We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
US$75.15*
and up
Lake Balaton and Herend Porcelain Manufactory from Budapest
More Info
US$167.26*
and up
Full-Day Private Tour around Lake Balaton from Budapest by Car with lunch
More Info
US$295.00*
and up
Small-Group Somló and Northern Balaton Wine Day Trip from Budapest
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“south side” (5 reviews)
“many places” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Hungary
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (204)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lake is silky. Numerous restaurants offering local fish surround the lake. Beware of slow service everywhere if you are not accustomed to it.

Thank Asher S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up spending my summers with my parents and grandparents by the lake Balaton, in Balatonfenyves. It is a beautiful place that has something to offer to everyone. I've spent a few days in Fenyves this summer and I was very pleased to see...More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 flew in to Budapest then took the train (£9 pp took under 3 hrs) down to Revfulop on the north side of Lake Balaton. Excellent campsite just 5 min walk from Revfulop train stn. Friendly staff, usually speaking enough English. We...More

Thank WandragFamily
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We started after a simple smooth drive down from Budapest at Siofok which was a lakeside village set up as a holiday park. Despite the throngs we parked up easily and headed to the water to find our tiny patch of grass in the shade...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The biggest lake in the country and a traditional holiday spot. On the coastline you can find many activities, restaurants, cafes, museums for all ages. It is a shallow lake, mainly from the south side, but that makes it ideal if you are with young...More

1  Thank Kaccca K
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I thought id be disappointed with hungary as no coastline but, lake Balaton, wow. It's like the Mediterranean but with swans. Breathtaking scenery.

Thank U1863QEkevinp
Reviewed 2 July 2017

For Hungarians it holds a nostalgic sort of meaning. For foreigners it's a lake where you can go swim; the water is rather shallow but you can still have fun. For me the highlight was driving around the villages, I was blown away by how...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Lake Balaton may be the best that Hungary can offer in the lakes department but we found it scenically boring. It is a large stretch of VERY SHALLOW water, largely surrounded by a very flat shoreline. On the western side the villages are quite small...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We arrive there travelling from Croatia to Bratislava. It was suppose to be a great stop to do in a warm afternoon, and instead it turns out to be crap. We arrived at Balatonberény at lunch time. We parked the car close to the lake...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This freshwater lake is well worth visiting if you are in Hungary. It is a very large lake surrounded by pretty countryside with lots of nice stopping places with beaches shops accommodation and places to eat

Thank Michael L
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Molo Bisztro
22 reviews
.09 km away
Strudel Restaurant
23 reviews
3.54 km away
Bringatanya, Somogy Ice Cream Manufacture
10 reviews
5.22 km away
Florida Fagyizo
51 reviews
5.57 km away
Nearby Attractions
Balatonbereny kozsegi strand
12 reviews
5.02 km away
Campari Bar
5 reviews
5.20 km away
Szep Look-out
18 reviews
2.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lake Balaton staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit