The castle was built in 1905 to the order of Baron Dezső Prónay, general supervisor of the Evangelical Church at the time, for his daughter, Iphigenia. During the four years of the construction, Iphigenia married Tibor Patay, a count from Abaúj county; the castle was given to the newly married couple as a wedding present.
The “Hungarian Versailles,” located in the vicinity of Budapest, is truly something unique; the luxury, the grandeur, the historic location, and the spacious areas lend a rare atmosphere to the site. The vast halls of the Castle of Acsaújlak, adorned with Renaissance and Baroque elements create a grandiose environment; the castle’s modern, 21st-century design certainly appeals to the fans of luxury, as it accommodates any special demands. The building complex, which resembles castles from the olden days, is of unparalleled magnificence with its surrounding countryside, where visitors can enjoy hunting and fishing.
As far as interior design is concerned it is noteworthy to mention that the favourite colours and motifs (Bourbon blue, green, and red) of Louis XIV are present in more than one areas of the castle, thus making visitors feel like being in the Palace of Versailles. Moreover, all suites of the building are installed with authentic golden replicas of Mathieu bracket lamps and crystal chandeliers, which are exclusively found in the Palace of Versailles. The 12 panelled and marble fireplaces in the larger rooms of the building are unique in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The interior architecture was designed by Herrer-y M. Caesar, an Ybl Award-winning architect.
The castle was opened in 1986 as one of the first castle hotels in the country. The architectural design of the building accentuates its similarity to medieval castles. The castle features corner towers, which is a typical characteristic of Upper- Hungarian castles in the late Renaissance era. The structural solutions of the building are characterised by archaisms: its walls are unusually thick, and brick arched ceilings were used on all floors. The interior of the castle was designed with the comfort being the most important aspect to consider. The castle is characterised by moderate Baroque elements and is comprised of a main building and a side wing; the main building has two floors above the ground floor, as well as an attic, while the side wing has a ground floor and an attic. A cellar runs under the entire building. The decoration throughout the whole castle is rich in hunting motifs.
Every considerable castle, just like the Castle of Acsa, has its own wine cellar. During the reconstruction the cellar was renovated: the floor is now covered with rusticated ashlar, part of the floor and the walls are covered with Italian Cellini material, while the walls and the ceiling are decorated with exclusive Oikos coccio antico ceramics. The most remarkable part of the basement is the wine cellar. The entrance and the different rooms of the wine cellar are separated by custom-made ironforged doors decorated with grape leaves and clusters of grapes and designed by a Hungarian artist; the roof windows are decorated by lead glass murals depicting symbols of viticulture.