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“Nice holiday hotel in excellent lakeside location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Uni
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Hotel Uni
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Balatonfured
Sydney, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice holiday hotel in excellent lakeside location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

The Hotel Uni is a modern 3 storey block building (no lift) right on the waterside of Lake Balaton, first built in the 1970's communist era as the holiday home for the Technical University of the Budapest. It is still reputedly owned by the University, but has been leased to a number operators since then - most recently to some scientologists, apparently. The rooms and bathrooms are adequate, but rather small, and the furniture and fittings are a bit tired, but still perfectly adequate for a holiday hotel. The rooms on the western side all have balconies overlooking the park and the lake, those on the eastern side only have huge windows. There is some refurbishment going on, but even so the rooms are perfectly acceptable for a summer holiday. The greatest asset of the hotel is its location - in a beautiful lakeside park, right on the waterfront, with direct access to the warm and limpid waters of Lake Balaton. The hotel is also within direct walking distance to all the attractions, restaurants and entertainments of Balatonfured, one of the most beautiful and historic lakeside towns on Lake Balaton. There is a good breakfast buffet, and the hotel restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well. There are bicycles for hire, and there is a wonderful lakeside cycle path you can take to Tihany, or in the opposite direction. One word of warning though: there is a large marina and sailing club also located in the hotel, and many of the nouveau rich members of the Hungarian sailing community are not characterized by excessive good manners and refinement in my experience. They can be noisy, unpleasant, aggressive and in large groups they behave as if they owned the place (if not the world!), making it quite unpleasant for other hotel guests. Overall, a pleasant and very well located holiday hotel - when the boorish sailors are away...

Room Tip: Rooms on the western side recommended as they have balconies, but cost a bit more... try to avoid th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

We were attending a wedding near by and this hotel was on their recommended list of cheaper hotels, as per the website. Therefore the rooms were correspondingly reserved.

However, on arrival we were informed that the price was not applicable as there was a holiday and hence the price was alot higher. Bit annoying....as no mention of this before.

The rooms are a VERY basic 2/3 star quality. This wasn't a problem for us as we initially expected this based on the inital price. Room cleaning was a bit weird, only the bed was made and floor swept. Towels were not changed daily nor sheets, not a problem but had i knowned before we would have kept them a bit nicer. We didn't even get additional soap or shower gel after use, so bit confused as to what these cleaners actually do!

No lifts - be warned.

Breakfast was just about acceptable, nothing special. But here was the worst thing, they actually charge you for breakfast automatically!! They say YOU have to tell them if you don't want it! Seems like a scam to me and we (like some other group) only hence realised on checkout. So even days we didn't eat breakfast we were still charged for it.

There is free wi-fi in the lobby area and you have free acess to the lake behind the hotel. Although, everyone else also seemed to have free access strangely.

My personal opinion is that if you looking for a budget hotel to miss this one out.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Uni

Property: Hotel Uni
Address: Szechenyi utca 10, Balatonfured 8230, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Transdanubia > Veszprem County > Balatonfured
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Balatonfured
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Uni 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
Hotel Uni Balatonfured, Hungary - Somogy County

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