We stayed in central apartment one, which was very spaceous with high ceilings and a view overlooking the Erzsébet boulevard. The owners made us feel exceptionally welcome from the moment we arrived at the airport (we had booked the airport transfer they offer).
In the apartment there was a microwave, oven, kettle, fridge and even a washing machine available if needed. TV with several international channels and a desktop PC and WIFI connection to use free of charge, which was very nice. The apartment was very clean and even had an air conditioner.
The location is very good if one wants to use Budapest's excellent public transport. Blaha Lujza Tér metro station is just 100 metres away and tram lines 4 and 6 go right in front of the building. There are a lot of little shops and larger supermarkets too nearby, as well as restaurants and kebab places etc. Though located in the downtown area, we felt quite safe walking around even at night.
The only downside that I can really think of is the fact that there is no elevator in the building. This didn't bother us but if someone has a physical disability that restricts their ability to use stairs, then this might be a problem. The boulevard also has quite heavy traffic pretty much throughout the night, so there's a bit of noise coming from the street. I used earplugs which worked just fine for me :-)
All in all we thought that Firstapartments is a highly recommendable alternative to staying in a hotel and quite excellent value for money!
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