Lukacs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

Lukacs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

Lukacs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Popular thermal baths existed in the same location during Turkish times, although the current building dates from the late 1800s.
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  • Joe
    London, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spa like the locals in Budapest
    Spent a wonderful afternoon in this modernised early 20th century thermal bath and spa, built in Moorish style. This is a special Budapest experience. No pressure to be body beautiful. Not as ornate or large as some other spas but less crowded and better value. Outdoor swimming pool, rooftop and poolside sunbathing, hot spring baths, cold plunge, steam room and sauna. Smart wristband gains access to locker. You will feel relaxed and soft-skinned for days afterwards. Top tip: swimming costume, towel, swimming cap and slippers required - save money and take your own or buy from a ‘bazaar’ store in advance. Take a plastic bottle, drinking water is available on tap.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Bruce
    214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lukacs A Fun Place
    What a fun place! To all those who have complained about location, slippers/flip flops/towels, etc, do the research! You will need a bathing cap for the pools as well....they're 2 for $6 on Amazon and we saw a few folks with hotel shower caps as well. For a very few dollars more, we took a cabin, but it was a bit confusing to get into. The desk clerk walked up a flight of stairs to assist us. You need to swipe your wristband on a screen as you enter the cabin area, at which point you are assigned a cabin number. We didn't find it difficult to go into any of the pools or various warm water spots scattered about the facility. Just wander about, you'll find them. Isn't that what travel is about anyways? My favorite spot was the steam room at 50C. Adjacent to it is a pool at 20C. Trust me, that'll wake you up and cleanse those pores. I've been to the Gellert Baths and they're beautiful, but at 1/4 the cost, you get a much more local experience at Lukacs. Easily accessible from the #6 tram....just use your phone and don't complain that it's hard to find since there was a parade of folks with gym bags walking from the tram stop to the facility.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Girl Takes Mundo
    Manchester, United Kingdom148 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local & Architecture Beauty: Add To Your Spa List When Visiting Budapest
    I’ve visited many of the iconic thermal spas as this is a return visit to Budapest and I’m writing for Girltakesmundo .com. Lukacs Bath was a relaxing experience. You’ll enjoy outdoor pools, labyrinth of thermal spas and varios saunas scattered around this architecturally beautiful building. Bonus, check out the rooftop sun terrace to perfect your tan.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 27, 2023
  • 14Travel1991
    United States16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Larger Thermal Bath House, very reasonably priced and conveniently located right outside the city center
    Really enjoyed the local feel of these baths. Only tried out indoor thermal baths and noticed this bath house is for locals but great after walking around Budapest for the day. Bring a towel (although you can rent one) and as with other bath houses, have smaller bills. Very conveniently located 15 - 20 minutes from the center of Budapest. Would recommend having a bathing suit for when traveling to Hungary (regardless of the time of year.)
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written October 29, 2023
  • AmaMamma
    Rome, Italy32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Warm and wonderful
    We had free entry as part of a new digital Budapest City card (which I would not recommend). The baths are smaller and more local seeming. Nearly all of the folks there on a Friday morning when we arrived were pretty clearly not tourists based on language and age. The directions are, to be honest, confusing. Something that we experienced in a lot of places in Budapest. But it was really nice and basic. We enjoyed it but enjoyed our morning at Rudas even more.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 25, 2023
  • ebenezer754
    Birmingham, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable visit
    Had free entry with the Budapest card. I was a bit sceptical as some reviews were not great but myself and my husband thoroughly enjoyed it. They do stipulate swimming caps in the outside pools but we used shower caps from our hotel and they worked fine. Thermal spa was brilliant. Went about 9.30 am, was not too busy then.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 14, 2024
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Amanda Smith
Odense, Denmark60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
As a non-hungarian speaker, the bath was hard to find and navigate. The entrance is hidden behind gates with little to no signage, and the signs inside are also sparse. We got the experience for free thorough the "Budapest plus card", which is the only reason we went here instead of the Szechenyi Baths. However, we had a nice experience.

The Lukacs Bath is on the smaller side, with 4 pools inside varying in temperature from 24-40C. There are also two swimming pools outside (24-26C), but you have to wear a swimming cap to use those. At last, there is a heated pool outside (36C), but it is quite difficult to find, so you probably have to ask someone (If you find the outdoor swimming pools, keep going right). The lockers are free to use, and the locker rooms are mixed gender with small changing cabins inside. The showers were gender seperated and also had small shower cabins, so no public shower.

All in all, we had a great time, and would recommend going here, if you have the patience to figure out the floor plan.
Written December 8, 2022
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Bruce
214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fun place! To all those who have complained about location, slippers/flip flops/towels, etc, do the research! You will need a bathing cap for the pools as well....they're 2 for $6 on Amazon and we saw a few folks with hotel shower caps as well. For a very few dollars more, we took a cabin, but it was a bit confusing to get into. The desk clerk walked up a flight of stairs to assist us. You need to swipe your wristband on a screen as you enter the cabin area, at which point you are assigned a cabin number. We didn't find it difficult to go into any of the pools or various warm water spots scattered about the facility. Just wander about, you'll find them. Isn't that what travel is about anyways? My favorite spot was the steam room at 50C. Adjacent to it is a pool at 20C. Trust me, that'll wake you up and cleanse those pores. I've been to the Gellert Baths and they're beautiful, but at 1/4 the cost, you get a much more local experience at Lukacs. Easily accessible from the #6 tram....just use your phone and don't complain that it's hard to find since there was a parade of folks with gym bags walking from the tram stop to the facility.
Written August 21, 2023
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Christopher Babits
Calgary, Canada71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a good place to feel the intimate atmosphere of thermal bathing in Budapest. While Gellért and Széchenyi are more well-known and much larger, this bath offers a quieter historic setting in a more off-the-beaten path part of the City.

