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Hotel Helikon

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Balatonpart 5, Keszthely 8360 , Hungary
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Ranked #5 of 14 hotels in Keszthely
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013
Anders G Mariehamn
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Mariehamn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our vintage Rough Guide to Hungary describes this as a "1970's Eyesore" and they are right. This hotel exterior is a prime example of 1970s communist architecture, still when you look out over the beautiful lake Balaton, you forget all about that. Rooms were nice, bathrooms recently refurbished. Staff was very friendly, but service was uneven. There was a tremendous... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were in this hotel with my family vacation. The restaurant and the food was very good especially the breakfasts. If you arrive in morning breakfast time, you can sit out to terrace. The room sadly so small for us (one wife, one kid, and myself). The wifi only works in the hall. The hotel's beach is very simple, but... More

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Budapest
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have booked the Hotel for visiting interesting sites in the area, like Festetics Castle, Sümeg Castle, Hévíz, Szigliget Castle, etc. We have been unsatisfied with room; it was cold, very small TV set. Since there were only a few guests the variety of food was poor. What we could really enjoy it was the indoor svimming pool and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in. We were booked in for three nights but left after just one. The staff were rude and unhelpful (even denying it in front of us when questioned). The non smoking room smelt of smoke, the balcony was tiny (forget about fitting a chair on it). The decor was circa 1976 and... More

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Pecs, Hungary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

First of all, no airconditioner but this is a three star hotel!!! Little but clean hotel, old style furniture and reception, worth to stay here, but no wait for luxury environment. Has an own swimming pool with saunas and fittness, own island on the lake of Balaton and free paddle boat, kenu, etc.

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South Lanarkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We did have one of the older rooms which was yet to be decorated, but the room was perfectly clean and comfortable. Balcony a bit small but no great problem with that. Staff could not have been more helpful and the food was certainly the best at any hotel we have stayed before. This comment being made by someone who... More

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norfolk
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

Well, not the worst hotel, but close! It was very tired and smelt of stale food most of the time. The room was just adequate, no air conditioning, and the buffet style dinner was awful, we had an awful time trying to order a bottle of wine. We could not find anything to tempt us to eat - we didn't... More

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Newcastle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

This hotel was way below our expectation - the whole place smelt of unappealling food and was dull and depressing. We'd booked a week's holiday with 3 nights in Budapest and 4 nights on the Lake. We arrived at 8pm on Sunday Evening after a wonderful stay in the Hotel Carlton in the capital to a tired looking hotel that... More

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Southampton. England .U.K.
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Stayed at the Helikon as part of a two week package holiday (1 week in Budapest) for seven nights. Overall, the experience was very enjoyable. Our double room was a standard and of a decent size, comfortable, and clean, had been painted but noted some parts of the hotel looked tired. The bathroom was also nice & clean, plenty of... More

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Buffalo, New York
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23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

Stayed at the Helikon for two nights as part of a cycling tour. The hotel was chosen by the tour company. Overall, the expeience was enjoyable. My room was a decent size, comfortable, and clean. The bathroom was also nice & clean. The location directly on Lake Balaton and the lake views from the room are just fantastic. And it's... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Helikon

Also Known As:
Helikon Hotel Keszthely
Address: Balatonpart 5, Keszthely 8360 , Hungary
Location: Hungary > Western Transdanubia > Zala County > Keszthely
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 14 hotels in Keszthely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helikon 3*
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