Siófok, Hungary travel tips

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Getting to Siófok is easy, just log onto mav-start.hu for train tickets, or volan.hu for coach information. Both sites have English versions. Siófok is also next to a motorway.

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Try to visit Siófok in the summer, it is the under 30 party town of Lake Balaton!

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The warm beaches of Lake Balaton offer a great way to relax. The city has several party beaches where the fun never stops.

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“Premium Hotel Panoráma” may not be the cheapest hotel in Siófok, but if you want professional service do not hesitate to book a room here.

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Need a family hotel for the night? Try calling Hotel Lido as they are quite friendly and usually have a room to spare.

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Hungary is relatively cheap, and Touring Youth Hostel is a great place to stay for a night or two.

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Siófok has some Roman era history to offer! The Canal Locks system was built almost eighteen centuries ago, and was extensively used for more than a thousand years!

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The Imre Kálmán Museum is just north of the Weather Observatory and offers a unique display on the life of the famous opera singer, who was born in Siófok.

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If you get tired of all night partying and want to wind down with some architecture, visit the Weather Observatory!

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Clubbing is a big thing among younger Hungarians, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Siófok may not be a pumping metropolis in the winter, but in the summer Fl?rt is a great place to party away your night.

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Bar culture is a bit different in Hungary, it has a distinct Eastern European feel to it. Locals are usually friendly, although they may not speak English well. Look for a place called “Renegade”.

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In need of a more elegant restaurant? Ask around for Roxy as it has great service and an amazing wine selection.

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Siófok has numerous restaurants and Mala Garden Restaurant is one of the best in town.

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Finding budget restaurants in Siófok, Hungary is not that hard. Ask around for a place called “Asia” for some Asian food.

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Clueless about what to do? Get some intel at the local tourist office on F? (Main) square.

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Hungary is a safe place to visit as crime rates are very low. Siófok is also safe, but still, always keep an eye open!

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In the winter Siófok can have up to 25 cms of snow. Bring your warmest clothing!

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Siófok is quite cosmopolitan, if you get lost, do not be afraid to ask for directions, as locals will try to help you out!

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The mood of waiters in Hungary can vary from hospitable to outright rude. Still, tipping is obligatory, so always give about 10%.

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Hungary is part of the EU, but does not use the Euro yet. Official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). 1 EUR is about 300 HUF, and most restaurants and shops do accept both currencies.

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