Hotel Korona is a relatively small, locally owned hotel, however, it has facilities and services that puts other, similarly sized hotels to shame.
Hotel Korona has its own wine museum
Looking more like an apartment block than a hotel, Hotel Korona is located away from the hustle and bustle of Eger's centre but close enough to be able to stroll to the major sights, shops and restaurants.
The hotel is split into two parts connected by a covered walkway, one part is three stars and the other four stars, but the only difference is in the rooms, all facilities and services are the same whichever part of the hotel guests are staying in.
Not the prettiest hotel in Eger
There are a lot of different room categories at Hotel Korona, all offering different facilities/services:
3* standard double room: 15 sqm; single, double and twin;television, telephone, minibar; hairdryer, bathrobe; located in annexe
3* Classic room: As above but up to 18 sqm and all located in the main building
3* Apartment: As above but 35 sqm; two double bedrooms; sleeps up to six; located in main building
4* Apartment: 30-35sqm; large balcony; sleeps up to four (king-size and double room); located in main building
4* Superior double room: Double and twin; 25 sqm+bathroom; includes dressing table and safe; in the main building
4* Superior king size room: 20-25sqm; king-size bedrooms; in the main building.
4* Junior suite: 40 sqm; suitable for maximum four; hall, living room and king-size bedroom; massage shower in bathroom; in the main building.
4* Presidential suite: 55 sqm+bathroom; beautiful view; hall, living room with open fire, hi-fi etc., king-size bedroom; in the main building
Hotel Korona's Presidential Suite. The grandest hotel room in Eger?
Included in the prices of all rooms and suites are the following:
The indoor pool
One of the big draws of the Hotel Korona is its wellness area. It has a spa, sauna, jacuzzi, steam-room, solarium, indoor pool and a variety of massages on offer.
If this is not enough, then the Eger open baths are within walking distance as are the Turkish baths.
Restaurant laid for breakfast
The hotel has an extensive kitchen and apart from the complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast, a la carte lunches and dinners are served.
A variety of Hungarian specialties and international dishes are available and, as you would expect from a hotel that has its own wine museum, an extensive selection of wines.
Taking pride of place in the Korona, is the Istvan Wine Cellar which also houses the National Wine Museum. It dates from the late eighteenth century and houses a superb collection of wine. I discuss the wine museum in more detail on another page.
Wine tasting programs are available in the Istvan Wine Cellar
What you find below are two columns: one outlining the positives of Hotel Korona 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.
Secure parking (but a fee to pay)
3* rooms (minimum sound proofing, decor, mattresses)
Hotel Korona gets a score of 64% on tripadvisor.com (calculated from 28 guest reviews) and on booking.com a score of 7.9/10 (calculated from 50 reviews).
From my reading of the reviews, there is a big difference in the reviews of those who stayed in the 4* rooms and those in the 3*; it is not the facilities, the service or food that upsets people rather it is the conditions of the lower quality rooms.