Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary (II)

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest, Hungary (II)

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Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest Hungary: Gellérth Bath House – Elegant Art Nouveau Bathing

 

The Secessionist-style Gellért, built in 1918, offers more pretty architectural details than the other bath houses, you can still expect the same gruff service and confusing entrance hurdles. Enter the bath house around the corner from the hotel (follow the sign that says “swimming pool”), and you’ll be dazed by the opulent surroundings: frescoed ceilings, intricate stone columns, tile mosaics, brass railings, statuettes, and domed ceilings. 

 

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest Hungary: Gellérth Bath House – Elegant Art Nouveau Bathing

 

There are three main sections, which hold a total of eight thermal pools, two Jacuzzis, and several saunas and steam rooms. There is a women’s thermal bath area and a separate men’s thermal bath area (where bathing suits are optional), and a co-ed area with a small thermal pool and a swimming pool surrounded by columns and balconies (which vies with the Széchenyi as one of the most frequent guidebook cover photos). On Sundays all pools open up for both men and women. The three outdoor pools (which include a very popular wave pool) are open seasonally, and the grassy grounds are wonderful for sunbathing.

 

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest Hungary: Gellérth Bath House – Elegant Art Nouveau Bathing

 

The Gellért is the city’s most expensive thermal bath, and the crowd consists of more tourists than locals. It’s connected to the Danubius Hotel Gellért, but the spa is run independently. Though the hotel and the bath house have seen better days, free entrance to the baths and pools is a definite perk for hotel guests. All of the usual bath house services are available here, including Thai massage and a variety of other massages, and a day hospital which offers medical treatments. The Gellért’s thermal water comes from its own spring inside of Gellért hill. 

 

Best Bath Houses & Pools in Budapest Hungary: Gellérth Bath House – How to get there

 

Tram: 18, 19, 41, 47, 49 (to Szent Gellért tér)

Bus: 7, 86, 173 (to Szent Gellért tér)