Hotels around Lake Balaton

11 selected accommodations near the lake

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About Lake Balaton

tihanyThe lake itself is one of the largest in Europe, stretching for almost 80km and varying in width from 14km to 1.5km (at the point where it's almost cut in two by the Tihany peninsula). With an average depth of only three meters, it warms up quickly and maintains a pleasant temperature from May to October. In winter the lake often freezes over (the ice growing as thick as 25cm) and horse-drawn carts can be seen driving across.


badacsonyThough its history is hardly writ large, the region was first settled in the Iron Age, and has been a wine-growing centre since Roman times. During the sixteenth century, it formed the front line between Turkish and Habsburg-ruled Hungary, with an Ottoman fleet based at Siófok and an Austrian one at Balatonfüred. Spas and villas appeared from 1765 onwards, but catered largely to the wealthy until the Communists began promoting holidays for the masses after World War II. During the Sixties, footloose youths started flocking to the Balcsi (Balaton's familiar nickname), while the Seventies and Eighties witnessed a boom in private holiday homes and room letting, fuelled by an influx of tourists from Germany and Austria.


soundTransportation
Though all the main resorts are accessible by rail from Budapest or Székesfehérvár, it's worth knowing that the so-called Balaton Express is actually a slow train, stopping everywhere as it circles the lake. Such trains are the easiest way of traveling along the southern shore, and between Balatonalmádi and Badacsony on the opposite bank, whereas buses are better for journeys between Balatonfüred and Tihany, Badacsony and Keszthely, Veszprém and Siófok.
Car or minibus transfer to Lake Balaton


hévizFrom mid-April to late September or mid-October, fairly regular passenger ferries zigzag from Siofok to Balatonfüred on the other bank, then west to Tihany-rév and back across the lake to Balatonföldvár. During July and August, another service runs the length of the lake from Balatonkenese to Keszthely (5hr), making regular stops on both banks en route. Additionally, car ferries ply between Tihany-rév and Szántódrév (April-Nov), Révfülöp and Balatonboglár, and Badacsony and Fonyód (both mid-April to mid-Oct).

It's well worth visiting the Heviz Thermal Lake as well.

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Hotels of Lake Balaton

Ramada Hotel Balaton, Balatonalmádi

Ramada Hotel Balaton

4-star hotel in Balatonalmádi, 100 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 210

The Ramada Hotel & Resort Lake Balaton offers 210 air-conditioned rooms, including 2 executive floors and 16 suites with panoramic view of the lake. All rooms are equipped with safe, telephone, wireless Internet access, satellite TV with pay-TV option, minibar and work desk.
Hotel UNI Balatonfüred, Balatonfüred

Hotel UNI Balatonfüred

3-star hotel in Balatonfüred, 125 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 64

Balatonfüred, lying 120 km south-west of Budapest on the northern shore of the Lake Balaton, is a famous health and holiday resort. Hotel Uni has 45 double rooms equipped with minibar, telephone, TV.
Hotel Annabella, Balatonfüred

Hotel Annabella

3-star hotel in Balatonfüred, 130 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 388

Hotel Annabella is at 50 m from the shores of Lake Balaton, with a beautiful view over the lake and Tihany Peninsula. Each of the rooms -with balcony- has a fine panoramic view over the lake and the surrounding countryside.
Hotel Marina, Balatonfüred

Hotel Marina

3-star hotel in Balatonfüred, 130 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 349

Balatonfured is a small town of 14 thousand permanent residents. It is often referred to as the Mecca of those seeking a cure to heart complaints. It is a living village museum of Transdanubia and is the homeland of grape and wine.
Hotel Margareta, Balatonfüred

Hotel Margareta

3-star hotel in Balatonfüred, 125 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 51

The Hotel Margareta is located in green surroundings in Balatonfured, close to the city centre and Lake Balaton. It offers you spacious rooms with balconies.
 All rooms in the Margareta hotel are spacious and equipped with a small refrigerator. 
NaturMed Hotel Carbona Heviz, Héviz

NaturMed Hotel Carbona Heviz

4-star hotel in Héviz, 200 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 261
 air-conditioned hotel  Air-Conditioned Accommodation
The NaturMed Hotel Carbona**** is situated in the center of the spa, approximately 500 meters far from the Lake Heviz. With its 261 rooms (522 beds) belongs to the biggest institutions of Heviz. 
Therapy-center of the hotel is at the disposal of our guests.
Park Hotel Héviz, Héviz

Park Hotel Héviz

3-star hotel in Héviz, 200 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 30
 air-conditioned hotel  Air-Conditioned Accommodation
Friendly, small hotel next to the world famous Heviz thermal lake.
Danubius Health Spa Resort Aqua Hotel, Héviz

Danubius Health Spa Resort Aqua Hotel

4-star hotel in Héviz, 200 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 224
 air-conditioned hotel  Air-Conditioned Accommodation
Hévíz is one of the best-known spa resorts in Europe. It's located in the heart of the Pannon-basin in a sheltered surrounding. Our hotel is close to the thermal lake of Hévíz (300 m). It's open all year-round and waiting for you with high-quality service.
Danubius Health Spa Resort Héviz Hotel, Héviz

Danubius Health Spa Resort Héviz Hotel

4-star hotel in Héviz, 200 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 203
 air-conditioned hotel  Air-Conditioned Accommodation
In Western-Hungary, in Hévíz - a wonderful countryside-town - is located the biggest thermal lake of the world. This place is suitable for cure in any of the seasons.
Only 500 m from the well-known thermal lake.
Hotel Helikon, Keszthely

Hotel Helikon

3-star hotel in Keszthely, 195 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 232

Danubius Hotel Helikon the much liked hotel of the small, Baroque town, Keszthely lies directly on the shore of Lake Balaton, only 6 km away from the thermal lake of Heviz. Hotel with its 232 rooms with balcony (view of lake Balaton), indoor swimming pool.
Conference & Wellness Hotel Residence Siófok, Siófok

Conference & Wellness Hotel Residence Siófok

4-star hotel in Siófok, 110 kms from Budapest.
Number of rooms: 56
 air-conditioned hotel  Air-Conditioned Accommodation
Wellness Hotel Residence in Siofok is one of the most beautiful and newest hotels of the southern shore of Lake Balaton. It is located in the residential area 150 m from Lake Balaton. The comfort offeres by the 56 spacious, air-conditioned rooms supplied with every

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