Holidays in Festetics Palace

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Festetics Palace featuring château or palace, heritage architecture and a fountain

Explore the period rooms, grounds and museums of this palatial home. See 18th-century horse-drawn carriages and stroll through a greenhouse of tropical plants.

Tour the magnificent rooms of the 18th-century Festetics Palace. The two-story Baroque masterpiece was built for a noble family and is one of the largest palaces in Hungary. It is surrounded by a nature reserve park and within the grounds are a coach museum, palm house and hunting exhibition.

Enjoy a glimpse of aristocratic lifestyles of the 18th and 19th centuries as you explore rooms decorated with period furniture and featuring high ceilings, oak wall panels and grand fireplaces. See the oak staircase with its family portrait gallery and go to the library wing. This is one of the highlights of the palace and contains more than 80,000 items. The collection was built by the Festetics family over a period of around 200 years. Visit the Mirror Room, which hosts a number of concerts throughout the year.

After inspecting the palace’s rooms, step out for a stroll through the surrounding parkland. Your walk will take you by trees that are more than 100 years old, colorful flower beds and several statues. Among them is a bronze statue of George Festetics I who added the library wing to the palace. Stop by the garden pond and gaze at the fountain, which is adorned with lion statues.

There is a lot more to see at the palace. In the Coach Museum find more than 50 carriages and other horse-drawn vehicles that were used in the 18th and 19th centuries. Browse the collection of horse riding and coach driving equipment. In the Hunting Museum there are hunting trophies from five continents. Walk through the 19th-century Palm House and study the rare flowers and tropical plants. The palace is also home to a large collection of model railways.

Festetics Palace is open daily. Separate admission fees apply for the palace and on-site museums and exhibitions. There is no charge for children under the age of 6.

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Abbazia Club Hotel
Abbazia Club Hotel
3 out of 5
Erzsébet királyné útja 23, Keszthely
The price is AU$71 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pannonia, Varosi Strand and Balaton Museum. Festetics Palace is 0.6 mi (1 km) away. Keszthely ...
3.3/5 (55 reviews)
"Property was very disappointing. Room was clean and fairly comfortable BUT very noisy. Late at night a large bus load of tourists came to the hotel and no one told them to be quiet. We were unable to sleep. The next morning we went to get our breakfast that was included at the hotel - and the bus ..."

Reviewed on 9 May 2019

Abbazia Club Hotel
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Lotuszvirag u. 1, Heviz
The price is AU$329 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in the heart of Heviz, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Heviz and Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit. Festetics Palace is 4.1 mi ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (196 reviews)
"nettes Hotel für einen kurzen Aufenthalt, Spa-Bereich könnte etwas größer sein"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

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Kristály Hotel
Kristály Hotel
3 out of 5
Lovassy utca 20., Keszthely
The price is AU$108 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pannonia, Varosi Strand and Festetics Palace. Balaton Museum is 0.7 mi (1.2 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (13 reviews)
Great escape- fresh renovation
"Great stay! Recent renovations!! Wellness was just what we needed."

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2021

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