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Reviewed February 13, 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.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is the oldest of the thermal baths famous in this city and we had opted to come here as it is a more traditional place! Visited on a Monday so it was not heaving with people!
There are several steam room and saunas and if you blink you can miss the fact that there are actually an internal and external hot tubs! Really not advertised! We stumbled on the one outside!
Like the primitive showers.. would recommend you take a pair of flip flops and a towel with you! There are hairdryers, but I was used one and my husband used one, both on my hair... would have taken hours to dry.... enjoyed our visit!

Date of experience: February 2020
1  Thank 548angelah
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Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

Nice place to fell like going back in time... Hot water pools inside and a hot tube for 6 people outdoor in the backyard. Price is half than the other thermal baths in Budapest.

Date of experience: January 2020
2  Thank Alexaa1987
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

The baths are just a short five minute walk from the Batthyany metro station and are situated on the left side of the road. Prices are reasonable and there is a generous discount for students and seniors. The baths have been in existence since 1500s and have a lot of character though they are perhaps not as clean as you might hope. You can hire a locker or a cubicle and the latter are only slightly more expensive and offer more privacy. There are several indoor pools and they all have a huge amount of character. It is a delight to soak there. Each pool is maintained at a specific temperature and whilst it gets busy there is ample room. For me personally, the nicest part was the outdoor wooden tub, again containing natural mineral water. The contrast of hot water and cold air was extremely invigorating. I totally enjoyed spending three hours here and would’ve loved to have stayed longer.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank Robin_Knowles
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

A good place, for a Sunday evening though it had 30 minutes queue.
The cabins are clean, the water has a variety when you enter the polls when it comes to temperatures.
Small sauna with 2 different temperatures to choose.
Kinda smelly though but it's logical!
You don't need a cap.
Bring your own towel and pair of flip flops or else you have to pay a lot.
Also bring your swimsuit!
We had a good and relaxing time for 1 hour and a half.

Date of experience: January 2020
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