Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage
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Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage

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Visit: Szechenyi Baths and Pool, Allatkerti korut 9-11., Budapest 1146 Hungary

The Széchenyi Spa (also known as Széchenyi Baths), Budapest’s largest and warmest thermal spa, boasts numerous indoor and outdoor pools – including 15 indoor spring-fed baths. Built in a beautiful neo-Baroque style in 1913 and completed in 1927, the spa is located in the City Park opposite the City Circus.

Skip the main entrance line and head to the rear entrance, where an English-speaking host will greet you. From here, gain access to your own changing cabin and get ready to pamper yourself at this amazing complex.

Choose from 18 pools of varying temperature, filled with water from thermal springs. A natural temperature of 170 degrees Fahrenheit (77 Celsius), the thermal water is cooled down to different temperatures at the spa and contains minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are said to be good for your joints! Check out the large outdoor swimming pool with a temperature of 84 F (27 C); relieve sore muscles in a warm pool with jets; or watch men play chess in a steaming pool of 106 F (38 C).

Inside, under several beautiful domes, soak in more hot pools or adjacent steam rooms and saunas. When you’re warm enough, take a cold plunge or enjoy a shower with your included Széchenyi Spa gift of shampoo and shower gel. If you choose the upgrade option, relax with a 20-minute aromatherapy massage. Feel free to stay as long as you’d like, up until closing time.

Budapest is the city of baths and parks. Now you’ll have the chance to experience both with one exciting adventure inside the most beautiful meadows of Budapest, the City Park if you choose Szechenyi Entrance + City Park Segway Tour package.

Get insight into the famous Millenium Monument in Heroes’ Square, and roll through the breathtaking City Park witnessing the Vajdahunyad Castle and the magical City Park Lake, while listening to exciting background stories and facts from your guide. Following the 1 hour long exploration, you can go straight to the entrance of the largest thermal bath of Europe, the famous Széchenyi. (Please note that the end point of the segway tour (Hungarian State Opera House) is 10 minutes from the Spa with public transport)

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  • English-speaking host/hostess at private welcome desk
  • Szechenyi Spa gift - only in I Love Spa Package
  • In case option is selected - 20-minute aromatherapy massage
  • In case option is selected - 1 hour long City Park Segway Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Szechenyi Baths and Pool
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Spa treatments
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • In case you book the massage option, please add your preferred appointment time and gender of massage therapist in the section 'special requirements' at time of booking
  • Pool, sauna and steam cabins at the spa are coeducated
  • Towels and swimsuits are available for rent or purchase at the Szechenyi Spa (own expense). Please note that the rental place only accepts cash in local currency
  • The thermal water in the spa is not recommended for infants
  • Minimum age for the massage is 18 years
  • Opening hours - entering hours : Monday - Sunday 9 am - 6 pm (except at Christmas 12.24. 9am-1pm; 12.25 10am-5pm, and Jan 01 - opens from 10)
  • Please note the during Christmas and New Year season the spa as more popular then usual, the entering process may take a few minutes more than usual.
  • Please note the following outdoor pool closures : 25-29. March: thermal pool, 01-05. April: regular swimming pool, 08-12. April: activity pool.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Laura W
4 | 2019-10-01

When you're in Budapest this is a must do! There needs to be more information about how to go about getting your tickets. You don't go in through the main entrance for this Private entrance ticket, you go in through the back opposite the Circus. We got there at about 9:30 and it wasn't busy at all maybe about 20 people. The water is lovely and warm and the atmosphere is very calm. You get a cabin included with this price to get changed in private and also leave all your things in, you get a watch wristband to get in and out of it. We left at about 11:30, although you can stay all day if you want to, and it was getting quite busy by noon so get there early if you want to avoid the crowds.

Deborah C
4 | 2019-09-23

It was a bit confusing when we first arrived where we should enter and how to get to the change rooms It would of been good if someone was there to explain all about the spa and where to go to . It was nice to have the change room although they were small.

