Budapest Spas, Budapest
Budapest is - among lots of other things - the city of spas! We have a lot of thermal bath's around in the city, most of them open during the whole year, some "beach-like" ones only in the summer season.
Once here try to find time to visit at least one! It's worth! :)
My personal favourites are: Gellert (a bit overpriced) and Szechenyi (big one, loads of pools and extras), but just find the one suiting your taste over here:
Favorite thing: After strenuous sightseeing, a relaxing dip in Budapest's most prestigious spa will sooth the aching muscles. Hopefully you stuffed your bikini in your purse when you started out. The Gellért Spa, built around 1900, has been modernized and has all the amenities, including mud baths and massages. You may also swim laps, or join several dozen others in the gigantic hot tub. The water flows continuously from mineral wells. Afterwards you may enjoy a cocktail or a good dinner in the adjacent Gellért Hotel.
I went to the baths...tourist people use to go to Gellert but my local friends told me in october that one of the best was Szechenyi termal baths located in the zoo area behind Heroe's square
Just a few meters from the subway station (yellow and nicest)
The entrance isnt free...they charge u around 2000 HUF (8 Euros) and you can enjoy all whole day there swiming or relaxing
Once you pay u enter on a corridor where you find the dressing room ... dont bother if you dont have any swimsuit you can borrow it for 2 euros (not nice) but u can enter that way... if u get a swim cap u will be able to swim in all sort of pools
Once u have changed your clothes (locker per free) its time to enter to the warm indoor pools and then u can switch it for the outdoor pools !! amazing (mild and warm ones)
Fondest memory: http://www.spasbudapest.com/tartalom.php
My favorite places are the thermal baths in Budapest. It is all natural hot spring water coming from deep underground. These baths normally offer a variety of spa services as well like massage, pedicure, medical consultation, etc. Make sure you don’t stay too long in the hot tubs 20 minutes maximum in each tub. It makes you really tired. Sometimes to a point where you can’t even stand up. This thermal water is very good for your nerves, skin, muscles, stomach, etc.
Please don’t drink from the pool. There are places where they serve the thermal water in glasses, warm. It is weird firs to drink warm water but it is truly good for you. Thermal baths in Budapest: Gellért, Lukács, Rudas, Széchenyi, Király, Palatinusz, and there are many more to list.
You must visit the Halász Bástya, Mátyás Templom, Buda Vára, Take a boat trip on the Danube (Duna) river which divides Budapest to Buda and Pest. Have a nice walk on Margit Sziget (Margaret Island) That’s where Palatinusz is found.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is walking on the streets of Budapest and seeing lots of people. The city is alive and the people are beautiful.
One of the best, if not the best, massage I have ever received. The rooms are clean and spacious and have a warm feel to them. They have many massages to choose from like chocolate, Tibetan, magic honey, scented oil and many more. I chose the scented oil massage and got to choose the scented oil that I wanted. Prices for the oil massage are 11,000HUF, or about 40euros, for an hour and 13,000HUF, or about 50euros, for 90 minutes. They also have a couples room with a jacuzzi and all rooms are equipped with a shower. You can tip the masseurs if you want but it isn't mandatory.
There are two locations to choose from, one on Raday U. 30 and the one I went to on Wesselenyi U. 9 which is behind the Dohany Street Synagogue.
Hours of operation are everyday 9am to 9pm.
You can visit their website at www.lianmassage.hu/
You should go by all means to one of the pleasant thermal baths, Gellert, Szechenyi or the original turkish baths Kiraly at least once during your stay in Budapest. There are several open air baths (Palatinus, Szechenyi), too where you can take a sauna, go in for swimming, have a massage, then sit in the 36 degree Celsius warm water wathing people playing chess on floating tables. And you hardly pay for all these things, but have a wonderful experience.
Fondest memory: Life goes on late in the evening in the city. There are all kinds of cultural events you can enjoy. You may experience people walking in the pedestrian zones like Vaci utca and Raday utca. Newly Liszt Ferenc ter is trendy lined with fashionable bars and restaurants.
Gellert spa is one of the more expensive spas, but for a reason, the interior is beautifully decorated and there are 3 steam rooms to choose from, all of different temperatures.
Located in the Hotel Gellert, on the Buda side.