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“A "must" for visitors to Budapest.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Faust Wine Cellar

Faust Wine Cellar
Ranked #1 of 179 Shopping in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Be our guest in our authentic Faust Wine Cellar under the Dominican Cloister - the part of the UNESCO World Heritage! We are offering about 80 sorts of Hungarian wines and 30 sorts of "Pálinka". During the week we are organizing special wine and "Pálinka" tastings guided by our sommelier!
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“A "must" for visitors to Budapest.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

First visit in June 2012. (Selection below did not allow for tours before October 2012) Faust Wine Cellar is a quaint way for the novice to experience the wonderful wines of this beautiful country. Very knowledgeable staff. Returning later in 2013.

Visited October 2012
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

The Faust Wine cellar is a cellar in the rocks under the Hilton Hotel near the Matthias Church. Although it has no connection with the Hilton Hotel, access is through the hotel main entrance, turn left through their bar and then down a few flights of stairs into the cave. Follow the signs. Open 2pm till about 8pm. It is run by an enthusiatic friendly husband and wife team who really know their Hungarian wines. You can just buy by the glass or have a 6 or 9 wine tasting which the owner takes you through wine by wine. The wines are excellent and they
made very welcome and leanrt a lot about Hungarian wine naking. A re Budaoest highlight not to be missed. We hadnt book but you can book as it can get busy later in the day.

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“Great quality Hungarian wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

My hubby never heard of Hungarian wine before this. I planned this little surprise for his birthday while on our vacation.

First of all, the location is already exquisite. It's very cozy.

We opt for the short wine tasting menu. Loved the little details. The scones are really nice. We loved the wine on the list and had a good chat with Barbara and Gabor. My husband loved wine and really asked a lot of questions.

Do email before you go.

Visited September 2013
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“Great place great wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I went and loved everything about it, it was sn experiance to walk down the stairs to the old monk celluar. Ladies dont wear high heels for the steps are wood planks and along way to go down. They have a wine tasting menu which is great just make sure your on time. They explained everything about the wines around hungry. Really only thing to note the bathroom is in the hotel part a long walk to leave and come back in the middle if a teasting menu ! make sure you use the restroom before you so down.
But truly a great place highly recommend it!

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“Called in and they made us so welcome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had spotted this wine cellar on TripAdvisor while planning our visit to Budapest, but had not booked it. One day we found ourselves outside the Hilton Hotel in Buda and spotted the sign to Faust.

On impulse we walked down the steps and hoped to book on a tasting. Sadly, the tastings were booked for the rest of the day. However, the friendly and helpful female owner offered us the option of sitting in the cellar and having a glass of wine. We took her up on the offer and were able to see the tastings going on at the other tables.

We were able to choose wines from a large selection and the male owner even came over to talk to us about the wines we had chosen and his wife gave us some savoury scones to eat while we enjoyed the wine and the atmosphere. Fortunately, we had enough time to have a second glass.

While we missed out on the usual tasting, we were so impressed with the customer service we were given. It was so kind of them.

Visited September 2013
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