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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)
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes.
-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 #30 on: February 24, 2015, 12:34:12 PM »
Friend of mine is having a overnight stopover in BUD. Which hotel would one recommend to sleep overnight? And where can I check what time the Minyan Shachris is?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2015, 01:20:52 PM »
@dav is the pro here with that...

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2015, 01:24:47 PM »
Friend of mine is having a overnight stopover in BUD. Which hotel would one recommend to sleep overnight? And where can I check what time the Minyan Shachris is?
I can give you the number of a  Jewish guy who lives in BUD that can probably help he is a Taxi driver.
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I'm ain't no pro in BUD. only in the airport.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2015, 01:55:27 PM »
Friend of mine is having a overnight stopover in BUD. Which hotel would one recommend to sleep overnight? And where can I check what time the Minyan Shachris is?
For Shachris you should go to the Kazinczt Shul @ 6:45am and 7:00am on Sundays.
Queen's Court hotel is very close to that Shul / Jewish area, it's nice and cheap.
Not far from the Jewish area you have many of the international brand hotels that are nice, i.e., Le Meridian (going down from cat 4 to 3), Intercontinental, Marriott and Sofitel. Some you can get with points however it might not be worth it.
Also nice place for breakfast across the street from the Shul.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2015, 02:41:35 PM »
Thanks! How long of a drive is the Le Meridian to the Airport/Shul? And can I find a taxi on the street to take me from the Hotel to the Shul 6:30 AM?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2015, 02:59:06 PM »
IIRC it's approximately a 30 minute drive from the airport to the hotel.
There is no need to take a cab to the shul as its a short walk - 10 minutes.
If you do wish to take a cab, they can be hailed on the street easily. There is Uber as well.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2015, 03:16:50 PM »
Thx. How much should a cab from BUD to Kaliv cost?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2015, 03:40:11 PM »
Thx. How much should a cab from BUD to Kaliv cost?
RT? at night or by day?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2015, 04:12:21 PM »
How much it be for a OW and how much for RT?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2015, 04:20:32 PM »
How much it be for a OW and how much for RT?
At night I paid $220 FOR RT so do the math.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2015, 05:51:34 PM »
At night I paid $220 FOR RT so do the math.
I paid about the same price for a cab for the day but that was quite a while back. I assume you can work out a deal with any cab off the street.

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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2015, 05:54:16 PM »
I paid about the same price for a cab for the day but that was quite a while back. I assume you can work out a deal with any cab off the street.
I was in the Cab for 5 hr to and from destination, and 40 minutes waiting time, and it was at night.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2015, 03:11:46 PM »
What's not to miss in Budapest? I only have a day there so 1-3 activities. TIA
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2015, 03:55:44 PM »
What's not to miss in Budapest? I only have a day there so 1-3 activities. TIA
The castle.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2015, 04:05:29 PM »
What's not to miss in Budapest? I only have a day there so 1-3 activities. TIA
The Dohany synagogue.
The parliament.
Walk over the chain bridge up to the castle.
The actual castle is not interesting IMO.