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Budapad Near the Opera

(28 Reviews)

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A unique and stylish "Sky Room" at The Budapad


Last updated: 05/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:0.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3)

Smart, stylish and comfortable, this 'Budapad' is a quiet and relaxing oasis in the heart of Budapest. From our location you can easily get to every major site and event in Budapest. However, the apartment is set back from the street so you can sleep deep at night as you make you way home exhausted from your adventures.

The Budapad is located in the beautiful District VI, home to the Opera House, Andrássy Blvd, Liszt Ferenc Square, Oktogon and is a stone’s throw from the very funky Jewish Quarter. Here you are surrounded by fine restaurants, cheap eateries, local and international cuisine, local markets, diverse shops, boutiques, alternative pubs and bars, popular theatres, bakeries, delis, supermarkets, flower shops, you name it.

The Budapad is ideally situated in a prime location, in a triangle between three major transportation lines, making it easy to get anywhere in the city very quickly.

Keywords: classy, stylish, central, museums, Oktogon, Jewish Quarter, alternative culture


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, hungarian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimumm age 25: families welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Den


  • 1) Double Bed with Memory-foam mattress; 2) Sofa converts to bed of one adult or two children: Very comfortable Innovation PUZZLE sofabed from Innoshop....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower


  • The newly renovated bath has a full stand-up shower, which in our experience is relatively rare in Budapest apartment rentals. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Newly renovated, Fully equipped American kitchen, Beautiful bathrooms with shower and bath, 1 Bedroom with Double bed, Living room with Sofabed, Linens and Towels, Free Internet access, Washing Machine, Third Floor, Fan. Nearby organic grocery, conventional supermarket and bakeries....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our Budapad is on the border between the upscale shopping/café/restaurant district and the funky Jewish quarter. You can see everything and live it up - but return to your safe and quiet side street....moreless


  • Dining:

    Ding area is part of the kitchen, in what Hungarians call an "American Kitchen". In North America we call it "open concept"....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality, comfortable linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable and well appointed living, with a number of antiques and Hungarian memorabilia. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new washer. No dryer, but we have several clothes hanging racks that work well....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    French coffee press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    new cooking utensils, pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We love to cook and have a good selection of utensils. We hate it when we are provided with substandard knifes that are so dull they can't even cut a tomato; therefore we have good knives!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly renovated, all new appliances....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    mid-sized refridgerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building


from 28 traveler reviews
Great location, full kitchen and all the conveniences of home. 11/21/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:

My wife and I enjoyed a week long stay at Rita and Ken’s Budapad in Hungary. Their apartment offers many unique opportunities to see the city as its location is near the opera, and within a 15 minute walk of the parliament building, St Stephen’s Basilica and the chain bridge which leads to Buda Castle, St Matthias Church and much more. They offer many great amenities including free wifi, a very comfortable bed, a full kitchen, and a bathtub fit for a king. There is also a laundry machine that you can use to clean your clothes! The guest book was brimming with the recommendations for the best tours, sites to see, tips for using the public transportation, restaurants to try and things to do in Budapest. It would take weeks to do everything listed in the book, but I wish we'd had the time to do it all! I would highly recommend anyone traveling to Budapest stay at this property!

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$381 $1,390

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $29.27
  • Taxes Not included


1) Damage Deposit: $285 CAD

We will send a PayPal invoice for a Damage Deposit one week beforehand. Assuming there is no damage it will be refunded within 24-48 hours.

We have chosen this route for the benefit of our clients and guests. Recently a client who had paid the damage deposit via the VRBO website at the time of booking discovered that the Euro had fallen in value against the Canadian dollar by the time the deposit was refunded one day after his stay due to the Greek economic crisis. We feel requesting the Damage Deposit closer to check in protects our clients better.

