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Archimedes Banya

748 Innes Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124 (SoMa)
+1-415-206-9000
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Ranked #125 of 296 activities in San Francisco
Type: Spas
Owner description: We have created a state-of-the-art banya in which we offer services and a place to revitalize bodies and relax minds. It is a place to meet with old... more » Owner description: We have created a state-of-the-art banya in which we offer services and a place to revitalize bodies and relax minds. It is a place to meet with old friends, make new ones, or have a quite time just for you refreshing and energizing yourself. Archimedes Banya is a remarkable blend of 'past and present', where ancient traditions of Greek laconica, Turkish hammam, German thermen, Russian banya, etc combine with science and technology to create an experience like no other. Detoxing in perfect heat rooms, plunging in an ice-cold pool, enjoying a breathtaking view on a sun-lit deck, conversing over a delicious meal - you can have it all in a quintessentially San Francisco style. And yet there is more. Famous venik platza, a rich pallet of massages, scrubs, wraps, herbal and mineral baths will help you leave behind the worries of your day and explore new sources of energy. « less
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I love Archimedes Banya! It's located in Bayview-Hunter's Point with absolutely nothing around it; it's a trek from downtown SF but trust me, this is a good thing. The Banya is an oasis and if it were in any other part of SF, it would be overrun by hipsters or marina peeps or stressed-out FiDi workers, and as it is,... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Anyone familiar with European thermal baths and saunas will think they are back in the "old" country when they visit Archimedes Banya -- who knew such a place existed here in the U.S? The facilities, everything from Russian sauna to a Turkish steam bath and rooftop terrace with a million-dollar view is well-described on their site and in other reviews... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I absolutely love Banya for its cleansing experience. The facility is wonderful. There are two Russian-type saunas with semi-dry steam, one Finnish sauna with dry steam and a Turkish steam room. The level of cleanliness is superb. The staff are friendly, and supportive of every need of a customer. There is a bar where one can get a bite to... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I've enjoyed going to Harbin Hot Springs for years. But sometimes I don't have the time or energy to make the two-hour drive and I wished that there was some place similar in San Francisco. This place fits that bill! It not only has an authentic Russian banya, Finnish sauna, Turkish hamman, Japanese onsen and other pools and plunges, but... More

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We were excited to try this new Bay Area wellness destination billed as "beyond spa-ing" and an international tour of social bathing traditions from around the world. I loved the artwork and the adventure of it all. I was nervous about trying my first banya -- complete with a oak leaf body treatment in a gorgeous steam room, but we... More

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