Unit 2 Sauna

78 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B5 6SN

| +44 121 622 7070 |

audience rating Unit 2 Sauna, 3.3 out of 5 based on 73 ratings
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Gay sauna in the heart of the Birmingham’s Gay Village. Unit 2 features a steam room and jacuzzi as well as dry sauna, large screen cinema and restrooms.

Well-managed and kept very clean, though not always very busy.

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4.1

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4

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4.2

Cleanliness

4.2
based on 21 reviews
  1. Great time

    “Been a few times and each time I’ve had a great time the staff are always fantastic the last time I went within 2 mins I was in action.”

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     on 11-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Very friendly but clientelle reserved

    “First time visitor this week, it’s Awesome.
    SCORED BOTH TIME I HAVE VISITED.

    I must be very undesirable, Top just turned Power Bottom. Most just ignore me, despite me trying my best to be sexy.

    Nice staff and excellent coffee.

    Will visit frequently.”

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     on 10-21-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. First timer

    “Visited here today for the first time and wow was great, staff was friendly and the lads I met were great, was very impressed and I’m goin back tomorrow, great place and deffo recommend”

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     on 10-14-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Rude Staff

    “Visited Saturday 1 October 2016. Arrived around 8:30. Big guy on duty was very rude. Tried to put me off by saying not many people in Jacuzzi not working. I still paid the full price to go in. Few people in. The other staff was really fuming as someone used shampoo in the jacuzzi. Kept saying he has to do extra work because someone used shampoo. Lights came on at 9:45 when it clearly stated open till 11 pm. The sauna is nice it’s self. Shame I had a bad experience and I hope the owner will read this as I am sure you will need reparations customers to keep it going.”

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     on 10-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. A gem

    “This sauna is small but perfectly formed – plenty of facilities and areas to lurk despite its size. Kept spotlessly clean by friendly staff, it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in Brum.”

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     on 07-30-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. The darkness is welcomed

    “Love all the dark nooks and crannies. As someone who likes the older guys, it certainly has plenty of it.”

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     on 04-05-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Unit 2 Sauna

    “Just returned from a visit to Birmingham, doubt that the Unit 2 Sauna in Birmingham is every open, the gay village i wildly over marketed, places either closed or low quality and/or boring. Vibrant gay village, ha big joke!”

     on 04-03-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Definitely Open

      “Well, we’ve have had plenty of fun evenings in Birmingham. And Unit 2 Sauna is most definitely open.”

       on 04-03-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Good place to visit

    “I went to unit 2 for the first time and I found it very good, good value for money, clean, and very friendly staff. I would be go to unit 2 more now :)”

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     on 03-31-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Waste of £11

    “Too small. Guys look down on you. Not the best i’ve been”

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     on 12-09-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. good place

    “Very nice and clean place, I like it. I will be there tomorrow.”

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     on 11-21-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. nice

    “I been today in Unit2 absolutely nice and enjoy… Nice time”

     on 11-01-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. 1st time visit !

    “Paid my 1st visit to this sauna today and found it very friendly.
    I was welcomed with 1st class customer service ( and I know what good customer service is having been in retail management over 30 years ) and given a full explanation of where things were. The staff could not be more helpful and even the drinks and the food were extremely good value and inexpensive .
    The venue it’s self was perfectly clean ( best I’ve seen ) and towels changed for you in request. It was 5:15pm on Friday and though not a great number of clients using the facilities, there was a reasonably mixed age range and all seemed very polite.
    The venue it’s self consisted of 3 steam rooms, a sauna, jacuzzi, rest room/ refreshment area and a behind the scenes ( so to speak ) area for the more active or erotic moments !! 😉
    My only negative if I have to find one was that the area behind didn’t have much choice of play areas tho I did manage to take centre stage whilst being pleasured for all to watch
    I can definitely recommend this Sauna and will re-visit I’m sure!
    A little bonus as I was leaving , the staff member (AJ I think) complemented me as being a good looking bloke! What can I say? The guy obviously has good taste ! ”

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     on 10-30-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. hi

    “Its my first day at sauna it was nice but small.i like it i will go back next week”

     on 10-30-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. NIce time

    “Small place, as others have said, but gets the job done. I was greeted by a (very cute) guy at reception who was friendly and chatty. There are two steam rooms, one sauna, a jacuzzi, and a cruising area. I went on a Sunday at 16:30 and it was very busy with a nice mix of guys – truly all types represented. It was 11 pounds for entry. I would definitely go back.”

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     on 08-16-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Great atmosphere

    “What a pleasant surprise! AJ makes this place what it is, a very friendly barman/host that makes you fel comfortable and right at home. The facilities are not large but when I visited on a sunday it was rathe rbusy and a lot of sexy guys in various ages and a mix of origins. I already want to go back.”

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     on 08-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Great visit

    “Visited today (28.7.15) at 1pm, very clean, well maintained, really pleasant staff. Mixed ages in there. Had a brilliant time and will certainly visit each time I am in Birmingham.”

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     on 07-28-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Superb service from the moment I arrived

    “I telephoned the sauna before going to check it was open. The guy answered and explained yes and told me opening times and said there are about 15 people in at the moment.

