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Top 15 Budapest Spa Hotels and the Nicest Thermal Baths Around

Dubbed the “Paris of the East”, Budapest is a charming European city known for being the spa capital of the world. Travellers flock here from around the world to experience the city’s therapeutic waters and luxury spa services, combining their vacation with luxurious self-care. In addition to the city’s natural thermal springs and public baths that date back to Roman times, the collection of spa hotels in Budapest offer head-to-toe pampering.

Budapest, Matthias Church seen through arch of Fishermans
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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve compiled a list of the best thermal baths and top spa hotels in Budapest. These zen-inspired retreats offer a wide range of bespoke spa services, including relaxing massages and facials, as well as traditional Turkish baths and tranquil pools.

Top Spa Hotels in Budapest

New York Palace The Dedica Anthology Autograph Collection

New York Palace The Dedica Anthology Autograph Collection, Budapest spa hotel
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Set in an opulent 19th-century building, New York Palace The Dedica Anthology Autograph Collection is one of the best spa hotels in Budapest. Its luxury spa features therapeutic treatments and an indoor pool, while the hotel’s legendary New York Cafe is also a must-visit for its menu of Hungarian dishes. Alternatively, The Salon is an intimate fine dining restaurant perfect for a romantic date.

Classic Rooms feature contemporary and antique furnishings and flat-screen TVs, while Superior Rooms add a cosy sitting area. Combine work and leisure in the super-spacious Executive Suites, or upgrade to a posh Presidential Suite designed with a private entrance and Murano glass chandeliers.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 144 – USD 4,533
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Erzsebet Korut 9-11, VII. district, Budapest, Hungary

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, spa hotel
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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest lives up to its luxury brand name as a top pick for the best spa hotels in Budapest. Overlooking the Danube River, the hotel’s posh spa features healing massages and lush body treatments as well as an infinity-edge pool, sauna and steam rooms. After your spa treatments, enjoy traditional cuisine and river views at Kollazs Brasserie.

Gaze out at the beautiful Danube River from a River-View Room, with some featuring a step-out balcony. Park Suites add floor-to-ceiling windows and dining tables, while the ultra-luxe Royal Suite embodies grandeur with a furnished terrace overlooking the Chain Bridge, Buda Hills and Royal Castle.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 428 – USD 4,736
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Széchenyi István tér 5-6, V. district, Budapest, Hungary

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton Budapest, spa hotel
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Offering 5-star luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is set within a 20th-century heritage building. Entry-level Deluxe King Rooms feature seating areas and Fashion Street or Elizabeth Park views, while upgraded Suites add separate living areas.

You can get pampered from head-to-toe at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, which offers typical spa treatments as well as immersive therapies like a full body exfoliation and hot stone massages. It also boasts a sauna, steam room, soaking tub and indoor pool. Watch the world go by on the terrace of DSK Wine & Grill, which serves Hungarian-inspired cuisine and local wines.

Attractions Nearby:

  • St. Stephen’s Basilica (300 metres)
  • Andrassy Avenue (300 metres)
  • Szechenyi Chain Bridge (700 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 284 – USD 10,111
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Erzsebet Ter 9-10, V. district, Budapest, Hungary

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, spa hotel
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A short walk to numerous top attractions, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest is an award-winning hotel in downtown Budapest. Chic rooms with Neo-Empire design feature Smart LED TVs and high-speed Wi-Fi, while upgraded rooms add Nespresso coffee machines and Fashion Street or Erzsebet Park views.

Easily one of the best spa hotels in Budapest, the hotel’s on-site spa facilities include Finnish saunas, a steam room, indoor pool and a range of treatments and massages. After you find complete zen, you can sample Hungarian-Viennese cuisine at Es Bisztro or chill out with a cocktail at Blue Fox The Bar or coffee at The Living Room.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 189 – USD 911
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Erzsébet tér 7-8, V. district, Budapest, Hungary

Aquaworld Resort Budapest

Aquaworld Resort Budapest, spa hotel
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Aquaworld Resort Budapest is not only one of the best spa hotels in Budapest, but it’s also home to the biggest indoor water theme park in Europe. Travellers of all ages will love the on-site facilities, from the three-levelled Oriental Spa with exotic baths to 11 giant water slides, a Kids Club and multiple restaurants and bars. There’s also a free shuttle service to the city centre.

