Top Filming Locations in Hungary
Masterpiece of the Socialist Architecture from the 70’s
Last updated on May 9th, 2019
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. After 34 years, the legendary hotel closed its doors in 2017, because it was sold and all the retro furniture was sold off. The interior of the building will be stripped bare, modernised and made into flats. This hotel’s vintage interior is not available for shoots.
The hotel and its surrounding with its markable style, exciting shapes and color palettes is a perfect location for fashion shoots. It has a bizarre atmosphere as a former summer resort of Eastern Bloc working class people. Many international fashion brands and magazines, such as Vogue UK captured this mood before.