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Arena Massage & Spa
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Arena Massage & Spa
Arena Massage & Spa
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Arena Massage & Spa
Arena Massage & Spa
Arena Massage & Spa
Arena Massage & Spa

Arena Massage & Spa

3F Silom Plaza, Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500

audience rating: Arena Massage & Spa, 3.4 out of 5 based on 137 ratings click to vote:
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Well-established Arena Massage offers exclusively male massages and body scrubs in private rooms with showers on 4 floors.

A large selection of trained therapists are available. If you like your masseur to be a bit more muscular, then this is your place.

Located on the 3rd floor of Silom Plaza. From Saladaeng station, you can either walk (about 15 minutes) or take a short taxi ride.

nearest station : BTS skytrain: Saladaeng

weekday: 12:00 - 23:00

weekend: 12:00 - 23:00

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last updated: 01-Aug-2018



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  1. Very pleased

    “I had a great time and an excellent massage. Sure it’s not a palace but it was simple and clean. I got my massage from Nuk who's very skilled and super friendly. First, you pay the massage then depending on how long you’re massage is it’s 1h 700 baht 1.5h 1000 baht and 2h 1200 baht. I tipped way more than the service was truly excellent. The time of your shower is included in your massage time which didn’t bother me. I felt relaxed and very happy indeed.“

    Simon on 15-Nov-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. mr

    “Yes. We can get discount from the travelgayasia, and I called for appointed. The manger made it clear that the minimal tip is 700bath. After finished the staff told me it is 1000b at least because they offered extra service. Excuse me? Did you ever asked me about extra? If not, why you changed the price afterwards. Will never go back again. Bad experience. # very dark room and unclear“

    Semi on 25-Apr-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Sexy Guy

    “The place is a bit distant if you walk from Silom MRT /Sala Daeng BTS, but is much easier to reach if you take BTS one stop away from Sala Daeng to Chong Nonsi (less than 5 min. walk). Most guys, frankly speaking, are not my type. But I selected one guy who told me his name is Ice. Extremely sexy body and face; nice friendly manners, excellent English communication skill. I’ll be back because of him!

    It’s always the case to find out the right person; rather than the right place/store - my experience :)“

    Toy on 27-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. good massage, good boy

    “The massage was nice, much better than The Prince. The room is not so good, but one doesn't come here for the room.
    My masseur's name was Dor, I think. He did the massage very good and I was very happy at the end.“

    LONG on 02-Mar-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Fake gay massage in Asia

    “I been to many gay massage place in KL,Singapore,Indonesia and now Bangkok, and I’m sorry to say that this is just another ripoff gay massage place in Asia! The price for the massage was not cheap and they still asked for more tip+ which you had to give them afterwards. I can get the same services or perhaps better for a lower price in KL or even in Bali. The room's cleanliness,decor and the overall massages were just okay, but when they asked for money$$$ (payments and tip+) = they can be as hardwork as f.... Anyway, at least another experience I learnt and tried!“

    Golin on 11-Feb-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. happy but disappointed

    “we are a couple who went there on 1st of jan 2019 but booked in different rooms, while one of us was satisfied with the service cause he got the full 2 hour oil and scrub treatment, but I didnt satisfied though “ended happily” . my session was supposed to have the same package, but i didnt get any oil massage, after the srubbing the therapist immediately helped me “end happily” without the massage part that i have paid and the session ended 30mins earlier than it should.“

    jan on 01-Jan-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. One of the best

    “I just did mine today and was totally blown away. I chose the body scrub plus aromatherapy massage. The masseur was so good in the actual massage and scrub which makes it totally worth it. He showers together with you after the scrub which was so intimate. He was also very friendly, always smiling and not pushy. The best that I've tried in Bangkok so far.

    And yes its true, when you come in, all the masseurs will line up for you to chose your type. I got the perfect one :)“

    G on 28-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. The go-to place in Bangkok

    “Not much to add from the other posted positive reviews. Arena mostly sets the standard for this type of massage in Bangkok.
    Always a ton of good looking, eager, shirtless guys to choose from. Very fair price. The facility is not the prettiest, but it is clean and maintained. And really.... You'll be paying attention to the masseur, not the room;)
    Prices are clearly stated on the menu and you pay before the massage. I have never had a masseur ask me for any money, but I have always tipped at least 1500 (the minimum tip is 750 I think). The guys are not the best trained masseurs in Bangkok, but they are nice, sweet, attentive, and very attractive. You will leave happy;)

    A note..... If this is your first time to the location don't be put off by the appearance of the building. At first glance it appears to be almost vacant. The escalators are not even moving (they do not start moving until you step on them, which can come as a surprise:). But there on the right, on the third floor, is a place full of handsome young guys who are sure to leave you with a very happy memory. I recommend you give it a try.....“

    John on 10-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Awesome experience

    “I wish I had gone to Arena first and not on my last day! Oh well. Anyway, I went to Arena around 2pm and I was shocked at the number of men available! There must have been 20-30 very well defined men to pick from. I asked the ground who spoke English and who liked me...the most eager of the bunch was the one I selected.

