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“shabby 70s hotel badly in need of face-lift” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Irottko
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Koszeg
Vienna, Austria
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133 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“shabby 70s hotel badly in need of face-lift”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2009

I stayed here two nights in December along with a big group, and if I return to Koszeg, I will try the pleasant and contemporary pension across the plaza (Portre Etterem). Our room was barrack-like with no decoration or warmth, and the lighting, carpets, and curtains seemed to be the originals from 1979. It seems some of the other rooms had been renovated and were quite decent with modern restrooms, but we were stuck with a communist-era bathroom with a toilet you had to flush with sink-like knobs (ie not automatic at the push of a button). The hotel is obviously from a time when style, comfort, and even tourism were of little interest; it is a kitschy atrium-style hotel with paper-thin walls (there was a loud religious gathering with music in the lobby the evening of our arrival, and it was impossible to get a nap in before dinner). The shower was very badly designed--the water leaked into the rest of the bathroom. The service was not bad, but the desk workers were not exactly warm. I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

You cannot get a better location in Koszeg than what Hotel Irottko has - right on Fo Ter, overlooking the cathedral and cafes. The building itself is an ugly Communist style hotel completely out of sync with the beauty and history of Koszeg. Make sure you get a renovated room with a view of the square and a new bathroom. The rooms themselves are a little tired and could do with a refresh, some new mattresses and definitely new pillows. Breakfast is OK for a Hungarian hotel. The price of the rooms are a little too high for what you get (18,500 Forint per night for a double). But they do have a wellness centre and the spa is free - perfect for kids. Parking is also free. However, I would hate to be there when it is hot as there is no air conditioning.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mutiny
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Kootenay National Park, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2008

We stayed here for a week in early July in the middle of a heat wave. This hotel sits exactly on the City Square facing the main church of the Sacred Heart in the quaint little town of Koszeg, Hungary. It's near the Austrian border. The location is fabulous. You are within steps of the original castle and can learn about how this little town stopped to invasion of the Turks so many centuries ago. Quaint shops and cobble stone streets. The main square is surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants and a few stores and banks. Wonderful!

The hotel is a 3 story, mid-20th century hotel. STaff are friendly once they get to know you, and a couple of them speak English. The lady manager is lovely and will spend some time speaking with you, but you generally have to approach everyone here first.
There is no air conditioning of any type in this hotel. It was soooo incredibly hot and uncomortable in our room, even with the windows wide open (we were on the 2nd floor), that we broke down by day 2 and bought a fan at the local hardward store! They didn't even have a fan for anyone to borrow from the Front Desk. I wonder how the elderly guests made out? The hotel was always full of groups and busses of tourists. Perhaps because they are so popular they don't need to worry about little things like this?

Our room was very small with 2 beds. Mattresses were like futons (typical in many parts of Europe). EAch bed had 1 duvet and a terrible, useless pillow. The bathroom was old but very clean and acceptable. Housekeeping staff were pleasant and our room was always made up nicely for us. We left them a small tip every day.

We ate in the hotel restaraunt a few times. Very good and the price was very reasonable. They also have a nice little coffee shop at the front of the building and you can sit outside and watch the people go by. But it was just as easy to stroll into the Square and eat at the wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops there. Don't forget to go to the Turkish coffee shop just to the right of the front door of this hotel. It is the oldest coffee shop in the town and the decor is reminiscent of the days of its founding by the Turks. And their pastry is fabulous!!

We really cannot say we liked this hotel. It served its purpose for us. However, there are very few hotels in Koszeg and only 1 other on the Square and it was not much better looking than this one.

  • Liked — convenient location
  • Disliked — no air conditioning
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Irottko
Address: Fo ter 4., Koszeg 9730, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Western Transdanubia > Vas County > Koszeg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Koszeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Irottko 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the feet of the Alps, Kőszeg with its rich history and many historical buildings, is one of the hundred wonders of Hungary. The magical spirit of the Middle Ages, the beauty of nature, the crystal clear air and the unique sub-alpine climate of the surrounding hills, the interesting events of the town all enchant visitors. You have many options to choose whilst staying in Kőszeg, enjoying the romantic calmness and beauty of the town. Thermal baths and spas (Bük, Sárvár, Bad Tatzmannsdorf), the sights of Vienna, Graz and Burgenland are within reach. Should you feel like going on excursions you may choose from wine tasting, fishing, hiking or cycling. Hotel Írottkő is located just in the romantic Main Square of the historic Inner City. 50 recently refurbished and renovated rooms with en-suite bathrooms, phone, television and mini-bar ensure a comfortable stay. From most of the rooms Guests enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the old city centre with historic houses and the surrounding hills. Our services include wellness, safe, lift, reception, hair-dresser’s & beauty salon, restaurant with garden, separate event rooms, drink bar, free WiFi, bicycles to hire, bank, ATM and many more. The Hotel’s wellness area of 200 m2 has a wide range of services on offer to help you relax and regenerate. Competent wellness advisors are pleased to answer your question and make massage appointments. Hotel Írottkő is delighted to provide unlimited access to its basic wellness services to its Guests free of charge throughout their stay, including steam cabin (35-40 ºC), infrared sauna (30-45 ºC), Finnish sauna (80-100ºC), tepidarium, salt cave, jacuzzi and towels. The hotel’s restaurant seating 40 persons is open every day from 11am till 9pm offering marvellous dishes including local specialties accompanied by remarkable wines from the vineyards of Kőszeg and of the region. Our open-air terrace with moody atmosphere is available, making your stay more pleasant. ... more   less 
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