This apartment met and exceeded all our expectations. The two bedrooms were large with plenty of space to spread out and suitcases could be stored in the large adjacent walk-in closets. The high ceilings gave the apartment an airy feeling and it was pleasant to return home after a full day of touring.
Tamas – the property manager – was the consummate professional, our emails were responded to promptly, and our airport transfer went smoothly. It was a relief to see my name after 18 hrs of travelling and reporting a lost suitcase. Tamas met us at the apartment, gave us a tour along with three sets of keys and a binder which provided great information.
The apartment is fairly large and the two bedrooms are located at each end of the apartment. The kitchen was well equipped and the knives were sharp (dull knives is a pet peeve of mine). There were several grocery stores nearby – a Spar is located less than a 10 minute walk away. This may seem like an odd observation but there were plenty of plugs located throughout the apartment (necessary if four people were to remain “plugged-in during their travels) and an umbrella was available for our one rainy day – I had packed one but it was in the “lost” suitcase.
The location is ideal, right in the centre of most of the major sites. The House of Terror, Opera, Hero’s Square Cathedral… were all within a 15 minute walk. As an aside, it is worthwhile to take a tour of the Parliament but make sure that you pre-book a time to avoid the long waiting time.
During our five night stay, we exclusively used public transport which was very convenient. Tamas’ office is located nearby, just across the street from the Opera should you require any assistance.
Overall, our stay at the Jewel apartment was comfortable and it comes highly recommended. The only negative comment – one of the bedrooms overlooks the street which can be very noisy in the evenings. If you are a light sleeper, or unaccustomed to street noise, it may be difficult to get a good night’s rest. This is the only reason I did not give this apartment five stars.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||Families with young children|