    Pom was his name and I chose to do a 1.5 hour oil massage with him. He took me upstairs to the room with the shower. The room was adequate and had everything you need. For those who complain about the rooms - don't forget the establishment isn't about the massage!

    Having said that Pom did give a great massage and he took his time hitting all the pressure points. At the end he asked me to lay on my back and...the end of the massage made me very happy - if you get my drift!

    The minimum tip for the massage I selected was 1000 baht but I gave Pom 2000 baht for work well done. I would definitely go back to Arena and I wish I had gone there sooner!“

    Mark on 10-Jun-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Arena @ Silom Plaza

    “I highly recommend it if you want gym-buff masseurs who are working out on the gym inside. The massage and shower will be done in the private room with a shower area. The masseur that I selected really ensured that I was satisfied so the visit is really worth it!“

    Gillard on 31-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Pricey

    “First of all this is my very first time on this site to make a comment.

    Today, I took mark(as I'm not mistaken his name was) and he's so friendly, but he doesn't speak English very well so bit hard to make a convo. Very old time building and you know how it looks like.

    The price for massage is not too bad, and the service of mark which he's doing to me was great, no complain at all. Just be ready with your min TB1000 as a tip. Overall is fine.“

    Harry on 30-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Old

    “This place look old, not renovate, also the smell of cigarette smoke very strong it too much for me.“

    stephen on 16-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Another good experience

    “I have been to Arena several times and never disappointed. This time I took the two hour aromatherapy massage which was great. My masseur used up the full two hours and was friendly and courteous throughout. Yes it’s not the most glamorous massage place in Bangkok but if you want a great massage by a hunky guy all at a good value price this is the place to go“

    Fred on 26-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Many Great Experiences

    “Been there 6-7 times. Must say I had never been disappointed. I liked the services they gave,and enjoyed very much.“

    Amit on 25-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Worth a visit

    “I visited Arena in January 2018. The recent reviews here are generally positive so I decided to check it out. I took the BTS train to Chong Nongsi station and walked 5 minutes.

    Upon entering, about 4pm, about 12 guys stood there for me to choose and I was deciding between three of the guys.

    At Arena, most of the guys are like the ordinary, manly, pleasant-looking guys you see on the streets of Bangkok. I can hardly trace any effeminate guys.

    Just then, two Caucasian guys, aged about 70, entered Arena too.

    The 'mama-san' (a straight ex-boy) recommended expensive VIP rooms but to me this are not good value. The ordinary rooms are good enough.

    The guy I got (cannot remember his name now) was stocky, handsome had good massage skill. He also seemed like a good person. I enjoyed the session very much. He showed gratitude when I tipped him 1000 baht.

    This place is definitely better than V Club (now VCK Cool Space) which I visited on the same trip. At V Club, I could hardly find a guy I like.

    I can now say I have another reason to look forward to visiting Bangkok. I would say this is the best massage venue for me now in BKK.“

    S on 12-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Beware of the pricing changes

    “Upon arrival, I felt uncomfortable. The overhead fluorescent lights gave the atmosphere something to be desired. The smell of cigarette smoke was strong, and as I was asked to sit down, the men began to shed their t-shirts and lined up in a row.

    The manager provided me with a menu and immediately upsold me to a VIP room. Once I agreed to the VIP room, I chose to have a massage done by two men. The manager explained that in addition to the fee for the room and massage, I was required to pay a 700 Bhat tip to each masseur. If more contact happened, I would be required to pay 1000 Bhat to each masseur.

    After being walked into the room, one of the masseurs asked if I wanted to shower, which I did. I went to lie down on the bed and patiently waited. One masseur entered the room and explained that the other masseur would be joining shortly. The first masseur I chose was aggressive and more verbal while the second masseur I chose was more subdued and quiet.

    After about 10 minutes, the other arrived, took a shower and then I was finally able to get my four-handed massage. After the massage, I was bathed by the quieter masseur while the other left the room. Once I finished my shower, it was time to tip the masseurs. I gave the first masseur 1000 Bhat, and he immediately said the tip needed to be 2000 Bhat. I explained that the manager told me it would be 1000 Bhat and he flatly told me, "the manager is not doing the work we do, it is 2,000 Bhat per-masseur. I immediately felt swindled.

    Since I only had enough Bhat to pay one of the masseurs, I quickly dressed and was escorted to the ATM with the quieter masseur. I withdrew the Bhat and handed the masseur the Bhat. Although he was friendly, I would be extra careful when visiting this establishment.

    Although I should have mentioned to the manager, I felt ashamed that I even went there. Although some may find this environment sexy or fun, my experience was the opposite.“

    Anon on 09-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Nice place with friendly manager and hot guys.

