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One bedroom apartment in Budapest

My husband and I are looking for a centrally located, one bedroom apartment, with wash machine, for 3 nights in September. I have been following the recent discussions about hotels and apartment locations. The recommended Paty's Place is not available for our dates. I have been searching on AirB&B, but was hoping someone would have a recommendation of a place they liked. This will be our third visit to Budapest but first time renting an apartment there. Thank you.

Ellen

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We recently stayed at Paty’s Place. That said did you inquire with Andy for other available Apartments? He also manages “The Pond” that is next door to Paty’s Place. Lovely as well. In addition, he manages other apartments in this area. Great manager to work with. budapestapartmentservice.com. We highly recommend this neighborhood. Walking distance to major sights & great restaurants. Hope this helps.

Edit To add: Friends (family of 5) stayed at Entre Amis Apartments near the Opera House. They do have a one bedroom. Not sure if they have a laundry facility. This might be another option.

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Last year I stayed for 5 nights at Seven Seasons Apartments in Budapest. For me it was a great compromise because I liked having the kitchen and washing machine in my room, but it's also a hotel, so there's still a front desk and maid service. I had a studio apartment, but they also have larger units. And you definitely can't beat the location. The outside of the building isn't much to look at, but the interior of the room was nice and clean and well furnished. I also took advantage of their free one way airport transfer (advertised on their website if you book direct) when I left Budapest and it was very convenient to not have to arrange a 4am pickup for myself.

http://www.7seasonsapartments.com/

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What are your dates? It might be me that has Paty's Place reserved in September. The Pond looked nice too. The manager has been very easy to work with and comes highly recommended.

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if you put together a list of a few places that look interesting to you, I might be able to tell you about the neighborhood. AirBnb is terrible at identifying exact locations but so far we've been pretty good at ferreting out exactly where they are from descriptions and photos. There is a lot good to choose from in Budapest.

If you are spending at least 3 nights then stay along Andrassy ut or one block below it to two blocks above it. Any where between its lower end and the Oktogon is good. There are some other good pockets too, but that area is a sure bet. For shorter stays I think a hotel on the River is better.

My favorite place is booked next week when I get there so I am staying in a hotel :-( the first night. But the best hotels are cheap by most standards in January, so I am going to live like a king for one night :-) !!!!!!

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We just finished five nights at Liszt Studio (booking.com) just a half block from Oktogon -- our third time there. Washing machine and drying rack. Attentive caretaker. Studio, not one-bedroom, but there's a couch for sitting and a well-all-out kitchen/eating area.

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Jay MN, that place is beautiful. I'm a bit old to climb to the 4th floor though. Still, it's beautiful. Do you remember the street name?

The Liszt looked cute too. Does it face the courtyard or the square?

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James E, the Liszt Studio faces on the courtyard, very quiet. Front door to the building faces on the square with its many restaurants.

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We stayed at this place in December for three nights. Great location and close to River and tram, bus and metro lines, and Ruin Bars Bus 5 takes you to Keleti station and Deli the other direction.

Going back in June and will likely stay there again.

New Central Vaci Apartments

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James, I sent the address to you via private message as I don’t believe AirBNB wants the full address released out of privacy.

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Jay MN

I know the street very well. I stay a half block off that street. The location is very good. Some excellent restaurants and my favorite Wine Bar close by. Truly near the opera and the beautiful Andrassy ut. In the other direction, just up my street, is Kiraly utca and beyond that the old Jewish Deportation Ghetto. Excellent location on a "typical" old Budapest street.

All the questions because I get asked a lot and want to have some ideas to tell people to check out.

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Laura B, that's why I asked which way the room faced cause the square can be noisy. One of my favorite restaurants, Mensa, is just on the opposite side of the square.

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Karen, since you stayed in District V once, you might want to try something different. Look up Andrassy ut. It will be a whole different exposure to the city, especially in the evening. The first few years I moved around a lot and was amazed by the differing atmospheres. On a 4th or 5th trip, Buda is worth a try.

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Wow! Thanks for all the recommendations. This will be our third visit to Budapest. First time we stayed in Buda and the second time near Market Hall. We were younger then and did not mind the all the walking and using the metro. Now, I want to be more centrally located.
Janis, thank for reminding me about The Pond.
Andrea, we will be in Budapest September 20-23. Maybe we will be neighbors.
James, thank you for commenting on locations. That information is very helpful.
Now I have to decide which apartment is best for us.

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Ellen -
We will be at Paty's Place from September 4-11. It would have been nice to meet you. I hope you enjoy your stay in Budapest. It will be our first time there.