Authentic location, industrial art-deco apt = super cool experience.
Our family of four, with two young children, stayed in this lovely apartment in Budapest. On the whole, this was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
The industrial art-deco design of the apartment was wonderful - everything was simple yet functional. The kids loved the open space in the living room with the sun shining in the window. And as parents, we felt comfortable knowing that they wouldn't knock anything over since it wasn't elaborately decorated. There was space to be together.
As far as location goes, being on the Pest side of Budapest, we found ourselves within walking distance to everything from cafe's, restaurants, a university across the street, shopping or any of the public transportation. Just beneath us were a few cafes we visited daily for coffee or the latest cabbage / pork soup. On the not so great side, one of the cafe's is a bar at night and blasts music well into the morning hours. We had, luckily, a white noise app on our iphone which we hooked into the awesome sound system in the apt and it drowned out the sound of the bar below us. This is definitely something you should prepare for, unless you are going to be in the bar, on weekends you will want white noise or ear plugs. During the week it was quiet at night and had no problem sleeping.
Another thing to be careful for is the water goes from cool to scalding hot in no time. One should take their time before hopping in - making sure the temperature is just right and won't be changing. And if someone flushes the toilet, you might want to step out of the water for a second until the temperature levels off again.
With those minor inconveniences, we found the experience of staying in this apartment so much nicer than staying in a hotel. From the iron security gate that looks like its straight out of WWII, to the wide internal staircase and the balcony looking out over the street, it was truly a taste of authentic Hungary. We loved, loved, loved the outside window shades as well that once closed, totally blocked all daylight from the apartment. Everything was just too cool.
The apartment owners and Manager were all very kind from start to finish. Thank you for sharing your apartment with us.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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