The historic Château Béla, in the midst of the picturesque landscape of Southern Slovakia, is where luxury and tradition meet. Whether business or private receptions, successful conferences, shooting parties or fairy tale weddings, the unique atmosphere of the castle will provide unforgettable impressions.
We are renound for our hospitality, perfect organization skills and arrangements to suit anyone. From the wine tasting in the Vinotheca or private dining in the Baldacci Restaurant, to the large celebrations in the impressive Orangerie Ballroom, the celebrations and events will become memorable occasions.
The hotel, the rooms and suites are especially remarkable due to their first class individual style and comfort. Situated amidst a sweeping park landscape, the Hotel Château Béla provides a premium gastronomic concept, numerous sports and cultural activities, and a choice of relaxing wellness options.
Walk through the vineyards, go fishing by the castle’s lakes, play tennis or just relax in the beautiful surrounding.
After such excitement, find refuge and enjoy our relaxing wellness area with a sauna, steambath, fitness room and outdoor pool, all offer ample opportunities for your personal regeneration. Revitalise yourself in a way that suits you best!
The historic Château is an exquisite place with a very old langsyne. Until the arrival of the Turks, there were many owners, but no one can really say how old is the castle exactly. The invasion of the Turks left the settlement entirely destroyed, where after the town remained unpopulated until the early part of the 17th century.
The reconstruction of Château Béla started by János Terstyánsky, who was a local nobleman. The castle started to resemble it’s current shape and form looked after by architect Jakab Mayer.
First, they built the chapel, which was finished in 1780. Château Béla was bought by Mr Pál Sherdahelyi, a local merchant. In the same year, the Château´s chapel was consecrated. To date, it still functions as the town’s local church, in which weddings can be held.
The castle was built in a French baroque architectural style and was finished in 1874. In 1834 Mr Antal Baldacci from Corsica bought the Château Béla and invested heavily in the estate by adding a fortification, water moat, drawbridge and the Château´s park landscapes.
He employed famous painters, had furniture made from mahogany, cedar and ebony. He was also an admirer of the far east and had rare pieces of art delivered from China and Japan. In 1864 a crypt was added under the Château´s chapel for the Baldacci family.
In 1880 the whole estate was in the hands of banker from family Baldacci, who sold the Château with all the belongings to Mr Zigmund Brodi. The new owner became popular after building the first school in the village.
In 1910 Adolf von Ullmann, a nobleman from Budapest, bought the Château and in 1925 baron Mr George Ullmann, the son of Adolf Ullmann, inherited the Château, who later in 1945 emigrated with his family to Switzerland.
In 1945 The Château was taken over by the government of socialist Czechoslovakia, and turned into a penalty facility for political prisoners. Later on, the Château was also used as a factory for chemical production.
Even though the castle has seen a lot in the past 250 years, it was never as bad as in the time of communism, where all the original features got destroyed, the walls were painted with lime and the furniture was burnt. In 1990 the Château became part of the National Trust, but in reality, there was nothing to protect.
In 2000 Countess Ilona von Krockow, the granddaughter of George Ullmann, bought the Château from the Slovakian State. The estate was restored in a very authentic and personal way, and transformed into a hotel, which opened in 2008.
Rooms & Suites
The ambience of Château Béla’s 44 rooms & suites is characterized by warm decor, carefully selected materials and the finest fabrics. The furnishings, perfect to the smallest detail, combine style and individuality to create an experience beyond the conventional hotel stay.
Guests can choose between five types of accommodation, non-smoking and with air conditioning. All rooms are equipped with WIFI, Satellite TV, Mini Bar and Safe.
You will find luxury and comfort in the Ullmann Suite. The furnishings have been selected to create an elegant and cozy feel, the soft cushions, high quality materials, freshly cut flowers all add to the high standard of this room. Don’t worry about a thing and let us look after you! This Suite has been made for you.
Enjoy the hot tub and the large king size bed after the night of your life is coming to an end. End the biggest day of your life with the romantic finish you deserve.
The suite with the long curtains is the dream of every bride. The exquisite surrounding of the Château is an unforgettable sight, which would be the second thing you will see in the morning waking up next your spouse. Are you still resisting?
Enjoy the privacy and comfort of the Junior Suite as a couple or with the family. Like a home away from home, this suite has a bedroom, a living room and of course a luxurious bathroom with all the products you will need. And let’s not forget about the families, you and your children will love the space.
If you are captivated by places from the past and you wish to return back to the noble days of the Aristocrats, choose our Deluxe room with glorious interiors and dream like the Royals. Rooms are available on the ground floor or on the upper floor in two wings of the Château.
