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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 #525 on: January 20, 2019, 07:36:09 PM »
Is mincha in -Kazincy synagogue 15 minutes before Shkia?  I couldn't understand what it said on their website

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: January 20, 2019, 10:10:28 PM »
Is mincha in -Kazincy synagogue 15 minutes before Shkia?  I couldn't understand what it said on their website
20 min
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: February 13, 2019, 08:54:46 AM »
Would your driver up thread, Shlomo Hernadi be $250 for a day?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: February 16, 2019, 11:28:26 PM »
Any good recommend driver with luxury car for one day?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: February 17, 2019, 12:48:09 AM »
What’s a better option the ritz or the Marriott?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: February 17, 2019, 01:50:23 AM »
Paid hotel stays are pretty cheap most of the year. Don't get hung up on points hotels. If you find a decent priced hotel that works for your needs, book it. You can always sell points/vouchers to cover the cost.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: February 17, 2019, 06:19:08 AM »
Paid hotel stays are pretty cheap most of the year. Don't get hung up on points hotels. If you find a decent priced hotel that works for your needs, book it. You can always sell points/vouchers to cover the cost.
+1. I remember paying $86 USD/night in August for the Le Meridian a few years ago before it was a RC.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: February 17, 2019, 03:23:41 PM »
+1. I remember paying $86 USD/night in August for the Le Meridian a few years ago before it was a RC.
Kempinski was about $110/night this time of year. Dont waste points on any of their hotels. Le Meridien was great. Sucks that they turned it into an RC.

Would your driver up thread, Shlomo Hernadi be $250 for a day?
He just charged a friend $330 a day about 2 weeks ago. He was good for me. 
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #533 on: February 17, 2019, 07:26:26 PM »
Kempinski was about $110/night this time of year. Dont waste points on any of their hotels. Le Meridien was great. Sucks that they turned it into an RC.
He just charged a friend $330 a day about 2 weeks ago. He was good for me. 
How about Meir Gluck  speaks a good English 011 36 20 460 2373. He uses whatsapp if that is easier for you.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #534 on: February 17, 2019, 08:06:39 PM »
How about Meir Gluck  speaks a good English 011 36 20 460 2373. He uses whatsapp if that is easier for you.
What does he charge for a day?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #535 on: February 17, 2019, 10:20:55 PM »
What does he charge for a day?
I used him last year, I can tell you that he took us from the shul to the cemetery in Buda pest and to the airport and if I remember correctly we paid him $50.00 he also helped us find the kevorim we were looking for.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: February 18, 2019, 02:49:44 AM »
Kempinski was about $110/night this time of year. Dont waste points on any of their hotels. Le Meridien was great. Sucks that they turned it into an RC.
He just charged a friend $330 a day about 2 weeks ago. He was good for me.

For the drive from Budapest Airport to Kerestir - waiting in Kerestir for an hour - and back to the Airport he charged $100 - About 5 Hours in all

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: February 18, 2019, 03:04:12 AM »
For the drive from Budapest Airport to Kerestir - waiting in Kerestir for an hour - and back to the Airport he charged $100 - About 5 Hours in all
This is a very good rate.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: February 18, 2019, 10:42:21 AM »
For the drive from Budapest Airport to Kerestir - waiting in Kerestir for an hour - and back to the Airport he charged $100 - About 5 Hours in all
What car does he have?

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« Reply #539 on: February 19, 2019, 05:16:50 AM »
This is a very good rate.

His name Shlomo -