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Budavar Pension B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Szabo Ilonka u. 15/A, Budapest 1015, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #9 of 156 Budapest B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“A really comfortable, value-for-money b&b”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This b&b has everything to recommend it.
First, the location is excellent - easy walk from no. 16 bus stop, served by frequent buses, or picturesque short climb up from the nearest metro station. You can walk to the centre of Pest in 20-30 minutes. This part of Buda is both picturesque and quiet - wonderful views from some rooms of the Old Town above, beautifully lit up at night, stunning view of the Parliament from rooms on the other side and breakfast room - and absolutely no noise to keep you awake at night.
Second, Viktor was an excellent host - kind and helpful at all times.
Third, the room we had was simple but comfortable - the safe was an unexpected bonus - and like the rest of the interior spotlessly clean.
Fourth, breakfast provided an ample choice of good things to start the day.
This has to be one of the very best value-for-money b&b's in Budapest.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My husband & I (from Hong Kong) stayed 2 nites there just 2 weeks ago. A very convenience location to the romance fairy tales sightseeing spots: Fisherman's Bastion(just 2mins walk) and the famous Matthias Church, Buda Castle. We enjoyed the day + night view of Fisherman's Bastion very very much (attached wz a photo view from my pillow). The innkeeper Viktor is very friendly, helpful and attentive. He prepared a simple but nice with warm eggs continental breakfast for every guest every morning at the cosy restaurant. Though the pension is not big but clean & tidy. A cosy and value for money B&B highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It's very nice located place -3 minutes to Fisherman Bastion, 10 minutes to metro. From my room it was very nice view to Parlament and in the morning I could enjoy sunrise and in the evening watch beautiful lights of Budapest. I was here 4 nights, and I like it a lot.
Inside my room it's enough space.
Also it's safe box, soap in shower, good towels.
The breakfast is easy, but the eating room is small and nice. Victor, who works there, was so helpful and kind. He answered all my questions, gave me maps, and provided information.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Budavar Pension. Our room was simple but clean, comfortable and with free wifi. We really enjoyed our balcony with a great view of the Parliament accross the Danube. Good choices for breakfast. The owner, Viktor, was very helpful.

Budavar Pension is located on a hill in Buda just below the castle. It's in a nice and quiet location. Batthyány tér, with a tram and metro station as well as the Hop on Hop off boat, is within 10 minutes walking distance even if there are quite a few stairs to climb on the way back. The Pest side is just a short walk away, across the Chain Bridge, even though there is a steady climb back to the Pension.

There are some nice local restaurants. We enjoyed Atakám Budai Bisztró at Iskola u. 29 on the way to the Batthyány tér and Gong at Hunyadi János út 9 on the way to the Chain Bridge. The owner of Gong, Bakonyi Nándor, is very welcoming and a seven-time Hungarian boxing champion!

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony and great view of the Parliament!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We were wrapping up our travel in Hungary by spending the last 2 nights in Budapest and wanted to see as much as we could in the little time left and this was a perfect place to stay. Victor was very helpful and accomodating. We got in late and he met us just as we planned. He gave us information on "must see" sights, events, and even offered to call the airline for us when we had a slight problem locating our reservations on our mobile device. Since we had a 6 a.m. flight out of Budapest, he told us we can grab a cup of coffee and a small breakfast in the dining area.

We had 2 rooms, one superior room and one classic room. The larger room had a huge king size bed and a sofa that opened up for extra sleeping space. The other one had a queen sized bed. Both rooms had sitting areas. Each room had a nice balcony looking out toward the Danube river and seeing a bit of Pest side. All was very clean and eclectic decor. The room that serves breakfast had a balcony with 2 or 3 tables. Breakfast was typical Hungarian fare.

The location is the best feature I think of this Pension. Walk out and you're at the footsteps of the Buda Castle...great great place to wander about at night after all the tourist buses have gone home. Felt very safe and like having your own castle all to yourself after midnight. One lone violin player even graced us with his presence the one night playing Vivaldi...ahhh...it put the whole experience over the top!

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My stay for 4 nights was most enjoyable. Viktor is a kind and attentive host, who speaks good English and German. The room on the roadside is large, with a balcony, which is a great asset when the nights are warm. A bit old-fashioned and at times a bit noisy (cars) until about 23.00, but that didn't bother me. Simple but good breakfast, relaxed atmosphere, and literally steps away from the Matthiaschurch, and 10 min from the metro. This is excellent value for money!

Room Tip: You can ask for a room on the streetside with balcony, or on the Danube side with on the 2nd or 3rd...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Viktor provided my brother and I with fantastic hospitality! The place is spotless and very well situated in a quieter part of the city and very easily accessible via the subway. We ultimately chose the place based on the overwhelmingly good reviews and we were pleased to discover that the good reviews were well founded. Glad to add to Viktor's good reputation!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Budavar Pension B&B

Address: Szabo Ilonka u. 15/A, Budapest 1015, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Budavar Pension B&B 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Budavar Pension B&B resides in the heart of Budapest in the World Heritage Site historic Castle Hill District of the Buda side of the city. You stay several footsteps away from Fishermen´s Bastion and Matthias Church. You can reach the business and entertainment district of Pest in a few minutes. Rooms feature wonderful panoramic view and are equipped with air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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