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Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 3 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 3  Type: Apartment
Apt Olive, City Hall: CRUISE SPECIALS
TripAdvisor property ID 4312377

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Budapest today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 74 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $614 to as high as $1024, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 23, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

John F.
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23 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Budapest Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (74)

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“Deliglhtful stay in Budapest”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2013

Our first vacation apartment rental was a delight. We were so pleased with the location and all the amenities of the apartment--Nespresso machine (with coffee), washing machine, VoIP phone for free calls back to the us, great towels,etc. We walked everywhere from the apartment--from Castle Hill and Vizivaros in Buda to Hero's Square in Pest, and sites in between. After a long day's walk, it was always pleasant to arrive back at our cozy apartment off a quite interior courtyard. We twice ate at (and much enjoyed) Gerloczy Cafe which is practically around the corner. John provides an amazing amount of information (before arrival and in the apartment) on all facets of the apartment, shopping, restaurant recommendations, etc.. and the apartment holds what must be every guide book written on Budapest. An onsite manager provides a tour of the facilities and is available to address any issues (such as a dead battery on our phone, fixed in no time). John also works with a great taxi service, which we used to go to the airport. A great experience and wonderful way to experience Budapest.

“charming condo”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2013

My husband and I stayed at this condo the first week of October. We had a perfect experience renting and enjoying this condo located in an ideal section of wonderful Budapest. John, the owner, arranged for his driver to meet us at the train station upon our arrival from Vienna and also for a driver upon our departure to the airport. Ilona met us when we arrived and did a thorough job of explaining everything about the apartment. We immediately felt at home with this living space--comfortable bed and linens, kitchen with refrigerator filled with meat and cheeses and a plate of sweets and a bottle of wine! It was clean, well-maintained and our every need anticipated. The Mac computer was very nice to have. Also, the free calls to the USa would have been nice but we couldn't get the phone to work. I'm sure it was something we did/didn't do. John would have helped us if we would have stayed home long enough to ask for his assistance! Budapest is a city of wonders. Make sure to read John's recommendations about places to go, see, and do. The nearby restaurant, Gerloczy Cafe, is charming. We ate there twice, both lunch and dinner. The pizza place, Vapiano, was excellent. Follow John's directions to find the best hot chocolate at aztek. Of the 21 meals we had that week, we ate 6 of them out. The kitchen was very serviceable and the washing machine served us in good stead. Olive is so close to public transportation and grocery stores. We highly recommend Olive. We believe John's other places would be as welcoming as Olive.

“A peaceful haven on the doorstep of Budapest”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2013

My mother and I stayed at apartment Olive in June 2013. It was just the place we had hoped for. Wonderfully located for all things Pest, Olive is a delightful retreat for any traveller. Located on the ground floor of a charming courtyard, Olive offers all the comforts of home. I was especially pleased to find a Bluetooth speaker system from which to play the soundtrack to our holiday. There were fresh pastries in the fridge on our arrival which made for a delicious breakfast. Olive is very comfortable and we happened to stay during a 37degree heat wave. This was unusually hot for Hungary but we were cool and content in Olive. My mother took the bed while I used the pull-down couch, again surprisingly comfortable and easy to assemble. Olive has an abundance of books and Dvds which we enjoyed during our stay. Otherwise Pest has so much to offer and this apartment has the best location. We walked everywhere and only took the Metro to go to Heroes Square slightly more to the north where the most exquisite and timeless spa is located in the park. Definitely a must see. Our evening were spent enjoying concerts in St Stephens, dining al fresco, watching art performances in the all-night museum festival and wandering along the Danube.

“Wholeheartedly Recommend apartment Olive”

Reviewed 17 May 2013

I traveled to Budapest to visit my daughter, who was finishing a college semester of study. She joined me for a week-long stay at apt. Olive, which is a sweet, efficient, and affordable oasis in the center of Pest. There are extensive instructions left for navigating the many amenities in the apt. At first I felt overwhelmed, but was appreciative of the details and the invaluable musings and recommendations for exploring the city--which are a true insider's view. The Nespresso machine was heartily used, and the tea and sugar supply were terrific. Local wine, pastries, eggs, milk and cold cuts were an extra touch that went above and beyond the usual rental property. This thoughtfulness and hospitality is displayed throughout the stay--before, during and after. Any and all questions promptly addressed. There is an extensive library of books and Dvds relating to Hungary, hand hewn towels, toilet articles in the modern and spacious bathroom with gorgeous shower, and a comfortable bed. The ceilings are high, giving the two rooms, which I think most suitable for one or two people, a feeling of spaciousness. The design is gracious and welcoming. After a long winter, our week in May brought summer like temps. We walked and walked and enjoyed sitting outside at cafes and restaurants, going to the Baths, climbing the hills of Buda for the views of Pest and the Danube--walking in City Park, and exploring the rich cultural offerings of the city. Olive is a terrific bargain, and a way to feel less like a tourist cloistered in a hotel. Budapest buildings have wonderful courtyards, and the two at The Olive are expansive. As the heading says, a little nest in the bustling city of Budapest. I wholeheartedly recommend apartment Olive, and feeling as if I have just scratched the surface of the city, hope to return soon to sample one of the Farago's other apartments.


