Day Spas >Russian & Turkish Baths
268 E 10th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.728330 -73.983462
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
The oldest, dirtiest, and most beloved "shvitz" left on the Lower East Side is no retro throwback, nor is it a carefully preserved artifact, like McSorley's: it's a time machine to the time when men were hairy, nobody exercised, and there were giant pools of polio lying around on the ground.
A bit raw, but totally genuine.
4 different kinds of heat rooms + ice cold pools + bone cracking massages + bunks to relax and even nap.. be there 90 minutes and come out reborn. It's rough around the edges, but that's what it's suppose to be and you'll enjoy it if you know what it is.
losing clients - is easy – I started to go here several years ago for steam room , sauna, turkish room. i didnt like it much, the place is not looking nice, everything is old, people are not friendly, or may be it is they policy: to behave like in Russia.
But they do have great masseuses.I stoped using they facilities, just coming for massages.
Apparently you can't do it ! I went there yesterday for my massage.When i was checking out , they charged me for massage $75 plus $30. I said : i didn't use facilities downstairs, i only showered to rinse the oils off .
And the owner ( it was Boris) said, that is why he is charging me: FOR WATER!!! He fills like that !! I was in shock...
Well they lost me as the client.And i would never reffer anybody, as i did.
I can find much more pleasant places!!!! without "rough-around-the-edges atmosphere" and lies!!!
Fun place, but . . . – I love this place. Love the rough-around-the-edges atmosphere. I always leave feeling very clean and refreshed. However, I have to caution customers to be careful about tricks that Boris (one of the owners) may try to pull on customers who are a little too trusting. Basically, he sold me a pass for a really good price; it was an offer I couldn't turn down. But it turned out it was too good to be true. The next time I was in on a Boris week, my pass mysteriously disappeared from my wallet, which in theory was safe and sound in the bin for valuables. I'm ninety-percent sure that Boris or one of his peons swiped it, on his instructions, so that I would have to buy another and he'd get his money's worth out of me. Now I only go on David weeks. My story about Boris is far from unique. I've heard plenty of others like it. Be vigilant. It may be worth noting that the Russian Baths has received an F from the Better Business Bureau.
Pure bliss – Thanks for your review Jane! I recently got my session tickets on BuyWithMe NYC and I'm looking really forward to spending some time there - let me know if there's anything in particular I should know about! Can' wait! :)
Serenity – What a fabulous way to relax and unwind after a stressful week! One of my favorite nyc "getaways. " BuywithmeNYC if offering 5 sessions at the Russian & Turkish Baths for just $60 right now, too! You've got to try this place, you'll love it. Learn more about the deal here: htp://bit.ly/dp32CJ
Awesome place to chill on a cold day – If you really want to sweat and leave feeling rejuvenated this is the place to spend a few hours. Very cool and unique experience and if you like this old world type stuff this is for you.
Not as great as... – ...it once was. I've going to the baths for over twenty years. Recently I used the ice pool, which used to be filled with ice-cold, clean water. The water was murky, dirty and there were wet towels all over the floor. The food has gone downhill also. I sampled some mushroom-barley soup and it was watery and tasteless. Too bad; it used to be a NYC treasure....
Unique Experience in Manhattan – an interesting find in Manhattan, this place has a variety of different steam rooms and saunas, and even an ice cold pool. Very cool place for detoxing. They also offer massages, food and beverages, and other miscellaneous items. I had a great time checking this place out...a very young, hip, and friendly crowd...and I felt awesome when I left. Only $30 for a single visit, they do have discount cards for regular visitors.
Rejuvenation! – Oh my, Shanda darling if I liked girls, you would be mine! I get massage at least weekly and this is one of the few places that I've been a repeat customer to. Definitely worth the money!
Gone downhill – I used to love going to this place back in the early 90s. I used to love the cots to rest up in at the end of my session. A lot has changed over the years. The cots have gone and the place just seems to have a more PC theme now. The prices have risen considerably. It's hard to put a finger on exactly what's changed, but it no longer has the same vibe. If you do go, avoid Saturdays as they are very crowded.
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