The hotel in "retro" style, equipment and furnishings of rooms and bathrooms is really from the 80s. The hotel would be modernized. The soundproofing of the rooms is insufficient, you can hear everything from the surrounding rooms. However, the bed is very comfortable. The staff try to keep the hotel clean, which they do. The advantage is individual air conditioning, which, however, should be cleaned more often. The dining room is large but the food is very tasty, there is plenty of it and the advantage is free drinks. The beach is in the immediate vicinity, just cross the promenade and is very well maintained and nice with everything the beach needs.
Good rest, good food, nice environment,wonderful Lake Balaton,appropriate price / value ratio,nice support staff,parking by car is difficult for many guests, The hotel is located next to the magnificent Tagore Promenade.
The hotel building is not the newest but generally clean. Staff is kind and really attentive. The private beach is close but not suitable for kids below 4-6 yrs. (There is a great beach nearby). Half board eating was on a good level.
I was afraid of booking here after reading some negative reviews here. There were 8 people in our party and we reserved 3 “superior” rooms. Yes the hotel has a “dated” look and the rooms were a bit on the small side, but it didn’t affect our stay at all. Remember, you don’t go to Balatonfured to stay in a hotel room all day. The staff were friendly, professional and if there was any problems, they tended to them immediately. We requested a daily room cleaning (at no extra cost) and our room was immaculate and we had fresh towels every day. The meals are buffet style. We had breakfast and dinner each day. The food was good and everyone found something every time we sat down to eat. And despite some reviews, they never stopped bringing trays of food out. The beach area was smaller than the pay strand next door, but it was still large enough to accommodate everyone that preferred the lake (as we did) to the hotel pool. There was a good atmosphere with live music in the lobby in the evenings. We just wished the bar would’ve stayed open a bit later. Overall our stay was quite pleasant. The other guests were friendly and courteous. We will defiantly stay here again the next time we visit Balatonfured. viszontlátásra!…
Despite decent private beach and pool area, hotel is very old and needs serious renovation. Fighting for a parking spot is horror, waiting for elevators takes forever. Rooms are small, carpet is old, furniture is garbage, everything is truly reminiscent of the 1970s era.
Met expectations classic old socialist hotel design located next to park on Lake Balaton centrally, and everything worked e.g. tv, wifi, pool, bar in lobby, food and location; not too busy after school holidays ended, early September (for those with families, plenty of activities etc. in house and outside). Room was fine in all aspects, think having a Danubius Hotels card helped in getting a front room on 2nd floor. Food selection for both breakfast and dinner was quite good and would also satisfy vegetarians plenty of choices. Bar with snacks too in the lobby, access to strand or Balaton water's edge 50m away and both outside/inside pools good from early a.m.
My boyfriend and I were invited to a wedding in Balatonfüred solooked for a hotel for 2 nights. Admittedly it was high season so one would expect slightly higher prices, but we came across what we thought was a reasonable deal. The location of the hotel is excellent. It is within seconds of a range of bars and restaurants and, most importantly, the lake. The facilities are relatively good and include a restaurant, swimming pool and access to a private ‘beach’, exclusively for use by the hotel guests. The hotel is 3* but be aware that the rooms are extremely basic and do not have what many global travellers would consider to be standard amenities. The bathrooms are poorly designed with handheld shower attachments and nothing short of a Grand Canyon-like leap to get out of the bath. The most offensive aspect of our stay was the treatment we received by the staff, whom I can only describe as aggressive. Had there been any other hotel options upon arrival, we would have moved. It transpired there was an error with our booking and while we had booked a double room, the hotel insisted it was for single occupancy not double. While it was clear that there had been an error at their end, they insisted that we pay an excessive fee for a ‘second’ occupancy and threatened to have me ejected from the hotel if we did not. There was absolutely no suggestion of compromise. The whole experience was excruciating and I cannot recommend strongly enough do not stay at this hotel. …
This huge hotel (around 350 rooms) was constructed over fifty years ago in 1968, in the heady days of communism in Hungary. After the collapse of Communism, as a result of some shady dealing the entire Danubius Hotel Chain it was acquired and is still owned by Bernard Schreier’s family, British property speculators, with no interest or expertise in hotel management. The hotel is basically still run by the same methods as previously. Room cleaning is lackadaisical (our room was not cleaned on two days, and when it was, the same rubbish on the carpet was left untouched). The chambermaids are having coffee and chat merrily for hours in their offices instead of doing their jobs. It is the time-honored communist system: they pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work. The restaurant is huge, and the quality and variety of the meals acceptable for such a huge hotel catering to lots of groups. The waiters in the restaurant are overworked and understaffed, and it takes just a moments’ conversation to hear their complaints about the poor pay and bad working conditions. The rooms are on the small side, but adequate for a resort hotel, with air-conditioning, refrigerator, hair dryer, etc. appropriate for a 3 star hotel. Some rooms marketed as ‘superior’ had reconditioned bathrooms, the rest were still the old equipment from fifty years ago. A charming retro touch is the single tap serving both the basin and the bathtub at the same time, an bizarre economy measure from the 1960s. The hotel has one indoor and a larger outdoor swimming pool as well as male and female saunas. The vinyl-lined pool is on its last legs, the vinyl is coming away from the pool wall in many places. On the whole, an acceptable hotel for a holiday, but hugely overpriced during the summer season, and with generally poor levels of service and management, and the lack of investment is visible in many places.…
Nice hotel with friendly staff located conveniently close to Lake Balaton. The hotel has a private beach area which is a short, easy walk away. Plenty of sun beds on the beach which was safe and easily accessed. Food was good - typical fare for a three star half board hotel. One downside was the woman who served in the bar in the main lobby - she was surly and dour and did not make us feel welcome at all, But she was the exception amongst a good number of friendly and helpful staff - particularly those on reception. Our room was fine with a decent balcony from which - with a bit of neck stretch - you could see the lake.
Hotel is really nice for 3*. Nice pool, Beautiful private beach. Staff is nice and helpful. Food is OK,depends when you come to eat, if you are coming about 40-30 minutes before closure, alot of things are already missing and staff won't fill it again, so sometimes most of the things are already gone. Rooms are very outdated from Soviet period with Bath that you have to climb, never saw anything like that.Towels are thin and not being changed ( we stayed at the hotel for 6 nights).Rooms are noisy from the nightclub nearby. In overall hotel is OK in convenient location.