Club Bath Philippines

2456 FB Harrison Blvd (at Valhalla), Pasay City, Manila, Philippines | map | directions

audience rating: Club Bath Philippines, 3.5 out of 5 based on 54 ratings click to vote:
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Gay sauna Club Bath has been serving the gay community in Manila since 1977. Facilities at this relatively small, 3-storey venue include a gym, TV lounge and snack bar, small steam room, private cabins and dark room.

This is a ‘members only’ club, so expect to pay a joining fee on your first visit. Minimum age is 18, and photo ID required. Private rooms available. Busy most nights of the week and on the weekend.

Located in Pasay City, close to the Pasay City Sports Complex. You will not find a sign outside the building – just look for No. 2456.

weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

weekend: Fri 18:00 - 03:00; Sat 15:00 - 03:00

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: cafe, steam room, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 蒸汽房, 放松舱, 暗室, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | customers: gay

corrections | last updated: 05-07-2017

| website | +63 2 833 2866 | email this to me

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3.7

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3.8

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3.3

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3.8
based on 22 reviews
  1. Reception

    “I'm not really fluent in Tagalog and I spoke to the guy at the reception who sounded bisaya in English. It was my first time in Manila, too. He insulted me and told me to speak in Tagalog in a sarcastic way and all of the customers/members downstairs heard him and all laughed at me. I just ignored it. The other guy who escorted me in the room was really good though. I gave them all a tip apart from the guy who acted like the owner of the place. “

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      on 29-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. The best in Manila

    “I definitely can say that Club Bath is the best in Manila.

    The first floor contains the front desk area, the TV room , a nice mini-gym, the locker room, wet area having open showers and a steam room.

    The second floor contains 25 rooms, a comfort room, a hidden cubicle, and a couple of balconies where you can smoke. The top floor has four more rooms, a common area leading to three cubicles - for those who didn’t avail of the rooms, and a lanai. Each room contains a safety deposit box cabinet - under the bed and a bed with a soft foam mattress -with cloth bed sheets.

    One thing I like about Club Bath is that they pipe in continuous house music from some Internet radio station. I like going on Saturdays. The place gets very crowded after 8PM so i go early to make sure i get a room.“

      on 12-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Great Place to visit in Manila

    “This place is still the best in Manila! The place is clean and well maintained. The gym equipment is OK.

    A lot more younger looking guys here compared to the other bathhouses in Manila. The price I think is reasonable. If you check in in any motel, you pay a lot more.

    I find the staff very helpful and friendly contrary to what the others are saying. Most of them do not speak English and this is probably the reason why they are misunderstood. They are in fact very accommodating.

    I go early during weekends because the rooms get full most of the time. No free condoms and lube but it is available with very reasonable price at the counter. Free biscuits & candy is available on the first floor as well as free coffee and drinking water.

    The cashier is very strict with guests checking in. All bags must be surrendered before entering. Personally i do not have issues with their rules. I think they imposed these rules to protect the guests. Thumbs up to the Management of ClubBath! Keep it up!“

      on 10-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Not so bad

    “The place is good and facilities were very well maintained. However the cashier was rude.“

      on 13-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Agree!!!

      “After cleaning the rooms, they just bang the doors behind! Are they really that insensitive and careless? Who do we report these disrespectful staff to then? Tsk tsk...“

        on 18-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Right customer service manners

      “Hi! I have to agree with you. Most of their staffs lack professionalism, good manners, ethics and courtesy. With the hefty amount of fees they collect, they have to ensure that good service is given to their patrons. The owner is a nice man. I bet sending letters to him should at least help or you probably see him around the premises anyway.“

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        on 05-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. The Best in Manila!

    “I was there Saturday and Sunday. The Club was full and no more rooms available but I still had a great time.]

    Club Bath never fails. I used to go on weekdays to avoid big crowds. This time I went on busy nights. The crowd is great. A lot of good looking young men. Club Bath is clean and safe. More power to Club Bath.“

      on 08-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Terrible!!!! Shocking behaviour!!!

