This lovely little hotel in Eger, Hungary, is definitely recommended if you’re ever in that part of the world. It’s just a short walk from the pedestrianized old town, with all the main sights and plenty of eating options.
It was really hard to find this, as the Google map we had wasn’t accurate and Eger was bigger than we expected, with many one-way streets, so we ended up driving around to no avail for a while. Eventually we parked in a parking lot and Rod walked around and found it.
But, once we did and got the car into the locked hotel parking space just down the street, it was well worth it.
The hotel’s bigger than you’d imagine from the outside façade and the ground floor entrance is just a small reception area with stairs leading upstairs. Up the first flight is the pretty breakfast room, with a walled garden, plus some bedrooms; then up two levels to more rooms. Ours was one small level up, overlooking the garden, so was very quiet at night—except on the last night, when they were totally full with a very noisy crowd of Slovenian school kids on a field trip (the manager apologized profusely the next morning!).
Our room and the double bed were comfortable and the room had a small fridge and a kettle to make tea, always a nice touch. The breakfast buffet was really good (included in the room price), with friendly staff, even if they didn’t speak a lot of English. The color scheme is shades of pink (to fit the name?) and the breakfast tablecloths are monogrammed with the hotel name, another nice touch.
The two men that we dealt with on the reception desk spoke really good English and were extremely helpful with maps, ideas of where to go and what to do in town and the area etc. Hopefully we’ll get back to Eger one day and, if we do, we’ll definitely stay here.
Get more information at www.romantikhotel.hu