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Review of Rudas Baths

Rudas Baths
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$27.51*
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Ranked #10 of 130 Spas & Wellness in Budapest
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Owner description: This thermal bath, built by the Turks in 1566, retains a strong Islamic style.
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Amazing time. Staff on reception helpful and patient. Advised us on different treatments and massages.
The thermal area is great. I would not bother with the pool but thats just personal.
All of the sauna and steam rooms were as I imagined and the main area with differenf temp pools was great. My highlight was the plunge pool. Felt great afterwards.
You can wear swimgear but the locals wear a small cloth only!

3  Thank glewcan
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The Rudas baths are a short ten minute or two minute bus ride from the Hotel Gellert Danubius where I was duped by a not up to date review saying there were men's and women's sections. As of January 1, 2013, one can no longer enjoy those baths nude without reprisal from staff.
The bathhouse is housed in a traditional Turkish bathhouse building which is what you are getting as this place was originally built in the 15th century. Don't worry, many of the facilities have been updated. The bathhouse is the first yellow building you see. The place is opened from 6AM until 10PM. Men days are M,W,Th,F Women Day is T and Mixed bathing is the weekend. If you enter the bathhouse before 9AM, you will be charged 3000 Fl (13.63 )versus 2300 Fl (10.43) For one familiar with the Korean bathhouse experience, this is cheap. You may pay by either credit card or cash. As in most modern bathhouses, you will be given a plastic watch device that gains you admittance through the turnstyle. The watch opens your locker which is like a phone booth offering total privacy. Or you may pay extra for a cabin. You may pick up a modesty apron which 90 percent of the men do, wear a swimsuit or go nude as I did-about 4 of us out of 40 were completely nude in the pool. Walking down a hallway, you step into a shallow pool of warm water where you rinse your feet. You may enter the large warm pool in the center or anyone of the four surrounding pools with temperatures ranging from a bit hotter than a usual hot tub to tepid to cool. The very cold pool is in the shower area that many people use before the leave for good. They do not give you a towel but they do have available sheets which you can either use to nap on in the nap room or as a make shift towel.It is best to go with friends to have the best time. You may also carry around a water bottle and fill it with the mineral water which is an acquired taste as it taste like sulphur. I figure if the water is good for your skin, it should be good for your insides. I hope and pray that this bath house never goes prude.

6  Thank Douging
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you have time, this is the right place to go. There is a unique atmosphere, people bathing in dim light, chatting and relaxing. Check entrance rules and timetable carefully, some days are for men/women only. Bring flipflops, bathing suit (only Sat-Sun), cap and goggles if you want to swim as well, and keep your towel closed in a plastic bag otherwise it will become damp and useless! The cabinets lock is quite tricky, ask the staff if needed.

1  Thank viandant
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Rudas baths twice and both times walked away wanting to return. The first time was a men's day when I donned the traditional apron to cover my modesty. The second time was a national holiday and mixed, so everyone had a bathing suit. There are a number of pools and saunas/steam rooms with different temperatures, but the main pool beneath the huge historical dome is the highlight. I have been to all the popular thermal baths in Budapest but Rudas is the most authentic and best value for money. I hope I get to visit Budapest again for another trip to Rudas.

2  Thank John S
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Relaxing time In one of the oldest spa's in Budapest. It's been refurbished over the years but the main pool is still original in style. Lots of bustling chitter chatter and b incredibly atmospheric. It's just like being transported back in time.

Thank Garry C
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