The Essence of Tokaj ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you like relaxing, and have interest in winery, wine tasting then this is the place for you. This five star hotel is located in the famous Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region in Hungary, and offers luxurious rooms, spa and gastronomy. The aristocratic manor house was built in Baroque style in the 18th century.
The hotel does not have many rooms, but offers various types from superior to suits. The design is elegant and the beds are equipped with ergonomic-organic mattresses, air conditional, free wi-fi and flat screen tv. In the bathroom premium branded shower gel, shampoo, and body lotion are waiting for you.
The hotel’s spa area features sauna world with steam bath, salt cave etc.., swimming pool, jacuzzi and a cave bath equipped with massage features and with multi-coloured light effects. Inside the VinoSpa area beauty and body treatments (various massages), as well as vinotherapy are offered. The spa area has access to the garden and to the atrium bar.
There are two restaurant serving international and local cuisine with more than 80 different wines to choose from. The main restaurant called Eszencia, offering:
Sumptuous buffet breakfast from 7:00 – 10:00
5-course set menu dinner from 18:00 – 21:00
A’la carte or menu dinner from 18:00 – 21:30
The atrium bar is better for a coffee, dessert or a cocktail. It can be found next to the spa, also accessible from the pool area or from the garden. The bar is open from Sunday – Thursday at 10:00 till 22:00, and from Friday – Saturday 10:00 till 24:00. The atrium bar has also a menu, I suggest you to try the creme brûlée, it is delicious.
What to do
You can buy a lot of type of wines and products inside the hotel. Also you can take trips to wine regions, and visit wineries, manufacturies. The hotel will help you with all the organizations. I suggest to visit Disznókő winery, where you can see the method of making the famous Aszu wine, and don’t miss the wine tasting part. Especially try the real Esszencia, one of the sweetest and richest wine in the world.
There are other lovely wineries, the Rákoczi Pince, Demeter winery or the Sauska in Tokaj, the Szepsy winery in Mád, or the Basilicus in Tarcal 10 minute walk from the hotel. And of course the hotel has a winery as well.
For gastronomy I suggest Sárga Borház, and Első Mádi Borház.
If you are an adrenalin junkie, visit Sátoraljaújhely kalandpark. There you can find a 2275 long bobsleigh, an adrenalin park, summer/winter ski field, and an thrilling 1 km long ZipLine between two peaks, with a maximum speed of 80 km/h.