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Hunguest Hotel Helios
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vorosmarty u. 91, Heviz 8380, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Heviz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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“Great quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The hotel had everything needed for a complete and excellent 3 day stay. Room a bit small but air conditioned. No frills but everything necessary for memorable spa experience all on the pretty.
I would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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16 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

1st night of the trip we stayed here before we went to Zagreb. Excellent receptionist and restaurant staff who are friendly and helpful. Our room at the end of 5th floor is a bit out-dated. The bathroom light kept blinking right before we went to sleep. And because we were too tired with jet-lag, we just ignored it and let it be. But the rooms have balconies and it's nice to look out at the snowy scenery in the morning.

The dinner and breakfast there were great and delish as we would have some terrible experiences later on during the trip.

Only disappointment to me is that we were too tired and didnt have enough time the next day to try their wellness pool, which is recommended here by other TAs.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We spent 2 days at Helios, and we had a great time. The hotel building is a bit old, but it reminded us for places we used to spend vacations with our parents. The hotel was fairly busy, but still managed to provided very good service. At check-in the receptionist accommodated all our requests regarding room locations. The wellness facilities are really great. The thermal pool is very large so we did not feel crowded at all. At one time I have counted 40 people in it, but since it was so large you would not feel the crowd. The other pools (outside) and jacuzzis are also fairly large so we were able to feel very comfortable. As for the rooms, I guess they were about 30m2 with a normal sice balcony with a great view to Heviz.The restaurant is huge, so we did not feel the crowd here as well. The waiters and waitresses are very professional providing good quality service. The food was great for breakfast and dinner as well. Large selection of meals, soups, and desserts as well. My favourite was that the buffet had tons of grapefruits and oranges.
Overall, if you are looking for a few days rest in a medium priced hotel this is a great choice for a thermal treatment. I would definately recommend it to everyone.

Room Tip: We were staying on the 5th floor facing Heviz. It was very quiet, and had a really good view since t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larkspur, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We loved this old fashioned place! You drive past Lake Balaton, then Lake Heviz. You turn on a side street in Heviz and come to a sad looking property. Don't be sad! Though the rooms are nothing much, you will spend no time in them! My balcony did however look over the interior exterior delights including the thermal fun pool we like to call it! Put on your swimsuit, then complimentary robe, take your towel and thongs and go to the spa! We steamed and cold plunged repeatedly, then joined the fun in the fun pool when the jets came on and propelled us madly in a roundabout! Adults and children careened around the pool; do much fun! Then more jets and waterfalls everywhere. This repeated every 20-30 minutes. We were hooked! Everyone spoke Hungarian; the age range was vast, young to old. The Hungarians sure like to schpritz!
The food is ordinary, but it's included and I met the hands down nicest young waiter, Valentin, whose English was wonderful. He made our evening. The lobby is lovely with a big flat screen that showed the Olympics nonstop while we were there. In the evening after dinner, there was a live performance of Hungarian folk music, then a one man band in the lounge where couples were dancing. So stinking cute, all of it. Not pretentious at all. I had a wonderful pedicure. Lots of spa services to pick. Wish hot pool was hotter, that's all. It was a wonderful stopover between Budapest and Zagreb. Since I was traveling with my 13 yo son, I liked how we could be together at the spa.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

We went to the above Hotel during Easter.
The food(self service buffet) was excellent.
The facilities were excellent, ie indoor pool, sauna, steam jacuzzi etc.
(and yes we went in the outdoor pool too)
My son came and was happy with the Wi Fi.
Would certainly returned back to this Hotel,
Its worth working out the times of the bus which stops at the side of the Hotel.
Only set back with heavy luggage its a long walk from the Bus stop in the center.
Great Value for the money we paid
Thanks

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

This hotel was fantastic value for what you got and while great as a stopover or base to visit lake Balaton or the Heviz Thermal lake (2nd largest in the world) it might not be a place to stay for a week just to use its leisure facilities.
Its really focused at Older German couples who want a few leisurely days away and only a handful of staff speak Fully conversant english but there were always a couple on duty who did.

We paid something like €70 for one night inc breakfast and for that it was amazing. Its clean, has decent if a little dated facilities (sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool, jacuzzi and outdoor thermal spa pool, all a little small by todays standards but more than adequate to take 6 or 8 people, plus a modern, heated outdoor 25M pool, hairdressers and thermal spa therapies) and service is very good indeed. The Hotel is 2 seperate buildings joined by a long glass passageway and I dont know if one side is posher than the other but if you have difficulty walking I'd make sure you were in the more modern building named "Anna" I think. We were in the older side ("Benjamin") and rooms dont have air conditioning but are very spacious with pleasant ensuite, mini bar and a lift to all floors. Food was in Buffet style both dinner and breakfast. Very Germanic in style with plenty of choice Though nothing outstanding. Not a romantic restaurant more of a motorway services decor with good service, but you will never be hungry!

Location is ok. Its easy to find but a bit of a walk to the Thermal Lake (15 mins perhaps) but theres dotto road trains that can take you there and back during the day or else you could drive (theres plenty of parking at the hotel and the lake). We didnt see the town as such but I got the feeling there wasnt much to see other than the lake, which in summer looks wonderful.

I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for great value on a budget. We were on a motorbike trip and are normally very happy with 2-3* hotels and it was a fantastic place to relax for a day before heading home. However if you're used to 4star hotels and looking for a longer stay with plush modern facilities you have probably arrived 20 years too late, purely because things have moved on not because Hotel Helios has dropped in standard.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vorosmarty u. 91, Heviz 8380, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Western Transdanubia > Zala County > Heviz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Heviz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hunguest Hotel Helios 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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