Where to Stay in Budapest – Hotel Gellert and the Gellert Baths

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The Hotel Gellert is located on the Danube, Buda side. I chose to stay here because it is an old, historic building, conveniently located, and is connected to the famed Gellert Baths.

The staff here are superb and were more than happy to help me with a number of difficult requests. If you decide to stay here, make sure you get an air-conditioned room (if not, request a fan), book on the internet for discounted rates, and sign up for the Danubius Hotel Groups frequent stay program as you’ll be more likely to be given a room upgrade upon checkin.

While my room was on the lower end available (about 80 euros), I was on the top floor and had a stunning view from a balcony of Gellert Hill, the Lady of Freedom, and the Danube. As it was cooler in the evenings, I took to getting a bottle of wine from the market and writing here very night.

As a guest you get free entrance to the Gellert Baths, an architectural marvel and a soft bathrobe to wear at the spa. I used the thermal baths, sauna, and cold pools twice. They’re newer and perhaps a bit cleaner than the Rudas Baths I posted about a few days ago. As with Rudas and other baths, the employees are not very friendly or helpful but there are signs in English which makes it so much easier.

All in all it was a good choice I would make again.

 

Gallert Bath Info:

  • Adult ticket on weekdays, with cabin 4100 HUF
  • Adult ticket on weekends, with cabin 4300 HUF
  • Prepaid massage ticket 3700 HUF
  • Aroma massage (20 min) 3100 HUF
  • Aroma massage (30 min) 4100 HUF
  • Aroma massage (40 min) 5100 HUF
  • Spa water massage (20 min) 3300 HUF
  • Spa water massage (30 min) 4300 HUF
  • Spa water massage (40 min) 5200 HUF
  • Manager massage (20 min) 3100 HUF
  • Manager massage (30 min) 4100 HUF
  • Manager massage (40 min) 5100 HUF
  • Hot stone massage (60 min) 9100 HUF
  • Chocolate spa treatment 9100 HUF
  • Undervater jet massage 2300 HUF
  • Footcare 2200 HUF
  • Spa pedicure 6000 HUF
  • Cleopatra bath (20 min) 3100 HUF
  • Herbal bath (20 min) 2600 HUF
  • Relaxing aroma bath 2800 HUF
  • Hydrus package 5500 HUF
  • Medical massage (20 min) 3100 HUF
  • Medical massage (30 min) 4100 HUF
  • Medical massage (40 min) 5100 HUF
Located on the southern part of the city centre, on the Buda side – the right bank of the Danube, very close to the Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd).
Address: H-1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4.
Telephone: (36-1) 466-6166
 
You can reach it by public transportation on tramways 18, 19, 47 and 49, or on buses 7, 7A and 86.

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