You may relax at our lakeside wellness area and discover the thousand faces of Lake Balaton throughout the year. We offer 25m indoor swimming pool, inside and two outside Jacuzzi(for an extra charge), children pool, and sunbathing terrace. A big Finnish bio sauna, infra cabin, light therapy aromatic sauna, steam bath and salt room is available for our guests in the Sauna-world. You can reach the wellness area through the outside corridor located at the end of the first floor
Our massages increase your vitality and restore your strength. You can find more details about them in our brochure tilted Massage Guide in your hotel room.
3. Fitness room
Located on the first floor, our fitness room is equipped with high quality, professional equipment with a variety of settings to help you build muscles.
4. Riding bicycle
Through the bicycle route around Lake Balaton, all settlements on the shore can be visited. However when leaving the lake a bit behind, you may choose among plenty of bike trails leading through various and beautiful landscapes. In our hotel bicycles can be rented for fee at the wellness reception.
5. Hiking, walking
The number of marked trails around Lake Balaton is almost infinite: you may go for a pleasant walk or on a whole day trip, hike small mountains, wander from one wine cellar to another, follow stations of educational trails, or visit the national parks with the guidance of professional leaders… whatever you like. Proposals for hiking tours can be found in this booklet, maps can be found at the reception.
Would you like to make unforgettable your holiday with sailing? Whether it’s a program for family or party with friends, sailing on a yacht is a memorable experience. If you feel like trying this exciting sport and excellent form of recreation, you have the possibility. If you need help, our receptionists will assist you.
The jetty of the yacht harbour right in front of the hotel is a popular place of fishers and promises good catch and pleasant recreation. Fishing is permitted only with valid licence. Beside Lake Balaton also numerous small lakes have the promise of rich catch and relaxation for the lovers on fishing – for example the fishing ponds of Töreki Nature Reserve at the border of Siófok.
Program facilities in Siófok and nearby
1. Boat trips
From the hotel you can reach the ship harbour by a 10 min. walk. You may ship to the towns of Balatonfüred and Tihany by regular boats. You may also take part in other ship tours like the sunset tour, one-hour boat trip and more. About the boat trips you feel free to ask the reception.
2. Bathing and beaches
Our guests may use the neighbouring beach (50m) free of charge behind the Hotel Móló. The water at this beach is suitable only for swimmers since the depth of the water is about 1,5-2 meters. A beach with shallow water can be found closest 800m to the hotel in western direction. The greatest, central beach of the town is located in eastern direction, about 1,5 km from the hotel. In July and August in the daytime various programs, during the evenings free concerts are waiting for the holiday-makers.
3. Galerius Thermal Spa
You may visit the Galerius thermal bath and spa, located on the Golden Beach, about 5 km far from our hotel. It offers a variety of pools and thermal baths on a total of 600 m2.
Address: Siófok-Szabadifürdő, St. László Street 183
4. Wine tasting
The South-Balaton Wine Route ends not far from Siófok, its closest stations are the towns Kiliti and Zamárdi. In Zamárdi on the old row of cellars, guests are offered wines all year long and tasty cold plates with local specialities. Wine tasting can be combined with archery, with a walk or horse carriage tour to the Zamardi lookout tower. During the winter sledging and horse sledging is also possible depending on the amount of snow.
5. Spirit (pálinka) tasting
In Zamardi you may also taste the fine quality Zimek special Hungarian spirits made from fruits. You may also visit here, the only view distillery machine of Lake Balaton, take a horse carriage trip to the fruit garden or take part in a spirit distilling course and make your own schnapps
6. Riding the horse, or travelling on carriages
Around Lake Balaton you may ride the horse or travel on horse carriages on various spots: under forts, at marshes, on uplands, among hills, beside wine cellars. In the horse stables of Siófok you may pick from riding on the lunge, in the paddock, in the nature or travel on a carriage.
Bella lovasudvar (Stables Bella) Siófok, Verebes dűlő 14/18
cross-country riding, pony riding for kids, riding lessons, travelling on carriage, petting zoo, It’s the home of a donkey, ponies, mini-ponies lamas, peacocks, a lamb, goats, ferrets, parrots, squirrels and several different small animals.
7. Surfing, kite surfing, wakeboard, water skiing
On the southern shore of the „Hungarian See” northern wind is common, which gives great conditions for surfing. At light wind beginners can also try to learn the basics of this sport.
Wakeboard and waterskiing can be practiced on a 1 km long trail situated in Szabadifürdő, about 5 km from out hotel.
– Paintball, go-kart
– Extreme Sportpark
Situated near to the Siófok-Kiliti Airport (5 km from the hotel) offers a wide variety of adrenalin creating entertainment: paintball, quad, wall climbing, 3D ring, dodgem, crossgokart, obstacle courses on water and ground, etc.
Go-kart can be tried on a 400m long, 6m wide circuit at the edge of Siófok. (Siófok, Jégverem street)
9. Tennis, squash
In Siófok the lovers of tennis can try several grounds. The nearest tennis-court is 300m away at Hotel Azúr.
The town has a squash club as well: it awaits its guests with air conditioned courts, fitness machines and sauna about 2 km away from our hotel. (Siófok, Bláthy Ottó Street 45., court booking: 84/310-771, 30/202-7839)
Glider and hang-gliding activity is possible at east side of the Balaton on Siófok-Kiliti Airport with 1250 m long grass field.
Guests can try parachuting and make a circle over Balaton. Tandem sky-diving and pleasure flight is also possible. Jumping is available only from March till November!
11. Bob course Balatonfűzfő (45 km)
The bob course is situated next to the sports swimming pool. The tracks full length is 800 meters, which is built on an area that has a 39m altitude difference.
Open: summer: Monday-Sunday am. 10:00 – pm. 11:00, during the winter MondaySunday am. 13:00 – pm. 17:00
12. Adventure park in Zamárdi
It is awaiting its guests with 3 children’s playgrounds, 5 adult’s grounds, 3 team building grounds, 1,5 km slide, water dodgems, pizzeria and a souvenir base.
– Exhibitions, museums in Siófok
– Mineral Museum (Siófok, Kálmán Imre sétány 10)
– Egg Museum (Siófok, Szűcs u. 4.)
Museum of the world known operette composer Imre Kálmán who was born in Siófok. (Siófok, Kálmán Imre sétány 5.) The museum is operating in the house where the composer was born.
Excursion in the region
1. Natural wonders
Most of the northern shore belongs to the Balaton Uplands National Park. Its values can be discovered on marked trails, on guided tours or alone. On the southern coast the beautiful landscapes of „Somogyland” are waiting for you!
Töreki Nature Reserve (9 km)
This beautiful nature reserve can be found at the western confines of Siófok. On this varied landscape you may find lakes, marsh, meadow, grass plot, forests, and bank swallow colonies. A 9 km long marked trail leads us through this interesting, unspoilt area.
Tihany-peninsula (20 km)
Walking on the marked trails of the peninsula you will see the famous abbey of Tihany, lavender fields, herd of grey cattle, Inner Lake, geyser field, forests and glades. And when the peak of the peninsula is reached you will find the lake stretching in front of you!
Badacsony (60 km)
The former volcano is peacefully towers over the northern coast of Balaton and is mostly famous for the wine grown on its sunny hillsides. So after climbing up to the peak we may quench our thirst with original „Badacsonyi szürkebarát” (Pinot Gris)!
Basalt organ pipes of Szent György (St George) mountain. A large part of the northern shore of Lake Balaton was formed by volcanic activity. On the side of the basalt caps of the hills the flowing lava solidified in pillar form: as if enormous organ pipes were sounding praises to the beauty of the landscape! The unique basalt phenomena are reaching up to 414m high – so we may enjoy the wonderful view stretching from the Keszthely Mountains, the „Witness Mountains” of the Balaton uplands until Somló.
