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Apt Olive, City Hall: CRUISE SPECIALS

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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INQUIRE ABOUT PRE/POST CRUISE SPECIALS [please inquire about availability; because of the unique multiple configurations of our flats, we cannot make the calendar here work accurately] Apartment Olive is a small, cozy garden apartment, opening into the courtyard of a landmark building in the very center of Budapest. Ferenciek Square, where Olive sits, is the heart of Budapest, the geographic midpoint of the innermost of Budapest's concentric semi-circles and the oldest part of town. Olive's building is one of the city's oldest residential buildings (admittedly a bit tattered), directly across from the Budapest City Hall. The courtyard is tree-filled and green, unusual for Budapest, with shrubbery and wildflowers and trees growing wilily nilly. It's not a garden or a place to sit and...INQUIRE ABOUT PRE/POST CRUISE SPECIALS [please inquire about availability; because of the unique multiple configurations of our flats, we cannot make the calendar here work accurately] Apartment Olive is a small, cozy garden apartment, opening into the courtyard of a landmark building in the very center of Budapest. Ferenciek Square, where Olive sits, is the heart of Budapest, the geographic midpoint of the innermost of Budapest's concentric semi-circles and the oldest part of town. Olive's building is one of the city's oldest residential buildings (admittedly a bit tattered), directly across from the Budapest City Hall. The courtyard is tree-filled and green, unusual for Budapest, with shrubbery and wildflowers and trees growing wilily nilly. It's not a garden or a place to sit and sip a mint julep, but it is far more verdant than the typical Budapest courtyard ... and conveys a sense of calm and peacefulness as one views it through the blinds. Our favorite pastry shop is across the street from the Ferenciek side of the building; our favorite café is a block away from the City Hall (Varoshaz) side of the building. The Astoria and Ferenciek Metro stops are both just steps away. Vaci utca is one block from Ferenciek tere, the Danube within view of the square and about a 3 minute walk as well. At Vaci, you are midway between its two endpoints - Vorosmarty ter and Gerbeaud's historic cafe to the north 5 blocks; the Central Market Hall to the south a similar distance. The Great Synagogue is 2-3 blocks away, the Basilca about 6-8. You can catch a bus into Buda (or the Red Metro) just outside the door. The apartment itself, while small, is ideal for 1-3 people. We have renovated it to capture the feel of an upscale turn of the century Hungarian garden apartment, with vaulted ceilings and antiques and traditional artisanal pieces throughout. There's a queen sized bed in the bedroom, a custom shower in the tiled bath with a converted antique bentwood chamberpot stand as the sink, and heated tile on the floor. The bedroom has a (gated and curtained) double door opening to the courtyard, as well as a lovely small antique wardrobe for your clothes. The livingroom has a kitchenette with induction cooktop, fridge, microwave, and clothes washer; a bay window and window seat adjacent to the dining table, a queen convertible sofa (not a folding mattress but a comfortable solid queen), a large flatpanel TV, high speed WiFi internet, Nespresso coffee system, free international VOIP outbound calling (and an inbound US telephone number for low-cost incoming calls from the USA). NOTE: Olive is also viewable in a video (admittedly primitive...we're not professionals): ask us or search for 'Apartment Olive Budapest'.More
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John F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had booked Apartment Olive but there was construction in the apartment courtyard, so John recommended another of his apartments Andrei, where we stayed for six nights. The apartment was large and comfortable, well-supplied with everything we needed for a great stay in Budapest...including Nespresso...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank lennak2013
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Delightful 1 bedroom flat in the heart of Pest. Close to Vaci Utca and amenities. Very walkable area. Pull out sofa very comfortable. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and some snacks. A home away from home with a lovely CD collection, a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank bugladygzb
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

situated in a great spot and within walking distance to the sights had a 60's feel about the complex where the unit was... kind of cold war era ? it added to the charm and the experience the unit was small but comfy and had...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank ozziewest
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great stay in Budapest in this apartment. It is really cozy and the furnishing of the apartment is really thoughtful, there is basically anything you could possibly need. The apartment is really close to the centre, and right next to a metro...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Sinchen29791
Reviewed 13 July 2017

On arrival we found Apartment Olive to be a small comfortable well equipped apartment with good security. There was a welcoming small supply of provisions in the fridge which was greatly appreciated. You will even find a spa bag with towels for a relaxing day...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Gwenda S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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