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Hotel Gellért - Thermal Bath Hotel In BudapestHotel  

The hotel is named after St Gellert, a visionary monk, and priest who lived in the 10th Century AD. Situated between Gellert Hill and the banks of the Danube, the Gellert Hotel sits on a site that has been used for many centuries.

You see, it is the location of a famous thermal spa. The Hungarians have a strong tradition of spas and baths. Indeed, there has been accommodation for visitors to this site since the early 1800s.

The Gellert Hotel was finished in 1918 and remained one of Budapest's most famous landmarks. The architecture is Art Nouveau, the style at the time, and remains an exceptional example of that aesthetic movement.

The fabulous Gellért Spa is attached to the hotel. There, ancient springs and volcanic waters fill many baths. In this masterpiece of design, choose from many pools, indoor and out, and smell the sulfur amid echoing voices along the tiled corridors. There is also an extensive gym, physiotherapy, and aromatherapy on offer.

In the winter of 2021, the hotel was closed for renovation, andit'ss going to open up again as a brand new five-star hotel in 2023.


The Art Nouveau historical landmark stands on Szent Gellért Square, next to the metro 4 line, and opposite the Liberty Bridge.

Hotel Gellert from above

The 176-room hotel was designed by Ármin Hegedűs, Artúr Sebestyén and Izidor Sterk.

Gellért Hotel

Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Gellert Thermal Spa entrance

The grand hotel opened in 1918, right after the end of world war I and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Hotel Gellert Lobby
Hotel Gellert restaurant
Hotel Gellert room

Photo by B Romero

Gellert Spa interior

Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

Gellert Spa interior design

Photo Roberto Ventre

Gellert Spa interior swimming pool

Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

After Hungary gained independence, Gellért Hotel was so successful in its early years that in 1927 the owners added 60 rooms and a wave pool.

Gellert Spa

Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose

The popular Gellért spa is owned and operated by the city of Budapest.

Gellert Spa tiles and mosaics

Photo by Christian Haugen

Gellert Spa wave pool
Szent Gellért tér 1, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
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