    “I went there twice. The manager is very friendly and try to accommodate whatever be your needs. The place is welcoming. There are a good number of masseurs to choose from. If you're confused just ask the manager what you exactly need and he'll suggest accordingly. Overall a nice place.“

    Raju on 28-Dec-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. Dingy

    “This place as OK, but I much preferred urban male.

    The nice thing this place has going for it is all the men are shirtless when you get to choose. My massage was OK, but not very sensual. He had to leave halfway through to use the toilet. Not as nice, and no music, mirrors and rather dingy - plus hard to find (3rd floor of the building).“

    Steven on 08-Dec-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. Great 2nd time experience

    “Went down on a Sunday night, there were at least 15-20 masseurs to choose from. Instead of choosing the guys that made eye contact with hands raised eager for your attention, I decided to try the opposite. Found a shy one among the crowd.

    What a jewel (no pun intended). He is a beautiful man. He had an above average massage skill and we clicked. Such a great experience the 2nd time here (1st was less memorable). I will be back.“

    Rolance on 01-Nov-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. great experience for my first time

    “Was there on Oct 13th around 6:45pm. First I was a little overwhelmed and shy as 30-40 defined/muscled guys jumped to their feet and started flexing when I entered the room.

    Many of them were my type so it was hard to choose one. Eventually I chose a masseur and we went to a room. Had booked a 1.5h body scrub + oil massage. Room was clean but rather pale. But we are not here to judge about decoration, are we?

    He took his time. No rush. He was gentle but not too soft. Massage was good.

    Good thing: He did not ask or push for higher tip. No negotiations. Still tipped him well. We overrun our 1.5h by about 15min but was not an issue.

    Went back downstairs and paid for the massage. mama san asked if everything was ok. I said perfect, smiled and went out into the humid night of Bangkok.

    Will definitely come back and can recommend the place. Thank you Arena.“

    Mark on 14-Oct-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. Handsome Staff

    “The staff are very good looking and well built. The problem is the place itself which is grungy at best. Owners obviously don't spend much in upkeep.“

    Gene on 06-Oct-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. Very Good Experience

    “Today is 28 September 2017. I have been using Arena for about 20 years.

    They have had a series of managers in the past who did not speak English well and some confusion arose. The present manager Art speaks fairly good English and treats you well.

    I have been every day for the past 6 days and being the greedy person I am I have tried 4 masseurs on each day. My 2 favourites are Noom and Wait. They are always among the 4.

    As many have said its not 5 star but adequate and clean. The minimum tip is Baht7000 that is for the massage. I will be there everyday till I leave here on 3 October and will be back again on 1 December. This place is well worth the visit.“

    James on 28-Sep-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. Great massage

    “Went to Arena tonight and I have Nam Nam as my masseur. He took his time and you don't feel rush at all. I purchase a one hour massage but it went over. The boss/manager charged me 600 Baht for the massage and he told me 1,000 Baht tips for the masseur but I gave extra since I did really enjoy it. The guys are okay since I like it with a little muscle and the facility is so so but it was clean specially the room.“

    Tony on 14-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. Great experience

    “Went there tonight. Not sure what the name of the guy was, but he was delightful. The massage was fantastic and the ending just divine. Loved the entire experience.“

    Steven on 06-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. Best ever massage

    “This to me is the best place to go for a good massage. My masseur, Pom is the most sexy shy guy. Very polite and very good massage. He is very considerate and afterwards have a very good conversation. I will most definitely recommend him and say with confidence that he is a total asset to the place.“

    Jacques on 01-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  26. money matters

    “Only money matters to their masseurs. Never again and better spend your money else where and there won't be any drama!“

    Joe on 01-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  27. Give it a miss

    “Manager: Eager, but charming.

    Price: Showed a laminated sheet listing prices (590-890 B) with the 700 B tip

    Staff: Variety, all muscular and eager to get your business.

    Masseur: Decided to give the cute, non-muscular guy a go.

    Massage: Paid for a 1hr massage, but all up (including very attentive mutual showering) was 45 mins. Placed it under "inexperience."

    Room: Minimalistic (bare really) but had clean sheets (saw the house keeper changing sheets from a neat pile of sheets/linen) before I entered the room.

