This huge apartment is in a very central location near the bridge to the island where you can see an incredible light/fountain show for free at 9 pm. Anna was so helpful and even let the airport deliver my lost suitcase to her house, and then she brought it to me! The beds are described as doubles, but they are queen size. It was so roomy, that with 9 of us, we could have fit even more. The best thing is all the separate bedrooms, with a nice central room to congregate. It's a safe neighborhood and is in an incredible old building. We loved it!
I had the pleasure of staying at the Helen and Frank house for a short stay in May. The apartment is quite large. There were 5 adults in our party and we did not feel cramped. The apartment is located on the third floor of a beautiful old complex. It may be accessed from a central stair case or a small elevator. The stairwell was not well lit so I reccomend the elevator at night. The apartment had a fully equipped kitchen with an attached laundry room (with a dryer!!) a sitting area with dinning table, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Anna, our hostess, has taken great pains to preserve the life of her great aunt and uncle in the apartment they loved. She has wonderful memorabelia from their extrodinary lives displayed throughout the apartment and eagerly shares stories of their lives. The apartment, though nostalgic, is a bit dated, but this did add to its charm. I found the beds to be comfortable but my son and husband felt they were a bit hard. There is no air conditioning but the large windows do open and fresh air is very pleasant. There is some street noise but it is not intrusive.
The apartment is located very close to restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. It is also on the train line so getting around is very easy.
I would reccomend the Helen and Frank House. It is well located and comfortable and will definately add to your Budapest experience.
Excellent apartment for 9 lady friends staying together in the same apartment and enough space for everyone. If I´m back with another group I´ll make sure to come back to Helen and Franks Guesthouse. Anna is a lovely host.
The guesthouse is very well located, next door to our good friend, central, close to all transportation and shops among other things.
Thanks very much on behalf of my group.
Now this is something you don't find everyday. When you enter this apartment in an historical building a few blocks away from the parliament you feel like time has stopped. The house is packed of souvenirs, trophies and trinkets from the trips of the old owners. There is a room with walls covered with old maps and bronze statues scattered all around the place. Naturally you'll find everything you need in the kitchen and the host is always available (she stayed an hour with us in order to suggest bars and restaurants). In a phrase, it's your perfect Base for exploring the city, especially if you are a group of friends. Ps: great value for money too. We definitely would go again!