Gellert Spa

Thermal Pool Gellert Spa Bath

Gellert Spa is one of the most famous thermal spa baths in Europe, and one of the leading natural hot spring spa baths in Budapest, Hungary.

Covid Passports are required over 16 years old from Nov 19, 2021

Gellert Spa is open Monday – Sunday 9.00 to 19.00. As per the Hungarian government regulations, Covid passports are required to be presented over 16 years of age.

Please kindly note that during the months of Covid pandemic, official regulations are subject to change (following government decrees), so please do check the status of the bath requirements before your visit.  Masks are compulsory in the indoor areas of Gellert Spa (not in the open air pools) from Nov 1, 2021.

Gellert Bath Palace Budapest
Gellert Bath Palace Budapest

Gellert thermal pools, swimming pool, wave pool and spa treatments offer a great relaxation and entertainment all year round. Visit Gellert Spa Bath and experience high quality relaxation at a fraction of the costs you would pay in any western country.

Gellert Bath opened in 1918 offering medicinal water treatments using the same deep underground springs the Knights of St John used in the 12th century, and later on the Turks to feel the invigorating powers of the mineral rich waters.

Gellert Spa Budapest River Cruise Attraction
Gellert Spa Budapest River Cruise Attraction

Gellert Spa is situated by the river Danube where panoramic boats carry passengers by day and by night. The building of the thermal bath is one of the many beautiful riverside attractions along the river in Budapest. To see available boat tours in the city you can check Budapest river cruise programmes and their daily timetables.

Come and visit our favourite bath in Budapest besides Szechenyi Baths: Gellert Spa Bath is the true gem of the thermal baths where you can easily spend a day, explore the numerous pools, get luxury treatments without having to feel crowded by other tourists. Spa and elegance await you in the Art Nouveau building of the almost hundred year old Gellert Bath.

Gellert Spa is famous for its lovely warm spring water pools, its architecture, its landscape, and also for its spa treatments, and pampering massage therapies at reasonable prices.

Thermal Pool Gellert Spa Bath
Thermal Pool Gellert Spa Bath


  1. Hi! Are Russian covid Sputnik V vaccination certificate acceptable?

  2. Hi, are UK vaccination records acceptable or do I need a covid pass as well?

    • Hello Joseph
      yes, the UK vaccination proof is fine.
      Have a lovely winter holiday in Budapest!

      • Hi there . Could you please tell me if the Israeli vaccination is accepted ( Pfizer vaccine 3 times)

        • Hello Brad,
          The answer is yes, Covid Passports and international vaccination proofs along with your ID are accepted upon arrival.
          Hope we can welcome you at Gellert Spa!

  3. Hi, I’ve tried emailing you about a group booking previously.
    I’m wondering can I book the baths for a group of 12 on 12th February?

  4. We love thermal spas and have been to many in the world and this is the WORST experience ever.
    1. The changing area is a huge mess and extremely unhygienic. This is unacceptable especially in Covid-19 period.
    1) First after each guest using the storage room, nobody came to clean the storage room. They acclaimed to clean every day, meaning ONCE every day?? There is huge risk of infection of Covid-19.
    2) There is no separation of men and women! We all have to squeeze into small cabins on the same floor where are not enough. (there are plenty of changing cabins on the floor downstairs which are empty but the storage room are one floor above. Very Disorganised space)
    3) It’s the first SPA that the entrance ticket (which is not cheap at all) doesn’t not include towel and slippers, you have to buy separately.
    4) The result of that people don’t have shoes for changing and wearing dirty shoes to the changing room) plus the small changing area is that the floor becomes disgustingly muddy with dirty water mixed with dirty shoes coming directly from outside.
    5) The temperature of outdoor pool is only 36 degrees and feels like 20+ degrees in winter. The indoor swimming pool is only 20 degrees and feels really cold. Most people squeeze in the only comfortable small indoor pool. Not such a good idea during Covid-19?
    2. In one word, huge disappointment. Try other bath you may get better luck.
    3. We hope the owner can make some efforts to improve the areas mentioned above to make its service matching the beautiful historic building.

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