    Conclusion: Not worth your time. It's not the money (I gave my masseur a bigger tip because he was "attentive.")“

    Reuben on 16-Jul-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  28. It is quite okay if you chose the underdogs who turned out to be cute

    “It was hard to choose because cos none of them stand out in the first place but then you learned to like them, most of them are nicely built so ... I think the name was Gao and the other one was Sam/ San they did give nice firm proper massage and they are respectful and did not push for extras and let whatever happens happens :P
    The mamasan is all over the place but well, you just have to ignore him LOL
    1000 THB tips and no issues really.“

    Morgan on 30-Jun-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  29. Fantastic Experience

    “Went to Arena (not easy to find) last Saturday afternoon. I let the Mamasan know what I was looking for. Six guys stepped forward - all muscular. I picked one and off we went to a room with table and shower. The guy could not have been more accommodating - great massage.“

    Mark on 13-May-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  30. Good massage

    “I was hesitating to go inside, but find good place with friendly masseurs. Price for massage pretty good and my masseur Ole was very good, making sure that I'm ok during whole massage.
    Ole thanks for good massage.“

    Andrew on 13-Apr-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  31. 50/50

    “The staff: so cool. None of the guys was really my type, but they made me feel really comfortable as soon as I walked in. I sat down and they all came toward in a circle strutting and smiling. And when I made my selection, they all kinda cheered him on lol. It's funny because I felt like a team captain in P.E. picking my squad.

    My Masseur: super nice guy. I believe his name was Noose. Again, he's not my type but I don't believe in walking into a room full of men wanting to please you, and you just walk out. He knew English pretty well and we chitchatted a bit. The massage was pretty good. I give it a 3/5, only because I enjoy more than a Swedish.

    The Room: clean. Older. I mean it's good enough or me to just lay and relax for a bit .

    The Price: standard 600-700 baht for an hour plus a 1000 baht tip

    All in all, I wouldn't go back because the guys weren't my type. But I suggest everyone to go because if they are your cup of tea, you will have a jolly ole time.“

    Jimmy on 27-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  32. Awesome

    “First time going to Arena and, after reading all the mixed reviews on here, I was pleasantly surprised. Considering that I had an awesome experience for 2 hours with an extremely hot and talented man for less than USD60, I would say I received excellent value for money. Yes, it is not a 5 star establishment, but it was clean and the staff was friendly. To be honest, I didn't even notice the decor as I was in total awe of the plethora of hot, sexy men! I would definitely recommend Arena to all who visits Bangkok. And please keep an open mind.“

    Brian on 14-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  33. All about the money.

    “A horrible place, no communication, its always about money in the end, manager don't speak English.
    Many eye candy, but in the brain something wrong. If you want to waste your money go here, otherwise go somewhere else.

    So pity for the guys, who do good job and respect the customer.“

    Peter on 14-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  34. Great full service

    “First massage I ever got in Bangkok and it was amazing. The facilities might be frightening when i was walked in but the massage was great including the service. Big thumbs up and will definitely visit again next time i come back.“

    Chris on 03-Mar-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  35. Great full service from Nahm

    “I had a two hour massage this week from Khun Nahm and it was fantastic. He is handsome, young, strong, very attentive, and very skilled. Complete full service was provided and it was heavenly. Highly recommended.“

    Matt on 24-Jan-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  36. Massage in Arena

    “During the years I have tried several massage places in Bangkok, but have every time gone back to Arena. Immediately the place didn't look that impressive - basic decor. Recently, it moved up one floor, but otherwise not much has changed. All rooms have massage couches and separate showers. There always are a lot of nice masseurs to choose from, and they all seems to be really experienced and understand how to combine the ordinary massages with the more sensual. They help you undress and carefully wash you everywhere before starting the real massage.I were there twice in December 2016 and was not disappointed.“

    blueboy on 22-Jan-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  37. the best

    “A lot of hot men. Room is not so good but the massage was great.“

    eran on 01-Jan-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  38. More dissapoint than glade.

    “I chose the Arena because of adequate responses on its website.I chose a long time, looking at clubs around Silom. I wanted to experience the emotions of the massage by two guys. I was ready pay many money. Manager was fussy and neurotic. I was ready to get more, but on the basis of the termination of a price check was much less. There were vague feeling. Or something that is not given, or something else.“

    Djon on 26-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  39. Afternoon Tea

    “Had a very good time at Arena today. Chose Tea who gave an excellent full body massage plus all the extras after that. Tea was an excellent choice - fun, competent and a great body - shorter and more muscled with some good tats“

    Jim on 26-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  40. Amazing!

    “Had the scrub and aroma massage 90min with Lak (I believe was his name). Out of this world hot. He took a shower to clean up and then scrubbed me from head to toe completely naked. Then showered me off and performed the most amazing massage. Super hot. Super cute. Going back tomorrow night. Recommend this guy to everyone.“

    Raymond on 19-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  41. I had the best one

    “There are plenty of guys to choose from. The ones i had with good character and gave me the best service.. I was happy.“

    Dante on 12-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  42. Get away

    “BAD expérience hère.

    Manager not pleasant at all. First minimum tip is 1000 and when u order it is 1500 ! Massage soso.

    And thé manager dare to ask to tip a Guy for cleaning ! Unbelivable.

    Get away there are better place less expensive and better service in Silom“

    Fabien on 05-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  43. Great Experience!

