Coffee-filter and espresso
Tea-black,herbal or fruit flavored
Different types of cereals and corn flakes
scrambled eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs (fresh on request)
roast bacon, roast or cooked sausage
Yoghurt, milk, fruit jam, butter
Bread rolls or toast or bread
Fresh bananas, apples
Early breakfast can be arranged on request.
Of the 40 baths and outdoor pools in Budapest, the Gellért baths in the famous Gellért Hotel is the most prominent and elegant. The indoor pool is a firm favourite of photographers and a familiar image of Hungary, consistently upstaging the huge and equally impressive entrance hall. But there is much more to the Gellért than just the Art Nouveau architecture. Slip into the separate men’s and women's warm pools, saunas and steam rooms for a Turkish-style relaxation, or enjoy the sunshine and splendour of the outside pools, complete with a wave machine for the kids – and the big kids.
No visit to Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square) is complete without a wind-down in the Széchenyi baths in the Városliget (City Park). The complex, one of the largest in Europe, boasts the usual network of hot tubs and steam rooms, but the outdoor pools in the enormous neo-Baroque courtyard are the main attraction, and are particularly atmospheric in the winter months. The warmer pool is better suited to a chat, a soak and a game of chess, while the second offers alternate bubble massage and a bizarre aquatic roundabout that brings a smile to faces of all ages. Only committed swimmers, equipped with the obligatory swimming caps, may take to the colder water in the central pool.
The drinking cure hall of the Bath was built in 1937. The first department to ensure complex thermal bath facilities (daytime hospital) was established in 1979 in Budapest, in the Lukács Thermal Bath. In 1999, the open-air pools of the swimming pool section were modernised. In the course of this, the so-called mud-pond, hardly used before, was replaced by a fancy pool, equipped with a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence, neck shower, water beam back massage hidden in the seat banks, whirlpool, geysers, effervescent bed and many other facilities unfamiliar before this time. The two swimming pools of various temperatures in the other courtyard of the Bath were also rebuilt with water-filtering and circulation devices.
The Kiraly Bath
This Turkish, that is steam bath, giving a special experience for travelers, is a precious memory of the Turkish occupation (named after its owner in the 19th century), is functioning even today. The centre of the most beautiful Turkish part of the building, to which Baroque and Classicist extensions were made, is the cupola hall with an octagonal pool. The thermal baths are 39 and 30 degrees Celsius hot, the cold water pool is 26 degrees, while the hot air and steam chambers are 60-70 degrees. The water is good for people suffering from locomotor diseases, but is also recommended for those who wish to relax only.Open: 0630-1800 Tue, Thu, 0630-1200 Sat for women; 0900-2000 Mon, Wed, Fri for men Transportation: M2 Batthyány tér, BUS 60, 86
The Rudas, near the Buda bridgehead of Erzsébet híd, is a men-only baths (although the outdoor pool is open to both sexes) built by the Turkish Pasha of Buda in the 16th century. Its soothing turquoise octagonal pool makes it all the more relaxing - and helps you come to terms with wearing nothing but a skimpy apron. Open Monday to Friday 06-20, Saturday and Sunday 06-13 (The bath is open on Tuesday for women).Evening and night opening hours: Friday to Saturday: 10 pm – 4 amRudas spa gives home to the audio-visual genre of Cinetrip programs (800-2000 people). Cinetrip has many foreign and Hungarian fans among young people, who want to have unique cultural experiences.