I had time to visit on bath, and chose Király (Royal) primarily because it was at walking distance from my hotel (Novotel Danube). The Gellert baths are much larger and more renowned, but I had visited them in a previous trip in 1984, and read some negative reviews about their current service.
The Király are in a very old building, dating from the Turkish occupation, centuries ago; indeed, its best attraction if the flavor of the Turkish style baths, with a pool under a very large cupola that lets light through its many holes. The installation offers the steam baths and hot air rooms (not Finnish-style dry saunas), similar to Gellert's, but differing from the styles of most saunas in neighboring countries such as Austria and Germany. They work, but do not look good.
The baths are coed, and swimsuits are required - Hungarian coed baths are not textile-free as in Austria and Germany. The staff tries their best, and the English of some is good enough, although not in the same level as in the best Hungarian hotels and restaurants.
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