    “Googled this sauna and checked their website and read all about it. Booked a taxi and it took more than an hour to get there due to bad traffic. Brought a friend to accompany me as it is my first time to go to these sort of places. When we are presenting or IDs the cashier told us that they have an age limit. They don't allow men over 59 years old. My friend is over 59 years old. This is not right. In some countries this is illegal as this is discrimination. Very embarrassing too as the were lots of people trying to check in. The cashier said I need to call the manager as they don't know what is written on their website. They also said that there are some rules that are not on the website. IT was our fault that we didn't phone first. Tried to phone the manager Mr Gaddi. However, he kept dropping my calls. I asked for the assistant manager but he just kept talking to the cashier behind the wall.“

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      on 02-05-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. First and still the best!

    “I’ve been to Club Bath Philippines many times, I can definitely say that Club Bath is the best among them. Club Bath (or CB, as their patrons call it) is the most straightforward bath house there is.

    Unlike Fahrenheit that doubles as a dance club, that doubles as a comedy bar during weekends, Club Bath has no gimmicks, no special promo nights, no shows and productions—it’s just a plain jane bath house. Aside from the official website, the managers of Club Bath don’t even go out of their way to advertise their club, unlike the owners of the other bath houses that regularly flood the forums of Guys4Men.

    Despite its age, Club Bath is actually very well-maintained and is said to be the cleanest among the bath houses in the Metro. The furnishings and interior design don’t actually scream “old mansion.” The walls and shelves are even adorned with homoerotic art pieces (though they have noticeable reduced their number lately). You can expect then that CB is quite high-end and pricey. And, yes, it’s actually the most expensive. Looking at their rates, the initial membership fee costs 250 pesos, and each visit would set you back up to 230 pesos for a locker or up to 400 for a room. But think about it: getting a room at Club Bath is actually cheaper than getting a room in a motel, and you get to stay for as long as CB is open.

    One thing I like about Club Bath is that they pipe in continuous house music from some Internet radio station. The music is actually good enough to dance to, though you won’t see anyone actually dancing since everyone is in their towels and dancing would look decidedly out of place.

    Club Bath’s entrance along Valhalla St. is manned by the hired security guard. He can also help with parking if ever you’re bringing a car. Just inside the gate, you just need to go straight ahead to the end and enter the registration area. If there is already somebody else at the counter, you need to wait your turn.

    Smoking is not allowed in the air-conditioned areas, but there are two balconies on the second floor, a dark room and lanai on the third floor and the open area at the back of the ground floor for that.

    Free biscuits/candy is available on the first floor (by the gym area) as well as free coffee and drinking water. If you want heartier snacks, you can buy cup noodles or chips; just ask the staff at the registration area. The available snacks can be found in the display cabinet at the back of the TV area near the Internet cafe room. Speaking of Internet, there is free Wi-Fi available.“

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      on 29-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Unfriendly staff

    “That merely sums it all.
    Maybe they could be taught some manners.“

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      on 26-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. My suggestion

    “I suggest they have a theme for every day, like Twinks Night, Bear Night, Daddy Night, Underwear night, Towel Night and of course, NAKED nights where towel and undies are not allowed in 2nd and 3rd flr.. definitely it will be sooo fun“

      on 26-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. ENJOY THE STAY

    “Went there tonight.. and it was so fun.. the place is so clean and well maintained.. They clean the steam room every hour I think.. had fun with 6 guys.. the staffs are accommodating..

    I would suggest to have a MOUTHWASH...“

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      on 11-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. UNFRIENDLY STAFF!

