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Park entrance was 1500 Ft ($7.50). For all the trouble getting there it seemed quite small. I thought it would be a large park with a lots of statues. Its not that big and you can actually walk around in under 15 mins
... reasons for this. First, the city isn't particularly special, unique or spectacular compared to that of neighboring countries. Second, there is a feel of scammers, greed and tourist inflation, much more than usual. We were charged 1500 HUF ($8AUD) for an average hot dog today at a market. We have been short changed multiple times here, tonight by an old lady at a milk bar buying a coke. She saw me counting the change and then some Hungarian rant rendered by query invalid. ...
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So no one is really around for dinner so we have loads of left overs. That means lunch tomorrow for us. Quite night so we can bounce out of bed at 4am tomorrow to get ready for breakfast and also get to have a ...
... the weather is holding out, sun is shining, but forecast is for storms. Fingers crossed. Sounds like Austria and Czech Republic, my two next stops, have had awful weather and flooding in the last week. After lunch I'm planning to do a free walking tour. Sitting down at Frici Papa restaurant as recommended by my tour guide today, sipping on a Soproni beer waiting for a braised roast joint. I had no idea what to order, hope its good. Walking tour was brilliant. I took the Red tour ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Uhu Villa Budapest
The cab driver that the hotel reserved to pick us up told us that "uhu" in Hugarian was the sound that owls living in the hills made...
It was a very pleasant stay for us at the Uhu Villa last fall, the hotel was charming with their colletion of antiques and beautiful interior design. Room was spacious, clean, and bathroom was very nice.
The staff was friendly and helpful, they booked tickets for events in the city, but they didn't sell budapest card.
Had breakfast in the hotel, the setting was gorgeous.
It was a bit walking up the hill from the bus stop, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
A beautiful little hotel in a peaceful hilly location with nice views. The staff were extremely helpful and even offered to pay for a taxi to the airport for us when the airport minibus was running late.
We stayed there for a few days. People are pleasant and attentive, and the place is comfortable and clean. However, one problem I consider is major has to do with the location. I think other reviewers have misrepresented the location a bit. This place is very very FAR away from city. Walking to the tram takes 10-15 minutes and it wasn't exactly a pleasant walk. You are walking along the side of roadways with cars zooming by you every now and then. Most of the time the narrow strip of sidewalk had cars parked on them so you can't really use them and we had to walk on the roadway. We also walked pass some neighborhoods with large dogs barking at us behind the fences. Quite terrifying especially if they came out of nowhere and the fences did not seem high enough. The tram takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the city (after you've already walked 10-15 minutes). Don't even think about walking at night. To go home, we recommend taking the cab (about USD$15 each way). But that can be difficult ... because if you want a reliable cab, you need to call ahead and wait for them to pick you up. That can take a while. Couple of times our cab driver got lost and we got back after > 1 hour. Verdict: unless you have a car and know your way around Budapest, don't stay at this hotel. I feel bad saying this because the owner and people working there were very very nice people. But fact is fact: this place is too far.
It's a good thirty minute taxi ride from the airport - passing through the city and way out the other side. The roads get smaller and smaller until you think the taxi driver is lost and you will end up in a dead end. To get into the city you have a 200m walk to a tram, ten stops to the end of the line then a metro (or second tram) in to the tourist area. Not too bad but it is a steep climb back up to the hotel at the end of a long days sightseeing (you can always take a taxi of course).
The staff are outstanding. We left very early, but were served fresh coffee and breakfast. The decor is very stylish, no tacky-hotel-art. The villa is very comfortable, with a choice of sitting rooms and a garden, pool and sauna. Great food. Free internet and helpful staff. We appreciated that it was a 400 meter walk from the tram after being in the city center at hotels. At night, one can hear uhus (owls).
Beautiful and serene
I agree with the previous review about the location. I, for one, was happy being away from the city center and in the lush, green Buda hills. The staff was friendly and warm. Everything I needed was provided with a smile whenever I asked. Need postcards mailed? A glass of wine? Laudry service? Internet? Done, and with a smile! After a week of hectic travel, Uhu Villa provided a pleasant respite away from it all.
Lost but worth if legs allow
This hotel is excellent if you want to get lost in the surroundings of Budapest. Staff is very friendly, stayed there in a very hot week-end and being able to sample its excellent cuisine in an outdoors terrace, and its good breakfast in a sunny morning with fantastic vistas to the mountains was an unforgettable experience. Our Jr. suite was big, shower could have been better but overall a remarkable and worthwhile hit for those travellers who do not mind to be a little bit away from the city center and who prefer the coziness of a small hotel. Definitely reccomended unless going there in winter without enough budget for taxis.
My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised by the Uhu Villa, we really enjoyed it. The hotel arranged for a cab to take us there and the Vila lived up to its billing. The food was awesome and the whole place was very relaxing. The sound of birds were everywhere and the only downside was a barking dog nearby who, at night would bark and then hear his echo off the valley walls and bark at it.. again and again.
Great Relaxing Time
Just returned from Budapest, where I stayed at the Uhu Villa in the Buda Hills. It was in a wonderful setting and very quiet, but only a 15 minute tram ride from the city centre.
The rooms were of a high standard and the staff very friendly, with good knowledge of the area.
The food in the restaurant was also excellent.
One of the best hotels
My husband and I stayed with Uhu Villa for a total of 6 days. We absolutely loved it. The staff was excellent and the hotel is very romantic. Originally, we thought it would be an out of the way place but actually...it was perfectly located. It was very easy to get around. The hotel is up a steep hill...so it's a bit of a walk but it's definetly worth every penny! The staff helped us with directions and reservation. They spoke English very well and we loved their breakfast. Our host always had a smile on his face and served freshly squeezed orange juice or coffee the way you want it. I definitely recommend this place to any one going to Budapest.