Nadam Spa

12/29/1 Highway 13, Hiep Binh Chanh, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | map | directions

audience rating: Nadam Spa, 3.4 out of 5 based on 94 ratings click to vote:
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One of the largest gay saunas in Vietnam, attracting both locals and foreigners. Well-maintained facilities at Nadam include a dry sauna, steam room and large jacuzzi, but no private cabins.

The spa offers massage services, body scrubs, facials and haircuts. The café bar serves drinks and light snacks. Free WiFi available.

weekday: 12:00 - 22:00

weekend: 12:00 - 22:00

venue: sauna (桑拿) | features: cafe, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, dark room, spa, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 暗室, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | attracts: All types

corrections | last updated: 05-09-2017

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3.2

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3.4

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4.1
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  1. You get what you pay for . . .

    “I was hesitant to visit Nadam after reading many of the recent reviews here and elsewhere; however, it is relatively close to my current home so I decided to take a drive over there (on my moto). The parking was easy enough to find - there are plenty of signs showing where Nadam parking is. However, I needed the attendants help to negotiate which alleyway the spa was hidden down. The doors they show opening in their video isn't where you enter. Just to the left of the large doors the entrance to the cashier. (You'll pay upon leaving.) There was no one outside to greet or guide as indicated in other reviews.

    Everyone is right about the front desk, but he is only there to give you a bottle of water and a locker key - then he points towards the locker room. (Other places are more adept at guiding first timers around.) I found the locker room and was offered a towel to wrap around my waist, a hand towel, and a pair of flip flops. After that you are pretty much on your own to explore and find out what is where. Their are plenty of signs everywhere indicated what is beyond a door. I passed the dark room and found a door with 'body services'. This is where you can order a massage and just beyond this is the gym area.

    The same menu on their website is shown to you in a booklet. After you choose your time and services, they allow you to pic from face shots of several guys. So so looking in my opinion; but I wasn't there for pretty guys. (Speaking of, I wasn't overly impressed with the clientele, but at 7:30pm there were plenty of younger and older guys walking around in their towels. Not sure where they were always off to - just walking around.) I picked the 100 minute package that included an oil massage, body scrub, an herbal compression (call it body scrub II), water and a sliced apple. Plenty of guys walking about, but again, nothing to drop my jaw for.

    My therapist lead me upstairs to a private room, with a bed on the floor and a shower area with another mat inside of that. After removing my towel, the massage started face down. It was typical, yet very sensual. My therapist made a point of touching just about anything he could with light gentle brush strokes as he worked an area of my back, glutes, and thighs. I've been getting massages for 20+ years and actually learned a new position from him. When he was done with my back and finished teasing, I turned over.

    He then proceeded to massage my stomach, chest, and groin. I should note that he was dressed in his shorts the entire time. Not 10 minutes into working my front, he oiled up his hands and focused on (his words) my big bird. So, yes, happy endings do happen here. It could be the luck of the draw, the package chosen, the specific therapist, or (doubtfully) the client. But the signs, what is posted on their website and the massage menu is for show in my opinion.

    Fortunately the session wasn't over at this point. He quickly showered and then had me enter the shower area to receive my body scrub. Again, no area was off limits. (I'm sure you can stipulate no-go zones; but I wasn't there for less in the long run.)

    The massage: memorable. The body scrub: relaxing. Overall experience 5/5. I docked a little in the service due to the front desk and lack of guidance. But when I go back I'll know what to do and where to go.“

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      on 02-08-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. No Happy Ending

    “Visited on a Wednesday afternoon around 3pm with my partner. We were given locker keys & shown in by a cute guy to the locker area without having to pay, and then left to change into towels without any further explanation of how everything worked.

    We had a look around at the facilities which were very clean & nice. Not many guys around so we decided to get a massage. I wanted the guy that showed us in but he was "busy" (on his phone...).

    Massages themselves were good, but no happy ending, which is written on posters around the place, and which was pointed to when my bf asked "is that it?". During the massage they are a bit of a tease and then....nothing. Just a very awkward thank you very much you can get dressed now. No shower before or after, despite there being a shower in the room.

    There was a bit of action here & there but most guys seemed shy & there were lots of warnings about it being illegal to have sex. Few hot guys around although more were starting to come when we had to leave at 5. I think they employ a lot of hot staff to walk around, some in towels, so that u think the clientele is better than it really is.

