What We Love
- Each apartment is individually designed by a different artist
- All guests have access to the sister hotel, Brody House, as well as the Brody Studios members bar and the Brody ArtYard for contemporary exhibitions
- Stellar location just off Andrassy Street, a couple of blocks from the basilica
What To Know
- The spacious apartments start at 538 square feet
- Each apartment features a kitchen with a microwave, a dishwasher and a fridge
- Free WiFi
- The reception desk is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Free WiFi
Part of the hip Brody House Group, this collection of seven apartments offers an eclectic base from which to explore downtown Budapest. The stellar location in Pest puts you a block from the tree-lined boulevard Andrassy Avenue and a short walk from the stunning basilica. In keeping with the philosophy of the brand (which includes a gallery, studios, a members club and a boutique hotel), the apartments have been individually designed by different artists, and the shabby-chic style encompasses salvaged furniture and contemporary artwork. Each overlooks a quiet courtyard and features free WiFi, a living and sleeping area (some are open-plan; some are separate rooms) and a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge. All guests have access to the sister hotel, Brody House, for breakfast and evening drinks from the honesty bar, as well as the members-only Brody Studios for quirky art events and the Brody ArtYard for contemporary exhibitions.
In the Area
The nearby Seventh District is ruin bar central (it’s full of derelict buildings that have been turned into hip drinking dens). Wander the narrow streets, such as Kazinczy and Dob, and you’ll find many of these quirky bars where the beer flows and the secondhand furniture is mismatched. Szimpla is as good a place as any to start. If you haven’t been invited for a meal in a Hungarian home, the next best thing is eating at an étkezde, a type of simple lunchroom that serves traditional home-style food. A good one to try is Róma Ételbár in Buda (Csalogány Utca 23-24) (from $5). The nearby “Palace Quarter” is a fun neighborhood that is slowly attracting more bars, cafés and art galleries. Allow some time to explore Krúdy Gyula Utca, the center of the neighborhood, and the surrounding streets. If it’s too hot to visit one of the thermal spas, do what the locals do and spend the day at the pool. Margaret Island has two: the Hájos Alfréd (better for serious lap swimmers) and the Palatinus (which has many children’s pools, a wave pool and a thermal pool).
How to Get There
We didn't have the best start with Paulay House... No need to go into the why's and wherefores here but suffice it to say we were NOT happy bunnies. However - the team really pulled out the stops to make things right and totally took it on the chin. In the end, we had an absolutely fantastic apartment (No 4 if you're interested) for our stay and everyone we came in contact with was delightful and helpful. Thank you all for turning what was heading towards a bit of a disaster from our point of view into a great experience. A fantastic place to stay and well worth the visit. Thank you!
We just left Paulay and are so glad we stayed there. Location: pretty quiet street but adjacent to Jewish quarter, close to subway, easy walk to everything you need (including lots of good restaurants). Apartment itself: Very clean; comfortable bed (although you should be aware they are on the smaller side - i.e., no king size bed); all the amenities we needed and a fun, stylish place with some heart & soul. Staff: Very helpful from giving us guidance to best transport from airport, to answering our various 'tourist questions". We went to Brody Studios for dinner (owned by same people), and loved the experience. Cocktails were great; atmosphere great; dinner was very good (although i would not say great). interesting, artsy/hip set up - a younger vibe, but we felt perfectly comfortable/at home in our 50s being there (meaning there was a mix of ages and the staff was welcoming). we would definitely stay at Paulay. Brody House - their other hotel - was booked, but i would try that too based on the Paulay experience!
We stayed in apartment 16 for 3 nights with another couple. The apartment is huge! It’s clean, well appointed, an amazing design, excellent value and in a perfect location in the Jewish Quarter in Pest. The beds are really comfortable and the apartment is very quiet, despite being in the middle of a very busy area. Check in (out of hours) and check out was efficient and professional. The only tiny niggles were the lack of washing up liquid or dishwasher tablets! We asked for restaurant recommendations -we couldn’t get into a Jewish restaurant they recommended so went to Kiosk which we were very disappointed with. Went to M Restaurant another night which was fantastic! Also had cocktails on roof of Aria Hotel and wine at a wine bar a short walk away with an amazing Hungarian gypsy group. Would highly recommend Paulay apartments and would definitely go back.
We had the absolute pleasure staying at the Brody Apartments for 2 nights, from reception when we checked in fantastic!to the apartment, great space, so very clean and quirky feel that made you not want to leave, Location, location, a great place to stay.
A fabulous apartment in a great location in a fantastic city. One of the best city breaks ever. The whole Brody organisation is lovely with excellent staff and a real funky bar / restaurant. Plus the totally relaxing thermal pools . Very rarely go back to a place but cannot wait to go back !