Uhu Villa Budapest
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... out of a fairy tale. Back to the executive lounge for a predinner snack and drink, then dinner at Cafe Bouchon near our hotel. Wonderful service and delicious food - goulash stew for Arthur, grilled pike perch for me, turkey breast and chips for Freddy. Then home to pack for ...
... walls and ceiling are covered with handwritten notes from previous patrons. Not so rustic were the 80s and 90s “Europop mash-ups” playing in the background… One beer turned into two, which turned into us deciding to eat there too rather than emerge back out into the rain. The menu was extensive, but on closer inspection did appear to be made up of 100 versions of the same dish. Food was tasty and plentiful, but ...
... went to a shopping mall. We climbed the old bell tower in the old town and had awesome views of the sunset with the mountains and the sea. Davor got off work at 7pm, so we went to the radio station and met up with him. We drove back home to take out his dog, and then headed back into town. We checked out the sea organs that play whale like sounds when the water goes thru them. Next to the organs is a solar paneled light show called sun salutations that puts on a trippy show after ...
We had another two days in Budapest after leaving the cruise. We booked into our hotel after leaving the boat and I was sick again as soon as we checked in - this time rather violently. I lost most of Monday but Gordon went out by himself and came back raving about the fantastic market. I ventured out in the afternoon to see it and it was a huge and excellent market with lots of paprika stalls, other fabulous food ...
... the rocks above the river, but plenty of chains to hold on to and we really enjoyed the day. Slovakia has many castle ruins and one of the biggest, Spissky Castle, was in the Tatry area. We got there late one afternoon, and it was a long hot walk up the hill. The 11th century castle was originally owned by the kings of Hungary, and it burnt down in 1780, but the ruins were interesting to explore. On our last morning in the ...
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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.