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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are on the same block.
-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 -    Menu
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael   English Menu     Hebrew Menu
-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 - try Flodni

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 7:00 and mincha maariv 15 Minutes before shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander. Shachris: Sun. 9:00, other days at 7:00 with breakfast served after davening, except Sunday.
-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

mikveh
on Kazincy open from 6:00, the code is written on the door, towels provided, entrance fee 500 HUF

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)
- Continental, on Dohany street
- Astoria

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.
-Use app called Taxify. Its similar to Uber. Use promo code TAXIFYBP for 1000 HUF first ride
-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
- Bus 100E from the airport to the city center (stops: Kálvin tér, Astoria, Deák tér) - HUF 900

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.

Drivers
Shlome Hernadi - +36 (209) 348-917 - liszka1953@gmail.com
Alex - +36 (30) 2042998
Shlome Kurtz - +36 (30) 3556735 - slajme@gmail.com
Meir Gluck - +36 (20) 4602373
Janos Bene - +36 (20) 9342408 - rentacarhungary@gmail.com
Berish Goldmann - +36 (70) 4524900 - forma11562@gmail.com
Bence Bekassy - +36 (70) 558 5405 - ben@busrentalbudapest.hu
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: February 09, 2020, 06:08:05 PM »
i had someone for under $200 with a Mercedes van, didn't end using him tho
How many seats? 8 seater?

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« Reply #691 on: February 09, 2020, 06:12:10 PM »
How many seats? 8 seater?
I think 6
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: February 24, 2020, 01:31:46 PM »
looking to get away for shabbos from tlv with DW, leaving kids with babysitter, is this a good destination?

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« Reply #693 on: February 24, 2020, 03:24:29 PM »
looking to get away for shabbos from tlv with DW, leaving kids with babysitter, is this a good destination?
Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Greece JTNAF. what are you looking for?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: February 24, 2020, 03:43:06 PM »
Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Greece JTNAF. what are you looking for?
paris for shabbos?
have you done budapast for shabbbos?
would like to go to reb shayala on sunday...
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #695 on: February 24, 2020, 05:13:50 PM »
paris for shabbos?
have you done budapast for shabbbos?
would like to go to reb shayala on sunday...
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I never spent shabbos in Budapest, but I did spend Shabbos in Vienna more than once and i have been to Budapest for 2 days. I personally enjoyed Vienna very much for Shabbos. I found the Jewish area to be a bit quieter and cleaner than Budapest.
And you can always take the train from Vienna to Budapest (direct trains every hour, I believe) and continue to Kerestir from there...

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #696 on: February 24, 2020, 05:18:52 PM »
I have spent many shabbosim in Budapest but not in the last few years. There are places to eat and the hotels were very accommodating for shabbos issues. Vienna is very busy these days with frum tourists as well per a friend who I spoke with last week who lives there. It is a long trip though to Keristir. Approximately 5 hours. So Budapest is better in that sense.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: February 25, 2020, 12:29:11 AM »
thakns!
whats my best option for shabbos food and hotel,is the ritz a good idea?