Bldg 7, 3F Arjun Nagar, Kotla Mubarakpur (opposite Defence Colony), New Delhi, India
Large, exclusively male sauna & spa in New Delhi.
SPARTACUS has a dry sauna, steam room, lockers, smoking zone, lounge area with terrace, cafe serving snacks, coffee, etc. Various massage and spa services for men are also available.
Reported CLOSED in December 2017.
weekday: 12:00 - 00:00
weekend: 12:00 - 00:00
venue: Sauna | features: sauna, massage, spa, steam room, cafe | customers: mostly gay | attracts: All types
Unable to find
“I tried to find this place for at least an hour. In the end I gave up.. not even a small sign in the main street to help would-be-patrons..“
Lex on 22-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
Closed means closed
“The big bold words "CLOSED" in the title is the clue here Lex :)“
TGA Staff on 22-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
Looks like they've shut down, dont know permanently or temporary, but was shut.“
Scold on 01-Dec-2016 | Problem with this review?
“I VISITED SPA 4 MONTH BACK. MEASSURES ARE GOOD AND FEEL RELAXATION AFTER MASSAGE. BUT MISSING DARK ROOM.“
RAM on 14-Nov-2016 | Problem with this review?
very bad experience
“Masseurs are not good ...are very rude.....“
Rahul on 18-Sep-2016 | Problem with this review?
“Guys are not good, and only thing they look for is their tip whether you are satisfied or not, and once you leave you can't re-enter on the same day, while others spa don't have this policy. Seriously I don't recommend..“
vivek on 06-Sep-2016 | Problem with this review?
Clean and happy
“I went twice to the new sauna. A Saturday and a Wednesday. Many people. Wednesday as it's a night discount for young people there were many Indians in the early twenties. Everything is well thought. A very Western cleanliness. The owners are charming. The masseur Amit is excellent. The best address in India for a spa.“
André on 04-Aug-2016 | Problem with this review?
“It is good to see a semblance of professionalism yet affordability at display. However, plan to use services offered alone, including the masseurs - even on theme days. The patrons are mostly middle aged, with pot bellies. Might have to try some other time, possibly, to hit better!“
Mark on 27-Jan-2016 | Problem with this review?
Probably good by Indian standards.
“Came here 4/12/15 730-930. Perhaps my expectations were too high given it won so many awards over the last few years, but for a 1000 rps entry fee... I confess I was underwhelmed. From what I could pick out the relatively decent looking were the massage guys while most if not all of the patrons (about ten) were overweight. Considered the busiest time perhaps I was unlucky. The dark room was exciting but was a little more than 1m2. The sauna and steam rooms were good. Lights were being turned on by 9.20 as patrons dwindled to about 3.“
Rowan on 04-Dec-2015 | Problem with this review?
Not bad at all
“Visited Spartacus last Friday when it was a dark nite. The receptionist was just OK, not particularly friendly, but neither rude. I did not book for massage, no further questions were asked.
The few candles that lit up the place were just sufficient to create an electric atmosphere, you wouldn't wish for more lights (though sometimes someone switched on the light buttons to get better views).
The place was filled with about 20 people, most in their 20ies and 30ies, gorgeous looking men. The Frenchman (owner) indeed showed up but was rather a turn-off if you are not into Caucasian guys.
Steam room was hot, steamy and crowded.
Activities were enjoyed especially in the dark room, without shame (albeit, most of us were there for the same purpose, weren't we?),
I would advise management to provide lubes and condoms. The entrance charge of Rs 800 should be able to absorb this cost. Inhibitions were gone, and indeed many engaged in pretty unsafe sex.“
Muthoo on 16-Nov-2015 | Problem with this review?
Rude, empty and unprofessional
“I spend 2 days thinking about my experience at this spa; I needed time to get some distance from the awful experience I had there on Sunday afternoon. I know this review is stinging but I feel compelled to warn others of its depravities. I was so upset that I just hope no one else does.
The receptionist was exceptional problematic; he's unmannered, unwelcoming and unapologetic for his shortcoming. He really thinks that the clients are prevents and he holds them in utter contempt. He's a complete liability; any serious business would not tolerate his incompetence.
I was a short stay over in Delhi. I frequent other Delhi spas but wanted to have a quiet massage in a spa that is know to be empty most of the time. Alone in the sauna and relaxed, the owner entered and made a fuss. I was told, that he tries it on frequently with the customers and after hours with his employees; this I was prepared for and made a quick exit. Returning to 'pick' my masseur, I found an friend of the owner hogging the only two attractive guys. He was laid over them as though they were his own property. I sat down in the hope of working out how to part one from him. Before I could start, the receptionist tried to force one of the other two on me. He, in effect, was forcing his favourite on me..... Very embarrassing and put me off completely.
I went to change and leave. The entire group of masseurs rushed past me to reception; my action got their attention at last! However, I just wanted to get out of there.... It was such a crap service.
