For obvious reason Budapest is called “City of Spa” and visit to this bath makes the belief stronger. This is not any ordinary or some fancy thermal bath. It’s Gorgeous and Royal!
Gellert Bath was the second set of thermal baths we visited. When I first walked into the entrance hall I was impressed by its grandeur, and vast space. it has beautiful tiled floors, marble columns and potted palms, The outdoor area is vast, with a sauna, Jacuzzi, hot thermal bath and large wave pool. The multiple indoor thermal pools are set in stunning buildings with a great range of temperatures. It’s like being taken back in time to the turn of the century. It is a beautifully vast space which resembles that of a cathedral.
I was pleased to find the pool was of decent size, and most importantly, very clean it was a bit of a maze, but I managed to find my way around.
It has lot of pools with soothing mineral waters in hot and hotter varieties which they proclaim to be good for joint pains, muscles.
It seemed clean and the two thermal baths (one at 36 degrees and one at 38) were very relaxing. There are no clear signs or information on how the system works, which was a little frustrating, but we managed to find ways.
Personally I find that if you don’t go to one of the many baths in Budapest you don’t know what you are missing. Ok, it is quite different from many of the modern spas we have nearly everywhere these days, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The High ceilings, pillars, the different pools. Lovely!
We had been looking forward to a couple of hours of relaxation in the middle of a hectic city break. Despite very mixed reviews we decided to go to the Gellert Baths rather than any other because of the descriptions of the interior. The only we chose to visit the Gellert Baths even though they cost a little more than other options because of the history and architecture.
Well, keeping aside how this bath actually looks I still prefer szechenyi baths over this.
Like Schenzyi, this Thermal bath too has options to pamper your body – The list of different kind of massage, therapy and treatment.
Piece of advice – Getting your own towel and flip flops. This place is less crowded in comparison to schenzyi.
If you like Art Deco, you’ll love this building. But it has long ceased to be an authentic Hungarian experience and caters almost exclusively for tourists who are willing to pay the far greater entrance fee than the other baths in Budapest.