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3F Connaught Harbour Front House, 36 Connaught Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
Well-established massage spa for men in Sheung Wan area – now moved to a newer, bigger location (July 2018).
Services at Shanghai Onsen include Shanghai-style massage, back rub, manicure & pedicure, foot massage in a relaxed environment.
Check their website for the latest promotional offers.
nearest station : MTR: Sheung Wan (Exit B)
weekday: 12:00 - 23:00
weekend: 12:00 - 23:00
venue Massage | features steam room, massage, sauna, spa | customers: gay | attracts: All types
“Again, I went back to Shanghai Onsen for 90 mins. body oil massage. As usual receptionist is always welcoming with smile and friendly. Quality of massage was great! The masseur (I forgot his name) very skilful and well caring. Thanks Shanghai Onsen. Definitely will be back again! Keep it up your great work!“
Adrian on 23-May-2019 | Problem with this review?
A perfect little gem
“Me and boyfriend visited this parlour three days in a row during our short stay in Hong Kong. The place is compact but nicely decorated. While we didn't expect much more than a relaxing rub at first, all the masseurs assigned to us were more than competent and kept surprising us in the most pleasant way. Between them we want to especially recommend John : a handsome beefy stud with strong hands that can be as firm or as gentle as you like. Not sure we will visit Hong Kong again soon but this place has definitely made our trip more exciting.“
Texan on 30-Apr-2019 | Problem with this review?
HK massage bliss
“I lived in HK over 9 years and this is from far the most experienced and efficient massage I’ve ever had. No fuss no hard selling and no pressure. Excellent facility and excellent service. It’s clean, friendly and comfortable. Good deco and comfortable as well as easy to find.
I’m definitely sending my visiting friends there and myself as well again !“
Leo on 09-Apr-2019 | Problem with this review?
Unforgettable Massage Experience ...
“Came here to see the brand new decoration, clean and comfortable environment. The design of the bath room is also very thoughtful, the lighting in the room is soft and comfortable.
A masseur came to my room and asked me about my tired parts. It was very suitable for my strength and precise position. My shoulders and waist were completely relaxed, which met my expectations. With the oil massage, the masseur's hands were very flexible and rich layering. His method and speed made my whole body muscles free. He gave me a hot stone massage for free. This indescribable comfort directly delivered to the nerves of my brain.
I have to praise the masseur for being very polite and fully demonstrating the enthusiasm and professionalism of his work. His name is Bee and needs to be recorded on my mobile phone. I will definitely come again and make an appointment with this masseur next time.“
morgan on 16-Oct-2018 | Problem with this review?
Best Massage in HK
“A well established professional service. As soon as you walk in the door, you're quickly and efficiently on your way to a great massage!
My two favourites? John and Tommy.
John is strong, obliging, funny, professional and cool. Bearishly handsome, he'll give you a powerful massage that will make your body sing!
Tommy is skilled, thorough, sweet, multi-talented and confident. Incredibly fit, he'll work all parts of your body till you're feeling realigned and restored.“
TobyBoby on 19-Sep-2018 | Problem with this review?
A comfortable encounter
“When gentleness meets strength is what I look for in a professional massage. I have set foot in this Shanghai Onsen a number of times before; this time the counter staff appointed a masseur called John for me. This guy with the build of a football player turns out to be rather gentle but with strength. He gave me a comfortable rub right to the point of my stiff neck and back that I almost fell asleep. When finished I felt remarkably refreshing and I will definitely come back to pamper myself again with a good massage some other day.“
Ian on 19-Sep-2018 | Problem with this review?
“I have been here several times, I have been very satisfied, I have enjoyed a comfortable massage. I came here again last week. The masseur who served for me was not on duty. A handsome boy at the reception gave me another courtesy. The masseur look like 50++year-old obese old man came to my room! He introduced his name as John.
There is a round tattoo on his arm! His appearance is that I have an uneasy feeling but I am eager to have good skills. BUT the acupuncture points are not correct and the strength makes me feel pain. After about 20 minutes, the smell of the rotten corpse came! It made me feel vomiting and suffocating. It turned out to be his body odor and sweat odor. I can't stand this kind of torture because of the urgent reason to change to a 45-minute massage.
The first painful experience was also the first time that no tip was paid.“
Albert on 14-Sep-2018 | Problem with this review?
Perfect trip in Asia
“That’s a busy Friday and my shoulder is feeling tired. I went to Shanghai Onsen which is close to SheungWan MTR station Exit C. It is easy to find the place.
The receptionist greeted me in a friendly manner even through I didn't have a booking. The massage room was very private, with soft lighting and relaxing music.
