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Melbourne City Baths

420 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9658 9011
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Great place to see, showing the original architects plans for the baths, also giving the history of... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Seonaid K
Historical building. Good swim. Compromising positions?

The Melbourne City Baths building is gorgeous- it was built in 1903 and you can still see the... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
449marthak
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22 Jan 2018
“Historic city Baths”
11 Jan 2018
“Historical building. Good swim. Compromising positions?”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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420 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 3 9658 9011
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great place to see, showing the original architects plans for the baths, also giving the history of the baths as a place to bathe and also to swim for the ordinary people of Melbourne whom didn’t have a bath at home.

1  Thank Seonaid K
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The Melbourne City Baths building is gorgeous- it was built in 1903 and you can still see the original seperate entrances it had for men and women. Fear not however, mixed bathing was introduced in 1947. The main “bath” is a 30 or so meter...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

My grandmother used to take me here 40+ years ago. 20 years ago I was a member of the gym here. Today I took her first great grand daughter and her first great grand son (who happens ti be 12 years old and on the...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stopped in for a quick swim on a winter's day and really enjoyed the great customer service and also the facilities. Swam, sat in the spa had a little sauna then a nice shower to finish. Like a little retreat right in the centre of...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Maybe your hotel doesn't have a gym, or it does have a gym but only a minimalist one. Head for Melbourne City Baths. A day pass costs about $23 (AUD). The facility is well-equipped with machines, free weights, and pools. I've come many times on...More

Thank Man0ntheM0ve
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was staying st the Jasper hotel so I got to enter here free. Really nice historical baths and great location in the heart of the city. Get to swim for hrs and inside is nice with good modern facilities whilst retaining their old charm....More

Thank deekircher21
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

beautiful old building with modern facilities. really love this place. apart from using the facilities its great too check out the historical photos

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been a member of that gym for 15 months. One day a cocky old man reported me to a manager because I was reading a text message in the changing room. According to Ben (the front desk person who for 15 month has...More

6  Thank Riccardo P
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Old style 30m pool but such history, enjoyed looking at the many historical photos and facts after I did my laps. Helpful staff and clean/tidy bathroom, change areas that had hair dryers and hair straighteners!! Enjoyed this very much worth the effort if you are...More

Thank jacqui b
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've always loved the over-the-top architectural style of this building, and the social history of how the baths have been used over the decades is fascinating. For years I was a member and did some of the many classes (land and water based). Returning after...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
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