The pension is located in Eger, in a town with a pleasant atmosphere. Eger has been the centre of one of the most important and oldest
wine-growing areas in the region for centuries. Eger has many famous sights and buildings and the nearby villages have many
interesting places too. The thermal water is one of the tourist attractions of Eger.
The thermal spring in Egerszalók, Szilvásvárad (the Valley of Szalajka),
Mátra (Kékes), Bükk-Hills (Bánkút), Mezőkövesd, Miskolctapolca, Hollókő, Bogács, Lillafüred, Hortobágy and Parád (Parádfürdő, Parádsasvár) are nearby.
The accommodation is within 10 minutes walking distance. It is located in a quiet residential area. We welcome pets too.
We are looking forward to having our guest, who would like to relax, all year round!
In 1961, oil-drillers on the outskirts of Egerszalók were much surprised when they chanced upon a hot spring of water instead of crude oil. Thermal water of 69° C welled up from the depth. Over the years, layers of greyish, yellowish and reddish stone have crystallised where the water came up and ran down the hillside, a moonscape amidst a typical Hungarian landscape. The water contains calcium, magnesium, hydro carbonate and sodium. The water was proved medicinal by a study in 1990.
The village of Szilvásvárad is located 30 km from Eger deep down in Western Bükk, 358 meters above sea level. The area is rich of natural waters. There is still a wide variety of trees in the forests of the region and the area is also rich of ancient archaeological finds. Meandering through the woods is the Szalajka stream, plus fishponds, waters rich of trout, cliffs adorned by rocky ravines and waterfalls. Szalajka völgy, well-known for a rich flora and fauna is open all year round. In the 1700s horse breeding became outstanding in the area. Main sights of the settlement are the Calvinist church, erected in the 19th century, and the Pallavicini mansion, built in 1860.
Hungary's highest and most attractive hills markedly rise from the flat area of the Hungarian Plain. The name of Mátra sounds familiar to everyone. Coming from the plains, you will reach the vineyards on the sunny southern slopes while from the north, the first impression is romantic hills. Climb the steep rising peaks and walk the creek valleys. Volcanic acidic springs, crystal clear air and sunshine are good food for body and soul. The forests of Mátra have something new to show every season.
Upon leaving the town of Eger towards the north, we enter the Bükk forest. The region is covered by green grass in Summer, and a blanket of snow in winter. Springs with abundant water gush to the surface. This deep lying water laid the foundations for the Spa culture of the area. Hungary's second largest national park is situated in the Bükk hills. Hunting and riding facilities enhance the potentiality of the region. Adding to its tourist pull are the folk trades still living today, wood cutting, charcoal and lime burning, pottery, folk arts, costumes and rural houses as well as folk art relics found in the area.
In 1938, the county constable Lajos Zsóry allowed companies to prospect for oil on his family estate. Once again, it was thermal waters and not oil that gushed forth. The thermal water, springing from the deep karsts layers of the Bükk, has been used to treat loco motor disorders, gynaecological problems, and is employed in the post treatment for orthopaedic surgery. Other services include massage, weight bath, tub bath, hydro massage, mud bath, manicure, sauna and solarium. There are open-air and indoor medical pools and wave pools in the garden park, waiting to serve their guests.
The thermal cave baths are a unique experience in Europe for those who stand below the karsts waterfall which pours down from the depths of the hills. The baths have a delightful location, surrounded by thousands of acres of woodland, and the waters have medicinal properties. There also outdoor swimming-pools and sun-terraces belonging to the Cave Bath , and in addition to that unique bathing experience, one can take a sauna or have individual medical treatment, as well.
Hollókő hides among the undulations of the Cserhát hills in a picturesque setting. The history of the village goes back to the 13th century, when after the Mongol invasion the castle was built on Szár hill. The largest and most valuable collection of monuments in Hungary still on the original site is to be found in Hollókő, which still looks just like a 15th century village. The village contains 58 protected buildings, and is a part of the World Heritage.
Bogács is situated at the foot of the Bükk mountain, in the valley of Hór-stream. In the Bath are: thermal pool, children pool and tightened water surface swimming pool. Water components: hydrogencarbonate, metabolic- acid, free carbons. Water temperature: 24-38° C. Curative effects suggestions: rheum, pain in the joints, loco motor diseases, liver-,gastric pains, skin problems.
One of the most beautiful holiday resorts of the country is accessible from Miskolc by a narrow-gauge railway on the shore of Hámori Lake lined by mountains. The romantic Mesekastély-palace-hotel creates a special atmosphere around the lake. Here nature lovers can enjoy unique sights in two caves: the Petőfi Sándor resembling the fineness of a lace - 40,000 year-old plants coated with limestone. The air of Szent István Cave, which has stalactite ornaments and a 170 metre long walking section has medicinal effects.
Hortobágy is the largest continuous natural grassland in Europe, which means that it was not formed as a result of deforestation or river control. The first Hungarian national park (established in 1973), it is the country's largest protected area (82 thousand hectares). A significant part of it is Biosphere Reserve and a quarter of its area enjoys international protection under the Ramsar Convention on the conservation of wetlands.
This village began to make progress when Prince Ferenc Rákóczi The Second established a glass work in 1708. Fifty years later Ferenc Markhot discovered mineral water with alum content. In the late 18th baths were built. Spa hotels were built in the course of the 19th century. The unique sight of Parádsasvár is the aristocratic Cifra Stable covered with red marble and the Carriage Museum . The medicinal water of Parád, is good for respiratory tract and stomach problems but recommended to cure a hangover, too. The castle is a 5-star luxury hotel today going by the name of Kastélyhotel Sasvár.