Today, Joe gives me a body massage. The guy is very nice, young and strong. I would highly recommend this place and visit it again.“
Derek on 14-Sep-2018 | Problem with this review?
Avoid This Place
“I checked some reviews (sadly not here) and decided to give this place a try, thinking I could get a massage from a well build, mature and experienced massuers as advertised.
Imagine the shock I got when the guy who came in looked to be about 50s, pale, thin, covered in Thai tattoos and stank of cheap cologne trying to cover an equally strong smell of cigeratte butts.
No kidding.. the guy looked like a human version of Doddy from Harry Portor!
I immediately requested a change of massuer but the kid at the front door said no one else would be available for another hour. I decided to cut the lost and told them I would just do a 45 mins instead of the 90.
My Doddy gave a reasonable massage until the end, when he proceded to hit my back very hard with his palms repeatedly. I couldn't tell if it was a technique that I had yet to come across or he was taking it out on me for cutting his time.
My room is also very close to the changing room, which is just part of the common area. The walls are so thin I could hear all the noises outside, despite the ambient sound being played inside the room.
The front desk had a loudspeaker blasting some annoying techno dance music the kid was talking and laughing loudly with another staff.
I have never felt so cheated. For the amount I paid I could have gotten a very decent 90-120 mins massage from a regular place near my hotel - that is if I didn't mind being massaged by a strong middle age woman, which is STILL better that my Doddy.
(Didn't catch his name.. Fang or Fung? BTW I almost passed out as he leant down and talked to me.. his cigeratte breath was lethal)“
Wilson on 10-Sep-2018 | Problem with this review?
“Between my clients meeting, happened to be in the area, decided for a quick 45-mins massage. The receptionist recommended masseur Rain. My shoulder and back was in pain for a massage. Rain definitely knew how to control his strength and knew where to find the knots. After the massage, I felt relieved from all the pain on my shoulder and back. He was awesome and made me feel very comfortable during the entire session. Also he was very concentrated on the massage and was very professional. He's now my favourite masseur.“
Sam on 27-Jul-2018 | Problem with this review?
Unexpected powerful guy
“This is my second visit and it’s been moved to a new venue. It’s big and different, compared with the previous place. There’s an extra shoe locker for my shoes, and what I see is... the frosted glasses rub back room and shower room! The design is much more modernised than before. Also the shower is awesome, too!
This time I’ve been arranged a masseur named Joe. He looked bit shy with a cap and shorts, but he surprised me! He's really powerful throughout my 90mins session, defeating my tired parts accurately. Compared with my previous masseur, he did more stretching. He told me that I seemed to struggle with his force, but actually my eyes were already half off. lol
Unfortunately the steam room is not open yet. The staff told me that it will be open in late July. I’m looking to visit the place again next time when I visit here :)“
Yousuke on 12-Jul-2018 | Problem with this review?
Beware of untrained masseurs
“I have been coming back to Shanghai Onsen for the last few years whenever I visited Hong Kong. Sometimes the masseurs were not my type, but at least I could be assured of the professional quality of massages. Not this time.
I was sent a small and effeminate guy called Thomas, who either knew next to nothing about massages or was too lazy to actually give a proper massage. When I kept pressing him to pay attention he just giggled like a little girl. He was so annoying and the experiences so upsetting that I have to file a complaint at the front desk.
I am never going back to this place again.“
Koji on 17-Jun-2018 | Problem with this review?
Best Massage Experience
“I came early last weekend before my flight back to Osaka, not expecting much more than a good rub. I was immediately impressed by my therapist John, who is muscled, manly and has a nice tattoo on his shoulder. He has great style too, combining deep tissue, acupressure and he was very attentive to my reactions and adjusted accordingly. At the end he delivered also far more than I could expect. I left happy and I hope to catch up with him next time.
One complaint - the shower room was dirty and there was this old carpet smell that wasn't very pleasant.“
Taka on 14-Jun-2018 | Problem with this review?
Third time unlucky
“Third visit. Went early to enjoy the facilities. The manager told me I can start early. Somehow this time felt a bit rushed. When he saw me after the sauna he asked me if I want to start soon despite another half hour to go...
The quality of massage had dropped as well. After 10 mins, I requested a change of massuer. Looking for someone more experienced. The manager promised someone good. Then the second guy came in, through the conversation, today was his first day at work. The session ended at about 65 mins, poor massage. I wonder where are all the experienced masseurs who were very good. Left disappointed. Will avoid this place.“
Chris on 11-Jun-2018 | Problem with this review?
Relaxing onset in HK
“Wow! This was truly a great massage ! Clean nice relaxing place. I was immediately put to sleep by the hands of my masseur!“
Rob on 09-Apr-2018 | Problem with this review?
