Rudas Baths
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This thermal bath, built by the Turks in 1566, retains a strong Islamic style.
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Neighborhood: Gellért Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
How to get there
  • Fővám tér • 9 min walk
  • Szent Gellért tér • 10 min walk
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Ria Ismail
London, UK51 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
I have been to Rudas multiple times over the last decade as it’s always my favourite to go back to. A traditional Turkish bath (which has been here since the occupation), combined with newer parts of the building, including a roof top hot-tub overlooking the Danube.

Prices have gone up lately but it’s still worth going. The locker is included, so I wouldn’t bother with the cabins. Make sure you bring a towel, slippers, and swimwear as they will make you buy them otherwise. There are bags for your wet suits when you leave.

Check the days as the baths are split by sex during the week and mixed on weekends usually.

We also had a couples massage, which for me was great, but the male masseuse was way too harsh and rude, and ended up really hurting my boyfriend. I think he is an exception to the otherwise good service at Rudas so I didn’t mark down the rating for that. But I would not return for a massage again.

The baths are stunning and sunset on the roof is unmissable for the most unique vacay photos.
Written August 24, 2022
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Niklas L
Greifswald, Germany17 contributions
Aug 2022
We booked our "all-area" tickets online and the "check-in" was fluent without any problems. Then we needed a minute to see where the dressing rooms are, but as soon as we understood the guiding signs it was all easy to find. The dressing rooms are mixed but there are cabins where you change your clothes. Your remaining stuff can be stored in a lockable cabin, which you can lock and unlock with the wristband you get at the check-in counter. If you then have everything done you are ready to go. In general the Bath can be separated into four parts. Wellness, Swimming, Spa and the turkish bath. The Wellness section consists of five different pools (one hot, one cold and two medium temperatured pools and the rooftop bool). Nothing special here beside the good view from the rooftop pool. The swimming area is simply a nice 15 meter long swimming pool in a rather antique looking architecture. BUT a swimming cap is required! The Spa section consists of four Saunas ( steam, finnish, pretty normal (~50°) and one medium). There is also a pool with cold water and a "salt cabin". Everything was pretty clean, but sadly many disrespected the guide line which says that you have to take towel with you in the sauna and use it as a cover between you and the wooden benches. Nevertheless it was good and clean. And you have to wear clothing wear. The last part was the turkish bath which is for women and men together only accessible from friday 10:45 to sunday. It looks amazing and has 5 different pools with temperatures varying from 38 to 42°C. Moreover there are also one hot air chamber and one steam chamber. If you want to have a bit more privacy you need to be there as early as possible because it gets more and more crowded over the day. The price is very reasonable.
Written August 20, 2022
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63Smiler
Leeds, UK28 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Poor customer experience booking on line BEWARE
My daughter booked this as a treat online a few weeks before our trip for my sons 21st Birthday. When we arrived on 1st August there were works going on at the baths, there was separate mens day which was not advertised when the booking was made then the ALL IN ticket which implies everything is included - you had to buy towels when you arrived. After speaking to the manager he wasn’t that helpful we requested a refund as what was purchased is not what we expected as the information online was not specific enough. We were told they couldn’t do a refund - under European law if information on line is not correct then you are entitled to a refund . I was told to go to European consumer association which I will do . I did not find this experience helpful. The manager offered us tickets for another day what good was that when we were flying home. I noticed that the website has changed as a result of my complaint. If you are booking please take towels with you I’m not an unreasonable person but this service from a European country is somewhat lacking. Think they need to learn a few things about customer service
Written August 2, 2022
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Lguy945
Clayton, CA81 contributions
Jul 2022
I hate to post this, as they are pretty busy, I suspect. But this place is cool. Not a lot of tubs, but what they have are really nice, size and temperature wise. And there are enough. The cold plunge is nice and close to the hot pool, and easy to hop into. But don't miss the upstairs area where the outdoor tub is located, along with a small bar and several lounges. As you wander around, ask directions if you need to. Most of the facility is open coed daily except the Turkish bath area. Read the website closely. We were a little confused about this on their website and almost did not stop in. Take your phone and some money for a little liquid refreshment and pics up on top.
Written July 28, 2022
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Ismael Izquierdo
21 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Nice place to relax yourself. In my opinion the best bath is the 33 degrees Celsius pool. You can feel the thermal water watering your body
Written July 19, 2022
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Dr_Iris_B
Ramat Gan, Israel1,233 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Budapest is well known for its thermal waters. As of the 3 thermal spas in the city, I found Rudas spa to be the best one.
It was a little more expensive but our experience was simply great!

The roof top thermal pool is simply amazing! It offers great view of the river and city while soaking in thermal pleasant waters!

On Friday and Saturday the spa closes at 8pm and reopens at 10pm until 3am for a unique night experience !

We had no problems with using the lockers. We had read reviews about theft incidents so we refrained from leaving valuables in the locker but had no other problems .
Written July 18, 2022
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aroundtheworld247365
Cape Town, South Africa2,731 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Rudas has been beautiful restored and has an old traditional section that has been nicely restored but still maintaining its old historical feel and a more modern contemporary section with a rooftop pool and lovely city and river views. It can get quite busy later in the day so beta to go early.
Written July 8, 2022
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mamel2
Ljungby, Sweden1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
The bath at night was good but the staff in the serving were incredibly unpleasant, he ruined the experience. The entrance fee is well expensive. It was crowded on the roof terrace pool, unfortunately it was bad weather with thunder so the roof terrace was closed for a large part of the night.
Written July 2, 2022
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Michael H
Crowborough, UK826 contributions
Jul 2022
Lovely view from balcony area overlooking the river and Pest. An interesting mix of people from all over the world
Written July 1, 2022
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Maria S
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience! It had everything we could wish for. The sun terrace was absolutly perfect with a great view over the city. Remember to bring your own towel and a credit card (if you wish to buy drinks/food). Would recommend it to everyone! ❤️
Written June 26, 2022
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