Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi Spa Baths Outdoor Pools

Szechenyi Spa Baths in Budapest is one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe with its 15 indoor baths and 3 grand outdoor pools. Come and visit our beloved baths.

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Szechenyi Baths & Pool: Fun Place, Fine Palace

Szechenyi Baths (built in 1913) is the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic. In addition to the marvelous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more.

Szechenyi Baths outdoor pools - photo by Alvaro Jenik
Szechenyi Baths outdoor pools – Alvaro Jenik Photography

Szechenyi Spa Baths is in the biggest green park of Budapest, in the City Park, close to a bunch of Budapest attractions. The  Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Szechenyi Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths (and Budapest the City of Baths) for many centuries: starting with the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths, through the 16th century Turkish occupiers who built many of the famous and revived Turkish baths in Budapest to the 19-20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies and their deeply beneficial effects. The beautiful building of the spa baths is the design of Gyozo Czigler (Győző Czigler) who started to build Szechenyi Furdo in May 1909.

Come and enjoy your time in Budapest in Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace. The perfect place to chill out, to get to know locals, make business deals and fall in love.

Szechenyi Spa Baths on Budapest Tourist Map


  1. I visited these baths yesterday, and not knowing more, accepted the answer at the ticket desk, where I was told I needed a doctors note to visit the mineral baths. Later, my massage therapist said this was not so. A pleasant visit but sorry I missed those pools.

    The towel rental deposit was high (fl.4,600), many people were not able to bathe because they did not have the cash with them.

    Just two toilet cubicles for the women in the main changing room!! Needed cleaning.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Sally, we are sorry to hear about your inefficient communication with the cashier, it must have been a misunderstanding.

      There is one entrance only for hospital patients and 3 of the 18 pools are actually only for hospital patients, but none of these are called ‘mineral pool’ specifically, so we are quite surprised what may have caused the miscommunication, and are truly sorry again, that you have been misinformed (the day care hospital pools are the special hospital gym, special aqua fitness pool for the day care patients, and on weekdays, the weight bath (sulyfurdo). These pools are indicated in green color on our map here
      All the 15 mineral pools in blue color, are absolutely open for all of the visitors, and if by mineral you meant the natural spring waters containing lots of minerals, yes, they are mineral pools, and definitely open to all.

      Most spa pools inside can be visited until 7pm in the evenings, while the outdoor pools are open until late night at 10pm. We apologize again. The staff of Szechenyi Baths is regularly taking part in special trainings, and there is a great emphasis on improving the communication with foreign bath guests (who are learning English to better understand needs and questions). We have seen a lot of improvements in the reviews about Szechenyi Baths, but it seems that we still have some scope to improve. We sincerely hope that you will be able to visit the thermal bath and its famous mineral pools again to get the most of your spa bath experience.

      Towel rentals at Szechenyi Baths
      Admittedly, the towel deposit fee is relatively high but only for bigger towels. Being a huge bath complex, we have had problems with towels rented out and forgotten by some bath guests. With over a million guests per year, there have been too many towels taken away from Szechenyi Baths, but the higher deposit price has helped to keep these numbers low. We are sorry that you have found the deposit too expensive. The deposit is of course fully returned to the guests (HUF 1,300 is the deposit for small towels, while for big towels HUF 4,000 is approx. 15 Euro, which has not been a problem for most guests borrowing towels). There are also many ATMs in Budapest, and the ticket cashier of Szechenyi Furdo accepts major bank cards and credit cards too. So if you are planning to rent a towel at Szechenyi Bath and let the cashier know about it, you can pay for your rented towel easily by card too. We are working on improving our facilities and services, so thank you for your feedback, we will look into the towel rental settings and amounts for a revision.

      As for the toilets, we are striving hard to keep them clean all day through with the thousands of guests. Again, please accept our apologies. The building is historical and we both need to preserve its original structures and modernize it with care.

      Thank you for your valuable feedback about Szechenyi Bath and we are hoping to welcome you again at the mineral pools, with better experience.

    • We went today and found all the staff very helpful. The cafe was good value for money clean and tidy. The only problem was we were unable to rent robes or book a pedicure. We were told it was shut!
      Showers were clean however the shower was a little useless.

      All of that we had a good day and returned back to our apartment tired. Would definitely go again.

      • Szechenyi Spa Baths

        Hello Wendy, thank you for visiting the Szechenyi bath, we are very happy to get such positive reviews.
        Could you please let me know when you tried to book a pedicure in Szechenyi thermal bath, and when you wished to rent a bath robe.
        After 7 pm most of the bath facilities shut down in the spa, and only the three outdoor pools keep staying open (no massage services, no saunas after 7pm, so I was wondering if your time of visit was after 7pm).
        Thank you for your time to give feedback. We will try to improve our information base about Szechenyi Baths.
        And do come back again! :)

  2. If you do not have your own towels, do not even try to visit this bath. It took us half an hour to find the women responsible for renting towels, just to listen to her hysterical screaming “no towels, no towels!!!” . The Szechenyi Bath has no towels for tourists, or they have some which are not washed and dried on time for people arriving afternoon as we did.
    Anyway, we had to use our own underwear as a towel, and then put on the coat, go out to the -4C outside temperature and take the metro to our hotel. It was the most terrible and traumatic experience of our recent stay in Budapest.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Rachel, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by the staff of Szechenyi Baths when renting your towel. Please accept our sincere apologies for your ordeal. We will look into the matter asap. Szechenyi Baths is well prepared with towels for rent throughout the year (in summer there are hundreds of thousands of bath guests, many of whom have no towels with them), so it must have been some hiccup or misunderstanding that there were no towels available at the time of your visit (in the low season of the baths). At any rate, we are sorry about the unacceptable behavior the employee of the Szechenyi Furdo demonstrated. All the staff has been participating in customer service management skills in the last few years, and we have been working hard to raise the standards.
      We have forwarded your feedback on Széchenyi Bath to the customer service, (email to have a closer look at what may have happened.

      • Hello, first of all, the baths were excellent, although very crowded, and the staff were most helpful in finding my lost bathing costume! We had cash, but not enough cash for the bath sheets (there were “no towels” at 15.00 hrs on Saturday 29th either) and so what would be a good idea is to have a sign up at the front entrance cashier with the towel prices because then we could have done what you suggest and paid on our card. Fortunately we had extra layers of clothes that made drying ourselves no problem and the hairdryers are excellent.

        • Szechenyi Spa Baths

          Dear Mrs Archer, first of all thank you for your wise comment on Szechenyi Baths, and advice. Also, we are sorry that you had to use your clothes for drying.
          This was the first winter season in Szechenyi Baths in 2012 that the bath reached its absolute full capacity in December and on Jan 1 2013, most probably due to the Christmas holidays, the New Year breaks, and the Cinetrip bath party too. We are truly sorry that you had to be resourceful rather than feel convenient with a good towel. Once the towels run out, guests can always rent simple clean bath sheets used for drying. As for your recommendation about better communication of prices, rentals, etc.: this is exactly what was the conclusion of the management of Szechenyi Bath, and hopefully the signs for rentals, towel rentals will be clearer in the future before guests enter the bathing areas. Currently the guests of the spa baths can see the general information on the cashier glass cubicles that there is only cash payment at the cashiers, but you are right, this is not enough information for future bath guests who also wish to rent a towel inside, and only realize at the towel rental counter that the deposit is too high.
          Another last resort option is to buy a towel at the ’boutique’ of Szechenyi Baths at the main entrance (opposite the National Circus of Budapest).
          Ideally the stock of towels of Széchenyi Furdo will be increased in the future… Happy New Year to You!

    • Why would you go to a spa bath facility with no towel? Would you go to the swimming baths with no towel? Fool.

  3. This place is so fabulous and all the staff were amazing! Just bring flip flops and a swimming cap if you want to do laps in the pool. I had neither but still had a blast! Thank you for an amazing experience! My towel froze while I was swimming but it was more funny than annoying. I would go everyday if I could!

  4. Sadena Piroozram

    We are group of student from United kingdom who visiting Budapest and your spa for first time in 19 March 2013. I am very excited for my spa day. We have been told that we are allowed to use the facility because it is part of the deal with the our hotel, but if we like to have a treatment we should book that separately and pay for it. I booked the massage in your spa online for price of 16.00 Euro. I will bring my payment receipt to show to the reception desk. I would like to book myself for facial with Aida beauty salon in advance to confirm my treatment in that day but I do not know how to do it online!!! as it was not any booking option available for the salon. Also I would like to have my massage at 11:00 am. how can I confirm my treatment for that time!!!
    Please help me
    Many thanks
    Sadena Piroozram

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Sadena, normally we only accept orders online for massage and bath ticket combined. As you already have a bath ticket arranged, we have managed to rearrange your order, and book a massage treatment for you.

      Please note that this is normally not the case in Szechenyi Bath, as most visitors do not have a bath ticket bought separately. We will refund the price difference of the bath ticket (the one you purchased) and the price of the half an hour massage on the spot at our VIP Help desk (I have sent you the details via email, just wished to update this comment which is seen by other guests too).

      This is the previous comment now updated with the info above:

      I am sorry to say that you may have misinterpreted the available options for purchasing tickets and services online at Szechenyi Bath. If your bath ticket is arranged in your hotel book deal, it would not be wise to buy another bath ticket from us, which you just did. The order form says 1 Ticket w/ Cabin, SzB €18.46, which means 1 Ticket (bath ticket) and not 1 massage. Unfortunately, all of our online massage packages are literally packages, they include the bath ticket price too, where the cheapest massage value is of about 16 Euros ( Massage 30m & Ticket w/ Cabin SzB €34.61 on the order form). This means that at this moment, unfortunately, you cannot buy your massage only via internet, you need to buy the bath entry too, which is typically the case.

      UPDATED INFO ABOVE: as you already possess your bath entry ticket, we will arrange you the massage in the bath, but you will need to bring along your bath ticket which you say you have. We will also refund the extra price you paid for the bath ticket (2 Euros) rather than the price of the 30 min massage.

      As for AIDA Beauty Salon booking: Aida Beauty Salon rents the room from Szechenyi Bath, but does not belong to the Bath official treatments, or services. The services are provided by them, are not by Szechenyi Bath, Szechenyi simply shares the building with the salon as the host / landlord. We are working on making online booking available for all external services at Szechenyi Bath, from facials to pedicure or Thai massage, but presently, it is not possible yet.

      We are glad to see that you are excited about the spa day, and we wish you a great holiday in Budapest.

      We are looking forward to your email to arrange a suitable date and hour for your bath massage in Szechenyi thermal bath.

      I am also sending this info to the email you have given in your comment (not shared with others).

