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6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Fonyod, Somogy County, Southern Transdanubia

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DebbieJan...
Essex, England
2 reviews
“A wonderful Week”
Reviewed 7 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This is our second time staying in Fonyod with the lovely hosts Kathy and Frank and it won't be our last.

The house is in a lovely location with views over Lake Balaton and the centre of Fonyod is about a 15 minute walk away.

There are lots of places to sit and relax around the lake, go for a nice swim or enjoy the Hungarian cuisine and there are plenty of places to visit in the surrounding areas.

Kathy and Frank are fantastic hosts and the food is excellent. The property is light and airy, spotlessly clean and all the rooms are large and welcoming.

I would totally recommend this place and especially if you are travelling in a group due to its size and facilities.

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Peter B
Oakham, UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 4 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We have stayed here before and it is so good we cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Fonyod.... or on Lake Balaton.

If one should feel the urge to explore there are boats at the small harbour to ferry you to the other side of lake Balaton, or there are many trains and buses that go to other destinations including Budapest. Swimming in the lake is safe and there are warm mineral spas nearby.

The house is well positioned out of the busy centre and offers fabulous views across the valley where it is situated. The accommodation is modern and very clean, with our hosts Frank and Kathy Rowe (and their delightful dog Rosie) doing everything possible to make a stay at their house a truly memorable occasion. A perfect destination for a really relaxing break.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Sep 2017
Always a pleasure having you to stay with us

Frank and Kathy
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Mark W
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Lovely house, lovely hosts”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This is our third time in Fonyod and our third time staying with Frank and Kathy. As always we received a lovey warm welcome in their lovely house. Both Frank and Kathy are excellent cooks, from breakfast with fresh rolls and fruit to traditional dishes like leckto, and Frank's spag bol.

Kathy keeps the house absolutely spotless and the rooms are very spacious and tastefully decorated.

The house itself offers beautiful views over Lake Balaton and Fonyod centre is about a 15 minute walk down the hill, past the spookily deserted Hotel Fonyod.

Fonyod centre offers the usual range of small shops and access to the lake, which you have to pay for. However, if you travel about half a mile south you can access the lake for free and enjoy excellent food and drink at Kopi and Erica's buffet called Ezusthullam Bisztro.

The house is a great base to use to explore the surrounding area. We have even been to Budapest on the train from the local station. Frank and Kathy have great local knowledge and are lovely hosts.

I would thoroughly recommend this rental whether as a couple, family or large group.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Thanks Mark it's always a pleasure to have you here
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Peter B
Oakham, UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A great place to stay ... in fact a real treat!”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

We were treated as 'family' and nothing was too much trouble. Frank and Kathy made us so welcome - their local knowledge is invaluable and the food is first class.
Accommodation is generous with very large rooms and modern bathrooms. The position of the house gives wonderful views over the lake and beautiful area.

Fonyod is a great base, with lots of local shops, restaurants and cafes.... one can enjoy the beauty of Lake Balaton, but Budapest is only a train ride away (perhaps for an overnight stay). Older EU travelers(65+) can use the public transport free of charge with the exception of 'Express' trains where a supplement is payable.

We would not hesitate to return to this wonderful place.

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Liked best: Our hosts and their hospitality
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
Thanks for your review, we are very pleased we have delivered what we promise, this is an unknown jewel in Europe and more people should give it a try. We will make sure you have a great hoilday
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redelaine
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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I stayed here for 7 nights and can not fault this place! The hosts, Kathy and Frank make you feel welcome from the moment you step out the airport.
Their house is beautifully kept, very comfortable, clean,and spacious. The food is to die for, traditional all the way.
Nothing was ever too much trouble.
Having never been to Hungary, their knowledge on the best places to go was exceptional, they even helped me with the language. The location of their house is fabulous, close to the beautiful Balaton, the twice weekly markets, or the local restaurants/shops.
I would totally recommend this place, whether it's a holiday for two or in a group! It's an absolute find!
Thankyou Kathy and Frank for an amazing holiday. I will definately be returning.

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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
It is always nice to get a great review and as I have said before we are here to please and make sure you get more than you pay for, Hungary is not well known for holiday makers especially in Lake Balaton. But it is the unknown jewel in central europe
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