Banya No. 1 is just what the doctor ordered on a cold wintry day! It has everything that a proper Russian banya should have – a welcoming and stylish environment, super steam room and of course the “venik treatment” dispensed by skilled “banshiki”. At the entrance your are warmly welcomed and explained the basics. You can also buy all the essentials if you just popped in on a spur of a moment: a hat, towel, “venik”, slippers etc. You can take your visit at your own pace, but the expert staff will gently guide you towards the best possible way to experience the full Russian banya treatment. The “venik treatment” is a must. It takes only 10 minutes but leaves you invigorated and relaxed. The welcoming sitting area outside of the steam room offers not only quiet corners where guests can relax and chat, play cards or chess but also serves excellent food and drink ranging from cray fish and Russian tapas to a selection of teas and of course the famous Russian yeast drink – “kvas” that is an excelled alternative to Cola! We really enjoyed our visit and already started to spread the word among our friends and colleagues. So do not wait or procrastinate – Go Banya!
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