    Nice experience, but I wouldn't go back & wished I'd gotten a massage somewhere else we're I'd have gotten the ending I was after.“

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      on 06-07-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Staff training

    “Please sort your staff get some one in Western customer services to train the staff.
    The internet is very very powerful I will never ever visit again.“

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      on 03-04-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. There alwasy plus & minus

    “Nice herbs steamy steam room but small same as the dry sauna, swimming pool is not a genuine for a swim as it rather be like mini soaking basin in some points. It is clean and a bit large with no private room if you end up having fun with someone although it won't happen for my self, there was no lube & condom found anywhere in this place, not sure if it is upon request but didn't see any notice about it. Tried once and that will be it, seen and believed!
    Staffs are friendly with not to forget to mention.“

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      on 24-03-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Super nice venue

    “I visited Nadam Spa on Friday February 17. As the earlier reviews mentioned, this place is indeed super nice and tasteful. Could be one of the most beautiful saunas in Asia.

    The masseurs are attractive. Don't be shy about asking a masseur working the bookings desk if he's available himself for the massage.

    There are no private rooms, and most of the action took place in the hot pool. There were a lot of people of all ages when I was there, but perhaps only one or two in decent shape.

    Finally, the front desk guy at the entrance has no customer service skills. NONE. He's the one with his hair back in a pony tail. If you encounter him and he's rude, don't be shy and be forceful back; he'll soon smarten up and be more helpful. The guys working the massage desk were far more pleasant.“

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      on 26-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Clean and wonderful massage

    “I was in Nadam Spa and i had a great experienced. The place is clean and nice ambience. The masseurs are like Adonis. I think because I am young and cute filipino and he voluntarily did the extra without any words. He keeps in doing. I love it.The good point is to choose a masseur who doesn't know how to speak in English because he can't offer any prize. I just gave him a tip of 200,000 dong plus the 400,000 dong massage.

    Recommend is Matthew

    I will never forget him and I have the reasons to come back in Saigon.

    I had a chance to talk to the owner to put some signage going to Nadam because it's so difficult to find the place. I suggestes to put a flag of lgbt in order to locate the area. If it's your first time you should go around 2 pm. Not in the night.“

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      on 13-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Past and Present Nadam Spa

    “I have been here to Nadam Spa several times. I am an Expat working in VietNam. The first several times I went here, I have to say, were remarkably good. The place is so relaxing. The massage is very sensual and satisfactorily good for a long day of work. The masseurs are all great and good-looking. The room is spacious and has a small bath thub. But the last time I've been here, a week ago, after one month vacation in my hometown Dallas, I felt something has changed. The place still looks the way it was before. But as soon as I walked thru the room and locked the door, I noticed the Masseur did not cover a small rectangular hole in the door with towel. Before they always do that. So that you can have your own privacy. I also noticed, before, the massage starts with you naked. But now, they will offer you a short. And the strangest thing is, there is no sensual massage anymore. I chose an 80min massage. But it ended up only 50mins. I wont be coming back here again. Its too pricey for a worthless massage. Check out for my reviews on other places. Trust me.“

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      on 09-12-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Pretty amazing...

    “I went to Nadam a couple of times over the last year.... What a beautiful place! Pretty long taxi ride from District 1 (30 min) but defo worth it. It's probably true the reception staff could be nicer but the rest of the staff is really nice and really make you feel confortable. I gotta admit if was pretty quiet both times I went so I decided to have a massage. Quality of the massage was pretty good on both occasions. And the service from the masseurs was very good. They made me feel very relaxed and I enjoyed it very much. I can't really comment on the "sauna" facilities since I haven't really used them. But from what I saw it looks gorgeous. A bit on the pricey side I think. But very much recommended... I can't wait to go back!“

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      on 25-10-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Clean and pretty, but dark

    “First the reason why I'm bothering to write a review:
    If you like to actually look at people, don't go. The steam room, sauna, and jacuzzi are all really dark and you can't see the other people there well enough.

