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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.
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.
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.
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.
Really good communication, clear instructions to access the spa services and pools. Lovely day and great price!
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!
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and well worth the money. Convenient transportation via metro from our hotel.
We had our own cabin and didn't have to wait in line to get in! Highly recommend!
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.
There were 6 of us who visited after an overnight flight from North America. There are quite a few different pools of varying temperatures as well as saunas and steam rooms. There are 3 large ones outside, the middle one being for lane swimming use of a swim cap is enforced for this pool. There were two other pools for soaking -one very warm and the other a little cooler. We visited in the afternoon and they ran out of cabins however as we were couples, we could share we had 5 between the 6 of us. You can also get food and drink here. Nice relaxing afternoon after the overnight flight.
The Queues were extremely long but we walked straight in with our tickets. Excellent service.
I went here the day after Sziget festival ended. I really needed to relax and the hot baths and sauna rooms were just what I needed to get all the grime off of me. Thanks.
Could have spent all day there. Changing rooms excellent. Food, drink available at very reasonable prices. Just remember that you need a skull cap if you want to do serious swimming
Our visit was very hassle free and really organised! We had a great time and would definitely recommend anyone visiting Budapest to go! The baths were amazing and were the highlight of our trip! an amazing relaxing day made easier by booking with Viator!
My family had a great time at the pool. Highly recommended to visit in Budapest.
What a lovely day. Taxi driver took us straight there. Would agree with others that you need to have shower shoes to hand. Sauna so hot floor burnt our feet. Pool s were fabulous not too busy plenty of space to sit and food and drink well priced.
We took the underground from our hotel and the check in was quick and in no time we were in the pool soaking in the warm water.
Loved the baths and this ticket is a must. We got there on a Sunday and the line was out the door, probably a 30 min wait at least but with this we got right in, no wait!
This was awesome! A must-do in Budapest! We selected this bath because it has indoor and outdoor pools- both were amazing. We went in early March when the temperature outside was quite chilly, but the thermal pools outside were warm and enjoyable. Here are some tips: bring shower shoes for transitions between saunas/going to the restroom/etc, you can rent a towel but I'd bring an extra so you have a dry one at the end of the day, bring a water bottle around with you you can't drink while in the pools, but it was nice to have once we got out or when we were going from one sauna to the next. Enjoy!