LUXURY REFURBISHED WESTEND APARTMENT NEAR THE BASILICA

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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LUXURY REFURBISHED WESTEND APARTMENT NEAR THE BASILICA

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom sleeps 4, beautifully appointed, in the heart of Budapest

The apartment is on the 2nd floor with access by lift, and located in Nador Street, in the prestigious, central area of District 5. 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 are several dozens of 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. 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 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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Myself (Bridgett Gill) and my partner (Brendan Wheatley) are in our late fifties and involved in the world of opera. We run Swansea City Opera, a mid scale opera company which tours all over the UK, and also Opera Box, well known for its smaller shows and outdoor performances of opera. Both are registered charities. 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!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

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, designed by Budapest's second most famous architect -Joseph Hild, 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. We explored the fascinating antique come flea market on the outskirts of Budapest, called Ecseri, where we found our original light fittings and door handles, and visited many auction houses to buy original pictures and furniture that we then restored. When we bought our apartment in 2007 the courtyard and grand, classically arched interior of the house were still in a rather dilapidated state, the courtyard is now completely restored and redecorated. It looks fantastic and I know I shouldn't, but I feel very proud!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Luxury refurbished Westend apartment near the Basilica
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
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Luxury refurbished Westend apartment near the Basilica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458249
+44 1874 690254
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
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Lovely long weekend

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Hi Bridgett
We just wanted to say thank you so much for such a lovely long weekend spend at your Budapest apartment. We really enjoy Budapest and found your apartment catered for all our needs. You have a truly lovely place and we felt very comfortable there and it was great having Attila on 'stand-by' for any problems. He truly is a gem. He explained loads on our journey from the airport - he is a lovely chap. I know that Pat and Mick have left a message on your mobile phone but just wanted to ensure that you were aware of how much we enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you once again
Kind regards
Carol, Stan, Pat & Mick
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Thank you Bridgett for sharing your apartment. This apartment is in an excellent location, there is a grocery right across the street & everything is within walking distance. We did use the metro one day to get to the szechenyi baths & the stop was also conveniently close. The shower was great & there are some really good restaurants near. Attila was wonderful & we enjoyed visiting with him. The only suggestion we have would be to have ear plugs if you are a light sleeper & not used to apartment living There were a few noisy nights that disrupted my husbands sleep. We do hope to return to the apartment in the future & would definitely recommend this apartment.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for recommending our apartment to others. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay but sorry that you had some disturbance at night. We do not normally have problems with noise in the apartment, the other residents are very considerate, however we were there recently and could see that the builders are working in the courtyard area. They begin very early so perhaps it was that that inconvenienced your husband. Whatever it was I hope it didn't affect you too badly and hope very much that you will think of us again if you return.
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Luxury refurbished Westend apartment near the Basilica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458249
+44 1874 690254
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Perfectly located

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Dear Bridgett, I would like to thank you again for the rent of your beautiful apartment in Budapest last week.We had a splendid time, the weather was fine and as the apartment is perfectly located, we were able to visit everything without taking the bus or the underground.
The rooms were very comfortable, we appreciated the luxurious furniture, the high ceilings, the fully equipped kitchen and the proximity of the food & wine shop across the street.
Also, Attila did a great job for our transfers from and to the airport.

Kind regards and thank you again for everything !
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Luxury refurbished Westend apartment near the Basilica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458249
+44 1874 690254
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Wonderful time in Budapest

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Bridgett
I just realised that I hadn’t responded expressing my thanks for not having to pack up and be out by mid-morning.
We’ve just arrived back in Australia and we had a wonderful time in Budapest. Your unit and its location were key to our great Budapest experience, along with having Attila to make our arrival and departure so simple.
Big thanks.
Regards
Trevor
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Luxury refurbished Westend apartment near the Basilica
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p458249
+44 1874 690254
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
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thank you for the rental of your lovely apartment

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Hi Bridgett – we just wanted to say thank you for the rental of your lovely apartment.
The location is brilliant and the restaurants which you recommended were all excellent –we were particularly impressed with Pomo D’oro and Cafe Kor. The Strudel house was also very good.
We were very fortunate with the weather – lovely sunshine every day and so we spent
a lot of time out and about exploring the city. We found all the local people to be very
friendly and welcoming and Attila was both helpful and informative.
The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped which helped to make our holiday a great success.
Thanks again from us all. Andrew
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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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Availability & Rates

Budapest Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High period
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£80
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£560
2 nights
 
 
Low period
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
£60
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
2 nights
 
 
Extra high period
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 3 2015
£90
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 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. Please book by email and include your telephone number. Arrival days are flexible.
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Amenities

Budapest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 67 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Security System
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1: en-suite - double bed with 'pillow-top' mattress. Bedroom 2: king size double bed with pocket sprung mattress and separate shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Books
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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 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.
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