Where to stay around Lake Balaton?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,687 holiday lettings near Lake Balaton. From 809 Houses to 15 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake Balaton is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Balaton?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Balaton. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Croatia: 86,069 holiday homes
  • Central Croatia: 14,981 holiday homes
  • Balatonfüred: 538 holiday homes
  • Siófok: 542 holiday homes
  • Köveskál: 412 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Balaton! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Balaton?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lake Balaton with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Balatonfüred: 538 holiday lettings
  • Siófok: 542 holiday lettings
  • Köveskál: 412 holiday lettings
  • Tihany: 529 holiday lettings
  • Hévíz: 363 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lake Balaton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lake Balaton. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Heviz: 850 holiday rentals
  • The Lake Cave: 1,089 holiday rentals
  • Granary Wine Museum: 543 holiday rentals
  • Erzsebet Square: 71 holiday rentals
  • Kinizsi Castle: 836 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Balaton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental home or property in Lake Balaton, Hungary your home away from home

Lake Balaton is Europe’s largest lake. Stretching some 50 miles. Lake Balaton is often referred to as the “Hungarian Sea”, and is certainly one of Hungary’s most treasured gems. The southern shore acts as one of Hungary’s most popular tourist resorts, with the shallow waters providing a wonderfully safe place for children to bathe.

Things to do on holiday in Lake Balaton, Hungary

Lake Balaton is a tourist favourite for many reasons. The warm waters of the lake provide a refreshing way to cool down in summer, attracting visitors to the lake beaches throughout the summer. The water temperatures in summer reach almost 26°C make it warmer than the air in the mornings and evenings, and anyone who has stayed in a Lake Balaton property, Hungary, will tell you, there is nothing finer than relaxing on the beach in the evening, watching the sun set over the distant hills and tucking into a bottle of local wine, grown in one of the rich vineyards which surround Lake Balaton, Hungary. Property anywhere around the banks of Lake Balaton will place you in stunning scenery, and within striking distance of a Lake Balaton beach.

There are an amazing number of sporting activities possible from a Lake Balaton holiday home. Water sports thrive, from water-skiing to windsurfing, and the hills which surround the lake are ideal for walking, horse riding and even golf. Lake Balaton golf courses are very undulating, and quite unforgiving, offering any golfer staying in a Lake Balaton property a real challenge and some wonderful views. The hills are also a wonderful location for hunting, and there are plenty of guides available to help you during your stay in a Lake Balaton property.

The water of Lake Balaton was considered to be medicinal for many years due to the immense feeling you get after a swim. However, having been tested, it is not the water which has healing properties, but the mud which lines the bottom. As a result, there are some fantastic spa facilities around the lake. Taking a Lake Balaton property in Heviz, Buzsak, Tapolca or Zalakaros is the ideal plan for a really relaxing holiday to get pampered.

Places to visit on holiday in Lake Balaton, Hungary

The Northern shores of Lake Balaton house around 25 lake beach resorts which nestle among the hills which mark the shore. There are numerous little towns and villages along the northern shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary each with individual charm and a range of attractions unique to the region. Balatonfured and Tihany are two of the most recognisable centres on the Northern shores of Lake Balaton.

Siofok is the largest settlement on the southern end of Lake Balaton. It is the main port on the lake, and the majority of cruise boats and sightseeing tours leave from Siofolk, but there is far more to do from a Lake Balaton holiday home than taking boat trips. The beaches are remarkably nice, whilst the Water Management Museum holds the secrets and history of work, life and recreation on Lake Balaton.

Weather in Lake Balaton, Hungary

Lake Balaton benefits from a mainly Mediterranean climate, meaning that summers are long and hot, (averaging around 25°C from June until September), and winters are short and quite dry. This has resulted in the Lake Balaton beaches being busy for large portions of the year, and the vineyards which surround a Lake Balaton holiday rental doing great business.

Travel to Lake Balaton, Hungary

FlyBalaton Airport (SOB) is a new airport in Hungary, which has made reaching a holiday property in Lake Balaton remarkably easy. Ryanair provide direct flights to Balaton Airport from London and there are plenty of companies offering car hire in Balaton airport.

Activities and attractions in and around Lake Balaton

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lake Balaton a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palffy Pince Winery (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Veszprém Zoo (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Marcali Thermal Spa (24.7 mi / 39.7 km)

Exploring the natural features in Lake Balaton

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Balaton is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pigeon Island (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Platán Strand (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Silver Shore (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Szent Gyorgy-hegy (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • The Lake Cave (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Golden Shore (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)