    “I visited with a friend on a Sunday afternoon and there was a variety of about 30 guys to choose from. We picked the 90-minute scrub and massage service which was 990 THB. We clicked the link on this web site and got 10% off making it 900 THB. We picked the guys we liked and they led us to private rooms. My scrub lasted about 30 minutes followed by a shower, massage, and another shower. The guy I picked, Rek, was well-trained and gave me a really good massage. He applied the right amount of pressure without being uncomfortable. The minimum tip for 90-minutes was 1,000 THB. I gave Rek 2,000 THB because he did such a good job. All together, it came to about 80 USD which is a great bargain for a 90-minute massage. The only glitch in our otherwise great experience was when my friend offered his guy 1,200 THB. The guy told him the minimum was 1,500 THB and my friend happily gave him 2,000 THB but the service menu and website clearly said the minimum for 90-minutes was 1,000 THB.“

    Dan on 28-Nov-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  44. Aweful

    “Went to this massage because the rating was great.
    Got there and requested for a four hand massage. One of the guys I chose was much older so he was serious to the job. On the other hand the other guy was so loud and not interested in doing anything and kept on asking for tips before even starting the massage.
    I told the younger guy to get out.
    I was still charged the full price, and ended up paying even more because the price shown in the web site is different from the real price. Will never go back again.“

    John on 13-Nov-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  45. Excellent experience

    “I was in Bangkok for a week and went twice to Arena. Both times I chose a fit and great looking guy. They both gave great massages with just the right amount of pressure. Rooms are basic as others have said but perfectly fine and clean. When you arrive the guys stand in a semi circle waiting to be chosen but I did not feel pressured and both times had a great selection of around 20 guys. The guys's themselves were polite and friendly and wanted to have a good time as much as I did. On both ocassions the masseur and I both left happy. Prices are reasonable and the manager checks when you leave that you are satisfied with everything. I would be a regular if I lived in Bangkok.“

    Fred on 12-Nov-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  46. Great massage, great service

    “I have visited 4 or 5 times over the past year. Rooms are basic but clean. Always had a great massage and great service. I make it a point to treat the guys with courtesy and respect and they have always treated me very well in return.“

    Matt on 30-Oct-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  47. Disappointing

    “I've only had this type of massage a handful of times, but this was the most disappointing. I entered and all the men on at the time form a semi-circle around the room and in front of them all you have to pick one. The guy I picked was fit, but small. He was really sweet. But his massage was weak, I honestly think I could do at least as good a job. It also didn't last very long and the rest of the time was awkward. After we'd finished, he asked if it was my first time here, and when I said yes, he showered me, adding to the awkwardness.“

    David on 28-Aug-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • You pay for what you get

      “You cant expect 5 star treatment if you want to pay for 2 star. If you want the 5 star treatment go to the 5 star institutions where you will be treated as such.“

      Jay on 21-Sep-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  48. Hot!!

    “Wow, I went Arena on Jun 2016 Wow many of them are hot, manly, tall, handsome. I happy. :-)“

    Alan on 27-Aug-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  49. good place good people

    “Great experience here. Laid back, therapeutic and sensual, friendly, caring. Value for money is outstanding. Decor is of course not exactly 5 star but adequate to have a sultry experience. Project comfort in yourself and friendliness and I think you will be met with the same. Check the attitude at the door, be generous and succumb to some wonderful local hospitality.“

    Michael on 21-Aug-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  50. Wonderfull experience this time

    “Was at Arena in January and for the first time I decide to try "gay massage" , didn't like the experience at all. At this time I was thinking ..... never again!!
    Back in Bangkok and decide to give another try, it's not reasonable to ban a place base on one visit in my book.

    Just back from Arena....... wow! When I get there... big problem... to many nice men. Can't decide between 2 of them. So I take both.... Yuk and Tinli (not sure of the writing). Those 2 men offer me a great moment to remember, full of sensuality and they are so smooth, never feel rushed at any moment. Those 2 gorgeous men worth every baht I spent there. We didn't talk about money and I hope my tip was ok !!??!?!?

    By chance I'm leaving in 2 days. If I had this encounter in January, Arena would had take a big chunk of my trip budget.

    So only one advise to any future visitor to Arena. Don't make up your mind after one visit.“

    Robert on 13-Mar-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  51. GOOD experience

    “Having just gone to Arena, against the suggestion of many on here, I felt compelled to write my own review. Mostly because of the unbearable crap oozing from a lot of these other reviews. It's incredible how many guys on here suffer from guilty conscience. They pretend like they're not going to these establishments for a "good time", but rather a true and professional massage. And then pretend to be *shocked* when the massage is anything but school trained, high tier, in nature! These guys are not professionals. Stop acting shocked when their skills are novice. Additionally, they're shift workers. How many of us enjoy shift work? Of course some of them are not going to be overflowing with excitement and eagerness to massage you. It's just a job for them. And let us be honest, a lot of them are not thrilled to be rubbing your old, bloated body. But if you want them to at least *act* as though they are... then money talks! You're going to Arena, getting a 1.5hr massage for 800baht.... that's a little over $20! It's a steal! Almost all of you are visiting Thailand because it's cheap... but then have the balls to get upset that you get a cheap product for the price you're paying?!? If you want a good time, go to Arena. Don't get mad that the young men are not blown away by the prospect of pleasing you. Don't get mad that the massage isn't top tier. And don't get mad that the facilities are not 5 star 4 Seasons level. Go to Arena for a LARGE selection of guys- and understand that it's exactly what you came to Thailand for, and leave the pretentious privileged westerner attitude back in your home country. (moderated)“

    Tam on 13-Feb-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • ; )


      James on 04-Mar-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Well said!