  5. Kirsti Gulowsen

    Our family have just come back from a day at the baths. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We found helpful hosts everywhere ready to explain in English. We found your old baths modernized with great piety for the history (“lift” engraved in wall, washing section for feet around pool etc). We had a great lunch at your büfe without having to change and much more. All in all we wish to come back next time in Budapest.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Kirsti, thank you for your kind words about Szechenyi Baths, you are very welcome to come back any time ! We are very glad that you and your family had a great time in Budapest.

  6. Molnár Foolke

    Do you have such a good homepage in German as well? The official homepage of the bathcompany is really ennoying. I´m searching for informations for a german travel guide. Most I find only in English – that’s not fair, if I see the great number of the german speaking visitors in Hungary.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      No, I am sorry we do not have a German (or Spanish, Italian etc.) version of Szechenyi Spa yet, but we are planning to make a German version too! I am truly sorry that it is unfair, I understand that it can be inconvenient and using google translate does not give a reliable translation. Maybe in a year, we will have German articles too about the bath. Thank you for your comment.

  7. Had an amazing time on 8th june 2013 for my birthday, thank you :) do you know where we might be able to find the photos that were taken on the night?

  8. I will be visiting (hopefully) these baths for my second time this coming December. I will be in Budapest on December 27th and 28th. I can’t find information on whether or not the baths will be open these dates. Could someone please give me an answer? This could make or break my trip!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Kasey, the bath will be open as usual on Dec 27 and Dec 28, from 6 am to 10 pm. All 18 pools, saunas and steam rooms will be open as on any regular day (6 am – 7 pm: indoor facilities, 6 am – 10 pm: outdoor facilities). Have a great time in the winter bathing pools of Szechenyi Baths! Thank you for revisiting Szechenyi Bath, enjoy the Christmas in Budapest:

  9. Hello, you seem to have such a nice and active customer service here!
    I will be visiting Budapest between 22nd and 24nd of December and consider to enjoy a day at Szechenyi baths. I am not sure about timetable of my trip so I would like to know ticket availability on those days? Can we just walk in and buy tickets to both pools and maybe treatments? Or will it be crowded and no chance to enjoy these facilities without pre-booking?
    Thank you in advance and greetings from Finland!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Essi, the days of your visit, Dec 22, 23 and 24 will be very busy in Szechenyi Baths according to last year’s visits. Yes, you can just walk in and buy a ticket in the baths at the cashier (we expect there will be queues with 30-60 min waiting time), or you can buy a fast track online ticket (in Hungarian Forint or in Euro too). Treatments are already being booked so there will probably no treatments left for the same day. December 24 is a shortened day, the bath closes at 2 pm, then reopens on Dec 25 and Dec 26 too. We hope you will have a beautiful winter holiday at Christmas time in Budapest!

  10. hello…l am visiting Budapest in January 2014 and would like to visit your baths with my daughter
    do you recommend bringing our own towels and are there cafes open in the evening
    do we need to book as not sure of our dates yet
    many thank best regards

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Marion,
      bringing your own towel is recommended as towel rental can be slightly troublesome (only cash in HUF is accepted, and while the towel rental fee is affordable, the deposit is quite high, and there can be queues).
      The cafeteria in Szechenyi Baths is usually open from the morning hours until 6-7 pm.
      You do not need to book your tickets, but you can if you wish. Szechenyi bath tickets alone can be purchased with an open date Gift Voucher option.
      Please note that children under 14 are not recommended using the thermal waters as their cardiovascular system does not tolerate staying in warm water for longer periods as well as a healthy adult body.

  11. My girlfriend and I want to get a massage, use of the pools and a cabin to change in. What is the best option for us to book? Also do you have to book or can you arrive on the day?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Ben, if you want a massage in Szechenyi Bath it is best to book online as same day massages are rarely available.
      On the cheap side, you can have 1 massage, 1 ticket, and 1 cabin for a combined aroma therapy massage + bath ticket + cabin package (now priced at €32.14 as a package). On the more pampering side, you can opt for a 1 hour couple’s massage package which includes 2 bath tickets and 2 private cabins on top of the massage (prices for couples starting from €105.76).

  12. Hello, I will be travelling to Budapest to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday.. The plan will not be to stay one full day as we have a lot planned already but I was wondering if could advice the best option for an evening there. Also I see a lot of problems with renting towels, can we bring our own? What is the best way to book? Thank you in advance for helping me organising this surprise.

    • Me again.. Our trip will be on 10th and 11th of January 2014

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Elodie, mid January is usually more relaxed in Budapest and in the thermal baths, including Szechenyi Bath (the NYE craze is quieting down), so you will have much more space to enjoy in the pools. If you come on a weekday after 5 pm you can buy a cheaper ticket and stay in the evening hours. The only drawback is that the 15 pools, steam rooms and saunas are all inside, which closes at 7 pm, only the outdoor pools remain open until 10 pm.

      Of course you can bring your own towel, that is in fact the best solution, as towel rental is admittedly not a perfect procedure and is quite expensive in the baths.

      If you come on Friday, Jan 10, I do not think that you need to book your ticket for an evening visit. Only if you want to get a massage treatment (until 6 pm).
      The cafeteria closes at around 7 pm.

  13. Please could you explain, what is “visitor” ticket? Can I go with this to the bath and pools if I have nothiong to change and so I don´t need cabin or locker?
    Thank you…

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello George, the visitor ticket is only for a 15 min visit to the baths to look around, not to use the pools. You can buy regular tickets, which already include the locker. There is no plain bath ticket, only tickets with a locker or an upgraded version with a cabin.

  14. Hi there, for the Dec 30 Budapest New Year’s Bath Party (Cinetrip), is it possible to rent a cabin for that night? If so, can we do that online or in person?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Emily, only the bonus party tickets included private cabin rental in the price, which are sold out for the 2013 / 2014 New Year’s Eve party on Dec 30.
      The regular party tickets include a locker for storage, no cabin unfortunately. Hope you will still have tremendous fun.

  15. hello! i’m in a committee in the Netherlands and we’re organizing a trip to Budapest in March. We would like to visit your spa that week! We are 40 students and i was wondering if you have any discounts for big groups? My other question concerns that we would like to visit around 1 pm till 5 pm. But the ticket information doesn’t show that possibility. Is it impossible to get a ticket for only the afternoon from 1 pm till 5 pm?
    hope you can answer my questions, Thankyou

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Inge, we have sent a reply to you regarding your group visit in Szechenyi Baths (and I believe we also received a separate email from Dutch another organizer with the same questions). Hope you will have a nice time!

  16. Hello, we are planning to come there on 20.04 (Easter day). Can you please tell me if the opening/closing hours are the same? Thank you in advance for your answer.

  17. Visited the bath wedensday 23/4, this week.
    Bath was great. Booked massage. That was NOT worth the money, very bad massage, was like he didn’t want to do his job, he spend most of his time taking deep breaths, felt sorry for the woman entering the cabin after me, waisting her money too. The masseuse really should look for another job!!! Cabin no 7, at 10.25.
    Cabin no 3 also had bad experience, at 11.45

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Kira,
      we are sorry about the unsatisfactory experience you have had. Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are looking into the matter.

  18. Hi I have just made an online booking to visit the baths but have no tickets to print. Do I just give my name at the entranc on the day? I have a copy of the payment transaction, do I just show that?

    Looking forward to receiving your instructions
    Kind regards

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Karen, online bath tickets in Szechenyi Baths are sent via email within 0.1 – 2 hours of purchase at daytime (night time / overnight reservations are processed in the morning). Could you please check your mailbox in the spam box or filtered messages too?

      The email you receive after paying for the tickets is basically the digital ticket, but equally the most important is your proof of payment sent via PayPal about the transaction which has a unique transaction ID (also sent via email).
      You do not need to print the emails, it is enough to show them digitally.
      Please make sure to enter Szechenyi Bath via the Help Desk where fast track online ticket holders can get through quicker, by skipping lines. Please do not stand in the queue at the cashiers, as they do not process online tickets, and will send you to the Help Desk to check in.

  19. Vanessa Cisneros


    We have booked online tickets for the Spa today. I just called the Hungaria Concert help desk and they said changing the date for tomorrow would be no problem, 6.10.2014. The reservation is under Michael Moak and is for 2 people. I want to verify that we will be able to come tomorrow.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Vanessa, yes, we can confirm that the updated tickets for your names have been verified. Have a nice time in Szechenyi Baths tomorrow. We can change bath ticket dates as long as the tickets have not been used yet.

  20. Good afternoon. I booked tickets for my husband and myself to spend some time at The Baths and have a massage. Unfortunately, I booked 2 tickets, as it was for two people but realise now I should have only booked 1 ticket. I replied immediately to your booking agent and gave had no reply yet.
    We still want to attend our booking but wish to know what to do about the extra ticket, for two people, which I have paid for.

    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Julia Likeman

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Julia, if you have overbooked the bath tickets, you can get a refund for them. The refund is usually given at the Help Desk upon check in (or in rare cases, refunded online). We are checking your request with the booking agent. Thank you for contacting us.

  21. Hi there. I’m trying to book tickets for tonight’s (5th July) spa party online but the date is not listed? First listed is the party on the 12th. How can I purchase tickets for tonight? Thanks

  22. Hello,

    I would like to visit your spa next April but i will have my luggage with me. Can you please advise if the cabins also have a safe in them, and are the cabins safe to leave your luggage and passport in there?

    Kind regards

  23. Just today got robbed there. If administration is not saying, let me please warn you that you could loose all your money in the locker. I was left with no money, spent more than an hour filling paper and waiting for the police. At the end was asked to leave without any help to get to the hotel. Hungarian police did not speak nor English, nor German, nor French and adviced me to take a tram without ticket to get to the hotel. Welcome to Budapest

  24. Yesterday I made an online reservation. The email with the comfirmation took a while so I asked the Hotel to call Szechenyi, so they did. My reservation went well but they told me I had to be there before 6 p.m. (received the email after 5
    30 pm), since I needed to come from Corvin I wasn’t gonna make it on time. Szechenyi said that they would wait untill 6.15 p.m. but that I had to hurry. So I did, but by the time I was down there, the helpdesk was already closed, all they said was come back tommorow. My ticket (2 persons) was booked for the 3rd of august but I want to use the ticket today (4rd of august). Otherwise I payed 9600 HUF for nothing! Is there a way to make this right?

