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Thermal Margaret Island

Thermal Margaret Island

A Spa Oasis in the Heart of the City

Natural springs on Margaret Island, which at 100 hectares is Budapest’s largest park, are mentioned in chronicles dating back to the Middle Ages. But only when the island came under archducal ownership in the 18th century, the way was paved for the baths to be built, as the Archduke Joseph Karl (Károly József) wanted to develop the island into a spa that would be renowned throughout Europe.

He started drilling the wells in 1866, and in May 1867 hot spring water came gushing to the surface from a depth of 1200 metres at a temperature of 70 degrees. It was over this well that the Neo-Renaissance Grand Hotel (today’s Grand Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel) was built in 1873, designed by Miklós Ybl, to accommodate guests of the Margaret Island spa and baths.

The spa was demolished after suffering extensive damage from the war and flooding, and in 1979 the Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel was built on the site.

Registration number: SZ22051354

Complete Makeover

Unparalleled Setting for Work and Relaxation 

When you stay at the hotel for business, you will love the cool new interior design and the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure. As part of the recent large-scale renovations, the Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel has contemporary designer furnishings in the event rooms and lobby that invoke the calming tones of the hotel’s lush natural setting. The lobby  is enclosed on most sides by glazed panels, allowing visitors to still enjoy the beautiful green surroundings. The glass wall behind the reception desk affords a view of the exotic flora of the Japanese garden. A comfortable guest waiting room has also been built alongside the medical reception, and there is now a separate entrance from the Great Meadow (Nagyrét) for visitors to the medical centre and participants in conferences.

The great outdoors offers running, cycling, quadracycling and an open air gym for the amateur and seasoned athlete.  You won’t be able to resista stroll along the green footpaths that connect the historical landmarks of Margaret Island. 

When you stay with us you will have your choice of indulging in the  indoor and outdoor pools, the hot spring water, steam baths, hot tubs, saunas, aromatherapy cabin, sunbathing terrace, solarium and the countless wellness treatments. Our professionally trained masseurs and the cosmeticians at our  Beauty Salon are waiting and ready to pamper you beyond compare.  Stay healthy with us!

Green Oasis

in the Middle of the City

The hotel’s quiet, relaxing location is only 20 minutes from the city centre, making Margaret Island the perfect home base for exploring Budapest!

Once you’ve toured the island, taking in all its sights on foot or by quadracycle, just hop on a bus or even a boat and start getting to know our capital city and all its historical landmarks.

Just ask and we’ll be happy to help organise your trip and obtain reservations for bus or boat sightseeing tours, museum entry tickets or concert tickets.

  • 281 quiet rooms with views of Margaret Island or the Danube
  • Four-Star Superior service and modern interior design
  • Large event facilities with state-of-the-art technology
  • Executive Floor and Executive Lounge
  • Spa & Medical Centre with highly trained staff for a wide range of medical treatments
  • Water world and wellness centre with indoor and outdoor thermal pools, swimming pools, sunbathing terrace, sauna world, fitness centre, beauty salon
  • On-site access to cosmetic, dental, ophthalmic and cosmetic-surgery treatments
  • Large selection of pampering wellness and beauty treatments
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel
Services and Amenities


  • Parking is available for an extra fee, reservation in advance is not needed. You can park your car at the open-air parking area (HUF 3,500 per day) or at the hotel's garage (HUF 5,000 per day). Upon arrival press the HOTEL button at the barrier to receive a HOTEL ticket which is necessary for applying the discounted rate.
  • Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.
  • Accessible rooms for guests with disabilities.
  • Air conditioning throughout the hotel. The hotel is fully air-conditioned.
  • Designated smoking areas. 
  • Our hotel accommodates pets for a EUR 25/day surcharge. Pet policy

Services provided at the hotel:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Room service
  • Airport transfer
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up call
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gift shop
  • Car rental

Check-in: 15:00, Check-out 11:00

Health Spa

Health and Recreation in an Idyllic Setting 

You will be immersed in serenity as you are surrounded by the Danube, on this lush, verdant island studded with romantic lakes and ponds. . The 100-hectare park of Margaret Island is the ideal place for taking a long stroll or engaging in some outdoor exercise, such as running, cycling or using the open-air gym. 

The medicinal water that rises to the surface on the island has been used for 150 years, and is derived from a unique  combination of three springs. It has a low sulphur content, so you won’t smell the characteristic odour of thermal water normally associated with springs. The additional benefit of this is the water can be taken internally as a drinking cure. 

The well-appointed Spa & Medical Centre of the Thermal Margaret Island Health Spa Hotel uses the water from the island’s hot springs to treat a variety of musculoskeletal ailments to high, internationally recognised standards.

Our medical centre offers a swimming pool, thermal pools, a hot tub, sauna, steam room and salt cave for guests who come here seeking recreation or restorative health. The thermal water, wellness massages, treatments and saunas provide guests with an authentic spa experience. 

The treatments make use of the 70°C water rising from a depth of 1200 metres, in the form of mud packs, balneotherapy and galvanic treatments. The treatments are particularly effective for the treatment of rheumatic disease, joint and muscle injuries, nervous-system, circulatory and respiratory disorders. Our medical centre offers a wide range of wellness treatments and massages to bolster and protect your health. Cosmetic, dental, ophthalmic and cosmetic-surgery treatments are also available, performed to internationally accepted standards by a highly qualified team of specialists.

Our water world offers a thermal pool (37-38°C), an indoor (27-28°C) and outdoor (27-28 °C) swimming pool, adventure pool (33-34°C), exercise pool (33-35°C), traction bath (35-36°C), sauna, infrared sauna, steam and aromatherapy room, solarium, sunbathing terrace and fitness studio to help you unwind, replenish your energy levels and stay healthy.

Our  wellness and beauty salon offers pampering and rejuvenating cosmetic treatments for our female and male guests alike. 

Do you have questions?

Our team gladly assists you, please don‘t hesitate to contact us. 

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