Review: Caesarworld Sauna — Taipei, Taiwan

Caesars massage sauna Taipei Taiwan

The view from the pool.

Caesarworld Sauna (亞太三溫暖) sometimes referred by foreigners familiar with the place as simply Ceasar’s is a men’s sauna located in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. Ceasarworld has been around for sometime. Even though it is located inside a major shopping center it has remained under the radar with the possible exception of the time it made the news for catching on fire.

Caesar’s is located on the fifteenth floor of the Momo department store on Nanjing East Road in the Songshan District. Even though it has a sign prominently displayed at a major intersection it isn’t the easiest place to find in the world.

There are two ways to reach the sauna. One is to head inside the shopping center through one of the doors at the corner of Nanjing East and Dunhua North then wander around the numerous walkways and cosmetic counters until reaching the elevators. The other way is to walk past the Starbucks and into the courtyard and then turn left and go through the glass doors which lead to the same elevators. Once inside the elevators access is as easy as pressing the button that says 15 in big clear characters.

Exiting the elevator brings one to the entrance of the sauna which like the place itself has probably seen better days. Just outside of the lifts there is a series of pools that look neglected. Beyond those one can find the front desk where a few middle aged women who look like they’d rather be somewhere else are stationed. Customers stop at this desk to get a numbered arm band just as they do in the saunas of Macau and the adult entertainment complexes of Jakarta. Unfortunately this place isn’t nearly as exiting as those.

Once customers get their armband they walk behind the front desk and to a set of seats where they take off their shoes and hand them to a special shoe attendant. He will clean and shine their shoes while they are inside unless they specifically ask him not to.

After that they will keep walking into a seemingly endless array of wooden lockers. Each customer must find the locker that matches the number on their wrist. This isn’t too difficult since they are all in order though a double lock system means that the male attendant must be called over to stick in his key to securely lock things inside. There is only one attendant but he isn’t usually very busy since there aren’t that many customers and he doesn’t help fold and put away clothes like his counterparts in Macau and other parts of Asia. Unlike virtually every similar place in Asia there are no slippers given here either so customers spend their time walking around barefoot.

After stripping down and shutting everything but their wrist band inside of their lockers customers walk shoeless and nude into the entrance of the spa facilities. Inside they’ll find several large pools, a steam room and some other facilities like a large sink with all the accessories. They’ll also find several large round fixtures almost at ground level with shower heads on hoses. These stations are where guys who enter the place wash off before using any of the other facilities. Although they are a bit dated there’s an endless supply of strong hot water along with lots of soap and shampoo. Those who do not want to be scorned or worse make good use of these stations which look a hell of a lot like those in the onsens of Japan. Although the vast majority of the customers are locals little attention seems to be given to foreigners who find their way inside even when they are hunched over and washing their family jewels off in front of everyone.

Customers are under no obligation to take a steam or dip into any of the numerous pools but those facilities are there and free to use if they’re interested. Things are a little old but generally seem to be kept up well. When they’re ready to move on customers can move to the station at the back and to the left where they can find a towel to dry off and a pair of patterned shorts and a robe to slip into.

Caesar’s is a bit like a maze and things can be difficult to find for the first or even second timer but a few paces around reveals more and more. Some things remain hidden to all but those who need to find them as I’ll describe later.

After toweling off and putting on a robe customers can walk down one of the carpeted hallways past a row of rooms with open doors where guys perform strong body massages that I have no interest in until they find themselves in the lounge which is quite fittingly called “the restaurant.” This area is large and nice enough though it looks like a hotel or department store cafe straight out of the 1970’s or maybe an Atlantic City casino circa last year. The space is filled with a long bar, numerous marbled tables and comfortable upholstered seats. At any given time a large number of tables will be filled by guys watching television, reading a newspaper or playing a game. The strangest thing about the place is that the managers and waiters walk around barefoot even though they are wearing trousers and buttoned shirts with collars. These waiters will bring a cup of hot tea to those who enter. Some mediocre food is also available but it has to be paid for. Most customers seem to avoid it which probably says more than I can.

Customers looking for special services may at this point wonder what to do. There are no line ups or massage girls walking around unlike other saunas. Luckily they will probably be approached by a middle aged or older female manager who appears from nowhere just around the time these thoughts start to enter their heads. If they sit near the stairs in the back they may be approached even sooner.

Customers who agree to the offer of a “special massage” for 4200 Taiwan Dollars ($137 USD) will be guided through a procedure that looks like something out of the intro to Get Smart before being led down a hall that often echoes with sounds of ecstasy and into a large, dark private room with a massage table and a full shower in the corner.  Although the floors are carpeted there is no foul smell. This is probably due to the engineering which raised the floor of the room and lowered the floor of the shower, which definitely worked even if it has led to untold numbers of trips and stubbed toes.