  25. Can pregnant women get in the baths in the first month? What about babies under 1 and do you have family discount?

  26. Is there an outside area in the palm rooftop where you can sun bathe in the summer months?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello, yes, there is a smallish terrace with a sundeck, a table, a bench, some plants, suitable for sunbathing (it has a rooftop scenery)

  27. I was wondering about coming to Szechenyi Spa Baths around Christmas, if the baths, pools, spas, are warm enough to be pleasant in December and if I could get a massage each day. Is there a way to set up everything so that I don’t have to organize each part of a Christmas package separately?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Melody, the thermal pools are warm, from 34 degrees to 38 degrees Celsius. Many guests enjoy the thermal waters also on the outdoor premises of Szechenyi Baths at Christmas time, which is the biggest thermal bath palace in Budapest. There are two thermal pools outside, which provide a special experience, but bringing a warm bathrobe to get to the pools from inside is recommended.
      Massage treatments are usually booked up weeks before Christmas. If you book the massage online, it will already include the bath ticket, so do not make a separate reservation for the ticket. However, in the current system you can only book for a single day. In this sense, you will need to organize each treatment separately via the booking form.

  28. Hello,
    We will be visiting the baths next week. For the all day pass. Can u leave and come back later, that same day?
    Thank You,

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Kristina, sorry, the all day pass is not a multiple entry pass (there is no such pass in the thermal baths of Budapest), you can enter the bath only once. Hope you will enjoy your stay nevertheless.

  29. Absolutely loved the sparty and very keen to find the pictures! I couldn’t find them anywhere online which is a big disappointment as I would’ve taken a camera in myself if I’d realised they wouldn’t be easily available. I went with a friend I rarely get to see so would love to have some pictures as a momento. It would be great to be sent the pictures, if that’s possible.
    Let me know :)

  30. hi,
    we are arriving to budapest on 14-th of december 2014, we want to visit there on 18-th, what is the best hour for visit, do you have any parties in this dates? we want to celebrate our twins birthday.
    are you open all week?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Hagit, the parties are on Saturdays in Lukacs Bath in December, the only exception being the pre- New Year bath party on Dec 30. The best hour to visit Szechenyi Bath depends on what you like doing. Certainly an economical way is to visit at 5 pm as the ticket is somewhat cheaper, but the indoor facilities close at 7 pm so you will not have much to explore if you arrive late.
      Weekdays are more relaxed than weekends as Saturdays and Sundays tend to be busy in Szechenyi Baths.

  31. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 visits to Szechenyi baths on vacation in Budapest on Oct 5 and 6. We had planned to come only one day, but liked it so much we came back the following day. The water was relaxing, the people-watching great, the staff helpful, and the locals were very friendly and accommodating of Americans who don’t speak Hungarian. Visitors should definitely try the indoor pools, located in the back building beyond the outdoor pools, which range in temperature from very warm to quite cool (for cooling down after the steam room or sauna). It was really interesting to move from one to the other, testing each out. The Adventure Pool outdoors was also very fun and surprising, as features such as bubble jets, a center “jacuzzi”, and a circular wave “ride” come and go if you stick around. Most surprising was the large percentage of local visitors – this is not just a tourist destination!

    One thing to note – we did find ourselves without enough local cash to pay the deposit on towels. I did not see a notice about pre-paying for towels at the front ticket window. However, the helpful towel attendant did suggest renting bath sheets, which are much less of a deposit, and which were very large and adequate for drying ourselves. The second day, we brought towels from our hotel, mostly to avoid the lines at the towel counter.

  32. Hi,
    We are visiting Budapest for one day trip coming from Vienna. Can you please tell me how much an afternoon ticket cost in euros? We are interested in using the outside thermal baths only and we are a family of 3 adults and a 14year old.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Sonia, please check the price list for the afternoon ticket (valid from 5 pm to 10 pm), multiplied by 4 (there are no student or children tickets in the bath unfortunately). Please check the price options (there are 4 different prices for the afternoon tickets only!) whether you wish to make a visit on a weekday or weekend, and with a cabin or a locket. Only the online tickets can be purchased in Euros, you can buy the standard and afternoon tickets in the local currency in Hungarian Forint. Please make sure to change some money before visiting the thermal bath.
      The best currency rates are in and close to the city center of Budapest (the worst ratio is at the airport), the selling price of agencies is currently around 300 Forint to 1 Euro.
      Only the outdoor pools are open from 7 pm. Have a nice time in Szechenyi Bath!

  33. Hello,

    I bought online ticket for dairy entry yesterday to visit your bath today. I received automatic reply but didn’t receive e-ticket. I also confirmed that my paypal payment is already transacted. Please kindly help my problem to visit your place. I really want to visit ! Thanks !

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Wakako, our system shows that you have purchased an online ticket for Oct 28 at 22:42 on Oct 27 and have been sent a confirmation email by Nandor (the ticket confirmation is not automated). Could you please check your spam box too for the bath entry confirmation? Make sure to enter the bath at the help desk with your online ticket and not at the cashiers (the Help Desk is in the hall opposite the Budapest Circus building).

  34. I’ve purchased 2 entry tickets with aroma massages and paid through pay-pal when shall I receive confirmation/e-tickets from you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Loraine,
      thank you for your massage treatment & bath entry reservation. The confirmation was sent to you with the following info: Appointment starts at 13:00 on Dec 13, check in until 12.20 pm at the latest, possibly check in 1 hour earlier to make sure to be in the massage room by 1 pm.
      We are sending a digital ticket / e-ticket via email for each booking, so please do check your junk mail box too to see your ticket information. If you still have not found it, the paypal notification is enough if you purchased bath entry only (massages need to be confirmed separately as hours are not guaranteed, while bath party tickets need to be printed out)
      Please note that check in with day time bath tickets bought on paypal is at the Help Desk at the main entrance, and NOT at the queues at the cashiers. Your fast track ticket should be used at the Help Desk in the main hall which is opposite the circus building. The cashier will send you to the Help Desk to check in. There are two more entrances, besides the main entrance, so please do not miss the entry point, otherwise you will be standing in the queue at the cashier in vain.

  35. I have purchased 2 tickets online and paid through Paypal. I have had paypal confirmation but not yet received online tickets via email. When will these be sent to me? This is urgent as my last chance to print the tickets before departure is today!

    • I have the same problem as Rose (above – no.35). I puchased to tickets yesterday through Paypal and only reseived paypal confirmation. Will I soon recive an tickets via email? I hope to hear from you soon.
      Kind Regards, Sara

  36. Hello

    I paid for two tickets for the baths for the 25th January 2015. I have received confirmation from PayPal that payment has been taken however I have not received an e ticket from yourselves. Please may you advise as I don’t want to have to buy another pair of tickets when I do visit at the end of January. I have checked my junk/spam folder and there is no confirmation from yourselves in there either. Thanks. Hannah.

  37. Hi, i made an inquiry and booked a couples massage for the 26th. jan, a month ago, the money has been paid mid dec. but I havent recieved at confirmation email from you. Please confirmed that we have a time a timeslot for the massage. Regards Randi

  38. Hello,

    Has the payment confirmation problem above been solved? I am willing to book for upcoming Sunday or Monday and have concerns about the confirmation e-mail.

    Please advise

  39. Hello I’m Marco Liberi. I’m an italian teacher and I’m going to bring my students to the Baths on Tuesday 24th February 2015 (next week). I would like to know if I have book our tickets before we’ll come (we are 35 persons) or if we can come to the Baths and take our tickets there.
    waiting for yor answer
    thank you Marco

  40. Dear,
    I plan to visit Budapest from 14 until 17 march. I would like to profit from your thermal infrastructure but need some clarity.
    – are the bath mixt?
    – is the wear of a bathing suit mandatory for all?
    – do you plan to make some nocturne?
    – the mentioned prices on your site is for 4 hours?
    Thank you for your reply

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      yes, Szechenyi Bath is mixed (all pools and spa bath facilities).
      yes, bathing suit or other swimwear is compulsory at all times
      night bath time is until 10 pm (between 7 pm and 10 pm only the 3 outdoor pools are open)
      night bath party is on March 14 Saturday night, after the bath closed and re-opened for party guests:
      the prices are for a full day for all online reservations, other prices show after 5 pm tickets which can only be on the spot

      Please read our FAQ for further information about the baths

  41. Hello

    I accidently got date and month wrong way round. Meant to book 12th March 2015 but it has booked 3rd December. Could you amend please

  42. Hello We have already our booked our Bath tickets and I would like to add a masssage
    but on your internet site I can find the booking for the massage with an aditional bath ticket
    please let me know how to do for only the massage
    Thank you in advance

  43. Alison Blake LEDINGHAM

    I have received email confirmation of vip entrance and 1 hour massage at 1pm on Tuesday march 31. Thank you

  44. Hi,

    My girlfriend and I will be arriving this weekend (Fri 3rd to Tue 7th April 2015). Will the baths be open as normal during the Easter period, and if so which day would you recommend as being most quiet/relaxing? We would like to book two bath tickets and two massages also, the package deal.

    Thank you!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Johnny, there are few treatments available by now, so hurry up if you wish to book a massage in Szechenyi Baths as the Easter weekend will be very busy (yes, the baths are open as normally, full day, from 6 am to 10 pm, indoor facilities from 6 am to 7pm, Help Desk for online check in from 9 am to 6pm). Happy Easter in Budapest!

  45. Is multiple entry in a day allowed? I note that the bath ticket is valid for full day.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Elaine,
      the ticket is valid for the full day during the opening hours (6 am to 10 pm), but it is not a multipass.

  46. Could you explain please what is the “Visitor ticket” for 1650 ft ?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Heino,
      Visitor tickets are for tourists who would like to visit the Spa building without using the facilities and the pools. For the price of HUF 1,650 you will participate in a short guided tour inside the building. The Szechenyi Bath Tours take about 15 minutes, and you will see many of the rooms (e.g. the representative reception room called the Marble Room), pools and baths of the palace. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the cashier.

  47. Nantia Papadopoulou

    Hello..!!! I am going to travel to Budapest in 2 days with my boyfriend and we plan to visit your fabulous spa. We want to buy a fast ticket with a private cabin and book a massage. I would like to ask,if there is any other way than PayPal to pay for our bath tickets,as i don’t have a PayPal account..

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Payment can be made by a standard bank card, using the interface of paypal. It means that you do not need to have or open a paypal account or paypal card.

  48. Hi, I paid for two tickets and changing rooms last week and haven’t heard back from anyone. We will be over in May so I would really like to know that I have actually paid for us to visit you as I’m guessing I have to print our tickets off…. Please can someone let me know?!! Thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Charlotte,
      Thank you for letting us know. We are automatically sending a digital bath ticket via email for each booking, but sometimes they end up in the junk folder.
      I have resent your email confirmation, please let us know if you have received it.

  49. Hello,
    my wife and I will come to budapest in few days.
    I was wondering if pregnant women get in the baths? she is about 4 months now.

    thanks for your reply.


