눇We stayed for a week at the Ilona Guesthouse in August. We found Annika,
her husband Zoltan, and daughter Rebeka, most welcoming and helpful. We
were picked up from, and delivered back to, the train station with
friendliness and efficiency. There was no request that was too much! Not
a lot of English was understood and it helps to have some German, if
Hungarian is beyond your grasp!
We had one of the more economical rooms and it was decent sized by European standards. It had a comfortable king size bed, which took up a lot of the room. There were 2 pillows each. (One deficit was the lack of adequate light to read by.) There also was a small table, with 2 chairs, a small chest of drawers with a TV, and a an armoire with ample space for hanging clothes. The bathroom was snug but adequate, the hot water plentiful and the water pressure good. The shower curtain was only moderately effective. We happened to be staying when the temperatures soared into the 100's and so our non air conditioned room, was quite hot, even with a fan. The window could not open all the way due to the TV being in the way and there was no screen on the balcony door to keep out the few mosquitoes. But the nights were cool, so by the morning, the room was fresh again. The area is residential and quiet.
Most charming was the "Romeo and Juliet" balcony (with a tablecloth covered table and 2 chairs with cushions) overlooking the garden. There also was room enough on the balcony for a large laundry drying rack for clothes. As we forgot towels for the beach, we were generously offered towels to use on outings.
The beach is a 15 minute walk away, and we were able to bike both to the beach and into town easily. There was a casual restaurant with good food a five minute walk away, and others a short bike ride away. The bus to Heviz leaves from a station next to the train station, a 15 minute walk from Ilona's. As it was raining, Zoltan kindly gave me a ride to the station.