Let me start by saying that I have nothing against the Szent Janos Hotel (as may be assumed from the above sub-heading), it's just that it is a truly average hotel. Nothing marks it out from the crowd except, of course, for its location.
Sitting on a quiet, pedestrianised street, the Szent Janos is ideal for those without a car who wish to spend their few days in Eger exploring the sights, eating at the street restaurants or just strolling along the historic, Baroque lanes and alleyways.
Facade of Szent Janos Hotel
It is a small hotel, with only 11 rooms split into three categories: Standard single room, standard double room and superior double room (for pricing look at the right hand column).
All of the rooms are simply furnished and come with a private bathroom, wifi, minibar, telephone, room safe and television.
Please note that some rooms only have baths, so if you want a room with a shower be sure to ask when booking.
A Superior Room
Unlike many hotels listed on this site the Hotel Szent Janos does not have its own restaurant. This is not a major problem, however, as there are many places to eat in the area. A buffet breakfast is included in the price and is served in the breakfast room.
There is also a wonderful glass-roofed terrace, which is great during the colder months.
Entrance to the winter garden
What you find below are two columns: one outlining the positives of Hotel Szent Janos 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.
Free parking (on street)
Value for money
Too close to McDonald's
Rooms on second floor have sloping ceilings - inconvenient
Street can be noisy
Hotel Szent Janos gets a score of 85% on tripadvisor.com (calculated from 10 guest reviews) and on booking.com a score of 8.2/10 (calculated from 57 reviews).
From my reading of the reviews, the Szent Janos is perfectly adequate for a short term stay but lacks the frills of other similarly priced establishments. Its location, however, does make it a viable alternative.