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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are within a block of each other.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals) Supervision: Orthodox Rabbinate
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes. Supervision: Rabbi Oberlander - Chabad
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael
-Kosher Butcher Shop on Dob u, behind the Kazincy shul courtyard. delicious smoked salami and turkey
-Kosher Market as well on Dohany u 36 - standard israeli and even american brands. Also sells locally baked goods with Rabbi Oberlanders hashgacha. Fresh daily.
- Fröhlich Cukrászda (cakes, coffee, pastries) Dob u 22

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 6:30 and mincha maariv around shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander.
-Other Chabad shul is geared towards Israeli tourists
-Chevra shas during the week and in the main shul across the courtyard on shabbos. You can check with Rabbi Oberlander about his minyanim

Things to Do:
Pest side of city Chain Bridge:
-Parliament
-Terror museum
- Vaci U shopping area (watch out for pickpockets and scam artist),
-Andrassy U High end shops
-Embassies
-State Opera House
-Heroes square at the end of Andrassy u.
-National Museum
-Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Buda side of city:
-Tram ride up Castle Hill
-Fishermans Bastion
-Danube river cruise
-Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube

Hotels: (Doesnt pay to use any points at any of the hotel chains)
-Gellert nice but overpriced
-Four Seasons nice but overpriced
-Kempinski (Usually very cheap $100 a night)

Getting Around:
-Its a beautiful city to walk around.
-They had uber until recently. Uber suspended operations in Budapest in July 2016.
-Cabs can and will rip you off...especially those parked outside hotels.
-Airport to city should be flat fee make sure you dont get scammed.
- http://www.minibud.hu/en Airport Transfer from city center, hop on hop off sightseeing tour with English and Hebrew audio
- BKK Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1650 ($5.60), they also have multi-day options
- BKK Budapest 24-hour group travelcard (for 1-5 passengers traveling together) HUF 3300
- Bus 200E from the airport to Metro gets you into the city in 1 hour

Notes:
Avoid Euronet ATMs at tourist sites. Use bank ATMs. Always decline the "exchange guarantee" the ATM operator is offering you, choose local currency, your own bank will have a better exchange rate than what the ATM is offering you. The ATM "exchange guarantee" is a scam and hidden fee that should be avoided.
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Budapest Master Thread
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:26:31 AM »
I have an overnight stay in Budapest Arriving Oct 10 9:30am and leaving the next morning to JFK as a stop over with AA miles.

Can i get a *wood hotel which will serve a kosher breakfest?

Also what do we do during the day, I'm traveling with my 2 teen age sons

Thanks
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Re: What to do in Budapest? and which hotel?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 12:12:55 PM »
I have an overnight stay in Budapest Arriving Oct 10 9:30am and leaving the next morning to JFK as a stop over with AA miles.

Can i get a *wood hotel which will serve a kosher breakfest?

Also what do we do during the day, I'm traveling with my 2 teen age sons

Thanks
I dont think there is a *wood or any hotel that will serve you kosher breakfest.
as far as Kosher food there are three restaurants located around the Kazinczy Shul, (the old orthodox shul that is still operating and has daily minyan) one is milchig with very expencive prices the food is nothing special, the second is fleishig named hanna good food and good prices the third is carmel expensive but great food!
       
As far as what do for the day, Budapest is a old Beautiful city to tour, if you want to take the boys to kivrei Tzadikim the prices for a driver for a day are around $300,
if interested PM me ill give you some contacts





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Re: What to do in Budapest? and which hotel?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 01:23:20 PM »
which kivrei Tzadikim are there in budapest?

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Re: What to do in Budapest? and which hotel?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 01:50:44 PM »
which kivrei Tzadikim are there in budapest?
the kivrei Tzadikim are about a 3 hour drive from budapest there are many Chasidisha rabbis,(if thats your thing) just to name a few Eihal, Kalev, liska, kerastier,

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Re: What to do in Budapest? and which hotel?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 08:45:04 AM »
There's a bakery diagonally across from the Kazincy shul. (This might be the milchig restaurant you're referring to.)

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 06:31:18 PM »
Planning a day trip there for tomorrow iy"h, is there anything i should know specifically while im there, any specific attractions to go to first etc... are there many things in walking distance?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 07:42:29 PM »
I would say (if you don't waste time looking for kosher places to eat), you have maybe 3 places to go to, and around those places, you can walk around.

Mostly in Buda, and a bit in Pest.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 11:36:22 PM »
(if you don't waste time looking for kosher places to eat),

Carmel food is pretty good,

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 12:05:08 AM »
Planning a day trip there for tomorrow iy"h, is there anything i should know specifically while im there, any specific attractions to go to first etc... are there many things in walking distance?
Enjoy! Im sure you read my TR so I won't bother repeating myself here. It's a very beautiful and unlike prague it's a very relaxing city to walk around (the old city that is.) Wish I was in europe now. You going to another cities?

Btw the shliach who's office is right behind the front desk on the left is really helpful and nice.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 02:41:46 AM »
I would say (if you don't waste time looking for kosher places to eat), you have maybe 3 places to go to, and around those places, you can walk around.

Mostly in Buda, and a bit in Pest.
thanx.

though im not really sure where buda and pest splits and which part of town is what (across the bridge?) - since im not there yet...

Enjoy! Im sure you read my TR so I won't bother repeating myself here. It's a very beautiful and unlike prague it's a very relaxing city to walk around (the old city that is.) Wish I was in europe now. You going to another cities?

Btw the shliach who's office is right behind the front desk on the left is really helpful and nice.
ya i did read it and im looking forward to it.., leaving in one hour iy"h..
i will definitely ask the shliach or receptionist .

im not going to any other cities now, im limited on time but in the coming weeks ill be planning more. for now just budapest (and vienna i was on thursday night) - oh this is all coming from bratislava btw.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 03:02:56 PM »
I am treating a sibling of mine to a trip in the summer from Israel and I was thinking of Budapest because of the low fares and cheap hotels. I've never been there myself. Should I stick to something else? Venice? Lake Como? Or is Budapest a nice enough city that we will enjoy? They don't get to travel very often.

We're going for just 3 days/2nights.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 04:44:54 PM »
I am treating a sibling of mine to a trip in the summer from Israel and I was thinking of Budapest because of the low fares and cheap hotels. I've never been there myself. Should I stick to something else? Venice? Lake Como? Or is Budapest a nice enough city that we will enjoy? They don't get to travel very often.

We're going for just 3 days/2nights.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 04:52:29 PM »
Cannot compare Budapest and Venice. Venice is so much more memorable it's not even close.

Ok, ignoring the Venice part. Would you suggest I splurge for somewhere else? Or is Budapest a nice place in itself ?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 04:55:11 PM »
Ok, ignoring the Venice part. Would you suggest I splurge for somewhere else? Or is Budapest a nice place in itself ?


I imagine you read my TR before. I did a day trip there was very beautiful and nice and serene, but as it's own vacation idk. It's only 2 hours from Vienna so that can make it a full rip if you ad it. Personally I may base myself in Vienna and do a day trip to Budapest.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 05:03:52 PM »
I'd love to go to Vienna. The issue is time. And the tickets to BUD are cheap. But on the other hand I may rather just save my money for when Vienna or somewhere else works out better.
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