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A Classic Apartment With A Touch Of Class In The Budapest Castle District

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Castle District, Budapest, Hungary - Just Steps Away From Matthias Church, The Fisherman’s Bastion And Buda Castle

Our Two Bedroomed Apartment is on the first floor of a quiet Classic apartment building on Castle Hill (The Var) in Budapest. It is ideal for one or two couples - both bedrooms have double beds - and the rooms are spacious, light and airy. The apartment has beautiful parquet flooring throughout and is fully furnished to a high standard with the emphasis on comfortable beds and seating areas, and good quality cutlery, white Hungarian porcelain crockery and Bohemian crystal glasses for all that delicious Hungarian wine! The apartment has electric central heating and also has portable air cooling units and fans for the hot summer weather. Guests have free wireless internet access and multi-channel cable TV. There are good views of the Matthias Church and Buda Palace from the large windows, and the small balcony provides a charming place to have breakfast or an aperitive whilst watching life go on in the street below. Links to the excellent Budapest public transport system are less than a minute from the front door - and the Tourist Office is just across the street!

Ian Pennington
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Ian Pennington

I am a retired Chartered Surveyor and live in England with my wife, Judi.

Ian Pennington purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Ian Pennington chose Vár

Hungary is a beautiful country and we find Budapest to be a fascinating city.

What makes this apartment unique

The Castle District is busy during the daytime, mostly with people coming to visit this fascinating and historic area. However, in the early evening the tourists go home leaving the magic of the place to be enjoyed by the locals and those lucky enough to be staying there.

The cultural life of the city is vibrant with many theatres, music venues, museums, etc. Budapest also hosts many festivals including an annual Jazz Festival and famous September Wine festival in the Castle gardens.

There are many thermal baths in Budapest including the Art Deco Gellert Baths and the S.... Baths. The Hungarian Grand Prix and other sporting events are all held in the city.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vár in District I

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The Bathroom is well-lit and spacious, with bath tub, shower, large wash hand basin and WC. There is also a second separate WC close to the second bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double Bedrooms, both with comfortable beds, good quality linen, hypo-allergic pillows and towels. There are wardrobes, bedside tables and lights, and storage space in both bedrooms - and a small safe for valuables in the larger bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The larger bedroom is equipped with a ceiling fan. There is a floor standing fan and air cooling units provided in the apartment. Utility Room: A small Utility Room contains a washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. The property is fully cleaned before your stay and extra cleaning during your stay can be provided (on request) for an additional charge. Other: A charming, small enclosed Balcony, off the larger bedroom, has unparalleled views over the Matthias Church and busy Tarnok utca. A café table and two chairs makes this an ideal place for breakfast!


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A Classic Apartment With A Touch Of Class In The Budapest Castle District
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Brilliant location, lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great location, within the heart of Buda and within walking distance to Pest. The apartment had everything you would want. A great place.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect - traditional style, beautifully decorated, spacious, all mod cons, great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is just perfect - traditional style, beautifully decorated, spacious, all mod cons. Wonderful location - away from the heavy traffic you find on the Pest side; in a mainly pedestrian area.

Although the apartment was perfect, and communications with the owner and on the ground in Budapest were fine, I would hesitate to book anything through this website/service again as the 'Owners Direct' site controls the email communication throughout the transaction, and this method makes it difficult to get the information you need without the mobile 'app' they wish you to buy.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brandon Manitoba Canada

Perfect location on Castle Hill with incredible views in the heart of Buda's history.

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommend this spacious apartment is true to historic architecture and perfectly located. Everything you need situated on the second floor over the grocery store that is complete with coffee shop and wine store. Views are breath taking with shops, cafes and sights to keep you overwhelmed during your stay. Peter arranged for a car from the airport and provided excellent advice to kick start our vacation. The only place I want to stay in Budapest.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Budapest apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is simply beautiful! With tall ceilings, huge windows overlooking the city, and a view of the church, it couldn't be a more lovely place to stay when visiting Budapest.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Spacious and recently renovated made it very homely

  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect with a Great view of the Mathias cathedral and surrounding castle area.

Bus outside front door made travel to central Market quick and convenient.

Overall a lovely property in a Great area and location.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just wanted a peaceful getaway whilst still being paces from history and restaurants, the view of the river from the balcony with morning coffee was a bonus! Absolutely delightful place, with internal courtyard and classic stairs making you feel very privileged but still homely. We will be back for sure, beats a posh hotel hands down. Note the airport minibus service goes 24/7 to the Hilton 150m away.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Budapest International (Ferihegy)
Car: not necessary


Budapest Ferihegy Airport (Terminal 2) is approximately 12 miles away and a private transfer can be arranged. There is also a good public door-to-door minibus service from the airport.

Car hire is not necessary as Budapest has an excellent public transport system.


Lake Balaton, Hungary's "seaside" is approximately 1¼ hours drive away.

Further Details:

The apartment is close to many good restaurants (to suit all pockets), atmospheric cafés, cosy little bars and excellent pastry shops. The is a well stocked supermarket close by and an excellent local market, food shops and banks at the bottom of the hill in the Mammut Shopping Centre.

No smoking, please, in the apartment other than on the balcony. Well behaved pets are allowed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vár, Central Danube Region

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Standard price
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning upon departure £30

50% of total cost is required 60 days before the arrival date with the balance to be paid 30 days before arrival.
A Security Deposit of £150 to cover damage will be added and, after inspection, returned to you within 14 days of your departure.
Arrival and departure days are flexible. Check In after 3:00 PM and Check Out before 10:00 AM - other times by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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