We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Hotel Helikon

Balatonpart 5, Keszthely 8360 , Hungary
Hotel amenities
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Helikon
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 30: English reviews
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Összességében 2 pontra értékelném a hotelt és szolgáltatásait. A miértjei az alábbiak: a szoba ugyan kopottas, évtizedek óta használatban lévő bútorokkal, szekrénybe épített működésképtelen rádióval, és egyéb „retró” tárgyakkal berendezett, azonban tiszta, és még ezt a részét mondanám a hotel erősségének! Nem úgy, mint a saját balatoni strandot és az étkezéseket! A saját balatoni strand ápolatlan, a kacsák ürüléke sajnos... More 

Helpful?
Thank KatinkaBalazs
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Hotel Helikon is in a really nice area at Balaton Lakeside. Check in-out was fast, the room was clean and it had a nice view to Lake Balaton. The public areas are quite old, you can feel yourself like in the 70's and 80's, they really need some restorations here.Breakfast was overall, nothing special. There are a lot of restaurants... More 

Helpful?
Thank BelaZita
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

In the second half of April this year our group of three couples from Zagreb, Croatia, including my wife and myself, spent two nights in the Hotel Helicon, Keszthely, Hungary. The first one was on the way to Krakow, Poland and the second was on the way back. The hotel is nice, near by the Balaton lake, with beautiful surroundings,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Luka N
New Zealand
Level Contributor
56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were heading to Hungary from Croatia and thought we would stop somewhere along the way that might be picturesque so Lake Belaton seemed an obvious choice. We took a room that didn't have much of a view on a grey day but it was comfortable enough. Not very inspirational for overnight visitors but perhaps families staying a week could... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pammage
Ilfracombe
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hotel was built in the 1950s it appears and hasn't changed since. The rates are low, But the facilities and food are terrible, the broom cupboard rooms are shabby and haven't had a lick of paint since the central committee laid down the house rules circa 1953. The bakelite tv set had no channels in English or BBC World... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Paul Victor D

Travelers are raving about these Keszthely hotels

Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have never been at the Balaton Lake befoure, but if You'll come there You'll see that the best times for the hotel and the cities around the Balaton Lake has gone. But Hotel is still good place to spend some days, enjoy and rest. There is pool in the hotel and restaurant with average food. People can play table... More 

Helpful?
Thank thurin
Reims, France
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank margxm
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank martonemail
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rachel P
Roma
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Helpful?
Thank OliviaSpencerBower
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

72 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (61)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Keszthely
0.4 mi away
Hotel Bacchus
Hotel Bacchus
#1 of 13 in Keszthely
4.0 of 5 stars 33 reviews
0.7 mi away
KAKADU Wellness Hotel
KAKADU Wellness Hotel
#3 of 13 in Keszthely
3.5 of 5 stars 21 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hotel Ovit
Hotel Ovit
#2 of 13 in Keszthely
4.5 of 5 stars 6 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Abbazia Club Hotel
Abbazia Club Hotel
#7 of 13 in Keszthely
3.0 of 5 stars 40 reviews
3.7 mi away
Hotel Palace Heviz
Hotel Palace Heviz
#6 of 32 in Heviz
4.0 of 5 stars 131 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Kristaly
Hotel Kristaly
#8 of 13 in Keszthely
3.0 of 5 stars 23 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Hotel Helikon

Address: Balatonpart 5, Keszthely 8360, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Western Transdanubia > Zala County > Keszthely
Price Range: $83 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helikon 3*
Number of rooms: 232
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Hotwire, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Helikon reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Helikon Hotel Keszthely
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay