ANIKi WoW, Taipei - gay sauna & gym in Taipei - Travel Gay Asia

ANIKi WoW

11 Ningxia Rd, Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan, 103

ANIKi WoW
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TOMORROW Themed Party 6pm-9pm (check the website)

One of the finest gay saunas in Asia, with world-class facilities, energy-saving technology and extraordinary designs and services.

ANIKi WoW features include a state-of-the-art gym, dry sauna, steam room, showers, café bar, movie theatre, free WiFi and more.

Open 24 hours, except on the 2nd Tuesday (maintenance day – no service 7am-6pm). ANIKi hosts a weekly themed events – check the website for agenda.

nearest station : Zhongshan (Exit 5) - 500 metres; or TRA/THSR: Taipei Station (Exit N3) - 1 km

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: bar, steam room, sauna, gym (酒吧, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 健身房) | customers: gay | attracts: All types

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Value

2.8

Facilities

3.9

Service

3.6

Cleanliness

4.2
based on 40 reviews
  1. Honest Review

    “Arrived in Taipei for a short trip over the weekends from 2 Dec 16 to 4 Dec 16. Went to Aniki twice. On the Friday night, I arrived at around 12am and there really wasn't much of a crowd. You pay $1000 and get to play for a total of 16 hours. This means you can go back out and come back, as long as you don't rip off the wriststrap given to you. It was quite disappointing as there were only around 20 guys cruising but no one was making any action and got very boring after awhile. The next day I decided to take my chance again and went on the Saturday afternoon just after 6pm. Found out they had an event on from 6pm to 9pm and this time around, there were probably around 100-200 guys roaming in the whole place. Lots of very good looking, young, handsome and gym-fit ones too. The sauna has 2 levels in the basement and the event was held in a big dark room at B2. If you were a top you get a glow in the dark wristband. Inside the room, there were around 50-100 guys just having action together. It was fantastic if this was your kind of thing. If you are decent looking and in good body shape, you can just go stand in the middle and guys will come worship you. There were also other guys all standing outside waiting to see if they can catch any hotties coming out of the room. A smaller room towards the end of the maze also had some touching and action but was much quieter than the big room. I think I ended up playing with over 10 guys in the big room and a guy took me out and we went to get more comfortable in one of those small cubicles. I couldn't be more happier and satisfied. One of my best sauna experience and I would definitely come back again but only on a Sat or Sun night from 6-9pm for the event parties. The locals wont come on the weekdays knowing not a lot of people will due to the higher entrance fee. I hope this helps.“

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      on 04-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. ANiKi needs to honor their advertisements

    “I was there Sunday October 30, 2016 because I read great reviews about gym party. After hours that I was there, I don't see gym party. I came and asked the guy at work at the front. He said, no gym party. I showed him the parties scheduled that was posted on their website. He still offer no apology nor explanation. Also, the weekend was supposed to be nude and I don't see they bother to enforce that. Such a waste of money!“

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      on 15-11-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Expensive but worth it

    “Entrance fee is expensive...but facilities are one of the best. I visited this sauna several times. I don't recommend weekdays. There were just 10-15 ppl it's waist of money. If you have no time but weekdays I recommend other sauans in Taipei. On Friday also not many ppl(around 50-70).. I think because of high entrance fee local Taiwanese visit only Saturday night. On Saturday you can meet about 200-300 guys in this sauna. Taiwanese were kind to foreigners and have good manners. I enjoyed every time. It is very large but so cold inside at night. There are not enough blanket. But if you ask to the manager he will give you blanket personally. There is 3days pass coupon(save budget)...u can ask at the front.“

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      on 27-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • No. of hours

      “Hi Ben - Planning to visit this place soon for the first time. How long (how many hours) are you allowed to stay inside the bathhouse for the entrance of NTD 1,000? Thanks.“

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        on 05-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • Extra charge

        “16 hrs. when I was there on 30th Oct 16. They charged me extra 200NT for a right to return though.“

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          on 31-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Impressed

    “(Average, in shape visiting White Brit, 31yrs)

    I went and inadvertently timed it for the foam party. Everyone was very up for it -- and while I didn't always get the hot guy I had my eye on, there was so much going on. No shortage of interested guys. Foam kinda chokes you, so make sure to drink water, mouth wash when you can. Staff are super professional, and the place had very hot guys. I'd advise to go when there are events on. Foam, steam and gym parties are all great, apparently. (Gym is an extra benefit too!)“

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      on 02-06-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Great GYM PARTY

    “The only party at Aniki worth going is the GYM party. The price is too expensive for sauna. I think the owner need to cut the price to get more clients. GYM party is definitely the best in Asia. Lots of muscles guys“

      on 22-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Le plus moderne et clean que j'ai testé

