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| Bus 26, Margaret Island, Budapest 1138, Hungary
+36 20 212 9873
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 July 2015

One of the oldest water parks in the heart of the capital, located on the green, lush and charming Margit-island on the Danube river, the Palatinus Strand is well-known by all Hungarians as an excellent get-away from the scorching summer heat in the city and...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 July 2015

A huge water park in Margarita Island. There are pools for all the family but all are too crowd. Big Disadvantage is that you need to pay extra for everything. You need to pay for the family cabin to change clothes, you need to pay...More

7  Thank 20Andreas12
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A surprisingly clean beach in the heart of the hungarian capital, Budapest. The daily occupancy is above 100% so if you hate being in an overly crowdy place, find an other beach.

Thank gyulavirag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palatinus has it all - the space, the fun slides, the beautiful and various pools, half day tickets, amazing ice coffees, good and affordable easy meals, children friendly and thermal. Open all year round but perfect for the summer. Go early if you want a...More

Thank CelineP206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there hoping for a good day, we paid the (higher) weekend price, only to know just 2 outdoor pools were open - one of which was a swimming pool, and 2 indoor pools were open. All of the other outdoor pools/areas were closed,...More

Thank sindhunagquantel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Visited the week after the summer season so some of the pools and the slides were closed but that suited me as it meant there were no crowds and I had the 40m pool all to myself. The thermal pools were lovely and warm...More

Thank HelgaJ64
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We only went to the Palatinus STrand as an afterthought because our two daughters were deemed too young to go to the famous thermal baths at Szchenyi and the Gellert (the recommended age is 14+; ours are 13 and 10). We are so glad we...More

Thank Mr_Zed
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Very good place for visiting with geothermal steam bath. Some pool were closed under construction, but in general very good experience.

Thank RetsetA
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Margaret island is wonderful, and this only added to the experience. The pools are the biggest in Budapest and it was roughly a fifth as busy as the main pool you'll see on here. The wave pool and slides are losed out of season, so...More

Thank HarryB642
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Palatinus strand is an massive complex of pools, baths, and even water slides on Margaret Island. Although you'll find it under lists of Budapest 'baths', it is not a traditional bath experience. It is much closer to being a Hungarian water park. You will find...More

1  Thank Alex R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Really liked this set of thermal pools that are super convenient to get to by tram and bus being right in the center of the city. The large outdoors pool was very clean and the water just perfect temperature. The indoor pool was very large...More

Thank louiscfl27
Reviewed 30 September 2018

An excellent place to take kids with multiple pools, slides and activities. There were few loungers available so ensure you get there early.

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22 July 2018|
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Response from TeamFinfamily | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that you cannot rent but you can buy for 10.000. But best to bring your own - that's what we did. Swimming caps not needed.
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18 June 2018|
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Response from twinkletoes13 | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t have to wear swimming hats. Men can wear whichever swimwear they want.
18 October 2017|
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Response from Manya B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you can take children, they have indoor pools.