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This is a different experience. The bad things are: the 2 man jacuzzi is almost pointless, small steam room and sauna cabin. Other than that the walk about areas are quite large and roomy, it's very clean. The staff member was quite pleasent. Maybe the clientele were more of the younger element which some prefer (but not my selection though)- I'm quite forward hence I found many guys a little reserved but that's not their fault, just different ways of doing things.
Just be mindful of parking, it's expensive in Swindon! The roads are a tangle, train travel would be the best option.
I've been going here for some time and I notice of late the attitude of some staff is amazingly offenisve! Last week I was shouted for something I did not do, the staff member "thought he saw" me do something and shouted abuse at me, ignorant. The Manager tends to insult me, he probably thinks it's humour but it's just rude, even a another staff member was taken aback at how rude he was.
They did do food, then it seemed to change, as the staff didn't want to cook so rather than saying they don't do food would be rude with the view to discourage people from asking for food. Ignorant. I see they now seem to do small dishes but I wouldn't ask in the expectation of they didn't feel like cooking I'd get a mouthful of stupidity instead. Just rubbish.
Of late the resident tranny seems to be in control, previously in a shouting match with the manager in rows over nothing, fulled by the tranny's alcohol problem (drinking cans of booze at the counter and is a confirmed alcoholic - makes him/her abusive and disagreeable. The resident tranny staggers about in high heels, can hear him/her approaching and it's a big turn off, sounds like the wife, girlfriend, mother walking about. Every day seems to be tranny day, there's always one in addition to the resident tranny staggering about trying to get into any action going, it's such a big turn off. A tranny will glide in clumping in high heels, wearing badly fitting wigs and slutty clothes, hover around man-action wanting to join in, it just turns me (and many others) off. Some men will let the tranny give them a BJ as that's usually all they want. 95% of the trannys look dreadful, there are just 1 or 2 that are "convincing", these I don't mind.
My biggest complaint is staff rudeness, I know there's no point in mentioning this to the Manager as he will just give a stupid surprised face and reply "well you know what to do if you don't like it" - that's the sort of people they are.
I've had problems with the jacuzzi in the past, I've come away with various infections, I mentioned this to the Manager who was rather dismissive, claiming to follow clean procedure but I and a few other beg to differ. I'm not allergic to anything, many people have complained the jacuzzi is not maintained to standard however I have noticed of late things have improved. I'm almost finished treatment on a skin condition I got from there.
The venue can get stinky and grubby, I believe some people have grudges against the staff (no surprise there) and in revenge will leave fresh turds around the place. Revolting, sadly some of the play areas tend to stink.
It's not all bad though, yes some of the clients are awful but there's a lot of nice men too. The venue does have a good sized jacuzzi, steam room and sauna cabin, there'a enough area to walk about and enough play rooms although some locks are weak. When the staff behave it's quite good, I can overlook the genral shabby vibe, I've had some good times there.
It has been some time since I made the trip south to the Greenhouse, cannot understand the negative reviews, as I always rated this sauna no 1 in the UK. Secure car park, warm welcome from the guy on reception, I thought all areas we super clean, a must in any sauna.
The ground floor shower area has been re tiled, and good it looks too, new showers also, the jacuzzi was very warm, the steam rooms hot, just the one upstairs a bit loo dark for me. Sauna was warm, could have been hotter to work up a sweat.
What makes the Greenhouse stand out though is the ' Swimming pool ' in the past the temperature was a shade cool, but on this visit, wow warm - you could stay in it for ages.
I visited on a Wednesday, ' au natural ' day.... the towel was well a bit small... but then it was nude day.
£16 a visit may seem high to some but the facilities are top notch... a replacement towel is 30p mmm perhaps 2 free towels would
be more acceptable.
I did not try the cafe but in the past always been good.
As mentioned I had not been for a while, in the past au naturel day was always very popular, I thought no where near as many there on this visit
Mainly a swingers club now www.shhhnewcastleswingers.club
The experience seems to be a bit hit and miss. Facilities are generally good, fair sized steam room, sauna and hot tub downstairs. Staff are friendly and helpful. Upstairs the layout is OK but a bit disjointed and the main cruising area is a bit small. Bear day seems to be a fairly good event and worth a look. But on other days there was some activity but I found too many of the guys visiting were not very engaged, not making eye contact, just wandering around and then moving off when anyone approached, this didn't create a good or exciting atmosphere.