Holidays in Lake Heviz

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Lake Heviz showing a lake or waterhole and a luxury hotel or resort

Relax in the therapeutic water of this ancient lake, which has been revered for its healing properties since Roman times.

Immerse yourself in the warm, medicinal waters of Lake Hévíz (Hévízi Gyógytó). This is one of the world’s biggest thermal lakes and a natural landmark enveloped by a stunning landscape of thick forests. Swim or float in Lake Hévíz or simply view the lily pads decorating the water. Enjoy vistas from the open-air terraces of numerous bathhouses.

Gold coins were once found in the lake, which indicates that it was used thousands of years ago by the Romans. Earl György Festetics discovered the lake’s qualities in the 18th century and set about developing Hévíz as a spa town. Festetics commissioned the building of the central bathhouse. Additional houses were added in the 1900s. The waterlilies, which help to sustain the environment, were introduced to Hungary in the late 1800s.

Bring your bathing suit and enter the water via steps leading from the terraces of the bathhouses. The mineral water reaches the lake after traveling from a depth of 0.6 mile (1 kilometer) underground. Its temperature varies from about 73 F (23 C) to 97 F (36 C), thus making it comfortable year-round. Rich in calcium, magnesium and sulfur, among other minerals, the water is believed to aid those suffering from rheumatic ailments such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Out of the water, sit on the terraces in the center of the lake and around its perimeter. Most of the bathhouses have cafés where you can order light meals, snacks and drinks. There are also opportunities to indulge in massages, mud-pack treatments and physiotherapy sessions.

Find the lake in the southwest corner of Hévíz, a short walk from the town’s center. Use the parking, for a fee, close to the lake’s southern entrance. The town is well equipped with hotels and guesthouses if you plan to stay overnight. It’s about a 2-hour drive from Budapest.

Lake Hévíz is open daily and you can bathe until 30 minutes before closing. Admission is charged for periods of 3 and 4 hours or the entire day, week and year. Rent inflatable rings and towels if you desire.

599 Cheap Hotels Near Lake Heviz

Palace Hotel Heviz
Palace Hotel Heviz
4 out of 5
Rakoczi u. 1-3, Heviz
The price is AU$146 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Situated in Heviz, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit and Lake Heviz. Festetics Palace and Balaton Museum ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (255 reviews)
"Excelente!"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Palace Hotel Heviz
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Lotuszvirag u. 1, Heviz
The price is AU$332 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 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

Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel Hévíz - Adults Only
Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel Hévíz - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Rákóczi utca 16-18, Heviz
The price is AU$180 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in the heart of Heviz, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pannonia and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Lake Heviz. Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit is 0.3 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (90 reviews)
"We had a good experience overall. The room was small but clean. The food was very good every day during our four day stay. The only really frustrating issue was the quality of wifi; totally unreliable."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2019

Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel Hévíz - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Lake Heviz Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Erzsébet Hotel Hévíz
Erzsébet Hotel Hévíz
3.5 out of 5
Erzsébet királyné útja 13-15., Heviz
The price is AU$96 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Erzsébet Hotel Hévíz
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Lotuszvirag u. 1, Heviz
The price is AU$332 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa
Palace Hotel Heviz
Palace Hotel Heviz
4 out of 5
Rakoczi u. 1-3, Heviz
The price is AU$146 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Palace Hotel Heviz
Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel Hévíz - Adults Only
Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel Hévíz - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Rákóczi utca 16-18, Heviz
The price is AU$180 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel Hévíz - Adults Only
Ensana Thermal Hévíz
Ensana Thermal Hévíz
4 out of 5
Kossuth Lajos utca 9-11., Heviz
The price is AU$178 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Ensana Thermal Hévíz
Ensana Thermal Aqua
Ensana Thermal Aqua
4 out of 5
Kossuth Lajos utca 13-15, Heviz
The price is AU$193 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Ensana Thermal Aqua
Hotel Európa Fit
Hotel Európa Fit
4 out of 5
Jókai u. 3., Heviz
The price is AU$274 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Hotel Európa Fit
Hotel Naturmed Carbona
Hotel Naturmed Carbona
4.5 out of 5
Attila u. 1, Heviz
The price is AU$270 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Hotel Naturmed Carbona
Hotel Kalma
Hotel Kalma
3 out of 5
Rákóczi utca. 12-14, Heviz
The price is AU$106 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Hotel Kalma
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