Reviews

reviews

reviews

Why fast?

Why fast?

Why Sopron?

Why Sopron?

The Buchinger method

The Buchinger method

Preparation tips

Preparation tips

Daily routine during the fast

Daily routine during the fast

Daily routine during the fast

Daily routine during the fast

Reviews

 

 

"This is an excellent hotel, good value
Three excellent days we spent in this hotel. A simple sign
and fast. The receptionist polite. we have received all the necessary information. The room was spacious and very clean. The room temperature is moderate, but there was an extra electric heater, you can use our liking. The meals are tasty, are Hungarian, but not excessive. The wines served are of good quality. I can not say a bad thing. The spa is clean, the pool water temperature pleasant. Are you sure you return."

Edit K, Budapest (16.01.17)

 

 

"Great spa/detox venue
The staff were efficient, helpful and knowledgeable, good guest recognition throughout the stay. Whilst detoxing they encouraged me to attend the fitness sessions which included water aerobics, Yoga, outdoor walks and gymnastics. All were enjoyable. The treatments included in the package were good and I was able to add more on request, the charges were very reasonable. Having the gym available throughout the day for additional rowing, treadmill etc was also appreciated."

justine o, doha (15.01.17)

 

 

"Week-long detox bliss!
I was in desperate need of a relaxing break away and detox after Christmas excesses, and came across the Hotel Lover online. Liking what I saw, I booked a week long detox break here in January. What a good decision that was!
There were two meal plan choices. You could opt for the full detox which was meals consisting of salts and juices, or the 1000 calorie meal plan. I went for the latter option as it seemed a little less restrictive.
The whole programme was extremely well planned. On arrival you are given you a timetable listing when your treatments are. These are nicely spread out and work nicely around meal times and the exercise schedule.
You start each day with a Kneipp shower (basically being hosed down with water; sounds a little strange, but it wakes you up!) and there are 5 in total. Also included in the week-long plan is 3 full body massages, 2 foot massages, 1 facial treatment, (25-35 mins each). You also get 45 minutes in the salt cave. You also have full use of the pool area, which includes a very powerful and relaxing Jacuzzi and sauna.
Meals are served in the main restaurant, but are timetabled so none of the non-detox guests are eating at the same time- their meal times are scheduled for a little later so they were normally just arriving as I was finishing up. A great way to do this, both for the kitchen staff and the guests - I feel it would be a temptation for the detox guests to be faced with all the 'normal' food whilst on a diet!
The 1000 calorie menu itself had great variety - usually something different every day and always tasty. Whilst it sounds quite restrictive, many of the portions were a decent size. The breakfast juices were just fab. I have since tried to recreate at home (unsuccessfully!)
You have access to unlimited green tea in the relaxation area which is a lovely room at the back of the spa surrounded by woodland. I would often just sit there in my dressing gown, reading a book whilst drinking my tea. There's also a green tea dispenser in the bar area downstairs and unlimited supplies of herbal tea in your room.... so you won't go short on tea!
The hotel provides a range of exercise activities included in the program- I did as much as possible, and especially enjoyed the walking in the woods sessions, where one of the hotel staff takes you on a route round the woods. You can of course do your own thing and I enjoyed many a walk on my own. The hotel is set in such a wonderful woodland location, the air really is so fresh and the peace and quiet was just what I needed.
The spa staff were so lovely and friendly and the ones that worked on the desk spoke excellent English as well. Some of the therapists didn't, which wasn't a problem, you can get your point across by simple gestures, or ask the desk staff to translate. Not an issue at all. There weren't many native English speakers staying at the hotel - I met one other group the whole week from the USA. The hotel seemed to attract a lot of Austrian guests, being so close to the border, and German I believe is the 2nd language in Hungary- so any German you know, as well as Hungarian, of course would be useful for communication purposes.
I visited in January which is a pretty chilly month in Hungary, however the rooms were lovely and warm. Wifi connection was great which was important as most evenings were spent in the room watching Netflix, to avoid the temptation of the bar area!
Sopron itself is a cute, historic little place, well worth a taxi ride down one morning.
By UK standards the prices are very reasonable, and it was around £350 for the week when I went, really good value. Nearest airports are Vienna or Budapest. I spent a night in Vienna at the start of the trip - well worth doing, and there's a train you can catch from Vienna to Sopron which run quite regularly.
I'm planning on returning hopefully next year, This time I will try the full detox for on week, and hopefully stay a 2nd week and do the 1000 calorie again. Indicative of what a great place it is, the spa staff told me that some guests stay for a month or more - how wonderful that would be, I think you would leave a totally new, revitalised person! "

catrionaatthews, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (22.09.16)

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