Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great inspiring place, defenitely worth visiting. Do not forget big towels (in winter time) to walk straight to open pools. Large selection of saunas and hamam, do not forget to examine the plan thoroughly. Average time to spend there 3-4 hours, so plan your schedule in advance.
This was a fantastic experience. We spent a good few hours at the spa and added the massage option which I would also recommend. There is an option for a couples massage which I didn't know about when booking but would have gone for had I known. The outdoor pool is a must, regardless of the weather!
Best way to relax after our train ride from Vienna.....it was crowded though in the summer
My husband and I went here on the end of our trip and it was so relaxing and fun! You don't have to wait in line to purchase tickets, you get a locker that locks and you get to try out all of the thermal spas! We loved this and it was a great way to end our vacation in Budapest.
It was a unique experience that we highly recommend to everyone who can put aside the fear of bathing with strangers in the spa's many warm pools :)
Most of the staff spoke english, it was well organised (go to front entrance opposite the zoo), and a cabin is included to get changed and lock valuables away. Great experience!
Enyoyable morning at Spa, indoor mineral pools very relaxing. Only glitch - didnt receive any shampoo/shower gel.Otherwise enjoyed the experience.
Was hard to find entrance and cubicles were tiny but nice pools would have been nice to be told you need a swimming hat to go in the 1 swimming pool before we got in there. But overall worth doing whilst in Budapest.
The biggest baths of Budapest, only went on the outdoor pools as the weather was too nice to be stuck inside so cannot comment on the 13 pools inside. Handy tip if hiring towels make sure you put them in a bag (or leave them in your locker) we had one of ours taken off a bench, a case of mistaken identity as there are towels everywhere but this may cost you a £14 deposit if not returned.
They could spend a few dollars on maintenance but it was an amazing place.Took the subway there as they have there own stop and it cost peanuts.
The spa was okay, I think a Turkish hamam is much better though. The place is very big and trying to find where I was to go for my scheduled massage was troublesome. There weren't any attendants around and I had to ask spa trippers if they knew where to go for a massage. Finally I saw someone who looked like they worked there and they were able to direct me to where to go. It was a random white door so signage would be nice and helpful. Most of the pools were barely lukewarm in my opinion, but after I asked where the hottest one was I was happy. The smell of the water is quite sulfuric and my swimsuit, although it's been washed multiple times still retains a slight sulfuric scent. Getting to the spa was logistically easy, but beware the subway train scam where the metro ticket sellers don't tell you to validate your ticket and then a few stops away when you disembark security personnel will inform you to pay a fine of 8000 HUF. Getting back to Szechenyi Spa, the best part would be the massage with lemon oil. The massage was very intense and quite relaxing especially after the metro ordeal.
It was ok, nothing special. Welcome desk doesn't exist, so it took us a while to exchange the voucher for the entrance tickets to the SPA.
Difficult to find the private entrance and the person who greets you is not particularly helpful or nice. The tickets cost less and there aren't really any queues, even on a lovely summers day. You should just buy the tickets at the door to save money.
The masseuse was very angry at a colleague and so was rude to us during the massage. However, later, she apologised for her behaviour.
Spa deservs 5 starts as I provided in my previous review, the massage not so much; thus overal 3 stars rating.
Entrance/change rooms for English speaking customers are at the opposite side of the building where massage takes place. We had to cross outdoor pool area in our swimsuits at 60F and wind; apparently you could not walk thru the building to reach massage.
The sheet my husband got has been used by the previous customer (?!), and the table was quite uncomfortable with no head adjustment.
You will not miss much if you skip this experience, or if you decide to try it anyway you'd need to set your expectations low..