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. 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 Palace Budapest
Gellert Bath Palace Budapest

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.

Come and visit our favorite 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

40 comments

  1. I SPENT 1/2 DAY AT THE SPA. mOST OF MY TIME IN THE MINERAL WATER AND THEN TO THE VERY COLD DUNK POOL IN ANOTHER ROOM. I ALSO HAD A WONDERFUL MASSAGE. I PAID FOR THE POOL BUT WAS ENJOYING GOING FROM ONE DEGREE OF THERMAL BATH TO ANOTHER SO NEVER WENT TO THE POOL. WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND AT LEAST A HALF DAY. I COULD HAVE EASILY SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY AS IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND FOOD AND BEVERAGE IS AVAILABLE. I HAD WALKED FROM THE SOFITEL BUT WAS RELAXED AND TOOK A CAB BACK!! i SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AROUND MORE. TAKE FLIP FLOPS, A TOWEL AND A SHOWER CAP. IF I GET BACK TO BUDAPEST I WILL DEFINATELY GO AGAIN. I WAS ON AN AMAWATERSWAY RIVERBOAT CRUISE…ALSO WONDERFUL…AND DECIDED TO STAY EXTRA DAYS IN BUDAPEST
    MARILYN FROM NAPLES FLORIDA

    • Thanks for review for I am also doing the AMA trip
      Any other suggestions in Budapest and on Danube cruise would be appreciated
      Thanks
      Diana

  2. I advice every real lover of thermal baths not to go there, because you are forced to wear a swimsuit!! This is against a century long tradition of nude thermal bathing.

  3. I just got back from Budapest today and yesterday visited Gellert Spa. Lets just say, it was not a very good experience. The spa needs a facelift and the staff was quite rude, especially the young blond girl that hands out rental towels. She made my friend and I feel very badly for not understanding the confusing process and in fact rolled her eyes and mocked us right to our faces. I would never return to this spa nor advise my friends to go there unfortunately. I feel there are better spas with better customer experience. The signs and pamphlets were not very helpful if you speak the english language. Very disappointing.

  4. I lost a watch there on 5 September 2014. It was found and I corresponded with a Mátyás Szongoth multiple times. This person verified that my watch was there with a photo that they sent me. they said they would send it back as I gave them my address. That was the 11th of september. they are not returning my emails or anything. WHY?? PLease email me so I may recover this watch.
    Rich Pilat

    • Dear Richard,

      I contacted Gellert lost property and I understand that you have been sent a reply email today by the new person in charge of your lost item.
      Your previous correspondent does not work for Gellert Spa any more, so you have been appointed a new contact person who started recently catching up on the unfinished emails by the previous person.
      Hope everything will be sorted out.
      Kindest regards,
      Customer Service
      GellertSpa.com
      (also sent in email on Oct 16)

  5. I would like to know if the spa will be open in 24th and 25th of December. Kindest regards..

  6. Have just returned from Budapest. Spent the last day at Gellert Spa and Baths. It was a wonderful experience. The waters were relaxing and the outdoor thermal pool in particular was marvellous. I enjoyed the fact that although it was a cold day, being in the sun and in the warm water was heavenly! It was a unique experience. The baths are simply stunning. Will definitely be returning.
    Many thanks to the staff for running the place so efficiently.

  7. Very disappointing. Dirty toilets, very rude staff especially the female hiring out towels/swim hats. The young ladies in the ticket booths were very surly & unwelcoming.
    The process of getting to the massage area from the pool was chaotic & badly signposted, we were simply pointed upstairs. The massages we had were adequate, the oils left us both with rashes.
    Try elsewhere, you’ll get a better deal, service & experience – Not recommended.

    • Dear Steve, 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 Gellert Bath. In peak time it might be difficult to keep up with the busy traffic in the lavatories and keep the floors and toilets spotlessly clean, although the aim is to provide the highest possible standards regarding cleanliness. Please accept our apology if you have not found the toilets in a perfect condition.
      There have been dozens of new signposts added to the spa, which in itself with 12 pools and several massage rooms, saunas and steam rooms are much bigger than many guests expect it to be. Hence we always recommend guests to take the map with themselves when checking in the spa. We have a downloadable map of Gellert Bath, and you can take your free printed map from the map or the Help Desk where fast track entries are checked in.
      Online the map is available with detailed information here: http://gellertspa.com/gellert-spa-thermal-baths-map
      The oils used for the massage are pure plant oils, and high quality aromatic oils. We have very rarely received any complaints about them. Quite on the contrary, most guests would like to buy them from the spa. Again, we are very sorry to hear that the oils did not agree with your skin.
      We hope to welcome you back with improved services in the future.

  8. I really cant understand these negative comments.I found everyone very friendly and most spoke great English.I did however have one problem but this was from a guest in the pool.She told me i could not take pictures of the architecture or the pools.she was actually quite abrupt.I asked the girl on the desk if this was true and she said that it was fine to take pictures.Afterall why wouldnt Hungarian people want the world to see these beautiful baths.My daughter and myself stayed in the Gellert hotel for 4 nights and used the baths everyday.Loved it so much we have booked 5 nights in July ……

  9. Thanks to the staff at the Gellert Spa for making our visit so enjoyable and relaxing. Everything was very organised. We were escorted to the changing area, where we had individual assigned cabins for the day, and then on to the massage are for a wonderful, firm massage. Following this a lovely soak in the thermal baths which are visually stunning. We went in the morning and it was not too busy, although was getting busier as we were leaving at lunchtime.

