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Hotel Karos Spa

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#5 of 9 hotels in Zalakaros
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3.8
Cleanliness
3.8
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3.7
Value
3.5
Our hotel is largest not just in the popular holiday resort, Zalakaros but in the region, too. The spacious rooms, the huge green park between the two buildings of the hotel and the peaceful location guarantee relaxing days. The real time off can be enjoyed in a giant water world, which only a few hotels in Hungary can be proud of. Among the 5 indoor and 2 outdoor pools everyone can find where relaxation the best is. In the sauna park there are 5 different saunas, a steam bath and an ice cave which offer several possibilities. The wellness experience becomes fully perfect by the different massages, gastronomy, sport and other programs of the hotel. The secret of our success is found although elsewhere.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Conference facilities
Wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
Hungarian

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Alma utca 1., Zalakaros 8749 Hungary
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Lucie Vavrečková wrote a review Mar 2024
Ostrava, Czech Republic13 contributions6 helpful votes
Travelled as 2 couples, a lesbian couple in their 30s and an older straight couple in their mid 50s. We felt safe and accepted by the staff, there was no problem with my wife and I wanting double bed. Beware, the staff does not speak English at all. German and Hungarian. We had to make do with Google translator. The hotel was full, and there was a problem to park. The hotel has it's own spa and thermal pool, but to be honest, I was disappointed. Only one jacuzzi, kind of cold, 37°C, and the relaxation pool was even colder, 32°C. The thermal pool was 39°C, but it did not help any of us with out skin or arthritis problems at all. All the thermal pool did was irritate our skin and made it worse. There are saunas and an ice room, but the air conditioning is horrible and we could not breathe in the hall leading to and from the saunas. The hotel is old, used, so are the rooms. Everything was barely functioning, but there was nothing in the room, not even kettle, no tea, no coffee maker, nothing. Not even a minibar, let alone filled and free of charge. Zalakaros is a sleepy city, and the only thing you can do here is go to SPA, but like I said, we were horribly disappointed. The Zalakaros SPA is close, 5 min walk, but the prince of the hotel and the price of extra SPA just didnt sit with us well. The food was 6/10, the beds 2/10 - terrible! and I am a young person!! - rooms 4/10, bathrooms 7/10, food 7/10, pools 6/10, thermal pool 3/10, saunas 4/10, service 9/10, location 10/10. I will not come back, neither I will recomend to go. Perhaps after some serious renovations of rooms, pools and bathrooms. Do yourself a favour and visit the Park Inn Zalakaros. The price includes Zalakaros SPA experience as well, and the hotel is newer and more comfortable, even if a bit pricey.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Peter B wrote a review Nov 2022
Paty, Hungary22 contributions7 helpful votes
Our experience was not that bad but - the Spa Premium Suite did not include anything, I mean no coffee machine, not even an electric kettle, - in the restaurant, rather plain dishes were performed from exquisite ingredients so the chef is obviously not the best of all, but - most importantly, hardly any of the employees were smiling - except of the very kind young lady bartender one of the older lady waiters in the restaurant and the chambermaids. On the other hand, the wellness was fairly good. Sincerely,
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ildiko G wrote a review Nov 2022
Nagykanizsa, Hungary2 contributions3 helpful votes
Wonderful place, with excellent wellness, and really friendly and very helpful staff. The kitchen is excellent, everyone will find tasty food for themself. (also proper for various diets) For sure we will go back again with friends and family... Perfect place to spend with family and friends.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Róbert S. wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I am deeply dissapointed, since there was no communication about the wellness part being under renowation (season preparation), still took the full season price. On the other side, there was somekind of "college party" going on in the hotel, which was done accordingly to the law as they said , since they have ended it at 2 am. There is no problem with that. The problem started at 3 am at the students rooms, which was the "after party", so they were yelling and partying 'till 7 am while others would like to rest. This was also communicated and reported to the reception, in their words "Nothing can be done, if the guest is loud in there room." It was 3 am and went on untill 7 am , there were babies sleeping next to them, for crying out loud! So if you want to go to their hotel, please be advised, that they are not that much guest oriented, and communicative! I would reconsider, if only I had read the reviews!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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elena v wrote a review Jul 2021
Bucharest, Romania72 contributions34 helpful votes
This hotel is huge, split in 2 main buildings that communicate. Check-in experience was good, yet our room was ready at 4pm..quite late i would say. We had to wait to get into our room. Once there we could not find 1 bottle of water, we had to order..I don’t know what experience this hotel had with other guests, but not to have a bottle of water in an apartment with 4 guests? Towels were changed every 3rd day in the room. The wellness towels were not towels, but some textiles. The pools were nice, one recently renovated, sauna center was nice too. Nice playground and kids programs too. Food was average.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 27, 2021
Dear Elena! Thank you for sharing your review with us. I'm disappointed certain aspects of your stay didn't meet your expectations. Thank you again for sharing your valuable feedback with us. I sincerely hope we have the chance of welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Hotel Karos Spa
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Attila F wrote a review Sep 2019
Budapest, Hungary31 contributions13 helpful votes