Káli basin (55 km)
Amongst the dormant volcanoes lying in the basin you descend into another world. Above the reeds of the salt pond water-fowl call, cowbells ring in the pastures and you find incredible calm and peace in the small, inviting villages. At the edge of the basin stone idols – formed by hot volcanic torrents of lava and by the wind – guard the peace of the land. This area is called the stone sea. At the farm in Salföld we can make friends with domestic animals and enjoy the horse- and archery performances from May till September.
2. Remains of the historical past
Even the Romans liked to rest at Lake Balaton and the storms of history have not avoided the region either – leaving plenty of memories behind. The beautiful capital of the country, Budapest is also within an hour drive, so there is really much to see and discover!
Szántódpuszta (10 km)
Awarded the Europe Nostra Award in 1995, the several hundred year-old building complex of the Szántódpuszta farmstead is a faithful guardian of Hungarian agricultural history. Displaying other treasures of culture and civilization as well, it provides an excellent opportunity for relaxation.
Tihany Abbey (20 km)
Beside the monastery dominating the peak of the peninsula we may enjoy a great view over the lake – a view that has been remembered by many poets and writers. Around the church we can walk among old houses, have some original Hungarian meals at one of the fine restaurants or look around in the small shops offering local craft products.
Heart-shaped carved tombstones in Balatonudvardi (30 km)
These unusual tombstones can be found in the old reformate cemetery of the village, dating back to the 19th century. Probably they are unique works of local craftsmen.
Balatonfüred (30 km)
We are visiting the oldest summer resort of Hungary, where a lot of famous poets, writers, politicians had their rest in the 19th century. Experience the atmosphere of this peaceful century while walking in shady alleys among 19th century villas and mansions!
3. Routes of wine
Balatonboglár wine region
Significant remains of human cultures can’t be found in this region, where two-three hundred years ago Lake Balaton was rippling. So the land of Somogy is primarily a region of unspoilt nature and quiet hiking. The stations of this wine region are mostly situated at Balatonboglár and its surrounding, but we can taste excellent wines e.g. at Kéthely, as well. For more information see: www.delbalatoniborut.hu
Balatonfüred-Csopak wine region
This wine region incorporates the Tihany-peninsula and is characterised by low mountains with romantic valleys and by the atmosphere of small settlements with a great past. At every village of this colourful region the wine tourist may meet exciting, new taste!
Badacsony wine regio
The group of Tapolca basin, the Witness Mountains, Szigliget and Badacsony together provides unforgettable experiences. Besides grapes growing on volcanic soil give special wines, worthy to this unique landscape!
Balatonfelvidék wine region
Beside the rambling, peaceful and quiet Káli basin the picturesque town of Keszthely and its surroundings (with the thermal resort Hévíz and the Kis Balaton Natural Reserve) belong to this wine region rich in recreational possibilities and valuable sights.
Our proposal for walking and bicycle tour
1. Walking in Siófok
Siófok offers numerous pleasant walks and interesting sights for its visitors. We propose you one possible route here. We start this right next to our hotel where we find the port of the sailing boats, as well as one of the characteristic buildings of the town, the Meteorological Observatory, – both located at the western pier of the port. This observatory gives the first storm signal for the whole Balaton region. Yard of the station is decorated by Miklos Borsos’s statue titled “Urania”.
Scenic spot of the port is still the Sió-lock being built together with it. Here a memorial tablet brings it to our mind that the first lock allowing regulation of water level of the lake has been made on the basis of Károly Klein’s and László Botka’s designs in 1863.
After crossing the Sió channel we see the Music School right on the left hand corner with a statue of Béla Bartók – world-famous Hungarian composer – in front of it. Here we turn to the left and walk towards a very interesting scenic spot, the port of Siófok, from where the scheduled pleasure boats put forth. The busiest boat traffic occurs here on the Balaton. The monument erected to 100th 125th and 150th anniversary of steam boating of the Balaton stands in the park in front of building of the port. On the Northern part stands the statue of Vilt Tibor, title: Mermaid of Lake Balaton (1974).
In the park next to it one of the sights of the city, Rose Garden can be seen, which revives again by the careful work of the gardeners. The end of the Cross lake swimming competition is also here, that’s why in 1997 the city put up a statue to Kálmán Szekrényessy, who was the first man who swam across the lake.
