Lukacs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

Lukacs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

Lukacs Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Popular thermal baths existed in the same location during Turkish times, although the current building dates from the late 1800s.
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  • Bruce
    223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lukacs A Fun Place
    What a fun place! To all those who have complained about location, slippers/flip flops/towels, etc, do the research! You will need a bathing cap for the pools as well....they're 2 for $6 on Amazon and we saw a few folks with hotel shower caps as well. For a very few dollars more, we took a cabin, but it was a bit confusing to get into. The desk clerk walked up a flight of stairs to assist us. You need to swipe your wristband on a screen as you enter the cabin area, at which point you are assigned a cabin number. We didn't find it difficult to go into any of the pools or various warm water spots scattered about the facility. Just wander about, you'll find them. Isn't that what travel is about anyways? My favorite spot was the steam room at 50C. Adjacent to it is a pool at 20C. Trust me, that'll wake you up and cleanse those pores. I've been to the Gellert Baths and they're beautiful, but at 1/4 the cost, you get a much more local experience at Lukacs. Easily accessible from the #6 tram....just use your phone and don't complain that it's hard to find since there was a parade of folks with gym bags walking from the tram stop to the facility.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Girl Takes Mundo
    Manchester, United Kingdom202 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local & Architecture Beauty: Add To Your Spa List When Visiting Budapest
    I’ve visited many of the iconic thermal spas as this is a return visit to Budapest and I’m writing for Girltakesmundo .com. Lukacs Bath was a relaxing experience. You’ll enjoy outdoor pools, labyrinth of thermal spas and varios saunas scattered around this architecturally beautiful building. Bonus, check out the rooftop sun terrace to perfect your tan.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 August 2023
  • 14Travel1991
    United States16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Larger Thermal Bath House, very reasonably priced and conveniently located right outside the city center
    Really enjoyed the local feel of these baths. Only tried out indoor thermal baths and noticed this bath house is for locals but great after walking around Budapest for the day. Bring a towel (although you can rent one) and as with other bath houses, have smaller bills. Very conveniently located 15 - 20 minutes from the center of Budapest. Would recommend having a bathing suit for when traveling to Hungary (regardless of the time of year.)
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 2023
  • AmaMamma
    Rome, Italy33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Warm and wonderful
    We had free entry as part of a new digital Budapest City card (which I would not recommend). The baths are smaller and more local seeming. Nearly all of the folks there on a Friday morning when we arrived were pretty clearly not tourists based on language and age. The directions are, to be honest, confusing. Something that we experienced in a lot of places in Budapest. But it was really nice and basic. We enjoyed it but enjoyed our morning at Rudas even more.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 November 2023
  • ebenezer754
    Birmingham, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable visit
    Had free entry with the Budapest card. I was a bit sceptical as some reviews were not great but myself and my husband thoroughly enjoyed it. They do stipulate swimming caps in the outside pools but we used shower caps from our hotel and they worked fine. Thermal spa was brilliant. Went about 9.30 am, was not too busy then.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2024
  • sunnybrae2016
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good outdoor pool area
    We ended up visiting Lukacs baths at a weekend when we saw the full up sign on the neighbouring Veli Vej baths. These are much bigger and busier but have so many areas to go that is does not seem too crowded. There are some lovely outdoor pools (cap needed for the lap pools). The indoor medicinal pools were busy on a Sunday but there was enough turnover to get a seat in the water. There is a fair walk between the medicinal pools and the outdoor leisure pool through the cafe. Keep exploring. The steam room is by far the steamiest I have ever been in!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Julie M
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skip this spa if it’s the only one you’re considering
    I would skip this spa if it was your only chance in Budapest to go to a Spa as it feels like it’s more for the locals. After seeing this on TikTok and seeing good reviews I felt like I had stumbled upon a hidden gem, but that wasn’t really the case. If you’re looking to not spend a lot of money on a spa in Budapest then this is your place, but that’s about it!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 March 2024
  • Laura B
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom78 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Needs more supervision of guest activities!
    This spa very much caters to the locals, English signage is poor and it was difficult to navigate at first. That said it offered good value for money. We chose this spa because the weather was sunny and the other nearby one didn't have an outside pool and sun terrace (both of which were pleasant). We took our own towels, flip-flops and swim cap. Would have given 4 stars but there was a dirty old man doing something gross in the outdoor spa pool so we quickly left that area. There didn't seem to be any staff around to notice or report it to. They either need more cameras or staff observing.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
  • I B
    Kent, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    I had a very positive experience here. I pre booked the tickets via the official website which was €10 per person so very reasonably priced in my opinion which is for a full day admission plus lockers and changing rooms too. Everything seemed clean and it wasn’t ridiculously over crowded and unhygienic compared to other Budapest spas. Drinks were very good price too. However you cannot use the swimming pool if you do not have a swimming cap so if you want to use the pools and the thermal baths bring a cap. We didn’t have a cap so could not use which was a shame . You can use the baths without a cap. The rooftop is a nice peaceful place to sit.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 May 2024
  • Rosemary B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the private Bath! We want to go back!
    This was our first time going to a thermal bath! We loved it and would love to do it again. We did the private bath with a room that's attached with a shower and some lounge chairs. The 3 hours felt long initially, but we didn't want to leave toward the end! This is a 10/10. The only thing that could have improved it is some snacks and water! Our package included champagne. The staff was so friendly too! **If you do the private bath, you will get to control the temperature! It can get scalding hot! **
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2024
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Amanda Smith
Odense, Denmark80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
As a non-hungarian speaker, the bath was hard to find and navigate. The entrance is hidden behind gates with little to no signage, and the signs inside are also sparse. We got the experience for free thorough the "Budapest plus card", which is the only reason we went here instead of the Szechenyi Baths. However, we had a nice experience.

