Apartment in Budapest for rent for holidays, with 3 bedrooms in the city centre: Questions and Answers
Questions and answers about this
self-catering rental apartment for holidays in Budapest, for a maximum of 7 adults people (+ 1-2 small children).
Questions in general about this self catering Budapest apartment.
Questions about the location of this rental apartment for holidays in Budapest.
3. Questions about beds, bed sheets, towels etc of this apartment in Budapest for rent for vacations.
Questions related to the kitchen and eating etc in this rental apartment in Budapest for holidays.
Questions about booking, paying, keys, arrival and departure
1. Questions about this Budapest apartment in general
Are the photos correct and up to date
Is there a washing machine, drying
lines and clothes pegs ?
Is the water
heating for the shower and taps of instant type or does it heat up a
water tank first ?
It is of the instant on-demand type,
gas water heater. Shower/bath is good with lots of hot water.
Is normal use of gas, electricity and water included in
the price ?
Is a steam iron and
ironing board provided ?
Is there an electric hair drier ?
What heating is
Modern gas central heating with radiators in
Are the apartment design/installation and
facilities especially selected to avoid all risks for
No. There is no entry barrier to the
kitchen. (but the gas cooker and electric oven are high up; 100cm height to work surface, 115cm up to frying pan handle). And
some items are currently at a low height such as the the lounge TV (the TV won't fall off but if an infant hits it with something then the glass screen could be marked).
Parents should carry out an inspection at or soon after arrival.
Can we bring non-standard or unusual things that the
majority of tourists on a sightseeing holiday in Budapest would not
normally take on holiday, commercial, dirty, oily, or animals or
living things ! to the apartment ?
If you want to do or
bring something not 100% 'standard' for a tourist arriving by plane
with a suitcase please ask at the booking stage whether it is OK. No
Section 2. Questions about location of this apartment in Budapest.
Are there live music venues nearby
In this area there are various :- Pinceszinhaz
in the next street, IF Bistro (100m from the apartment), A38, and at the pubs/restaurants, Trafo Theatre
Opus Jazz Club
is less than 100
metres away. I can provide more details before you
Is there an elevator ?
a good neighbourhood for restaurants, cafes and bars
Definitely yes !
This is "the" area of Budapest with
the most restaurants and bars. The first half of Raday Utca (which
is only 80 metres from the apartment) is virtually all restaurants,
bars and cafes. Most with terraces outside.
If we wanted
to know more about the different restaurants/bars, which have live
music, which show sports events/games, and how to get to each one
could you tell us ?
Yes, no problem. (the Time Bar on the
corner (80 metres away) has a large screen and shows sports events).
And 2 streets away is a live music venue.
Are there places
nearby to eat at a good price ?
Yes, lots, a full variety
from cheap, medium price and expensive.
Is there a small
shop nearby ?
Yes, one in Raday Utca and another in
Is there a large supermarket nearby
Yes, (corner of Kinizsi street with Raday utca, open till approx 21.00 and till 19.00 on Sunday).
Does the apartment have internet ?
Yes. Wi-Fi internet, 5MB/s.
Are there bars/cafes nearby with free Wi-Fi access
Yes. The cafe/bar under the building, Friscocafe, has free wi-fi; it is open all of the day. Also, many of the bars/cafes/restaurants in Raday street have free Wi-Fi access,
80 metres to Raday Utca.
Is there a place nearby for
photocopies and faxes ?
Yes. General Copy in front of the market hall.
Can we walk to tourist attractions
Yes. Such as Gellert Baths (Gellert spa), National Museum of Hungary,
Applied Arts Museum, central market hall (Központi Vásárcsarnok), Liberation Bridge (Szabadság Híd), Gellert
Section 3. Questions about beds, linen
etc of this Budapest apartment.
There are beds for how many people ?
For maximum of 7 adults (+ 1-2 small children ) if have 1 single person per bed (including the sofa bed).
an infant bed, infant cot ?
Yes (and a 2nd infant bed can be
Are the bed mattresses of foam or of spring
All the bed mattresses are of spring
construction and the sofa bed mattress is of foam.
clean/washed bed linen, pillows and blankets/quilts
Are towels provided
Section 4. Questions related to the kitchen
and eating etc in this apartment in Budapest.
Is there a microwave oven
Does the kitchen have pots/pans
Yes, pots/pans/plates/cutlery set/wine
glasses/water glasses for >= 9 people.
Is there an
electric pop up toaster ?
Is there a large
teapot and mugs ?
