We spent a couple of days in this hotel at the end of May. We had 2 connecting rooms, both of them were small but enough for 2+2 people. (There are bigger kind of rooms in the hotel.) The beds are acceptably comfy. The bathroom is nice. Everything is clean. All rooms have a balcony with side view to the Velence lake, though some of them are closer to it (ours were the closest ones, rooms 2316 and 2317. The suites have full lake view. The rooms are either South-West or North-East oriented, it is better to ask the latter ones in the hottest months, though the air con in the rooms works well. The three blocks of the hotel were built rather close to each other, nevertheless it is not really noisy. The garden and the common areas are well kept and beautiful, with plenty of vivid colors (colorful walls and sunbeds, green grass and flowers, etc.).
The spa is really good, it has 3 different pools, a thermal area and a sauna park. The biggest swimming pool is basicly covered but one can swim out to its open air part, even in winter time. It is around 32 degrees Celsius and has different attractions. The other 2 pools are open air, one of them is especially for swimming, both of them are heated when the outside temperature requires. Inside there are 2 further pools with special thermal water. The sauna park includes a Finnish, a bio and an infra sauna, a steam cabin, a pool+shower area and a tepidarium room for relaxing. Everything is absolutely clean and well mainteined. The wellness area includes massage rooms (ask for Timea, I have found her the best masseur) and a small fittness room (TecnoGym equipment) + a gymnasium where special training classes are held.
The restaurant offers half board with delicious food, even those with a special diet requirement can find something or get special food upon request (e.g. gluten free products). Fresh fruits and salads are included in all buffet style meals. The lunch can be a buffet menu or a la carte order. (Prices: e.g. a Ceasar salad, a spaghetti or a pizza is around 6 €/ 1500 HUF). There is a separated section for hungry peolpe in swimming pool, so no need to change before eating. Eating out is another option but the surroundings of the hotel is a bit poor with few facilities only.
What else? You can rent a bike (a ride around the lake is nice). Nice playground and inside playing room for the kids. No hairdresser in the hotel. Minibar is too pricey.
The strongest point of this hotel is its staff: all the receptionists, room maids, waiters, pool attendants, etc. are kind, helpful every time and work efficiently. It is expected though, as the hotel is a bit overpriced, I think. But its excellent location, quality and staff still give the feeling of getting a good value for money. So I definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Velence Resort & Spa**** is the first complex on Lake Velence that functions as an all-in-one spa, wellness, conference and children-friendly hotel. Velence Resort & Spa is located right along the lakeshore. Our restaurants, the balconies of our rooms and the conference rooms offer a spectacular view of Lake Velence and the surrounding hills. The area is abundant in natural beauties and cultural sights, which guarantee a lasting and memorable experience during your stay.Bring along your children! We have a children-friendly environment awaiting the youngest visitors complete with playrooms, a children’s pool, a playground and a sandbox. During the peak season qualified educators work with the children to allow their parents to experience complete relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Velence Resort And Spa
- Velence Hotel Velence