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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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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2014, 05:05:46 PM »
But on the other hand I may rather just save my money for when Vienna or somewhere else works out better.
+1 do that. And when you do it you can cover Budapest in a day. Just MHO of course. Others can chime in.


But if you can rent a car 2 hours drive is really nothing to commute between the 2 cities whichever you fly into.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2014, 05:18:06 PM »
You can take either a bus or train from Budapest to Vienna, (its only 2 hrs away and pretty cheap if I remember correctly)
That way you can take advantage of the cheap tkts to Budapest and still go to Vienna

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2014, 05:20:08 PM »
A day and a half in Vienna and a day in Budapest is nice

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 04:49:05 AM »
I have a conecting flight in a few weeks going thru Budapest.
I'm landing in Budapest at 11:55 pm and flying out at 6:00 am.
Are there any lounges open at night?
Is the airport itself open all night?
Anywhere to sleep for a few hours without paying a lot of money or getting killed in my sleep?
 

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 10:20:49 AM »


I have a conecting flight in a few weeks going thru Budapest.
I'm landing in Budapest at 11:55 pm and flying out at 6:00 am.
Are there any lounges open at night?
Is the airport itself open all night?
Anywhere to sleep for a few hours without paying a lot of money or getting killed in my sleep?

The airport itself is open all night.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2014, 01:11:13 PM »
I have a conecting flight in a few weeks going thru Budapest.
I'm landing in Budapest at 11:55 pm and flying out at 6:00 am.
Are there any lounges open at night?
Is the airport itself open all night?
Anywhere to sleep for a few hours without paying a lot of money or getting killed in my sleep?
 

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2015, 11:31:45 PM »
Has anyone been to the Le Meridien or any of the other nice hotels for Shabbos?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2015, 06:18:01 AM »
Has anyone been to the Le Meridien or any of the other nice hotels for Shabbos?
yes

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2015, 08:51:22 AM »
Which one? How did you with the room doors, stairs and front doors on Shabbos?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2015, 09:10:15 AM »
Which one? How did you with the room doors, stairs and front doors on Shabbos?
le meridian. room doors is the same with any hotel with key cards. ask your lor.

no problems using the stairs and i dont recall any problems with the front door

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2015, 11:36:15 AM »
le meridian. room doors is the same with any hotel with key cards. ask your lor.

no problems using the stairs and i dont recall any problems with the front door
What did you do, if I may ask?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2015, 11:59:52 AM »
What did you do, if I may ask?
i generally arrange it in such a way that they goy opens the door for himself, not for me.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2015, 12:19:17 PM »
i generally arrange it in such a way that they goy opens the door for himself, not for me.
Example?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2015, 12:21:08 PM »
Example?
be creative and then ask your lor if he thinks that works

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2015, 04:52:33 PM »
You can easily spend a few days in Budapest. You won't see much in one day. The kvarim in the east are quite far for a day trip.