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“Fabulous massage -- A great add-on to a visit to the Szechenyi Baths”

Szechenyi Palmahaz (Szechenyi Palm House)
Ranked #34 of 116 Spas & Wellness in Budapest
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Owner description: Come and recharge with us between the historic walls of Szechenyi Bath and live a special spa experience. Situated on the top floor Szechenyi Palmahaz will be your oasis during your time in the Thermal Spa and will allow you a complete relaxation with excellent services in a unique, all green ambience... By appointments, please!
Davis, California, United States
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“Fabulous massage -- A great add-on to a visit to the Szechenyi Baths”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Turn-of-the-century grandeur; you are swept back in time. Since we came without towels and were tired from many hours of travel from the U.S., we opted for the spa package that included plush robes, a 30-minute massage in the "penthouse" oasis, complimentary fruit (a lovely fruit salad bowl prepared fresh each time -- as much as you wanted), hot tea, and a quiet relaxation area with hammocks, lounge chairs and magazines. Prior to our massage, we visited the various interior pools, saunas, and steam baths. My favorite interior pool looked like a traditional Turkish bath with gorgeous maroon marble columns. The vibe is convivial and relaxed throughout. Morning and afternoon are good times to visit; by evening, there are loads of people who come after work. We had our massages and were very impressed by the skill of the masseurs. The Palmahaz staff are professional and very gracious. After more relaxation in the oasis, we ventured outside to the pools in the courtyard. (If you've got flip-flops, take them! There are tiny bits of gravel in the courtyard!) We enjoyed lounging in the large, warm outdoor pool. Our absolute favorite pool was a fast "lazy river" feature in the center of the other main outdoor pool. You jump into the current and off you go, round and round! A total party and everyone was having a good time. Szechenyi Baths came highly recommended by a friend who grew up in Budapest. They are clearly a local favorite and a great way to immerse yourself in the local scene (pun intended). We stayed for about 5 hours and left happy, clean, and very, very relaxed!

Visited February 2014
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Godollo, Hungary
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

During our Budapest visit we decided to make a reservation in Szechenyi Palmahaz because of the recommendation of our host in the hotel we stayed. We wanted anyway to come to the szechenyi thermal bath but having the possibility to spend our time in the Palmahaz with the package that included also a massage we really had a special all-day spa experience. I suggest to reserve for morning hours because there is more space and calm.

Visited March 2014
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“Highly recommended!!!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent a morning in Szechenyi Palmahaz enjoying also the pools and the other services of the Bath. We had a really nice time, wonderful massage and excellent service, we would recommend it and would turn back again...

Visited March 2014
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“Most wonderful of days”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

LOVE,LOVE, LOVED this place!!!!
I was so glad I upgraded to the palm house. I had the most wonderful massage, fresh fruit, iced tea. I highly recommend it, I want to go back and bring my sister this time.

Visited August 2013
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Long Beach, California
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“Relaxing Day”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in Budapest in January and we wanted to visit one of the famous thermal spas. Since we read lots of nice reviews about the Szechenyi Baths we decided to go there and we were extra pleased to find this place in there. We stayed all day at the Palm House and chose a package that included a really nice massage. We had fruit plates and home-made tea and thoroughly enjoyed a lot of relaxing hours there. We feel like we received something very special for a very good price. When we return to Budapest in the future we will be sure to visit Palmahaz again!
Tip: Make an appointment so they can be sure to reserve a massage for you!

Visited January 2014
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