We visited Budapest in early May and stayed at the B&B Bellevue. Judit was very thorough in our confirmation emails about room and transportation options even before we arrived. Like another used commented, we did opt to have the taxi fare added to our room just to relieve another worry (although it wasn't a problem to pick up Forents at the airport.) Andras, Judit's son, greeted us when we arrived and took very good care of us for the four days we stayed. We had our breakfasts out on the patio, overlooking the Danube and the Parliament. (A beautiful view!)
The B&B was a tall, skinny (but cozy) apartment. The kitchen is on the second floor, and there are only one or two rooms on each side of the staircase. This means that the plumbing might be a bit noisy in the morning, but you'll want to be up around 8:30am for breakfast anyways. The best rooms are on the Danube side. We switched to the family suite on the road side for the last night, and that was fine too.
The B&B is just below the castle district, so it's just a quick skip out the door and up the hill to some of the more popular places. The palace, church, and Fisherman's Bastion are all lit up in the evening, so it was really beautiful and so close to take a nice night stroll. The nearest subway is just a 10-minute down the hill. We got 3-day metro passes and became experts at the quirky old subway system right away.
With Andras' excellent recommendations, we enjoyed great local dishes and discovered awesome spots for a drink on both the Buda and Pest sides. (Don't miss the pancakes/crepes at the place across from the subway station!) English was no problem in Budapest--everywhere we went, people spoke some English and were very friendly and willing to help us.
We were lucky to find such a pleasant place to stay with such kind hosts. It's a small B&B with just a handful of rooms, so don't wait if you're interested or you'll lose you're spot at the breakfast table. :)
- Also Known As:
- Bed And Breakfast Bellevue Budapest
- b & b Bellevue Budapest Hotel
- b & b Bellevue Budapest Hotel Budapest