2) If staying for a month or more, we charge a bi-weekly cleaning fee of $40 (i.e. cleaning ever two weeks). This ensures that the apartment remains in good condition for both yourself and us. Our caretaker will arrange a time that is convenient for both of you. This bi-weekly cleaning fee does not automatically calculate through the VRBO booking: we will email you a revised quote upon booking. Thanks!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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17 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Liszt Ferenc International Airport
30 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Instant - one of Budapest's popular 'ruin pubs'
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
keleti train station

Car: Not Necessary

Music, Clubbing, Classical Music, Theatre, Dance, Turkish Baths.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Rita Bozi is a Canadian-born Hungarian, whose father fled Hungary during the 1956 Revolution. Her mother followed in 1964 and Rita was born in Winnipeg a year later. She has been a Hungarian citizen since 2011 and speaks Hungarian fluently. She is a Consultant/Facilitator in Calgary Alberta, a writer and a retired dancer and actor. Rita designed Kicsi Zichy. Ken Cameron was born on a farm in Ontario but developed a taste for international travel as a boy. He is a playwright, director and all-around man of the theatre who has contributed to making Calgary one of Canada's cultural hubs. Ken also uses his theatre and writing skills to help clients make better presentations in the business world. Ken struggles to wrap his tongue around the Hungarian language, but has definitely fallen in love with the city. About your Caretakers Éva is Rita’s fabulous Hungarian cousin who resides in Budapest with her jovial husband Karcsi and their English-speaking daughter Edina. They are lovely people who will come and help if something breaks down.

Why the Owner Chose Budapest, Terézváros, Hungary:
We chose to live in Budapest because it reminds us of what we think Berlin must have been fifteen years ago. The number of funky bars, clubs and art houses in the nearby Jewish Quarter makes for a vibrant nightlife; while the Hungarian's love of the arts ensures a hopping cultural scene. Vienna and Budapest used to be twin capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in many ways they are like two sisters. Vienna was the straight-laced one who married a banker; and Budapest was the wayward sister who lived her life a little too heartily. She may show a more lines on her face, but she is a heck of a lot more fun. We chose this particular flat for two reasons: because of its central location and its beautiful modern renovation. The recent renos ensure that everything is in top-notch working order and we can be assured that we and our guests need not worry. The exposed brick archway was the clincher. Exposed brick is a highly sought-after design element in North America, but is very difficult to find in Budapest. Our theory is that because all the buildings are old (unlike in North America) such things are not valued. This theory was born out when Rita's Hungarian Aunt first saw the apartment: she said 'its very beautiful ... but why didn't they finish this part of the wall?'

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This exclusive, bright and well-appointed apartment is housed in a building built between the late 1880’s and the early 1900’s. It is the perfect blend between historical and modern. Vintage objects from Hungary’s recent past make up the décor at the Budapad. As you come up the stairs you may hear strains of a piano sonata emanating from the flat adjacent to the stairwell. This is not a recording: it is our neighbour, world-class concert pianist Fellegi Ádám. We have developed an apartment guide that provides detailed descriptions of how the appliances in the apartment operate. It also contains several pages of recommendations for some our favourite neighbourhood haunts.

Contact us

Speaks: english, hungarian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A unique and stylish "Sky Room" at The Budapad

    A unique and stylish "Sky Room" at The Budapad

  • Hard to find exposed brick with Turkish wall-hanging & international art

    Hard to find exposed brick with Turkish wall-hanging & international art

  • Romantic & ambient

    Romantic & ambient

  • Very comfortable sofa-bed

    Very comfortable sofa-bed

  • Antiques and vintage memorabilia

    Antiques and vintage memorabilia

  • Efficient, fully-equiped American kitchen

    Efficient, fully-equiped American kitchen

  • Deep tub & powerful shower-head

    Deep tub & powerful shower-head

  • Secure street-level entrance with antique wood doors

    Secure street-level entrance with antique wood doors

  • Turn of the century elegance

    Turn of the century elegance

  • A unique and stylish Budapad

    A unique and stylish Budapad

  • Memory foam mattress + top notch linens = quiet sleep

    Memory foam mattress + top notch linens = quiet sleep

  • Elegance


  • Spacious and airy, easy to move around

    Spacious and airy, easy to move around

  • Excellent Feng Shui

    Excellent Feng Shui

  • Superior tiles and plumbing

    Superior tiles and plumbing

  • Welcoming entranceway

    Welcoming entranceway

  • Historical apartment with Modern convenience

    Historical apartment with Modern convenience

VRBO #378687

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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