There are multiple pools in the dimly lit interior and a great outdoor leisure pool in a sunny enclosed yellow courtyard. The interior is a typical maze of corridors and rooms but it’s not too difficult to understand. There is another lap pool outside that requires bathing caps that we did not use. Our family really enjoyed this bathing experience and look forward to returning sometime.
Written January 10, 2020
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Traveler28304133117
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
These baths felt more like a retirement home than public baths. I was the only person under the age of 50 in the entire complex. There was a pretty foul smell in one of the indoor pool rooms and the cabins were quite difficult to figure out. To add to all of this, I was mistakenly charged $240 for a pair of slippers. I left after 20 minutes and decided to spend my morning elsewhere. I recommend tourists stick to the bigger more famous baths.
Written April 10, 2023
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Babyschnookers
Castleford, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We visited today as a family 3 adults and a 14 year old. It was easy to find the building as there was steam coming out the top, however there was no signage on the door but we managed it. It cost 16200 HUF which is about £37.50 for us all including 1 changing room to share. We all got a wrist band and 1 was yellow for opening the changing cubicle.

Don’t forget flip flops and a swimming cap / shower cap if using the swimming pools. ( there are 2 which need a cap)

We found the lockers by going up to the 2nd floor we all got changed and left the clothes in the 1 changing room. This was lockable with the wristband.

We visited the outdoor thermal pool which was 36 degrees. Just next to this was a sauna and plunge pool with an ice box.

Inside and upstairs 2 flights was the thermal indoor pools. 1 was 32 degrees, another 36 and another 40 with a hot spring to drink from. There was also a steam room and a sauna. There was also another plunge pool at 20 degrees.

We went on a Thursday at 11am and it was busy but plenty off room. There were showers and hairdryers for once you had had enough.

We got soft drinks, coffee and beer in the cafe. We stayed about 3 hours in total.

It was smelly but to be expected with the water being thermal from a spring, but the place was clean it was an old building with character.
Written February 16, 2023
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Christopher N
Edinburgh, UK22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Yes, the outward appearance is impressive. But grandiose Hapsburg wedding-cake architecture belies an interior that has seen far better days, probably around the time of Franz-Joseph! Broken-down is the most generous overview term. Poor internal directions found me spending most of my hour looking for a seemingly mythical sauna. All I came on was a feeble steam room and a dreadful old harridan checking vaccination status. A far pleasanter experience is to be had at the Rudas baths.
Written February 2, 2022
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Sophie C
Bruges, Belgium26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My friends and I visited with high hopes, but we left far from relaxed; in fact, we were appalled. The lady at the reception was extremely impolite and rolled her eyes. She told us to arrive on time for our massages due to a fully booked schedule, but it turned out to be untrue as my friend was allowed in 30 minutes early.

The pools, floors, stairs, showers—everything was disgustingly dirty. There was trash and other people's hair everywhere. We had booked massages, but unfortunately, I was massaged by a man in a gloomy room, and my upper body was left uncovered while my legs were massaged. The pools were overcrowded, leaving you uncomfortably close to strangers. Adding to the discomfort, despite wearing bikinis, the staff insisted that we undress, even though there was a man and a woman in the sauna fully clothed.

Furthermore, the entire facility was very outdated, and there was a pervasive stench throughout. Do not come here, under any circumstances!
Written October 15, 2023
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Csengery
Budapest108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This small spa is often the spa of choice for Hungarians rather than foreign visitors. I came with friends who wanted wellness treatments, I am not interested in spas myself, and they were impressed with the pools and the quality of the massages they received. I had a day pass so that I could wait for them in the cafe but I was not impressed that I needed to pay for a day pass when all I wanted was to sit and read in the downstairs cafe. But this is fairly normal here. Only the Rudas baths have a cafe at the entrance. Food was basically sandwiches but they were fresh and fairly appetising. Very helpful at the information desk, less so at the ticketing booths as not many staff speak any language other than Hungarian. This can be a problem when trying to negotiate different wellness treatments. It is a very nice spa, though, and a visit can easily be combined with a walk up the Rozsadomb to the Gul Baba tomb, then on to Obuda (a few stops on the tram) to the Sushi Sei restaurant. Or to explore Obuda itself .
Written May 7, 2022
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AmaMamma
Rome, Italy32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We had free entry as part of a new digital Budapest City card (which I would not recommend). The baths are smaller and more local seeming. Nearly all of the folks there on a Friday morning when we arrived were pretty clearly not tourists based on language and age. The directions are, to be honest, confusing. Something that we experienced in a lot of places in Budapest. But it was really nice and basic. We enjoyed it but enjoyed our morning at Rudas even more.
Written November 25, 2023
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Anne Bæk Madsen
Lemvig, Denmark19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Very nice baths in Buda. After visiting the Szechenyi baths we wanted to try one of the other baths as well, and going to the Lukacs baths was definitely the right decision. It is so much cheaper to go there than many of the other baths, but the quality of the baths is still very high. There are several outdoor and indoor pools with different temperatures. We struggled a bit to find the indoor hot tubs but a friendly employee helped us out. I recommend everyone to go here for a very relaxing (and cheap) spa experience!:)
Written September 17, 2022
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