Spacious rooms and apartments in varying configurations are available, including two or three rooms that can be adjoined, and offer modern design and amenities. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, LCD TVs, mini bars, with some able to add an extra bed.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 136 – USD 339
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: Ives ut 16., IV. district, Budapest, Hungary

Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection

Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection, Budapest spa hotel
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The music themed decor at Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection extends to its on-site spa, which offers treatments inspired by jazz, classical and opera music. Get an instant glow with a 30-minute facial, then relax in the spa’s heated pool, Finnish sauna, aromatic steam room and infrared sauna. Afterwards, you can savour city views and creative cocktails at SkyBar.

Each unique room celebrates the work of a music legend, with most featuring furnished balconies overlooking the hotel’s tranquil Music Garden Courtyard. Studios as well as one, two and three-bedroom Suites are available to accommodate all types of travellers, while Family Units are two connecting rooms so you can stay close.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 284 – USD 1,340
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Hercegprimas utca 5., V. district, Budapest, Hungary

InterContinental Budapest

InterContinental Budapest, Budapest spa hotels
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Located on a stunning riverbank walkway, InterContinental Budapest is one of the best spa hotels in Budapest. Standard Rooms offer a tranquil respite pre or post-spa treatments with king-size beds and complimentary coffee, while Executive Rooms add lounge access. For sweeping river and Royal Palace views and separate living rooms, upgrade to a Suite.

Take a break from exploring to get pampered with a facial or massage at the on-site spa, which also features a heated indoor pool, steam cabin and sauna. When hunger strikes, Corso Restaurant and Terrace offers local specialties and a seasonal outdoor terrace.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Chain Bridge (400 metres)
  • Little Princess Statue (270 metres)
  • Madách Theater (2 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 128 – USD 1,848
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Apaczai Csere Janos Utca 12-14, V. district, Budapest, Hungary

Ensana Thermal Margaret Island

Ensana Thermal Margaret Island, Budapest spa hotel
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One of our picks for the best spa hotels in Budapest, Ensana Thermal Margaret Island is situated on the stunning Margaret Island. Cosy rooms boast city and Danube views from private balconies as well as flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and mini bars, while upgraded rooms add spacious living rooms to stretch out.

At the spa centre you’ll find a range of spa and beauty treatments as well as indoor and outdoor pools, a thermal pool, steam baths, a sauna and sun terrace. Spa lovers will also discover a salt cave, Thai massage cabin, hydromassage room and fish pedicures to add to their itinerary. After you relax, recharge with a range of healthy cuisines at one of the multiple on-site restaurants.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 133 – USD 272
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Margitsziget, XIII. district, Budapest, Hungary

Danubius Hotel Helia

Danubius Hotel Helia, Budapest spa hotel
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Danubius Hotel Helia is a haven for wellness and one of the top-rated spa hotels in Budapest. In addition to an indoor pool and thermal baths, you can take advantage of the steam baths, salt cave, saunas and sun terrace. Feeling peckish? Treat yourself to Hungarian and international favourites at The Episode Restaurant.

Standard Rooms overlook the city and feature mini bars, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, while upgraded rooms boast Danube River, Margaret Island and Buda Hills views. Elevate your spa holiday by booking the lavish Superior Suite, which has a private sauna and spacious living room with a pull-out sofa.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 174 – USD 264
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 62-64. Kárpát utca, XIII. district, Budapest, Hungary

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, Budapest spa hotel
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Boasting spectacular views of the famous Chain Bridge, Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge offers a prime location near the Danube River and downtown. Stylish rooms boast flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms with tubs and mini bars. Couples looking for romance can upgrade to a Luxury Room for spectacular Danube River and Royal Castle hill views.

