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Hotel Helikon

Balatonpart 5, Keszthely 8360 , Hungary
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Reims, France
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Really beautiful place and well-located hotel : near to the Balaton Lake, the view from balcony in the room is amazing ! Great buffet, great rooms. I totally recommand it ! Warning : it's 3 stars but for France, it's more like a 2 stars hotel. The only criticism I can make are the beds : not really confortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Location is perfect on the Balaton shore. The hotel would need to be renovated though and invested into. Food is average, rooms as well, but the view from fourth floor upwards is stunning. This hotel would have more potential.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This hotel is a little worn around the edges, but more than makes up for it by being situated on the bank of the beautiful Lake Balaton. Outstanding views from our balcony. Room was spotless and bathroom compact but new and also spotless. Buffet breakfast vast, everything from bread and pastries, cereal, fresh fruit, sausages, eggs, French toast, yoghurt, pickled... More 

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Roma
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I you want a taste of what it was like to be an apparatchik in Communist Hungary in the 1960s, this is the hotel for you. For those old enough to remember such places, or their western equivalents, it is more likely to bring on nightmares. At the very least it demonstrates how tourism has moved on since then. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's a budget hotel, crowded, and works on an all inclusive basis. Although it says so, it doesn't really have access a beach on the Balaton (the southern shore of the Balaton offers much better beach options). But there were activities for the children (although English is almost not spoken --mostly German), handcrafts, cooking, and the like. The rooms are... More 

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Liberec, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Hotel Helikon is the best choice. We are here every spring, because all around are beautiful cycle routs. It is for us beginning of bicycle season. Rooms are pleasant, meals very good. We can swim every morning and evening in swimming pool and go to sauna. Some of our sportsman clients were here 3 and more times and I am... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a 4-night stay in Helikon Hotel at the beginning of May. The hotel is very well located - close to the railway and bus station, on the bank of the lake and in walking distance to all museums and city centre. The outlook of the building incl. the common rooms and corridors are in the 80ies socialist style... More 

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Mariehamn
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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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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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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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