In the 1990s I used to spend a lot of time at the Amaranten hotel in Stockholm. It has been a long time... but now I visited it again. It is still quite a decent hotel, nice rooms. However, the sauna ... leaves something to be desired.
The Amaranten is today called Clarion Hotel Amaranten.
On a scale of 0 to 10, this sauna is maybe a 1 or 2.
It was so mild that one couldn't really get sweaty at all. The floor was covered on the other side with maybe 5-7 cm of water.
There was a bucket of water to throw to the heater, but it was outside the sauna door, partially filled with stearin (!), and the tool to throw water was a plastic drinking cup.
Pool had been covered and panelled over.
Yuck. I think I'll stay in other hotels from now on, the saunas as such a central requirement for me.
Photos (c) 2018 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. All sauna and pool photos have been taken with permission, after closing times, and/or when there are no other customers.
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