Gourmet Experience and Home of Excellent Wines
Regional produce, international sophistication: In our gourmet Restaurant Baldacci, we serve game from surrounding land, home-grown vegetables, and salads, and for connoisseurs as an excellent complement to our cellar of great classic wines, Château Belá wines grown on the estate and considered Slovakia’s finest vintage.
On offer is an exquisite a la carte menu and a special seasonal menu offering up to 4 courses, as well as a premium selection of beef dishes of our own Hereford cattle.
Delicious choice of rums from all over the world and finest cigars are offered you beside of high quality spirits and our famous Château Belá wines.
Château Belá Wines
Château Belá has a long standing wine making history. Today these fine wines are produced in cooperation with Mr. Egon Müller and Mr. Miroslav Petrech, both celebrated winemakers from Germany and the Slovak Republic.
Since 2001 the vineyard has specialized in producing some of the country’s finest Rieslings, and Cabernet Sauvignons. Apart from the traditional white Riesling, Château Belá Vineyard has started production of straw and ice wine in 2009.
Distribution of Château Belá’s wines is available through selected and fine wine merchants in Europe, Australia, Japan and the U.S.A. In addition, guests can purchase wines directly from the Château.
Château Béla – Vinoteca
Château Béla’s Vinoteca is a rustical winery restaurant, serving Château Belá wines and typical dishes from the region, which can be enjoyed in front of an open fire in the restaurant, or pending good weather, out-door on the courtyard terrace.
Wines are served by the glass, while guests can choose to compose their own menu from the seasonal offering or choose from classic and popular international dishes, including steaks.
An afternoon picnic in our Château Béla park!
An afternoon picnic in our Château Béla park! Our picnic basket contains everything needed for a perfect day out in the green and is filled with seasonal delicacies.
Spa & Fitness
Our luxurious spa centre provides pure bliss for body and soul. Sauna, steam bath and outdoor pool provide ample room for individual regeneration. Or simply get rid of your stress by working out in the gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment or just with a private massage.
Cosmetic treatments and hairdressing appointments are available upon request. The use of the sauna, steambath (16.00-20.00) and fitness area is included in the accommodation fee.
Experience your dream wedding at Château Béla! The perfect place for a fairytale wedding. The small village Belá, where the unique gem could be found, is not far away from Štúrovo.
The romantic hotel offers loved-up couples a beautiful place and excellent service during one of the best and most memorable days of their lives. The area where the Château and the Chapel lie have enchanted plenty of brides and grooms already.
You can choose from a number of rooms ready for your service, whether you prefer the Baroccan style Orangerie, the huge and spacious Béla Hall, or the intimate and delightful Salon d’Or with a park view.
Choose the room that best suits your needs, uses the summer terrace or the romantic gardens of the castle, the a la carte menu, the ceremony, all your wishes will be granted to the maximum of your abilities.
Your guests will be amazed by the culinary specialties from our kitchen and our wine selection from our vineyards. It is also available to rent any space that belongs to Château Béla. The church ceremony is held in the Roman Catholic Church of Elevation of the Saint Crucifix in the front of the Chateau which was built in 1780.
The beautiful scenery and interior of the church add the ceremony a noble feel. When the weather is good, it is possible to organize the ceremony in the romantic park of the hotel covered with fresh lavender and roses.
The fountain and the sound of the water falling into the lake complete the romantic mood. If the weather is not good enough for an outside ceremony, we will proceed in a lovely room with original frescos on the walls overlooking the park.
Private parties with friends or family, for weddings, anniversaries, jubilees, shooting parties or birthday parties can be hosted in the Château’s beautiful Ballroom “Orangerie”, the “Baldacci Restaurant”, or in one of its many salons.
A range of menus, as well as seasonal specialities are available to choose from, allowing ample choice for every budget and taste. Floral arrangements and entertainment, including music and dance can be arranged by the Château’s experienced staff.
Meetings & Conferences
Whether conferences, seminars, meetings, events, company parties: We will advise, plan and arrange your special events with much experience and sense for out of the ordinary features. Choose between the various salons and find the right one for your needs.
Rent a Castle
We gladly offer you the exclusive rental of the entire Château Béla, whether it is just for the night or a full weekend.
We are very happy to put together a service package, which includes the following: Accommodation in beautiful rooms & suites, Breakfast buffet including A la Carte service, lunch and/or dinner according to your schedule and personal preferences.
Exclusive use of all salons, conference rooms and ballroom “Orangerie”. Private use of the wellness area and tennis courts, free parking and WiFi/LAN.
Château Béla Park
The Château is not all about the comfort and beauty of the inside, but also gives you a lot to choose from outside. The grand area of the park consists of a fountain, three lakes, a herb and vegetable garden as well as gorgeous flowers blooming throughout the year.
Château Béla has to offer one of the best hunting adventures in the south of Slovakia. The hunt is secured by a professional organization, which offers different packages to choose from with everything you need.
