Trip Report

The unlikely culinary and spa experience in the countryside of Hungary

Discover what the countryside of Hungary has to offer in a traditional vine region with natural thermal springs. The trip was a while ago, but I've checked now for updates (2022) they are still valid.

by fanni feketeAbout Me:I am on my dream vacation right now: it's going somewhere very far away from home for half a year and just experiencing the culture and a journey inside and out. Right now, I am doing this in Latin America. I hope to learn about different ... read more

EuropeHungary4 days / May 2018

Highs & Lows

The visit in the vine cellar and underground event center of Bock winery.

The Harkány Thermal spa is quite retro, and the water is naturally sulfuric, if you're not a fan of that, skip it.

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    Classy restaurants to visit: Mandula Étterem (Gere Pincészet), Bock Óbor Étterem, Sauska 48. You'll see the recommendations under the location of "Villány" you'll not regret visiting these.

  • Transportation Tips?

    I recommend to rent a car to be flexible with daytrips. If you go for the wine experience, stay in Villány, so you'll not have to drive in the evenings. Bare in mind, that in Hungary we have a "zero-tolerance" rule for alcohol when driving, not even a glass of wine is accepted.

  • Any surprises?

    At the pincesor we found a smaller cellar with a garden: Maczkó pincészet. The rosé was great, and "mackó" is "bear" in Hungarian, and to go with it, they had a super cute design theme for their bottles.

Lodging

  • Zsigmond Vendégház This is a traditional local house transformed into a B'n'B, it's very tidy and furnished in a cute rustic style. The garden is beautiful, the host is very kind, and the breakfast is exceptional. We loved staying here, one of the best examples of countryside hospitality.