Review: Sanado Health Spa — Macau

Sanado Sauna Macau lounge

The lounge at Sanado.

Sanado Health Spa is another good representation of what makes Macau’s saunas such amazing places for men to visit. Sanado is a part of the “East Start Group” along with the much larger East Spa. I could tell you that Sanado is the low-end little brother of East but I’m pretty sure that would paint the wrong picture. Talking about “lower end” saunas in Macau is like talking about “lower end” luxury cars. A CLA 250 is still a Benz, right?

Sanado isn’t the easiest place to find. On my first visit I walked past the entry at least twice. I knew I was at the right place but I didn’t see any of the typical neon signs outside. Finally I stopped to ask a door man in the street and he told me I was standing in front of it. You have to look inside the main building entry to see the sign for Sanado which incidentally is pointing downward because unlike most saunas in Macau, this one is located in the basement.

Now that I’ve mentioned Sanado as a low end place in the basement of a building I’m certain I’m painting the wrong picture. Yes, these are the facts, but no Sanado is not a dumpy, murky place whatsoever. When you make your way down the short flight of stairs you’ll see what I mean. The lobby of the sauna is as nice as any modern four star hotel.

As usual with Macau saunas you don’t need to stop at the front desk on the way in. Just head toward the lockers where an attendant will meet you. Unlike some of the other spots around town (Emperor Sauna comes to mind), the attendants here are female. That might not sound like much but I’d much rather have a warm Indonesian woman help me undress than a young Chinese guy. Call me old fashioned.

Probably the best feature of Sanado is its standing discount promotion. Enter and leave the sauna before 6 pm and you will receive a 20 percent discount on your final bill. Since Sanado can be a little more expensive than some of other saunas, this represents a real value. What’s more? You get a bonus when you agree to leave before 6: a free shower and bareback blowjob! How do you get all of this? Just show up.

If you arrive during the day you’ll probably be asked at least two times if you plan to leave before 6. If you say yes, the attendant who helps you undress and put your things in the locker will show you to the jungle shower. I don’t know if that’s what it’s really called but its covered by fake vines so “jungle shower” it is. There are usually 3 very sexy Vietnamese women in bikinis sitting in the chairs out front. One of them will wash you front and back, standing and sitting, and then give you about 30 seconds of suction (or enough to get you standing at attention). Trust me when I tell you that it sure beats showering yourself. Those who show up late or plan to stay after 6 can still get the shower, they just have to pay for it. Or you can shower yourself.

After you shower you will head to the drying area where another female attendant will give you a pair of shorts and a robe. These aren’t the prettiest gals in the world but they’re cute, fun and happy to chat. Again, it sure beats the 20 year old Chinese kid who looks like he’d rather be smoking a cigarette out back.

The lounge at Sanado is much smaller than any other I’ve seen in Macau. That said, it’s still plenty big with lots of reclining chairs, a dining area and more. As usual you just pick out a chair and an attendant will quickly come over to cover you in a big towel and ask if you’d like anything to drink or eat. Like all saunas, the food and drink is free. At Sanado it all tastes pretty damn good too.

Fitting with the smaller size, Sanado seems to also have fewer attendants for special services. But it all works out and fits nicely. I’ve never had to wait for a drink or a rub down. Like all other places, the color of clothes lets you know what each woman does. Here green clothes mark the women who do foot massages. Those in the white outfits do things like ear cleanings I believe, though I’ve never partaken here. Pink outfits mark the “beauticians” who can do things like shoulder rubs and facials. Some of them will also do the famous “thigh massage” which is another way of saying long, lubed up handjob. At Sanado this is done in a private room that is equipped with a lounge chair and television (channel 10 has the porn if you’d rather watch a girl ride cock than look at a Chinese newscaster’s face while you’re getting wanked). If you go for two sessions the attendant can make you cum. This is less expensive than taking a woman for full service but not by much as you have to then pay a sauna entry fee (that’s waived when you take a girl to bang in the back). In my opinion it’s better just to go for a few rounds of jacking to get you warmed up and then move on to the main event. Most of the attendants at Sanado have been Indonesian when I’ve visited.

Whenever you’re ready you can tell any attendant that you’d like to see a line up of the available women. Within a minute or two an assortment of two dozen or more women dressed in some sexy combination of lace and thong panties will assemble in front of you. Most are from Vietnam or China. Take your time and chose the one you’d like and you’ll be off to the races. Sanado has a list of activities that will be shown to you before you go to the room. You have to select the ones you’d like and the girl you’ve chosen will probably help with that by indicating which she is good at. Once that’s all taken care of you’ll be escorted to a private room where you’ll be washed, sucked and fucked. In that order.