There’s no line up so the service providers available appear one after another until the customer selects one of his liking. If I had to guess I would say that many probably accept the first to appear or make a request to the manager in advance if they’re interested in a certain look. The staff is made up of Taiwanese women who are mostly into middle age though they manage to keep themselves together much more than most women of the same age in a lot of other countries. One is reminded of Ange Venus. The combination of cosmetics and a lack of light can do wonders. Acting youthfully and putting a bit of the old kawaii Japanese adult video style charm also helps.

Most of the masseuses can speak a bit of English but it’s doubtful that any can discuss Moby Dick in depth. They are also fairly skilled in the art of massage which isn’t always the case in places like these. The skills are even better when it comes to the special services that involve full service with a lot of extras. In any outfit masseuses all have their own ways of doing things but there does seem to be some sort of standard that includes high quality hot oil. English music plays in the background and this is even sometimes accompanied by a little rusty trombone.

Once the massage is finished up the customer can clean up in the full sized shower before being toweled off. After slipping into the house robe and shorts he is guided back through the fun house and into the restaurant where he can either enjoy more tea or attempt to find his way out. A hallway with a finishing room at one end where customers can drop their robe and shorts, do their hair and stare into a large vanity mirror leads back to the wooden lockers where things can be retrieved once the attendants is called over to wield his mighty key in unison with the fold out key that is hidden inside the numbered wrist band.

Once the customer gets dressed back into his street clothes he stops at the shoe attendant to get his kicks before visiting the front desk to hand over his number and settle up his tab. Customers who have a massage are not charged any extra for the use of the sauna facilities unless of course they order food. Those who enter but don’t go for a massage have to pay some small fee though it is really inconsequential.

Caesarworld Sauna is an alright if aging men’s spa that offers some extras that aren’t always easy to track down in Taiwan. Although it’s not the best place in the world nor home to any supermodels it does offer some respite from the city. Taking the location into consideration I think the place deserves three stars.

Caesarworld Sauna. No. 337 Nanjing East Road Section 3, 15F, Songshan District, Taipei. Open every day from 10 am to night. Phone: (02) 2712-9999. Click here for a video. Click here for a map.

Review of Caesarworld sauna in Taipei Taiwan
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31 Comments

  1. als says:

    Thanks Rockit for the report. I will check out Ceasars though I’m not into middle aged women. Maybe Mamasan can surprise me if I tell her exactly what I’m looking for: petite and in her 20s

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the comment. I would certainly be surprised to see a petite 20 year old there. Cheers.

  2. Tony says:

    Hello, rockit.

    In your opinion, which country offers the best blow jobs estabelishments?

    I went to Bangkok and Pattaya on March 2015.
    I liked the thailand blow job bars – Afterskool, BitStyle, MyFriend4you etc.

    • rockit says:

      While they only exist in a few countries, I am partial to the blowjob bars in Thailand. Cheers.

  3. Hannya says:

    Checked out Caesars 2 days ago and although it was certainly large and did leave to some confusion in navigating, it had a very linear feel to it. Almost immediately upon entering the seating area I was approached by a middle aged women inquiring if I was alone, and then immediately asked if I was looking for their special service at 4200 nt. After being led up the two flights of stairs and into the dimly lit hallway I was then led into a sizable room with a shower in the corner. A quick summary of service, a better than expected massage involving knees and elbows followed by my sp stripping and getting down to it. Needless to say the service, dimly lit environment and makeup probable helped offset the likely below average face. All in all an interesting experience. You’re also free to wander around and use other amenities such as the bath, saunas and steam room. I saw a trio of young Asian lads chowing down on what looked to be hotpot of some kind so I guess they have decent to mediocre food available as well. Likely to check out either Spa 186 (which is at the intersection of guangfu road and nanjing road east) or Taizhilian spa in the days to come. I’ve heard of the possibility of hand service at 186 depending on the sp.

  4. Needmore says:

    Love these reports. Do more on Taipei! Anything near Ximen you can report on?

  5. LuvTW says:

    Hi Rockit, love ur reports and it helps to give more colour before visits. im wondering if you have those Taipei reports yet? am keen to know if there are other nice spa’s with specials around. thanks!

    • rockit says:

      Thanks. I have several more posts on Taipei planned. The next one will be published in October. I try to get things out as I can while also mixing up the content a bit to avoid too much of the same. I have a lot of new coverage coming up that will expand the range of this site even further. Cheers.

  6. brkeven says:

    what’s the price range for this place?
    do you pay the tip after the massage or you pay at the desk?
    what other modes of payment are there?

