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“My favorite place in Central Europe”

Szechenyi Baths and Pool
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Szechenyi Spa Visit with Hotel Pickup
Ranked #3 of 109 Spas & Wellness in Budapest
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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: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Berlin, Germany
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21 reviews
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“My favorite place in Central Europe”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Not to be missed. After bathing here once a few years back I came back for a week-long spa holiday. Excellent solution for those who like to be in an outdoor pool in the middle of January.

Visited January 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hot and Cold excellent afternoon”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Visited the spa after a morning ice skating. The hot water pools outside were great, the steam rising into the cold day all framed by a blue sky. The pools were busy but never over crowded.
Also used the inside pools, sauna and cold plunge pools. All excellent. We hired one changing room and three lockers but kept everything in the changing room taking turns to get changed. Two of us had treatments, a foot massage and a back massage, both were much enjoyed. highly recommend a visit for an afternoon.

Visited December 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i visited just a couple of weeks ago for my birthday and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Found some local people there to be quite rude, we had baught our tickets and joined the Que to go through to the lockers where we had a short wait for some to become available. Locals just came and barged through with no manners or respect for others. Communication was a little poor as to where we should go and how to work the lockers but once sussed out we had a great day.

1 Thank Carl1903
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very convenient location right off the historic yellow line, ascend the station (cannot remember) and it is right there to your right. (look for the steam pouring outward). True to form terrible snide service from the cashier, who was completely irritated with us probably form a language barrier, but it was she who claimed to speak English.
The facility is as clean as you would realistically expect, do bring your own towels for convenience, but keep them close and an eye on them. Dressing areas are NOT clearly marked and you'll need a good sense of humor when several men come bounding up the stairs into the women only section only to be embarrassed when the man in the tennis whites comes and vigorously claps them away in the other direction.
For me the water was NOT hot enough, but pleasant nonetheless.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“great experience”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was an amazing experience and well worth the money. we paid to have a massage and a cabin to change in while we were there. the cabins are yours for the time your there and a small wrist watch style key means only you and the staff can access it. take a towel with you to wrap around you as you move around and if you can a spare as once you are changed into your bathing clothes you will spend most of the time wet and still need something to dry yourself off with at the end ! I only took one towel and so was trying to dry myself off with a freezing cold wet towel (it was January after all).
very strange experience walking outside in your bathing costume in the middle of January but as soon as you step into the outside pool the warmth is fantastic. there are several pools inside all of varying temperatures, watch the timings as some of the pools close at different times and your moved along quicker than you may like if you go later in the evening.
the massage was very nice but take flip flops as the floors are quite slippy !
it was quite an experience floating in the warm waters outside after dark with the moon and stars above you, when as soon as you stand up its freezing but then dipping down in the waters again.
I couldn't find an actual hair dryer there but there were some strange hand held drying machines near the exits which sort of did the same thing.

Visited January 2014
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