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“Avoid at any cost”

Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall
Ranked #2 of 28 Spas & Wellness in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Facility offers several varieties of sauna and a splendid art deco pool.
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I've visited this beautiful swimming hall for years.
I've loved it.

For women it has been a private refuge , a sanctuary away from prying eyes where you can really forget yourself and focus on relaxing.
That´s the only place in Finland where you can swim without a bathing suit if you so choose, (most women there do, it´s the traditional way).
It´s not a "business" either, the property belongs to the City of Helsinki.
They´ve managed to keep the sleazy away, going there has always felt really innocent, in a way. It has sent the message to the people that we're all equal, all just the same under our clothes and bathing suits. It has been the ONLY place in Helsinki where you can really forget about yourself no matter what you look like. No one´s judging you.

Up until now.
They've hired a male custodian/lifeguard on women's days.
Unbelievable lack of respect towards their customers.

My guess is that The City of Helsinki is looking forward to sell the place for a private investor and make good money, the beautiful swimming hall is on one of the prime spots in Helsinki.
And base for this will be "there weren't enough customers".
Wonder why?

If you, my reader, have any concern about rights of the female gender, like this review and avoid that place for it's owner's decision to bring "the snake" into our garden.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Beautiful place and unique atmosphere if you want to go swimming. No swimming suit needed. Warmly recommended! Different days for women and men.

3  Thank Anna A
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Its a very popular local stop for the finns and many tourists are treating themselves to a spa day! Try it!

Thank Roberto V
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

They have seperate nights for men and women.....my husband told me that everyone was naked......gulp.....but when in Rome etc.....so my costume stayed in my bag and it was actually very liberating! The water is not chlorinated which was lovely. Afterwards you can have a snooze on a bed and order food and drinks if you so wish. I really enjoyed it!

3  Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

That swimming hall is in the middle of the city. The building is really historical and special. You can swim there nude.

2  Thank Eero N
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