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Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Booking through Viator made visiting the baths extremely easy. I had read so many reviews saying how unhelpful people could be here, but we had no problems. Definitely get the cabin to change in and even though towel is included, you still need to put a deposit. Glad we chose it!

robinfischle Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

The whole spa experience was most enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, and if i return to Budapest, it will be in my itinerary.

PATRICIA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

It was difficult to find the entrance as there was no directions around the building. We went into 2 entrances before finding the front of the building. No sign from heroes square once you were over the bridge.
Once inside it was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience . Massage was good too

mroy23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This is a great place to visit in Budapest. The metro let you off right in front, so it's very easy to get to. We were able to book a couples massage when we got there. It was great. I would highly recommend this.

Carolyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was truly one of the best experiences of my stay in Budapest. The building itself is magnificent and the numerous indoor and outdoor heated pools was beyond my expectations. A lap pool and two heated pools are located outdoors between two long buildings that contain steam baths, saunas, lockers, and a restaurant. Be aware that not much English is spoken so it is hard to get information. We were not given a tour of the facilities so we had to wander around to find the lockers and finally had to get someone to help with locker rooms plastic bracelets are given to you but no one explains that a machine on the wall reads your locker number. Would highly suggest getting the locker room for safety and privacy. Another note...the ticket office would not call us a taxi and we had no phone to call one ourselves so we had to wander around for over an hour before finding one parked about 2-3 blocks to left of back entrance.

hanoverhen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! We appreciated having our own changing cabins and not having to queue at the entrance. We had a lovely time relaxing in the outdoor pools and then did a tour of all the indoor pools trying out the different temperatures. A super fun experience!

Greg M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Not to be missed a must see and do experience, one without equal in Budapest. Make the time. Quite easy to get to and quite safe

Tirsa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This is so much fun. The spa was amazing and so relaxing. My husband really liked the whirlpool area. The lockers were a bit tricky but we were able to figure it out. The hop on hop off bus drops you off super close to the spa.

Rosemary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We visited on October and the outside pool was amazing. Loads to do in the complex with lots of different pools, steam rooms and saunas. We had the optional massage which was very good and professional and a steal for the price we paid. A very enjoyable day and a great value for money trip.

Wayne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Terrific fun in an old world spa, taking the waters, in many different baths of varying temperatures. The steam baths went up to 80 degrees C!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had the massage too. Don't miss the city park where the baths are and plan on taking the whole day.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Nice afternoon having a relaxing swim after sightseeing all morning. Unique baths, good experience.

Tim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The boat trip was exactly what we were looking for. Great views of the city at night. Gorgeous!

Edward M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Just go do it. You won't be sorry.

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Superb organisation and a truly wonderful experience - and in my opinion, it is a 'must-do' when visiting Budapest!

carrie.hodges99

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

enjoyable! don't be intimidated, just do it!

Andrew Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This trip is a must!!! Get the tickets online before you go as the queue for this place can get very large. This place is amazing, the outside area has a relaxing spa at either end with an area in the middle for normal swimming. Inside there are lots more spas of varying sizes and temperatures to try. Also have saunas and steam rooms. There is a cafe to have a coffee and cake or a pint of beer if you prefer. We had a cabin so we could leave all our possessions safely locked up until we needed them. A fantastic way to spend a day with both other tourists and the locals. Well worth the money.

Gerard O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This is one place I feel you have to try and fit into any Budapest tour. The Szechenyi spa, has three outdoor and fifteen indoor pools, some of which are very warm! It's the largest thermal spring bath complex in Europe built in a neo baroque style in 1913. It is the most architecturally ostentatious public swim baths I have ever seen. You can hire a cabin to change and leave your possessions in and there are a couple of snack bars serving food and drinks around the outdoor pools. You can also book to have a general, Thai or foot massage we booked in advance via aviator, to save queuing. You do need to take your own towels though you can pay extra to rent some and I would advocate your own flip flops to walk around the complex. If you fancy doing lane swimming you will have to wear a swim hat, however there is plenty to do without the need to lane swim! A couple of the indoor pools have cold water, one has a medicinal aroma and another has hand weights so you can work out in the water. We had a half hour massage included in our package, which was really good.....so good we have booked to go back for an hour session!!
I have seen early reviews bemoaning the lack of guidance, direction and English speakers, well we really couldn't fault the place. We were signposted verbally to our specific sign in desk, where we were welcomed by young ladies speaking very good English and after all the formalities were walked through the entry process by an English speaking guide who accompanied us to the cabins, explained how they worked and who gave us a map outlining the complex and where we needed to go for our massage. We were lucky that the temperature during our visit was 30 degrees, however the water is so warm I think this would be a novel experience even in the rain. The venue is easily accessed via Metro 1 and is the penultimate stop which is named after the spa.

Andi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Spent the day here. It was a beautiful day, the pools interesting and enjoyable. The people friendly. I opted for a 30 minute massage at the end of the day which was OK.

K D G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

The baths were wonderful! We spent several hours and had a lovely time. I would caution others to take towels or enough Forints to rent towels.

Leslee M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Really good communication, clear instructions to access the spa services and pools. Lovely day and great price!

dddowning01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

A must do!!! Very relaxing!

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

The entrance was easy and quick. Everyone was very helpful and having the individual cabanas to change in and leave your belongings was great. The baths were one of the highlights of Budapest for us. A relaxing, interesting, different experience. Highly recommend it!

rbroschart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and well worth the money. Convenient transportation via metro from our hotel.

MISS S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We had our own cabin and didn't have to wait in line to get in! Highly recommend!

Camille F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

At first we had the impression of entering into a castle. People very pleasant, good explanations on how to proceed. The number of pools and baths is amazing. There were lot of people since the weather was just perfect on that day. Everything is clean and neet. We intended to spend approximately 3hours, but we nearly spent the whole day. Also received a massage. Very Professional technicians. No English spoken with them, but we understood what to do. Massages different from those given in Canada, more technical and medical in a way, but very performing. We fell great at the end.

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