Kiraly Baths

Kiraly Baths, Budapest: Address, Phone Number, Kiraly Baths Reviews: 4/5

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Roberto
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Turkisch Bath
Oct 2020 • Family
Builded by the Turkisch Ottomans. Beautiful, clean, amazing to see. Highly recommended. We come again here as always. History and relaxing at the same time
Written August 2, 2021
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syospirit
Maynooth, Ireland41 contributions
Beautiful and traditional
Aug 2019
Beautiful 16th century baths, quite rustic and traditional but very clean. For only €9 entrance, we spent a lovely afternoon in the baths.
Written July 9, 2020
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Daniel19
Sutton, UK12 contributions
Rustic atmosphere and great student discount
Feb 2020
We have very fond memories of Kiraly Thermal Baths, especially as we are both students. The place is rustic and very “native”. That was exactly what we were looking for. The very generous student discount (only 2000 ft) makes this place unbeatable. Remember to take your own towel and flip flops! The age mix at the place (we went four times!) was superb. About 50% were students / people under 30 and around 30% were people over 60 - a nice rainbow of ages. Everyone, including all the staff, were very talkative, friendly and helpful.
Written May 8, 2020
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The_Crofter
Warrington, UK833 contributions
Authentic & Traditional
Feb 2020
Really enjoyed our visit. Looks nothing from the outside which probably stops it from being too touristy. Lots of locals when we visited. Lovely central domed structure and gorgeous hot spas.
Would definitely return.
Written March 2, 2020
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Rob N
Groningen, The Netherlands14 contributions
Nice, but limited
Feb 2020
From the outside it just looks like an old building, but the main bath is beautiful.
It is pretty limited so the place gets full fast, so less relaxing.
The outside tub was the best part! And the staff was quite nice.
Written February 25, 2020
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Scott
Ipswich, UK32 contributions
Rundown Looking but Very Relaxing Trip
May 2019
Initial looks are that this place looks a bit run down and unloved. Some may call it character but it was perhaps a bit beyond that.

Signage to the baths and changing rooms weren't great and the receptionist didn't really give us much help with what to do or where to go.

It wasn't too busy in the morning which helped. If you leave before 12, you also get your deposit back so it's worth getting up a bit early to start the day off with a relaxing dip.

I wouldn't recommend for a group of 10+ just turning up as it's not that big (with everyone else there).
Written February 25, 2020
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southwestscotlad
Dumfries and Galloway, UK49 contributions
Another visit
Jan 2020
Went here on a Sunday afternoon and though having been before at this time and sometimes had to queue this was the longest I had ever had to wait - well over half an hour and the queue was right along the pavement outside.

Always gone after dark in winter and finally got to have some time in the outdoor hot tub though the water in it could be a little hotter especially when it's freezing outside. Also discovered an indoor jacuzzi. But again, you wouldn't fit very many people in it.
Written February 23, 2020
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Rafiki_11
Poughkeepsie, NY89 contributions
Great End of a Day
Feb 2020 • Solo
I always enjoy a holiday that I can tour , see a lot then relax after. I went to most of the baths in Budapest. I enjoyed the Turkish more then the modern bathhouses in the area. The Turkish still have the octagon pools. With the dome tops. From the ottoman occupation in Hungary. Rudas is similar. I believe the water pump is the same. My silver necklace turnt black. Which means the water does have healing elements in it. Which was my sole purpose of the visits. Detox, destress ring in my birthday. Kiraly has a sweet barrel type bath outdoors too. It’s smaller. I watched the full moon while the air was cool and brisk in warm water. Life couldn't be better. Highly recommended
Written February 14, 2020
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Edinburghlass
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
Lovely local baths
Feb 2020
Kiraly is small and 'local'. It has not been 'done up' but is very atmospheric and relatively quiet. I was there twice last week and it was bliss. Other than on my second visit there was a couple permanently on their phones!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone was on edge and they were obviously the only folk doing this. It was very intrusive, why come to relax in the baths and be on your phone!! When they left it was as if we all let out a sigh of relief and relaxed. At 3pm there were 11 of us floating/sitting around the edge of the pool and it was wonderful.
The staff just shrugged when I mentioned this on my way out.
I still love it there and hope that people respect the calm that we all wish.
Written February 14, 2020
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Silviaf
Newcastle, Australia165 contributions
the low-cost thermal bath experience
Feb 2020
Kiraly is the low-cost thermal bath in Budapest. Forget the fancy Gellert, the intimidating, but still somehow "upper class" Rudas. Here it is where you go if you do not have too much money to spend on a thermal bath (entrance & cabin is about 6 Euro) and still want the experience. The building is ooooooooold, but that is the beauty of the place...some sort of decadence. The bath opens at 9 am, which is late relative to other baths. The thermal water is sourced from other baths (Szt Lukacs), as Kiraly does not have its own spring...whilst Rudas has its own springs. The ambience is also a bit more downscaled than Rudas, although they are both baths dating to the Turkish period and are about 500 years old. Kiraly does not have the same extreme range of water temperatures as Rudas, the "cold" water is not really cold, and the hot is about 40, which is a big difference than the 42 at Rudas. The octagonal pool is pretty basic, there is no colonnaded cloister around it, just two benches. Showers are...a pipe, with no showerhead, but at least one can close the door and have a bit of privacy. CAbins are also old-fashioned, but comfortable. The cool thing about Kiraly is the hot tub outside...especially in winter. Jump in warm water when all is cold around you. And you can stare at the blue sky in a nice day. Surrounded by buildings in a quiet garden. Problem is: only 5 people fit in the tub. So, if you enter at 9 and want to go hot tubbing, you should rush there first thing.
Written February 13, 2020
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