Wherever Hungary is mentioned, anywhere in the world, the things that come to mind are: Budapest, the Great Plain, Hungarian horsemen, paprika, Puskás Öcsi and someone will always add – Lake Balaton.
The Lake Balaton, with its 77 km length, situated in the middle of Pannonia (West-Hungary), is known for its opalescent, yellow-green silky-smooth waters and is one of the country’s most precious natural resources and most visited resorts. With a surface area of 600 km2 it is Central Europe’s largest freshwater lake.
It is situated at the foot of the Bakony Mountain, surrounded by volcanic mountains and beautiful woodlands. Its delightful landscape is an excellent setting for nature lovers. Vienna is just about two hours, Budapest about one and a half hours.
The lake quickly warms up in the sun. Each summer the water temperatures reach as high as between 25 and 27 degrees Centigrade, which is one of the reasons that it has become one of the favourite bathing lakes in Central Europe. The southern shore’s shallow water is ideal for young children, while the northern shore suddenly deepens and also has long beaches. The silky mud and water are good for nervous complaints, anemia and exhaustion.
The Balaton and its surroundings are Hungary's most popular holiday area. Rest and recreation on the shore, historic and cultural heritage, folk traditions, bicycle and water tours, rare natural treasures, small towns, beaches with pleasantly warm water, vineyards, gastronomic specialities and spectacular programs - all of these things are offered by and around the “Hungarian Sea”, an eternal, inviting dream hidden in the heart of Europe.
Everything needed for your enjoyable stay is provided by the Balaton hospitality services. We offer you several accommodation alternatives at the lake’s most popular resorts offering the historical, cultural and natural sights and various program offers.
Accommodation is available in modern hotels with every convenience, you can choose a pampering wellness hotel ensuring relaxation and amusement, or an enchanting castle hotel with perfect elegance and historical atmosphere, a stylish luxury apartment hotel or a simple but well-equipped 3-star with lakeside location.
Families, individuals or small group of friends can select from a wide range of private boarding houses and accommodation in private homes since all the hosts strive to ensure that the guest feels at home by providing all comforts.
We collected for you the BEST accommodation offers available, which are the most popular and frequently booked by tourists, all with detailed descriptions and photos.
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