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The Greenhouse Sauna – Darlastan

Willenhall Road, Darlastan, United Kingdom, WS10 8JG | map

The Greenhouse Sauna – Darlastan
audience rating: The Greenhouse Sauna – Darlastan, 3.1 out of 5 based on 89 ratings click to vote:
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TOMORROW Naked Day

The flagship of the Greenhouse gay sauna group is located in Darlastan (northwest of Birmingham). This is the largest gay sauna in the Midlands.

This impressive venue features an indoor pool as well as a spa pool, sauna, steam rooms and rest rooms. There is also a restaurant on site and free WiFi.

weekday: 10:00 - 00:00

weekend: 10:00 - 04:00

venue: Sauna (桑拿) | features: internet access, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | customers: gay | attracts: All types

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last updated: 12-Oct-2018

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Value

3.5

Facilities

4.1

Service

3.7

Cleanliness

3.5
based on 19 reviews
  1. No Free Lube or Condoms

    “I agree with everything said by the last guy (Khan) it is a lovely place but, when I was there last month I was astounded to find that they are now selling lube and condoms. I think I got one of each free to begin with but that is never enough for me! Shame on a big company like this, penny-pinching and people like me, who have to travel a distance to get there will now travel in another direction.“

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     on 29-Sep-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • No free condoms or lube

      “Agreed - they charge you 30p for a pack of condom / lube and rumour has it that these are provided to them for free by a local charity!
      If true then that's a disgrace - the charity should stop supplying them.
      It's a shame - always been a good place to go.“

       on 24-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Khan john

    “Been hear many times. Brilliant. Facilities/food and staff . Come in a large van, so always have to park in over flow car park. But some times that is almost full. Lovely Cleen place.“

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     on 15-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Several visits

    “I wanted to post this because there's a lot of bollocks been put in other older reviews IMHO. I've been there 4 times now in the past 3 or 4 months. The toilets aren't dirty, there's four, one by the locker room, a block of 3 with a condom dispenser and one with a glory hole cut into it by the T-girl dressing room. There's no problem with any of them.

    I didn't find anywhere dirty: if you find some goo or discarded condoms or anything it's probably because someones been in the room a few minutes before
    No problem with the staff either, there's a guy on reception when you walk in who hands you a towel and your locker key, you occasionally see another staff member checking one or two of the rooms. There's a big bar room where you can sit and talk just like you were in a pub, with a bartender. That's it. I can only think they were being unfriendly cos they were asked stupid questions

    This place is big with lots of rooms. Two cinema rooms, one showing Bi and sometimes hetero stuff. The high point for me is the small pool with a fountain on it, big enough for you to have a short swim in: it's heated lovely and warm, filtered, chlorinated. Two different sauna rooms, but each time I've gone they were in darkness, very hot, no steam and nobody in them. Strange
    There are lots of small lockable private rooms, though each time I've been, some were in complete darkness, and no light switches: I didn't ask staff about this.

    There a larger room with a 'swing', you know what for. A dungeon area, though again, in darkness. I didn't enquire why to staff
    A 'gloryhole' stall room, hmm...: make some people reminisce back to the '80's or early '90's? lol
    There's a shower 'wet' room, 3 separate showers were you can clean yourself up.
    There's big Jacuzzi room, where a lot of people get in and just chill out, a big bar area like I said, also a large rooftop sun lounger area, just like a hotel.
    Also there's a free buffet served up sometime in late afternoon, I didn't try it, but I saw people walking out with small plates of chips and stuff, just a good as you'd get in a pub

    Some people say £16 entrance fee is too much, but really, given its size what it has to offer?

    A few people say they're nervous to go in there, but don't be. You don't have to do anything you don't want to and everybody's friendly for the most part. There's no clique or anything. Nobody paid any attention to me going in or out. It's in an out of the way run down industrial area too, set aside from housing, you shouldn't be noticed.
    It's easy to get casual MSM action going...“

     on 30-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. No Lube

    “This place is happy to take your money and not tell you that there is no lube provided. Dead on arrival - what is the point of doing to a place if you can’t play? There were probably 20 people ages 55-75 in the place.

    Greenhouse is just a trash brand. If you’ve ever visited the one in Luton, you get 1 condom and 1 lube sachet on arrival and you have to pay for extras.

    They price themselves like London while delivering the lowest standards. The 4.3 rating is complete garbage. The London establishments that get a 2.3 -2.6 rating are because Londoners have higher standards. This place deserves a much lower rating than London.

    If you’re traveling in the area, don’t waste your time or money.“

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     on 17-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Nice and relaxing experience

    “I finished work quite late and I decided to go Saturday night to the sauna. I arrived there at 23:50 and it was a very relaxing experience. Good facilities for the price, warm swimming pool plus jacuzzi with music, lovely. I had also a good fun and the staff members Peter and his colleague were very friendly and welcoming. I will definitely repeat again.“

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     on 11-Mar-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. BlakMOxford

    “Hello ,, Went to Greenhouse on a Saturday, Mind Blowing. I was warned it could be quiet. If that was quiet .. heavens above on a busy night. I left not through choice, i couldn't say no .. nor cope :o)“

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     on 09-Feb-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Darlaston Greenhouse report

    “I have been visiting the Greenhouse in Darlaston for almost a year now, with approximately a dozen visits over that time; this, I believe, makes me 'qualified' to comment upon it. I accept that I did not know what it was like in the 'good old days' when the prices were lower, so I cannot make a comparison with then, but as such a comparison would be irrelevant to anybody currently considering going for the first time, I do not think that it is necessary.

