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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 #720 on: April 26, 2022, 07:31:29 PM »
If youre going next week there may be later minyanim. I've never been there for the yahrtzeit so I dont know. I know when I was there in the summer with many tourists there was still only one steady minyan at Kazincy and it was 6:30 and then at some point it became 7.
I'm here now.
Was hoping to get a little bit more sleep, oh well.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #721 on: April 26, 2022, 08:20:43 PM »
any reviews on this place
Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel
I'm here now.
How is the hotel? Almost booked it a few weeks ago but then I decided to stay with my group at the Continental which was walking distance to the shul and food. Pictures looked next level luxury.

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« Reply #722 on: April 26, 2022, 08:23:28 PM »
How is the hotel? Almost booked it a few weeks ago but then I decided to stay with my group at the Continental which was walking distance to the shul and food. Pictures looked next level luxury.
How bad was the Continental? Its really only good for the location. And there is a cool Har Habayis piece of art behind the front desk.

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« Reply #723 on: April 26, 2022, 08:27:10 PM »
How bad was the Continental? Its really only good for the location. And there is a cool Har Habayis piece of art behind the front desk.
Wasn't bad at all, very nice and immaculate, but the Matild Palace for 40k Marriott was too tempting to pass on. Choosing the Continental for a single night was the right decision at the end given the location.

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« Reply #724 on: April 26, 2022, 08:31:42 PM »
Wasn't bad at all, very nice and immaculate, but the Matild Palace for 40k Marriott was too tempting to pass on. Choosing the Continental for a single night was the right decision at the end given the location.
I was there with my wife. Our first room  couldnt fit us and our suitcase. It was tiny. The upgraded room wasnt much better. Vinyl flooring. Beds a foot off the ground.
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« Reply #725 on: April 26, 2022, 08:32:41 PM »
I was there with my wife. Our first room  couldnt fit us and our suitcase. It was tiny. The upgraded room wasnt much better. Vinyl flooring. Beds a foot off the ground.
The Continental??

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« Reply #726 on: April 26, 2022, 08:33:16 PM »
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« Reply #727 on: April 26, 2022, 08:39:04 PM »
yes
Interesting. This was my room, not large but not tiny for a city center hotel. There's ample closet space in the front hallway too. (Made good use of the Walmart deal spinner :) Thanks again @jj1000!!)






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« Reply #728 on: April 26, 2022, 08:41:35 PM »
My room was the size of a walk-in closet. And even the upgraded room wasnt that size.
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« Reply #729 on: April 26, 2022, 08:42:27 PM »
My room was the size of a walk-in closet. And even the upgraded room wasnt that size.
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