Travellers’ Choice Award going to a winery!
Do you like great, full bodied, full flavoured red wines? Do you like originial stories told be the most authentic person? Do you like visiting wineries that were kind of pioneers in the revival of their regions? If the answer is yes, would you be happy if the winery had a great restaurant with traditional cuisine and a hotel with every conveniences?
József Bock is a hunter. An ambitious man, one who can convince you in case of a dispute, no matter the topic. This man was one of the pioneers to begin the new era of Hungarian wines. He was awarded the title Winemaker of the Year in 1997.
But being a maximalist person, apart from the success of the winery, he wanted to be among the best ones regarding gastronomy and accommodation as well. His chef is one of the few female chefs, Barbara Nemesné, whose stone oven baked dishes are definitely irresistable (personally proven by the writer of this article several times, though in each case visiting anonymously).
Top 25 hotels in Hungary
TripAdvisor creates its lists based on guests’ reviews, thus a top position is the prestigious opinion of the clients themselves. The list of top 25 Hungarian hotels includes hotels like Aria Hotel (No1) and Four Seasons (No5). Bock Hotel is one of the 5 hotels of the countryside, the other 20 hotels are situated in Budapest. Two wine hotels are listed, both of them are in Villány: Bock Hotel Ermitage (No16) and Crocus Gere Bor Hotel & Resort (No19).
Bock Hotel Ermitage – an escape to the Hungarian mediterranean
Situated in the heart of Villány, the four-star Bock Hotel Ermitage offers relaxation to families, individuals and devotees of viticulture alike. The hotel has 31 rooms and 2 luxury suits with a capacity of 70, its own cellar, a Mediterranean patio, a wellness facility, playground, parkland for walks and two conference rooms. The wellness facility, opened in 2009, offers perfect relaxation for guests by saunas, a pool, steam cabin, jacuzzi and ice fountain.
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