Heves Thermal Public Baths

  • I am asking if any one can offer any links to above Baths and any information, and any benefits to attending, all so any one attending there selves? as after Monday health Scare it may be a benefit attending, all so any low cost accommodation self catering? thanks digger47
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    If you mean the county of Heves? I found these - Hungary - Egerszalók - Saliris Resort Spa & Konferencia Hotel Egerszalók - Szálloda Egerszalók - Wellness hotel - Konferencia hotel and HevesTour - FĂźrdĂľzĂ s. I don't know if tha is what you are looking for?
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    here is another one - Hungary - look under travel tips and then spas and baths menus.
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    I think he probably means Héviz (?)
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    Can't specifically answer your questions, but a quick search on Trip Adviser - 'Thermal lake at Heviz' shows some very mixed reviews in general. Can see nothing however relating to health scares.
    I see that it's the world's second largest thermal lake, naturally heated - average temp 32C/90F.
    From the comfort of my favourite chair, have just dipped a virtual toe
    - guaranteed 100% safe! May do you some good, and without the expense or the crowds.
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    Hello all, it is a safe place. You get the option of a rubber ring that you put place under your armpits if the warm water sends you to sleep. We went with friends from the UK in the summer, 4 adults and 4 kids age 8-11, and we all enjoyed it. My parents have also been, aged 83 and 74, my father can't swim and still enjoyed it. it's around 2m deep in most places but there is a colossal hole to one side of the lake which goes down to 38m. They advise no more that 3 hours at a time in the water if I recall but that doesn't stop you going in later in the day. A good day out!
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    But Heviz is NOT recommended for people with certain types of heart conditions / high blood pressure or combinations thereof. My mother in law was not allowed to go to Heviz but could go to some other spas. So check with you doctor first. (Hungarian doctor because a UK doctor just won't know)
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    Hévíz water is special - even among the Hungariann spas (which are all good):

    It's "aggressive" - you're not supposed to swim - might give your heart problems - just lie in the water.

    And there's another risk afaik:

    If you have skin cancer like melanomes you shouldn't go in because of the radioactivity!
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    Thanks to: PaulinEger for correct spelling Héviz, Tweedpipe for Video of Thermal Lake and information, Carrot_Cruncher for information, Peter for information regarding risk to Hart problems "I have not got one according to others", Wolfi again big thanks
    Delay for responding GP Monday riced CT Scan form local Hospital, their was a Big Problem with Spine Image I had to go straight away to QMC Nottingham, after further examinations and test allowed Home after 3 days. I WILL go to the Héviz Lakes when it's warmed up for Camping. "THANKS TO ALL FOR INFORMATION" Digger47
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    Quote: I am asking if any one can offer any links to above Baths and any information, and any benefits to attending, all so any one attending there selves? as after Monday health Scare it may be a benefit attending, all so any low cost accommodation self catering? thanks digger47
    I am not Happy some One as shorted My replay Wye write a Big Thanks to all when it "Gets Shortened" it proves is most Fevered can write longer Post's Digger47
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    Digger, thanks for the clarification - and the thanks!

    Regarding accomodation in/near Hévíz:

    I see several options:

    There are many nice apartments in walking distance to the lake - good if you don't have/don't want to use a car.

    On the "backside" of the lake is a campsite.

    In the surrounding villages there are many rooms in B&Bs and apartments - relatively cheap because most guests nowadays want to stay in the town itself.

    Good luck!
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    Digger
    If you are a member of the Hungarian NHS and a doctor prescribes spa treatment then
    1 the sessions are part funded by the NHS (50% I think)
    2 the travel is paid
    3 in some cases the accommodation gets support, I'm not sure how much, but I have a friend who had a spinal hernia and was sent to Hévíz after the operation and stayed in a hotel because it was too far to travel.
    Worth thinking about if you are part of the Hungarian NHS
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    Hi Digger.

    Sorry to read you are in the wars. I do hope you feel better very soon.

    Have a { hug } from me.

    Do you want me to alter the spelling of Heves to Héviz please?

    Very happy to help.
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    Quote: I am not Happy some One as shorted My replay Wye write a Big Thanks to all when it "Gets Shortened" it proves is most Fevered can write longer Post's Digger47
    No-one has altered any posts Digger. Any change or edit would show.

    BE has been experiencing a few hitches though so maybe some of your post got lost when it posted.