Gellért Szálloda és Termálfürdő
Fodor’s Expert Review
At the foot of Gellért Hill the beautiful art nouveau Danubius Hotel Gellért is the oldest spa hotel in Hungary, with hot springs that have supplied curative baths for nearly 2,000 years. Its baths are the most popular among tourists, both because you don't need reservations, as you do at most other hotel-based thermal spas, and also because there's a wealth of treatments—including chamomile steam baths, salt-vapor inhalations, and hot mud packs. Many of these treatments require a doctor's prescription; prescriptions from foreign doctors are accepted. Most staff speak English. Most of Budapest's baths, once segregated, are now primarily co-ed (with special hours for segregated bathing for some baths), including this one. Men and women can now use all steam and sauna rooms as well as both the indoor pool and the outdoor wave pool at the same time.