Like the Gere down the road this place has grown from humble panzio into a very nice hotel. Both offer great food, comfortable rooms, a spa experience and of course, wonderful wines. The Bock lacks the charming views of some of the rooms at the Gere hotel but it holds its own with its food and mind blowing wines. Rooms are large and comfortable. The desk kindly turned up the A.C on a hot afternoon as there are no in-room controls.. It got COLD! One guest I spoke to told me that he ONLY stayed at the Bock because he though they had the best beds in town. My wife concurred. The bidet in the bathroom was a nice touch.,..especially after a week on the Goulash Trail..laugh.. No English language news channels.. Bummer;..
The food has improved tremendously. For years the restaurant served decent though unimaginative plates.. That has all changed.. The kitchen now has a real chef working behind the stoves and the dishes are inventive and delicious... Shame that the foie is served without a nice sweet red onion or fruit confit and toasts to spread it on instead of the soft home baked grape seed bread.. My Mangalica pork with a delicious roasted pepper cream sauce was beautiful , the fried green onion stems not so much..The wait staff are real pros and happy to talk food and wine.,,. It goes without saying that the wine, the big reds at least, have no equals in Hungary and are prize winners throughout Europe.. beautiful stuff.. Joszef Bock is usually around and he is a very funny and nice man., not to mention a real pioneer in the post communist wine making scene. Get him to sign a few bottles for your cellar!
The spa is a modest affair; small indoor pool, a jacuzzi ( which much better than the one at the Gere) sauna and a small steam room that hadn't been turned on sadly. Massages etc are available by appointment. The bottled mineral water was a nice touch..
Breakfast comes with the room..It's a buffet deal with the usual salamis and cold cuts, not so great bread and surly serving women.. The Gere beats them hands down here. Some decent baked good would be nice..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Villany, famous for its wine region, Bock Hotel Ermitage is a family-run hotel and wine cellar with air-conditioned rooms, an-site restaurant and a wellness area. Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel free of charge.All rooms comprise cable flat-screen TV, a seating area and a private bathroom with bath or shower, equipped with a hairdryer.Guests can dine in the restaurant, and enjoy the wine selection of the local cellar. Special diet menus are available on request.The wellness centre of the Bock Hotel Ermitage includes a steam cabin, a Finnish sauna, a hot tub and an indoor pool. Until the parents are relaxing in the wellness, children can spend their time in the game room. Bike rental and shuttle service are also available.Villany Train Station is 1 km away, the historic town of Pecs is 35 km from the hotel. ... more less
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