We were visiting Karos spa August 21- till 24 2019 ,2 adults and 1 seven and half years old boy. Room was very clean and moder, refurbished, fridge not cold. A few things should be changed also which was not done like towel dryer, shower hose, leakage from cealing. Corridor nicely refurbished also. The food choice was not too much, but tasty. The pool bar was very enjoyable and the food was good also there. Evening time nothing was going on. No entertainment at all, no live music or open bar. The bar was open only by the pool, but the weather was cold already. In the hallway 2 ping pont tables and 2 x box with very agressive game which was not supervised at all by anybody. Small kids were playing with bloody games. The staff were very helpfull and friendly. I think we did not get for our many what we paid for. Last year we stayd in the ParkInn and i think that one is a better choice from my point of view.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Ella S wrote a review Apr 2019
Budapest, Hungary10 contributions1 helpful vote
Zalakaros is a beautiful city of Mediterranean climate in Hungary. The hotel is fairly new and attractive with several pools - including one thermal water pool so there is no need to go across the street to the open and very large public pool complex for thermal water. They provide breakfast and dinner with your reservation and a variety of room types to choose from. I've every intention to return again and again.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from KarosSpa, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hotel Karos Spa
Responded May 7, 2019
Dear guest, thanks for your really nice rating! We are glad that you enjoyed the stay in our hotel! We hope to see you in the very near future in Hotel Karos Spa! Best regards, Hotel Karos Spa
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Max White wrote a review Mar 2019
Marbella, Spain557 contributions187 helpful votes
Where is hotel 4⭐ superior??? Old hotel...very big building without atmosphere,like military house! Rooms clear and good warm... Self service dinner Is very poor and sad... Breakfast sufficient. Spa I don't know!! I don't back ...this is sure!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Mar 18, 2019
Dear our Guest! Thank you for your rating. We are very sorry about your bad experiences. We are just renovating our rooms and buildings. Hotel Karos Spa
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Zoltán S wrote a review Dec 2018
Budapest, Hungary34 contributions5 helpful votes
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Gondold át! A szálloda próbálja a szebb arcát mutatni a hírdetésekben, de ez sajnos élőben nem működik! Retro hangulat jellemzi a helyet. A szobák nyitását műanyag órákkal oldják meg, ami nem mindíg praktikus, mert ha már az emberen van óra es valamilyen karkötő, akkor növeszthet egy új kart amire a zöld (standolós) órát felbiggyeszti. A szobákban a szekrények befogadóképessége erősen korlátozott (kicsi)! Az álmenyezet leázva díszíti a szoba folyosóját. A szoba fűrdőszobájában a kád a divat, a tusolást is kádban kell végezni, mint valami panellakásban. A kád környékén megjelenő penész eléggé lehangoló látvány. A szobában a konnektorokat vadászni kell! (Össz.:4db van, amiből 3 foglalt) Megérkezésünk óta kb.:40 perc, többször is tanakodtunk a szálloda elhagyásán, az alacsony színvonal miatt, ami az árban eggyáltalán nem látszik! Nem ajánlott kategoria! Think about it! The hotel is trying to show off its beautiful face in advertisements, but unfortunately it doesn't work live! Retro mood characterizes the place. The opening of the rooms is done with plastic watches, which is not always practical, because if you have an hour and a bracelet you can grow a new lever to beat the green (rack) clock. In the rooms, the capacity of the cabinets is very limited (small)! The ceiling is soaking up the hallway of the room. In the room of the room, the tub is in fashion, and the shower must be done in a bathtub as in a flat panel. The mold around the tub is a pretty depressing sight. In the room, the sockets must be hunted! (Total: 4pcs, of which 3 are occupied) Approximately 40 minutes since we arrived, we have repeatedly talked about leaving the hotel because of the low standard that is not visible in the price! Not recommended category!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Dec 27, 2018
Kedves Vendégünk! Köszönjük értékelését! Észrevételeit továbbítani fogjuk illetékes vezetőink felé. Üdvözlettel: Hotel Karos Spa
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lu p wrote a review Apr 2018
Zilina, Slovakia59 contributions41 helpful votes
Last 2 years we started to spend extended weekends and holidays in Hungary. This hotel we booked for Easter holiday. First - very positive surprice was extra service (we booked halfboard) - we got coupon for lunch soups, coffee, welcome drinks and desserts. We really enjoyed wellness with our 3 years old son. Our room was big enough and we appreciated that room was situated on 1st floor at the end of corridor. For kids there are 2 indoor kids rooms and 1 exdoor. Food in restaurant was in standard quality and we really liked coctails which we could drink in wellness zone. I would only recommend to add egg hunting in garden as we could see in other hotels, this we missed for our son. We are not very demanding with room but I can see that some parts of especially bathroom (higher shelves were not clened for longer period. I would return to this hotel, I liked the area and close restaurants and lake. Its nice place for families.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Responded Aug 27, 2018
Dear guest, thanks for your rating! We are glad that you enjoyed the stay in our hotel! We will forward your feedbacks to our management! We hope to see you in the very near future in Hotel Karos Spa! Best regards, Hotel Karos Spa
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$156 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
HungaryWestern TransdanubiaZala CountyZalakaros
NUMBER OF ROOMS
287
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Karos Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Karos Spa?
Nearby attractions include Zalakaros Bath (0.2 miles) and Eco Park Zalakaros (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Karos Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Karos Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Karos Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Karos Spa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Karos Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La'Mar, No Sugar cafe & bar, and Friskó Panzió.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Karos Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Karos Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Zalakaros.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Karos Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Karos Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Hotel Karos Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.