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Sanduny Bathhouses

Neglinnaya ulitsa, 14/3/7, Moscow, Russia
(495) 625-46-31
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Sanduný Banya: Authentic Russian Bath Experience...
Ranked #38 of 120 Activities in Moscow
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Owner description: Luxuriate in, or simply view, the baths at this beautifully tiled spa built in the late 19th century, where you can relax, unwind and beat your body with birch twigs to enhance circulation.
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First off you can't be body conscious and have to be open-minded to indulge here. A little rudimentary Russian helps but all the services are offered in an English menu. To cut costs bring you own spa gear. If you aren't into getting caressed by birch leaves (I wasn't. Go for the naked most - scrub). I spent 2700 rubles-... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is gold!!! The staff were really friendly.. and tryed there hardest to help me and my cousin to properly experience the sauna and bathing room. .. the place has been running since 1808 so it is a must if you are in moscow and looking to try an old tradition!!!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I was taken here by a russian friend.This is essential to enjoy completely the whole experience. The combination of the 'bath', food and drink, and talk is a winning combination for a true russian experience. The all purpose is to relax and socialize. The sauna will be very hot for non russian but then the cold dive on the pool... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First off, I am quite good at reading maps and finding my way around a foreign city, however this place was absolutely the most difficult place to find and then find the actual entrance! Once I got through the door, I was lost at how to pay. But luckily a very kind woman who spoke English explained to me where... More

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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Yes the perfect few hours escape. However be prepared! We arrived early, the men's and women's are next to each other with separate entrances. Walked into and there was the menu list in English so no worries. We decided to go for the VIP room as we had had an arduous holiday and needed some pampering. You pay for you... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For men only, but also for men a must-try: the real Russian sauna experience. You will get spanked with branches after the saune, to open the skin. After the sauna and the bath after, Sanduny offers a great meal. Try it with Russian friends!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

ok i arrived at around 2:40pm and was told that the other two bathhouse options were closing at 4pm so i would be better with the VIP one (the most expensive). thankfully a man came down to meet to explain this to me at the cashier desk. He spoke good english and some of the waiters speak english (one was... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

My daughter, 11, and I decided to try out Sanduny. After quite a challenge finding it, we made our way to the women's side. Assured twice by locals that it's "the best," I was dissapointed. At entry we picked the fisr level and not VIP (this may be where we went wrong.) For 1500 rubles for me and 300 for... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

If you have two or three hours to kill, head to the bathhoyse for a very very unique experience. Yes the communication can be tough but if you persist and go with the flow you will be looked after and will have one if the better travel stories of your life!

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I agree with the previous comment, we can find cheaper baths with a lot more to do in Budapest, that's true! These baths are expensive but you don't get the same experience as in Budapest. The steam room with the big Russian woman pouring water in the hot rocks is already worth the trip, not to mention women whipped by... More

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