The full service women on staff at Sanado are all attractive. Some are real stars. There won’t be any who don’t know what they are doing. I can’t really imagine leaving unsatisfied.

As with any sauna you can hang around for a while, rest, relax, eat, drink and partake in any of the available options if and when you want. It’s tough to beat. Everyone on staff at Sanado seems to be very nice and knows what customer service is all about. If I have any complaints at all they are very minor. I’d like to see a little more ethnic mix in the line up. What else? I really can’t think of anything.

How much does it all cost? Like everything else in Macau it isn’t cheap. Even with the 20 percent discount a few hours of getting cleaned, rubbed and rode will run you about $300 US or more. It’s worth every penny.

Sanado is a damn nice place. It’s not perfect, but it’s close. Since it’s much smaller than most other saunas I have to take that into consideration. I always compare a place with similar setups when coming up with a score. I do think the discount is a major bonus though, especially for guys who for whatever reason want to visit a sauna during the day. Overall I think Sanado deserves a very solid 4 and a half stars.

It’s definitely worth a visit.

Sanado Health Spa, 1118 Avenida de Rodrigo Rodriges, Macau. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Website: http://www.eaststartgroup.com/sanado_health_spa Telephone: 28726688. Click here for a map of male entertainment venues in Macau.

** Note: Sanado has relocated to the 4th floor of the Casa Real Hotel. **

Sanado Sauna Macau review
4.5

46 Comments

  1. Probro says:

    Aww yeah Rockit, keep it up!

    • rockit says:

      Thanks probro!

    • Andy says:

      This place is now closed went there in February and the security staff at the door sent me to the East Spa club.

    • Hans says:

      Who knows if the Sanado is still the same?
      On the 4th floor in the Casa Real is a sauna called East Spa.

    • rockit says:

      Hi. The saunas from the East Start Group are all very similar and quality has stayed the same over the years and through some moves. I’ve reviewed both Sanado and East Spa on this site. East is on the 6th floor of the Waldo. Sanado now goes as the “East Castle Spa” and it’s located on the 4th floor of the Casa Real. Cheers.

    • Hans says:

      But they don’t have this show anymore with this BJ part.
      And additionally it’s more expansive.

    • rockit says:

      Okay.

  2. ed says:

    It’s all sounds very nice, and, if you don’t know it’s coming, the 30 second blow from the attendant must be cool. I went to Macau in 1999 but was looking at things like the old church back then! Thanks for the review.

    • rockit says:

      Hi Ed, good to hear from you again. I was starting to think you forgot about old Rockit Reports. I quite like Macau. The churches and egg tarts are good, but the saunas are exquisite! They should be on any punters bucket list — or annual visit list for those lucky enough to afford it.

  3. ed says:

    Thanks buddy. This is a whole different World to the one I inhabit, but it would sure be nice to see a Chinese or Vietnamese lady, something a little different. However, if you are paying that kind of money, and you have a sloppy dick or a disaster with the girl, it would be hard to take. You do a lot of flying, do you have a favourite airline? BTW I was at Dr Bj’s last night and their top 2 girls are as beautiful as I have seen in any go-go bar.

    • rockit says:

      My favorite airlines are Korea Air, Cathay Pacific, Swiss International and ANA, but I often go with whoever is running the best route to meet my needs. To Macau that is usually Macau Air. I’ve never had a disaster with a girl in a Macau Sauna, or heard of anyone else having one. I don’t even know if it’s possible. They are incredibly good at what they do. It’s one place where chemistry only has very little to do with the level of service you receive. If it did happen it would be easily resolved. The management usually asks you how your session was, and in some cases even give you a score sheet to fill out. And if a Macau sauna girl can’t get you hard with her bag of tricks there’s a good likelihood no one in the world can. I haven’t been to BJ’s in quite a while now. Never saw any real stunners while I was there but I have may to visit again to see the new staff.

  4. Frankie says:

    Your next Sauna report should be on the Rio hotel in Macau. It is by far the nicest one I have see there with a lineup
    of 80+ diverse women every half hour at the pool.

    I have also been to the Fortuna sauna and that wasn’t so bad.

    I cant wait for your next report !!

    • rockit says:

      Thanks Frankie. Reviews of the Rio Sauna and others in Macau are forthcoming. Keep checking back because they are on the way. No plans of reviewing the Fortuna yet, but perhaps at some point in the future I will. Cheers.

  5. Frankie says:

    How about any Saunas in Dongguan? This place is considered the Holland of China that actually supplies most Macau saunas and hotels with women holding a 2 week visa for Macau and HK.