The Lukacs Bath is on the smaller side, with 4 pools inside varying in temperature from 24-40C. There are also two swimming pools outside (24-26C), but you have to wear a swimming cap to use those. At last, there is a heated pool outside (36C), but it is quite difficult to find, so you probably have to ask someone (If you find the outdoor swimming pools, keep going right). The lockers are free to use, and the locker rooms are mixed gender with small changing cabins inside. The showers were gender seperated and also had small shower cabins, so no public shower.

All in all, we had a great time, and would recommend going here, if you have the patience to figure out the floor plan.
Written 8 December 2022
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Bruce
223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fun place! To all those who have complained about location, slippers/flip flops/towels, etc, do the research! You will need a bathing cap for the pools as well....they're 2 for $6 on Amazon and we saw a few folks with hotel shower caps as well. For a very few dollars more, we took a cabin, but it was a bit confusing to get into. The desk clerk walked up a flight of stairs to assist us. You need to swipe your wristband on a screen as you enter the cabin area, at which point you are assigned a cabin number. We didn't find it difficult to go into any of the pools or various warm water spots scattered about the facility. Just wander about, you'll find them. Isn't that what travel is about anyways? My favorite spot was the steam room at 50C. Adjacent to it is a pool at 20C. Trust me, that'll wake you up and cleanse those pores. I've been to the Gellert Baths and they're beautiful, but at 1/4 the cost, you get a much more local experience at Lukacs. Easily accessible from the #6 tram....just use your phone and don't complain that it's hard to find since there was a parade of folks with gym bags walking from the tram stop to the facility.
Written 21 August 2023
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Christopher Babits
Calgary, Canada72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a good place to feel the intimate atmosphere of thermal bathing in Budapest. While Gellért and Széchenyi are more well-known and much larger, this bath offers a quieter historic setting in a more off-the-beaten path part of the City.

There are multiple pools in the dimly lit interior and a great outdoor leisure pool in a sunny enclosed yellow courtyard. The interior is a typical maze of corridors and rooms but it’s not too difficult to understand. There is another lap pool outside that requires bathing caps that we did not use. Our family really enjoyed this bathing experience and look forward to returning sometime.
Written 10 January 2020
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Traveler28304133117
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
These baths felt more like a retirement home than public baths. I was the only person under the age of 50 in the entire complex. There was a pretty foul smell in one of the indoor pool rooms and the cabins were quite difficult to figure out. To add to all of this, I was mistakenly charged $240 for a pair of slippers. I left after 20 minutes and decided to spend my morning elsewhere. I recommend tourists stick to the bigger more famous baths.
Written 10 April 2023
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KatieE7799
London, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
My boyfriend and I visited at the end of June and spent a nice 2 hours here. We paid around £8 each (included locker) which we felt was really good price considering other thermal baths wanted newer £35! We booked our tickets online and printed these out. On arrival we went to main reception where they scanned our ticket and gave us our wristbands for the lockers. We were then directed to the main changing area and lcokers, no issues. Not all signs are in English however we didn’t find this a problem. The main pools are in the middle (these are the pools where swim caps are required) and then to the left of these are the indoor thermal baths and to the right of these and through the cafe is the outside thermal bath which also has a whirlpool. We spent about half hour inside (it was very hot weather when we went) and rest of the time in the outside thermal bath. Once we knew where everything was, it was easy to navigate and you can leave your towels on the chairs around the baths. Highly recommend visiting if you are looking for a cheaper thermal bath. We walked here from District V and took us about 40mins (also has good transport links).
Written 11 July 2024
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Babyschnookers
Castleford, UK167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We visited today as a family 3 adults and a 14 year old. It was easy to find the building as there was steam coming out the top, however there was no signage on the door but we managed it. It cost 16200 HUF which is about £37.50 for us all including 1 changing room to share. We all got a wrist band and 1 was yellow for opening the changing cubicle.

