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Balaton's little sister

I love Velencei lake. It's close to Budapest, so you can get there in half an hour by train. The... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Budapest, Hungary
Nice but crowded

Me and my boyfriend occasionally come here to hang out. It is a nice place but there are sooo many... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Martonvasar, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This lake is very accessible from Budapest and has a very well laid out cycle path that circuits almost the whole lake. I rented a bike from a Zilaj Bringa, a bike rental shop very close to the Velence train station. Took about 3 hours...More

Thank louiscfl27
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I love Velencei lake. It's close to Budapest, so you can get there in half an hour by train. The water is not very clean but safe to swim in it. There are buffets, bars amd sports facilities on the beaches, so you can spend...More

Thank Vicu99
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Nice lake. But a bloody awful tourist destination, way to over crowded. Bar's and restaurants, average. But the completely missing service is all over present. No smile, no small talking, its more and more typical for the most tourists areas in Hungary, it's more than...More

Thank timonoed
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend occasionally come here to hang out. It is a nice place but there are sooo many people here. The most annoying thing is that even though the sign shows that cycling is forbidden 🚫 in some places people still do and...More

Thank Danielle1421
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Close enough to the capital city and has its own fresh atmosphere with a lot of things to discover in the Hungarian countryside, as well. Highly recommended.

Thank IstvanG19
Reviewed 3 October 2017

On a day tour of the Balaton lake area we made a final stop at Lake Velence (said by our driver to be named after Venice - but who knows). It is a small lake that has been converted with EU money into a beach...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was quite disapointed in the lake. It was dirty, shallow, busy with a black silty sand at the bottom. It was a great let down, even after we had to pay entrance fees. Maybe we stayed on the wrong side of the lake, but...More

Thank KaliJvR
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times over the years whilst living in Budapest. The hotels are ok, but they have done a lot of work on the public beach and it now great for kids. Not sure I would spend a week, but a weekend...More

1  Thank Sandy3129
Reviewed 9 March 2017

For: Friendly, beautiful place for families, teams and/or cyclists. Hills on the Northern side are excellent terrain to have excursions, there are also possibilities to light a fire (assigned places only of course!) Many restaurants, snack bars can be found around the lake. Good to...More

1  Thank Gábor H
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you wish to be on the side of the lake, that is the closest place to visit from Budapest. You can go around with a bike too, but nice to walk on the "beach " side as well. Lot of sport activities and nice...More

1  Thank VaniZsuzsi
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Shrimoyee C
17 August 2018|
Response from timonoed | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can't help you with your transport issue. About the accommodation, I would use the internet for searching between the many hotels in the area. I've have been staying at the Juventus hotel, easy access, very close to the... More
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