With over 120 natural hot springs in the city, Budapest is famous for its thermal waters and is a favorite spa destination. Healing waters, spa treatments, massage therapies, fitness packages, health spas, beauty treatments and medical spas await the wellness-minded travelers.
Health Spa Resorts & Wellness Hotels in Budapest
The Danubius Hotel Group, a Hungarian hotel chain, developed all its spa resorts based on the famous hot springs. Their property on Margaret Island, the four-star Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, was in fact the first metropolitan spa & wellness hotel in the world. The island’s natural thermal springs, rich in minerals, feed the resort’s spa.
The same springs feed the health spas of two other resorts: the four-star Danubius Health Spa Resort Helia, overlooking Margaret Island from the Pest side and the five-star Ramada Plaza Budapest, located on the Buda side.
Danubius’ other and perhaps even more famous spa hotel, the four-star Danubius Hotel Gellért is located in the city center, at the foot of Gellért Hill. A beautiful Art Nouveau building houses both the hotel and Gellért Baths. Hotel guests have direct access to the beautiful spa.
The Aquaworld Resort Budapest, a four-star conference and wellness hotel, is located on the outskirts of Budapest. The resort offers its guests direct access to Aquaworld, a large indoor water theme park, a favorite among children.
Spa Hotels in Budapest
If you want to be pampered, Budapest has several upscale hotels with great Spa facilities. The Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal and the New York Palace Boscolo Budapest each feature a Turkish bath. The Continental Hotel Zara is home to the renowned Hungária Spa. In addition, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, the Queen's Court, the Four Seasons Gresham Palace and the Hotel President all have an excellent spa. The spas at these hotels focus less on medical treatments and more on pampering their guests.
Spa Destination Budapest
Budapest is called ‘The City of Baths’ for a reason, so even if you don’t stay at a spa hotel, there are plenty of baths to choose from. Széchenyi and Gellért are probably the most popular baths to try, however Budapest is also one of the few cities where Turkish bathhouses dating back to the 16th century are still functioning, like Király Baths, Császár Baths and Rudas Baths.