Széchenyi Baths and Pool
Széchenyi Baths and Pool
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Szechenyi Baths and Pool in Budapest is a beloved Neo-Baroque spa complex that has been around for over a century. With 15 indoor pools, saunas, massage and facial facilities, and three outdoor pools featuring whirlpools and water jets, there's plenty of relaxation to be had. The mineral-rich hot springs that feed the pools are believed to have therapeutic benefits, too. Unique experiences include the beer spa and the summer 'Sparty', a mega party held on the premises. Get there early for fewer crowds, and don't forget to bring your own towel and flip-flops. To skip the lines, consider booking a tour, which may even include a massage. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Address
Neighborhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Széchenyi fürdő • 3 min walk
  • Állatkert • 5 min walk
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  • Sarah F
    London, United Kingdom20 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but information beforehand could be clearer
    Booked in advance so disappointed to find swimming pool closed for refurbishment. However, thermal pools lovely and lots of sun loungers around the baths. Needed to take a towel which we didn’t realise but perhaps we misread the information?? Also valuables locked away downstairs in cloakroom, yet needed to buy drinks so again perhaps information could be clearer.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2023
  • Explore207226
    London, United Kingdom29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go you won’t be disappointed
    Booked online on the day of visit. Easy transaction and didn’t have to wait in the long queues at the entrance, just had to show the online ticket. We booked the day ticket with a cabin. It was a good choice as you get allocated a cabin where you can change and store your belongings. It cost just under £25:00 per person weekday ticket. The baths are huge with lots of different pools and saunas. They have a cafe on site and you can buy drinks. The outdoor thermal pool was great best I have visited so far. We took our own towels and flip flops to save on costs. Easy accessible by public transport. Go you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2023
  • yvette247
    London, United Kingdom65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing spa day with sauna and splash pools
    Crazy relaxing spa. Only cost £24 for a whole day of saunas and swimming. Sauna was great with cold splash pool too. Main outdoor pools were a real experience with a whirlpool lol I loved every minute ❤️
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 29, 2023
  • Papstar1
    Nottingham, United Kingdom16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to thermal baths
    We arrived early in the morning and did not experience any difficulties in checking in as described by some people. We did however find the staff to be blatantly rude and grumpy. They seemed extremely put out if you asked them for any directions. Please note if you would like to use the outdoor swimming pool for a swim make sure you you bring a bathing cap. The outdoor thermal pool was excellent as it was nice and warm. The indoor pools were also warm. It got busier throughout the day so it’s advisable to get there early. Also bring your own towels, flip flops and shampoo.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 19, 2023
  • janew544
    Barnsley, United Kingdom43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flip flops and swimming cap
    We caught the bus which stopped right outside. Minimal queuing when we arrive at approx 12.15pm on a Tuesday. It was a sunshiny day 24 C on the day we went. It’s was busy inside with all sunloungers taken. It did not matter to us as we first had a soak in the cooler pool and then walked around and had a longer soak in the opposite pool. The water was lovely and warm in the 2nd oool- only a little less than if you had a soak in a bath. The water was clean and so was the establishment. The rendering was cracked in places with render that had fallen to ff the walls. This did not spoil the experience- merely an observation. We sat and had a glass of cola. You must remember to take flip flops and a swim cap if swimming in the central swimming pool. My partner is bald but was still told he should wear a cap which I found puzzling as I am not sure what purpose it would serve. We spent approx 2 hours there. You could spend longer but we were on a sightseeing trip where time is limited. I would recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • 143debram
    Tweed Heads, Australia875 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it
    Waited until we had been walking around for 3 days & really needed it & it sure was good. Go early, opening time is 9am so it is great to avoid the crowds. Book online in advance if you want a private room spa treatment as they will be booked out. It took all the stiffness out of my body. All pools have different temperatures so be sure to try them all.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 27, 2023
  • Emma19Sunset
    Poole, United Kingdom26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just what we needed after 3 days walking around Budapest
    Visited here May 30th - got here late morning. No queue so straight in. Was given a band each and we were pointed to the entrance. Used the band to enter. Headed to the lockers - woman to the left and men to the right. Found a locker ajar and used my band to lock it. You need to take your flip flops and towel. Long hair needs to be tied back but saw people that hadn’t. You only need a cap if swimming in the lanes. Went inside where there were lots of pools, steam rooms and saunas. As the weather was good we sat outside. We were lucky and got two sun beds as someone was leaving but all were taken. I thought we would only stay a couple of hours but we left at 4.30. As soon as we got up our sun beds were taken. It was very busy but we had a great time
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 31, 2023
  • David D
    1,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The largest thermal baths in Budapest.
    An excellent thermal bath that has both excellent indoor spaces, and large outdoor pools with food and drink available throughout the day. A very good place to spend time. However, it is more for visitors than locals and the experience is a very international one.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Elizabeth M
    Washington DC, District of Columbia101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go!
    I had read mixed reviews, but it seemed clear that a visit was a must. So glad we went, it was beautiful, fun, and relaxing. No one will bend over backwards to give you explanations of services and the options can be confusing. We just did the basic package and had a nice experience. We went on a Friday, it was busy, but we didn’t experience the lines I had read about.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Kathinated
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bathing experience and easy to navigate
    The baths are popular and can get crowded quickly so I would recommend arriving before lunch . They are open 7am to 7pm. You entry gets you a wristband which can be used for the lockers so you don’t have to have any coins. Find an empty locker and get changed. I found it quite easy to use the bracelet to lock the locker and there are instructions in English. There are three outdoor pools, you need a bathing cap to use the lane pool but not for any others. Inside the building are lots of other pools of various temperatures along with steam rooms and sauna. Flip flops and towels are needed as you move between pools. You can buy food and drinks (including beer and cocktails) poolside, but don’t be tempted to leave your purse or phone with your towel while you dip,use the lockers.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2023
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Madelaine C
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The place is quite grotty and old looking. The outdoors area is lovely but when you go inside it feels unclean, it smells so bad I couldn’t stay in the rooms.
There are chunks of floor tiles missing. You must go early if you want a sunbed. We went off peak on a Thursday in April and was unable to find any spare sunbeds outside.
I wouldn’t recommend it unless you just want to get a nice picture of the outside pool for instagram.
Written April 11, 2024
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Ktstllr
131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful baths. We have just been, very busy however as it was a nice day. Really lovely experience. Will say some of the pools inside were a bit smelly for some reason and didn’t feel clean sitting in them. The outside pool was throughly enjoyable.
Written April 10, 2024
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MB88
London, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Well worth going to, as is a nice atmosphere and something different. We happened to go on a hot day so went able to enjoy the inside baths as much. However, it was relaxing outside and nice to have a swim too.