    • rockit says:

      Your first two questions are answered in the very review you are commenting on. As to your last question, they accept cash and credit card but there is a service charge for cards. Cheers.

  7. Powwow says:

    hey, just wondering on how clean the women are here. Is it very possible the have STDs? Also is there any other places you could send me that has reviews on this place? Thanks rockit, really enjoy your stuff and happy new year.

    • rockit says:

      I have absolutely no way to assess the health of the women who work at Caeserworld. I doubt they would be in business long if they regularly gave their customers diseases. I usually imagine that people who are paranoid about sexually transmitted infections should avoid the commercial sex scene since they wouldn’t be able to enjoy it anyway. Cheers.

  8. Bazooga says:

    Can you ask for just a handie here? Interested in going but no interest in full service.

    • rockit says:

      I doubt such a request would be turned down but I have no way to know for sure. The women seem to have a routine that they follow. There are many massage parlors offering only hand finishes in Taipei and they charge a lot less money. Cheers.

  9. Main says:

    How was the full service? What did your girl do? Is it possible to just have the service right away with no massage?

  10. Disappointed Dan says:

    Thank you for the information.

    I went there early in the afternoon hoping for a similar experience to what you had. I arrived at 12pm, bathed for about 40 minutes and went into the lounge.

    And older Chinese woman asked me if I wanted a ‘facial massage’. I asked to upgrade it to a body massage and she complied.

    We went to a standard open massage bed with customers around. I asked,’are there special massages?’ And she said no in shock and disgust.

    The actual body massage was quite good, laying over an hour for about 2000. Still, I would have preferred the special one.

    Maybe I went there to early or maybe I went for the wrong girl, I’m not sure. Either way,I hope someone gets some good out of this.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. From what I have seen the older female manager snags likely customers as soon as they enter the lounge. Of course pressure or anything else could change the procedure or services offered. Cheers.

  11. Buddy says:

    I visited Caesar World Sauna today for the first time. The accomodation needs an overhaul but the massage service was very good. I choosed for the full option. Nice woman, appr. 30-35 but good shape and nice body. Great massage with GFE. Everything what I expected. Staff and mamasan also friendly. I shurely will return there on next occasion.

  12. Vagabond says:

    Curious what would 4200 NTD buy you exactly?

  13. Tormund says:

    Thanks rockit. I find it interesting that everything you wrote about casear also applies for the private-x. Halfway through the report I thought you were describing private x, but I guess all special service spas in asia have the same layout and service standard.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks. I’m not familiar with Private-X. Please fill me in. Cheers.

    • joey says:

      Thanks for the site rockit! I’ve used it for reference in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. This address for private x is accurate. I used it a couple of weeks ago. I got there after a short walk from the Metro, but it was closed by 11:30pm but it was easy getting a cab from the Sheraton nearby. Its very similar to how you describe Caesars World but others have posted it has more up to date facilities and younger talent. When I went recently my provider had a very nice body 9/10, face 7/10, though probably late 20’s early 30’s. The 2 others I passed in the hallway were just as nice. The massage was surprisingly good though not quite on par with Asian Feeling in Tokyo. She gave me an option of 1-3 for the pressure, I selected 3. I was so relaxed I didn’t last long even though everything was covered. She was enthusiastic. No english. It was my first and only time so ymmv.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. Cheers.

  14. Newbie says:

    Hi, thanks for your reports rockit !

    I checked out Ceasarworld recently. I was positively surprised by the overall aspect of the place, because your mildly enthusiast description made it seem like a rat hole ^^ I’d say the place is neat, not ugly at all, plain and simple. The differents baths, facilities, rooms, etc, do the job pretty well, nothing incredible but I had not high expectations. Also, the employees were just like I enjoy them to be : helpful (I’m in the early stages of Mandarin learning) and not grumpy at all.

    I came for the special massage at NT$4200. Easy to find, the smiling mamasan was there “Are you alone ? Yes. Do you want to try special massage ? Yes. Ok 50 minutes”. Really sympathetic, but here come a few bad aspects. Really NT$4200 buy me only 50 minutes ?? I came here for the full service, but also the massage before it. … I had imagined an hour of regular massage and then full service … My provider was in her 30s, with an average face, but she spoke English well, had a nice body and was funny to interact with. But the massage was just poor in itself (very short, kinda “feel-less”), and then I discovered that my caucasian format was indeed too big for her Taïwanese body, which resulted in me getting only handjob and a few interesting extras in terms of GFE. How disappointoing, but I think it was due to the provider.

    Overall, it was really okay : nice facilities, you can stay any time you want, easy to find special services and I guess next time the fs will be more complete. I got out of it deeply relaxed and refreshed anyway. Great place for flexible expectations. :)

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