    “Their staff is unfriendly & unrespectful to regular members, frowning when you don't give the exact amount, watching carelessly at the viewing room when members behind them are watching as well, barely seeing the tv. I would suggest to go to other places where the staff are more friendly with less SENIOR members.“

      on 06-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Always have a great time here

    “The staff are very helpful, I always enjoy coming here.“

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      on 24-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Good experience

    “Dear Joe,
    Were you drunk when you said that this sauna is not clean and smells cockroaches ?.
    I visited for the first time this gay venue on Manila on a week day. Every thing is clean. There is a good air con and the smell is fresh. Sure it is not Babylon gay spa in Bangkok ! But it is very clean, you have coffee and candies for free.
    I am not a partner of the boss but a french guy. This is like our standard in Europe for middle size town. The room have enought space to do what you are coming for... I only take a locker and was invited by a guest in his room. Asian people are generally shy but I dont think so here... As I am a (old) caucasian and lot of philipino guys touch me in the corridors.. I dont try the free rooms in the highest floor : too dark for me... There is no condoms, no tissues, no XX vidéo... You have to bring them with you... Even week days there is lot of filipino people and some caucasians inside..
    I go back this night...“

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      on 19-01-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Old place, smells of roaches

    “First of all, this place reeks of cockroaches, literally everywhere even if you can't see them. I found the stench unbearable.
    The place is in a dicey neighborhood without any signs outside. You will only be able to see the street number (2456). I'm guessing because they're trying to be discreet about their business.
    There's a mandatory yearly membership of P250 (no shorter periods available) plus you're given a choice of renting a locker (P300 on weekends) or a room (P400 on weekends) so if you want to use a room to be with someone or others, you have to pay extra. The rooms are very small to what I'm used to, not for groupies or threesomes.
    In addition, no condoms or lube are provided (bring your own), which is cheap and irresponsible. They keep your ID and membership card until you leave.
    99.9% of this venue's clients are Filipinos. This is the Philippines so I was expecting that much but I like some diversity. If you're not into Filipinos, don't bother coming. I think I was the only foreigner that night.
    I find it funny that Asians in general are too shy to approach others so usually, the only action taking place are in dark rooms or in the case of this place, the sauna. The rest of the facilities seem just ok or minimal at best, neither that bad nor good. It's not that clean or well maintained either like someone else wrote. The stench of roaches was a big turn off for me. I could smell it even when I was showering.
    Someone wrote earlier that they have free coffee and biscuits but that's not true at all. As I said earlier, what they offer is just the bare minimum. They can't even afford free condoms, paper towels or toilet paper for Christ's sake.
    The whole place is not very conducive to getting people to do what they came for. There aren't free rooms available, condoms, lube, XXX videos, maze, dark room, etc. They close at 3 am on the weekends and earlier during the week.
    If you're interested, try coming on the weekends when there's a larger crowd but lower your expectations unless you're a local and you don't know any better.“

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      on 26-11-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Best Gay Lodging Bath House !

    “I really love the old house that Club Bath is located in. According to reports, Club Bath is one of the oldest Gay bathhouse in Asia ??? Wow! It was established in 1978 in a predominantly anti gay Catholic country ? Kudos to the owners of this establishment for protecting GAY RIGHTS! Anyway, I think this is a very secure and clean place to hang out. Its always nice to be in a place with fellow gay men from around the world. Its a nice place to rest ... its a good place for short lodging needs too ... They are very strict at the door because they want to secure their guests. They do not allow alcohol, drugs and loud people. They are also strict with body age and obesity in order to avoid health risks and heart attacks and protect other guests from those who have health problems. By the way, they also have really good free fresh coffee .. I asked them what coffee it was and they said its authentic native bakarako coffee from Batangas? More Power to you guys ... I hope they also expand their services and come up with a gay friendly resort hotel for my foreign guests... I think their brand Club Bath is very classy and elegant also...“

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

    • Strict with BODY AGE & OBESITY?

      “You're outta ur mind pal..
      Majority of it's patrons are old enuf to be my dad, and they're not strict with obesity!

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        on 03-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Gosh!

      “.. I had to laugh when I read this : "Strict with body age and obesity in order to avoid health risks and heart attacks and protect other guests from those who have health problems." what an utter bullsh*t.“

        on 05-06-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Nice and clean.