    “J'ai été très surpris par la modernité, le niveau d'équipement et la grandeur de cet établissement (sur 2 niveaux en sous sol. Aniki est un sauna gay ouvert H24 très fréquenté par des jeunes taïwanais malgré son tarif élevé. Tout est super propre avec un niveau d'équipement assez exceptionnel. On s'y perdrait car beaucoup de couloirs, de chambres, de box à destination multiple, mais un lieu super, avec des taïwanais sympathiques, curieux et avenant. Thank you so much for that great moment and nice experience ... see you soon ...“

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      on 07-12-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Beauty with no beast

    “The place is dead most of the time. The guys are strange and usually come for chats. They don’t provide a towel post shower.
    Also, paying 1000 Taiwanese $ is insane for an entry.
    When I visited at peak time on Friday there were 12 guys total and all mostly paired.
    The facilities are amazing but we are not there for a normal steam and sauna.“

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      on 27-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Really nice place

    “I've never been to a gay sauna before but after reading the reviews I had to check it out. I went around midnight so it was probably quieter than the early evening.

    The were still quite a few cute guys looking for fun, and some average types as well.

    This one guy followed me around a bit and I indicated that I wasn't interested but he wouldn't leave me alone, so I went upstairs to the smoking room and waited a bit and went back down.

    A guy approached me and we went into a room to have some fun. The are two types of small rooms, some the size of a bathroom stall and some others the size of a queen bed.

    I thought they provided condoms but I couldn't find them, only the lube.

    Overall good experience. It's clean, comfortable and nice. If you like young Asian guys this is the place to go. I'm sort of a cub-ish Asian, and some didn't like me but I think anyone can find their match here.“

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      on 06-11-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. A must in Taipei Taiwan

    “This is a true destination when I visit Taipei. The price is a little steep but it is worth every penny. They have a 5 day pass for NT2000 which is great for American tourist like myself. The crowd is close to 85% to 15% foreigners. The sauna is one of the best in the world if they keep it up. It is NOT as busy as Babylon in Bangkok but it has everything you are looking for. I wish they would put the gloryhole stalls on the basement. No one will use that in an open area.“

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      on 12-09-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Went last weekend

    “The ANiKi Gym party is the most fun party you can find anywhere. Most of my friends are only coming to ANiKi just for this. I wish Babylon in BKK would copy this theme. I always have the hottest time there during this party. Since I had such great time on Saturday, I have decided to check out the FUN party on Sunday ... I hope the management will listen to customers and cut back on this party (or no one would come on Sunday). It's never good to not give clients any choice. Not all of us enjoy some [] guys interfered as you want to enjoy your time with someone that you are attracted to. Came two nights and the review is completely opposite... We love the GYM party and hate the FUN party.“

      on 17-08-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Went 3 times - 20, 21, & 22 Mar 15 - not disappointed

    “I checked out Aniki three times on 20, 21, and 22 March 2015 while visiting Taipei and was not at all disappointed as a Caucasian.

    Friday night was a little slow around 5pm, but picked up after 7pm when the after work crowd arrived. Saturday evening mask party was bordering on extraordinary -- if you are into 80+ guys in a room going at it with masks (!) - and Sunday afternoon was a little slower, but not dreadfully slow.

    I'd definitely go back. It doesn't have the facilities of a Babylon in Bangkok, but the modernity is impressive. Where else do you have automatic lube dispensers? Those were great!

    As for cost, it's worth paying the NT$1,000 membership fee if you'll go back 3 or more times; it's also good forever, so while certainly expensive, no doubt about that, can be justified.“

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      on 23-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Racial issues?

    “The facilities are great, no doubting that at all!! a lot of space, good, clean. The private cabins are like toilet cubicles and towels are more like face cloths, but still all good. However...I was there on a busy Friday AND Saturday over CNY 2015 and being the only Caucasian guy there, i was avoided like the plague. Now I hear you say, maybe I wasn't their type...but this place was PACKED and if I do say so myself, I'm not THAT bad looking or chubby or anything. I fully understand that in Western places, Asian guys are often treated the same way but I have never personally went out of my way to be rude and avoid someone. It's not nice being pushed out of the way all night. It's such a pity, having such good facilities going to waste...

    On a lighter note, staff were helpful and friendly upon entry.“

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      on 21-02-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Didn't have a problem as a Caucasian at all

      “i concur with the review above that the front staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful (especially as I do not speak Chinese well, though can read it decently).

      Unlike the previous reviewer, however, I had no problem meeting guys and there was certainly no dearth of guys interested in Caucasians...

      This said, the entry fee is very steep if one is not a member! Thus, taking advantage of becoming a member -- as well as all the 50% discount plans (e.g. wearing a suit on Monday, being hung on Tuesday, being a member of a gym somewhere on Friday) -- are well worth taking advantage of!

