Saturday, January 27, 2018

Upper House Spa. Wow.

It was worth waking up at 6:45am for this. If I wanted to visit the Upper House Spa at the 20th floor of this Göteborg skyscraper, I had go early before my meetings.

And it was worth it. Particularly when the advertised price of 110€ (1095 SEK) unexpectedly got lowered to 29€ (295 SEK), because ... for reasons that don't fully understand but probably have something to do with the receptionist being nice. And it being so early that I'd not be able to get any treatments or be able to stay the full three hours. I did expect to get a 20% discount as a hotel guest in a connected building, but not this much discount! Thank you.

In any case, even at the original price this place was worth experiencing. To begin with, I was the only customer there at 7am so I got floors 18 through 20 all by myself. And this included:

  • A warm outdoor pool with glass bottom, sticking out of the side of the tower, hundred meters high, hanging right above the Liseberg amusement park. The wheel of the amusement park being nicely lit.
  • Two indoor pools
  • An incredible sauna with all-glass wall for the views, also towards Liseberg.
  • A floor for quiet relaxation, with juice, snacks available.
  • Heated relaxation chairs next to the pool.

Overall, this is one of the best spas I've ever visited, and that's many. Certainly the best in-city-in-cold-climate spa and sauna that I've seen!

(But the day that began so well did not continue as well. I returned from the saunas to the meeting, but got immediately a call and some sad news from home. There was not much to do than to fly home. And wonder if I should have been at home rather than away.)

Here's the view through the pool, through the glass bottom, 20 floors down:

And here's the views from the sauna:

And to show the arrangement of the magnificent outdoor pool sitting on the side of the building, this is what it looks like during daylight:


Ice dispenser:

Inside there are two more pools:

And here's the sauna!

Photos and videos (c) 2018 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. The music is from YouTube music library, and free for use:

Friday Morning by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:

As usual, photos from pools and saunas have been taken at a time when the facility is closed or when there were no other people present.

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