The best location in a charming apartment
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About Viviana Neira
I am not Hungarian but I am living here since 15 years, and I know the place may be better than many Hungarians :-).. I love travel, cooking,cycling, diving, reading. My husband and I are both huge travel addicts and we like to visit some amazing places and make some great friends along the way! We are exceptionally welcoming and friendly and easy to get to know We have travelled around the world, I understand some Italian and Portuguese and know just how nice it is to have a home away from home so I look forward to meeting you and making your stay in Budapest a great one! If you have any questions get in touch! ;-) . WELCOME!
Viviana Neira purchased this Apartment in 1991
What makes this Apartment unique
You have everything near metro, the most famous pedestrian street, supermarkets, buses that goes all night long.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice and quiet but in the heart of Budapest!
Nice apartment in a great location! Located in 4th floor interior of a historic Budapest building, with private entrance, convenient elevator (lift), and view of courtyard. (Entry requires a quick keycode to release the door's electromagnetic lock, which took some practice to get used to but was easy once we figured it out.) Most apartments in the building appear to be residential with one part of one floor serving as a boutique hotel. Nice and quiet but in the heart of Budapest! The apartment is clean & colorful. Washing machine and WiFi were convenient (we didn't need to use the dishwasher but good to know it was there). The bedroom requires walking upstairs, which could pose an issue for less mobile visitors and, as others have stated, there is a low ceiling up there. The pull-out sofas could sleep four more, albeit in very close quarters. Everything was just like in the photos. Viviana was a wonderful host with fast communication, clear instructions for getting to apartment, and she gave great advice for enjoying Budapest. The location is the best, in the heart of the Pest side of Budapest, one block from Vaci utca, the main tourist district. It's in walking distance to the Old Market, Rudas Baths and Danube waterfront, Jewish Quarter, the ruin pubs (the Sunday morning market at Szimpla is phenomenal!), and everywhere else in downtown Budapest. The location is also ideal for access to the bus and all metro lines, and was very easy to get to and from the airport for very little money. We couldn't have wanted a better location for our visit to Budapest and would come back to Viviana's apartment again in a heartbeat.
This apartment was a pleasure to stay in. The location was great, right in the center of the city. The subway is about 25 meters from the building, making it easy to access the train or the airport (Bus 100E to the Airport, going every 20 minutes). Its a historical place with well functioning facilities despite the age of the place. Our gratitude to our hosts for leaving us a complimentary bottle of wine, and taking care of everything within the apartment to make it warm and lived in. If we are in Budapest again, we will certainly ask to stay here again. Highly recommended.
-Yuriy & Irina (USA)
Apartment was convenient to metro, tram, train transportation as well as lots of good walking! Viviana was very responsive to any questions or concerns we had as well as providing lots of information on Budapest; the bed was very comfortable; kitchen was pretty adequate but could have provided sugar (we bought some and left it there) and cooking or olive oil (we just used our butter!!); we liked the loft bedroom but guests should be forewarned you can’t stand up fully near the bed—could be an issue for some people! All in all we enjoyed it, loved Széchenyi baths and long walks, and hope to return to Budapest and the apartment ..
À bientôt Viviana!
carol and Martin
I will start with the positive which is the easy access to the metro right out in front of the front door and easy access to every need, restaurants, groceries, pharmacy, liquor store etc. I was very hopeful about this VRBO because of Viviana’s quick responses to my messages prior to our visit, but unfortunately that’s when communication stopped. The next communication was asking when we were leaving. There was no information waiting for us at the VRBO. It would have been helpful to have been told the metro was not working on weekends or after 8:30PM, to turn on the hot water heater for the shower etc. The directions to her place were very unclear. I felt the place itself was misrepresented in the description on VRBO. For example, the “1 bedroom” was a loft, 12 steep steps up with a railing on only one side to an area with a 4 feet tall ceiling. I would not recommend it to senior citiezens like us. Also, the deck/patio mentioned on VRBO was an inner courtyard for the entire building 4 floors down and without furniture. Other issues: the shower started flooding the base with my first shower so that the drain had to be pulled out and large hunks of hair removed. The coffee machine was not working and the light in the living room was burned out with no replacement bulbs available leaving the living room unusable. It was a very disappointing experience.
I am very sorry to hear that you have a bad experience, that it could be solved so easy if you only texted me and asked me, as you could see: I sent you two videos about the apartment, how to go there, how function everything , I ask you, if you have any problem please, write to me, or text me, or send me a Whatsapp or Viber I sent you a message if you could enter the house and you didn't answer me, I guess that you were the type of clients that don't like to be disturbed, and I didn't write to you anymore until the day you were leaving,
I was waiting that you asked me about the check out as you didn't say a word, I had to ask you. Your answer was so short that I guess that you don't like to communicate with anybody.
The coffee machine is working, yesterday arrived an old guest and the first thing that she did was to make for her and her granddaughter a coffee, she said that he was waiting this moment since she got off the plain, it is easy, you have to turn on the machine like other coffee machines,
The same with the lights in the living room, you have to turn on, there is a key by the bubbles, the bubbles are working fine. I showed also in the video, how to turn on.
I have also sent to you two long documents about what to do in Budapest another document where everything was written just in case you can't see the video.
By us there are no surprises, everything is like in the photos, haven't you see that there are stairs?
I sent you another email where I asked you if you have arrived well and saying, again,if you have any problem please do contact me. I never had an answer. Of course, everybody is writing to us in order to thank the nice welcome package that we are leaving for them, you didn't say a word.
About the drain, we have a new shower the girl who is cleaning didn't know how to check it, now she knows and she will check it as she udes to do it.
I understand now some strange things that I couldn't explain to myself why you did it: for example, you forced the door of our deposit: if something is closed it means that it is not for you to open, were you looking for the bubbles? was not easy to text me? or why you broke our key code box, did you open with a hammer?You caused us a lot of problems. Why you have used 3 towels for taking off your makeup? We have to throw them away, are you doing this at home?
If I were you I wouldn't plan again such a long travel, it is obvious you were too tired to see some things that were very obvious
We loved the property, but didn’t have WiFi so very challenging to get into. Suggestions for the owner would be to put the apt. number next to the door and to specify that it’s located inside the Hotel Leo Panzio ... it’s hard for even taxi drivers to find.
Dear Craig and Susan,
I am very sorry but it seems that you have been a victim of an unscrupulous taxi driver.
The building is one of the very famous in Budapest and it is in most of the postcards. It is impossible for a Hungarian not to know it.
Our building has four floors, Leo Panzio occupied only a quarter of one floor. I have to explain so many times that we are not Leo Panzio and I don't know why everybody goes there to ask for there reservation, and the owners are not very happy with us ;-).
I sent you a video where I recorded all from the entrance of the building, the elevator, how to go to our door, how to open it, about the apartment, and I also sent a document where everything was written. You also have photos of the entrance. I very detailed explained to you also by written.
To tell you the truth, I don't understand your comment you were sending messages about how well you were feeling in the apartment about the fabulous location and my wonderful place. You have also left a so nice message in written that I am so proud of that I will put it in my site, without your surname of course :-)
About the taxi, unfortunately, I can't do anything, I am so angry with this situation, sometimes happens with me, although I do speak Hungarian but with foreigner accent... Thank God most of them are very nice taxi drivers and this situation happened to me not only in Hungary.
It was very nice to have you at home and
I hope that we can meet again in Budapest
The owner, Vivianna, met us upon our early arrival. She was very helpful from our initial contact with her until our departure. The apartment is very centrally located, easy walking to all the major tourist attractions. Metro is right outside the door as are the buses.
Kitchen was well stocked with basic necessities. Apartment was nice, cozy and quiet.
(Text automatically translated) To reach the apartment is as easy as taking the blue metro and get off at the station Tere Ferenciek that will leave at the door of the building. If driving from Vienna the road ends at the Elizabeth Bridge, cross the bridge and follow a couple of hundred meters there is Ferenciek Square where the floor.
If you like being close to everything, if you wish to know some unforgettable places, if you want to relax in the most famous hot springs throughout Europe. If you want to taste the best pastries in the world. Come to Budapest will not be disappointed!