Danubius Bio Sport Lover

Varisi ut 4, Sopron, 9400, Hungary
(4 star hotel)
#3 of 21 hotels in Sopron
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Not a bad place

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 30, 2007

We stayed here during the low season in February for almost a week. The service was quite good excepting the attendants in the pool area as they were never around to furnish guests with towels, (we went without, although we were provided nice robes in our rooms) plus they weren't able to do the necessary preparations for an infra-sauna appointment. Staff seemed to speak Hungarian and German, but not many knew English.

The rooms provided were pretty standard. Nothing special, but nothing too poor. There needs to be some handyman work done among the rooms as we had to change the first room we were provided as the lock on the bathroom had been forcibly broken. The other room provided was okay except for a leaky faucet in the bathroom.

Part of the package was two meals a day. I found the breakfasts to be excelllent by Hungarian standards, pretty good by western standards. The dinners, however were spotty, with some nights quite excellent, and others not so good by any standard with an obvious recycling of previous meals.

This is an decent hotel by western standards. It is now known as just Hotel Löver, and bills itself as a wellness hotel, but I wouldn't say that it is that by western standards. One can have a pleasant stay here, although I'm not sure I would recommend it during peak times as there doesn't seem to be enough facilities. When there is an even fuller hotel as the pool, jacuzzi and saunas were populated to the maximum during times that I wouldn't think they normally would be.

Unique Quality: Nice location of the hotel, as it is at the top of the hill overlooking Sopron. Even if there isn't a clear view of the city, it is tucked next to a forest preserve with many walking trails, including one built during Roman times apparently.

The hotel architecture and layout is rather unimpressive, with it being obviously built in concrete slabs during the 70s and was a holiday hotel for one of the Hungarian huge company's during Communist times.

One nice addition is the spa area that is kind of hidden away on the top floor. It was quite nice, and there was a nice tea room and juice bar at the very back that had a really nice views of the forest and the city. It didn't seem that too many guests bothered with what was arguably the best feature of this hotel. The service in the spa was quite good as we enjoyed a few massages. The Thai massage provider was particularly adept.

Even so, the interior common areas are fairly well done for this country, but the layout for the game room, cafe & lounge, dining area meeting room needs to be reworked as the layout is very clumsy. For example, the meeting room is in the back of the dining room and numerous visitors had to walk through the dining breakfast crowd.

Even worse was the lounge area that is adjacent to the cafe that is supposedly non-smoking, but was never enforced as Hungarian guests routinely disobeyed the signs, which would make any non-smoking person very dismayed as one has to pass through the smokey haze to get the dining room.

One good feature is that one didn't necessarily have to drive their cars to the city as there is a bus stop nearby that takes one down the hill and into the city. This included a stop at the train station.

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Amenities at Danubius Bio Sport Lover

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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