Kiraly Baths, Budapest

3.8
#5 of 66 in Spas in Budapest
Relax in one of the octogonal pools illuminated by holes in the 16th century Ottoman dome at Kiraly Baths, the city's oldest thermal baths. One of the few baths in the city with its own source of thermal water, this space has remained largely unchanged from its original state, making you feel like you are stepping back in time. The baths, pools, and Jacuzzi are all unisex facilities. Bring your own swimsuit, towel, and flip flops, and store your personal belongings in the secure lockers. Note that children are not permitted at the baths. A visit to Kiraly Baths represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Budapest online vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • We went there on a weekday morning. There were no more than 20 people. We took the locker package more than enough as we can use a cabin to change. A package at 2600fht if you go out before noon. There's a bath at 35-36. A little at 40. A steam room, 2 saunas, two cold baths, a hot tub, a bath in a large wooden barrel outside. We loved the authenticity of the place, sheltered from the crowds. The fact that it is smaller didn't bother us, we had plenty to do. The staff were very nice.
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  • The spa is really nice and the location is very good. Because of the roof structure of the rocky dome, the space is all the same, and the cottage is in line with it. Without terrible noise would get a much better score. The smell of hot spring sulfur water is here, as in all other spas in the city, strongly present, but yes, the nose suddenly gets used to it.
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  • Where to start..?! The baths are tucked away from the main tourist attractions but easily reached via buses or metro within 10 minutes. You feel like you are receiving an authentic thermal bath experience with the locals rather than the larger tourist traps. Price is less than half of the big spa's. I wish I had visited twice during our 4 day stay. So invigorating! Main hot pool with side pools of varying temps. Also sauna, steam room, outside hot tub, inside jacuzzi. Changing is easy, so many changing rooms (I wouldn't bother paying more for a 'cabin') and lockers. You can't take cameras / phones inside the baths - which is totally understandable as other bathers don't want to be caught on camera in their swimmers. Bathing costumes are required at all times. Definitely make this part of your trip to Budapest!
  • Oh my, oh my. One of the greatest places to chill on Sunday in Budapest. Traditional place built in XVI century, free from tourists. If I would live in this beautiful city, visiting this place would have been a ritual with my friends on every weekend. From outside it looks pretty 'old', but inside you can feel years of history and this very unique vibe, that this place gives. I highly recommend visiting this place.
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