Excellent apartment in a central location
Posted Feb 19, 2012 on Hotels
Note that "Golden Stars" refers to several different apartments. I stayed at the Dream apartment, the larger and more luxurious of them I think.
The location is perfect. At the southern tip of Vaci Utca, a few dozen meters from the Central Market Hall, I practically walked everywhere. Pubic transportation is also easily accessible, with two tram lines running by the house and a metro stop just a 5 minute walk away. A trip to the airport took 25 minutes (outside of rush hours).
It's a two-bedroom apartment with very high ceilings, in an older house. The master bedroom is large, spacious and well equipped. The living room is similarly spacious, and very beautifully appointed. The second bedroom is small (I never used used it, but if two couples were to use the place it would be inconvenient. For a child, or even two young ones, it should work). There's now real view, all windows face either an inner courtyard or the next house.
There's a narrow but fully equipped kitchen, with a 4-seat dining table, and a narrow but very pretty bathroom with everything you can expect, including a washing machine. Both feel a little crowded, but I got used to it immediately.
Everything is impeccably clean, and everything works, perfectly. The place feels very cozy, like being invited to some a friend's house and then being left the house for yourself. It really felt good to come back to the apartment every day. I used the kitchen for breakfasts and was very happy with it -- shopping for produce at the nearby market and then eating at home.
As others said, Tomas is wonderful. He really understands the need of a traveler, and he does everything he can to help. The (free!) airport transfer and the mobile phone with a local SIM card are only two examples. I would certainly stay here again on a future visit.