Featured hotels in Lake Balaton

  • £20

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    Bliss Villa, Balatonfüred

    Bliss Villa

    Balatonfüred

    8.6 Fabulous 495 reviews
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  • £35

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    Fürjes Villa, Balatonfüred

    Fürjes Villa

    Balatonfüred

    9.4 Superb 338 reviews
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  • £47

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    Andrea Pansio, Balatonfüred

    Andrea Pansio

    Balatonfüred

    9.2 Superb 517 reviews
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Lake Balaton highlights

Anna-ball and Anna Festival in Balatonfüred
The Anna-ball takes place in Balatonfüred in July every year and is one of Hungary’s oldest annual balls, involving concerts,a beauty contest and other festive events.
Tihany Abbey and Echo Hill
Tihany Abbey holds the tomb of King Andrew I who established it in 1055. Climb to the top of nearby Echo Hill to hear the famous Tihany echo bounce off the abbey walls.
Cycling by Lake Balaton
Castles, vineyards and picturesque spa towns make a cycling tour around Central Europe’s largest lake worth the effort. Lake Balaton is lined with 210 km of cycling trails.
Annagora Aquapark and the Sun City in Balatonfüred
Go for a splash at the Annagora Aquapark and follow up with a visit to the nearby Sun City entertainment centre, inspired by ancient Greek architecture.
Szigliget Castle Ruins
Concerts and celebrations are often held in the medieval ruins of Szigliget Castle at the top of Várhegy Hill,where the view of Lake Balaton is breath-taking.
Balaton wine festivals
Plenty of wine festivals are organised around Lake Balaton throughout the year, with the Balatonboglár Wine Festival the biggest in the region.
Sailing on Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton is ideal for sailing and other water sports. In fact the biggest lake sailing contest in Europe, Kékszalag, is held on Balaton every year.
Vibrant nightlife on the Petőfi Promenade
Keen revellers can party in the capital of Balaton. The Petőfi Promenade in Siófok boasts an impressive variety of lively bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Aranypart Beach
The 4 km long Aranypart Beach in Siófok is the perfect spot for soaking up the sun, building sandcastles or going for a splash in the lake.
Thermal Lake Hévíz
Set 8 km northwest of Balaton is the second largest thermal lake in the world. Lake Héviz is said to have medicinal effects and is surrounded by unique flora and fauna.

Blue Waters, Wine and Thermal Springs

Known to many as Hungarian Sea, Lake Balaton is the Central Europe’s largest body of fresh water and one of its most popular attractions. Located in the Transdanubia region of Hungary, the Balaton is great for water sports, wine-tasting trips or simply relaxing in the sun.

One of the major resorts is Siofok, great for a family holiday due to significantly shallower waters here and plenty of children activities and facilities. Known as the capital of Balaton, it is full of sandy beaches, stalls with local food and crafts, as well as nightclubs.

Other popular destinations on the south shore of the lake are Zamardi, Balatonfoldvar, Balatonfenyves and Fonyod, the latter offering great views of the lake and the volcanic-topped hills surrounding it.

The Balaton’s north shoreline features pretty towns, popular with an elderly crowd and lovers of deeper waters. Keszthely is one of them, with a beautiful 18th-century Festetics Palace and within close proximity to the spa town of Heviz, where people come to relax in thermal springs and beautiful gardens.

Further to the east, there is the unique Tihany Peninsula, cutting the Balaton almost in half, and a popular spot for diving. Visit Booking.com to find the best offers for hotels there and other areas around Lake Balaton.

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