Great service as always
“Went back to Shanghai Onsen for 90 mins Body Oil Massage. The massage was great as always. This time with Tenny. He is friendly and I was very satisfied with his service. He asked which are that you feel tired so that he can focus and make you rejuvenate. I almost felt sleep during massage. Thank you Tenny! Definitely will come back again!“
Adrian on 26-Mar-2018 | Problem with this review?
“I was there last week for a relaxing massage. The experience was amazing. There’s a big guy greeting me and show me the facilities and where to go, he spoke fluent English with a kind smile. Unfortunately he’s not a masseur... The place is big and clean, and the massages are really good too.
I chose Andrew first as he’s always been well commented here. He’s a medium guy with beard, and some tattoos at his back. I really enjoy that level of power, not very strong one, but the power that let me feeling a real relaxing. I rarely felt asleep during massage, but that time I did. I wanna give him a 5 stars for his oil massage too, I really never tried such oil massage, a completely one! From my neck, my shoulders..... and my feet! That’s really an amazing one :)“
Yousuke on 22-Mar-2018 | Problem with this review?
Downhill since change of ownership
“I have witnessed the fall of this place since its glorious days back in TST, Tin Hau, then to the current location. Now the quality of massage has become really inconsistent; bookings are constantly messed up (sometimes therapists sneakily cut sessions short to catch up), and the worst of all - the place has lost its unique "clean" and chill vibe - which also led to a deteriorating quality of clientele (if still any left). The new owner installed funky lighting in the steam and sauna. Why?! The place is quiet and the masseurs seem to be very unmotivated… Quite sad. Can't go back until I hear that it’s nice again…“
Alexander on 16-Mar-2018 | Problem with this review?
Thanks for your feedback.
“We appreciate your feedback. However, in our humble opinion, some of your comments are not in sync with the current state of our business. Please come back again for a massage on the house and additionally, we are happy to walk through with you as per your grievances.“
Ron on 24-Mar-2018 | Problem with this review?
“I went yesterday to Shanghai Onsen, it was my second visit to Shanghai Onsen. I got very relaxing massage by Patrick. He is so nice and did a great job for massage by body, the whole journey was amazing. facilities is always awesome, clean, and friendly receptionist to welcome you. Definitely will come back again! V“
Adrian on 02-Mar-2018 | Problem with this review?
Perfect end of my trip to Asia
“Following the recommendations here, I decided to spoil myself after a long backpacking trip in Asia. I booked a long session plus a back scrub with John before my flight back home and have the most fantastic massaging experience ever. We just seemed to click.“
Angel on 11-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
not was i have expected
“The massage was good but finish the massage 10 min early.“
Eneko on 31-Oct-2017 | Problem with this review?
Much better than expected
“I just went recently again after not having been back since it moved to its current location. This time a masseur (his name is John) came recommended so I thought I would give it a try this trip back to Hong Kong.
First - the new location is still nicely decorated and well managed. It has a large seating area where you can relax and have a drink, and a steam room and dry sauna. The private massage rooms also seem bigger.
Second - as for the massage, my experiences were hit-and-miss before. But the thing to do as also is to ask and specify your requests when making a booking; don't just get one they randomly assign you.
My guy is a beefy muscly bear, manly with tattoos and goatee, not at all what I expected they would have. John also speaks perfect English and the massage is one of the best I have ever had.“
Julian on 30-Oct-2017 | Problem with this review?
Very eaverage massage :(
“I was looking forward to this visit as I thought this place is great.
I made an appointment in advance. Though I was told it'll be busy even on weekdays it was basically empty.
The masseur delivered a very average massage, went out to drink in between, burped several times ...
Really not a great experience at all.“
Paul on 12-Oct-2017 | Problem with this review?
best masssage from Andrew
“Andrew is my favourite, and they know how to do really strong massages. Pedicure was also excellent.
Please tip well as the service is really good.“
terada on 01-Oct-2017 | Problem with this review?
“There are quite a few negative comments here about the place, but I disagree with them completely. I had a mind-blowing experience there July 11 2017. I am a South-Asian and was welcomed well.
The massage was very good & professional. For getting more sensual service you need to read the hints. My masseur took my towel off 5 mins into the session & I was naked the whole time, and I didn't mind. I took 2 hour pressure & oil massage. The whole experience was superb & surely will visit again. The best part was he didn't even ask for for tip, although I have some on my own.“
Zeasand on 12-Aug-2017 | Problem with this review?