    I would say that there are two issues to be addressed here: value for money and quality of product. The admission price of £16 is not cheap, but it is less than the price of a round of drinks and, assuming that a person only visits every few weeks, as I tend to, a relatively small cost per month or year. Furthermore, parking is free and towels, lube and condoms - and sometimes food and soft drinks - are provided for free, too.

    The quality of the product comes down to two things - the facilities and the atmosphere in the establishment. The facilities are extensive; the locker room may be somewhat cramped, but it is not impossible to change there, and sometimes the saunas themselves are not as warm as they might be, but, considering the size of the building and the number of features, there are far more positives than negatives to the place. When everything is operating, there is a decent-sized pool - which is barely used, in my experience - a hot tub that could fit up to 10, two wet saunas, one dry sauna and four showers. And that's just the sauna aspect of the place! As far as 'entertainment' is concerned, there are two cinemas, at least two communal darkrooms, six glory hole booths, numerous small private rooms and booths and areas of 'specialist' interest, such as a dungeon and watersports area. There is also a smoking area, a relaxation lounge and even an outside area on the roof.

    In my experience, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays (which is called 'Dare to Bare' day, where patrons are encouraged to go naked) are the busiest and, therefore, the most active. Perhaps if a few more guys were less shy about covering themselves up with their towels the rest of the time - after all, we are all there for the same thing and there is no need to be modest - there would be no need for a 'Dare to Bare' day at all! Nobody ever strikes me as being there for the sauna, pool or hot tub, and the films in the cinema are not good enough to justify going there for them, so, logically, guys must be going there mainly for 'fun'! So relax and let everyone see what you have, guys......

    If you go into 90% of the rooms you will be 'safe' from any unwanted attention; guys will be friendly but I personally have never experienced or witnessed any 'pushiness' by anybody on anyone (which does not necessarily mean to say that it does not happen, of course). If you go into the dark rooms you will find hands and bodies aplenty; if that does not appeal to you either don't go in there in the first place or leave when it happens.

    In summary, therefore, this sauna is (mostly) clean, warm, comfortable, enjoyable and friendly, with a wide variety of clientele and attractions to keep both newcomers and regulars satisfied. I think that it's worth the admission price, too.“

     on 27-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Amazing place

    “I visit once a month from Wales and always have an amazing time, normally on a Wednesday but also Saturdays and Friday and this week a Tuesday. I am bottom and always get well serviced. Love the place. Staff are amazing 2 x“

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     on 19-Sep-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. First impressions....

    “As I visited this sauna for only the first time yesterday, I thought that I would pass on some comments here which might be useful to others considering taking that first step, too. Note that I have limited experience of other saunas in the UK, so I will not be making comparisons with other venues.

    The admission price is £16, which is clearly not cheap, but it is a quality establishment, clean, large and with numerous variety and facilities - something for everyone, I would say. The staff are pleasant and co-operative and there is a friendly feel to the place. There is a decently-sized, deep pool, a hot (well, warm!) tub, a dry sauna and a steam room each with enough space for over a dozen people, as well as showers, a locker room etc..

    For those going there for action there are a number of smaller cubicles or rooms with beds, half a dozen glory holes and a dark room - not that anybody seemed to object to activity in the other areas as well - several screens with films, and a room signposted 'The Dungeon' (which was empty when I visited it!)

    There were a wide range of ages and types there yesterday - some bolder, some shyer - with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. As a first timer I did not feel like an 'outsider' - I was neither ignored nor pestered but treated with respect.

    I would have no hesitation recommending this place to guys of any age and type - as long as you can afford £16. If you want to cover yourself up with your towel and stick to the sauna and pool you can; alternatively, if you are looking for some 'fun' you will be able to find it, too. I plan to return and try out some of the 'Events' nights, too, such as 'Dare to Bare' (Wednesdays), Bear night (the third Saturday each month)and Tranny night (Fridays).“

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     on 11-Sep-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Friendly and clean

    “I visited the sauna today 20th August 2017. The entrance fee has gone up to £16.00 now. The staff were very friendly. The place looked clean from what I saw.

    The pool was nice and cool but the steam room was to hot for me. A Lot of areas dark lit. Not a lot of action today, mainly older guys with large bellys. Most of the guys were just wondering from room to room. It was though everyone was nervous not only me. I will try and go back on a different day to see if there are any fitter looking guys.“

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     on 20-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Big bellys

      “I don't know what you are talking about Barry, just because a guy has a big belly doesn't mean they don't have a good time, so just becasue you are obviously anti belly it is your own fault if you can't find the anorexic ones. Everytime I have been I have had loads of fun, and yes, I am a guy with a big belly! You also make it sound like the only ones walking around from room to room were the big guys, well I usually find it is the muscle Mary's and the anorexics doing most of that, it's too energetic for us big blokes!!“

       on 30-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

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