Some of the world’s most famous and renowned spa hotels can be found in the remarkableHungarian capital of Budapest. Even in antiquity, the thermal springs in Budapest were one of the main reasons the Romans decided to colonise this area along the Danube and build the springs into thermal baths. They established a regional capital, with large thermal baths, called Aquincum, now an area in Óbuda in the north of Budapest, the ruins of which can still be visited today. If you're a lover of Spa holidays, then a Budapest spa experience is essential to your list of places to visit. Discover more about thermal spas in Hungary or read on to discover the best spas and natural thermal baths in Budapest…
What makes Budapest the perfect spa break destination?
The spas in Hungary must pass strict controls in order to be allowed to carry the name "spa" and trained experts ensure the high quality of the water. Budapest lays claim to 80 of Hungary’s high quality thermal springs and is home to the largest thermal water cave system in Europe, and as a finishing touch to this watery grandeur, its section of the Danube River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buda side of the city is separated from Pest by the river Danube and together the two halves make one of the largest cities in the EU.
Unlike many other natural thermal spring locations, often high up in mountains or in the middle of the countryside, the Budapest spa hotels are all located within the city, making them easier to reach and allowing for a varied cultural programme. From historical monuments to art galleries, there is no shortage of cultural activities. Discover the mysterious Labyrinth of Buda Castleand monuments such as the Hungarian Parliament, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Gresham Palace and Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Indeed, Budapest has been ranked as one of the most idyllic places to live with burgeoning markets in commerce, fashion and art. That's why we've put together our best Budapest spa deals below for you to make the most of your holidays.
Danubius Hotel Gellert
The luxurious Hotel Gellertin Budapest is one of the most famous spa hotels and thermal baths in the world. At the very heart of the city, it lies right on the banks of the Danube. Built in 1918, you will experience an iconic, vintage feel with its art nouveau interior and brightly coloured mosaics, marble columns, stained glass windows and statues. The Gellert baths are high in calcium, magnesium, hydrogen carbonate, alkali, chloride, sulphate and fluorine content and hence highly effective at promoting good health and wellbeing. Naturally, this is complemented by both first-class spa treatments and a varied cultural programme.
Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget & Danubius Health Spa Resort
On Margaret Island in the middle of the Danube are located two luxurious Budapest spa hotels with thermal baths. As it’s a little further out of the centre, there’s more space for fitness activities such as jogging, tennis, rowing and cycling, throughout the lush green parks surrounding it.
The 164 roomed Grand Hotel was built in 1873 as the first luxury hotel in the city and offers traditional elegance combined with modern services to the highest standards. The Health Spa Resort is larger with 281 rooms and a much more modern building overlooking both the Danube and the park. Both hotels have access to the natural thermal springs of the extensive Danubius Health Spa which is around 200 sqm and offers treatments such as balneo, physio and hydrotherapy amongst others.
Whether you're looking for thermotherapy, a cultural adventure or quite simply a place to rest and relax, our high quality selection of Budapest baths and great deals on Budapest spa packages will fulfil your every desire.