The Hotel Elizabeth - with its style reminding us of the beginning of the last century is situated within striking-distance from the Gyula Castle and just 200 metres from the Castle Spa (in Hungarian Várfürdő). One of the buildings of the palace-like hotel was built by the Almásy family in 1905. The other one was opened 30 years later in 1934. This part housed the Erzsébet hospice, which was named after Queen Elisabeth, who was regularly a guest at the Almásy family.
There are 50 rooms in the hotel, due to its location, most of them have a panoramic view of the castle, while the rest overlook the quiet street lined with chestnut trees. All the rooms are spacious, well-equipped and stylishly appointed, with an air conditioning system of their own, ensuring that the guests enjoy a comfortable stay. All the rooms feature a telephone, a mini bar, a room safe and an LED TV. The bathrooms have either a bathtub or a shower, and are equipped with a hair dryer. Free WI-FI is available in the hotel. For hotel guests bathrobes and wellness towels are available free of charge. There are closed parking places offered in a limited number.
There is a Jacuzzi at the guests' disposal suitable for 4 people at a time. In the whirlpool you can enjoy the massaging process of the rising compressed air and the water jet coming from the sprinklers at the same time. Have a 15-minute dip in the 34°C-hot water of the Jacuzzi and you will surely find your muscles relaxed, moreover it improves the blood flow.
One can take Kneipp cold footbaths, which imitates as if you were walking in a mountain stream. Pacing on the plain pebbles placed at the bottom of a pool filled with approx. 35-cm-deep cold water you can feel totally refreshed.
The 30 °C - hot wet sauna with aromatic evaporation may be a real treat for those not keen on the high temperature of the Finnish sauna, or the humid air in the steam room. You can enjoy the healing, calming and stress relieving effect of the various aromatic oils lying on the heated benches.
The Finnish sauna is made of Abachi tree and can seat six guests at a time. The high (80-90° C) temperature and low humidity (10%) stimulates the blood flow and eases up and refreshes body and soul. Arthritis, allergy or pure circulation can be well treated with sauna.
The spa centre features a 5-person steam room where the 43°C temperature and the 100% humidity provide you with perfect relaxation. The hot steam opens the pores, clears away toxins and calms the body. The use of the steam room helps to treat asthma, rheumatism, muscle pains as well as certain circulatory failures.
In the fitness room you can do your exercises with either dumbbells or with cardio machines. A pulse metre is available at the spa reception, and our colleagues will be happy to help you set the most appropriate programme for you.The walls of the therapic salt cave are covered with salt bricks from the Himalaya, and salt-cats from Parajd. The excellent vital effects of the evaporating salt are enhanced by the salty sea air blown into the salt-cave. During the salt therapy the humidity in the salt-cave reaches 70-90 %, while the temperature being 20-24°C. The evaporating salt has positive external and internal effects on the body: softens the skin, and inhaling it has antiphlogistic effects.
80% of the heat conveyed by the red-rays in the infra-sauna is concentrated in the body itself, while it is only 20% in a traditional type sauna. The 30-35°C temperature is more beneficial for the heart, the inhaled air does not burn, and as it deeply diffuses in the epidermis of the skin, it may be even more effective than in a traditional sauna.