      Miner on 24-May-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • So very true to the bone!

      “Wow! How so very true and a direct hit on the mark (facts)! One is just there for a massage and/or tension release, not looking for a life partner, so don't be too critical on the services. If these guys/men have their choice in life, do you think they can be work in a club like this? Also, if they're really attractive, the cost for their time would be more.“

      V on 02-Sep-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Better I could not say it myself!

      “You are so spot on! I am soooooo tired hearing about the neverending complaints from gay tourists about these "massage"places. They are too stingy to pay for 5 star massage boutiques yet they demand 6 star treatment. Typical stereotyped queens that always have to lay a ball-bearing. Just be grateful for Thailand because getting that type of massage in my country (South Africa) will cost you 5 times you pay in Thailand!!!! But then again .... just see who is posting these utter negative comments .......“

      Jay on 21-Sep-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • So true and well expressed!!

      “I totally agree with u man.. We r all humans and we must realize that the price we pay os little and those masseurs work hard somehow not a very pleasant job to please us and to make living.. We better treat them well and make good tips and respect them and the place. And if we have valid comments or suggestions we can ask the management nicely to improve the place and services..“

      Nabeel on 28-Nov-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • I thought it was excellent!

      “I just left Arena after spending two very happy hours there. The two guys I picked may not have been top-flight professional masseurs, bit they were good at the massage aspect of the job. One was 20, the other 44, both with truly awesome bodies, especially the older guy. But both were utterly courteous and charming. It's not cheap here, massage fee, 1000 baht for each guy, then I gave each a thousand tip, not asked for, for the most amazingly sensual experience
      They massaged my slim but ageing body without a stitch, both of them, and were perfectly willing for every request. The final shower was great. The younger guy showered me. I slipped badly and he made a diving tackle to prevent a fall. Good boy! I shall most definitely ignore all other massage places and return to the Arena at least once more during my visit. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? YES!!!!“

      John on 31-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  52. The worst experience.

    “I went here with my friend together. The space and service were really terrible. Also all guys here did not massage well. Even they asked so much money inside of the room. Unbelievable. Never go to this place again.“

    James on 25-Dec-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  53. A Little Annoyed...

    “I just went here and it started off okay. I wasn’t really impressed with the facilities. Especially since I read reviews saying the new location was nice, but if this is “nice” then I’m scared to know what the old location looked like. The rooms & showers felt dirty and the massage table was uncomfortable and the sheets they used were itchy. Despite this, the massage was nice and I liked the guy. When things got more interesting, he wouldn’t really touch me, which was a bit disappointing, but he let me touch him all I wanted. When we finished, I realized I needed change. I knew immediately this might be an issue and cursed myself for not having gotten change before I went in. First of all, he tried to take all my money and send me packing. Acting like he didn’t understand what I wanted. Then he said I should wait outside and he would bring the change to me, which was utterly ridiculous. So, I refused to leave and handed my bills (which he had grabbed away from me) to the man at the register. I gave him a 1000 for the 650 room fee and he gave me back my change, but when I asked for change for the other 1000 he told me he wouldn’t do it because the minimum tip should be 1000 baht. Now, this place is pretty cheap. It was something like 650 for 1 hr room and 750 minimum tip. I wouldn’t have been annoyed if they told me upfront that the minimum tip was 1000. I would have paid it because that is the minimum tip at most decent places, but since they told me upfront that the minimum was 750. I was annoyed. If the masseur didn’t grab my money away from me and try to walk me out of the door without my change for 2000 baht and had instead smiled and gave me my change, I would give this place 3 or 3 and a half stars. Since all that happened and made me feel cheated and disrespected, my opinion of this place is much lower. If you want at least 1000 baht tip, just write it on the menu and tell customers that upfront instead of telling them it is 750. Also, never ever grab someone’s money away from them. It is very rude!“

    Justin on 30-Nov-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Exactly!