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Damien,
      Pregnant women are kindly asked to consult with their doctor / OBGYN if they can bathe in the thermal waters, before visiting the baths. Please note that we cannot offer any massages suitable for women expecting a child. Thank you for your understanding, we hope you will have a nice time in Budapest.

  50. Davide Famanelli

    I received the email confirming my purchase

  51. We arrive in Budapest this weekend and intend to book a visit to the spa from our hotel.

    We have heard negative reviews both in writing and personally about staff, towels etc and hope our experience will be positive.

    Is it necessary to book from the UK as we do not have a PayPal account?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Lyn,
      thank you for sharing your concerns, and despite of them, planning to visit the thermal pools of Szechenyi Bath.
      Admittedly, the baths have mixed reviews, with an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars on travel sites like Tripadvisor. Although all members of Szechenyi Baths staff are dedicated to fulfilling the guests’ needs, and doing their best to offer a high standard of service, there is still room to improve the services, and every employee is trying to contribute to making things better in Szechenyi Spa & Baths.
      Regarding the complaints about towels, indeed, the towel rental services are currently not satisfactory for the approximately 1,000 – 2,000 guests the baths receive in a day in the enormous facility of the spa (18 pools, several saunas, steam rooms, etc). We suggest bringing your own towel to avoid having to stand in a queue in the baths. Another problem which seems to recur regarding towels is that guests may grab another guest’s rented towel (perhaps in the belief it is their own rented towel), which might result in an awkward situation that one guest basically makes a big loss for another guest, as the the lamentable loss of the rented towel also means the deposit of the towel is lost. The best option is to have your own towel with you when visiting the baths.

      Booking services is not a must, but we suggest booking in some cases / days: e.g. if you wish to get a massage treatment or if you are visiting the baths on a weekend (Fri – Sun), or during holidays (Easter, May 1, August 20, Christmas, New Year, etc.).
      As for payment methods, payment for online booking can be made by a standard bank / credit card, using the interface of paypal, which means that you do not need to have, or open a paypal account when paying via paypal (it is optional, not mandatory). Needless to say you do not need to book services in advance online, but if you wish to have a massage, reserving in advance is warmly recommended (massage treatments in Szechenyi Baths are very often booked up in advance). Online you can also book a fast track entry if you should be visiting the baths at peak time (when skipping the line is a bliss).

      I hope you will have a great time in Szechenyi Baths, and have a much better experience than expected.

  52. Hi, I’m from Barcelona and I enjoyed the baths 4 weeks ago. But one of the outside pools was closed. Now I’m gonna travel to Budapest again and I would like to know if this pool will remain closed or will be open. I’m talking about the pool which has another little pool inside and you swim in circles. Thanks!

  53. I made a reservation last week for today (Sunday, May 17th), but the time of the massage is not listed. How can I find out what time is booked?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Suzy,
      thank you for your booking.
      After making the payment you receive an automated email regarding your booking. In case you also purchased a massage, you will receive another email in 1-3 hours with your updated massage hour. If you have not received this second email, please make sure you check your spam/junk mail folder, or drop us an email requesting the resending of your final confirmation.

  54. My boyfriend and I visited this beautiful spa on Monday, the 18th of May, 2015. We arrived at 6 :30 am to enjoy the spas from their opening time at 6:00 am. We have been traveling all night, and when we entered the front desk we were told that they can let us in after 9 am because I purchased a VIP package (1 hour couples massage with 2 cabins) although I did pay for the spa entrance, I was not let into the spa baths and had to wait until 9 am for a lady at the info desk to give us passes. Finally, the clock said 9:00 and I went to the info desk. Here, the lady said I need to show her a confirmation email with the time of my massage. I had a receipt and a PayPal email to show proof of payment. Since email did not arrive before I lost internet connection and Szechenyi baths do not have WiFi, I was becoming upset that I not only will loose my money, but also my time. The information desk lady was kind enough to help with Wifi, and we finally got into the pools.
    The outside pools were beautiful. However the massage room was next to an area which was under construction, so when we thought we were going to relax, we heard hammering and chisels and it was quite annoying to listen to while you are supposed to relax. The room was cold and when I asked for the masseuse to cover my feet she pulled the sheet of my shoulders, so I was cold again but from a different part of my body.
    I was excepting a much better experience for the money I payed. I hope future guests will not experience so much stress during a stay at Szechenyi and wish for your customer service to improve, hence such a beautiful place deserves a high quality service from management and staff.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Mia,
      Thank you for your feedback.
      We are terribly sorry that the bath services could not live up to your expectations. We are striving to improve services and appreciate any feedback from our guests, and certainly appreciate your time and effort for sharing your observations about Szechenyi Baths.
      In order to avoid misunderstandings regarding the check-in, the automated confirmation email contains information about this.
      Please find the quote from the confirmation email:
      “Check in: 9 am – 6 pm at the Help Desk at the main entrance, opposite the Budapest Circus building. Please do NOT join the queues at the cashiers as they will redirect you to the Help Desk.”
      At the Help Desk it is enough to give your name, the staff will be able to find your reservation even if you do not have the printed confirmation email with you.
      We are sorry to hear that during your visit the Spa had been under construction, therefore you couldn’t enjoy your massage.
      We hope to welcome you back in a more convenient time and with improved services in the future.

  55. hello, I want to confirm that i received your confirmation email of our visit on 3 June, thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Xiao,
      thank you for letting us know. We hope your will enjoy your visit at Szechenyi Baths.

  56. I’ve recieved your email about confirming my purchase

  57. I would like to confirm my tickets . Thanks

  58. They asked me to confirm my tickets here? It seems strange, but I would like to be sure my tickets are actually valid?

  59. Hi
    Where can I see pictures from the party on Saturday – 23.5
    Thank you

  60. Confirmed we are in receipt of the email tickets for today

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Martin,
      thank you for your confirmation. We hope you will enjoy your visit at Szechenyi Baths.

  61. I am coming with 15 friends on 20th June and want to come to the evening party, will we be able to purchase tickets on the day?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Lewis,
      Yes, it is possible to buy the party tickets at the cashier of Szechenyi Baths, but please note that only the normal single tickets are available on the spot for the price of HUF 11,000.

  62. Hello. Today I visited baths. Impressive, but.
    There are very limited bunks amount, all are reserved at 8 o’clock in the morning. Near outdoor pools people should lay on concrete blocks. Not comfortable and not attractive at all. Is it so expensive to buy more bunks? So many people are visiting thermal baths.
    Swimming pools. Oudoor swimming pool can be used only with cap. 2 gentelments are sitting all the day and do not allow to swim without cap. Other pools can be visited without cap. Why you have different rules, why hot day cold outdoor pool is limited to use? For tourist this is not understandable and we are forced to buy cap because nobody will bring it.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Dale,
      we are terribly sorry that the bath services could not live up to your expectations. We are striving to improve services and appreciate any feedback from our guests, and certainly appreciate your time and effort for sharing your experiences in Szechenyi Baths.
      Thank you for your observation about the limited amount of sun loungers. In Szechenyi Baths sun loungers can be occupied by anyone who finds an available one, and since the spa opens at 6 am, most of the beds are taken very quickly.
      There are 3 outdoor pools in Szechenyi Baths, 2 pools are thermal pools, and there is 1 big (50m long) swimming pool, where swimming caps must be worn. I believe it is a common rule, that swimming caps are required in cold water swimming pools, which is particularly for swimming and not just bathing. However it is not required in thermal pools, hot tubs, children pools etc.
      We hope to welcome you back with improved services in the future.

  63. Muireann Brennan

    Received email confirming my purchase of tickets.
    Many thanks

  64. Elizabeth Norwood

    I just received a confirmation for my two tickets to the baths today by email!

  65. I have received my confirmation email for the purchase of two tickets to the baths on the 19th July 2015!

  66. Good morning!

    I was hoping to ask a question. I will be in Budapest, Hungary 3-7 August and was wondering when (what date and time) would be the best time to go. I am specifically looking for when it is the least crowded.

  67. I will be visiting the baths either August 6, 7 or 8. I would like to buy a ticket online to avoid the queues, but not 100% sure what day i will be visiting the bath. If I purchase a ticket online for one date and end up going on another date is that acceptable or do I need to wait to purchase a ticket at the ticket office so as not to miss the date I would purchase the ticket? Thank you for your help.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Kevin,
      you can buy an open date gift voucher, which is valid until Jan 05, 2016, and you can use it on any date. Please note that weekend prices are somewhat more expensive, so in case you don’t know whether you are coming on a weekday or a weekend day, you need to purchase the weekend price ticket (you can enter with a weekend ticket on a weekday, but not vice versa). I hope this makes sense. If you buy the gift voucher, please let us know about your planned date of visit min 72 hours in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

  68. Hello
    I made an online booking last night for today at the baths for 2 people. I have received my pay pal confirmation straight away, but still no online tickets yet, we are hoping to leave the house now but I can only get my emails on wifi. Will we be able to get in with just the pay pal email?

    Looking forward to our trip!! :)

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Jo,
      thank you for your booking. We have received your payment, and re-sent your confirmation email. I hope you will receive it in time. Have a nice time in Szechenyi Baths.

  69. Hello,

    My partner and I booked two tickets for the spa for today (25th July) and are still yet to receive our tickets/confirmation email. Received PayPal confirmation immediately. Could you please resend them to the provided email address ASAP as we hope to leave first thing in the morning.

    Regards. Sam.

  70. I’d just like to confirm that I got your confirmation booking email as requested. It came through to my junk folder but was prompt. See you tomorrow!

  71. I am writing to confirm receiving the email regarding “Double Refreshing Massage 1h & Ticket & Cabin SzB” and the massage time for August 3rd. Thank you.

  72. I have received my confirmation email for the purchase of Double Deluxe Massage 1h & 2 Tickets, 2 SzB Cabins on the 1th August 2015, 2.15 p.m. . Thanks !

  73. I am writing to confirm receiving the email regarding Bath Ticket & Private Cabin for Thursday 6th August.

  74. I will purchase tickets when I get there

  75. Hello,
    We’ve received confirmation of the 2 person harmony massage and bath ticket at 6pm.

    Jennifer Elkins

  76. Hi there!

    I am trying to book a massage and bath ticket in advance as suggested on the website but cannot find the link to book it or the ‘book now’ button redirects me to more details about the del. I was wondering if you could director me to the right link on the website asap since I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity. Thanks!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Julia,
      you can make your booking by filling out the booking form on the left side of the page. Should you need more help with the booking, please do not hesitate to contact us at info [at]

  77. Hello,
    I want to ask a few questions about Sečeny Baths in Budapest and would be very thankful for your answer. We will be passing Budapest on 24 of October, 2015. We think it would be a nice relaxation to have a swim. Are the outdoor pools open at that time of the season? Another question is: how much would a 2-hour visit cost for 25 children aged 11-14 and 19 adults. Thank you for the answer.