    I have yet to see any sites with Macua reviews that were newer than 2 or 3 years old.

    One last question, any quick tips -is there a better part of Macau to hang out in a Sauna? Old part near Lisbao or Cotai/Taipa? Hotel Saunas or private Saunas? Any place to avoid?

    • rockit says:

      Hi Frankie. Mainland China is a touchy subject. On the one hand there is tons of action. On the other hand, it’s not allowed to exist. Posting reviews of places like that, especially in English, could possibly cause problems. In that it’s a lot like the US. I am trying to figure out how to move forward in that regard. You can be confident that my reviews are fresh and up to date when posted, but things can always change afterward. I haven’t really found anywhere to avoid in Macau, though I think the Lisboa racetrack girls are not worth the money they ask. I tend to stay at the new Lisboa, and most of the good saunas are only a few minutes away on foot. I have more sauna reviews and a post coming up covering the Macau scene in some detail scheduled. Cheers.

  6. Peter says:

    Hi Rockit
    I stumbled onto this website via a friend in South Korea and I’m a massive fan of your work. At the moment I’m in Saudi Arabia and action is a little hard to find. I notice that Kuala Lumpur is not a place that seems to be on your list of catergories from a brief glimpse at the list, apologies if I missed it. KL is definitely a place that I can highly reccomend and in particular, the Saboon Spa. It’s a sauna type place featuring Chinese, Vietnamese and Fillipino girls of a high standard. Prices are cheap and the arrangements are very similar to the place in Macau that you described. Also in the Middle East if you are ever around, Bahrain is well worth a visit as there are a lot of hot Asian chicks lurking round the hotels. My next trip is to Colombo, Sri Lanka in January and I will pass on any comments when I find the action. Regarding my visits to Thailand, the girls working there are nice but one has to be careful as the BG’s will try and get as much money out of you as they can with various sob stories. These are clever scam artists. Although I’ve never been scammed, stories abound about guys losing property or life savings to these girls. Perhaps your articles should come with a warning LOL cheers

    • rockit says:

      Hi. Thanks for the comments. You’re right that I haven’t covered Malaysia here. The reason is not that I don’t have experience there. It’s that I find Malaysia, and especially Kuala Lumpur, one of the least desirable places to visit anywhere on earth. That’s my personal opinion of course, but this just so happens to be my website. I may review some locations there at some point, but I don’t have any plans to do so right now. Some other countries will be covered in the near future though. Everything in due time. I don’t always have the time to write new posts and reviews. About the people losing it all to Thai working girls, I don’t really have much to tell them. I don’t know what you can say to a guy who at middle age or older still doesn’t know that you probably shouldn’t hand your life savings over to a prostitute. I do know quite a few men who are happily married (or as happy as you can be while married) to Thai women, though few of their wives were ever commercial sex workers. Sri Lanka is one place I don’t have any info on. Have a good trip. Cheers!

  7. Peter says:

    Thanks for the reply Rockit. There was a great place in Gangnam Korea that I went to several times called the Aroma Hotel near Seolleung. I went two or three times and the girls were very attractive, early 20’s college types and spoke good English. As far as I am aware a few politicians got busted in these ‘massage’ sauna places and the Gangnam police started having a massive crackdown. It was discovered that the owners of these places, usually middle-aged Ajummah’s or Golden Missus’s had been paying massive bribes to the Chief of Gangnam ward police. This is back in 2010 and I think a lot of these places round Gangnam. The area in front of Yongsan I-park mall was also full of working girls but frustratingly the main street with the best looking girls tended to have a ‘Korean-only’ policy. Korea was a bizarre place. For a country that was ostensibly conservative there seemed to be a load of girls working in the sex industry and a knocking shop on every street corner!!!

    • rockit says:

      Oddly enough, some of the countries considered to be conservative include South Korea, Thailand and Nicaragua. Needless to say, commercial sex abounds in all. Conversely in some of the countries with more outwardly liberal attitudes toward sex, commercial sex can be tough to find. You figure it out.

  8. Ric says:

    Nice report, thanks.

    Do you know if it is still closed ?

    • rockit says:

      Just found out it has relocated to the 4th floor of the Hotel Casa Real. I have added a note to the review. Cheers.

  9. Abhi says:

    Guys, I am going to macau in jan and will be staying cotai area. Is there a good sauna in near by with moderate budget ?

    • rockit says:

      Nothing is moderately priced in Macau, and the only sauna I know around there is the JY Spa in back of the Grandview Hotel at 67 Avenue Chiu Chow. Cheers.

  10. koj says:

    hi. rockit.
    do you know the price of girls in lisboa hotel? and I heard these girls have a room in that hotel is it right? and if yes should we pay extra for rooms?