    That being out of the way, the place is in a local neighborhood that at night may feel sketchy, but everyone there was friendly, so don't worry about safety (at least that was my impression).
    As others have said it's clean and pretty. There's a koi pond inside with a wooden bridge and gazebo, for crying out loud. When I was there everyone else seemed to be Vietnamese except for two older white guys. It's fairly small, though. Biggest issue, again, was the very low lighting.“

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      on 13-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Nice sauna with nice young crowd

    “The place is a bit far from district 1. Entrance fees 197000 VND. Plenty of nice guys to play around.
    Cons. Too dark. No private room for activities.“

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      on 03-02-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Clean relaxing but Zero customer service skills

    “Read all reviews and you get a good idea of this place. The front desk guy has still not learnt manners and respect for new visitors. Just grunts. There is no welcome, vague pointing in the direction of where to go as he throws key at you. To begin actually the directions were easy, between my hotel concierge and taxi driver the drive from Dristrict 1 and spa was straightforward, and there was staff on duty to escort you to front door...so far so good. But as I said, unlike anywhere else where you are welcomed with a smile and how are you? Have you been before? Can I show you around? Can I explain the services we offer? No nothing do not expect this. As other reviewers have said, it is a shame because it is such a lovely oasis it is spoilt by a complete disregard for customer care of any sort whatsoever. It is the worst type of cynical gay attitude I have met anywhere in the world. Appalling! Maybe the owner doesn't need to bother...hey Sunday afternoon and the place was very busy...but surely he doesn't really want bad reviews? I tried hard to be pleasant and get a smile from someone. It was so damn hard, I eventually got a weak smile from massage desk guy, and talked about options. I chose a sweet apprentice, and I did like his manner and I chose to tip him well, and overall whilst not a cheap visit I didn't think the value was bad. If you want to eat, and I was pretty hungry after my massage, which was kept to time, don't expect staff to enquire for you even if you are obviously sitting at a dining table! The menu is pretty limited, but I had to get up and find someone to ask about food. It did come quick and that was fine. The best bit for me as a visiting European was the friendliness of the visiting locals, once you get past their shyness. For that I may return, but in the mean time I plead for the owner/manager for goodness sake look into the basics of customer service training....you may be making a mint...but you would make even more...just by making your visiting new customers feel welcome and at home...I felt like an intruder!“

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      on 25-01-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Nice, clean spa with hot masseurs

    “My mate and I had a hard time locating the spa using google maps and when we finally got there, there was a sign that said we were at the back of the spa. We had to ask some locals to get there. When we got there we were surprised. The place was asian themed with wooden and stone interiors. They had 2 pools but we only got to use one near the showers. We tried the massage and it was one of the really good massages we had in years. Plus the masseurs are really sexy and handsome. They also don't charge you too much for the tips. We will definitely be back on our next travel to HCM.“

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      on 31-08-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Very good Nadam Spa

    “Evening here was excellent here are clean.“

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      on 14-08-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  14. Spa Good in Asia

    “Is a wonderful spa. It was very clean. If my next visit to VietNam led to this place.“

      on 13-08-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  15. Good Nadam Spa in Ho Chi Minh city.

    “Nadam Spa in Saigon is really fantastic. I just visited here for the first time but I was so surprised because the facilities were very clean and well-invested.
    The staff here are very friendly and hospitable.“

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      on 09-08-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  16. Hidden Treasure

    “I have visited Nadam last Sunday for the second time, the first time was one year ago. Within this one year they have added on a lot and it looks like they are continuing to do so.

    In my opinion it is comparable to the 'old' Babylon, except that where in Babylon they used concrete, here they use wood....beautiful decorated.

    I did not buy a massage but nevertheless all staff were very friendly. If this is due to the fact that I visited them together with a Vietnamese friend I do not know. In any case this time I got an excellent impression of this busy - with many handsome locals - place“

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      on 10-06-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  17. Short Changed

    “Opted for a 100 mins package at US$40, whole session ended in about 60 mins. Selection of masseurs were ok, but not fantastic. The massage skills were almost non existent - another one of those which feels like its just a rub down or when you apply moisturizer to your body.

    Didn't use the other facilities but the place was highly cruisy and crowded on a Friday afternoon. Just while waiting for my masseur to show up I saw so many walking up/down - mostly looked local/Asian and not very attractive :x

    Like the legend says... They will walk you across the highway to flag a cab down. So that element of service was good.

    Will I come back again? Probably not...“

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      on 02-05-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  18. The Best Massage and Bath House after Babylon and Fahrenheit

    “We were lost a little bit, but when we arrived to the gate, we were surprised of how beautiful the place was. It has oriental feel to it and the rooms were adorned with Asian wears, china's and decorations. The whole staff were courteous and kind. All the good looking Vietnamese therapists were there to greet us. They are clean, healthy and hot! I will definitely refer this place to my friends.“

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      on 27-12-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  19. A relaxing massage

    “Very nice place and good environment. The selection depends on the time of your arrival - if during busy hours you may not get your choice. Generally it is a good place to relax and have a good massage - which the guys are good at.“

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      on 13-11-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  20. Another bad review for Nadam

    “My and friend I visited HCM again after 3-4 years. We were only there for a weekend trip for an important event so we decided to go for Nadam Spa after getting some good recommendations from a friend who had visited the place a few times.

