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Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel
Terry Sullivan

Gróf Degenfeld Castle HotelSummary: Nestled in the Tokaj wine region is the Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel. Vineyards are just a short stroll away from the hotel as is the Gróf Degenfeld Winery. The hotel provides a good station for visiting wineries throughout Tokaj.

While visiting wineries in the Tokaj wine region, we spent two nights at Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel in Tarcal. The word “Castle” in its name is a bit of a stretch. The hotel was a former school building. The Degenfeld family restored the school and turned it into a hotel in 2003. Behind the hotel there is the Gróf Degenfeld Winery. Vineyards are just a few steps from the hotel.

Guest Room

Gróf Degenfeld Castle HotelThe hotel offers 20 guest rooms and a suite. We had one of the guest rooms. The first thing we observed was the very high ceiling with a chandelier in the center of the room. A large window overlooked the beautifully landscaped grounds in the front of the hotel. Our bed was actually two twin beds put together. The room was quite warm on our arrival, a welcome from the winter chill of mid-March. There was plenty of room and a seating area with two chairs and a nice sized table in a corner by the window. Opposite the seating area, there was a desk and chair. The room had a television. The internet speed was adequate for viewing video.

The room was comfortable. The bed was lower then most beds and was not as comfortable as the beds in the Hilton portfolio of hotels. There were three electrical outlets in the room, all European-style. Two more European-style outlets are near the sink in the bathroom. If you are traveling from the United States make sure to bring adaptors and/or convertors for your electrical needs.

Gróf Degenfeld Castle HotelThe bathroom was small and satisfactory. The bathtub was deep and there were no hand rails to aid in climbing in or out. Some people may need to exercise more caution when using the bathtub and entering and exiting it.

We spent some time in a lounge room opposite the restaurant. This room has a Victorian feel with antique furniture and several pictures on the walls. Opposite this lounge room is the restaurant. The restaurant has an elegant feel with table settings for two or four. Another room in the restaurant has tables that can seat larger groups.


We had a six-course meal with wine on our first evening. It was fabulous and the photos are below. Breakfast is also served in the restaurant. There are warm items as well as cold items. On the day of our first breakfast, a food warmer had scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages. For our second breakfast there was a menu card for ordering hot items.

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Gróf Degenfeld Castle HotelBelow the entrance area and reception desk, there is an another floor called the cellar. It is not like the wine caves and cellars in the area with cold temperatures and black colored moss enveloping the walls and ceiling, rather the hotel’s cellar has a red arched brick ceiling. The walls are also made of brick with some of the brick covered with mortar. Long tables with cushions on benches are used for seating.

The Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel in Tarcal is located in wine country. An onsite winery and vineyards add to the attraction of this hotel. The village of Ma’d is only minutes away. Wine travelers will have a plethora of wineries to visit. Make sure to make appointments at wineries you wish to visit.

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Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel
Terézia kert 9, 3915
Tarcal, Hungary

Article written March 2019


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