We paid extra for the private 'cabins' (changing rooms which lock) which meant we didn't have to worry about our stuff getting nicked.

Top tip - if you want to swim, you need a swim hat as they'll tell you off otherwise. With buying or renting one as the swim is nice to cool down in
Written April 10, 2024
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Geyelis
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Fantastic, clean, very warm pools as well as cooler ones, definitely worth going early and for about 2-3 hours, easy to get to with the metro a couple of minutes walk away. Loved the cute little cabin rooms on the second floor, clean, lockable and spacious enough to get changed in, the whirlpool was great fun for the kids
Written April 7, 2024
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KDX125
62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
If you are in Budapest, it is worth visiting the thermal baths.
The baths are over 100 years old and are an interesting place to visit.

We paid a little bit extra and got a private changing room, which you can use to lock your belongings in.

The whole set up is quite well organised.

When you walk around the internal pools, there are racks available to leave your towels while you go in the pool or sauna. Outside there were sun loungers available.

My only criticism would be the price. I thought £25 per person was a lot to pay.
£15 per person would be more reasonable.
Written April 7, 2024
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Paula G
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is a lovely place. Very big and impressive buildings, however, I saw little point in having SO many pools! Outdoors was amazing, there was a whirlpool that went around a jacuzzi pool
Written April 6, 2024
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Erin B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great thermal
Bath. Clean, easy to use lockers. 82 degree outdoor thermal pool! Bring your own flip flops and a towel Or two. Prebook online and the entrance is on the south side. Fast track line is not marked but the right side of the bench.
Written April 3, 2024
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jules4john
Leeds, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Loved this spa experience. We pre-booked before our trip as some of the days were already full. It does get busy in the afternoon but then quietens off in to the evening. The outdoor pools are very warm and good fun. Indoors some of the steam rooms and saunas got very full, but there is so much choice that it is easy to find another with space. Apparently some of the pools smell quite sulphury and there is debris in some of the pools, but there are plenty of showers and it didn’t put us off. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we would definitely visit again.
Written April 2, 2024
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anita7299
Gillingham, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was a must-do on our trip to Budapest. The baths are vast and you can easily spend a few hours here. It was quite busy though, so I think you would be wise to book it in advance. After searching the internet for different packages, we opted for the DaysPalm option. You are given a cabin (we could have shared one to be honest) where you can lock your clothes etc away for the duration, a robe, flip flops, swim cap and towel (you either have to bring your own or buy one with other tickets), use of the relaxation area, 2 cups of tea, a fruit plate and a cocktail (of a limited selection, but of fair quality). The baths themselves are totally different to anything we have in the UK. One of the outdoor pools is 37 degrees! It was a bit cold when we got out! It was clean and you do have to wear a swim cap in the lane pool. We enjoyed our time there but we may have stayed longer if there was a better provision of food.
Written March 29, 2024
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peppajay
Parkerville, Australia220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We arrived at opening and spent a couple of hours here. Was lovely and relaxing, did get busy as time went on. Recommend going early
Written March 29, 2024
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