Don’t forget flip flops and a swimming cap / shower cap if using the swimming pools. ( there are 2 which need a cap)

We found the lockers by going up to the 2nd floor we all got changed and left the clothes in the 1 changing room. This was lockable with the wristband.

We visited the outdoor thermal pool which was 36 degrees. Just next to this was a sauna and plunge pool with an ice box.

Inside and upstairs 2 flights was the thermal indoor pools. 1 was 32 degrees, another 36 and another 40 with a hot spring to drink from. There was also a steam room and a sauna. There was also another plunge pool at 20 degrees.

We went on a Thursday at 11am and it was busy but plenty off room. There were showers and hairdryers for once you had had enough.

We got soft drinks, coffee and beer in the cafe. We stayed about 3 hours in total.

It was smelly but to be expected with the water being thermal from a spring, but the place was clean it was an old building with character.
Written 16 February 2023
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Christopher N
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Yes, the outward appearance is impressive. But grandiose Hapsburg wedding-cake architecture belies an interior that has seen far better days, probably around the time of Franz-Joseph! Broken-down is the most generous overview term. Poor internal directions found me spending most of my hour looking for a seemingly mythical sauna. All I came on was a feeble steam room and a dreadful old harridan checking vaccination status. A far pleasanter experience is to be had at the Rudas baths.
Written 2 February 2022
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Sophie C
Bruges, Belgium30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My friends and I visited with high hopes, but we left far from relaxed; in fact, we were appalled. The lady at the reception was extremely impolite and rolled her eyes. She told us to arrive on time for our massages due to a fully booked schedule, but it turned out to be untrue as my friend was allowed in 30 minutes early.

The pools, floors, stairs, showers—everything was disgustingly dirty. There was trash and other people's hair everywhere. We had booked massages, but unfortunately, I was massaged by a man in a gloomy room, and my upper body was left uncovered while my legs were massaged. The pools were overcrowded, leaving you uncomfortably close to strangers. Adding to the discomfort, despite wearing bikinis, the staff insisted that we undress, even though there was a man and a woman in the sauna fully clothed.

Furthermore, the entire facility was very outdated, and there was a pervasive stench throughout. Do not come here, under any circumstances!
Written 15 October 2023
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Csengery
Budapest106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This small spa is often the spa of choice for Hungarians rather than foreign visitors. I came with friends who wanted wellness treatments, I am not interested in spas myself, and they were impressed with the pools and the quality of the massages they received. I had a day pass so that I could wait for them in the cafe but I was not impressed that I needed to pay for a day pass when all I wanted was to sit and read in the downstairs cafe. But this is fairly normal here. Only the Rudas baths have a cafe at the entrance. Food was basically sandwiches but they were fresh and fairly appetising. Very helpful at the information desk, less so at the ticketing booths as not many staff speak any language other than Hungarian. This can be a problem when trying to negotiate different wellness treatments. It is a very nice spa, though, and a visit can easily be combined with a walk up the Rozsadomb to the Gul Baba tomb, then on to Obuda (a few stops on the tram) to the Sushi Sei restaurant. Or to explore Obuda itself .
Written 7 May 2022
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I B
Kent, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I had a very positive experience here. I pre booked the tickets via the official website which was €10 per person so very reasonably priced in my opinion which is for a full day admission plus lockers and changing rooms too. Everything seemed clean and it wasn’t ridiculously over crowded and unhygienic compared to other Budapest spas. Drinks were very good price too. However you cannot use the swimming pool if you do not have a swimming cap so if you want to use the pools and the thermal baths bring a cap. We didn’t have a cap so could not use which was a shame . You can use the baths without a cap. The rooftop is a nice peaceful place to sit.
Written 13 May 2024
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