1 bedroom sleeps 2 cosy apartment in heart of Budapest
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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 2009
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. 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. In addition, because we love good food and wine, we chose a location with good restaurants 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! We took our time over renovating our apartment because we wanted to preserve the old Hungarian character whilst having all the advantages of modern living.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment was a former stables and we have preserved the vaulted brick ceiling which is a unique feature. Being on the ground floor the apartment could have been cold in the winter, so we have added underfloor hearing and have put 3 inch insulation on the walls, making it really cosy when it is chilly outside.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Pas pour les claustrophobes
'appartement très bien situé, contacts très prévenants, agréables, efficaces, serviables. Les inconvénients sont : pas de fenêtres ou presque, trop chaud pour dormir, chaudière dans l' habitation qui se met en route, la grande et lourde porte métallique qui claque à toute heure de la nuit, escalier dangereux pour aller dans la chambre à la déco très réussie mais basse de plafond.
Merci pour l'avis et je suis vraiment désolé que vous n'ayez pas bien dormi et que votre séjour n'ait pas été parfait. Juste pour aborder les points mentionnés pour les autres personnes réservant l'appartement. Il est possible de baisser le chauffage ce qui empêche la chaudière de s'allumer pendant la nuit, et la porte de sécurité ne claquera pas si elle est fermée. Il peut également être verrouillé de l'intérieur pour plus de sécurité. Les escaliers sont étroits et assez raides, mais ils sont montrés et décrits dans les informations sur l'appartement. Veuillez regarder toutes les photos car elles montrent les plafonds et les escaliers, c'était à l'origine une écurie avant sa conversion et c'est un appartement avec beaucoup de caractère.
Excellent weekend in Budapest
Excellent location, great small and cosy apartment and perfect management of the stay.
The location was absolutely perfect. We were close to everything. The apartment was cozy, quiet, clean, and comfortable. Bridgett was very helpful and nice. Next time I visit Budapest (hopefully soon!) I plan to stay here again.
This was the best place to stay. Everything was nearby and the space was nice, simple and clean.
Wonderful Budapest visit
This property is in an ideal location. Within walking distance of many highlights of Buda & Pest. It is unique in its design, compact, only accessible for the able bodied and comfortable. Bridgett was very responsive to messages and arranged transportation from train station and to airport for us. Thank you.
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.