      In this sense, I doubt many actually pay the somewhat overpriced NT$1,000 entry fee which really is quite steep!“

        on 24-03-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Great sauna withless quantity but fantastic quality

    “Hot guys in this very clean and stylish sauna on a Tuesday evening. Nude day made the visit perfect. Just touch whenever you want, the Taiwanese love it and I had a fantastic time as a Caucasian. Fortunately a lot of lube and condoms were provided.“

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      on 07-01-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Nude day?

      “I checked the website but don't see they offer nude on Tuesday... Does anyone know?“

        on 24-06-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. One of the best, especially the guys.

    “It surely stands as one of the world's top venue of its kind. The recently closed one is still new and superb; the new one is even better. It is a place for fitness, fantasy and fun as intended for fit and attractive men. It has state-of-the-art facilities, attentive staffs and a large percentage of good looking guys. The events are enjoyable and creative. It is also quite easy to find. However, the price is premium as well.

    The followings might be improved.
    - The pillows are too flat.
    - Blankets can be added.
    - The bathroom's floor is now too coarse. It hurts feet.
    - The shower knob is too difficult to turn off.
    - Lube should be provided in a little pack too.
    - The big dim red-light room is the best spot to have fun. The brightness is already good. Guests usually have action there as usual, so the gym party might need a bit brighter light and move to the gym?
    - Sauna room is sometimes cold.
    - I prefer to use the stairs instead of the elevator to enter the facility. It is awkward to stand and wait in a public place letting everyone knows your status.
    - May add mirrors to some rooms?“

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      on 23-11-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. No atmosphere, not sexy, expensive, disappointing

    “Visited Aniki in October when pride event was on, Sunday afternoon/ evening. What a disappointment! Long queue (1 hr) to get in because only one person was selling tickets. Inside it is on 2 floors. Overall it feels like an industrial building that has had lots of rooms created from partitions and walls you might use to create toilets or similar. It has no real atmosphere and does not feel like a place you want to spend hours wandering around, relaxing and trying different areas. Well there's not really much to try anyway.

    On the first level there is a lounge area which is a bare room next to the entrance with a couple of large tables and seats in the middle, imagine a hospital dining room with two long tables, nothing on the walls, all white. No idea why you'd want to sit in there. There's a big gym area. There are showers which are quite nice as you get a good view of guys showering through the glass. They have strange recesses in the walls with no signs or anything which seem to provide soap if you put your hand in although I saw several people who couldn't work it out and put their towels in there.

    Also on the first level is the steamroom. This is large, but either has no steam or suddenly too much steam. It's quite bright and with no steam you can see the whole room easily. It has almost no corners or darker areas to play in. It's just far too open and lacks a sense of excitement and was pretty empty anyway with maybe 6 or 10 people at any one time. Could have fitted 50 or more easily. There's a dry sauna. Not many people bothered with that. Near the showers are maybe eight cubicles in a line (just like toilets) with glory holes in the walls - not sexy at all so not surprising nobody used them.

    Going down one level on some big industrial metals stairs you reach the next floor. This has some special event rooms and lots of cabins. You can see over the top of the partitions that there are other areas not open yet as the partitions don't go to the ceiling.

    There was a special naked dark room event when I was there. This was a room that was square maybe 12m x 8m, quite bright and with a big mattress on the floor on one side. Just a big empty room, quite brightly lit, no corners or smaller areas to play - nothing else at all. Had maybe 50 guys in it and people were having a good time but could have been so much better. Also downstairs is the foam party room I guess - this was closed.

    The cabins are small, not big enough to lie down in. Toilet cubical size although some seemed to be double units but then you had the metal structure going across the floor in the middle of the room. In side the room there's some dispensers - no labels of course - lube and condoms.

    There's no jacuzzi or bath, pool or no darker rooms, no play areas or comfy areas to chill out in, no slings or stuff like that, no food available or drinks or bar apart from some vending machines, it's just like a warehouse with temporary partitions put up - LITTLE ATMOSPHERE at all and just doesn't feel sexy or exciting or a place to hang around in - huge but not really interesting despite there being some cute guys and getting plenty of attention. It's also expensive.

    Someone spent a lot of money on this but totally got the concept wrong, sorry to say, by getting a company who designs office space to do the layout probably.

    This is definitely NOT a Babylon Bangkok competitor and I don't think I'd bother to go again.“

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      on 21-11-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • You must be kidding

      “You must be kidding me. Babylon in Bangkok besides it building and architectural, has absolutely ZERO sexual energy. Everytime I visit Bangkok now, I don't bother to come back. The reason to go to gay sauna is to have fun and Babylon bkk felt miserably. Even at foam party during Songkran while the place was packed and hundreds were waiting outside, it was totally boring because there isn't any sexy activities inside. ANiKi at least has some fun naked nights.“

        on 23-12-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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