One of the things we most look forward to when visiting Stockholm is the authentic Swedish massage at Sturebadet, the city’s oldest and most exclusive health club/spa. Don’t miss the Stockholm Steam Bath.
The facility is located in the upscale Sturegallerian shopping complex in the fashionable Östermalm district. It was once the haunt of Greta Garbo. The original Sturebadet, opened by Dr. Carl Curman in 1885, burned to the ground in 1985, but it was faithfully rebuilt, with improved facilities, a few years later.
Facilities on seven floors
Today, Sturebadet occupies seven floors, with steam rooms, saunas, Sami, a Roman/Turkish bathhouse with separate facilities for women and men, Finnish saunas, exercise studios and even conference rooms.
You won’t miss anything
The original services have been expanded to include massages, bath cures, diet guidance, manicure, waxing and workout training. All rooms and equipment are clean and well maintained. All prices include use of the gym and sauna and provide bathrobe, slippers and a towel. If you use the spa, you get a discount at the Curman Lounge, which overlooks the pool.
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“We spent wonderful 6 hours there, swimming, bathing, chilling, relaxing in aroma room and really liked the Turkish bath too! Sometimes we had to wait for some spots in hydromassage bath, but that’s okay. We have also had a nice lunch when we got hungry (the portions were huge and they had vegetarian options), and coffee and tea were also included. You can pay for the meal by card on the spot, or just put the bill on your guest card and pay for it later as you check out from the facility. That’s pretty handy! There was drinking water almost everywhere, and complimentary fruit and nice tea selection. All in all we felt great and had an awesome experience. Totally worth the ~60 EUR,» wrote one of the guests.
Stockholm Steam Bath, written by Tor Kjolberg