Reviewed 16 May 2013

Charming small 1BR apt in Pest. Location perfect to walk to major sites. Close to tasty restaurants and markets.

“Best apartment ever?”

Reviewed 10 Mar 2013

This bijou apartment is not only in a fantastic location, but once you enter inside, you cannot believe how the owners have just thought of everything. It was without the doubt the best apartment I have stayed in. First of all, it has everything you need, and then it has everything you want. The supply of information, Dvds, fridge supplies, coffee, oh it just has everything and it's warm and cosy and you just feel when you're there that the owners would just die with embarrassment if you found anything wanting, and so, you just don't. Amazing value as well. I don't know what I liked best about the apartment because I just loved everything.

“A wonderful place to stay in Budapest”

Reviewed 14 Dec 2012

Apartment Olive is centrally located in Budapest and is,atthe same time, very peaceful and quiet! John went to great lengths to acquaint us with every feature of the apartment, the neighborhood, and the city. He arranged for his driver to pick us up at the airport and had his manager standing by in case we needed something unanticipated. I wish he owned every apartment we rented!

“The apartment is conveniently located in the centre of the city.”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2012

We liked the central location in easy walking distance of all of the sights in the core of the city. All amenities and restaurants are close by. The apartment is neat, clean and very functional. The owner supplied detailed information about all of the features of the apartment, restaurants, transportation, markets and local sights. He was helpful and friendly. We liked the apartment and Budapest very much and would return in an instant.

“Literally the Best Rental Experience Ever”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2012

I have rented apartments throughout Europe for over 10 years, but never had such an incredible positive experience! John Farago, the proprietor, is extremely generous with the many amenities he supplies for his guests. Hungarian pastries and wine, and a refrigerator stocked with sausage, cheese, eggs, butter and milk welcomed us. His manager Ilona, who welcomed us was very helpful and even returned later to help us with our laptop connection. John even called to welcome us and make sure that all was well. The charm of the old marries well with an excellent renovation of the kitchen and bathroom. The towels were thick and fluffy and we really appreciated the spa bag filled even more towels to take to the thermal baths. Other amenities John provides is toothpaste, toothbrushes, razor, shave cream, deodorant, over the counter medicines and even an eyeglass fix kit!!! Whatever you forgot to pack, John probably has it for you. We enjoy the ease of the Nespresso and milk frothing machine along with provided cafe capsules provided for his guests. Tea bags, honey and sugar were also included. There were adequate cookware, knives, utensils,and glassware to prepare meals. Tremendously appreciated were John's detailed coverage of restaurants, pastry shops, regional delights, grocery stores, wines, shopping and transport systems. He also supplied cookbooks, historical books of Hungarian themes,Dvds,and even a few games to play. The location was just perfect, in that you are closed to a Metro stop and two grocery stores, and even a butcher shop next door. The apartment is surrounded by many restaurants and shopping areas. The central market was just a 5 minute stroll and the Danube, which was covered with ice floes is very nearby. As you can see, John Farago is a superb host who genuinely cares about providing the very best rental experience for his guests. Thank you so much John for your sincere generousity! Cherry and aimee, Paris , France

“Perfect home base for Budapest”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2012

My husband and I stayed at Olive for our four-day trip to Budapest this November, and it went so far beyond our expectations I hardly know where to start. From our first contact with John, he provided a wealth of information both about the apartment and about Budapest itself. We were met by a driver at the airport, arranged by John, who charges the same rate as a standard taxi but comes with a sign and knows exactly how to get to the apartment. He also coordinates with Ilona, the property manager, so that she meets guests at the apartment as they arrive. We got to the apartment, a little tired and bedraggled, to find Ilona had picked up a tray of fantastic pastries from the bakery around the corner. There were the basic components of a meal in the mini-fridge, and a bottle of Hungarian wine waiting. Coffee and tea were all stocked as well. The apartment is gorgeous, and includes free internet and phone (including free international calling) as well as a cell phone available for use in the city. The location is great as well, just around the corner from the metro station and a very short walk to the Danube. I can't say enough good things about our experience.

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