Birmingham Sauna Roundup

You’re looking at Version 1 of our roundup of the saunas in Birmingham city centre. We think it’s ready enough for sharing, but we’d really appreciate feedback from people who know the area better!

Hotels with Sauna:

Hotel du Vin

Church Street Birmingham B3 2NR
Previously disused Birmingham Eye Hospital. Contains Health du Vin spa – see below.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Contains Amala Spa and club – see below.

Radisson Blu Birmingham

Formerly Radisson SAS.
12 Holloway Circus, Queensway, Birmingham B1 1BT
Website
People staying at the hotel can use the 18th floor Health Club free.
Gym, fitness area, sauna, spa.

Novotel Birmingham Centre

70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT
Mixed sauna, officially swimwear compulsory.
Sauna, jacuzzi and fitness centre.
As of February 2010, the fitness centre is being refurbished but the sauna is available.

Spas and gyms

Reviva

1 Piccadilly Arcade, Birmingham B2 4HD
This is a women-only health club. Sometimes falsely called Riviva. Unfortunately they’ve forgotten to renew their .com and someone else has grabbed their domain. We believe it has a sauna. Also offers yoga and massage.

Amala Spa and club

Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ
Gym, 16m heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, steam room, whirlpool and a cold water plunge pool. Plus treatments.
Sauna is mixed and a costume or bikini is required.

Bannatyne’s Birmingham (Queensway)

42-44 The Priory Queensway Birmingham B4 7LA
Formerly a LivingWell. One of two Bannatyne’s clubs in Birmingham.
Pool hall includes hydrotherapy spa, sauna and steam room. There might be multiple saunas.
Gym and beauty treatments available.
Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.
We don’t know for definite that you can go as a day visitor, but we expect that it is possible.

Bannatyne’s at Brindley Place

60 Broad Street 3, Brunswick Arcade Birmingham B1 2JF
Formerly a LivingWell Premier.
Mon-Fri 6:30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm.
Pool, hydrotherapy spa, sauna and steam room.
We don’t know for definite that you can go as a day visitor, but we expect that it is possible.

LA Fitness

55 Temple Row, Unit 5, Birmingham B2 5LS
Mon-Thu 6am-10pm, Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 9:30-3pm, Sun closed.
Sauna, steam room, jacuzzi. Gym, treatments. No pool.
You can usually get a trial membership fairly easily, but day passes are not typically available from this chain.

Health du Vin

Church Street Birmingham B3 2NR
“A secluded sanctuary in which to relax and recharge, incorporating a vast, state-of-the-art gym, with sauna, steam and powerful drench showers, plus five treatment rooms.” Although it might not have a sauna, as there’s only one reference to it! Can anyone help us out?
“Swimming costumes should be worn in the unisex steam rooms.”

Places without saunas

There are many venues that lack a sauna. We list here only ones where there may be confusion.

Macdonald Burlington Hotel

126 New Street, Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ
Sometimes listed as having facilities, but in fact does not have a sauna or leisure facilities – they suggest you visit Bannatyne’s.

Copthorne Hotel Birmingham

Sometimes still listed as having facilities, today this hotel only has a gym, with no pool, sauna or steam room facilities.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

“Health/Fitness Center On-Site” turns out to just be a Cardio vascular fitness room.

Holiday Inn Express

Offers access to Bannantynes Gym in Brindley Place at discounted rate of £5.00 per day, but it’s off-site.

Birmingham Marriott Hotel

12 Hagley Road, Five Ways, Birmingham B16 8SJ
Has pool, spa and steam room – but no sauna.

Places that use sauna euphemistically

“Peppermint Palace” and “Ambassador Sauna” in Digbeth both turn up under Saunas, but they’re not what we consider real saunas.

So, hopefully this saves some people some time when they’re looking for a place to enjoy a sauna in Birmingham – but we do need your help to improve this data! Comment below or email editor@realsaunas.co.uk

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  1. col says:

    check out Erdington Leisure Centre: turkish suite, 2 steam rooms, sauna, plunge pool, needle shower, 3 hot rooms. Men / ladies / mixed sessions £ 7.70, ring 0121 464 0520 for details