Open since 1929, Hotel Park is the oldest operating hotel in Eger. Those who like their accommodation to have a bit of character will be more than happy with this place.
Built in the Neo-Baroque style, the hotel is now just one part a larger hotel, the Hotel Eger and Park. However, they operate as two distinct entities.
The two hotels are joined by a network of corridors and share the same dining and spa facilities.
This arrangement is quite confusing so do make sure you know which hotel you are booking into.
Hotel Park (on the left) and Hotel Eger in the 1950s before the two were joined. The two architectural styles differ somewhat.
As is illustrated in the pictures above below, the two hotels are very different. The differences do not stop at the architecture: the Hotel park is a four star establishment, while Hotel Eger has just three stars.
This page is dedicated to the Hotel Park part of the complex, if you are interested in staying in the Hotel Eger please click this link.
The Hotel Park today
The interior is as elegant as the exterior, done out in Neo-Baroque style. The dining area is particularly impressive.
Hotel Park's elegant dining room
The Cigar Room is equally fine, although now it has taken on the role of a grand lobby - since 2011 it has been forbidden in Hungary to smoke in confined, public spaces.
The 'Cigar Room'
Hotel Park has 35 elegant rooms at three different rates, prices range from 41000huf to 55000huf (as of 2014).
All rooms have air conditioning (very important in Hungary in the summer) and modern bathrooms.
Bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge, these are great for when you are going to the pool and spa in the adjoining Hotel Eger.
As you would expect from a four star hotel, there is WiFi in public areas and cable TV in all rooms.
Room in Hotel Park
As mentioned above, Eger Park Hotel is actually one of two hotels that are physically joined together, so should you want to use the fantastic wellness facilities you will need to go to the other hotel, Hotel Eger.
This involves taking what seems at first a tortuous route through a maze of passages but once you have done it a couple of times you'll get the hang of it.
Hot pool with hydro-shower
Fancy lighting in pool area
What you find below are two columns: one outlining the positives of the Hotel Park and the other the negatives. This information is collated from hotel review websites such as tripadvisor.com and booking.com.
Location- close to centre and all the sights
Breakfast - quantity and quality
The architecture - romantic
Rooms need updating
Wellness treatments (e.g. massage) have to be booked in advance.
Bit of a labyrinth
Supper - quality
The Hotel Park gets a score of 70% on tripadvisor.com (an average taken from 40 guest reviews) and on booking.com a score of 8.3/10 (an average taken from 67 reviews).
From my reading of the reviews, guests are generally happy with the hotel. Most problems guests express are particular to them, suggesting that the hotel is dealing with individual complaints promptly.