In the past few years we have been asked many times to recommend a taxi driver, who doesn’t overcharge, a good restaurant, or a place to stay. A couple of our learners have commented: ‘When I was in Hungary together with my Hungarian girlfriend / wife everything seemed to be cheaper compared to when I was on my own.’ At this point we were ashamed for all those people who should have been ashamed for themselves and wished to show the real Hungary and Hungarian hospitality.
Now we’ve got someone we can wholeheartedly recommend: a friend of mine, Gábor Hadvári is now offering an apartment for tourists to stay in the 2nd district of Budapest.
I could mention many good things about Gábor and his wife as hosts, but probably the most important is that they are the kind of decent, sharing people who take care of their guests in that old-fashioned, nice Hungarian way, making sure their guests have everything they need for a memorable time.
The apartment is 65 square meters large, and great for 2 – 4 people to share. Gábor has put two packages together, and offers a 3+1 bonus night, or a one week stay. But there is a possibility to have the apartment for a longer period also, and if you are moving to Hungary and planning to find a long-term place to rent, this would be a cheaper option for the interim than a hotel. Gábor and his wife Ica were born and bred in Budapest so they will help you with a huge amount of insider’s knowledge on the city.
We think it’s great that as well as providing accommodation, Gábor has put a full package together, which includes transfers from/to the airport, a welcome drink, a lovely Hungarian dinner, a full day tour of Budapest, use of the pool, barbecue and garden, Wi-Fi, and lots of local info on where to go shopping, eat out, etc.
The short-stay package costs 54,000 HUF per person (at the time of writing this article around GBP 154, or USD 240, or EUR 180) and for this amount you get 3 nights plus an extra night free, plus all the above extras.
The one-week package costs 80,500 HUF per person (at the time of writing this is around GBP 229, or USD 355, or EUR 268) and for this amount you get one week stay plus all the above mentioned extras.
You can find more info and pictures on the Hadváris’ website: http://travel-tobudapest.webnode.hu
As a small, specialist business the most important things we have are happy customers, the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the years and our great reputation. So of course, it’s a big responsibility for us to recommend someone, but we know that the Hadváris’ are genuinely decent people, so we decided to work with them on this project as their UK contact people. If you are interested in staying in their apartment, or would like more details, please contact us and we are more than happy to tell you more.