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The 10 Best Hotels Near Lake Balaton, Hungary

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Updated: 12 June 2017
Balaton has been a very popular holiday destination for generations. In recent years, some of the towns along the shoreline have upped their game and can now confidently count themselves amongst Europe’s top holiday resorts. There are plenty of things to do around the lake, and some great restaurants and bars to visit too.


Jókai Villa

This old villa represents the charm of times gone by but with the advantage of being renovated in a modern style. The thick walls, high ceilings, beautiful pieces of furniture and marvelous garden take you back into the 1800s. The name of the villa is not a coincidence: Jókai was a famous Hungarian writer who spent a lot of time in Siófok, and those experiences were documented in some of his novels. There is a great opportunity to use the wellness area to relax – lots of different saunas and massages help guests forget their everyday problems.

Address & telephone number: Batthyány L. street 2 Siófok, Hungary +36 84 506 798

Badacsony borhotel

Each room at this hotel is favored with a beautiful Balaton view, as is the large dining room, where you can savor a top-notch meal while admiring panoramic views through the wall-length windows. There is a vineyard here as well, so you can choose from a great selection of locally produced wines and participate in tasting events in the cellar. Additionally, there is a wellness area where you can relax.

Address & telephone number: Bogyai L. u. 3 Badacsonytomaj, Hungary +36 30 889 3117

Anna Grand Hotel Wine and Vital, Ipoly Residence

This luxurious hotel and its additional wing, the Ipoly Residence, can be found in the heart of Balatonfüred. Situated close to the famous Tagore promenade, he beach is only a hundred meters away. With its top-notch elegance, this hotel takes you back in time, and you can feel like a true lady or gentleman of the 1800s. Time seems to slow down here, and you can indulge in some beautifully relaxing days.

Address & telephone number: Kisfaludy street 3 Balatonfüred, Hungary + 36 87 581 200

Mala Garden Design Hotel

A drop of Bali at Lake Balaton – in Mala Garden you can enjoy the harmony from Bali due to the carefully selected design, and be pampered by the modern facilities, such as an effervescent bath. Every room has a stunning view of Lake Balaton so you will feel absolutely enchanted. If you are looking for something different and unique, don’t miss this place.

Address & telephone number: Petőfi promenade 15 Siófok, Hungary +36 84 510 980

Hotel Historia & Historante

This hotel put a lot of effort and consideration into the creation of newly renovated, romantic rooms and its quality cuisine, a repertoire which delights all who sample the fantastic, fresh meals. This attention to detail is tangible when you taste the cockerel soup with thyme, or the pullet fillet baked in a Parmesan crust, or the broccoli-filled ravioli bathed in buttery almond sauce. Some of the rooms are decorated with timbered roofs, and all of them are equipped with unique wooden furniture. For further relaxation you can enjoy the adjacent wellness area.

Address & telephone number: Toborzó street 11 Veszprém, Hungary  +36 88 577 000

Adler Hotel Tihany

This hidden hotel is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tihany peninsula. The rooms are all cozy and elegant, and you can enjoy a wellness area here as well with several pools, saunas and whirlpools. The hotel specializes in preparing fish dishes, so if you like trying new tastes, this place is perfect for you; the range includes all sorts of traditional Hungarian dishes and international fish menus. The old city center is 1.5km away, a nice walking distance in good weather.

Address & telephone number: Felsőkopaszhegyi street 1 Tihany, Hungary +36 87 538 000

Sir David Balaton Castle

This castle stands proudly on the shore, only 200 meters from Lake Balaton, and is well visible from the main road with its bright yellow colors. The huge, secluded garden provides the advantage to observe without being disturbed. They also arrange tours and boat trips on the lake, and you can hop on one of the bicycles to explore the surroundings. The rooms have a retro style, so everything is in place to create a unique experience.

Address & telephone number: Nyár street 2/b Balatonszepezd, Hungary +36 30 989 5800

Erzsébet Hotel

Just in a stone’s throw from the famous Hévíz thermal bath, this hotel offers luxurious elegance and the reviving strength of thermal waters. In the restaurant you can choose from the many excellent local wines and dishes from Hungarian cuisine. There is also a beauty salon, where there are many treatments on offer (and each one is supervised by doctors).

Address & telephone number: Erzsébet királyné street 13-15 Hévíz, Hungary +36 30 677 8358

Csátó Vendégház

In the vicinity of the abbey of Tihany, this great cottage awaits its guests with individual apartments (each with its own entrance). These shelters were built from natural materials which reflect the folk-architecture style of the region. Moreover, the reception area looks like a village museum, surrounded by the three small apartments that resemble skansen buildings. With its thick stone walls, thatched roof and outdoor grill facility, and with several attractions nearby, this cottage is a perfect destination.

Address & telephone number: Petőfi Sándor street 6 Tihany Hungary +36 20 951 6022

Villa Medici

The hotel is located in an enchanting valley beneath an impressive viaduct, surrounded by trees and nature. The rooms look majestic, and there is also a so-called Wellington pub, where you can suddenly feel that you have stumbled into an luxurious club in Mayfair – you can even have some newspapers or books to read. There is a great wellness area with anything you can desire. Moreover, there is a ‘Nostalgia garden’ from which all the herbs and vegetables come from for the dishes, and if you are interested in cooking and cuisine, you can participate a cooking class as well. The icing on the cake is the wine cellar, which was hidden from view until a recent renovation uncovered it: specialists say that it is more than 100 years old.

Address & telephone number: Kittenberger street 11 Veszprém, Hungary +36 88 590 070