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“Relaxing but crowded, and staff were rude”

Szechenyi Baths and Pool
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The palace-like edifice contains a huge thermal pool where people often play chess while immersed in chest-high, and very hot, water.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This can be a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon (or a whole day, if this is your kind of thing). I recommend visiting early before it gets really crowded, as it does by early afternoon.
While the pools are nice, the staff were generally unfriendly, especially in the cafe. When I asked the lady behind the register what was being served for lunch, she barely looked up and replied that she did not know (though she could have found out by taking three steps and lifting a few lids to see what was inside). When another server gave my sister a small portion of chicken, she asked for a bit more and the server glared coldly at her.

Thank Dustin C
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great place, different pools and water temperatures, nice environment. Just take your swimming clothes, a towel and a pair of flip flops (though you can even rent them if you forget).
Lovely way of ending a hot day. Inside pools close at 7 pm, but the open ones, at 10.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

A MUST DO for Budapest. Beautiful architecture, and the baths are relaxing and warm! Mostly locals that go there.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Bathing in Budapest is a must, and this one would be my pick for family friendly option. Remember: no slides, no rides, so older kids might get bored ( here is one fast flow, in Gellert there is a weave pool, but no slides either).

Three warm (all year) outdoor pools, a huge variety of thermal pools (hot water pumped from 1,5km depth), steam snd no-steam saunas, cold pools etc. They are good for you.

Thank Xtrttvllr
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went to one of the Szechenyi Baths' famous 'spartys', a party held at night in the outdoor thermal pools. The lighting was awesome, all of the façades of the buildings were lit up colourfully, as well as the DJ booth and the interior of the pools. There were a few people having a few dirty encounters in the pools, but I suppose they were too many for the lifeguards to keep track of.

All in all, a wonderful night, good music, nice people, and incredible surroundings.

Thank Becca_Sophie
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