What an amazing place we found when we arrived at the XXL apartment at the end of April. Beti even had a taxi pick us up at the airport, no charge! It dropped us off on the corner of Hajos and O utcas on a warm spring night and Beti brought us up to a jaw-droppingly beautiful apartment. The courtyard is gracious and the rooms are huge and nicely decorated. There was more than enough room for my parents, my husband and me, and our two sons. My mother-in-law rented the Opera apartment on the same floor as the XXL so it was the ideal set-up for a big family trip. The highlight was the big balcony overlooking the State Opera House. What an atmosphere for drinks every late afternoon. The location is superb - the Opera metro station is a block away, there are super little grocery stores all around, and a great deli right outside the apartment building's doors. Our favorites were Muvesz, the cake house just up on Andrassy Utca, and right beside it the Alexandra Bookstore and Cafe. The cafe there is painted with the most remarkable murals, and if you are in the market for Zsolnay ceramics or any other Hungarian art the Paris Art Gallery is right there beside the cafe. Food is remarkably inexpensive, and all the restaurant recommendations made by Beti were spot on. The Gellert and Szechszeni baths were amazing but we liked the Lukacs bath best of all - just hop on a tram heading toward Margaret Island from Deak Ter and you will get to a bath that is half the price, filled with locals, and the most beautifully renovated of them all.
One hint - be sure to bring earplugs!!! The bedrooms in the XXL were loud because they are located over bars and restaurants, but the earplugs helped. So did staying up late enough that things all shut down, usually by 1:30 am.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Entre Amis offers unique, spacious, luxurious & stylish airconditioned apartments in Neo Classical buildings. All are in the fashionable and chic 6th district, the very heart of Budapest. Entre Amis Opera: 3 bedrooms,100m². Entre Amis Theatre: 1 bedroom plus sofabed, 70m². (Dalszinhaz utca) Entre Amis Boutique: 1 bedroom plus sofabed, jacuzzi and walk in shower,80m². Entre Amis Boulev'art: 3 bedrooms, 150m².Entre Amis XXL: 4 bedrooms, 180m². All located next to the Opera House and Andrassy ut, the apartments are within excellent reach of all the main attractions and public transport, great location! Qualified staff on site. We can provide airport transfer with our partner driver. ... more less