  78. I am trying to book for myself, husband and 3 children for when we come in October. I think 3 cabins between us would be ideal but not sure how to book it, please advise

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Louise,
      you can make your booking by filling out the booking form on the left side of the page. Should you need more help with the booking, please do not hesitate to contact us at info [at]

  79. I would like to book for a party of 5, myself husband and 3 children in October but only require 3 cabins. Unsure how to book please advise.

  80. I am writing to confirm that I got your email about the massage I booked for two for tomorrow. I am confirming that I received email verification that the massage is at 1pm. We will arrive by no later than noon.

    Angela Rideout

  81. Hi, I am just confirming the email received from you which confirms my booking for Harmony massage on 7 September at 1pm. Thank you.

  82. Hi, I am just confirming the email received from you which confirms my booking for Harmony massage on 21st august 2015 at 4:45 pm.thank you.

  83. Received email confirming purchase. But does not include massage. Payment ID 26K49996HN0745051


    I went to the Szechenyi Thermal Spa a week ago. I was looking so forward to my Luxury massage booked at 3.30pm but unfortunately I have to let you know it was the worst massage I have ever had. I booked a relatively expensive massage as the description was exactly what i needed. This did not meet the product statement at all. To begin the therapist was on her mobile phone and I went in 5 mins late. She started the massage which was NOT a massage but light strokes on my skin, like someone was gently rubbing me. Like a small child would pat you. I asked her to press harder and she snapped ‘No’ at me and told me I had a sweedish massage. There was no focus on my sore neck, back or shoulders. There was no Accupressure. In fact, there was no actual massage performed other than stroking my skin. I asked her 7 more times during the massage if she could press harder. I stared at the ceiling most of the session and I really wanted to get up and leave. When she finally pressed harder she pressed on my bones… not my muscles! And it hurt very much! During this time another therapist had extremely loud music on in the next room. I asked 3 times if she could ask them to turn it down as I could not relax or enjoy my massage. Finally she did but she also rolled her eyes at me. I was extremely upset today. At the end, I was let go 5 mins early. The therapist seemed completely uninterested in the massage even to the point of casually leaning again the massage table and looking around the room as she massaged me. I was complete disgusted and upset by the whole experience. Especially since your website states that you have the best massage therapists in Budapest. And unfortunately for me, this was the worst and most expensive massage I have had. I reported this to the girls at the front help desk immediately and they told me to write a complaint. I am sorry for the brutal complaint, but this was honestly exactly the circumstances.

  85. Brilliant morning out on Thursday. Staff were very nice but finding the right side of the building with a cashier able to accept our Budapest Card discount of 10% added to the character of the place

    Very clean ,well organised once inside. The cubicles can be shared and are well worth it. Operated by a e wrist band and fully staffed it is a nice safe place to get ready and keep your stuff

    Outdoor pools are lovely and very from hot bath, to lane swims and large whirl pool

    Indoors there are lots of saunas, hot and cold plunges, mineral baths and an exercise class you can work your way around

    There is a nice cafe with proper food overlooking the outdoor pool when you are finished

    Well done

  86. Just confirming I have my email saying I need to confirm

  87. Hello,

    Can we please book a ‘Couples Deluxe Massage’ for 1800hrs today 03 September 2015?

    We would like to pay cash at front desk. Please let us know.

    Thank you,

  88. Hello,
    I would like to confirm that I received the e-mail with my booking.
    Thank you very much, I am looking forward to get there!

  89. I did receive a comfirming of our double luxury massage package purchase for Saturday.

  90. Hello, I booked with you last week for October 28th 2015. The payment has been taken from my account but I have not received any confirmation from yourselves yet. It was for bath entry and 30 min massage. I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Nicola,
      thank you for your booking, we have received your booking form. Your confirmation has been sent to your email address twice. If you haven’t received it, please check the spam/junk mail folder of your mailbox. In case it is not there, please contact us at info [at] providing an alternative email address, and we will re-send your confirmation email. Thank you.

  91. Confirmation email received.

  92. Confirmation email received.

  93. Confirmation email received for 12-09-15

  94. I have received your order confirmation

  95. Please can you confirm what facilities are / will be available in February 2016. Please can you also confirm if tourists need to bring their own towels etc. with them as I note guests have been disappointed with the service.

    Thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Neil,
      bringing your own towel is recommended, however you can use the rental facilities of Szechenyi Baths as well. You can rent towels for the following prices:
      Simple Bath Sheet: HUF 500 (deposit HUF 1,000)
      Towel (a bit smaller, but thicker and fluffier than the bath sheet): HUF 1,000 (deposit HUF 2,000)

      • Thank you very much for responding to my initial query. Please can you also confirm what facilities are not usually available in February (i.e. are the external baths open?).

        Thank you

  96. we just booked a Couples massage(for 1:00pm) with bath entree and cabin for today Sept. 26. Somehow the massage time showed up as 1:00am and not 1:00pm. Can you correct this?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Daniel,
      thank you for your booking. No problem, as the baths is not even open at night, of course your massage will be booked during daytime. We have automatically interpreted am as pm. Have a nice time in the baths in Budapest.

  97. Hello, me and my friends are coming to Budapest 23-26 october. To bad, it seems like it is national holidays during those days. So I wonder, what is the opening hours for the bath? Best regards, Anna

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Anna,
      the national holiday does not effect the opening hours of the Baths. Szechenyi Baths will be open every day from 6 am to 10 pm (indoor pools close at 7 pm).

  98. Hi, i was trying to find information but unfortunately with no luck, are the saunas and steam cabins included in the weekday ticket price? Thanks ever so much in advance.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Missy,
      thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the bath tickets include the access to all pools, steam rooms, saunas, gyms inside Szechenyi Baths.

  99. We just arrived back in America and had such a wonderful time in Budapest. It was totally safe, beautiful and we could communicate very easily. This bath house was one of my biggest highlights of our trip. It was truly a delight.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Doris,
      thank you very much for your positive feedback, we appreciate it a lot. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit in Budapest and especially in Szechenyi Baths. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Spa again in the future.

  100. Hi

    I would like to know if the Baths are open during November 1st Sunday 2015 ?



    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Michal,
      even though Nov 1 is a national holiday in Hungary, the Baths will be open as usual, from 6 am to 10 pm (indoor pools close at 7 pm).

  101. Hi there
    Please tell me the entry price for an adult for a full day and also if we come after 6 pm.
    What time you close the indoor pools?
    We would like to come tommorow 13/11/2015
    Best regards

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Guy,
      please find the ticket prices below:
      Full day bath entry: HUF 5,000 (weekdays), HUF 5,200 (weekend)
      Afternoon ticket (after 5 pm): HUF 4,900
      The indoor pools close at 7 pm.

  102. Thank you I received your confirmation email.


  103. Im wondering if the entrance fee for the baths also includes access to the gym? If not, what is the fee for using the gym?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Emma,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      The bath entry includes access the whole baths area. The gym is open between 6.45 am and 8.45 pm (the access is also included in the bath ticket price).

  104. Hello – we will be visiting Budapest December 15th and would like to visit Szechenyi Baths. Should we wear our bathing suit under our clothes or is there a changing area? Where do we store our clothes during our bath? Also, do you recommend sandles to walk from pool to pool? Do we need Hungarian cash or can we use US dollars or credit cards? What is the best time of the day to come during the week, which has the least crowds?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Leeann,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Of course, there is a changing area in the Baths. If you buy tickets with a cabin (small private changing room), you can store your belongings in the cabin while you are in the Baths. Please note that outdoor shoes are not allowed inside the Spa, but if you don’t want to bring your own slippers, you can buy one in the entrance hall shop for HUF 3,000. Payment: only cash (Hungarian Forint).
      If you want to pick the best time of the day, when the baths is less crowded, we recommend visiting the baths earlier in the day, either in the morning around 10am, or around noon, e.g. 1 pm.

  105. Do you have mud pool or mud spa ,and how much are there.
    It’s including in the daily ticket?

  106. I received your confirmation email for the Aroma Massage 0.5h & Ticket +SzB Cabin.
    Thank you

  107. I am confused. Your website announces several massage treatments for couples, but when I try to book online not the same are available.
    It is a shame that you don’t manage the booking of treatments yourself. Would have liked to visit both the bath and have a couple massage with my friend in a day or two, but the whole booking experiense is totaly confusing. Can’t see wich treatments are available and what time. And your website doesn’t link to someone who manage the booking.
    sadly I think I will pass visiting your bath. I will not pay for something I am not sure off, and the external booking sites are strange and not informative at all.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Rikke,
      I am very sorry to hear about your issue with the booking system.
      I would like to assure you, that online booking is not via external sites. It is only via On each page of this website, you can find a booking form on the left side of the page. There is nothing else for you to do then to fill it out, and proceed to the payment page (Paypal). After this you will receive a confirmation email with your booked treatments and final massage hours. Should you have any further questions about how to make your booking, please do not hesitate to contact us at info [at]

  108. A group of 8 people 2 males 6 females ,if we book the Couple massage for 1 hr
    just wounded we will be in the same room or seperate! Can we all massage in the same times?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Joanne,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Couple’s massages are always held in the same room for 2 persons. If you book massages for all of you (8 persons), we will try to book you in for the same time (or as close to each other as possible), but we cannot 100% guarantee the exact same massage hours, as it depends on the occupancy of the baths. Thank you for your understanding.

  109. I received your email

  110. Hi,

    I will be spending New Year’s eve in Budapest, and I would like to visit baths during my stay. Can you please inform me about baths opening hours in period from 29th of December until 2nd of January, and massage treatments availability in that period?

    Best Regards,

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Aleksandar,
      the opening hours will be the following:

      Dec 29: 6 am to 10 pm (Massages between 10 am and 6 pm)
      Dec 30: 6 am to 10 pm (Massages between 10 am and 6 pm)
      Dec 31: 6 am to 6 pm (Massages between 10 am and 5 pm)
      Jan 1: 10 am to 10 pm (Massages between 11 am and 6 pm)
      Jan 2: 6 am to 10 pm (Massages between 10 am and 6 pm)

  111. Hi,

    I will be visiting Budapest over new year and will be looking to visit the Szechenyi bath for the pools and a 30 min massage for myself and my girlfriend. Will i need to book in advance to guarantee an appointment or would I be able to turn up on the day for a guaranteed massage?



    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Liam,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially in the festive season, as the massage hours are limited. You can make your booking by filling out the booking form on the left side of the page.

  112. Hello!!

    I want to book a massage package for my husband and I, we travel next march and we trying to book everything for advance.

