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Spacious Luxury Apartment With Balcony In The Heart Of The City

Bedrooms 3
Space 122 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Location, location, location! Short walk to the Basilica, Parliament and the Chain Bridge. Great amenities close by, including a variety of restaurants, wine-bars, coffee shops, a French-style boulangerie and a handy supermarket just across the street. Ideal for a family or friends travelling together, the apartment is spacious, stylish and luxurious, but also comfortable and homely. The apartment block was built in 1876, and we have preserved all the classical features, such as the original folding window shutters, gorgeous internal doors/paneling and antique brass handles. There is beautiful parquet flooring throughout and high ceilings adding to the sense of space. Sympathetic to the classical charm of the apartment we strive to provide every modern convenience too. The bathrooms are designer luxury, with large walk-in showers and Philipe Starck taps. Even the loo seat is heated! The large open living, kitchen and dining area is great social space for friends or family to be together. The kitchen is modern and well-equipped and the dining table has space for 6 people. There is a large, comfortable sofa with a large-screen TV and DVD player. We provide a limited selection of DVDs for you to watch.

For the warm summer nights, there is air-conditioning in all the main rooms.

There are two balconies, the main one is to the front of the building where it's lovely to sit with your morning coffee or evening aperitif looking out over the surrounding city-scape. The other is a small, courtyard-oriented space off the main living area, designated as a smoking area. Note, the remainder of the apartment is strictly non-smoking.

Typical to Budapest, the impressive building has a large wooden front door opening on to an inner courtyard. The building was recently renovated, with pretty central gardens and a modern glass elevator.

The apartment is easily accessible for a wheelchair, despite being on a high floor.

We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so can arrange airport transfers and help with any advice on the locality. This is our family hideaway in what we think is a wonderful, fascinating, historic, beautiful city. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

More Details

Richard Rigby
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Richard Rigby

We are a small family living near Geneva in Switzerland.

I am originally from the UK, my wife is Irish and my young daughter sees her herself as Swiss-French. We believe that we are lucky to live in such a culturally diverse Europe, which is so accessible and infinitely interesting. We like to travel a lot, but Budapest is somewhere we wanted to return to time and time again.

Why Richard Rigby chose Lipótváros

My wife and I first came to Budapest in 2004 for a weekend break. We loved the city from the outset. It's fabulous architecture, thriving culture and beautiful vistas over the Danube left a lasting impression. We returned a few years later, now with our young daughter, to find a base in this wonderful city.

We were lucky to find such a beautiful classical apartment in our favorite location. It is the perfect family get-away and we try to return to it as much as possible, but the fact that we live abroad means it is vacant most of the year. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this apartment unique

Anyone who has found their dream property will recognise the feeling which you get when you first walk in. You instantly know, this is THE one.

The sense of space, the high ceilings, beautiful classical features which had been retained. All this in a fine, refurbished building in the simply the best location we could imagine.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 122 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Luxury ensuite shower room, Italian marble, designer taps
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , 2nd luxury shower room / wc, heated loo seat
  • The bathrooms include designer fittings. Both have 'rainfall' showers and heated loo seats / japanese style bidets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Spacious with door to balcony and ensuite bathroom / wc
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Spacious 2nd bedroom with lots of wardrobe space
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Smaller bedroom with sofa bed only
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries


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Spacious Luxury Apartment With Balcony In The Heart Of The City
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 38 reviews
Los Angeles

Gorgeous, modern flat - super central and perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful apartment in the most perfect location in Budapest. 5 mins walk to the Danube, 5-15 mins walk everywhere else, with plenty of shops and restaurants in immediate vicinity. A large taxi was arranged and provided for us from the airport - we were with 3 adults and 3 children (5,7&9). Anna met us at the flat and showed us all the amenities and how to use them. We felt very cozy and safe in this air conditioned and lux appointed place. There are three keys to enter the apartment - two which are high security keys. Now that we have stayed I can only guess that the reviewer who was burglarized forgot to lock the doors, as you must do so with a key from the inside. Otherwise I cannot see how someone could duplicate or pick all of the locks.

Richard was a very accommodating host - we had to book an additional night and then cancel the night after we arranged different flights. He was most amenable to the multiple changes.

Turns out I have a friend in the States who is from Budapest and she also has two investment flats that she purchased to rent out and one is in this exact same beautiful building. Clearly it’s the hottest spot!! Thanks for everything Richard and Anna!

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the location and cleanliness of the apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Everything worked out perfectly; the arrangements made by the owner were just as he said and everything was done promptly. The apartment was spacious and stark. Balcony was nice and fit 2 perfectly. The location was the best. The owner also provided a lot of good information about touring Budapest, although we were disappointed that one recommendation, the Alexander book store, was closed.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

If Only It Were Mine

  • 5 of 5

Communications Pre-Arrival: EXCELLENT!

Expectations Set: EXCELLENT!


Apartment: EXCELLENT!

