The municipality of Siófok has some good news to share with the public. The Siófok Spa has received a grant of almost HUF one billion, so there is a chance to reopen.
According to siofok.hu, in June 2021, the Galerius Spa in Siófok closed indefinitely after a negative expert opinion on the state of the facility. The report found that the ceiling in the bathing area was collapsing due to inadequate ventilation, making it unusable.
They then assessed the condition of the facility and concluded that it would cost around HUF 1.2 billion to completely renovate it. The municipality of Siófok explored the possibilities of tenders and subsidies for the renovation, and in 2022, it was announced that the Galerius Baths would receive HUF 900 million (EUR 2,25 million) in subsidies for the renovation as part of the tourism development.
According to Róbert Lengyel, mayor of the town, this money could be used to improve the pool area technologies and to increase the service quality, and they are also waiting for another tender to be announced for the technical renovation. If all goes well, the spa, which was opened in 2006, could reopen this year.