. If you are interested in what urban life in the year 1920 was like, this is the place for you. The windows look out either to the adjascent building 10' feet away or to the walkway around an inner courtyard. Privacy is limited. Very little sunlight comes in. Together with the dark internal decor, this gives the whole place a dreary atmosphere.

The furnishings and appliances are antiquated and disfunctional. Bed sheets are too small for the beds so can't be tucked in properly. There are too few towels and what there are have the texture of sandpaper. The TV wouldn't turn on at all with the remote controls provided. Worst of all, the clothes washer didn't work. We had to do two weeks' worth of laundry by hand in the bathtub! And don't be fooled by the reference in the property description to a "tumble drier". There is no such thing there, only small heated drying racks.

As noted earlier, there is nobody to call upon when encountering problems as we did. So, overall this was a disappointing experience, especially when compared to other excellent Home Away properties we've used and to which we were happy to give five-star ratings.

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is upsetting to receive this review and I'm truly sorry the holiday maker did not enjoy his stay, however I feel I must explain a few things for the sake of fairness and clarity for anyone reading this. The apartment house was built in 1860 and was designed to keep the hot sun out in the summer and - being built around a central courtyard - to keep it warm in the winter. It is not a modern building and we have furnished it, as can be seen in the photos, in keeping with the classical period, with some antique furniture and some modern. The bathrooms and kitchen and all modern. We are private owners not a management company and Attila is not employed as a caretaker of manager, but we come to Budapest regularly to take care of the apartment. However he does all he can to help and he offered to come and help with the washing machine. The cleaner has since checked, and the machine is working fine. It also clearly states on the Homeaway site that there is no tumble dryer, there is a drying rack and there are heated towel rails. There is also no problem with the TV, should anyone have a problem with it please read the apartment instructions booklet which tells you how to find the TV channels and also how to play a DVD. Attila is a great chap, an honest and responsible person and really helpful, he apologised for being 10 mins late picking the guests up at the station, not because he was given the wrong information but because of traffic. We do our utmost to liaise with and help the guests coming into the apartment. We appreciate it is sometimes difficult and frustrating to work machines that one is not used to, and I hope the apartment instructions are clear, but I will review them and make sure they are.
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5

Perfect Prague Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment! The. location is ideal for getting around Prague by foot, tram or metro. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear that the stay was enjoyable, this guest also stayed in Prague and got confused, but she asked to say she meant Budapest!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Ferihegy
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Central Budapest
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M1 and M7
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the perfect location, near the Basilica in the prestigious District 5. All the top tourist attractions are within an easy 10 min walking distance, including the Opera House, Parliament, National Art Museum, Castle District and the funicular railway, the Famous Chain Bridge and the Vaci Utca shopping street. It is also close to a supermarket and a covered market where you can by excellent fresh produce. It is also, very importantly, only 2 mins walk from some very good bars and restaurants; the Hungarians have some really excellent wine and food! The nearest metro station is 5 mins walk away, and bus and tram stops are 2 mins away. The apartment is also close to the street which houses all the prime antique shops specialising in Biedermeier and Art Deco furniture. Budapest is regaining its former glory, there is street after street of fabulous architecture, many buildings are fully renovated and many still have their rather shabby-chique charm.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Lipótváros, Hungary

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Period
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$150
AU$1,053
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low period
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$115
AU$797
 
 
High Period
1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$150
AU$1,053
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$115
AU$806
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are in UK pounds and for 2 people. Extra people will be charged at £10 pppn. Discounts are available for stays of 8 nights or more, please contact the owner. No hidden charges, gas, electricity, cleaning all included in the price. 20% non-refundable deposit required when booking the remainder to be paid 15 days before your arrival. Please book by email and include your telephone number. Arrival days are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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