      “I know the feeling because they almost grabbed me with another payment for the room, charging me again and pretended that they do not remember.“

      Bull on 17-Nov-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  54. great experience

    “Die Einrichtung ist einfach, aber sauber und es gab viele unterschiedlch gebaute Masseure. Gerade die muskulöseren Männer waren der Grund Arena auszuwählen. Mein Freund und ich waren zu Beginn unserer Thailand-Reise dort und waren so begeistert, dass wir am Ende noch mal hin sind. Beide Male waren die Masseure richtig gut. Wir können die kritischen Kommentare nicht nachvollziehen. Und werden beim nächsten Bangkok Abstecher wieder hingehen.“

    Jens on 22-Nov-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  55. Will go again

    “The new location (in the same building) is much better: clean and bright massage rooms. So many muscular guys with lean bodies and tattoos to chose from. I had a four hand massage with two slim, lean, tattooed guys who had six-pack bodies. The best service I ever got. I will certainly go again.“

    Marvin on 14-Nov-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  56. Arena, great four hands massage

    “August 2015, just had great 90-min oil massage at Arena. Good choice of muscular and tattooed guys. Both had good strong hands and worked well together, finished it off with a happy ending. New premises were ok with private shower, etc, nothing special but massage was great. I tipped well and think the guys were happy.“

    dave on 17-Aug-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  57. Ended early

    “I went there on my recent trip to Bangkok. Read mixed reviews of the place, decided to try it anyway. Paid for a 2 hours massage. Once in the room, my masseur did not know what he was doing. Ended my session in about 40 minutes. Within that 40 minutes, he kept going out of the room. I was pissed to say the least!“

    Kendrick on 17-Jul-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  58. New Location

    “I went to Arena Spa in June and they just moved into their new location. Everything was new and clean. The rooms had a simple decor but with a separate shower in the room. There were about 15 guys waiting for customers. I chose a 23 year old guy from Bangkok who was really nice. He had very good massage techniques and new what he was doing. I would go back especially as this places offers a good value for money“

    Sebastian on 11-Jul-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  59. Bad place and service

    “Went to the massage parlor in March because Sathorn Spa was a little far from my hotel. As mentioned by many others, the place is really run down and dirty. There we cockroach in the toilet cubicle, shaking wooden "bed", and the "blanket" was merely a piece of thin cloth that didn't help in making me felt comfortable. Picked a cute therapist but seems like he really isn't interested to do anything. Massage was mere rubbing his body against mine. If this was the last place ever, i'd rather not waste my money and time there.“

    Renney on 21-Jun-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  60. Good Massage , dirty PLace

    “Ich gehe schon viele Jahre zur Arena. Die guys sind alle sehr gut gebaut und verstehen ihr "Handwerk". Was mich aber stört, ist der immer schlimmere Zustand des Ladens. Hier ist alles schmutzig und ungepflegt. Die Liegen sin klapprig und die Auflagen sollten dringend gewaschen werde, das scheint lange nicht mehr passiert zu sein. Wenn man über all das hinwegsehen kann, ist es OK. Wenn nicht, dann reissen die Jungs das auch nicht raus!“

    Kalle on 25-May-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  61. It's alright

    “Went there last night and the selection was alright. The guys are so skinny though that I thought: do they ever eat?
    The massage was quite weak, although the service itself was good and polite. But the place looks very run down, dirty and almost nightmarish. Last year I visited there was a big cockroach in the shower. 4 hand massage cost me altogether 3000 Baht. The guys didn't say how much tip they wanted and when I asked they said it was up to me, so I gave them a 1000 each and they seemed very impressed. They weren't rushing and seemed nice and genuine.“

    David on 17-May-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  62. visite le 10 mai 2015

    “J'ai visité Arena le 10 mai 2015. Bon choix de beaux masseurs : 15 ou plus. Excellent massage pour un prix correct . une douche dans la salle de massage. Le décor demande un bon coup de rénovation : moquette élimée, drap troué. Il fait faire quelque chose...“

    Michel on 12-May-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  63. The Grand Budapest of Gay Spas

    “Arena Spa has seen better days ... to say the very least.

    Its clear from one look that this place used to be amazing. It used to be a high end establishment. But times have been tough. The carpets are faded, the "beds" are old, and the "sheets" threadbare. Both the paint and art have lost their vibrancy.

    But the guys? They were great.

    The massage at Arena Spa was a wonderful sultry experience. My masseur was very talented and everything about the experience was rewarding. Had a very good time, notwithstanding the aged venue, and would highly recommend a trip.“

    Jacob on 18-Mar-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  64. Great day --- but YMMD

    “Went on 5th March 2015 and just happened to hit the right guy on the right day, I guess. Decor is rundown, yes, but clean enough (I've seen plenty worse). Chose 90 minute oil massage for 690 baht. Selected a shy young man right at the back because he was the only one not trying to grab my attention. 20 years old, thoughtful, quiet, a talented masseur. Extras were offered in the middle, which was a surprise, but full a la carte and (even more surprising) with the accent on mutual satisfaction. All too often it seems like one hand clapping, now? No request for a tip and not haggling oveer the bill. Clock on the wall said 1:10 when we started and 2:45 when he escorted me downstairs. (Nothing was said about my extra 5 minutes!) Was shown out with every courtesy. Give it 5 stars to reflect my overall satisfaction, rather than decor etc.“

    John on 05-Mar-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  65. Great visit

    “Had a great visit today, Feb 2015. Place & room was very clean. Had great talented massage, not rushed and really special other services. Staff never asked for tip, I gave decent tip after and staff said thanks and was friendly escorting me out. This is very top class place here in Bangkok with great choice of masseurs. Friendly & fun place.“

    D on 20-Feb-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  66. Poor expenrice

    “I don't think so it is worth to go, bad bed and so dirty sheets.“

    Lao on 31-Dec-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  67. Really bad!!!

