Yes, it is extremely well located in a gorgeous old apartment building close to subways, restaurants, bars, clubs, museums, opera house, shopping etc.
Yes, the rooms are spacious, quiet, attractively decorated and spotlessly clean, with very comfortable beds and powerful, spacious showers (we had an en suite room).
Yes, the breakfast is great, with various fresh pastries, bread, cereal, yoghurt, fruit and a deliciously cheesy cooked-to-order omelet with bacon, mushroom or whatever combination you fancy.
And then there's Albert!
Never before have we encountered such hospitality. He didn't just recommend restaurants, he got on the phone and made our reservations for us. It wasn't the 'list of favorites' you get in many places - we chatted at length around the kitchen table about what we were after and as a result had some amazing meals.
This is just one small example though - every day he was there with a smile on his face looking for ways to make our stay wonderful. I think his guests all have such a good time because he possesses an unusual combination of knowledge; He is Hungarian born and bred and knows Budapest like the back of his hand, but his extensive travels and years living in the UK and the US mean he truly understands where guests are coming from, and then makes an effort to help steer everyone towards the Budapest experience that will appeal to them.
At the end of our eight days we were really sad to say goodbye to Albert - apart from being the ultimate host, he is a genuinely warm (and funny) person, and we are so very grateful to him for making our stay in this beautiful city such a memorable one. 'Puszi' Albert :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kapital Inn is a boutique B&B located inside an elegant 19th century building in one of the finest neighborhoods in the heart of Budapest. The owner is a professionally trained Hungarian chef and former executive of an internationally renowned 5-star hotel. We own the entire top floor of this building and it includes a private 600 square foot roof-top terrace. ... more less