After a day of sightseeing, retreat to the swanky spa that features an indoor heated pool, natural pool and sauna. Built up an appetite? Dine on gourmet French-Hungarian cuisine at Terrasse Restaurant, then enjoy signature cocktails and the stylish atmosphere of the chic Paris Budapest Bar.

Attractions Nearby:

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 168 – USD 649
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Széchenyi István tér 2, V. district, Budapest, Hungary

Bo33 Hotel Family & Suites

Bo33 Hotel Family & Suites, Budapest spa hotel
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Offering family-friendly accommodation and a luxury spa, Bo33 Hotel Family & Suites is located in the VII District near the city centre. Rooms range from Superior Rooms with Nespresso machines, LCD TVs and Wi-Fi to VIP Rooms with saunas and a full kitchen. Need your space? Family Rooms feature two interconnecting rooms, while off-site one-bedroom apartments have kitchens, separate living rooms and balconies.

Start your morning with a champagne buffet breakfast before exploring nearby attractions, then take advantage of the spa’s massage services and Finnish sauna or sit by the fireplace in the Lobby Bar. Family-friendly perks include a children’s playground, 24-hour front desk and covered parking.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Hungarian State Opera (1.5 kilometres)
  • Hungarian Parliament Building (2.7 kilometres)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (2.1 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 72 – USD 289
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Szovetseg utca 33., VII. district, Budapest, Hungary

Iberostar Grand Budapest

Iberostar Grand Budapest, spa hotel
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Home to a luxury spa, Iberostar Grand Budapest is a relaxing retreat in the heart of the city. Forget your worries in the hydro massage pool or enjoy a pampering massage, then release endorphins in the modern fitness centre. Fill up with tasty carbs in Na’Pasta Bistro or sip creative cocktails in the trendy Lobby Bar.

Cosy Atrium rooms feature queen-size beds, living rooms and mini bars, while Superior Doubles add large windows with city views. However, for the best views, upgrade to a spacious 58-square-metre Junior Suite overlooking Plaza de la Libertad.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Military History Museum (2.4 kilometres)
  • Castle Garden Bazaar (1.5 kilometres)
  • Shoes on the Danube Bank (900 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 151 – USD 411
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Október 6. utca 26., V. district, Budapest, Hungary

Continental Hotel Budapest

Continental Hotel Budapest, spa hotel
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One of the most affordable city breaks in Budapest, Continental Hotel Budapest features Art Nouveau and Art Deco touches and has a wide selection of budget-friendly rooms. Standard Rooms include air conditioning, LCD TVs and soundproof windows, while posh Suites add separate living rooms. Stay in the Junior Suite for a private balcony with city views.

Satisfy your taste buds with a meal at Araz Restaurant or sip coffee and people watch at the elegant Gallery Cafe. HotelsCombined visitors highly-praise the hotel’s indoor and seasonal outdoor pool, while the spa’s Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and menu of pampering body treatments offer the perfect blend of luxury and relaxation.

Attractions Nearby:

  • Petofi Museum of Literature (1 kilometre)
  • Hungarian National Museum (1.1 kilometres)
  • Holocaust Memorial Center (1.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 110 – USD 352
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Dohany Street 42-44, VII. district, Budapest, Hungary

Queen’s Court Hotel & Residence

Queen's Court Hotel & Residence, Budapest spa hotel
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You can break away from cookie-cutter hotel rooms at Queen’s Court Hotel & Residence, which is home to a collection of luxury apartments. You’ll find everything you need for a relaxing stay in a Standard Suite, including a kitchenette and queen-size bed, while Superior Suites add a furnished living room. For extra space, stay in a Two Bedroom Suite.

The posh on-site spa is an oasis of tranquility, featuring an indoor heated pool, dry-sauna, Jacuzzi and fully-equipped fitness centre. The pool has an eight-meter-high solarium wall overlooking the garden where you can enjoy drinks and Chess Restaurant serves a diverse menu of French, Italian and Hungarian cuisines.