    I arrived for the first time to be met with a big smiling face and a welcome from the staff member called AJ. He made me feel very welcome from the moment I nervously stepped in the door. He asked if I had been before and when I said no, he proceeded to explain all about the locker area, flip flops (given by the sauna) and that I could have towel exchanges for free. He directed me to the locker and then explained that everything was on one level and that if I had any problems or questions then just to give him a shout. He even called me handsome lol which I thought was a nice touch! AJ was really sweet and welcoming (not to mention HOT) and I am sure his charm makes lots of guys return there! When inside the place was very clean and there were steam rooms, saunas, cabins, glory holes, cinema, lounge and bar area and a massive jacuzzi. Staff were unobtrusive as they cleaned regularly in the cabins etc. Shower area was good with hot water and liquid soaps etc. The place was fairly busy and I was approached fairly quickly after arriving by some of the customers. Great fun and decent people. If it’s your first time then I’d say go and have a great time. The finale before I left was just amazing with the hottest guy ever!!! Enjoy!”

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     on 06-29-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. Best gay sauna in Birmingham

    “Best clean place staff are well cute.”

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     on 06-26-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. Unit 2 Sauna

    “Been to this sauna for many years now. Its nice and modern and usually clean. Love watch the porn movies. Place stinks most of the time though.
    Wish they would have a bare to dare evening like most good gay saunas. Also, would be nice if they held different events like they do in London saunas like foam parties, under 30’s etc. The place could do with younger clientele.”

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     on 06-23-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. Good value for money

    “Very good service and nice attentive staff. Clean happy uplifting atmosphere. Staff more pleasant and seem happier than all other venues in bham gay district. Really cheap prices for snacks and j20 . Lovely lounge area with 2 large tv. Free wifi and free use of pc. Steam room, sauna and jacuzzi for health. Padded dark room. Many cubicles for close 1 on 1 gay fun. One very large cinema screen with comfortable padding. Staff clearly respect us customers. Where as in other venues staff do raise their voices the staff here are much better trained at talking to customers. Understanding of health issues e.g my diabetes. By far the best gay venue for comfortable gay fun without being told off in all of Birmingham. After 7 years of rushing and fearing of being told off. This is the ideal venue for young and middle aged alike. A much higher grade venue than other cubicled or dark roomed venues where no one even chats. A place of luxury.”

     on 05-06-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. Good sauna

    “I visited this sauna about 4 months ago and had a great time. A nice clean, well equipped place but I do agree with Jason (above) that it lacks glory holes. I spent an afternoon there and met a gorgeous black body builder and also a sexy hung 25yr old from Latvia who was a STUD! did I have a smile on my face guys? You bet I dam well did. I wanted to take out an ad in Gay News!
    Staff ok and a very clean place, good coffee and cold drinks. A few minutes walk from the Chinatown district.”

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     on 02-06-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. Poor management and rude staff

    “The place is small but well equipped.
    Location is a bit shady but very convenient as is very close to the city centre, only a ten minute walk from the train station.
    The only problem I find is the inconsistency from the staff with cleanliness and closing times.

    Last time I visited, on a Saturday, got there just after 8pm thinking I have nearly 4 hours (as per advertised opening times) to enjoy the place and about 1.5 hours later one of the staff starts shouting “WE WANNA GO HOME, HURRY UP!”

    When I get to the locker room to get changed one of the staff was there and apologized for the colleague’s behavior. I asked him if his colleague was the owner or the manager of the sauna seen as he was so comfortable kicking customers out before closing time just because he wanted to go home and his answer was that the colleague was having a bad day.

    I mentioned to him that I manage a restaurant and there is no way a member of staff could do this to a paying customer and keep their job, he must have been listening behind the door because that same moment he storms in the locker room screaming at me saying in not in a restaurant and to get out the sauna.
    By this time had just gone 10pm and I asked him why am I being kicked out at this time when the closing times they advertise are much later and he keeps shouting saying the websites are wrong.

    I just wish they had the decency to tell they wanted to go home early before they took my money. As well as some manners!”

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     on 02-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Disagree with this report

      “I disagree ! As a regional retail manager I can’t commend these 2 guys enough !! They were 1st class with customer service and continuous offers of help throughout my stay!
      Andy 30/10/15”

       on 10-30-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. Very nice, clean, staff friendly

    “I think its the best sauna in the Midlands – OK, the Greenhouse is bigger but no where near as clean plus you get flip flops unlike the green house.”

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     on 12-03-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. Me

    “Nice place but needs a little bit on clean. Staff are okay. Location is bad not as it does not feel safe to go out at night but soon as you get in Chinatown it’s okay ”

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     on 11-13-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. Flip flop con

    “Lovely clean facilities consisting of two very hot steam rooms – a bit dark when you first enter from the outside. A great sauna, but again very hot. Tried the jacuzzi. It was truly huge and big enough for lots of fun with my bf – we both loved it.
    Now to the downside. My bf lost his flip flops so we went and reported it and was told we would be charged £10.00. Anyway, we then left and was not charged for them, just for drinks we had.
    Overall we would rate this place 6/10. The reason for this is because there are not enough glory holes.They should be between each cabin. We also feel as there was two of us we should only paid for one of us or say £15.00 instead of £22.00 for both of us.”

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     on 08-25-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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unit-2-birmingham

venue sauna

features steam room, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins

exclusively gay

customers Gay

attracts All types

weekday 12:00 - 23:00

weekend 12:00 - 23:00

last updated: 11-09-2016

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