Balatonfüred with the golden age downtown and the hot wellness by the lake

While Hungarians call Balatonfüred the capital of the northern Balaton coast, it is also one of the most popular destinations for Slovak travellers. With its charming promenade, patinated harbour and charming late-1800s town centre, it is a popular destination for a walk in autumn and winter. In addition to a refreshing wellness and hot-water jacuzzi experience on the waterfront, visitors can also enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Balaton in autumn and winter at the renewed Hotel Golden Lake Resort.

It is no coincidence that for over a hundred years, travellers have considered Balatonfüred the jewel of Lake Balaton. In the autumn, the unique atmosphere of the elegant, historic town centre, the taste of special Balaton wines and a range of exciting programmes await travellers. For those looking for an experience-packed holiday, there’s no better place to stay than the four-star superior Hotel Golden Lake Resort in the centre of town, on the shores of Lake Balaton.

Lake Balaton inside and out

Hotel Golden Lake Resort is the best wellness hotel of 2020 and 2021, voted by the audience of The Hungarian Traveller, the most popular travel magazine in Hungary. One of the special features of the hotel is that besides the common areas, the black and white prints of Lake Balaton can be seen on the walls of the rooms. The view of the autumn-winter Balaton and the nearby Tihany Abbey from the rooms and terraces overlooking the “Hungarian sea” guarantees a wonderful, soothing picture that will surely make your days spent in Balatonfüred unforgettable.

In addition to everything for a perfect rest, the hotel’s comfortable rooms also offer everything you need for working in the distance. And in the large suites of the Hotel Golden Lake Resort, besides the elegant furniture, the wine cooler and the bar counter guarantee maximum comfort for guests and a pleasant stay for groups of friends. Gastronomic experiences are provided by the Portunus Restaurant and the Captains’s Bar, which is heated on the terrace in autumn and winter evenings and offers special cakes, popular cocktails and the best wines of Lake Balaton.

Invigorating wellness with a new sauna session

The Hotel Golden Lake Resort is also the perfect location for sporty guests, being an idyllic starting point for those who opt for a morning run and for those who go hiking on the hotel’s electric bikes.

The Kneipp treading pool and sauna world on the ground floor of the hotel, as well as the indoor jacuzzi, guarantee the pleasure of swimming in the indoor pool, which is perfect for swimming. And in the garden of the Hotel Golden Lake Resort, the brand new outdoor Finnish sauna pavilion with its glass wall overlooking Lake Balaton will rejuvenate your body with a relaxing experience of special sauna saunas for all the senses. And on the waterfront next to the reeds, the warm water Swim Spa massage pool provides swimming pleasure for those who want to enjoy the pleasure of swimming in the open air on Lake Balaton in autumn. Right next to it is the outdoor Jacuzzi, whose hot water is an extra experience after dark, when you can enjoy the starry Balaton sky.

Downtown of the golden years of the 19th century

Balatonfüred, which has become an internationally renowned tourist destination, is also a particularly beautiful place because its streets, houses and atmosphere, reminiscent of the best years of the second half of the 19th century, enchant visitors in a minute. Those who walk along the shores of Lake Balaton, past the harbour of the most beautiful years of Lake Balaton shipping, can continue their stroll along the Tagore Promenade, a venue for exciting events. Internationally renowned poets, politicians and scientists have planted trees in its memorial park for posterity.

Walking through the cobbled streets of the town centre, you can admire the buildings of the golden years of the past, including the 1870 villa of Mór Jókai, a great Hungarian writer, and Villa Vaszary, one of Balatonfüred’s most important historical monuments. Where high quality art exhibitions also attract the public.

And for those looking for a walk in the fresh air, the 10-hectare Kiserdő forest in the heart of the town is a real attraction. With its beautiful park, playground and outdoor facilities for active sports, it is the perfect place for walking, family recreation and sport. With the arrival of colder weather, from 6 December, another exciting and extremely atmospheric venue will be added for the winter: the artificial ice rink in front of the Hotel Golden Lake Balaton.