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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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.
Great little place.
We didn't meet Brigitte, but Atilla met us at the airport with a sign and drove us to the apartment. He was very helpful. The apartment is very small, but has everything you would need. The stairs on the circular staircase are pretty treacherous so be warned. The location is fantastic for sight-seeing.
The BEST Location!
My wife and I enjoyed staying at this cozy apartment. This place is perfect for two people and we couldn’t ask for better location. It is located in center of Budapest. There are many restaurants, bars, markets and beautiful sightseeing within walking distance. The metro system was also within walking distance. Mr. Bridgett answered all the questions in timely manner and was very helpful in many ways. He also arranged a taxi driver to pick us up at the airport, who drove us to his place with very reasonable price.
2 weeks in Budapest
I saw some negate view's about the property and was dubious.
In the 2 weeks we stayed there we found the property to be fantastic. Centrally located.
Equipped with all that we needed.
And the owner actually went out of their way to make our honeymoon special.
We are looking forward to booking the apartment again.
Central yet quiet
Perfect base centrally located in the city near to the Basillica & chain bridge. Numerous restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. Highly recommended.
Thank you for the lovely review, and for recommending the apartment. It is in wonderful location.
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.