Is there a coffee maker
Is the fridge freezer of the type
with separate external door to freezer compartment
Are there minor items such as oven
glove, tin opener, wine bottle opener, potato peeler, ice cream
scoop, salt/pepper/sugar pots, kitchen
Is there an oven ?
electric oven with fan, (Whirlpool). (and 4 gas hobs/burners).
Is there a dining table and chairs ?
Yes. For 9 people
Section 5. Questions about booking, paying,
keys, arrival and departure etc for this Budapest apartment for a holiday rental.
How would I go ahead
and book the apartment for a holiday rental ?
You send an enquiry by e-mail or phone. If you agree the price and want to book then I send you the reservation form, you complete it with information like arrival and departure dates,
telephone number etc and you send it back by e-mail.
A request for an advance payment will then normally be sent to you, such as by Paypal, to confirm the reservation. Or perhaps by bank transfer.
The amount of the advance payment depends on the data of your reservation and the dates of your stay at the apartment.
(the right is reserved to ask to see that you have travel tickets, so that it is clear that the trip is definite and is not just a possible trip).
payments are made at arrival at the apartment, in cash (after you have inspected the apartment). The
rental money needs to be in Euros or Hungarian Forints. So, to receive the keys you need to have paid the total of the rent money and also the 'during rental' deposit money.
damage deposit, for people flying in and out, is 150 Euros in
cash (or 100 Euros if provide a work e-mail address, not self-employed)(if you prefer to pay deposit in other currency please advise
in advance), against breakages etc which is repaid on the last day
of your stay after checking the apartment and returning the
For people not arriving by plane, or for student/young/large groups etc the
deposit may be higher, please ask.
If an advance payment
is needed then this can be done in various ways such as Paypal, bank transfer (UK bank account), Moneygram or perhaps by posting a
personal cheque (eg. for groups from UK, France). (for UK residents it may be possible that a cheque is used as a deposit but not cashed unless you cancel ; and you pay cash at arrival and cheque is cancelled or destroyed and returned by post)
What is the minimum
number of nights ?
There is no minimum. Depends on how
your dates fit in. If you send in an enquiry I'll let you
What liability do you accept ?
apartment becomes unavailable before arrival of a group due to a
reason such as a flood then I would pay back the advance payment and
have to cancel the booking(s), no liability would be accepted for
the cost of different accommodation. Never happened so far.
Liability. I am of course liable if I double book the apartment.
No double bookings so far and plan to keep it that way !.
When our group arrives at the apartment can we pay the
rent and the damage deposit with 2 personal cheques ?
The rental payment at arrival and the damage deposit on arrival day
need to be paid in cash.
Can a taxi stop at the entrance
door of the building ?
What is the best
method to get to/from Budapest airport ?
A taxi is an easy
way, approx. 5200 Forints fixed price to the zone (apartment is in Zone 2) , takes approx. 25 minutes.
(1 company has the contract for a few years). If need a bigger taxi then 1000 Forints extra. www.zonataxi.eu/en/ Telephone.
+(36 1) 365-5555
(taxi from the apartment "to" Budapest airport is approx. 4000 Forints, 16 Euros. Cheaper in return direction.)
Or use public transport to Kalvin Ter which is only 300
metres away (at Budapest airport take the 200E bus to the end of the blue
metro line, KOBÁNYA-KISPEST station, and then change to the metro to go to Kalvin Ter.
Buy your tickets at the one paper/magazine stand inside the airport.
Approx 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes to the apartment by public transport)
(640 Forints / person from Kalvin Ter to the airport, at the metro ticket office they sell you a combined ticket,
metro + bus). Be sure to use a ticket since there are many inspections on the airport route. When going to the airport, note that the
bus departs from the other side of the road from the metro station, in front of the entry to the shopping centre.
I will provide
a map for the short walk to the apartment from Kalvin Ter.
Is a late departure possible ?
Yes. If the
apartment is not booked for the coming night, or next arrivals are
in the evening of that same day or an arrival the following morning,
then you can probably depart from the apartment up until around
18:00/19:00 for free, or perhaps even later, please inform me when
Is it possible to arrange other check in/out
Yes. You can drop off your bags at the flat
before the flat has been cleaned. In the past a group has
arrived in the morning, done the keys etc, left their bags and then
the flat has been cleaned. They are then free to return
whenever suits them since they have the keys and have paid.
Is it possible to have 2 or 3 sets of keys
Yes, 2 or 3 sets, as you wish, is included.