If you make a reservation online, how strict are they about enforcing the time of your reservation? I.e. if we make a reservation for 7:00 pm but can make it earlier (say 6:15/6:30) do you know if there are any issues entering earlier?
Also wondering if anyone tried to go at 9:00 pm (website says they close at 11:00pm and their last entry is at 9:00 pm, but the last reservation slot available online is 8:00 pm).
I cannot answer your specific questions, but my take would be that it really depends how busy they are and how many bookings they have.
We went there mid afternoon on a Saturday without having booked in advance. We just chanced it as we did not want to have a fixed schedule. There were not that many couples when we arrived and were taking to the changing rooms immediately. If they are busy if you come early I guess you could just wait in the comfortable seating area in the entrance lobby.
Just pay when you arrive as you have to wait in line anyway ......
If you arrive earlier they will welcome you and let you enter without any problems. We arrived 1,5 hours earlier.
On the website they will probably have sold all the available slots.
Sorry, I went trigger-happy on my attempted response. I can't answer your question specifically, but I can tell you that I was there in July of both 2014 and 2015 (high season), and did not make a reservation either time. They weren't busy between noon and mid afternoon, so you probably don't need to worry about it. Just email and ask them. One thing you might want to keep in mind, though, is if you are going at 8 pm, that indicates to me that you're going to do dinner first. I don't think you really want to sweat like a pig and pour cool water on yourself for 30 minutes on a full stomach. Might be better to do sightseeing in the morning, go to the bath at noon, eat an early afternoon lunch, and feel like a million bucks for more sightseeing the rest of the day. Have a great time!
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