The hotel in cooperation with the professional hunting company will share their advice, help you get the necessary license, transport, regional cuisine and luxurious accommodation.
Depending on the season and your request, we will prepare a day of shooting pheasants and other game. We will ensure your day is relaxed, enjoyable and seamlessly organized providing additional services whenever required.
Hotel Château Béla includes the possibility of rich outdoor activities. The large grounds of the castle park and gardens include a fountain, 3 lakes, a garden with fragrant herbs and vegetables, as well as flowers.
The outdoor pool, archery, tennis courts and segway rides are all created for your relaxation. And after a busy day, why not relax at the rear of the castle by the outside swimming pool and for adventurous guests even Segway trips.
Just finished a conference? Why not treat your business partner and yourself to a tennis game? Our courts are available at any time.
Why not get comfortable in out private cinema and choose the screening of your liking. Or do you prefer reading? We are more than happy to show you around our historic library. Our fitness center is open daily from 16.00-20.00 where you can find a gym, Finnish sauna and steam room.
A massage is also available, however, please contact a team member to book an appointment for you. We also offer a selection of inner sports like table tennis, football, snooker, poker or other table games.
Château Béla is located in the town of Belá, located in the southern part of the Slovak Republic, bordering Hungary. Belá is just 10 km. / 6 ml. from the Danube river and the medieval town of Esztergom (Hungary).
The region offers plenty of opportunities for those who like a natural and quiet environment, for hiking, biking, hunting, horse riding and touring the cultural sites located on both banks of the Danube river in the Slovak Republic as well as in Hungary.
ESZTERGOM, Hungary (15 minutes by car):
Esztergom is a city in Northern Hungary 46 km north-west of the capital Budapest. It lies in the Komárom-Esztergom county on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia.
Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th till the mid-13th century when King Béla IV of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda. Esztergom is the seat of the prímás of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary.
It’s also the official seat of the Constitutional Court of Hungary. The city has the Keresztény Múzeum ecclesiastical collection in Hungary. Its cathedral, Esztergom Basilica is the largest church in Hungary.
VISEGRÁD, Hungary (30 minutes by car):
Visegrád is a mall castle town in Pest County, Hungary famous for its spectacular view of the Danube bend. Situated north of Budapest on the right bank of the Danube Visegrád has a population 1,654 as of 2001.
Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel. Visegrád was first mentioned in 1009 as a county town and the chief town of an archdeaconry.
After the destructive Mongol invasion of Europe in 1242, the town was rebuilt in a slightly different location to the south. King Charles I of Hungary made Visegrád, his hometown, the royal seat of Hungary in 1325.
Visegrád lost importance after the partition of the Kingdom of Hungary following the Battle of Mohács, the leading politicians of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland met here to form a periodical forum between these countries, the Visegrád Group, with an intentional allusion to the meeting centuries earlier in 1335.
Vadaš Thermal Resort Štúrovo, Slovakia (10 minutes by car):
Vadaš in Štúrovo is a popular thermal swimming pool area, offering a wide range of services. With its capacity, swimming pools of varying sizes, covered swimming pool, a range of buffets and sports facilities, it offers ideal conditions for relaxation for water and sun lovers.
There are 7 outdoor and 2 indoor pools, including a massage pool, year-round outdoor seating pool and a unique swimming pool with artificial waves in Slovakia.
Vadas Thermal Resort offers a variety of water slides, beach volleyball and football, an adventure park, a gokart race track, water pedal boats, fishing, wakeboard, tennis courts, minigolf, inflatable castles, children’s playground, barbeque facility, table tenis and aquazorbing.
Štúrovo is the most southern city in Slovakia and attracts visitors with its interesting natural environment. Here begins the bend of the Danube with a breathtaking view of the classicist basilica in Ostrihom. In the city, the river Hron flows into the Danube, offering excellent conditions for adventurous trips.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (1.5 hours by car):
The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia. Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241-42.
The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance Humanist culture in the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohács and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, development of the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after the 1873 unification.
It also became the second capital of Austria-Hungary, a great power that dissolved in 1918. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919, Operation Panzerfaust in 1944, the Battle of Budapest of 1945, and the Revolution of 1956.
DANUBE RIVER CRUISES:
Château Béla is located in the vicinity of Esztergom, the Hungarian counterpart of Štúrovo, both located on the banks of the Danube river, which at the same time is as well the border between these two countries.
Esztergom, located just 10 minutes by car from the Château, offers frequent ferry connections to Bratislava and Budapest, from April to October.
These ferries travel a picturesque route along the Danube allowing you an impression of Habsburg architecture and unspoiled and fascinating nature. All ferries feature catering facilities, and large sundecks making a cruise on the Danube an unforgettable experience.