Kiraly Medicinal Bath, Budapest

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Relax in one of the octogonal pools illuminated by holes in the 16th century Ottoman dome at Kiraly Medicinal Bath, the city's oldest thermal baths. One of the few baths in the city with its own source of thermal water, this space has remained largely unchanged from its original state, making you feel like you are stepping back in time. The baths, pools, and Jacuzzi are all unisex facilities. Bring your own swimsuit, towel, and flip flops, and store your personal belongings in the secure lockers. Note that children are not permitted at the baths. A visit to Kiraly Medicinal Bath represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Budapest online vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • "... For me it goes in spa maleolente ... " Elicits Dantesque reminiscences that shamelessly held thermal bath. Dirty, dirty, slippery, dangerous (I saw two people fall within twenty minutes, because of the slippery floor and invaded by water everywhere). Hot real is one, left in the condition in which it was made (in 1600 by the Turks, though a rusted sign States that it was restored-who?-thirty years ago), the others are very small and not very usable, because of the truly amazing crowds of tourists, who do not know how are lured here. The toilets are unusable (even for those who have followed proper tetanus prophylaxis), the showers will leave a hole in the skin, the dressing rooms suck. Maintenance: zero! In short, a more negative judgment you might not give (or rather, if there was zero, or -1, would give him). Guys, avoid this crap: Budapest has very different traditions, just look around!
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  • Cheaper than the other baths of Budapest, but clearly it is because it has not been renovated for decades, it really stuck in its own juice. It looks back in time... It's also a bath where there are many sulfur (equal big... rotten egg smell). On the other hand back massage super on top, really very pro.
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  • This bath house was very cool and well kept, but I have had a better facade at other bathhouses. Definitely has all the baths you could ask for, though!  more »
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  • The spar itself is nice. It's very old and the bath, staff all in white in the setting of the old building make it feel like a mental hospital. (In a quaint way) It has a choice of baths sauna and steam room which are clean and comfortable though obviously a couple of hundred years old. The negatives.. you either pay for a locker or a changing room. If you don't opt for a changing room there are 4 to use.. which means you'll queue... you also have to queue to buy tickets and again to get your towel deposit back. I'm British so I get queues but the system is complicated when it needn't be. My advice: go it's nice, bring your own towel, expect to wait to get changed remember it's old enjoy bathing with the locals and young lovers. You have to be over 14.
  • Great bath! In my opinion the best in Budapest! Very special atmosphere, you can really feel the atmosphere of old turkish spa. It is not super new and reconstructed but the experience is unique. It is also not expensive compare to other baths. English friendly. Highly recommended!
  • This was the only bath I had time to visit while I was in Budapest. Staff were pretty helpful (especially the ones by the changing rooms - English language ability is good) and it is a pretty authentic experience, and very cheap, especially for students like me. The downside of the authenticity is that it is pretty run-down, paint/stone peeling etc. It was also quite dirty - I wanted to spend some time in the jacuzzi, but there was some sort of dirt inside the jacuzzi on the rim, looked quite gross and in clear need of a clean.
  • Good place to get the feel of an authentic Ottoman style bath. The place is not very well maintained though. Showers, locker rooms and massage areas aren't very well equipped. Place is half the price of Gellert and Szechenyi, so a good bargain. If you want better quality facilities, there are other options in Budapest
  • Wow what an authentic experience. It was fairly small and not at all crowed. It was our favourite thermal bath we have ever been to (our 6th thermal bath) It was about $30 cad for the two of us. They have a half price admission if you go from 9 to 12. If you are looking for something more authentic this is for you, if you want water slides and drinks you need to go to the bigger ones.

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