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Janus Boutique Hotel & SPA
Ranked #9 of 39 Hotels in Siofok
Budapest, Hungary
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“nice small hotel near lake Balaton”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

We stayed in this hotel early september, as it was out of high season there were a possibility to choose among from rooms and as all rooms are in different style it was interesting to see more rooms :-). There are more small rooms but as we were with children we picked one of the suites which are quite big (80m2, 2 floors).
The hotel is nice, I like the idea of having rooms in different styles, I was never in such hotel.
The wellness are of the hotel is quite small, but have sauna which is enough for me :-)... although in high season it could be quite crowdy, but was ok at our time.
The staff is kind and helpful, the breakfast is amazing.
Lake Balaton is quite close, I was quite surprised, that in 1st week of September we could hardly find a place open...
My only concern with this hotel is that its not really a 4*, more a 3+, the prices are quite high, but there are lots of possibility for discount so worth to check.
I can recommend this hotel (at least out of high season) even with children, but for pairs as well.

Room Tip: Oasis suite is the nicest among the suites. I have not checked the small rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2011

When we got here first, it was night and raining. The hotel looks like an old house, from the outside but when you get inside: wow.
A very nice boutique hotel with nice english speaking personell.
Every room it's unique. We had the ASIAN Room. Very nice...

Breakfast: a lot of delicious food to choose from.
Room: small but very nice and quiet area. Good for sleep.
SPA: A small pool with sauna and a small hydromassage pool. Very stylish.
Hotel surroundings: near from the walking center and the Balaton Lake.

Tips: rent a motoscooter and visit everything around, from the harbour to the noth side of Balaton lake.

Room Tip: Check all the free rooms, in order to pick the right one for you. Every room has it's own style...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Budakeszi, Hungary
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31 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

The hotel offers several rooms decorated in a diffferent style. We had the angel's apartment, and were quite satisfied. Buffet breakfast was abundant, but the spa was a little too small of what I've imagined. The location is not the best: railway is one sie, some block building is on the other. Don't expect a view of Lake Balaton, but it's a great start of cycling tours, as they let us keep our bikes stored in a safe place.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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lukovica
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

The hotel is made up of 2 buildings connected with atriums-perfectly done - Rooms are something to rememeberr-evcery of 29 is different decoreted. There are at least some you will fall in love... But the choice in the summer is limited due to great demand
Pool and jakuzzi are great, decorated in egiptian stile - a 5 star hotel wouldnt be ashamed'-
After 8pm it is open to nudists also - but I havent seen any...
Try the 1oo1 night room

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Luxembourg
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 20, 2009

This hotel does not have 4* quality rooms - they are imaginatively but shabbily decorated and furnished. The quality is very cheap. However, together with the size, cleanliness and lovely spa area we consider it good value for money. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. They all spoke excellent English. The minibar is very reasonably priced and the hotel has a central and easy to find location. Even though it is on a main road and next to a railway line, we were not disturbed at all. The restaurant was shut so cannot comment on that. The breakfast was average but there was a free coffee machine in a lounge area packed with leaflets and books on the area.

Siofok in September is not however recommended, everything was shut and the town has no charm. This could be a good place to stay in season.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

We have just got back from a weekend in Siofok and stayed here at the Best Western. It is self proclaimed as a boutique hotel... it isn't, the only reason why I think they would say that is because all the rooms are individually styled. The style though is more 'Changing Rooms' (cheap UK redecoration programme) rather than Boutique, everything was done cheaply and you can tell. However, that is the only niggle I have, the staff were lovely, kind and helpful, the room was clean and spacious (we had no 4 with a mezzanine bedroom... but steepish stairs)

The location... sandwiched between the 4 lane high street and a rail track... however, with the air con on and the windows closed this is not affect our sleep in any way (trains are pretty infrequent). As we were staying in high season being the few streets back we were from the lake and main bar area was a really good choice.

Siofok... we didn't like it much, there was one main street where everything is going on and unless you like really pumping dance music, loud youngsters having fun (and so it should be) and fast food there isn't a lot of other choice. We did manage to find a couple of restaurants to eat which had good food ... good job we had our guidebook as you wouldn't just drop on them.

Oh also we had to pay 900 forints eachper day to get to sit by the lake, it reduces to 500 after 4pm and is free in the evening for the bars and clubs.

We will go back to Balaton but try out a different town next time.

Stayed August 2008
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Skien
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Reviewed July 29, 2008

We arrived at the hotel, and the aircom did not work. It was very hot in the room. The last night it was the same. The guy who worked in the reseption did not know what to do. He was afraid to call the manager, it was better that we melted away in our room...... He did not even know how to open the windows. Finally we got the windows open, and the next morning it was a lot of ants in the room. With noe aircon it was a smell of fungus in the room. Not nice! We asked for a discount when checking out, and we was offerd 12 Euros! 12 Euros for 2 nights without aircom......... I wont call that a discount! We payd 134 Euros pr night. It might be worth 50 Euros! Not more......
The pictures of the hotel on the internett looks very nice. The pictures lie. The hotel was worn out and shabby. I would never ever in my life visit this hotel again. I don't recomend this hotel to anyone!!!

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — No aircon, lot of ants
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Janus Boutique Hotel & SPA

Property: Janus Boutique Hotel & SPA
Address: Fo utca 93-95., Siofok 8600, Hungary (Formerly BEST WESTERN Janus Atrium Hotel)
Location: Hungary > Southern Transdanubia > Somogy County > Siofok
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Siofok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Janus Boutique Hotel & SPA 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This traditional, familiy atmosphered hotel can be found in the heart of the city – close to everything – on the old Main street of Siófok. The train station is 100 m away, the citiy center along with the Water Tower, restaurants, and the Sió mall are 200 m away. Siófok’s Main beach is also close, in a 10 minutes of walking distance. The building complex came into existence with integrating an old evangelic chapel and a school together in 1993, by the plans of Imre Makovecz. This hotel is the only relized plan of the famous architect. Later, between 2004 and 2015 a new concept came and the hotel recieved a new enterior. A unique design has been created, all of the rooms have different styles and decors. This is the only boutique-hotel in Hungary where all the rooms are different from each other. The house’s family atmosphered SPA facility has been evolved in roman and old egyptian style. Everything can be found here, which is necessary for the active recreation and relaxation: swimming pool, sauna, infra-sauna, whirlpool, gym, aroma chamber and solarium. Of course there is possibility to have massage and cosmetic treatments aswell or paid privat usage of the Jacuzzi with champagne and sweetplates. The combination of the open-air and the glassroofed atriums, design rooms, SPA facilitiy and wellness services makes the days spent here a unique experience. The hotel is non-smoking and do not allow pets. Vehicles can be parked in the open-air, but closed parking lot. ... more   less 
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Best Western Siofok
Siofok Best Western
Janus Boutique Hotel & SPA Siofok, Somogy County, Hungary

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