This was a lovely, well equipped place to stay. It is just a five minute walk to the Szell Kalman Ter where you can catch any form of public transportation that you need. Also it is walking distance to the Mammut Mall. Convenience is at the top of the list because of its location. It was nice that there was only one flight of stairs to the apartment (but there is also an elevator when you have luggage). During the evening it was a quiet place where we slept peacefully.
Look it. The apartment is very nice and very well located and for a holiday rental well worth a look in. There was very little it didn't have in way of amenities for the traveller. It was clean and well arranged. I had two issues however so I give it a 3/5 to alert the next user.
I arrived on a Saturday and on Monday was out of the apartment for business. When I returned on the Monday afternoon it was like someone was in my apartment with a pneumatic hammer. Construction was going on either in the apartment next door or in the hotel next door. It was hard to know but the noise was not tolerable. I had to leave. Fortunately the work ended around 4 or 4:30. I had hoped it was a once off occurrence as it hadn't been mentioned to me at any time since I booked. I emailed the owner on Monday to find out what was going on and to be fair she got back to me right away, and asked me to contact her manager and to see about moving me to a different apartment. The phone service was not connecting with the manager however so that was not possible.
Around 8AM on Tuesday I could hear construction beginning again and so left again and was home again to more construction but not as loud. I had to decide then to stay or go and as I was leaving on Friday and wasn't there for most of the day I decided to stay and leave before 8:00 and not go home until after 5:00. Not ideal but easier than moving for 2 days.
My other issue was that the internet service in the apartment stopped on 1 June. This was also very inconvenient as I was working all week. When I did next speak to the manager on the Friday when I left she told me that the apartment was not going to be rented out for a few months as it was undergoing renovation. I mentioned the internet stopping but got no explanation. I could only conclude that the internet service was allowed lapse so it didn't have to be paid for. Again it would have been polite at the least to let me know this.
Look, it is a nice apartment but be sure to ask if the hotel construction or neighbours construction is finished before renting,especially as it is advertised as child friendly. Anyone with a child would have been driven spare during the week I was there. Also it is a good idea to ask any rental in Budapest if there is construction going on nearby as there is a lot of construction in Budapest from what i can see so do ask your host/landlord.
So in the end I would not recommend unless there was an assurance that there was no construction. If there is no construction then by all means.
We enjoyed staying here, mostly because of the location. It seemed that everything we planned was a 15 minute walk from this apartment. And it is 5 min to get to the nearest train, so going further is easy and convenient. There are lots of places to eat/grocery stores/shopping nearby. It was also nice to have enough space to relax. To me, that is a lot better then being in a hotel. We were there over Christmas break when things were closed, so spent a couple of days playing games that we brought. Never felt crowded. The kitchen was good, well stocked. We only cooked a meal there once, but it was nice to have everything we needed. We did not have a car, and you do not need it for this location. We always felt safe there.
The only negative, is that it wasn't as clean as I was hoping. We found used ear plugs, a pacifier, qtips, hairbands, a sock, when we moved the couch or looked under the bed. The extra blankets didn't smell fresh and clean either, although all of the bedding on the beds was good. We were cold though, so ended up using every blanket in the apartment.
There is a very well put together book of information in the apartment. Read it the first day you get there!
Three of us spent 6 nights in Budapest in this fantastic apartment, really well appointed even down to umbrella, condiments and essentials. Couldn't have asked for more, lots of bars, restaurants near opera house and waking distance to Danube.
I stayed a week in the apartment and everything was as described. The flat is gorgeous, loved the mix of classic and new furniture with a well equipped kitchen. It is near to a transport hub and you will find everything at your doorstep what you would ever need during a vacation. I would stay there again.