    I made sure to double-check its website again about its operating hours before making that 'long' journey from District 1 at around 9.20pm. The website said 12 noon to 11pm so I knew we had time.

    We got to Nadam at around 10 minutes before 10pm. We received our locker keys and I specifically mentioned to the front desk that we were there for the massage. Since it was our first time, they mentioned that we need to go to the locker room to get changed before proceeding to another area to choose our masseurs.

    After changing into towels, we hurriedly went to the masseurs' area. We were asked to look through head shots of their masseurs. I requested that they instead just escort the masseurs to the area so that we can properly but without success. So, reluctantly, we pointed at our choices. After waiting for some time, someone mentioned that those masseurs are not available anymore because they were closing at 10.30pm.

    After a few more debates on the choice of masseurs, my friend reluctantly went with the friendliest masseur there. His experience is one of the supernatural so I'd rather leave that one here.

    As for me, I tried choosing 2-3 other guys but without success. So I just decided to go back to the locker room and change to wait for my friend to finish his massage session.

    The manager (who spoke some good English) went to sit beside me to hear my feedback. And I gave them a piece of my mind. What I told was this:
    1) Your website says your place is open until 11pm. We had more than an hour to get properly serviced. If your massage service ends at 10.30pm, then they should have advised that the minute we came in because we were very specific about why we were there.
    2) The masseurs should be polite to their customers. After all, we're the ones who pay their fees. To discriminate is to insult.

    My friend has vowed never to come back to Nadam. I'm giving that thought some reservation as I'm trying to give the place the benefit of the doubt.“

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      on 09-06-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • The employees need some attitude adjustment

      “The owner needs to teach the employees to be nice to customers, after all if there are no customers, they wouldn't have the job. Since the minute you walk in, the guy with long hair sits at the cash register giving you attitude. Most of the guys there were just money hungry. They forgot that being nice to a customer also means that they might gain a future customer. The place is nice for Vietnam standard. Compare to other place in Asia, this place would not survive.“

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

  21. Nice place but the front desk guy is not so nice

    “I've been in Saigon a few times and quite familiar with this place and the massage tactics, so I never use them. The guy in the front desk is just plain rude, he said something in Vietnamese thinking that I wouldn't understand, but I did. The second time I told him in Vietnamese that even if I don't use massage service, he has no right to speak to me that way. The place is good for VN (not even close, compare to Bangkok or Singapore ) but since they raised the price, most locals can't afford to go, so the weekend now has about half the number of clients there. No privacy, but then I'm sure this place is a step up for a communist country. Save your money to spend at sauna in Bangkok or other places.“

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      on 01-05-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  22. I call that discrimination

    “Under recommendation by American and local friends, we went to the spa for specific body care (not sexual). We've been in Vietnam for a few days by now and we have been frustrated with 100% occurrence of greed imposed by taxi drivers (I called that Cheat #1), among other minor manipulation. So we were looking for a good relaxation.

    We have an special Utopia-asia card and the front desk confirmed 20% off all services. To make a long story short, the service was appropriate for the cost and place. As other reviewers have posted, the masseur demanded outrageous tips and expressed dissatisfaction with a 20-33% tip. And the establishment tried to charge for service it skipped. I have to correct that. The worst part was the 20% discount. They gave it to my partner but not me, blaming it on public holiday.

    The taxi ride was supposedly complicated to get there (no toll), it's not. But it cost 2 tolls (Cheat #2) and longer distance (Cheat #3) to get back.

    You can decide what it is. I didn't ask for this and it happened. I don't like drama. I don't plan to return and I will tell the story as is to my friends. In the mean time, you can decide what to do with this information.“

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      on 09-04-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  23. Nadam Spa

    “When I last visited, the final bill on the way out was horendous. When questioned, they found different workers have added their requests for tips to my locker number. I've just had a massage and had to pay 10 times the amount asked for. Upon checking the receipts, they found out who had added the amount. Very sneaky and dishonest. Will not return to Nam Spa this year.“

      on 23-03-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  24. Abfab

    “Beautiful place to stay for a lazy afternoon. Sauna's in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, cannot compete with regard to value, service and cleanliness. Nice locals but not to crowded, maybe more guys in the weekend?“

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      on 29-01-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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