    Please let me know, how can I book my tickets.


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Fernanda,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Booking for March will be opened after Jan 4, 2016. Thank you for your patience.

  113. Hello, we would like to visit the baths on December 25. Will there be any cafes or restaurants open on this day where we can also have lunch? Also, is it usually very busy on this day? should i purchase tickets in advance?

    Thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Jane,
      thank you for your inquiry. Yes, there is a cafeteria inside the Baths, and it will be open during the holiday as well. (It will close 30 min earlier than the Baths itself.)
      Please note that on Dec 25, Szechenyi Baths will have shorter opening hours: from 6 am to 6 pm. (Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 5 pm)
      Booking in advance is recommended, as the online tickets are fast track bath entries, with them you do not need to join the lines at the cashier, which can be very helpful in cold weather.

  114. €120.5 for 2 People is 1hr Harmony Aroma Massage if we are a group of 8 some of us like to book 2hrs massage .so want is the price?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Joanne,
      if you are a group of 8 you can buy 4 double harmony packages for 1 hour.
      The same should be doubled if you want to have the treatments for 2 hours each.
      Have a wonderful time in Szechenyi Bath!

  115. Hello, if I need to close a massage for 2 people I have to select the double option ?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Vag, yes a double massage treatment means a massage for two people in Szechenyi Bath.
      The massage is in a double room, but you may use a room divider screen if you wish.

  116. I cant believe the price Szenchenyi Baths charge. My aunty, who is Hungarian, could not afford to go to the baths, because the prices are designed for tourists. She lived her whole life in Hungary and swam regularly at Szenchenyi. It was such an enjoyment for her prior to her death, but the like many of the older Hungarians, she has been priced out, as the tourist dollar was more important than looking after their senior community. if anyone should deserve the many benefits of this mineral water, it is the older Hungarians that endured the communist regime. Ironically, I have never been to a swimming pool where the prices are so high and many of the staff can’t speak english. My girlfriend asked one of the attendants in the change room, where could she plug her hair dryer in, she was firstly ignored and then on the second attempt, was told, This is Hungary speak Hungarian.” Wow. I have gone to Szenchenyi since 1982. Back then no one spoke English, but all were welcome. I feel it is now a tourist trap, with average service and exorbitant prices, which is a shame, because I really love the place and for years, I have told my friends visiting Budapest, that this is a must see place. Had the price been 8 euro’s I would have gone every day, but at 17.50 euros its not value for money.

  117. Dear Sir, Madam,

    I would like to inform that I obtained a confirmation of your institute about my booking for 2 persons at Christmas.
    Looking forward to the event.
    Kindly regards and thanks for the message

  118. Hello! I want to confirm my reservation.
    Is under my name Fernanda Caballero, I made mine on December 17th.
    Confirmation of Szechenyi Aroma Massage [#673]

    Please let me know.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Fernanda,
      thank you, we have received your booking, and we have sent you the confirmation email too. We will send you the actual massage hours of your reservation approx. 2-3 weeks before your date of visit. Thank you for your patience.

  119. Hi want to know if the pools are outdoor or indoor, if its outdoor it will be to cold.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Mohamed,
      there are indoor and outdoor pools as well. If the weather is too cold, we would recommend you to wear a bathrobe when you approach the outdoor pools. Bathrobes can also be rented in the Baths.

  120. Hello, i just bought a ticket for sunday 28 … I now realize that it says “from 9am” … Its possible to go earlier? . Thanx

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Luis,
      even though the earliest possible check-in time is at 9 am, your ticket is valid from 6 am to 10 pm for the requested date. You can pick up your ticket in advance, 1 day earlier if needed, if you wish to visit the bath in the early hours before 9 am, to make good use of your full day ticket to the bath.

  121. Hi
    We confirm appointments

    Many thanks

  122. Hello,
    I’ve read on one website that you also have a “fitness center” but haven’t been able to see any details. Can you let me know what, exactly, is included in this “fitness center”? What are its hours? Is there an additional charge to use the equipment, beyond the basic entry fee for the baths?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Alma,
      the fitness center is open from 6.45 am to 8.45 pm every day. The use of the fitness center is free for Szechenyi Baths guests.

  123. Lucia Mei Yuing Wee

    Hi I have made payment for 2 persons on 23 January 2016 via Paypal but have yet to receive my confirmation email from you. Appreciate your kind assistance please. Thanks!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Lucia,
      thank you, we have received your booking, and we have sent a confirmation email to your given email address. If you still haven’t received it, please check your spam/junk mail folder, as the confirmation email might have ended up there. If you cannot find it, please contact us at info [at] Thank you.

  124. Federico Fioravanti

    Good Afternoon,

    last year on the 8 Jul 2015 I bought a gift voucher entrance for 2 persons, but unfortunately my friends could not come to Budapest on 2015 so they could not use the ticket.

    The payment is at my name I wanted to ask if you would be so kind to give me a chance to ask for the 2 tickets I paid and use them during this week?

    Let me know if you need any other information from my side (I wrote an email to

    Appreciate for your kind assistance please. Thanks!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Federico,
      No problem, you can use the gift voucher until Jul 01, 2016.
      Please let us know a few day in advance about your planned date of visit (email: info [at] Thank you.

  125. Hi, I went to the Szechenyi bath with my boyfriend today and we were confused about the massage service. A massager standing at the entrance recommended us 3 packages with the price ranging from 40 euros to more than 100 euros per person. When we said that we just wanted the full day bath and 40min massage, he told us that the price of “service” on the wall was not for tourists but for medical massage with a prescription only and that the price of 40min massage is about 32 euro per person, not including the bath ticket. In the end we did not take the massage. We would like to know if what we were told is correct or we just misunderstood it. Thanks!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Vivien,
      thank you for your feedback.
      In Szechenyi Baths there are medical massages and massages that can be enlisted by anyone (tourists, etc.)
      The 40 minutes massages are for tourists as well. The price of the 40 min massage is HUF 6,100 (EUR 20.3) per person, not including the bath entry.
      I am very sorry to hear that in the end you couldn’t use any massage services.
      Should you plan to visit the Baths again in the future, please do not hesitate contact us in advance with any inquiries or questions about the services. Thank you.

  126. Hi, My American family will be in Budapest for a week in June for my sisters’ wedding and I can’t think of a better “day after the wedding” activity than this. It would be around 10-15 of us, all wanting different levels of massages and treatments I am sure. Do you have small areas to hold for larger parties? Is there a special package I could do? Thanks in advance for your help! We are very excited to experience the baths!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Meredith,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      There is a possibility to rent your own pool and room inside Szechenyi Baths, but to be honest, it would be more suitable for much bigger groups, as for your small group of 15 people, it would cost approx. EUR 220 per person.
      On the other hand, you can book your massages on our site, if you fill out the booking form on the left side of the page. You can also add your preferred massage hour. Please let me know if I can help more.

  127. Is there a bath party happening on April 2nd, 2016?

  128. hi is AI LIm here just received the confirmation for 8 of us
    4* double harmony massage+2 tickets+2 Szb Cabin

  129. Hello,can u help us how to book a pass for two -sunday 14.2 and how much is daily pass ? Thanx

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Bojan,
      you can make your booking by filling out the booking form on the left side of the page. The price is €18 per person.

  130. Confirmation of order 4169. Can you confirm that you have received payment for this booking. I have checked our records and 113.00 Euro left our account on the 15 February 2016. Please could you forward the tickets. Thanks. Kate Styles

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Kate,
      yes, we have received your booking, and already sent you the booking confirmation with your final massage hours. Could you please check your spam/junk mail folder, the confirmation might have ended up there. If you still can’t find it, please contact us at info [at] Thank you for your cooperation.

  131. We going to visit the baths next week; 2 couples. Please, tell me the difference between Deluxe, Harmony, Refreshing or Luxury Massages; which one is better?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Maria,
      please find the massage descriptions below.

      Refreshing massage
      Full body massage with oil in Swedish style. Refreshing and relaxing at the same time, helps to find the right posture to ease the pain. The Refreshing massage is a vitalizing, more intense treatment. Recommended applications include: locomotive organs disorders, muscle tone, and sleeping disorders.

      Luxury Manager massage
      Especially for the head and back area. By stimulating various acupressure points on the neck, back and shoulder this massage helps relieve daily stress. It also promotes relaxation of the body’s tissues and muscles through the pressure of appropriate points. It is based on the Swedish massage that relaxes and eases exercised muscles , improves the circulation and delivers benefits for the respiratory centre and the vegetative nervous system.

      Deluxe massage
      Swedish style Refreshing and relaxing massage which helps to find the right posture to ease the pain. The Deluxe massage is calmer treatment, it helps relaxing the tension of the muscles.

      Harmony massage
      Enjoying the healing touch, and sensing the aromatic fragrances at the same time have a beneficial effect, directly through the skin. The oil massage stimulates circulation, the volatile oils embrace the body and take their effect through inhalation. It helps purification, strengthens the immune system, makes skin more elastic and silky. It revitalizes the tired soul.

  132. Received

  133. Thank you for the email confirming our two tickets for today 26 March.

  134. Hi we are looking to visit the bath today. Do the baths have any specific schedule ? Or can we visit anytime during the open hours ?


  135. Hello, i have a few questions..
    1) Is it really necessary to buy tickets in advance for high season(June). Do you accept cards if to buy upon arrival?
    2) Is it possible to come with my own towel?
    3) Bath opens at 6 am, correct? Why when i’m trying to buy tickets i need to tick: “I’ll check in 9am – 6pm, can stay till 10pm if I wish.”
    4) Is it safe to keep my stuff in the cabin?
    Thank you in advance for soon reply.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Dmitry,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      1) It is not necessary, but recommended. Online tickets are fast track entries, which means you do not have to join the lines at the cashier, simply just check-in at the Help Desk with your printed confirmation email.
      2) Yes, you can bring your own towel. Or you can also rent one inside the Baths.
      3) Yes, Szechenyi Baths is open every day from 6 am to 10 pm. The 9 am-6 pm check-in time applies only for those who have online purchased tickets, as they have to check-in at the Help Desk. The Help Desk is open from 9 am to 6 om every day.
      4) Yes, cabins are safe, as they can only be opened by your wrist band, which contains a specific chip. The code of the chip is randomly generated by a computer system, which means that each cabin has its own unique opening code. Alternatively you can rent a special safety deposit box as well.

  136. daniel naughton


    I was at the baths Saturday night for the party. My friend lost the wristband to our locker during the party, and we are trying to reclaim our items. We had two wallets, containing names of my friend and i along with a white iPhone. We also lost our shoes, sweatpants, and a Bears American football jersey. Please contact me as soon as possible.