    • rockit says:

      The girls working the ‘racetrack’? They go from 650 up, depending on circumstances, the customer’s Chinese skills, etc. A lot of time they won’t even give non-Asians a second look. There shouldn’t be an extra fee for a room if the girl or the customer already has one. Cheers.

  11. koj says:

    HELLO again rockit.. you said :they wont even give non-Asians a second look.i am an Asian from mid-east but I am not a yellow man.you mean these girls don’t care about me? and if no so where should I find these hookers? igonor spa.
    thank u for your advice

    • rockit says:

      The spas are the best thing going in Macau, but if you don’t want to visit them there are plenty of other options around. There are lots of walk ups, some fish bowls (like Darling), and some inexpensive brothel-type venues like Hou Va that offers two rounds in 90 minutes for 710 Macau Patacas. There are also some freelancers working the Venetian. Cheers.

  12. M says:

    Now they say it’s here: http://www.eaststartgroup.com/sanado_health_spa/contact.asp

    Wanted to go tomorrow… Anyone knows which location is confirmed now?

  13. kabie says:

    does this sauna has showtime? is it better than golden sauna!

  14. James says:

    Great reports and v useful.
    Went to Vou Ha today and prices have risen.
    I walked there and mamasan checked
    Showed me price list:
    Take girl to hotel, 80 mins and 2 pops (taxi time does not count so doesn’t matter if taxi is slow!) 1010MOP
    Stay in Vou Ha:
    60 mins 910 (2pop)
    30 mins 810 (1 pop)

    No brainer – hotel comfort plus extra 10 mins for 100MOP

  15. Jackerz says:

    If I take a taxi there, will there be a taxi fee on top of the girl?

    • rockit says:

      I’m not sure what taxi cabs have to do with saunas. They are totally separate. If you’re asking whether or not saunas will foot the bill for customers to come by taxi I think the answer is no but I could be wrong. I usually travel Macau on my own dime when I don’t simply hoof it. Cheers.

    • vgl says:

      I think he’s concerned the system is the same as in Thailand, where if you show up in a taxi your prices automatically go up 500+ baht as a commission for the taxi driver, even if you knew exactly where you’re going and wasn’t “introduced” by the driver . Even getting the driver to drop you off nearby might not help if the driver guessed where you’re going and pulls up behind you (the proprietor may or may not allow this, but the problem is that it’s not an automatic no)

  16. vgl says:

    I’m sitting in East Castle at Casa Real now – I think you need to move the note about Sanado moving here to the front of the review, AND indicate that East Castle is VERY different. Its being targeted as “ultra high-end” (non-models above $2100, excluding tax and “service charge”), if handjobs and thigh massages are on offer theyre not on the official menu, they are primarily pushing “theme” sessions (called “AV” per Japanese porno), which incurs an additional charge on top of their primary fee.

    I’m not liking it (though the facilities are nice). They’re really nickel and diming me. And when I enquired about taking a second girl, the quoted discount varied between people I asked (when I asked a third person, the attendant who quoted me the lower discount ran up and almost shouted his low quote, for fear the third attendant would give me a better discount. Theres all sorts of additional charges (room fee for peak periods”)

  17. ppdj says:

    Hi Rockit,

    I plan to visit Macau in 10 days, and I’m definitely going to visit one of these fine establishments.

    Awkward question. the women I’ve seen in pictures and on some adult websites are soo gorgeous, that I think I may blow my load way too early, like during the sucking portion. Is there a limit of the number of times you are allowed to orgasm with a full service lady? or is it cum as much until your time is over?

    • rockit says:

      I don’t know what the rules are if there are indeed any. Technically sessions are sold in time blocks which but I guess it would depend on the situation, the place, gal and whatever else is involved. Most of the providers are good at spacing things out to fill the time. Cheers.

  18. rich says:

    Hi Rockit. If u had 1 day and 1 sauna to visit. Which one would it be? Thats my situation. I have only 1 afternoon with 5-6 hours. Need ur help.

    • rockit says:

      My favorite sauna is probably Familia Nobre but some others like Rio are a little more luxurious. Cheers.

  19. danben says:

    i heard there are no more games? can u confirm if there are? last time inhad a game was in 2010.. now seems they dun have it anymore

  20. Jack says:

    Just for the record, this spa is closed now, for the last three months.

    • rockit says:

      There’s a note at the bottom of this review mentioning that a new location known as “East Castle Spa” opened in the Casa Real Hotel. A lot of the people from Sanado ended up over there where things run pretty much the same as they did at the old place. Cheers.

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