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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 #60 on: June 03, 2015, 04:59:38 PM »
There are 1 dairy and 2 meat places.

Meat: Carmel and Hanna.
Hanna was more heimish and Carmel was a better ambiance. Both are far from amazing.

Dairy: Carimama Pizzeria.
Was under construction when I was there a couple of weeks ago for a re-branding. Not sure of the status now. The old place had some good stuff.
The new Dairy place is called 'Tel Aviv cafe' food is not bad, long wait time, and quite expensive. But It's basicly the only choice for coffee or breakfest. The Fleishig places  are great.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2015, 05:01:16 PM »
whats the best option for shabbos meals?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2015, 06:24:44 PM »
whats the best option for shabbos meals?
There are 2 places, Hanah and Carmel. Both are decent and I would say do one and one.
I recommend Hanah for Friday night meals and morning meals at Carmel.

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« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2015, 01:15:18 AM »
There are 2 places, Hanah and Carmel. Both are decent and I would say do one and one.
I recommend Hanah for Friday night meals and morning meals at Carmel.
What about with an infant? Any hotels have kosher meals? What can I do without an eruv?

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« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2015, 08:36:28 AM »
What about with an infant? Any hotels have kosher meals? What can I do without an eruv?
No kosher hotels.
Not sure but maybe you can arrange with the hotel or the restaurant before hand to have someone take your child back and forth.
Hotels are pretty close by.

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« Reply #65 on: June 04, 2015, 08:37:51 AM »
No kosher hotels.
Not sure but maybe you can arrange with the hotel or the restaurant before hand to have someone take your child back and forth.
Hotels are pretty close by.
For example which hotels?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2015, 09:29:30 AM »
For example which hotels?
I once stayed in a place called apartments4u, about a block from the shul, was very nice, my best stay in the Jewish area in Budapest by far.

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« Reply #67 on: June 04, 2015, 09:30:30 AM »
I once stayed in a place called apartments4u, about a block from the shul, was very nice, my best stay in the Jewish area in Budapest by far.
With kids?

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« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2015, 09:33:05 AM »
With kids?
No , but they have all sizes , some of us even got a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, living room etc...
Definitely enough room for everyone. Was pretty cheap iirc.

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« Reply #69 on: June 04, 2015, 09:35:19 AM »
No , but they have all sizes , some of us even got a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, living room etc...
Definitely enough room for everyone. Was pretty cheap iirc.
How come I can't find Budapest as one of there locations? We're did you book it on?

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« Reply #70 on: June 04, 2015, 09:36:37 AM »
Was part of a group, so no clue how it was booked.

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« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2015, 09:37:19 AM »
Just don't stay in the kings hotel........

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« Reply #72 on: June 04, 2015, 09:39:25 AM »
How come I can't find Budapest as one of there locations? We're did you book it on?
Google "apartments4u Budapest" it came up for me. Starts at $40 a night.......

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« Reply #73 on: June 04, 2015, 09:41:34 AM »
Google "apartments4u Budapest" it came up for me. Starts at $40 a night.......
Ok thanx!

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: June 04, 2015, 10:05:53 AM »

For example which hotels?
There's a Courtyard 10 minute walk from the Jewish quarter, nice big windows facing a major street, lots of stuff to observe there, not sure about shabbos/doors though, I was there during the week.