The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Tihany

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Tihany was created by God when he was happy, or so goes the saying among Hungarians. With its enchanting natural beauty, this peninsula will transport you far away from your everyday problems. The Abbey here is one of the oldest in Hungary. Since it attracts more people during the summer due to the vicinity of Lake Balaton, restaurants may have different opening times than usual in wintertime – it is worth making a call before heading out to one.

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1. 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. Choose from all sorts of Hungarian traditional dishes and international fish menus. The old city center is 1.5km away, a nice walking distance in good weather.

Price: mid-range

2. Csátó Vendégház

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.

Price: mid-range

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

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3. Vintage Pince Présház

Vintage Pince Présház

This wine-press house is only 2km away from the abbey and offers a great kitchen, a garden with a useful barbecue area and, of course, a wine cellar. The rustically furnished interior with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an amazing terrace can be a perfect hiding place, yet is close to anything you might need during your stay. Booking is possible only via one of the booking websites.

Price: mid-range

Address: Cserhegyi dűlő Tihany, Hungary

4. András Nádfedeles Vendégház

András Nádfedeles Vendégház

This charming thatched cottage is a cozy and homey spot if you like having a tranquil place where you can rest properly. You can take breakfast out on the terrace, with a view over Lake Balaton and shaded by woodbine. Complete with rustic wooden furniture and a kitchen area where you can prepare your own meal, you won’t even have far to walk to the shops since the town center is only two minutes away.

Price: mid-range

Address and telephone number:Aranyház street 30 Tihany, Hungary +36 30 279 1678


5. Echo Residence Hotel


Something unique can be experienced here. Set in one of the best spots with a view to Balaton, this hotel provides 24 unusual luxury rooms – each of them is made of natural materials, stone, glass and wood which create a harmony that is tangible as you enter the room. In some of the rooms there even a sauna – how about that” You can also try the dishes made in the top-notch restaurant.

Price: Luxury

6. Tihany Oázis Panzió


Decorated with fresh, lively colors, nice furniture and flowers, this apartment awaits you in a small street, not far from the abbey and the shore. The Inner Lake is only 300 meters away and, if you fancy, you can hop on one of the bicycles to explore the surroundings. If you would like to sample some traditional Hungarian dishes, you can take a seat in the local restaurant.

Price: mid-range

7. Villa Éva

Apartment, Villa

This charming villa sits peacefully in a tranquil street at the foothills of Tihany peninsula, yet the town center and every place of importance can be reached within five minutes on foot. There is a spacious living room, four bedrooms and an ample garden where you can grill something for lunch or dinner. Booking is possible only via one of the booking websites.

Price: mid-range

8. Mézes-Kuckó


This lovely vernacular building represents how houses looked like a hundred years ago. White chalk walls, veranda and a thatched roof give you a feeling of how life might have been in the early 1900s. Spacious rooms, wooden interiors and a beehive oven combine to provide a great time in this lovely town. The abbey is only four minutes’ walk away – you can hear the bells ringing during the day.

Price: mid-range

Address & telephone number: Batthyány street 14 Tihany, Hungary phone N/A

9. Centrum Vendégház

Centrum Vendégház

In the center of the old town, this lovely stone cottage gives great shelter to anyone who’s looking for a peaceful stay that is close to all facilities: narrow promenades, skansen, the abbey, restaurants, the post office and the lake. Spacious rooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a beautiful floral garden await you each day of your stay.

Price: mid-range

Address and telephone number: Petőfi street 13 Tihany, Hungary +36 30 997 8271

10. Lepke Apartment

Restaurant, Pizzeria, European

Lake Balaton is only a few meters away from Lepke Apartment’s patio – guests enjoy the glorious sunshine while having a classic meal or a beautiful specialty like stag thighs with stewed pears and brown sauce in the apartment’s restaurant. Spacious rooms with beige and brown colors provide the harmony you need during your stay.

Price: mid-range

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