Please note: The following corrections were submitted by readers and have not yet been confirmed by Rick. Check updates from Rick for the latest.
With the extensive construction around Parliament, Tram #2 stops north of Szechenyi Istivan ter (near the Academy of Sciences). Transfer to Bus 2A which winds around Parliament, continuing to end of line. Bus 2A stops at Kossuth Lagos ter for access to the Parliament/Museum of Ethnography. Must wind thru construction to access Museum of Ethnography for Parliament tour tickets.
James Long in Renton, WA USA 10/19/2013
page 129: "Sorforras" rather than "Sororras"
page 130: "Kamermayer" Ter rather than "Kamermeyer" Ter.
william r. meyer in Portland, OR USA 07/28/2013
1) Grand Synagog no longer sells tickets inside the courtyard. Arrive and stand in line with the world. 2) directions to ATM from Keleti Station need to be updated. The area outside the grand front door is torn up. Stand facing the Grand Doors and exit the train station on your right (through an passage way). You should see a Citibank ATM as well as the ATM in the guidebook on the other side of the bus stop area. A specific address for the ATM's would be helpful as the construction progresses and the situation at the station changes.
ExpatOnTheLoose in München, Germany 06/19/2013
I would concur with most recent poster regarding the Laundromat near the Opera House on O Utca. It is still open and operating I had my clothes washed there on September 27. One load washed and dried for 2000 HUF.
However, I can see why one might think it was closed, for it cannot be seen from the street. To get there follow Rick’s instructions to the address. Once you see their sign on the wall, you will need to walk up the wide adjacent staircase, into to mall. Once at the top of the staircase, it is located towards the back of the arcade on the left. (Trip taken mid/late Sept. 2012)
Kaz in Santa Clarita, CA USA 03/31/2013
First, just have to compliment you on such a helpful guide. We moved here for an extended stay about 2 months ago, and have used the guide extensively, both here in Budapest and on day trips in the region to Szentendre and Eger. It's been a big help, especially on our current trip to Eger.
More an update than a correction for Eger -- the Palacintavar restaurant (a *great* recommendation) prices are more in the 1700 - 1900 HUF range (vs. 1300 - 1500 noted in the book). Still very much worth it -- in fact, it might be worth noting that these are beyond full meal palacinta -- several restaurants in Budapest offer the Hortobalagy style palacinta as appetizers, and I was thinking I might want to order a couple as I was starved when I sat down. Thank goodness I didn't! Great meal, and we were stuffed when we left -- in fact, the only down side is that it spoiled our dinner plans tonight -- we were too full to eat 5 hours later!
Bret Hern in Budapest, Hungary 11/20/2012
The Gundel's Borvendeglo is shut down and has been since 2008. I am surprised that your 2012 book had it listed as open. This was a disappointment.
shelley Cooper in Ithaca, ny USA 11/15/2012
I can verify that the laundry service near the opera on O Utca is still there. We had clothes washed there on September 3rd, 2011. As another poster mentioned, it is difficult to spot as it is in an arcade off of the street. Look for the sign that says Otthon Centrum.
Chad in Dallas, TX USA 09/15/2012
The Arapad Hid stop on the number 5 HEV line has been renamed Szentlelek Ter.
Students can get a 30 day transit pass for 3850 Ft. Other Prices have increased, but only slightly. I thought that I took a picture of the updated rate table, but I can't find it at the moment.
If I recall correctly, there is a OTP ATM at the very front of Keleti Rail station.
James W. in Clyde, OH USA 08/20/2012
The TabaniTerasz restaurant in Buda was closed
james Nygard in Buffalo, MN USA 08/18/2012
Not exactly a correction, but one thing to remind travelers that, unlike London, Dublin, etc., Budapest restaurants and hotels are not non-smoking. We had a wonderful trip, but I wished I had remembered this and packed some Febreeze.
Amy in Chicago, IL USA 12/04/2011
The Great Synagogue in Budapest has a different pricing structure than was mentioned in the book and is more expensive.
Linda in Holly, MI USA 10/06/2011
Re the post on the laundry behind the Opera being gone: The laundry service at 24-26 O Utca WAS THERE as of June 29, and it did not show any sign of going out of business. If this has gone out of business since then then a clarification is needed here. The laundry is a bit difficult to find in this complex, perhaps the poster missed it.
Margaret Plotkin in Elkins Park, PA USA 07/26/2011
The laundromat behind the opera house is no longer there.
Emily fink in West Chester, pa USA 07/18/2011
I recently went to Budapest. The Eastern Europe guide book says that there is an ATM and a bank located in the Keleti train station. I just wanted to let you know that there is no ATM or bank at that station. After walking around for 30 minutes or so and checking every inch of the train station we finally went into the information center and they confirmed that there was no ATM in the train station. Since it was raining heavily and the closest ATM was about a block away I reluctantly took 60 American dollars out of my money belt and exchanged it at one of the many money exchange places in the station. That was enough to buy us our 3 day metro passes and get us to our hotel. I imagine that the money exchange places probably forced out the bank. I rarely travel with American money but just happened to has some with me on this trip. I would definatley recommend bringing some US dollars (or whatever your local home currency is) for emergencies such as this.
Francine Miller in Seminole, FL USA 05/18/2011