It's Okay, hit or miss
“I'll start by saying, it probably depends on who you get for your masseur. Although mine started great, it quickly turned down hill when my masseur asked "how much deeper"-meaning how much extra tip for the ending. Needless to say, I lost my interest and when I said just massage, quickly finished my leg massage (rather inadequate considering all the walking of the walking tour earlier that day).
My boyfriend had a good time. He had a bald masseur -great massage and happy ending indeed.
Josh on 03-Jul-2017 | Problem with this review?
“I checked the Shanghai Onsen twice during my latest trip to HK.
Both times the massage was excellent.
First masseur was Andrew, muscular Asian guy with awesome massage skills.
It was during a weekday so the place was very quiet.
Second time I went on a Sunday afternoon. By then the masseur I got assigned was more mature but also with excellent massage skills.
Both times I left happy and totally relaxed.
On Sunday it has been busier and some action going on in shower, Sauna and steam room.
The receptionist and the bar guy have both been very friendly and made me feel welcome and comfortable.“
Jay on 23-Jun-2017 | Problem with this review?
“Front desk staff were friendly and helpful. Massssuer was old, tired and frumpy -- and not very good at all -- not relaxing -- and did not speak a word of English. I cut my session short and walked out -- I was so disappointed.“
Anderson on 06-May-2017 | Problem with this review?
Our customers have choices.
“Dear Anderson (D.),
We are sorry to know your unpleasant experience in our Onsen. Every customer can always request to change to a new masseur within the first 15mins of the session. We are dedicated to improve our service level everyday hope you will come again so that we can deliver a better massage experience to you.
Thank you very much on the feedback as of the fundamental importance for us to reach the goal of putting customers' experience at the first place.
Please send us an email at [email protected] and we will send you a coupon for 2 free sessions of body massage hoping you can accept our sincere apologise and to serve you again.
Management, Shanghai Onsen
Tel: 23753861 WhatsApp: 97019589
Email: [email protected]“
Ron on 08-May-2017 | Problem with this review?
“Booked a session through their new website and got the email confirmation. However when I arrived there on time at 12 PM, the center was still closed and the worst thing happened was the guys there expelled me (rudely) and said to come back there at 1 PM! I re-called the receptionist to ask what happened with this mess and he still said the shop opened at 12 PM - in fact it was still closed. Then I decided to leave as this is unbelievably rude and unprofessional!“
D on 19-Feb-2017 | Problem with this review?
“Staff are great and accommodating. There's a good, relaxed, vibe. The place is discreet, as is the massage - I've never left unhappy.“
William on 21-Oct-2016 | Problem with this review?
Nice n clean
“Much better than before, professional massage, clean n tidy n spacious, free drinks n hot soup !! Very friendly staff .“
Tom on 15-Dec-2015 | Problem with this review?
“Much better receptionist and very clean and tidy didn't go for a long time will definitely return love their soup and massage was good very professional !“
Julian on 03-Oct-2015 | Problem with this review?
“Lazy massage. Old and unattractive. Disappointed. Place is OK but small and smelly. Not friendly staff. Will not go back.“
Alex on 29-Dec-2014 | Problem with this review?
“Facilities were clean and staff friendly enough, but massage itself was so-so. I arrived there 10:30 and they refused to give 90 mins session. The 45 mins session (310HKD) was almost nothing. My legs are still stiff. :'(“
Slower on 15-Sep-2013 | Problem with this review?
“The staff are very friendly, the location is clean. Steam room and sauna are sizeable and well-maintained.
Masseurs are different. You must ask for strong masseurs and you will get their best masseurs. Number 23 and 7 are really best value for money. Nr. 78 is the cutest but does not know how massages work.
This place is best if you look for good and clean place. If you look for just erotic massage, you should skip.
I will come back.“
Peter on 15-Apr-2013 | Problem with this review?
“Nice 90-minute massage with a "happy middle". The masseurs are on the older side. The place was quiet when I visited with no attractive guys on view. Overall a good experience, and I would recommend it if it's not a sexual thing you're looking for.“
LP on 09-Mar-2013 | Problem with this review?
“Great place to blow off your stress in central Hong Kong. Relaxing and calm atmosphere, they didn't rush me through into a massage room. Not crowded, lots of space in the locker room and some great looking hunks going to and from the showers & steam rooms. When I called to book an appointment I was informed that this is strictly massage for health, no more. The masseur was fantastic and as per the policy did not touch my private parts. However, even without that "extra touch" he still got me so relaxed, half asleep and really comfortable, so much so that it still ended in one of the most mind-blowing experiences I have ever had. A vibration that went through me something completely different to what I've experienced elsewhere. I would say this was a great massage with a free bonus thrown in. I will be back next time I am in Hong Kong.“
Rob B on 11-Jan-2013 | Problem with this review?
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