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Hungary has one of the largest thermal water reserves in the world. 80% of the country’s territory has some kind of thermal water underground. The healing powers of thermal spas have long been known, and in Hungary this precious resource has a long tradition of being at the center of exceptional wellness and medical retreats focused on regenerative health, beauty and vigor. Whether visiting such an institution as an individual, couple, group of friends or even family, Hungary has a wellness spa program perfect to make a better you.
Here is a short list of our top 5 picks for the best medical and wellness spa resorts to visit in Hungary in 2023 for Middle East travellers.
Spirit Hotel Thermal Spa – Sárvár
Known for having an exclusive setting with seven picturesque lakes where elegance, crystal clear air and un-spoilt nature are in abundance, Spirit Hotel Thermal Spa is located at the source of a 250-million-year-old thermal spring, in the town of Sárvár, about 161 km, or a 3-hour car drive, west of Budapest.
This unique wellness complex and award-winning spa hosts world-class facilities including the Oasis spa with its spacious floor area and 22 magnificent pools and jacuzzies. It offers exclusive indoor and outdoor pools, a unique SAUNA WORLD, and therapeutic and medical spa; ensuring the maximum relaxation for its visitors. Here guests can enjoy rejuvenation treatments and health check-ups that use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The resort also offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sport programs.
Hotel Európa Fit – Hévíz
Hotel Európa Fit is for all families, from those that include the youngest of family members to those with great and grandparents. In fact, the hotel prides itself on having extensive in-house Childrens’ programmes allowing everyone to be able to find something suitable for their needs and liking, whether it is engagement for kids or relaxation or recharging for parents.
The award-winning 4-star superior spa resort is located in the southwest of the country in a peaceful oasis only about 200 km from Budapest, taking about 2 hours by car or 3 hours by train. It is also only a mere 400 meters away from Lake Hévíz.
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa – Hévíz
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa – Hévíz is a 20-minute walk from the thermal lake, Lake Hévíz, the largest swimmable thermal lake in the world which is covered in lotus flowers, and is a true natural wonder and a major international wellness attraction.
Baths and body packs, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, inhalation therapy, and electrical treatments are all available after a short medical examination.
NaturMed Hotel Carbona – Hévíz
NaturMed Hotel Carbona is a charming spa that brings the best of Hévíz to its doorstep especially for those visiting as individuals or couples. One of the most popular spots within the resort is the open-air leisure pool with a wide range of water features and a Mediterranean-style sunbathing garden to enjoy the warm rays of sunshine in the spring and during the summer.
The surrounding silence of nature, the warm thermal water and misty air make this place also an ideal winter retreat for nature lovers.
Located in southwest Hungary, it is about 200 km from Budapest and takes about 2 hours by car and 3 hours by train.
Saliris Resort Spa – Egerszalók
Saliris Resort Spa stands for “salt rainbow.” The name refers to the salt hill that has become a symbol of Egerszalók, as well as the diversity that the resort offers. Saliris Resort Spa provides 1900 m2 water surface consisting of 17 outdoor and indoor adventure and medicinal pools, a whirlpool tub, a slide and children’s pools, an exclusive Sauna World and Fitness Room equipped with cardio strengthening machines.
Located in northeastern Hungary, about 135 km from Budapest and about an hour and a half by car.