Valentina D
3 | 2019-09-16

Awesome Spa , varieties of different temperature pools and saunas, really good experience , except for the customer service of Hungarians which is everywhere in Budapest - very unpleasant , arrogant , even rude . Don't expect smiles and good service from Budapest hospitality and restaurant employees ....

Bradford M
5 | 2019-08-08

Enjoyed the bathing experience but like anything you need to get there early to avoid the queues. Did not go for the massage or food and drink so cannot comment on that

Gary L
5 | 2019-07-03

Loved it. I suggest visitors bring their own towels.It can be rented at the Spa but the quality of the towel and the price are not worth it.

William H
4 | 2019-07-03

Good experience but the facilities need to be modernised (shower and toilets) . I enjoyed the spray tank the most

Debra S
5 | 2019-07-03

Relaxing day in Budapest. Guides were helpful along the whole process. Was an easy and enjoyable experience.

3 | 2019-07-03

We had a good time here, lots of people, good atmosphere, would definitely recommend getting a cabin or a locker to store your belongings. Think it would be a better experience with some music :)

Crystal R
3 | 2019-05-13

We came on a cold rainy Sunday and the people who were supposed to let us in were late. Apparently with the viator option it is only 9am-5pm but since they were late we were "offered" to either wait or buy new tickets directly from the spa, which was laughable. They were an hour late arriving but we waited. Then when you finally enter there is no organization at all. Everyone who works there tells you to speak "to my colleague" and directs you to someone else who can't help you either. The funny thing is our questions were simple, like where do we change or rent a towel? Now, the facilities themselves are quite dirty and leave much to be desired. The indoor pools were just gross. The out door pool was much hotter and really enjoyable but ultimately its a hot pool with way too many people in it and not worth the cost. I would say save your money and do something that is actually fun. I had more fun with the free walking tour then I did in this dirty pool. Also, Buda castle is well worth a visit and Ruszwurm confectionery. On a positive note, it is pretty to look at and that's about it.

4 | 2019-04-15

Best end of a ten day travel trip across 5 countries. We were lucky with weather. We'll organised changing facilities reasonable prices at fodd and bar service

Shalane S
4 | 2019-03-12

Overall I had a lovely day at the spa with my girls. The only bad thing was the lack of food for non meat eaters, so we had to go else where which was a little annoying being as we were there all day.

Jonathan S
5 | 2019-01-16

Had a great time here. Didn't stay in too long as it was freezing out. The waters were very warm - just the run from the changing cabins was cold. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was not too crowded. The cabins are a definite. It was very clean and tidy throughout. Highly recommend it.

4 | 2019-01-14

For 2019, towel rental is HUF2000. Don’t for get to ask for what you should get such as shampoo and conditioner.

Lillian D
5 | 2018-10-30

The thermal baths are a MUST if you are visiting Budapest..! Great indoor and outdoor pools.. bring your own towels and flip flops to avoid the huge hiring costs! Cabins are so convenient too.

4 | 2018-10-12

The spa was very relaxing and fun. We enjoyed trying out many of the pools. I'm not sure what the Viator booked package gave us that we wouldn't have received by just showing up but regardless, it was fun.

Ana Margarita D
1 | 2018-10-05

I was dissapointed in this one , It has 3 pools, but the largest one is a lap pool only for swimming laps, must wear a cap. The othe 2 pools one was closed and there must have been 200 people in the one that we could go in, It was creepy, to have the people on top,of us. We did not change it felt a little bit like a municiple pool., Unfortunetly I was really looking forward to this one ,really dissapointed.

Gregory S
4 | 2018-09-18

a great experience. We made the mistake of going in the morning. This meant that it was less crowded, but we would have liked to have gone back after walking around Budapest for the rest of the day. An experience that should not be missed. Do yourself a favor and bring your own towel... the ones they rent you seem a little pricey.

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