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“A true Helsinki experience”
Review of Kotiharjun Sauna

Kotiharjun Sauna
Ranked #4 of 27 Spas & Wellness in Helsinki
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Owner description: The only public sauna in Helsinki that is heated with wood.
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A true Helsinki experience”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

This is a must see place for those who love history, authenticity and real experience. Not made for, but welcomes all tourists. Wood heated sauna that beats every hotel sauna in Helsinki!

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Espoo, Finland
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71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The real Finnish (city-)experience”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

There's many ways to experience a real Finnish sauna. One tradtional city-way is to go to Kotiharjun sauna.
Some foreigners have made an u-turn at the door, but those who do enter, have liked. I love it, allthough I am not foreigner.

The old style changing room looks and feels old, but has the best athmosphere, the really traditional one, with men all over the city, all ages changing opinions. If Finns are quiet and non social, it does not occure here. The sauna itself is huge, but the stem - "löyly" is smooth.

This is a must

Visited March 2012
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Helsinki
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Sauna”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

You can go there with your friend or alone. Amazing feeling. Women and men have separate saunas.

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Helsinki, Finland
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67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great tradional finnish sauna since 1928”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Old Finnish public sauna, heated whit woods.
Good place to rest for a moment and gather your strength before dinner or a bar rounds.
Easy to reach by tram, metro or bus. If like have beer in sauna BYOB like locals do.
There are soft drinks, some snaks and grilled sausages available.
Separate saunas for men and women.

Visited February 2012
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Southlake, Texas
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107 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Sauna, Massage or Blood-letting!”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Prices have gone up to 12€ per person but still a great experience.

Visited December 2011
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