Last updated on February 4th, 2017
Hotel Silverbeach (Hotel Ezüstpart) is a 3-star retro hotel situated at the shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary’s largest lake which is only one hour away from Budapest. The hotel was built in the 1970s, during the era of communist dictatorship in Hungary. It was built to cater to the needs of the vacationing working class, therefore it reflects the typical social modernist style of the time. This vintage modern building reflects the soviet idealism, because although it was built for the working class it is not a low-budget, styleless piece of architecture. Its facade is unlike any other with its Popart-like repetitive geometric grid of balconies, and yet curiously the slightly morphed circular openings gives it an organic feel. The hotel’s true uniqueness lies in the fact that it hasn’t been renovated since its construction, so it completely genuinely reserves its 1970s atmosphere. A blast from the past upon entry.