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Prefect's Bathroom

The Prefects' Bathroom


The Prefects' bathroom is located on the fifth floor of the castle, through the fourth door to the left of the statue of Boris the Bewildered.

From the Story

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 23, The Yule Ball

When Cedric gives Harry the advice to take a bath with his golden egg, to help decipher the clue to the second task, he tells Harry to use the Prefects' bathroom. The current password is Pine-fresh.

Discovered in chapter 25, The Egg and the Eye

The Prefects' bathroom is a large room, softly lit by a splendid candle-filled chandelier. Everything in the room is made of white marble, including the rectangular swimming pool sunk in the middle of the floor. About a hundred golden taps stand all around the edge of the pool, each with a different-coloured jewel set into its handle. There is a diving board at one end of the pool. Long white linen curtains hang at the windows, and there is a single, golden-framed painting on the wall of a blonde mermaid.

The taps around the side of the bath each release different sorts of bubble bath mixed with the water: one tap gushes pink and blue bubbles the size of footballs, and another pours ice-white foam so thick it looks as though it would support the weight of a person. Another tap sends heavily perfumed purple clouds across the surface of the water, whilst a fourth causes the jet of water to bounce off the surface of the bath water in large arcs. The bath is deep enough to swim in; Harry's feet barely touch the bottom after he fills it.