In an interesting travel story on LadBible, a British influencer found that it was cheaper to fly to Hungary and visit the popular Széchenyi Bath than to buy a day ticket to a spa in London.
Callum Ryan, a 22-year-old TikToker, wanted to find out if it was cheaper to fly to Budapest and visit the Hungarian capital’s most famous spa than to go for a £40 swim in England.
He managed the extremely cheap trip by buying a last-minute flight ticket for just £17 on a low-cost flight from London Luton airport, then paying around £22 for entry and a locker to the Széchenyi Bath. As a result, the trip ended up costing him £39, which was slightly cheaper than going to a London spa.
Ryan said about the journey that it was an incredible experience with hot and cold baths, indoors and out. “I made the most of the experience by chilling out for a couple of hours and then it was time to go.”
The entry of the Széchenyi Bath in Budapest. Photo: Pixabay
The Széchenyi Bath is Budapest’s largest spa complex, located in Városliget (City Park), with many outdoor and indoor pools. The thermal bath offers a variety of treatments and also has day hospitals. The complex is popular among Hungarians and foreigners alike.
In January this year, British tabloid Mirror ranked Széchenyi Bath among the best thermal baths in Europe.
They wrote that “it is the largest medicinal bath in Europe and the third largest in the world, and is part of a complex containing 21 pools, including three outdoor, one indoor, and one with a wave machine. The neo-baroque baths date back to the 1880s and contain 38C water filled with sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, and a significant amount of metaboric acid and fluoride.”
Also on the top list was Lake Hévíz in western Hungary, which is the largest swimmable thermal lake in the world.
Featured photo via Facebook/Széchenyi Thermal Bath