Budapest Baths: Gellert Thermal Bath

Hey guys, I hope all is well. The second bath we visited was Gellert Thermal Bath in the Buda side of Budapest. This bath is very different from the Szechenyi Bath we visited the day before.

Gellert Thermal Bath is part of the Gellert Hotel and features an art décor style interior. This bath is also more expensive than Szechenyi, costing 6100F for access and a locker. I found this bath more organised and cleaner however it was a slight walk to get to the changing rooms. Also, the changing rooms here are not separated so the female and male changing areas were together. I didn’t have my phone on me this time so I couldn’t take a lot of pictures of the place. 

I loved the indoor thermal pools here better, they were much cleaner. The outdoor ‘adventure’ pool we saw was very small and it was also crowded when we arrived. They had a few indoor pools so we mostly stayed indoors. They tell you the temperature of the water here as well.

Gellert Thermal Bath has a steam room as well as a sauna which I loved! We went to the steam room and although it wasn’t as hot as I would have liked it was still good enough.

I love the indoor pools here and the fact that it had a steam room. This place felt posher than Szechenyi however I liked the outdoor pools in Szechenyi better. Again don’t bother with fast track tickets, we got there at midday and there wasn’t much of a queue. You can also rent towels and swimming costumes here.

We had lunch at the adjacent Gellert Bistro and it was amazing! Definitely, recommend after a relaxing visit to the spa.

Budapest Baths: Szechenyi Baths

Budapest bath times! No visit to Budapest isn’t complete if you don’t visit a bath! The first one we went to is the very poplar Szechenyi Baths. This is located outside the city centre but it was actually quite close to our hotel to walk it.

Szechenyi Baths are one of the most popular public bathhouses for both male and females and open till late. This is everything you need to know before you arrive.

Don’t bother with online booking or fast track tickets. We arrived at midday on a very warm Friday and there were no queues, it went very fast. It is the cheapest of the 3 baths we visited, it costs 5100F(£14) for a locker ( a bit more for a cabin which I say don’t bother). You get a wristband which will give you access to your chosen locker( you pick an empty one) and the bath areas. The changing areas are separated by male/female, both located downstairs

Szechenyi Baths have two massive outdoor thermal pools and a swimming pool and also indoor pools and saunas. I preferred the outdoor pools in Szechenyi Baths to the others. I can’t remember if this place tells you the temperature of the water but the others do. The indoor pools here didn’t look clean so I stayed away from them.


You can rent towels and swimwear but we just borrowed towels from the hotels and brought our own bikinis. Bring flip flops or any shoes you down mind getting wet!

I loved the outdoor pools and how big this place was compared to the other baths. This place also seemed to attract a younger crowd and had better vibes than the other places. This would be a good bath to start with.

There are a cafe and bar on site for drinks and foods but we had lunch somewhere else.