Services at Szechenyi Baths, Budapest

Szechenyi Baths Open Air Pools - photo - uglyagnes
Szechenyi Baths Open Air Pools – photo – uglyagnes

Although many tourists assume that Szechenyi Baths is a bigger pool, it may come as a surprise that Szechenyi Furdo is not only a huge bath and pool complex of 18 pools, but a complete wellness centre with various massages (medical, Thai, Swedish, relaxing), aroma therapies, facials and head and decolletage massages, saunas, and more. Did you know that your bath entry includes free aqua fitness classes or that you are welcome to play a chess party by challenging the local bath regulars!


Aqua Therapy Services at Szechenyi Baths, Budapest

Budapest Szechenyi Bath and Pool - photo by Graeme Churchard
Budapest Szechenyi Bath and Pool – photo by Graeme Churchard
  • 15 Indoor and 3 outdoor pools with thermal water (outside pools are open every day): yes, Szechenyi Spa Baths is much bigger than most tourists assume. Prepare for a big complex, and a big relaxing fun time.
  • Outdoor Fun Pool with jacuzzi and whirlpool: this is the big thermal pool with whirls and waves you will see in most tourists’ photos. Fun, fun, and fun. Are you a sceptic? Come along and see for yourself.
  • Outdoor swimming pool: a professional big sports swimming pool for those who want to do some real swimming training and swim laps. Don’t forget to put on your swim cap in this pool (and this pool only – but here it is compulsory. You can rent a cap on the spot or bring your own)
  • Saunas & Steam Rooms: detoxify and get refreshed in the Finnish saunas and steam rooms at Szechenyi Bath
  • Massages: amazing massages, well trained medical masseurs at Szechenyi Baths: undoubtedly one of the best (and best value!) massage therapies you can get in Budapest, Hungary. You can book your massage online now.
  • Cellulite treatment: get rid of unsightly bulging cellulite at Szechenyi Baths, Budapest. You can enjoy non-invasive cellulite treatments here.
  • SPA detoxification: give your body and mind some break with the spa detox at Szechenyi Baths. Detoxify in one of the best thermal baths in the world with seriously beneficial health effects.
  • Aquafitness – free aqua fitness classes at Szechenyi Baths start every half an hour, from 8 am to 5:30 pm. Anybody is welcome to join the classes. Move your body a bit, tone and stretch in the water without feeling the weight on your ligaments.
Szechenyi Baths Warm Outdoor Pools in Winter - photo James Guppy
Szechenyi Baths Warm Outdoor Pools in Winter – photo James Guppy

Medical Therapy Services at Szechenyi Baths, Budapest

  • Drink therapy: the natural spring waters of Szechenyi Baths are mostly used for gall bladder therapy
  • Balneotherapy: treatment of diseases with spa waters at Szechenyi Baths include hot and cold water massages, absorbing healing mineral-rich waters through the skin, relaxing in moving water (see the ‘Lazy River’ Indoor Pool (‘sodromedence’ in Hungarian)
  • Private tub-bath: just you and no one else – sit, soak and relax in your own personal bath at Szechenyi Baths
  • Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy massage

The following medical treatments are only available with your doctor’s recommendation (local GPs prescribe them)

  • Mud treatment (available only on medical prescription)
  • Weight bath (available only on medical prescription)
  • Carbon-dioxide bath (available only on medical prescription)
  • Medical massage (available only on medical prescription)
  • Underwater jet massage (available only on medical prescription)
  • Underwater curative gymnastics (available only on medical prescription)
  • Complex balneotherapy treatment (available only on medical prescription)
Szechenyi Baths Indoor Oktogon Pool - photo: mikep
Szechenyi Baths Indoor Oktogon Pool – photo: mikep