  137. hi
    i had writen to u earlier but yet to get a reply

  138. I visited these beautiful spas yesterday (Monday) and was pleasantly surprised that it was so huge and had such a nice choice of different temperature pools and sauna/steam rooms. The only disappointment was that when you go inside it is not great with the signs of where to go and what to do although the stewards do tell you if you can find them! The staff could be more polite. It was busy even on a weekday. The price of renting a towel is too high and had I know earlier I would have taken my own. All in all I recommend the experience.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear P Shah,

      Thank you for your review and your valuable time spending on writing to us regarding your experience at Szechenyi Bath, we highly appreciate it.
      We will definitely forward your recommendations to the management of Szechenyi Bath in order to increase the level of services.
      Hope to welcome you again in Budapest in the near future with all the improved services.

  139. My friends visited this place on April 24 around 7pm and lasted till 9pm and found out my iPhone 6S was missing inside the pocket in my robe and I truly believe it was inside job. Robbers don’t go there and pay a lot of money just to steal. I reported to the Police and speak to an old lady ( she probably head of that place ) with the 2 local police and found that no camera installed inside the pools and that old lady said I was stupid to bring a cellphone ( what a way to treat a tourist/guests ) whoever that lady who works there should be replace and I believe she belongs to work cleaning bathrooms for lack of professionalism. Department heads should know how to handle complaints from guests/tourist who were rob like me.
    In short, nothing happens even when I reported to the police station and was able to go back to my hotel around past 12 midnight.
    I was frustrated how it was handled and definitely will Not recommend to my family and friends to visit this place.

  140. Hi, is it possible to buy refreshments at the baths? Water, beer or food? Do we have to bring robes and flip flops?


    Sorry If I repeat this question:
    I accidently got date and month wrong way round. Meant to book 12th May 2016 but it has booked 5rd December 2016. Could you please help me?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Williams,
      we have sent you the updated confirmation e-mail, I hope, you received it. Would you be so kind and write back a “Received” reply email to us showing that you have got our email?
      Have a lovely time in the Bath.

  142. Hello,

    I’m writing on behalf of a media organisation. Is it possible to have some photos of the baths for an online feature? Please do let me know if I can get in touch via email, or feel free to email me.

    Many thanks,


  143. I wanted to find out about what 12 hours in May to 16th and one day ticket price thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear David,
      thank you for contacting us.
      You can find all the prices on the website. As your planned visiting day is a Monday, please, check the weekday prices:
      – Full Day bath ticket with cabin usage in Szechenyi Baths 5,200 HUF
      – Full Day Fast Track bath Ticket & Cabin in Szechenyi Baths in Euro €17.5
      If you wish to book in advance, please, use this page:
      Have a lovely time in the Bath.

  144. Hello, please could you tell me size of your large swimming pool. I came to the baths on Thursday this week, it was beautiful. I had a great time and will recommend it to everyone.
    Thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Ali,

      the outside swimming pool is 50 metres long. Thank you for your kind words, we are glad that you enjoyed your time in the Bath.

  145. Good time in Budapest!
    Not so far to get there if u take the subway.
    The staffs were most helpful and kind. I booked online so i didn’t need to wait just go the express way to got into the Bath.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Xueyingwu,

      thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Szechenyi Spa & Baths. Hope you will return to Budapest to enjoy the rest of the thermal baths and beautiful attractions.

  146. We bought two fast tickets just wanna be fast but it turns out that already 9:12 there is no guy for this special entrance while it should be open at 9:00. This is ok most importantly the guy at the cashier is horrible….the way treat us is like idiots and just feel tired to respond even one question, as we just ask why we cannot enter with fast tickets…I feel like a morning has been ruined.. PS we r still waiting for this FAST ticket

  147. Hello,

    I have been dealing with your baths by email as I have booked massages and entry for a group of 7 people on the 4th of June. I was told that I had to pay over bank transfer as your system was not set up for online payment, on this site it seems like you can which has already cost me additional money for the transfer, I have dealt with Szonja Bencze and then was told that I needed to pay through Zsuzsa Szőllősi, I have now paid in full and have asked 3 times for a confirmation of payment & of bookings. I have had no response since the transfer.

    Please can you deal with this asap so that I have all the needed paperwork for arrival next week. Obviously as bank transfer does not feel very secure it very much concerning me that I have not had a response.


  148. Arnaud Lamazaa-Parry


    I made a reservation via this website earlier today, for a ticket for Széchényi Bath, I received the payement receipt, but didn’t receive the booking confirmation. Maybe I made a mistake with my e-mail address. Can you help me with this please ?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Arnoud,

      thank you for contacting us. We can confirm, that we have received your Bath-ticket booking, and our confirmation has been sent to you on the day of the purchase. We have sent you the e-ticket again, please write back to confirm if you received it.
      Have a lovely time in the Bath.

  149. Hi

    Could someone please tell me if I need to book fastrack tickets for a visit midweek? Will it be so busy we need to? We arrive 19th June so will visit on Tuesday or Wednesday that week. Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Debs,
      it is hard to predict how busy the Bath will be on your visiting day, even if it is a midweek day, Szechenyi Baths can be extremely busy. Buying the online Fast track ticket is a comfortable option, but you can also purchase your tickets at the cashiers. Enjoy your time in the Baths!

  150. Hi, this seems like a dumb question. But do the xpress single tickets include entry? They note fast track and drink tokens, but it doesn’t say entry tickets like the other packages do.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Josh,
      SINGLE XPRESS includes:
      – fast check-in – which is your entry to the party
      – 2 drink coupons
      Some of the other ticket types don’t include fast check-in, only a regular entry.
      Have fun at the Sparty!

  151. Gianluca Labricciosa

    I reserved 4 tickets to this Saturday – 06/25/2016 –

    I printed the tickets, but unfortunately I can not find them again.
    it is possible to have a copy?
    possibly via E-Mail

  152. I am visiting the baths today and I still don’t have a confirmation email for my booking. I only have a reciept from PayPal, will this get me into the baths?

  153. Can we get tickets for the 12/8/16 available for pick up at the ticket counter on the day. I am from Australia ,I get in the 11/8/2016 and leave on the 13/8/2016 and it recently praised by my daughter.Thank you
    David Hoult

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear David,
      you can book the Szechenyi Bath Tickets online, and visit the Baths only showing our confirmation e-mail (which is your e-Ticket to the Baths) at the Help Desk – as your online ticket is a Fast Track entry. To make a valid booking:
      Please let us know if you need more help with your booking.
      Have a lovely time in Budapest!

  154. Lydia Wilkinson

    I have booked the 50 minute harmony massage for 2 people on the 18th July 2016. Yet I haven’t received an email to confirm times for this massage. This is important as I leave tomorrow. Thankyju

  155. Rehorkova Katerina

    Can I change the date of reservation? I made mistake and brought ticket for wrong day.

  156. I will Stay in Budapest in November, 14 November to 17 November, I would like to know if at this period is there a Party in the Thermas. I am from Brazil. I say Thank you for all information!

    Also, if there is not a Party, I woul like to know about the oppening hours during the month of November.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Ivan,
      unfortunately there won’t be a Bath Party during your visiting time in Budapest, as the Budapest Bath Parties are only on Saturday nights.You can find the opening hours of Szechenyi Baths on our website:
      Have a lovely time in Budapest!

  157. Hello,
    Can you tell what are the prices to go in the Szechenyis bath for a family with 2 adults, a boy of 11 years old and a girl of 3 years old without changing cubicle approximatively from 16h sunday or monday.
    Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Wavelet,

      thank you for contacting us.

      Unfortunately, there are no children discounts in the bath, as, due to medical reasons, the pools are not recommended for children under 14, but if the parents decide to come anyway at their own responsibility, they can.

      Please note that children & babies who are not dry and clean yet (being potty trained) are not allowed in the pools, not even with a swimming nappy.

      In Szechenyi Baths there are no slides, or very shallow toddler pools , nor is it allowed to throw balls in the pools. In addition, the area of the pool side is not covered with grass but with stone panels. While we think of Szechenyi Spa Baths as a truly fun place, the baths, saunas, and pools have been primarily designed for men and women and of course, for patients and not for children.

      Pricer vary, weekday tickets are cheaper, starting from 16,5 Euro per person.

      More info and booking is on:

      Have a great time in Budapest.

  158. My boyfriend and I visited Szechenyi Baths on Saturday 30th July (which was my boyfriends birthday) for the evening party. We pre booked the duo ticket express, and on your website it clearly states that four drink tokens, two bags, two entry and a cabin is included. When we approached the lady at the desk she gave us a locker key, we were confused but walked away and asked another member of staff that was directing people where the lockers were what was meant to be included. She said staff on the desk had made this mistake a few times and that we should go back and request a cabin as it is included in our ticket. We returned back to the express queue and spoke to the same woman who had first seen us at the desk. After explaining what we’ve paid for she then very rudely said we should learn how to read the website then went on to the next customer. My boyfriend and I were there alone and then had to separate to go into the gendered locker rooms, which is exactly what we didn’t want. As young adults in a different country we didn’t want to be separated – especially when wearing swim shorts and a bikini. After returning home I have double checked to see exactly what the website states for the ticket we bought and we should have definitely had a cabin. The lady who was rude to us at the desk refused to give me her name, but she was on the express group ticket queue with light brown hair tied up. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our night and didn’t let this ruin it. But the way we were spoken to was disgusting and we paid extra money for a ticket with a cabin and then were made to use a locker, which made our visit a little disappointing.

  159. Hello just enquiring about the sziget pass….I here it entitles you to a discount….just wondering is it worthwhile to buy one of these and also have you availability for a 70 minute massage for tomorrow please

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Jane,

      thank you for contacting us.

      Unfortunately, the Sziget City Pass cannot be used for online, fast track bath entry purchase.

      You can use it when buying tickets at Szechenyi Baths, the address is Budapest, Allatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary.

      Should you wish to buy fast track entry, please follow:

      Have a nice time in the Sziget Festival!

  160. Hi,

    What are your hours on st Stephens day?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Kaylee,

      thank you for contacting us.

      The opening hours are the same, from 6 am to 10 pm tomorrow (20 August) in Szechenyi Baths.

      Have a great time and anjoy the Fireworks tomorrow in Budapest.

  161. Are the towels, flip flop, shampo included?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Giovanni,

      I hope this message finds you well.

      Towels, Flip flops and shampoo are not included in an ordinary bath entry.

      Towel rental is available in Szechenyi Baths. The towels are very simple bath sheets (literally, sheets, for environmental reasons), and can be rented with a deposit of HUF 1,000 (big towels), and a towel rental fee of HUF 500 (cash only, both).

      If you wish to skip the long queues, you can book relevant rentals and services in advance, as well, together with your fast track bath entry on:

      Enjoy your Szechenyi Baths visit in Budapest.

