Thermal Lake of Hévíz
Thermal Lake of Hévíz
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The lake of Hévíz is the biggest biologically active, natural medicinal water in the world. Its temperature is affected by the combination of cold and hot spring waters coming from underground. The medicinal water breaks out from the spring cave on the surface at the rate of approx. 410 litres per second and with a temperature of 40°C. According to that delivery, the water in the lake changes every three and a half days and keeps uniformly clean.
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2-3 hours
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briannewcastle956
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK48 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We bought a three hour ticket, whoch was long enough, as the wrathet wasn't spectacular outdoors. Floating around the lake with a temperature of 30 degrees was delightful. Even better was discovering that inside the pavilion over the lake it was even warmer, nearer 36 degrees. If you go, make sure you take flip-flops, as the floor surfaces inside are quite slippy. Also, a beach robe outside is a good idea as it felt quite chilly after being in the warm water. Take a float too, if you have one..saves having to swim!
The smell of sulphur does linger for a long time afterwards!
One of the best things for us, as an older couple, was the absence of children. "Taking the waters" is not recommended for children, although they are allowed in with adults.
Written May 13, 2022
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aleksandra s
Belgrade, Serbia470 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We stayed at the Hotel 200m away. So it was comfortable to come, plus we had some disvount at the pric. You can purchase 3h ticket ( 3.200HUF) or 10h ticket. It is best to have "accessoar for swimming" or better to say floating in the lake since you should stay few hours. In side the building in the lake you have 2 sections with normal and worm thermal wzter with jats. So good! Highly recommended!
Written July 22, 2021
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petcipres
37 contributions
Sep 2022
Overall a nice experience. The lake has a temperature around 30 degree Celsius and is comfortable to take a slow swim around or just to relax in the water. Would recommend to bring a pool ring with you. If your staying in a near by hotel, they probably can provide you with one. For a first time visitor it is a little bit confusing using a locker room. Locker room seems to be always crowded. There is all present smell of sulfur, that can be unplesent. Would recommend to take a 3 hour pass.
Written September 26, 2022
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Nick D
12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lake Heviz is very unique lake, but unfortunately the operator of the facility distance itself from managing the grounds.
The lockers room is small and always crowded. Automatic locker assignment gives numbers irrationally forcing customers literally to bump each other.
The floors are never cleaned - if you visit you cal see dirty trails leading through the whole place. It’s post COVID time, year 2022 with hundreds of cleaning machines available and yet the steps of thousands of visitors are on the ceramic floors.
Life savers are either not present or looking into their phones.
Staff is absent and no common rules. As a result, people blocking entries and exits from the lake, perform stupid acts and consume alcohol.
Written August 29, 2022
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DLM5601
Beijing, China936 contributions
Sep 2019
Believe everyone to Heviz will enjoy the thermal lake. If you take public transportation, no need to ask direction, just follow the persons with life ring. The lake has different hour long tickets, as well as other service for guest. There are locker room, cafe, & restaurant in the park. There are inside & outside parts, at outside lake, there are several rest bars in the lake, one can take rest there. The temperature of water is warm & comfortable (over 30°C in September). The scenery around lake is very good. Please note if you are not a good swimmer, suggest to rent or purchase a life ring for the safety reason since most area is deep water.
Written February 17, 2020
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Dear DLM5601! Thank you for your rate! We hope that you will be our guest again! Welcome from the Fontain of Life!!
Written March 13, 2020
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Zsuzsanna G
Budapest, Hungary56 contributions
Feb 2020
The lake is very big, there are many exits from inside to reach the lake, you can choose the side you like more. You can swim inside and outside as well, from inside it is easy to swim out. Really deep, impossible to reach the bottom. Swimbelt is necessary for those you cannot swim.
Also important to mention, if buy 3 hours ticket and enter at 14:00 you still have 3 hours to be inside in spite of the lake closes at 17:00. They count the time you spend inside the building and not in the water.
Written February 24, 2020
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Dear Zsuzsanna G! Thank you for your rate! We hope that you will be our guest again! Welcome from the Fontain of Life!!
Written March 13, 2020
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The Reviewer
Zagreb, Croatia3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The Thermal water is really warm, around 34 C degree. Prices are optimal. Some places inside don’t accept credit cards. Definetely you require a pool ring, so buy it before or bring cash with yourself so you can rent one inside.
One of the downsides is the hygiene of places. I saw a lot of mold.
When visiting Heviz, a must try!
Written August 6, 2022
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Damien S
Adelaide, Australia4,679 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Ummmm it’s a thermal lake with floating moss and mud in the water. The place has alot of history and healthy healing properties……I just didn’t get the vibe. Great facilities and a place to come and relax. Worth a visit if these places are your thing.
Written June 4, 2022
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Világutazó777
10 contributions
Nov 2019
The lake would be a world class tourist attraction in a relaxing environment. Management is poor, staff is unfriendly. Worst of all, most changing rooms are crowded, smelly and there is no separate section for men and women. You have to queue up and change in small and wet cubicles. Clenliness could be better.
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear GlobetrottersVersion! Thank you for your rate! We hope that you will be our guest again! Welcome from the Fontain of Life!
Written January 23, 2020
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Gollam76
Budapest, Hungary216 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Hmmm. I know I am criticizing one of most famous Hungarian bath, but actually, at the end of the day this is a hot spring lake with guiding and grass. Superb for sick people with ie rheumatic problem , but I really not recommend as a family program
Written August 17, 2020
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