Miscellaneous Services at Szechenyi Baths, Budapest

  • Sundeck: you can hire a sunbed to relax by the outdoor pools of Szechenyi Spa Baths
  • Safety lockers: please don’t bring your valuables to the baths. If you have something you would like to store in a safe place at Szechenyi Baths, you can rent a safety locker
  • Bath Kit: purchase your own towel and swimming cap in advance with a complimentary flip flop and a bottle of mineral water
  • Bathing suit rental: as Szechenyi Baths is a mixed baths on all days, it is compulsory to don suitable swimwear – bikinis, trunks, swim costumes, etc. (monokini is not accepted or other revealing swimwear)
  • Towels and sheets rental: we understand if you don’t want to carry around your bath towels during your Budapest city walks and tours. You can rent towels and baths sheets on the spot
  • Fat-burning aerobics classes – get fit and burn the extra fat at Szechenyi Baths – free aqua fitness classes every half an hour
  • Body shaping gymnastics classes – get fit, tone and shape at Szechenyi Baths
  • Fitness centre – Szechenyi Baths and Pool is famous for its relaxing soaking waters, but there are many active classes and sports facilities if you are full of energy to burn. Get in the Fitness Centre!
  • Body analysis – learn about your body at Szechenyi Spa Baths, BMI, blood pressure, etc.
  • Spa tour (for visitors) – if you don’t want to take a bath but are interested in looking around Szechenyi Baths, you can enjoy a short 15 min guided tour at the bath facilities.
  • Cafe, Bar – if you got hungry, you can grab something to eat and drink at the Bar of Szechenyi Baths. Hungarian specialities, sandwiches, soups, etc.
  • Chess: we support the long-established chess parties at Szechenyi Baths. Join the amateur and trained chess players, no language barriers.
Chess Players at Szechenyi Baths Budapest - photo: Alvaro Jenik
Chess Players at Szechenyi Baths Budapest – photo: Alvaro Jenik

Private Company Services at Szechenyi Baths, Budapest

  • Aida Beauty Salon: get your facial done at Szechenyi Baths
  • Healing Body Center Massage: in addition to the official masseurs of Szechenyi Spa Baths, the private masseurs of Healing Body Center can give you massage treatments
  • Body relax massage: in addition to the official masseurs of Szechenyi Spa Baths, the private masseurs of Body Relax Massage can give you relaxing massage treatments
  • Fish pedicure: soak your legs in a big bowl of the fish tank and see how the little school of fish will clean your soles. Fun and healthy- Discountinued in 2019
  • Siam Center (Thai massage): in addition to the official masseurs of Szechenyi Spa Baths, the private masseurs of Siam Center Massage can give you Thai massage treatments
  • Marble room for rent: you can rent the magnificent Marble Room of Szechenyi Baths in Budapest for outstanding events, like conferences, weddings, cocktail parties, etc. Capacity (depending on the equipment): 150–200 persons


  1. Hello,

    Is it safe when you are 16 weeks pregnant?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Linda,

      thank you for contacting us.

      There are several pools in the baths which contain hot water (between 33 and 40 degrees Celsius), the upper end of which, is not recommended for pregnant mothers.

      I can say, that hot thermal water is not suitable for pregnant mums.

      During pregnancy please keep consulting with your doctor whenever you intend to visit public baths, shared pools. Pregnant women are kindly asked to consult with their doctor /OBGYN if they can bathe in the thermal waters in Budapest too, and what – if any – precautions they need to make before entering the pools.

      All visit to the baths and its facilities are at the responsibility of visitors, including pregnant mothers.

      We apologize for any potential inconvenience.

  2. hi. just want to ask how much is a towel rental? thanks.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Lando,
      please see the rental prices below:
      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).
      Please note, that the rental facility accepts only Hungarian Forints (HUF) in cash.
      Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  3. Hi, how can we book the fish pedicure? Can they be booked in advance?
    Also, I booked 2 tickets today for July 19th, have gotten my PayPal confirmation, but no tickets (not even in the spam mailbox). Is it possible to resend it please?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Liesbeth,

      Dear Merryn,

      thank you for your email.

      I would like to confirm that we have received your booking, and the confirmation email has been sent to the given email address.

      Now I have re-sent it to you again. Please let us know if you have it this time.

      I am afraid, fish pedicure is no longer available in Szechenyi Baths.

      Have a great time in Szechenyi Baths Budapest.

  4. Hello,

    Im going with my boyfriend and was wondering which ticket we would need to buy in advance, can we buy two ticket with one cabin or one cabin one locker?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Martha,
      as there are no plain tickets in Szechenyi Baths, you can buy 1 Ticket with a Locker and 1 Ticket with a Cabin, and then you can share the cabin with your boyfriend, if you wish.
      Enjoy your time in the Baths!

  5. Hello ,

    Need your urgent reply.
    Can we make a reservation today for 2 person ? It is our last day here , so we want to come and just swim there

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Shanin,
      yes, please book online as you can skip the main queue with the online tickets.
      We are looking forward to welcoming you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  6. Hello,

    Is there parking available at the bath? How much will it cost for parking?

    Thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Joanna,
      You can park for free in the assigned areas in Városliget (City Park) near Szechenyi Baths, however, the free places fill up quickly during the early morning hours.
      Enjoy your stay in Budapest!

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