Neptun Badacsony Boutique Hotel
Excellent service, unique rooms, outstanding gastronomy in one of the most exciting locations in Badacsony.
Few people know that Neptun Hotel is the oldest hotel in Badacsony. With its foundation stone laid in 1896, it provided respite to numerous guests of the turn of the century, and continues to do so today.
We are not a big hotel, so our relationship is much more direct with our guests. We love the homely, intimate atmosphere, and we believe that real hospitality is being greeted as a long-lost friend, even on your first visit.
We plan to be an adult-friendly hotel from 2023 onwards. It is extremely important for us to provide our guests with the conditions for a truly peaceful relaxation. The furnishings and facilities of the building and the rooms are designed to meet the needs of our adult guests. Peace and quiet are especially important to us.
To explore a bit more of Neptun’s history, we turn back to June 27, 1897. From that day on, the hotel welcomed guests who liked Lake Balaton and the wines of Badacsony. With its 18 elegantly furnished rooms, it catered to both Hungarian and foreign visitors. The building at that time had a park on the south side, and was surrounded by vineyards on the other three sides. During the First World War, which ended the hotel’s first happy and carefree decades, it was home to the Hungarian Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital. József Egry, the painter of Lake Balaton, also recovered here and fell in love with Juliska Pauler, who tirelessly cared for her. The hotel operated for many decades as a corporate resort and then as a tourist hostel. Miklós Nagy, the current owner of the house, is connected to the history of Neptune at several points. We quote him:
“I was here for the first time as a 6-7 year old when my grandfather, Miklós Nagy sr., who was also an educator and a local historian, gave lectures to the guests staying here. The atmosphere of the building was captivating and it fuelled my imagination for years to come.”
It was not until 1999 that the hotel was offered for sale. “As a brave, young entrepreneur, I planned, counted, and counted again for days on end. After much debating and a little help from my family, I finally bought Neptun. I haven't had a quiet moment since then, as the renovation and modernization is an always ongoing project. Like me, I want our guests to be touched by the spirit of the place. I strive to balance the walls that radiate the former bourgeois milieu and the romance of the turn of the century with modernity for comfort and unique furnishings.”