    • Dear Nuala,
      thank you for your feedback. It’s really good to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Gellert Spa. Our aim is to satisfy our guests so we are really more than delighted to hear that we could meet your expectations.
      We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

  10. Can we do just a tour of the baths please?

  11. Hi, my son and I will be in Budapest tomorrow for a couple of days. We were hoping to visit Gellert baths on Monday. Will this be a co ed day? One of the information sites says it is only co ed on weekends but your site says nothing about this. Thank you

  12. Do you have complimentary wifi available at Gellért Bath?

  13. How do I go about purchasing a hydrus package and booking the massage. I’m looking at coming Friday the 25th of september

  14. Is there a parking available. .and if there Is how much Is it?

  15. So we bought a ‘swimming pool entry’, and 5,100 HUF p.p. later we couldn’t use the large indoor pool without buying a bathing cap. Then, for some unexplained reason, the wave pool wasn’t working…when I asked where the wavepool was the guy responded like I was an idiot for not knowing that the wave pool was in fact not a wave pool – just a pool. When you sell your ‘swimming pool entries’ you might want to mention these details – would be helpful. Would reiterate comments by others that have said staff are rude – certainly that was our experience. Felt like we were social security applicants at times, not paying customers!

    • Dear Joe and Erin,
      we are terribly sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience.
      Yes, unfortunately it is a common regulation in Hungary, that swimming caps are required to wear in the cold swimming pools.
      Regarding the outside pool: this year the wave function has been stopped earlier, from Oct 1, but the pool itself can be used until Oct 31. We are sorry for not providing this information in time.
      However this issue has nothing to do with the behavior of the staff, which is unacceptable. I can assure you that it will be investigated thoroughly, so that it will not happen again.
      I hope we can welcome you in Gellert Spa in the future with better service.

  16. Hi,

    My husband and I have booked a multi-city winter travel tour and we will be in Budapest on Christmas for a day only. This will be our first trip to this part of the world.
    As part of the package we will have -Gellert Baths entrance included on that day. Can you help me understand what does this mean – what access will we have? Can we go to pools or is it just for entering into the place and we need to purchase tickets for pools usage and massages? Kindly help me understand this ‘entrance’ concept here.

    Thanks,
    Pallavi

    • Dear Pallavi,
      the bath tickets include the use of all pools, saunas, steam rooms, gyms, etc. If you wish to have massage as well, then you have to purchase it separately.

  17. What do we need to bring? Swimming shorts, towel, flip flops, etc… Can we purchase swimming costume or do we need to bring them?

    • Dear Francis,
      your can rent the following items inside Gellert Spa:

      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)
      Bathrobe: HUF 2,500 (deposit HUF 5,000)
      Swimwear (women): HUF 2,000 (deposit HUF 2,000)
      Swimwear (men): HUF 2,000 (deposit HUF 2,000)

      Swimming caps and slippers can be bought in the rental facility of Gellert Spa for the following prices:
      Swimming cap: HUF 700
      Slipper: HUF 800

  18. Hello im comming to budapest with my partner in feb,and would really like to vist gellert spa.can my partner just wear long swimming shorts?..also is there anything else which would be helpful to know .

  19. We just got back from the spa, after reading reviews and seeing the amazing building online we decided to go for the more expensive private spa room with champagne and fruit. This is not exactly cheap, even considering it was two hours. We didn’t even last an hour of our booking. The room itself was in need of attention, there were paint patches on the walls and dust and grime everywhere. There ware heaps of small greenish/black algae or mould things in the bath itself which was very off putting, the champagne itself wasn’t champagne, it was a sparkling wine which wasn’t very nice (I would have been happy if it was a nice sparkling wine) lastly the fruit was a banana and a couple of apples in a basket with some plastic cutlery. I know I sound a bit hard to please here but it was a combination of these many small things that made us want to leave before we even got to half way. I politely told reception that the room would be as we no longer wanted to stay du to the reasons above, the looked at me blankly until I left.

  20. Hello,
    It’s there a parking place near the baths?
    What are the costs for them?
    Thank you

    • Dear Ovidiu,
      yes, there is a parking place next to Gellert Spa, that spa guests can use on a discount price: HUF 240 / hour.
      Address: Kemenes str. 10.
      Please do not forget to validate your parking ticket at the cashier of the Spa, otherwise you will not be entitled to the discount price. Thank you.

  21. Hi, we are visiting on Monday 15th February and just wanted to check that the outdoor pools will be open.

    Thank you

  22. Hi we arrive Tuesday 16th Feb for a 3 day break in Budapest & Gellert spa has been recommended to us. Is there anything we need to know before we visit?

    Kindest regards
    Tracy

    • Dear Tracy,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Gellert Spa will be open as usual, from 6 am to 8 pm.
      Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info [at] gellertspa.com

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