About this listing
An authentic Budapest apartment on top floor of a 19th century building in the heart of the city.
Bright, spacious, renovated & richly furnished in elegant Bourgeois style that fits perfectly with the fin-du-siécle atmosphere of the city highlights.
The apartment is equipped with all facilities to guarantee you a care-free and comfortable stay: quadruple (!) glazing to block out city noise, air conditioning, broadband wi-fi, laser printer, satellite television, DVD/CD, dining area, espresso machine, fully equipped kitchen (kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, etc), HAIRDRYER, two bathrooms with tub and shower, two toilets, washing machine, ironing equipment.
Further amenities provided are:
Towels, bed sheets, linens and pillows etc; baby equipment (e.g. high chair, cot) is available upon request.
Although the apartment is non-smoking, its two balconies provide ample smoking opportunity with a grand view extending over the city bustle, towards the inner boulevard and towards the Erzsébet Bridge over the Danube river. The Astoria intersection where this exclusive Suite is located provides gym, bakery, ATMs, 24/7 supermarkets, restaurants and cafés at hand's reach, while the famous spas, the ruin pubs, the Danube promenade, and other top attractions are within a few minutes' walking distance.
ALL major lines of public transport (and airport shuttles) are at the doorstep or in the immediate vicinity. It is thus ideal for city trips, weekend visits, as well as for longer term stays or regular business visits. As the apartment can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests, it is a particularly convenient and economic option for groups of friends or for families, with total immersion in the authentic Budapest experience.
I will be happy to assure you a comfortable and exclusive stay, and help you with local knowledge and insider tips on the city to make the most of your trip!
You have the whole apartment for yourself.
Interaction with Guests
You'll have a direct line to reach me in case of any questions or problems, and I'll help you.
Please note that both the layout and spirit of this apartment is such that it is NOT suitable for stag/hen parties. If you are looking for a place for this occasion, your favourite search engine will help you find plenty of really cool, specialized locations! Otherwise:
You can be literally as loud as you like in the apartment as it is perfectly soundproofed towards other residences in the house. The ONLY exception to this is the kitchen, and the staircase area outside of the apartment - please respect the neighbouring residence by not being loud in these areas at nighttime.
Smoking only on the balconies please.
Please leave the apartment in reasonable, civilized condition. In case of abnormal, heavy soiling where I would need professional assistance for cleaning, I may insist that you contribute further to the cleaning costs. FYI, this has never happened before, and I trust that it never will.
It will help both our planning if you let me know in advance of:
- your planned arrival and leaving date/time;
- some basic information about your group, like whether there are any couples in the group, or if arrangements would be needed for children, or for elderly who may have difficulties with stairs, etc.
Check in/out: I do my best to keep check in/out as flexible as possible for your convenience. In case the apartment needs to be liberated in due time on the day of your departure, I may ask that you leave the apartment by 11h. If possible, we can arrange that you leave your luggage there and pick it up later at an agreed time. Similarly for checkin, in case it is not possible to be fully flexible due to previous arrangements, I would ask you to check-in no earlier than 14h.
Our stay at The Astoria Bourgeois Suite was very pleasant. Altough we arrived at the suite past midnight Matyas was there personally to welcome us and to show us around. We were also very happy that the place could be air-conditioned, since it seemed that our week was the hottest week in years (with temperatures above 40 degrees). Furthermore the suite is located right in the centre of Budapest. I must say, Matyas' description of the apartment suits the place very well. That means, including the line about "partying as loud as you want". We have been partying inside, which indeed hasn't led to any problems at all.
When we left, Matyas was happy with our cleanings and he ordered two taxi's for us to the airport.
In short, I would strongly recommend this place if you want to be in the centre, in a beautiful apartment, where you have the possibility to party if you want to. Thanks, Matyas.
Matyas was an amazing host! Me and 6 of my friends came for a 5 day break in Budapest and could not have asked for a better experience. The apartment was at the centre of everything, it was beautiful, comfortable and practical. We all had such an amazing time! Matyas was informative and helpful and provided suggestions of what to do and see and helped us order a cab at the end. Everything was clean and lovely and he was so nice! Perfect experience!
We had a wonderfulweek in Budapest - thanks to our host an the well organized and inviting flat.
Matyas´ wife was there to show us the appartment, the things in the kitchen und to tell us about the neighbourhood and cultural events - and we had quite fun doing all this in italian language.
If you ever plan to visit Budapest in a group round 4 to 7 people: take this suite!
We, my parents an my aunt can recommend this place.
This is a beautiful flat in a very convenient location. It's a 5-10 minute walk to the ruin pubs and restaurants in the Jewish Quarter. And there is a bus and metro stop right outside your front door.
Matyas' cousin Christian was our host for our stay and was phenomenal. He entertained all of our questions about restaurants and Hungarian pronunciations. In fact, both of our female guests admitted to having minor crushes on him. ;)
He stayed in contact throughout our stay, and arranged for an affordable airport taxi for me early in the morning on my last day.
My flatmates were able to stay an extra day, and they were very flexible with accommodating them.
They even provided a free bottle of excellent local wine and further bottles from the wine fridge were very affordable.
There are a few minor negatives to take into consideration:
1. Everything is air-conditioned except the kitchen and small bedroom off the kitchen. So that bedroom is tough to use in the summer. We were 6 total (2 couples + 2 singles). One of the singles stayed in the single loft above the main bedroom with one of the couples and the other (me) used the sofa bed in the living room. The sofa bed was not super comfortable, but I'm not too picky, so it was fine.
2. The stairs to the lofts are very narrow, so adults with big feet have to be careful navigating them. Kids could probably scamper up without issue.
We had Chris meeting us on our arrival. I'd say, this is the BEST accommodation we had throughout the two-weeks' travel! We went to different cities and changed among six hotels/apartments. And this is absolutely the best!
Great location. Right at the exit of metro. We didn't expect it is that convenient!
The spacious and well-decorated apartment looks as it is in the photos, even more beautiful. We will never have such amazing apartment in our city...
SUPER Considerate host who provided us with every basic, & always more than basics.
The whole apartment is warm and comfortable, we enjoy our stay very much! Excellent for everything. I'll recommend this to my friends who're going to Budapest in the future~!
Great location, right in the central heart of Budapest close to the best restaurants. Also, the metro stop is literally right beside the front door to the building and connects you to everything the city has to offer. The apartment was well appointed with everything you might need. Matyas was away during our visit, but his cousin Kristian provided a great intro to the city, was available for anything we needed, and was very accommodating to our needs. Also, awesome recommendation about the grand market for breakfast!
we didn't see Matyas in person and his cousin met us instead. and he was extremly friendly, helpful and was one of the best host we have ever meet. the house was perfect, amazing interior decoration and great location. we had a free bottle of wine and a mobile phone to contact with host for any information. and he often sent us massage to check if everything was alright. the house was well-equipped especially the kitchen, we got everything we need; there were two toliets and showers which were very convinient for a big group. the beds were so many and comfy. our trip in Budapest was perfect, highly recommond this apartment for anyone who would like to stay in Budapest.
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About the Host, Matyas
I will be happy to assure you a comfortable and exclusive stay, and glad to help you with local knowledge and insider tips on the city to make the most of your trip.