Admittedly, I had some trepidations about going to the bath house. The waters are mineral water of varying temperatures ranging from fairly cold to very hot. They have 17 pools of water from which to choose and the place is massive...and beautifully old. We read ahead of time about getting a private cabin for changing and leaving our things. When we arrived, a young man approached us and asked if we needed assistance in understanding what they have to offer. We chose a program that allowed us a cabin, 30-minute massages, wrist bands that got us upstairs into the massage area with unlimited fresh fruit, tea, and water in their Palm House, which was a beautiful setting and very relaxing. We were given rubber wrist bands with a water-proofed RFID chip in it which opened the door to our cabin.
Here's our first view of the outside of Szechenyi Bath House:
I couldn't believe it was only 30 minutes. It was relaxing...and was only a covered mattress on the floor instead of a table. She was SO good...I could have stayed there all day.
A bit of confusion where to return the towels and robes for our deposit after changing, but all worked out well and off we went back to the metro with me in my very wet Ecco sandals, which I hoped were really waterproof.
We had made reservations at Cafe Kor for 2pm but I emailed and said we wouldn't get there till at least 3, and they emailed that 3 would be fine. But then at that baths, the first massage time we could get was 2:25, so we screwed up again. I emailed our apology and asked for a later time again.
We did get in, and they were fine...it wasn't crowded at that time (5:30). This being our main meal of the day turned out to be a perfect time....like other old early-bird dinner people, ugh.
It's a charming place with just 3 tables outside. I liked our waiter. He kept his eyes on us without being intrusive...and you can see when we started, there was only one table of businessmen behind us, they left and a few couples wandered in as we were there.
And here's the bill
After dinner, we decided to stroll over the Chain Bridge which connects Buda to Pest. Again, so much beauty: