Chakran Sauna
Chakran Sauna
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3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Chakran Sauna is an upper class gay sauna in Bangkok. It was established since 2000 with an aim set high to be an ultimate meeting place for beautiful asian men & models. Housed in the purposed-built 5 storey “VCK Cool space” building. A full range of state of the art health & fitness facilities are equipped from swimming pool, Sauna, stream room, hot tub, showers, private cabin, dark maze, VDO glory holes, lounge & bar. April 2018 renovation has added "ikuzez!Onsen" a Japanese bath-inspired lifestyle floor on the rooftop. Sharing the same building with “V Club 7” massage place is also another plus point that making your visit to Chakran the memorable - definitely a fun filled one!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Ari
Home to at least a dozen hip coffee shops, sophisticated boutiques and some seriously fine restaurants, Ari is the newest epicentre of Bangkok cool. Fleeing from the skyrocketing rents in Thonglor and Ekamai, many young urbanites made Ari their new home. This mostly residential neighbourhood outside the city centre isn't much of a trendy area on first sight, but if you scratch the surface of government buildings and noodle shops, you'll find out that there's loads of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Bring a local friend or do your research on beforehand to avoid missing out on all the fun.
How to get there
  • Ari • 6 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles39 reviews
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Frank L
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Disgusting filthy and awful reception service.

They rip you off the moment they know you re not local Asian or not. They charge you 390b upfront. their reception staff cackle all day cant speak a word of English.

Worse, the facility is OLD and run down and they dont even make an effort to upkeep. Pavilions dripping with water, floors wet with mould, doors creaky and filthy to the touch and toilets and bathrooms smell of piss.

Avoid like the plague.
Written April 17, 2022
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Lybunnarith
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The place is well designed but seriously the stuffs need to be retrained how to talk nicely to customers. Need to learn social etiquettes. We paid 390 not free entrance so should treat us much better than this.
Written October 11, 2022
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Mats Ödman
Copenhagen, Denmark1,024 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I come to Chakran Sauna in the afternoon. I think we where two customers and about twenty money boys. I come mostly for enjoying the pool in a hot day, but the pool was closed for cleaning. I suppose that the cleaning could be done in closing time.
After paying my entrance nobody payed attention to me. The boys only socialising with each other. It would be nice if a boy could guide me around and showe all the facilities.
After half an hour I left.
Written February 10, 2023
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Nicklas J
San Mateo, CA5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
If you just want a place to work out, this is actually a reasonably priced place to visit a small gym.

But I pretty much hated everything else about this place.

There's no signage / map / staff to help find anything that's supposed to be here. Maybe if you speak Thai, you can get help, but a few well-placed signs would go a very long way. I'm not going to poke my head into a dark corner to see what's behind the curtain if it isn't something I'm interested in.

They're basically pimping rent boys on the bottom floor by the bar. They seriously get them all to line up for a customer to choose one, like peddling cuts of meat. Don't expect a legitimate massage from a place like this. If the only thing you come away with is a bad massage, count yourself lucky.

All told, a nasty, awful place that I wish I had never entered and certainly wouldn't again.
Written November 24, 2017
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My name is Akkraset or you may call me Andy, recently appointed manager of Chakran. It is very sad to learn your Chakran's experience last year was an unpleasant one. I was one of their guests for many years and witnessed a rise and fall of this sauna. I agree that our performance in Q4/2016 to Q1/2018 was disappointed in every aspects because of mismanagement, in which i will not go into details. However, I took over general manager role at Chakran and many improvements are seen. Thanks to the team efforts as well as the owner's decision to invest on a renovation- which were undergone by the time you were here in November 2017. I am pleased to share with you the renovation of Chakran has been done. We are running a full capacity and gaining back a popularity among Thais & international visitors (specially Asian). One of new features - ikuze! onsen on the roof, is a lifestyle floor inspired by Japanese bath house. Sauna, Steam Room #2, Hot Whirlpool, and chill out gazebos are made available. I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you back to Chakran on your next Bangkok Visit with a complimentary access for two person (you + your accompanying person) & a free drink. Please email me vck.chakransauna@gmail.com with a verifying code i shall sending to your TripAdvisor's personal message box. Again, thank you for sharing your thought and looking forward to personally welcome you back to a new face of Chakran Sauna -hopefully soon. Kind regards, Andy Chawengchinnawong General Manager - Chakran Sauna
Written July 14, 2018
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gharlan1990
Philippines68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
We went here this month and got disappointed and disrespected by the treatment the recepcionist/manager of this spa. He accused us of not paying even if we explained that we just went to the bar to get the free drinks. We even showed our key for the locker which we wont have if WE DID NOT PAY! Well of course, we insisted that we paId already and when he checked, we really did. The point is, why not check first before accusing and giving a nasty attitude? Entrance is cheap so why bother entering without paying?

When he found out that we were wrongly accused, he didn't even bother to say sorry.

