Steamworks

5 Broughton Market, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6NU

| website | +44 131 477 3567 |

audience rating Steamworks, 2.8 out of 5 based on 55 ratings
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Hot Scottish men let off steam at the aptly-named gay sauna – Steamworks.

Facilities at this 5,000 ft² venue include large steam room, 12-man spa pool, dry sauna, maze, power shower, free internet with webcam, TV and XXX video lounge, massage service, vertical tanning booth and a café serving drinks and snacks.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s gay village. Open 7 days a week. No membership required.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY...

  

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Value

2.7

Facilities

2.3

Service

2.5

Cleanliness

2.6
based on 10 reviews
  1. Very unclean ,horrible staff

    “Showers don’t work, haven’t been working for about 6 months, doesn’t bother many folk re that there as they kinda are frightened from water anyway. Staff ok except [one guy].”

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     on 11-20-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Never more

    “Dirty,smell, unfriendly. Closed 2 hours before the right time.”

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     on 11-13-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Just okay

    “I went there during my stay in Edinburgh. The staff was friendly and helpful. Facilities are good and clean. But I must say the guys who go there are not what I would describe attractive or hot. Mainly senior people.”

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     on 11-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Why visit SW?

    “I visit the sauna once a month and there is always fun to be had. It does help when you are VWE, mixed race and young. The staff are always friendly and the facilities are fine. I only use the shower downstairs as I find that there is more action upstairs and let’s face it, why else would I visit?”

     on 09-15-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Dirty, poor facilities

    “If you like a dirty, smelly, badly maintained sauna then this is the place to go. Only 1 shower was working when I visited so I reported it to the guy on Reception and he shrugged his shoulders and said “nothing works here!”

    I’d definitely avoid it.”

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     on 08-29-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. James

    “Steam room out of action today but still had to pay full price to get in 🙁 I would have expected a slight reduction in the entry price due to the lack of facilities……if I’d known the steam room wasn’t working I’d have gone elsewhere”

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     on 06-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Good experience

    “Visit to Steamworks went well, good variation of guys at start the team steamworks(regulars) closed ranks with regulars in evening so kept you out of the party but facillities were clean and was easy to find coming from rail station. Sauna was nice and steamroom was clean I had a cabin and for £7 was a very good deal. No wifi within building for personnel use but overall a good experiance would return again. Never used the coffee lounge but seemed in good order. Towels if and when you want them no limit when wet exchange not a lot of places to leave towel while using facilities but in my opinion towel would be for modesty and would prefer walking naked with no towel but all patrons were using them. I did as the romans would.”

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     on 05-21-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Closed early

    “Friday night closed at 9.30pm. Lame. What the hell gays of Edinburgh? So disappointed.”

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     on 05-07-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. First impressions

    “Visited here a few weeks ago when I had a free Saturday to myself . Had been recommended by a few friends as I do enjoy a visit to a sauna. Thought it was OK but nothing exciting and did notice the missing lock on one of the small rooms in the upstairs in the maize area – door kept shut by a towel. Was in the steam room most of the time by myself ( although busy ) but the sauna was hot hot hot ! Nobody lasted any time! Personally don’t think I’ll be back but glad I tried it out for myself.”

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     on 02-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Disappointing

    “I used to love going to Steamworks but now find it unwelcoming especially one who lacks the personal touch needed in his role. Infrequent visitors are ignored as staff chat to friends. ”

     on 01-14-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Customer care?

    “I’m unhappy with the poor level of customer care, shown at this sauna.
    Especially the masseur. How he gets away with it, beggars belief.”

     on 11-14-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Great place

    “I travel to Edinburgh 2 to 3 times a year and on every visit I make sure I spend as much time at the Steamworks as I can. I have had some incredible experiences, all very good. I find the place to be clean and well maintained and the staff very friendly and helpful. I just loved it.

    I look forward to my next visit in late March 2015 and can only dream of the fun time ahead…..”

     on 02-04-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • “Many thanks John for your review. You detailed description of the action to be had at Steamworks has certainly wet our appetite for this place – sorry we could not publish it in full.”

       on 02-04-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Steamworks Sauna

    “It costs £15 for a supposedly luxury cabin and another £18 for a massage from a helpful masseur, and most of the customers and attendants are very nice civilized people. However, the proprietor steadfastly refuses to show duty of care to his customers, e.g.by neglecting repairs, by encouraging misfits to get high on the poppers he sells to them as room deodorants, and by allowing unsanitary things to happen in the Maze, some of which are cleaned up by the restaurant attendant in between cooking and serving the mediocre food. This general policy routinely leads to even self-protective customers getting into invidious, and even bizarre life threatening, situations.(e.g when a huge spaced out transvestite, high on poppers and whatever, suddenly collapses into the Jacuzzi with a mighty crash). Furthermore, the legalities of what is happening there are not fully explained to the largely well-meaning customers. Many of them do not, for example, understand that some of the things which happen in the sling room are not altogether legal. This sauna is not currently licensed, and customers face all sorts of potential risks, in particular in the medium to long term, by going there. Some of the customers are either ignorant about safe sex or nevertheless keen to indulge in unsafe sex as a turn on.”

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     on 09-04-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • My experience

      “I have always enjoyed my visits to Steamworks Sauna.
      There does appear to be a general lack of customer care training in respect to one staff member, Thankfully they have their hands covered in oil the majority of the time locked in a cupboard.
      Unfortunately, when they decide to make a guest appearance in the communal areas, the superior condescending attitude towards the customers is released.
      Please support this individual with customer care focus training. Ensuring they understand the consequences of there actions in the establishment they are employed in.
      Five stars for all the staff except one, whom sadly gets a -5 stars.

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       on 10-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

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Steamworks  Edinburgh gay sauna

venue sauna

features cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, spa, adults-only

exclusively gay

customers Gay

attracts All types

weekday 11:00 - 23:00

weekend 11:00 - 23:00

last updated: 11-09-2016

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