While leaving the fore mentioned receptionist. Now with his masseurs as centurions, called me back. He was surprised why I didn't take the massage I paid for. I explained that it was me and not him that should chose. He denied pressuring me into taking his choice. He was condescending and argumentative. When I asked for a refund, the owner appeared and supported the receptionists. No apologies, no refund, no customer service. The owner walked off in a huff. This is called service in this man's world.
Bob on 28-Sep-2015 | Problem with this review?
Great massage and cute men
“That was a great experience in Delhi. The massage was great better then in Bangkok. I could choose the guy for the massage. Please give them tip! He was really friendly and really cute like the others.“
Markus on 19-Jun-2015 | Problem with this review?
“Can anybody advise how much should be the tip for massage in Spartacus?“
Mat on 10-Aug-2015 | Problem with this review?
Mixed feelings about the place
“It`s a very modest place, with only the essential items to be called a sauna, with both steam room and dry sauna in very good condition. The ambience is continuously refreshed with incenses and candles. On a Friday night masseurs outnumbered patrons on 1,5 proportion, and although I dispensed with the massage right at the entry it seems that everybody else did the same. I was able to find good action with the few other patrons who happened to be there, none of them specially good looking,“
Julien on 29-May-2015 | Problem with this review?
“Extremely unpleasant receptionist. Only looking to make easy buck. Service pathetic. Would advise everyone to think twice before going to this shady place.“
Sids on 17-Apr-2015 | Problem with this review?
Had fun time there
“Have been to Spartacus twice, first time it was on fall Friday evening and the spa was fully crowd. Got one very cute south Indian guy in the sauna, and then had a guy I think lucky for massage, he was very cute and had great time with him in massage room, He gave a good massage and happy ending, and had a good cuddle with him for pretty 45 mins. And while dressing up a fair shy guy (who was also eyeing me in the steam room ) followed me and ask me to meet for coffee. He was a cute fair man. We went for coffee and had great chat. I will rate Spartacus 7/10“
Atul on 08-Jan-2015 | Problem with this review?
Spar a far story as told
“No need to go such places, else you are wasting your precious time and money!!!! Better look for something else.“
Rohyth on 08-Dec-2014 | Problem with this review?
Hot te get?
“Spartacus is not easy to find as there are no building numbers. You find it about 8 shops after Toyota. The building has a big red sign with "Inter Wood". At the stair you find only a small sign just with "Spa".
Staff quite friendly. Friday about 30 age mixed and Saturday 15-20 elder guys.“
Jens on 22-Jun-2014 | Problem with this review?
April & May 2014 Sensual Experience
“I want to say that I’m a regular spa goer from California. I have gone many many times to San Francisco and Los Angeles Korean Spas (rate 6-10/10), which have for the most part high standards but are not openly GAY or sensual spas (though I have seen lots of action and had some encounters). I have also gone to Barcelona bathhouses (rate 4/10) and they are very low on standards but overtly gay sexually and sometimes a very fun experience.
I have to give Spartacus a thumbs up on cleanliness, I would rate it around 7/10. Yes, it’s small but has all the necessary options (dry sauna, steam room, etc.) and YES, the masseurs are somewhat aggressive, but that’s how they pay the bills. They don’t get paid to sit around the spa!
It’s about a 40 rupee (that’s what I pay, even though I look like a tourist) auto rickshaw ride from Lajpat Metro Station. Entry fee is about the same as US & Europe rates. I was told my masseur buddy that weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) are busy.
Anyway, unlike the other reviewers, I had two very nice sensual experiences with one of the masseurs there.
My first time was in April on a Friday night and just paid to get in to check out the spa and the scene. After I put on a towel in the hallway/locker room, I was approached in the locker room by this cute Indian guy who I initially declined by telling him, “maybe later.”
I headed to the sauna/shower area and checked out the action in the steam room for quite a while and it was packed that night. So after 30 minutes of steam and cooling off at the water cooler, I sat down on the bench and was joined by the same gentle mannered guy who put his arm around my shoulder.
So, I relented and said okay and he joined me in the steam room. After 15 minutes of in & out of the steam to cool off and drink water, he asked me if I was ready to go to the room.
I ended up seeing him the 3rd time I went and definitely asked for him, even though I was approached by 2 other masseurs.
And yes, I was not disappointed with my 2nd experience with him either!
As for the Jimmy, the French owner, he was on vacation the 1st & 2nd time I went and maybe I saw a shadow of him the 3rd time…which I ended up getting the boy’s mobile number!
I went with an open mind and took it slowly and hoped for the best … and my expectations and needs were met.
Good luck guys!“
Christopher on 05-Jun-2014 | Problem with this review?
Only eye candy!
“Last Friday I went to Spartacus because of the reviews on this site. Reception smiled but nothing else did. Various masseurs came into reception on one pretext or another to check me out and display their wares while I was talking to reception. They made no face contact, smile, etc. I was discouraged from booking a massage and instead opted for sauna and steam room instead.... not a good start!
In the locker room, one of the masseurs was changing. He was very butch but again no contact or greeting. He flexed his muscles and kept admiring himself in the mirror. I later learned that he was one of the boyfriends of the owner. He made no effort to engage or smile. Such a shitty feeling for the client.