Crowd: Mostly asians
Facilities: onsen pool is just ok. Steam bath is sooo hot that you wouldn't last for 3 mins inside. Smell is not that good.

Please don't treat your customers with nasty attitude. Tourists would not spend lots of money for travel and not be able to afford your entrance.

Will we go back? Not sure, there are other spa with same features in BKK like Babylon so why bother going back if they won't change that attitude.
Written September 6, 2018
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Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to write the review about your experience with us. We were very disappointed to learn of your dissatisfaction with our staffs' services and our products, and would like to offer our apologies for this. I have investigated with staffs involved and found out that this incident mainly came from our staff's english proficiency caused a misunderstanding between you and them. Please take this as explanation, not an excuse from us. Customer comments such as yours are extremely valuable, helping our team to learn, and to improve standard of services to as high as we demand, and which our guests justly expect. Thank you once again for taking the time and trouble to bring this matter to our attention. We do assure you of our commitment to providing positive Chakran experiences at all times. Kind regards, Andy Chawengchinnawong Manager - Chakran
Written January 16, 2019
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WanderLustDavao
Mindanao, Philippines362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Compared to Babylon, Chakran is less intimidation. Guests are more friendly for unknown reasons. Lost of Asian guests also, compared to Babylon, which I prefer since I find them very welcoming. Sauna and massage is good. Lots of other activities to do inside. Go figure.
Written June 28, 2015
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naafarrr
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
The highlight of this place is its apparently newly-refurbished top floor which houses an outdoor Jacuzzi pool, a wet steam-room, a dry sauna, and plenty of lounge space with mattresses for people to laze around (and intentionally put out for orgies and group activities under the Bangkok sky).

Otherwise, the other main facility, which is the maze/dark room, is very mediocre cos there's not much of a distance/space to explore inside.
Written December 17, 2018
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Hi Naafarrr, Thank you so much for your review even though your experience at Chakran was not the best. Your comment is heard by the management and we shall continue to put efforts in making of Chakran more appealing to as many guests as possible. We look forward to welcome you back in the future, and hope you will like us a little more next time :) Kind regards, Andy Chawengchinnawong Manager- Chakran
Written January 16, 2019
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venosec
Bali, Indonesia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
i got beat at my back side around 10 pm tonight 14 april 2016 by one BAD ATTITUDE THAI GAY GUY in cakran sauna at 3rd floor. it bcoz i touch his chest.

if u don't want somebody touch u in the gay sauna. just sitiing in the house with ur boyfren or dog
or put some big tag / tattoo ' DONT TOUCH ME' in your chest

he wear red speddo underwear and have tattoo in back right side.
he sitting in the gym area at around10 pm after he beat me. and watching tv .

so think more than twice if u want go to cakran sauna.
this is another ANOTHER BAD RECORD for CAKRAN SAUNA and THAI PEOPLE IMAGE. coz this is Songkran day
Written April 14, 2016
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PeteLek
Ayutthaya, Thailand197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
I revisited Chakran Sauna in Aree suburb a couple of weeks ago during late afternoon.
Facility is still awesome, clean and well-hygenized.

Rooftop is excellent especially by twilight when you can enjoy cool breeze while lying naked with warm sunset caressing your uncovered body.
Onsen is on that rooftop equipped with large roomy futons and lukewarm bath outdoor.
Accompanying music range from Japanese pop music up to Chinese classical stringed instrument.
One more thing to your pleasure is the city scape. 360 degree view of the metropolitan allows you to see skyscrapers in all directions including the gherkin tower like the one in London.

More clients come here these days and most are good looking. Muscular are the norm.
One of the highlights are .. show by models in action around 7pm.
They are really in a good shape and handsome.
Only models play to one another first in exclusive space, then for a while they appear to public area for anyone to play along.

There are lots of cubicles to pick from, and nearly all are equipped with a big mirror on one side to show your own action.... Great feeling to be able to see yourself while in action.
Written October 15, 2018
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Hello Mr. Pathfinder77511, My name is Andy, Chakran Manager. We are thrilled and grateful to have your great review here. On behalf of management team and all staffs, please accept humble thank you from us. if you would please look for me and identify yourself as Mr. Pathfinder77511 on your next visit, it would be wonderful as i want to thank you in person. We look forward to have you back to Chakran in the nearest future. Kind regards, Andy Chawengchinnawong Manager- Chakran +66 82359 6245
Written November 1, 2018
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Jyhming
Phoenix, AZ36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
This place looked like the Harem of the Middle East where you will be treated like a king. The crowd are mostly Asian with great bodies and once in a while you will find in shape western tourists (mostly young ones) which is just perfect for me. It is not as diverse as Babylon but the service and the food is much better with the place much cleaner than the other. It is located in upscale Aree neighbourhood where the expensive real estates, restaurants, and coffee shops resides. Waterfall is by far the highlight of my visit
Written September 1, 2016
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