Location: EXCELLENT!

Living There: EXCELLENT!

SAFETY AND SECURITY: without question... EXCELLENT! All you need to do is lock the doors and gate.


One Tip: This apartment is located in the heart of Budapest (and we live in the heart of a busy/popular city)... Air conditioning helps manage the life of the city outside the fabulous apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Yorkshire

The apartment was fantastic, all mod cons and we felt very secure at all times.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very central and on the doorstep of St Stephens Basilica and just a short walk from the parliament buildings and Buda castle (just a 5 minute walk to the Chain Bridge) Richard was very prompt with all his communications and very helpful which was much appreciated. He sent us some great recommendations which we made the most of. The neighbourhood where the apartment is situated is very nice and just a short walk to the Budapest eye. I had read the review about the burglary and Wasn’t overly concerned. I have travelled extensively to all parts of the world and felt very safe in this apartment. There is a communal door to the apartments which was always locked and the apartment had a security gate outside the front door. As long as people are switched on there should be no problems. I would like to thank Richard for his hospitality and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending his Apt to my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arkdale , USA

Advertised and more.

  • 5 of 5

Great communication. Excellent accommodations. Location optimal. We are happy

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were robbed while we were sleeping!!

  • 1 of 5

Someone (we believe two people) came into the apartment while we were sleeping the first night and stole a wallet, our camera, and a set of keys to the apartment. All of these items were located in the main living area.

We were under the impression when we went to sleep that night, that both sets of doors were locked (the main door and the outer-most barred door less than 6 inches away from the main door). We know they came in through the front door, but we are not sure how - no broken glass, no forced entry.

The owner of the apartment said that this has never happened before, but I feel obligated to share our experience. The property manager came, the police took a statement, and they changed the locks on the doors.

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the name suggests, we are located in the heart of the city. It's a fact of life, no matter how safe an area, that every city is prone to opportunist thieves, especially where there are lots of tourists. Like everybody else, we are not insulated from the problems of the wider world. Thankfully, incidents are rare. In fact, this was the only incident of this nature we have had to date, but we do always rely on our guests to take obvious precautions such as making sure that doors and windows are locked when going out or overnight. Immediately we were alerted, we responded swiftly and efficiently, changing the double security locks immediately. Our first priority was that the guests should feel secure at the apartment for the remainder of their stay. Anna, my property manager, kindly then spent most of the day with the guest at the police station, acting as interpreter. At all times we were sympathetic and helpful to the guests, even though we couldn't see how else it could have happened unless the guests had left the doors (double security doors) unlocked, while they slept. The keys are special security keys, designed to not copy easily and if a set is lost for any reason, it is our policy to change the locks immediately. I even returned all of their deposit, despite the fact that my insurance refused to pay for the lock change, citing no evidence of forced entry. I took the financial loss and put it down to experience. I even gave the guest a positive review. Now to read Elizabeth's review, I find it an unbelievable kick in the teeth, especially since at the time, the guests were very calm and cooperative. It's a shame that they chose not to take any responsibility, instead seeking to blame others. It's disappointing when our hospitality is abused, but I remain committed to sharing my apartment with guests, in the spirit in which my family and I came to this beautiful city several years ago. 99% of our guests are courteous, interesting people, who are a pleasure to host. I hope and trust that our hard-earned reputation for excellent hospitality remains untarnished. Let our 5 star review history, over several years, be testament to that.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Budapest international
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Upscale Italian wine bar, also a local bar / cafe
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Best Italian restaurant in Budapest, Pomo Doro
Car: not necessary

Perfect downtown location. Nador utca is a 3 minute walk to the Basilica and the beautiful Szabadsag Square, 5 min walk to Parliament Square, the Chain Bridge and the main shopping street. The Opera House and Andrassy are no more than a 15 minute walk. The area is blessed with fantastic choice of restaurants and bars. Here are a selection of my favourites, all within 5 mins walk of the apartment:

Up-market Italian - Pomo Doro

Up-market Italian - Da Mario

Fabulous Hungarian food and wine kitchen

Another great Hungarian - Cafe Kor -

A well-kept secret located a couple of doors down from the lovely Hold utca daily food market - Hungarian bistro

Nador utca itself has great local amenities. There is a well-stocked small supermarket, a bakery, a lovely French-style patisserie with coffee-shop, a couple of friendly neighborhood bars and an upmarket wine bar specializing in Italian wine. Lots of light eating options from sushi to sandwiches and salads. There is also a high-end fitness center and spa, a florist, and cute interior design shops.

For the more mundane necessities of life, there is underground parking available 1 block away, and several bank ATMs in any direction.

If you are hoping to antique hunt while in Budapest, you couldn't be better placed. The apartment is a 5 min walk to the Falk Miksa utca, where you'll find all sorts of interesting antiquarian shops to browse.

Seriously, there is no better location in the city to base your stay.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$264.67

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.