    “Been there for the first time yesterday night November 06 at around 730pm. This venue is relatively small compared to foreign saunas that I had visited. The venue is clean and well maintained with no less than a hundred guests. The wet steam room is being clean every other hour and the crowd frequent that part to have some exciting play. All types of guys can be find here but seems they're just starred at each other. You should be proactive to approach the guys you like otherwise you'll end up just roaming around. Overall I could recommend this place for their well maintained facilities and cleanliness. Just don't be shy to approach the right guy and enjoy!“

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      on 06-11-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Nice place

    “I visited this place the other day and it was not like the other bathhouses I've been to here in Manila.
    The place is very easy to locate. It's literally the white House on Valhalla corner Harrison. Just make sure to bring a valid ID when visiting, and expect to pay a separate membership fee for first timers.
    The place is small compared to other bathhouses but the ambiance is really nice. Nice decors everywhere, a gym, a reading nook, a tv area, free water and coffee. And the place feels really clean which i really liked.
    Nice clean shower area. Hot Sauna opens at 8pm.
    My only concern was there wasn't that many free cubicles on the upper floors. So expect to pay a little bit more if you want your own private room. Nice mix of guys, mostly daddyish, but there are young guys as well, even foreigners. It's ok to go alone. If you want to meet guys, don't be shy to strike up a conversation. Simple.
    All in all, I'm definitely going back. I would recommend this place :-)“

      on 15-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. Nice place

    “I visited this place the other day and it was not like the other bathhouses i've been to here in Manila.
    The place is very easy to locate. It's literally the white House on Valhalla corner Harrison. Just make sure to bring a valid Government ID when visiting, and expect to pay a separate member ship fee for first timers.
    i didn't see the infamous "long haired bisaya" LOL maybe he doesn't work there anymore, thank God.
    The place is small compared to other bathhouses but the ambiance is really nice. Nice decors everywhere, a gym, a reading nook, a tv area, free water and coffee. And the place feels really clean which i really liked.
    Nice clean shower area. Hot Sauna opens at 8pm.
    My only concern was there wasn't that many free cubicles on the upper floors. So expect to pay a little bit more if you want your own private room. Nice mix of guys, mostly daddyish, but there are younger guys as well, even foreigners.
    All in all, I am definitely going back. I would recommend this place :-)“

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      on 15-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. Discrimination

    “I went there recently and not allowed to come in because of my long hair. I've been a member before. This is very disappointing and upsetting. I came all the way from the USA.“

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      on 07-10-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. Customer Service

    “The place is nice and clean but the long-haired bisaya receptionist is [rude]. Does he own the place? I would rate the place 9 out of 10 but 1 out 100 for the service. He (alone) should undergo customer service training. P.s I like the other guys apart from the receptionist.“

      on 09-11-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  21. Discrimination

    “This place is very discriminating. They refused to let me in just because i'm wearing contacts.They never assisted me when i'm upstairs. They do this to a lot of regular customers. If they keep on doing that i'm sure there will be a lot of dissatisfied customers that may lead to complaints and worse raids. The management or owner should do something about this.“

      on 14-10-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • HUH???

      “Please please tell us how they knew you were wearing contacts??? And why would they not let you in because you are wearing contacts?“

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        on 02-09-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. Never go there alone!

    “The first time I went there, I was amazed on how it looks, it's quite small but it's clean... However, if you are new to the place, it will be very hard for you to find someone to talk to! Its like, they have their own groups, partner, etc. What can I advise to those who will try to go there, be with someone.“

      on 11-10-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. Club bath raided several times by police, be extra careful.

    “The establishment is very strict before you enter and required government issued IDs such as passport, SSS /GSIS etc. No person above 60 years old (senior citizens) are allowed.
    However, when police raided the place, all patrons were exposed of their true identities.
    People caught during each raid experienced traumas. Customers and patrons were given mug shots at police station (their photos were taken) and hands fingerprinted like common criminals!
    Also, bisexuals, and foreigners were subjected to blackmails after each raid. My friends had to pay bribe money to prevent police from revealing their sexual status to family members, friends and office-mates, and of course revealing their names on TV and print media ! Hence, the risks are quite high if ever there is a police raid.
    Here are the several websites of the Police recent raids.

