Steam Works (Apollo Splash Club) – currently CLOSED

Kurfürstenstraße 101, Berlin, Germany, 10787 | map | get directions |

audience rating: Steam Works (Apollo Splash Club) - currently CLOSED, 2.9 out of 5 based on 62 ratings click to vote:
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On 5th February 2017, a fire broke out at Steam Works, and three men had died at the scene. The sauna has remained CLOSED.

This large gay sauna has two floors (2,000 m²). Renovated in November 2016, Steam Works (formerly called ‘Apollo Splash Club’) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Features dry sauna, steam room, whirlpool, cabins with TV/DVD, cruising area, dark room, maze, video room, solarium, bar and internet access. Massage service available. U: Wittenbergplatz

venue: sauna | features: bar, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room | customers: gay

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last updated: 13-07-2017

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2

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2.6

Service

1.8

Cleanliness

2.3
based on 19 reviews
  1. Security?

    “I am surprized the staff did not let the fire brigade in when the fire started. They had to brake through the iron door according to German media. It seems that the staff just disappeared when the fire started..... Having a fire where people are smoking in their cabins is not so strange, but the actual cause is not yet clear as i get it. What would the outcome of this has been if this happened when the Sauna was packed with people? The manager of this place should be held responsible.

    The place is to be avoided at all times.“

     on 26-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. I didn't believe it could get worse.

    “I was wrong. Me and 2 friends went there 30/12/2016. Absolute joke. One good thing. Staff not drinking now. Refer owned steam room down stairs. Not so hot now. Upstairs foam room still stinks. Pool closed again with just little sign that anyone could miss. Still problem with groups taking over dry sauna. One of my friends got accused of spreading water around in the dry sauna. When he said it wasn't him he got asked to leave and banned from going there again. Will try Boiler if it's still open. Can someone tell me. Don't think I will be going there again soon. Staff a bit better. Apart from manager.“

     on 02-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Apollo Splash.

    “I have been there about 10 times in the last 3 years each time declining numbers of customers. Possibly due to refurbishment and increasingly rude or aggresive staff attitude. I totaly agree with other posts about upstairs sauna stinks of stale water like a old public toilet. Downstairs sauna sometimes gets so hot that it burns your feet. No signs that they are doing work so you take pot luck that things are working properly or even open. Should really have some free lube or condoms. They really promoting unsafe sex there. Perhaps if staff didnt have to work so many hours theye might be a bit more friendlier. Last time I went there I felt like an unwanted person. Staff standing at the bar drinking and only handing out free drinks to regular friend that come in. Seems like its there own private clubhouse bar. I think they should have some rooms that are free because if I have some fun with people I would like some privacy. Is that too much to ask for? Free rooms should be basic. No videos or sheets so it wouldnt cost or loose them anything. Will go there again New years eve to see if things have changed since they have changed from Apollo Splash to Steamworks. “

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     on 28-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Filthy retirement brothel

    “I can only agree with the 1* description in 2016.
    With such a choice, you do not need to go to this one.“

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     on 01-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. WASTE OF MONEY

    “I wish I had read those reviews beforehand. The place is for hustlers only and regulars who don't give a damn about newcomers. It's a shame because the facilities are quite ok, apart from the closed pool.“

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     on 20-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Avoid

    “I wish I'd read these reviews before venturing out to this place. This place is rancid, and seems to be used by rent boys. I got caught out twice with guys who asked for 100 euros as we were getting started. Those situations ended abruptly. Then I had the sex pest who followed me around like a scary puppy and wouldn't take no for an answer. To top things off everyone seemed to be smoking something or other, so the place stank. One of the saunas smelt like a sewer and there were no condoms or lube in site - what century is this! Avoid this place - it was a wast of time and money.“

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     on 25-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. A lot of hustlers, again

    “It seems to go with intervals. I remember that years ago there were a lot of hustlers. Then after there was a time they were not there anymore. During my last visit yesterday the hustlers were back like never before and they often looked for contact, mentioning their price without being asked for it. Compared with a year ago I clearly saw a decline in the number of visitors. Time to clean up this sauna and make it more attractive for the general public looking for non-paid fun.“

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     on 18-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

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