Attractions Nearby:

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 65 – USD 551
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Dob utca 63, VII. district, Budapest, Hungary

The Aquincum Hotel Budapest

The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, spa hotel
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The Aquincum Hotel Budapest is set in a charming area alongside the Danube River on the Buda side. It’s home to a renowned thermal spa, which derives its therapeutic waters from Margaret Island and features a swimming pool, thermal pools, Jacuzzi and Finnish saunas as well as spa treatments. Head to Apicius Restaurant for Hungarian dishes with a modern twist.

Stay in a Superior Rooms for a king-size bed, air conditioning and mini bar, or upgrade an Executive Room for Executive Lounge access with computers and meeting rooms. Aquaincum Suites are the most lavish choice with spacious living rooms, set in a separate wing of the hotel for ultimate privacy.

Attractions Nearby:

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 72 – USD 420
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Arpad Fejedelem Utja 94, Obuda, Budapest, Hungary

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Top Thermal Baths in Budapest

Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi thermal Baths, spa and swimming pool
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Szechenyi Bath
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Built in 1913, Szechenyi is the biggest spa in Hungary and the largest medicinal bath in Europe, with its waters high in calcium, magnesium for easing joint pain and arthritis. The sprawling 21-pool complex boasts steam chambers, hydrotherapy massages and Jacuzzis, all set around stunning Neo-Renaissance architecture. It’s known for its weekly “sparties” (spa parties), which mixes Hungarian bath culture with electronic dance music.

Gellert Baths

 Gellert thermal spa historical building from Gellert Hill, Budapest
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decorated arch in the famous Gellert bath
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Gellert Baths is easily one of the most photogenic thermal baths in Budapest with its beautifully decorated mosaic walls and floors, stained glass windows and Roman-style columns. Opened in 1918 this art nouveau landmark features indoor and outdoor baths fed by thermal springs from nearby Gellert Hill and an outdoor pool with a wave machine. Get pampered with dry and steam saunas, then bask in the sunshine on the outdoor terrace.

Rudas Baths

Medicinal Thermal Baths Spa building in Danube riverside,
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Rooftop thermal pool that looks out across the Danube River.
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Rudas Baths is nestled beneath Gellert Hill on the banks of the Danube River, dating back to 1550. The Turkish-style bathing complex is set around a central octagonal pool, and is accompanied by five smaller thermal pools, a sauna, steam room and massage rooms. A highlight is the rooftop pool and hot tub with river views.

Lukacs Baths

facade of the historical Lukacs Termal Bath building with the medicinal bath section and the indoor swimming pool
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In use since the 12th century, Lukacs Baths is located on the Buda side of the city and is noted for its laid-back vibes and affordable price point. It features warm thermal baths and cold plunge pools as well as a Himalayan salt room, which helps with skin and respiratory issues. Don’t miss the charming courtyard, which is lined with marble plaques etched with messages from visitors cured by its waters.

Kiraly Baths

Dating back to 1565 during Ottoman rule, visiting Kiraly Baths is like taking a step back in time as one of the oldest spas in Budapest. The centrepiece is its cupola-topped pool, while there’s also a thermal pool, massage rooms, sauna and steam room, as well as a Finnish spa with a cold plunge pool. You can also unwind in the wellness Jacuzzi in the courtyard.

Veli Bej Baths

Also known as Császár Baths, Veli Bej Baths was considered the most beautiful baths of its time back in the 16th century. This Turkish bath complex features original features like stone arches and its octagonal thermal pool is set under a striking domed roof. Around the main pool are smaller pools of varying temperatures, plus a Jacuzzi, while other wellness services such as an infrared sauna and aromatic steam baths are also available.

Relax and Recharge at These Top Budapest Spa Hotels

Straddling the Danube River, Budapest is one of the most enchanting capital cities in Europe. Combine an affordable city break with luxurious spa time in these elegant spa hotels in Budapest, where you will feel refreshed and renewed after a week (or two) of getting pampered. Visit a thermal bath, then retreat to a luxury spa hotel with tailored spa treatments, wellness centres and heated pools.

Budapest parliament building
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Which spa hotel in Budapest is your favourite?

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Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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