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Széchenyi Thermal Bath

(Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő és Uszoda)
Spa and Pool
Városliget, Budapest
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  • Konstantinos
    KonstantinosMarch 26, 2016
    The place is huge and has a lot of pools with temperatures ranging from 18 to 38oC. The best pool is outside where you can enjoy your thermal spa in 38oC. Dont forget to bring a towel
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanJanuary 22, 2015
    Get the private cabins for the complete luxe experience. Try the 40° and then 20° baths inside to relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing. And bring a swimming cap for the outdoor lap pool.
  • mizz l.
    mizz linMay 22, 2015
    There are 18 pools altogether.When its cold or it rains in Budapest , this is where people come to soak off the blues. Inside are many sauna options. Make sure u try them all ! Real fun !
  • Konstantin S.
    Konstantin StepanenkovSeptember 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own towels and slippers if you can. You can use one cabin (kabinok) for several people to save 500 Ft each. Inside bar only takes cash, restaurant accepts cards.
  • Natalie I.
    Natalie IvanFebruary 12
    Really nice experience. Make sure you bring your own towels/robes and toiletries. The massage therapists were good, but its difficult to relax as there is a lot of light coming directly into the room
  • Lina M.
    Lina MalinaDecember 23, 2012
    Relaxing in 36°C thermal pool, when below zero outside - niiiiiiice ;) Try to catch the sunset and don't forget your swimming cap if you wanna swim in 28°C swimming pool (also outside).
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissOctober 2, 2014
    You need to come here. Spend hours alternating between freezing ice water, hot baths, and saunas. You'll feel like you ran a spa marathon at the end.
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria CraigJanuary 10, 2016
    We love this bath for its vast outdoor space. The thermal pools in the winter are a delight. The changing cabins aren't as nice as the Gellert, but they are ok. We came 3 times on our last trip.
  • Bartosz M.
    Pretty and definitively worth seeing. The prices could be cheaper, but the locker system is a catastrophe and very insecure. Use the safety boxes for valuables at all costs.
  • Beril A.
    Beril AkinciApril 5, 2013
    A few tips: Bring flip-flops. Enjoy in the summer and winter. You can drink the water (not from the pools, obviously) The indoor pools smell like sulfur. The saunas are cool. Best cure for hangovers.
  • Marina A.
    Marina AleksicNovember 29, 2015
    This is a place you must visit. With 3 large outdoor pools that are heated in winter, countless saunas and indoor pools it is the perfect form of relaxation. Recommendations: 38 degree pool.
  • Waleed Z.
    Waleed ZakiMay 4, 2015
    I took the full package (99€) and was a king there, I had unlimited fruits and juices, free massage. Swimming in the heated outside pools with rain showers on top of u is an amazing experience.
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestApril 5, 2012
    The biggest thermal bath complex in Budapest. Stunning architecture + hot thermal waters even in outdoor pools so you can swim outside while snow is falling! Also has Sat night pool parties.
  • Dena
    DenaAugust 14, 2013
    Forget the other baths in Budapest - these are the best & most beautiful. Be sure to lock up any valuables & towels in lockers or they WILL be stolen!
  • Emily W.
    Incredible place. So much fun. Didn't even feel that touristy. There must be at least 30 baths, inside and out, plus saunas, steam rooms, etc. Best people watching, ever. Don't miss this!
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 20, 2016
    Unique experience you have to do in Budapest. Outdoor baths were less crowded and cleaner. Recommend getting a cabin to lock up valuables- you need to get a staff member to open and close it.
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto CasaresNovember 27, 2013
    Very good place to relax. Its huge! Do not forget flip flops and towel. Inconvenient,maybe,to cross by the swimming pool at open air.. in winter it's freezing!! A must before leaving Budapest
  • Emiliano V.
    Emiliano ViscarraSeptember 25, 2016
    You can share a cabinet between two persons. The place is great and the outdoor pools are the best. I didn't feel it as a maze like most people say. Just read the signs :)
  • Erika S.
    Erika SuuaOctober 5, 2015
    Beautiful architecture and nice warm pools. As a Finn I would've enjoyed a bit more higher temperatures in the saunas but all in all a good experience and would recommend to others.
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy SuriwongFebruary 21
    Hottest outdoor pool is 38C - just right! Make sure to get a cabin for changing and holding your stuff. Also carry some pocket change for some mulled wine or other treats
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SAugust 21, 2016
    Great experience! The whole place is pretty. Good for swimming in laps (swimming cap req) or taking hot baths. Aquaerobics lessons and saunas too! Bring own towel and soap
  • Zehra N.
    Zehra NurApril 22, 2014
    Everything is perfect except those : Please clean the floor and wall of the pool. Water is cold when it is compared the any thermal. Finally you should change the saleswoman in the small shop.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateJanuary 23, 2016
    What an amazing experience! A Budapest must do! I would recommend using an outside locker tho, someone stole my towel in about 20mins & I couldn't relax after that. Was charged 3000huf to hire one.
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro CambraMarch 29, 2014
    It's a fun place. More like an aquatic park than a spa really but it's worth to visit. If you come with your partner or a friend, booking just one cabin is probably enough.
