Fehérvárcsurgó Palace

Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary

Set in a 50-acre English-style park, the Károlyi Mansion in Fehérvárcsurgó was built in 1844. The Neo-Classicist style mansion offers 20 rooms, furnished with historic décor. There is a summer terrace and an onsite restaurant that serves Hungarian and French cuisine.

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Founded: 1844
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Hungary

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Bacsatyai Gyorgy (2 years ago)
Simply a beautiful place, and the owner's tour is just perfect!
Endre Somos (3 years ago)
Lovely park, great food!
Ildiko Varga (3 years ago)
Stayed in the "Pista suite", which is one one the largest I believe. When we entered, I was amazed. Huge room with contemporary furniture and interior. Giant windows. The place is so big you could easily waltz around. Beds are comfortable. The bathroom is huge as well with his and her sinks. The breakfast was great too. Gorgeous park with a lake around the chateau . The entire place is oozing a romantic feel! The place is very much recommended for couples that want to spend some quality time together.
Peter Viktor Wagner (3 years ago)
The staff is very nice, professional and helpful. The rooms are clean, nice, romantic. The kitchen is great. The park is amazing. Have here a romantic weekend with your significant other and the life will be more beautiful, and you will think this planet is a better place. If you would like to forget your work, e-mails, even mobile, give it a try, I bet you won’t regret.
Chris Wheeler (3 years ago)
An amazing tour of the castle, and the family history by guide Ms Fekete. Dinner at the restaurant hosted by Lajos was wonderful and amazing Salmon with risotto by Chef Eszter. My friend Alma had the special chicken with basil spaghetti also was divine . Topped by off by a restful sleep.Hats off to all. Chris from Australia.
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