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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Before going to stay in Lake balaton I was confused where to stay. Finally we stayed in Siofok which is basically the hear of all happenings. Great food, amazing night life, lively streets, etc. then we drove for a day trip to Balatonfured. Its the...More

6  Thank Neeraj L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 July 2013

My wife and I was in Hungary in last recently, among the places we visit was the lake Balaton.- As all in Hungary is rather poor destination.- The landscape is monotonous, and it has lack of good services.- Like in the whole Hungary do not...More

10  Thank Extraordinary802749
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Usually review about Balaton are linked with summer - sun bathing, bathing in the lake, sailing, relaxing in the shade etc... Well this review is different. The location we've been at is between Keszthely and Gyenesdias - see the other reviews I've posted on some...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

On the way from Budapest to Zagreb, the Lake Balaton is the perfect halfway stop for lunch and a glimpse of the gigantic lake. For lunch I had Balaton ponty (carp). Quite tender fillet. Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in western Hungary with 197km...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Best time of the year in my view is early to mid September! My family(4) if us stayed in Ábrahámhegy which I wouldn’t recommend unless you want isolation as well as noise from train passing by frequently Would recommend Balatonfured or Tihany area Nice town...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest lake in Europe. The northern part of it is hilly with vineyards all alongside it. The wineries are lovely with the best vines in the world. (I am a bit biased). Sailing extremely popular here. You may rent many types with...More

Thank tizs0
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to relax and eat very good food this is the place to go. Convenient beaches cheap and well kept. We enjoyed renting bikes and taking ferry up the lake and then cycled back to the camping

Thank Keramslon
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It is a big Lake we was at both ends and yes water/nature is always a beautiful thing it is a very busy and crowdy Place in july but there is many Places to hide away try to avoid the biggest tourist areas

Thank Odd Lennart L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Lovely big lake, many things to do all around, visit a beach, take a boat trip or grab a nice lunch. If you are in the area please do make a stop here!

Thank Wendyb00
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We visited Lake Balaton in May. That was one of the best months, not so many people around and the scenery was just perfect!

Thank OZS969
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Even though we traveled when season did not start yet, the place was full with vacationers. I am so glad that people find the lake enjoyable even when it did not warm up yet

Thank olessia180
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Huge, clean ,lovely lake of Hungary. Small towns on the northern shore are very beautiful. Blissful place.

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