    Club Bath - Pasay Ni Raid 50 Lalaki Inaresto - YouTube (YouTube-Club Bath raided 50 males arrested)
    Posted on YouTube on Mar 22, 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N9fXazamPc

    Bathouse raid in Pasay
    Posted on YouTube on Aug 14, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDUtCuEbPvo“

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      on 31-08-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. exciting bath house....talagang babalik balikan amoa sya....sarap kaya..

    “I'm not after how big or small place, but I really like it's really exciting and i love it so much. When it comes to the service its really good. How I wish to have another chance to experience inside the room specially at the darkroom, i really love it. Most especially to those who have share their excitement too.......“

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      on 12-08-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  25. Clean and Safe ...the best club in Manila

    “I have been to the other bath houses in Manila and this club is so far the best for me.
    The facilities are always kept clean. There is a "HOT" steam room. I prefer to go during weekdays. Weekends are normally too busy and very hard to book a room. You have to come early to be sure to get a room. There are several free small rooms but I prefer to have my own. There is also a gym and TV area. Slippers are provided. I would recommend this place.“

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      on 20-07-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  26. BathHaus for Gays

    “Nice place for gay pips. Its good that there is a private place like this where gays can meet and have an intimate time.“

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      on 24-09-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  27. Club Bath is a respected and legal establishment since the 70s

    “Club Bath is a respected and legal gay establishment that has been supporting the gay community since the '70s. I'm very happy that the Philippines has an institution such as this club.

    The difference between a Gay Bathhouse and an illegal Gay Bar in the Philippines.

    People must be able to differentiate illegal business operations and a legal respected Bathhouse. Confusion creates problems of misunderstanding by authorities and the society as a whole.

    A legal gay bathhouse in the Philippines is a place where the gay community can mingle and meet each other. Inside the premises they can have sex with each other should it be consensual. Just like a legal hotel, heterosexual motel or a heterosexual swingers club, a gay bathhouse provides room service to those who want to be intimate with each other.

    There should be no illegal activities in a real gay bathhouse such as public viewing of X-Rated films, prostitution, drugs, rape, harassment or unsolicited sex.

    Establishment's that operate with prostitution and other illegal services are not bathhouses but brothels or illegal sex clubs. Thus the community must know the difference between a bathhouse and illegal sex clubs or illegal brothels. They must be able to decide consciously what type of establishment best suites their character.

    The community must be aware of places that express illegal activities and must be able to patronize them with the best judgement. The Philippines law does not yet legalize prostitution whether they be gay or straight.

    Club Bath was created to serve the needs of the gay community in the Philippines who were discrimintaed in the past due to strict religous beliefs.“

      on 12-08-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  28. Club Bath is the first Gay Bathhouse in Asia

    “The first ever gay bathhouse in the Philippines was created in 1978. The concept was created to give an opportunity for the gay community to express themselves freely amidst the religious and traditional barriers that discriminated them in society.

    Club Bath was the name of the first Bathhouse in the Philippines. It was actually the first gay bathhouse in Asia. Many respected gay bathouses in USA and Europe served as an inspirations to its opening.

    It's opening marked a shift in modern thinking and empowerment for the Filipino people.

    The Gay community celebrated the birth of an establishment that served their needs without discriminating the true heart expressions.

    Club Bath was among the first to support the promotion of safe sex as it was being supported by The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). Through it's tie-up with ETAF, the Club Bath establishment conducted several campaigns to promote the use of contraceptives and uphold freedom of sexuality from 80's onwards.“

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      on 12-08-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  29. clean but small ang a lttle bit expensive

    “The cleanest bathhouse in Manila, but the place is small compared with other places (only a few free rooms).“

      on 05-08-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  30. cleanliness

    “When it comes to cleanliness I recommend Club Bath, but expensive when it comes to room rates. The place is smaller than other bath houses and there are only few free rooms.“

      on 05-08-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  31. the action

    “Most of the members are quite shy, unlike in other bathhouses.“

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  32. “Nice place. Would recommend.“

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      on 23-04-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

  33. “We arrived there at about 4:30pm in late December 2012. Once inside, we were told that the sauna did not open until 6pm... We did want to not wait so we left. They could have told us before taking our money. Not very helpful, apparently.“

      on 11-01-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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