The old Sió and Hullám (Wave) hotels are situated on the front of the Petőfi promenade, among ancient walls of which many noted writers and artists made their appearance. On the right side of the promenade we can fall in with popular walking place of Siófok, the Jókai park. There are lots of people seeking for softening under the cool leafy boughs and shady trees. On several kilometer long shrubby promenades and on open beaches of extensive area of the ‘Aranypart’ (Golden Shore) the visitor finds thousands of people seeking for pleasures of summer, resting and recreation.
But exceedingly beautiful eastern basin of the Balaton, with waving mounts of the opposite shore, also bursts upon the visitor’s sight. Turning back on the Batthyány Street among beautiful old villas we make our way back towards the Sió channel and the hotel.
2. Tour offers by bicycle or on foot in Siófok and its surroundings
We have completed the following tours in Siófok and around there for you: Some of the tours begin in Zamárdi or Balatonföldvár. You can reach these places by car, train or using the special bike-road even by bike. Zamárdi is located 10 km while Balatonföldvár is located 15 km from Siófok.
Walking tour in Töreki (9 km) and cycling tour (23 km)
The nature conservation area called Töreki Halastavak (fish ponds) lies west of our hotel (about 4 km) and it is located in a valley found at right angles to the Lake Balaton. The most important value of this area is the brook Cinege and the 10 lakes were built on it. The characteristic of this area is the very varied environment – lake, marsh, mowing areas and wood what can give safe place for living for many valuable plants and animals as well. There is a special 9-kilometer-long path here to show these plants and animals to you with Hungarian, German and Latin notice-boards. For example you can see here a swallow’s colony and the living place of some special Hungarian birds. Tourists can have a rest and have their snack at some rest-stops on the lake and in the wood. You can go back to Siófok by bike if you use the red footpath from Töreki.
Cycling tour to Siójut (Siófok Siójut – Balatonszabadi – Szabadifürdő – Siófok, 21 km)
On this tour we have the chance to taste the atmosphere of the “Somogy hills”. We start our journey on the newly built bicycle road leading on the shores of the Sió channel. When reaching the village Siójut, we cross the bridge to Balatonszabadi and there following the road we return to Siófok. Here we turn to the left onto the “Lake Balaton” bicycle road and cycle back to the hotel. If you feel like having a longer trip you can choose between two turn-out tracks: one is to follow the bicycle road until the end (a few kilometer) and turn back, the other is to cycle to Ádánd, see the Hetye church ruin and then turn back to Siójut.
Cycling tour to Balatonendréd (Zamárdi – Szántódpuszta – Balatonendréd – Zamárdi, 20 km)
You must turn to the west from the railway station of Zamárdi and go along while you reach the first station of this tour, Szántódpuszta, and its very famous historic farmer buildings what were built in the XVIII – XXI century. The 30 buildings what you can find here can show you the original picture of Hungarian farms. Exhibitions, aquarium with the animals of the Lake Balaton and souvenir shop, in summer riding show wait the tourists here. Then turn to the south to Tab and ride along between the hills. After the Brook Gyugyi turn left and take the reed footpath and ride to Balatonendred. You can find here the exhibition about Hungarian lace and about how it was made. (Kájel csipkeház, 30 Kossuth Street). You can get back on the same road.
Cycling tour to the Castle Kereki (Balatonföldvár – Kereki – Kőrőshegy – Balatonföldvár, 20 km)
This is a very exciting tour for walking or cycling tours too. You can see the only one ruins of a castle in Somogy county. The red footpath begins at the railway-station in Balatonföldvár and finishes in the middle of Kereki. After you leave the road you can ride or walk between the wonderful woods in the special area of Somogy. Soon you can see the Fejérkő castle or as it is called Kereki castle. The history of the castle is not known very well it is supposed to be built in the XIV -XV century. In a fight with turkish-soldiers the castle was blown up but many of the walls still stand there. You can see some beautiful old doors and gates and some 10 metre-high walls. Tourists can travel back to Balatonföldvár by bus through Kőröshegy.