While down at the sauna, several masseurs came and went. With the exception of one older masseur, the rest acted like school kids. I was so glad I hadn't chosen any. I'd have hated it. The guys were just far too young and inexperienced, bordering on underage!
Occasionally, an elderly French man (the boss) wearing a wig would come and throw threatening eyes at the staff; It was so unpleasant and Dickensian. It just felt very wrong and exploitative.
I departed after a short stay with the intimidating owner starring at me with a frown that could turn milk sour...Two of the masseurs beckoned me back with their fingers while I was exiting. I felt sorry for them but not enough to oblige.
I hope your experience will be better than mine. I loathe intimidation, rudeness and the whiff of exploitation. Unfriendliness is so unsexy!“
Tom on 15-May-2014 | Problem with this review?
Oct 2013 visit
“Compared to others in town, this sauna is at the better end. Hard to find but not disappointing at weekends. Picked a fit NE Indian masseur and he was g8(awesome body and knew how to satisfy!) Found the staff polite and welcoming; saw nothing rude or unnerving. Had no probs with cleanliness or the facilities worked as expected. Had a lot of encounters over my six-hour stay with good mix of locals and expats/tourists. Indians may not have the greatest bods in the world and that's hardly the fault of the spa! Will visit again!“
Jai on 05-May-2014 | Problem with this review?
not as good as the first visit
“My visit to Spartcus was not as good as the first visit. First thing, their price varies from what they have put up on their site. I don't mind paying more but they should update there site with hiked rates. First time I had been there on weekend and it was pretty crowded for a dark night event. On the last visit it was all empty only one guy was there in steam (so I had to get out of steam). The massuer was not so bad, but they have to be more costumer friendly, polite and well behaved to make visitor like me a regular one. Overall it was o.k - not bad.“
Rishi on 02-May-2014 | Problem with this review?
Understanding Indian men
“Yes Indian men do sound rude, but they are not, its there manner. Been to this sauna four times only had one bad time there with masseur. To him I was just a piece of meat to use! Will not use him again, this is the better of the saunas in south delhi. The other looks good on there web site but dirty when you get inside it.“
Derek on 20-Apr-2014 | Problem with this review?
what a waste
“1. Difficult to find the place.
2. Receptionist rude.
3. No one answers your questions. if you want to know the types of massage given the only reply you get is a smile.
4. Masseurs fighting with to get customers but none wants to give you a pleasurable time.
5. Staff do not know how to communicate.“
Calson on 09-Mar-2014 | Problem with this review?
Minimalist - but better than nothing
“A bit hard to find. Take Metro to Lajpat Nagar and then pedal rickshaw (50R or so) for 5 minutes. Tell driver to go to AMKA lighting (adjacent business, a large lighting shop) or Toyota showroom a few doors down the street. Facilities are basic - a sauna, small, hot "dark room" with a foam mat on the floor, no air conditioning. Most of the action occurs here (no private rooms). Several masseurs (some good looking) for regular (pay at reception) or happy-ending massage (tip masseur extra) - passable regular massage although the masseur's interest more inclined to happy ending & extra tip. Massage booths are clean with a curtain as a door. As saunas go, it's not in the top 10 or even top 100 - but this is India and better than nothing (safe, relatively clean, massages, good chance for action in dark room / sauna, at least on weekends). Give it a try!“
Richard on 19-Nov-2013 | Problem with this review?
“It took few hours to find. It is near a car show room. To be honest, did not like at all once I got there. There were 5 masseurs and after I said I did not really want any of them, the Receptionist was rude. Never want to go there again.“
David on 23-Jun-2013 | Problem with this review?
“Zero rating in all aspects since there is nothing called minus rating! Tough to locate, dark shady venue, pathetic 'masseurs' [who don't take appropriate precautions].
And then the not so advertised sauna and steam. How could they advertise 2 rooms of 4 square feet. Sauna does not heat up steam does not work beyond 2 paltry minutes. Then you get to shower with some funny gooey soap. Don't even think about it to even try an adventure. You could risk your life with their mindless [attitude].“
Hate on 29-Apr-2013 | Problem with this review?
“I found Spartacus on the internet. I called them and asked for directions. It was a bit difficult to find. I asked what kind of massages they provided. The guy kept saying that they offered massage services and asked which male masseur I would like. I picked one cute masseur. Once inside the room, I stripped in front of him while he ogled at my body. Then he spread a nice smelling oil all over my body. What followed the massage was also nice.
Honestly, the guys do a good job but they don't communicate very well. They tried very hard to talk with me, but all they did was asking questions. I'd rate this place as follows:
I've been told that it's better to got on special evenings like 'The Dark Night' or 'Naughty Students'. So I'll try it out on my next visit.“
Aakash on 05-Feb-2013 | Problem with this review?
“Not very spacious, not much hygiene, not much customer care. I went for a massage and steam bath. Massage given was bad and very short. After the massage, the masseur told me to go for bath but did not tell me where the shower area was located. The steam was not working. Entrance was tough to find. “
Sumith on 21-Dec-2012 | Problem with this review?
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