If you're planning a family holiday in Eger strike the Imola Hotel Platan off your list of places to stay. On its webpage, the Hotel proudly announces that it is a a child-free environment even going as far as to include in the banner a graphic of a red circle with the number 16 in it i.e. under sixteens not permitted.
Bizarre child policy aside, the Hotel Platan is recognised as the most luxurious of the hotels in Eger. It is relatively new, having only opened in 2012 so the fixtures and fittings are pristine as is the extensive wellness area.
Don't judge a book by its cover
It is the wellness market that the Platan is catering for, not only does it have its own dedicated spa but guests also have free, unlimited access to the extensive Eger open-air baths.
The spa has everything you would expect of a **** establishment: sauna, indoor pools, massage, jacuzzi, solarium and, unique to Eger, a natural hot spring bath.
Platan's Indoor pool
There are 51 rooms altogether in the hotel in three categories: Premium , Junior Suite and De Luxe Suite.
The biggest distinction between them is the size e.g. the Premium Room is but 24-27 sqm whereas the De Luxe Suites are up to a whopping 52 sqm.
All rooms come with balcony, air-conditioning, minibar and flat screen satellite television. Private bathrooms are as standard and are fully fitted, complimentary toiletries are also provided.
Close to the train station and just a ten minute walk from the centre of the town, the hotel is perfect for tourists to sample all that Eger and the surrounding area has to offer, safe in the knowledge that they are never far from their safe haven at the Platan.
What you find below are two columns: one outlining the positive in Imola Hotel Platan and the other the negative as expressed by their guests. This information is collated from hotel review websites such as tripadvisor.com, booking.com and agoda.com.
No children (if you find them annoying)
Restaurant is good
Free entrance to Eger open-air baths
English language television (rare in Hungarian hotels)
No children (if you are travelling as a family)
Imola Hotel Platan gets a score of 90% on tripadvisor.com (calculated from 10 guest reviews) and on booking.com a score of 9.4/10 (calculated from 87 reviews).
my reading of the reviews, most guests are delighted with the Imola Hotel Platan, however, do keep in mind that they don't allow children under the age of 16 to stay there. There are stories of families booking online and then being turned away on arrival (why they weren't informed about the Hotel's child-policy at the time of making their reservation is beyond me)