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“Cheap and convenient...if you don't mind the stairs.”
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Park Hotel Minaret
Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Eger
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“Cheap and convenient...if you don't mind the stairs.”
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Two guys on a road trip. We were just looking for a place to flop and enough hot water to wash the grime off us after spending two weeks working on my farm. We went UP the stairs and the room served us well. When we woke up the next morning, the weather was perfect so we decided to stay an extra two days to spook around the city. DOWN the winding staircase we went to go exploring. If you turn left from the hotel and walk toward the city center on your right you will find a "csukraszda", a Hungarian pastry shop that is A-One. We had a breakfast of double espressos and sugar and buzzed off for the day. A little later the weather changed and we went back to the hotel for wind breakers. UP the stairs, getting out of the way of a large group of elderly ladies coming DOWN the stairs who were there on a bus tour. Coming DOWN the stairs, we ran into the Hungarian National water polo team coming UP the stairs. We squeezed into the corner as these giants passed.
We slept late the next morning and found no hot water for our showers. The little old ladies had gotten up early and run ALL the hot water down before their bus picked them up. We went to the cathedral and the bishop's palace to see the camera obscura (must see!)
The next morning we got up early, had a LONG hot shower and went DOWN the stairs. We stopped at the little corner market for coffee and snacks before setting off for the castle, which is only a few blocks DOWN the hill and then quite a hike back UP the hill. It is really worth the hike...great museums and views. After the castle we went DOWN the hill, and then went DOWN the stairs to have dinner at the Feherszarvas Vadasztanya...one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Eger. Back UP the stairs for the night.
The next morning we went DOWN the stairs and next door and brought back our coffee to sit out on the back terrace. That is when the desk clerk asked why we didn't just get our coffee from the free breakfast (there's a free breakfast?) We went out to the terrace and found the pool which we didn't know about. Lesson learned: ASK what is available at the hotel upon check-in. Finished with our coffee, the clerk asked us why we hadn't gone to the top of the Minaret, "It is just outside the front door and has the finest view of the city. Only 210 UP steps to the top." We never made it to the top of the minaret.

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Reviewed July 13, 2007

We stayed here at part of a Rick Steves tour, and it was nice enough (and that shouldn't be taken as a negative). It's inexpensive and the service was good. It has A/C and our room was right over the entrance looking to the minaret (which you can climb). The hotel sort of sprawls in a lot of directions and many rooms are conversions that worked well. There is a pool in the courtyard (an above ground one that isn't too big and wasn't heated much but felt good). The breakfast room in in a kind of basement but it was spacious and offered quite a lot of food. The front desk people were good.

As for it's location, it's perfect. It was no more than about 3 blocks to the heart of the city plaza... and everything in the core of Eger is close to everything else.

Stayed June 2007
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Property: Park Hotel Minaret
Address: Knezich Karoly utca 2., Eger 3300, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Northern Hungary > Heves County > Eger
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Eger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Hotel Minaret 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In heart of the city center you can find our hotel with 40 air-conditioned rooms (87 spaces). We have 2 single rooms, 6 rooms with one big bed (for couples), 26 two-bed rooms, 3 three-bed-rooms and 3 four-bed-rooms. We can put a spare bed in the three-bed rooms. In all rooms are showers, TV, telephones and refrigerators. The restaurant seats up to 60 people and conference room can hold up to 40 people. ... more   less 
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