    “I visit here 2 days ago. Really bad experience ever! Not friendly, bad massage and the other too. I can not recommend.“

    Alex on 04-Oct-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  68. Never again

    “Worst place I visited in BKK. I asked for a gay masseur for service plus. I was told that the tip in that case is 1000 Baht - fair enough, that is similar to other places giving full service.
    There was only one masseur available for that service. He gave a very bad massage. All was finished in 40 minutes. And then he asked for 1500 B tip. On top really dirty place and manager not friendly. Avoid it!“

    Charly on 18-Sep-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Never again

      “The place is old and dirty. The massage is ok. I choose Nuk. I was told that the min tip is 500 baht. The menu also said 500 baht. When i finished I was told the min tip is 1000 baht. The manager told me 500 baht is massage only. Happy ending min tip is 1000 baht. Never mind I, gave the guy 1100 baht. But he should tell me at the beginning. Not wait until I finished. I been to this place a few times. But this is the first time the manager rip me off. I don't feel like to come back to this place again.“

      Tan on 30-Sep-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • This happened to me

      “Charly, this happened to me as well at Arena. I was clearly quoted 1000 baht for extras and then after a very ordinary service in the room, the guy asked for 1500 baht and the captain then changed his story and said it was 1500 baht and then pretended he could not speak English, even though he was fine with communicating when I arrived. I am happy to pay for service, but this place scammed me and I do not like being treated like an idiot. Never again.“

      Maurice on 17-Jul-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  69. Very good service

    “Today 2nd July 2014 I have visit that place. I can confirm what Andrew writes. It is a very ugly place and need some improvements. When I entered and I saw everything I did not want to stay, but I saw a nice guy and I decide to stay. I booked a 2 hour oil massage and I was really happy with the service.“

    Uwe on 02-Jul-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  70. First time

    “I went on Saturday 26th April. The place is a little ugly, needs some improvements. But I choose Simon who speaks English so there was no problem. Massage was good, Simon worked hard for the money and did good job. We call that a tip, but for them it is a salary for hard work.“

    Andrew on 28-Apr-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  71. average...

    “This place is really old. Had a good looking masseur. His service was good. He really took care of me, but the place is really a little run down. Might consider going back to look for the masseur.“

    Jet on 21-Mar-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  72. Wouldn't go again

    “I had a bad experience here. The place seemed disorganized with no one in charge. When I finally got service, he couldn't understand English enough to know what I was requesting. The masseur I got was horrible and just wanted to get finished quickly and know how much his tip would be. This type of service (or lack of service) is so common, especially around Silom, I could practically copy and paste this review about many other places, and be totally accurate. But I'll focus more on reviewing the good places I've really enjoyed, and would go back to. I would not go back to Arena again until I've heard it has new management and a few positive reviews.“

    Bruce on 16-Feb-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  73. Third time not the charm

    “Dirty room, table covered with torn cloth, no shower help, guy cannot give massage, way too much oil, not sensual. I terminated after 30 minutes. Previous two visits in past years were better.“

    Ken on 18-Dec-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  74. bad experience

    “Not such a happy ending for me. I made 2 reservations and 2 the masseur were not available when I arrived. I came two times all the way there for Nu, but after the second time of him not being available I asked for just 10 min free service as a compensation of my wasted time twice which was ok with them. After 10 min service I did give him 100 baht because he was nice but that's when the nice guy showed his real him! They charged me 450 baht which is the price for 1 hour which ended in a big discussion! That’s when that great smile turns into an angry money chaser. I paid 100 baht which is enough for 10 minutes and ignoring my 2 reservations - so I didn't pay the 350 extra! Don’t make reservations here because they will say yes but there’s no guarantee!“

    Tom on 13-Dec-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  75. “Very bad experience at this dirty massage salon. The staff were rude, unprofessional and gave bad massage. They demanded a mandatory 500-baht tip for a bad service. There are better places in Bangkok.“

    Pascal on 31-May-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  76. “The pillow on the massage table smelled of old sweat, had to get used to it. The masseur seemed reluctant and very unenthusiastic about the massage. I would have chosen someone else if he had not kept smiling at me while I waited. On top of that, he demanded I pay him extra besides the minimum 500 baht tip. “

    Audi on 22-Apr-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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