For the past decades, Zalakaros has won a deserved place among Hungary's bath towns. The small town of country Zala, famous for its thermal water and spa all in Europe dates back to a history of more than 750 years. The settlement having 1900 inhabitants is situated 20 km away from the Lake Balaton in a straight line, near the Lake Small Balaton, which is a nature conservation area and the Balaton Uplands National Park.
The small town with a pleasant atmosphere is surrounded by vineyards and fruit-gardens, and the neighbouring forests provide for the town's fresh air, favourably influencing its beneficial climate. With its cleanliness, well-kept parks and green zones, the bath town provides an intimate, quiet atmosphere. From the begining of spring to the end of autumn, colourful flowers decorate the settlement, which in 2002 was deservedly awarded the title of "Hungary's most flowered town" und in 2003 that of "Europe's flowered town". Zalakaros was given town rank in 1997.
Those who had already been to Zalakaros and now return will be surprised at the number of changes and developments. The streets of the town are decorated with statues and monumensts at every turn, indicating the main events of the town's life and history, such as the monument of its 750 years' anniversary or the Europe Park.
You can take pleasant walks among the plant specialities of the arboretum situated in the centre of the town or in the well-kept promenades. Children are welcomed to the nicely-designed, exciting playgrounds, where they can relax along with their parents; or on the small train passing round the town, they can familiarize themselves with the settlement.
HUNGUEST Hotel Freya is located in a well maintained park, next to the spa, in the city centre. In the hotel there are 150 double rooms and 12 suites with bath, separate toilet, wardrobe, balcony, telelphone, television and minibar. Exra bed upon request. Our guest can reach the spa comfortable through a passage