  162. Hello. My wife and I are arriving in Budapest after a long day and half of travel from the US. We arrive at 8:40AM and will be river cruising with Viking. We will be booking the Harmony Massage for couples with cabins package. How flexible are you with our arrival time? We will be met at the airport, transported to the ship, drop off bags, and then come to the Baths. This process may take 2 hours or more. Can we provide a range of time for our massage, say between 10:30-noon? Also, is the bath kit included in the package? Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Andy,

      thank you for contacting us.

      Massage appointmene are subject to availability. Once you make the payment, we will book you in for a treatment, which is the closest to your preferred hours.

      Please note that we can only book a massage after payment has taken place as massage hours are limited. Once payment has come through, as pointed out earlier, we will strive to book you in closest to your preferred massage hours. Please try to find a time of the day when you can be at the Baths without any hurry.

      To make a valid reservation please follow the link to our website:

      Apart from your massage hours, you can visit the bath before or after your massage treatment too (the tickets are for the whole day in fact, for the indoor and outdoor pools and facilities). Please note that we kindly ask guests to arrive minimum 1 hour before the massage begins to be ready for the massage.

      If you wouldl like to have bath kit, as well, you can choose from certain packages on:

      Please note that if you book a massage treatment, it already includes your bath entry and in this case please choose from the 2 bath kit packages which do not include tickets to the Baths.

      We are looking forward to your reservation.

      Enjoy your time in Budapest and Szechenyi Baths.

  163. I will be arriving in Budapest on Saturday December 17 — and am staying at the Palazzo Zichy. I want to arrange to come to Szechenyl Bath later on in the afternoon. I assume that I can take a taxi to your baths — and would I be able to order one from your establishment to take me back to the hotel? Other than a swim suit — what do I need to bring? Am I able to rent everything else from you? I will be booking a private entrance ticket with a massage. Are there any other treatments available? Thank you in advance for your reply. I am very excited to see the Baths that my friends have been raving about since their stay in Budapest.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Ann,

      thank you for contacting us, we have received your Szechenyi Baths massage inquiry.

      I can confirm that there are massage appointments available on the day of your planned visit. Appointments are subject to availability. Once you make the payment, we will book you in for a treatment, which is the closest to your preferred hours.
      Please note that we can only book a massage after payment has taken place as massage hours are limited. Once payment has come through, as pointed out earlier, we will strive to book you in closest to your preferred massage hours. If we cannot offer a suitable time for you, the price of the massage will be refunded.

      To make a valid reservation please follow the link to our website:

      Apart from your massage hours, you can visit the bath before or after your massage treatment too (the tickets are for the whole day in fact, for the indoor and outdoor pools and facilities).

      Our taxi transfer service is for smallish or large groups but I am sure the hotel staff will be able to help you in ordering a taxi for you.

      I would suggest to bring a flip flop and a towel. You can buy these at Szechenyi Baths, please see:

      More info about the services:

      We are looking forward to your reservation.

      Have a great time in Budapest and in Szechenyi Baths.

  164. My husband and I have been to the baths 8 times since arriving in Budapest and will have 2 more trips there before we leave Budapest.We love the pools and have learned to arrive early around 8 am as it’s lovely quiet and relaxing.Apart from one lovely lady in the towel rental we have found some of the staff at the cashier box to be rude and not very helpful,we now pick which cashier box to go to as a couple are not so rude.A big problem though is the tiles when wet are very slippery and today a lady wearing rubber shoes slipped and fell on her knee.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Carol,

      thank you for your time and your valuable feedback.

      We are very glad to hear that you love Szechenyi Baths. Have you thought about trying Gellert spa, too?

      Your feedback regarding the behaviour and professionalism of some staff, has been forwarded to the management of Szechenyi Baths.

      Enjoy the remaining time of your holiday in Budapest and in one of Hungary’s world-famous spas.

  165. Will you be open December 25 (Christmas day)?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Tal,

      thank you for contacting us.

      Szechenyi Baths is open every day throughout the year.

      Dec 25: opening hours from 6am to 6pm (all 3 outdoor pools, and most of the thermal section in Szechenyi Baths). Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 5 pm. Also from 6am to 6pm on December 25 other Budapest baths are usually open: Lukacs Baths, Kiraly Baths, Gellert Bath.

      Have a great time in Budapest.

  166. Hi,

    Today my boyfriend and me had a nice time in te baths. The only problem is that his white swimming suit has turned light brown in some places. I guess it’s maybe because of the minerals. Do you know how to make the swimsuit white again?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Anneleen,
      We are glad to hear that you had a lovely time in Szechenyi Baths. We would suggest to use the regular textile whiteners, they might help.

  167. Hi Szechenyi spa baths,

    Thank you for the information by email..
    I want to confirm my purchase for the day ticket and massage.


  168. We visited the baths on 12th September. Whatever you do , do not be persuaded to accept a package. If we just hired a costume and towel, it would have cost us £15 or round about. We purchased the cheapest package , which cost £50 each!!!! All we received extra was a haphazard tour and a bowl of fruit and water. This is not acceptable and ruined what should have been a fantastic experience.. Lesson learned.

  169. I wonder how I could have had such a different experience to all of the above comments. I went to the baths on Sunday and found them to be very grim! The place is filthy and very run down. I paid for the private locker room (number 297) and found it to be disgusting. I did not want to get changed in there, it was dark dingy and had black damp in the corner. Once I built up the courage to change, I did one lap of the pool area indoors and out and had to walk straight back out to change and leave. It was over crowded and not a place I would recommend visiting.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Vicky,
      thank you for your valuable feedback. We are terribly sorry that your bath experience did not meet your expectations.
      Our customer relations is exclusively for the website, the website is neither owned nor managed by Szechenyi Baths thermal facility. Therefore, much to our regret, we cannot respond to your complaint, only pass it on to the responsible department of Szechenyi Bath, who will do their best to improve the cleanliness of the bath area and the quality of the service in the future.

  170. what is the price for privat cabin(2 hours at the bath) and guide tour 10.00 pm 19 november.
    9 persons.

  171. I would like to see if 17 of us can turn up at the same time and use the baths on Sunday 9th October or do we need to prebook?

  172. Hi,

    Can you please email me with details on how to book for 7 people, Entry + Private Cabin + 50 min Thermal massage on Sunday 2nd Oct.


  173. Good afternoon, I booked 4 x entrance, cabin and 20 min massage for 27th November 2016 but did not receive a confirmation email. The payment was taken from my card. Can you help?



  174. Hi,

    I was at the party last night and have unfortunately lost my jeans (Topshop jeans with rips in the knee, size 24/25) and a striped Zara tshirt. Can you please contact me ASAP regarding this, as I will be leaving Budapest tomorrow at 7am?

    Thank you!


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Erica,
      unfortunately we only manage online reservations as a third party. For lost property issues, please contact the following email address, the official direct email contact of the baths:
      We are terribly sorry that we cannot be of more help.

  175. Good afternoon, I booked 4 x entrance, cabin and 20 min massage for 27th November 2016 but did not receive a confirmation email. The payment was taken from my card. Can you help?



  176. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I tried to book online my entry into the bath on Sunday, October 9th, and a 20 min massage at 6:00 p.m. The amount of Euro 36,50 was withdrawn from my Pay Pal account, but I neither got a confirmation nor an answer to my mail about this from yesterday (and today again). Could you please confirm my bookings?

    Thank you very much,
    kind regards,

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Thomas,
      we are terribly sorry to hear that. As our mailing system shows, we have sent you the confirmation, and also the reply to your e-mail. We will re-send you the confirmation, please be so kind and write back to if you received it. Please check your spam box as well, as our email might have landed there. Thank you for your cooperation. Have a lovely time in the Baths!

  177. miriam tourougou

    dear all, i booked 2 tickets for my friends nut they didn’t receive the confirmation from you. i have the payment number confirmation but i need to receive also the confirmation that you usually send to the costumers. how can i do to have it?

    thank you in advance

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Miriam,
      we have already re-sent the confirmation, I hope you received it. Please check your spam box too. Can we ask you to write back to us if you still did not receive it – or just to confirm if you did?
      Thank you for you cooperation.

  178. I visited Szecheny on October 7, 2016.
    I booked online SZB Private Bath Ticket + Cabin € 18 (booking 9947).
    Upon reaching the baths, you offered a cabin to my wife and me; we put our stuff in and went to the bathroom.
    A few hours later, I went to the cabin to get my camera. The cabin did not open with my bracelet. I asked the manager and told me to try to open with the bracelet of my wife, who was still in the baths. So I went to the baths and I asked my wife’s bracelet. I came back to the cabin and SURPRISE! The cabin was open by another client, who was waiting to get into it.
    The worker told me to withdraw my stuff from the cabin. She said me that cabin was for another customer and that we should’ve put our stuff in a locker.
    I told her that the cabin was mine. She was the same worker that gave the cabin to me hours before, and I paid for a cabin.
    As I refused to leave, the worker called another employee (a public relations, I guess) and I asked her to consult my reservation. My English is limited and under stress even more, so there was communication problems. Furthermore, she didn’t make an effort to understand us.
    After checking that, indeed, I paid for a cabin and that it was your fault (it took over thirty minutes to solve the situation). Miss public relations said “you have the cabin now”. She said it without apologize, like it was an ordinary situation.
    In fact, you did it very wrong. In that moment, we were treated more like usurpers as customers. Can you imagine what would happen if we had lost some of our things (money, cards, documentation, clothing …)?
    How can you give OUR cabin to another client with our stuff inside?
    Where is the respect?
    Where are the apologies?
    No one should never live this experience.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Jose,

      we are terribly sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the purchased service and the attitude of a staff member of Szechenyi Baths.

      We have just initiated an investigation for the given date, and collecting evidence.

      We will get back to you with the outcome asap.

      Thank you for your patience and we do hope you could enjoy the baths itself.

  179. I booked 2 tickets for 21/10/2016 and paid via PayPal but I haven’t gotten any confirmation code or email. Is this normal?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Chloe,
      We checked in our system and I found that we have sent you the confirmation twice already. Could you please check your spam box as well, and let us know, if you still did not receive it?
      In the meantime I will re-send it to you again.
      Thank you for your cooperation.

  180. Hello,
    I, Shaz, and a friend Tan is coming to Budapest and would like to book 2 tickets (76 Euros for 2) for this Wednesday 19/10 for the entry and deep tissue massage but I am not able to purchase tickets on this webpage. Can you please assist, can we pay at the door?
    Thank you for a quick response.

    Kind regards

  181. We would like to book in for for two aromatherapy massages at 4pm on Friday 21st October. Is there any availability?

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