  • Selien F.
    Selien FranssensJuly 2, 2013
    Take a towel and flipflops with you and go early in the day when there are still few people. Enjoy and relax in their thermal baths and bath in the sun afterwards. Metro closeby!
  • Harv N.
    Harv NagraDecember 2, 2012
    Massive indoor / outdoor spa. Locker area could stand to be a bit cleaner, but the rest is great. Bring your own shampoo & soap (not provided), towel & flip flops (available for a fee otherwise).
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenAugust 9, 2015
    The spa was extremely crowded. Expect to wait in queue for a long time. The cabins were clean and safe. The baths too crowded to really enjoy it. Better look for a less touristy bath.
  • Waleed Z.
    Waleed ZakiAugust 22, 2015
    Outside thermal pools are sensational, I subscribed to the premium package, and lived like a king, free massage, fruits and juices, inside jacuzzis.. Must visit 💆
  • Ann Y.
    Ann YankovskaMay 28, 2016
    Absolutely amazing bath! Even in cold weather you can enjoy swimming open air in this hot water! Its very relaxing. You can easily spend a few hours there, trying different pools and chilling in sauna
  • Ula L.
    Ula LezhenkoJanuary 24
    Marvelous experience sitting in the open baths outdoor, the water temperature is +37, while outside was -1. The whole baths complex is gorgeous. Must explore.
  • Andy T.
    Andy ThorntonNovember 24, 2014
    Worth paying the small surcharge for a private changing cabin (read: cupboard). Ignore anyone approaching you in the foyer to upsell a package - standard tickets from the ticket booth are fine.
  • Nicolas B.
    Nicolas BertrandMarch 17, 2014
    Saunas, hammams, thermal baths : all are very relaxing in this Budapest place ! Don't forget to bring sandals. Personnal cabs are available for couple or there are changing rooms downstairs.
  • Victor L.
    Daily ticket with locker usage 5100Ft (16€) or 5600Ft for private cabin. Pools are not so crowded in the early morning and everything is more clean.
  • Kathleen D.
    Lovely (especially the outdoor pools), but too crowded. Try Gellert instead.
  • Lydia U.
    Lydia UnicørnApril 5, 2015
    Yes, the bath is not as clean as others in Europe. Yes, the sulfur smells. But does this make a visit to the bath any less amazing? No!
  • Genner E.
    Genner EscalanteFebruary 27
    Architecture is beautiful, pools are big and hot. Best thermal baths in town. We went to a few and were sad we should've came here consecutively
  • Kateryna L.
    Kateryna LzSeptember 28, 2016
    Bring a robe and a book and enjoy outdoor pools to the max. Wonderfully warm at 37C with lovely steams, saunas and many more pools indoors.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.March 4
    Absolutely lovely! Don't miss it. Take the Metro up to the park and step directly inside this lovely bath.
  • Tarek D.
    Tarek DesirFebruary 5, 2016
    The place is amazing. We had a great time getting a massage and than soaking in the water. Its best to go to the outdoor pools.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo Gomez SanchezOctober 3, 2013
    Very nice and clean spa, a bit pricey but a must see if you are in Budapest. Staff were very friendly and helpful with me
  • Honza G.
    Honza GrebenicekJuly 4, 2012
    Beautiful place. 2 termal baths and 1 swimming pool-28°C - but! its not allowed to swim there withouth bathing cap!! Cheers Jenda a Macinka Jelimanovi :-) Ja tak rád trsám trsám...
  • James H.
    James HeibergApril 11, 2013
    A massage is well worth the price. Some of the complaints about customer service here are valid, though. Do not try to return a rented towel to any other station but the one you obtained it from.
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa G.March 26
    Despite Hungary's unfortunate recent history, the spa experience is as important than ever. Enjoy heated sulfur pools and 45 euro massage for 50 min
  • Christos D.
    Busy bath, but you can find your way around. Better book a private cabin, you will have to cross the outside swimming pool to go across to the thermal baths. No cap needed, go to the right side. Enjoy
  • Nikoletta H.
    Nikoletta HendrikMarch 12, 2012
    Check out the late night parties called 'Fürdők Éjszakája' at Széchenyi Bath. After a few drinks you won't really feel the cold outside ;)
  • Jason C.
    Jason CallewaertAugust 25, 2015
    Biggest thermae in Budapest. Lots of options from very cold To very hot baths, saunas and Turkish baths.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WhitcombeSeptember 5, 2014
    Excellent opportunities for relaxing, whatever the weather! Try having a dip in the 40°C pool and then jumping in the 20°C pool without swearing.
  • Matthieu
    MatthieuFebruary 19
    Fantastic thermal bath and romantic atmosphere, unfortunately the facilities were quite old and it smelled quite a bit like sulfur.
  • Clea R.
    Clea RomeoApril 5, 2015
    Get organized! Pre book your entry & massage (booked out always on the day) with viator.com and avoid the massive queues. Also bring your own towel (borrow from the hotel) to avoid queues.
  • Bertrand J.
    Bertrand JennerDecember 9, 2012
    A must do, especially the outdoor at night during winter. You'll be sliding on ice on the pavement while running to the hot steamy bath. Then thru the myst !
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