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The Hot House

18 Jarvis Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 418 3888
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Real pleasure...just for us boys

You cannot escape the tales about the legendary bathhouse in the mother city, and how many nights... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
critiquemystere
via mobile
Hot Summer Nights

Perfect place to getaway from a hard week and relax with either friends or acquaintances. HH is the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hendrickstauriqueldr
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Stylish upmarket European Style steam bath, venue in the heart of the gay village. One can come just to relax and chill with or without the sleaze. HOTHOUSE offers what you expect and more from a steam bath: luxurious double volume lounges, fireplace and a sundeck with the most spectacular views, enormous steam room, sauna, 2 spa baths, 3 video lounges, maze, showers, darkrooms, and cabins. A bar, restaurant, privately paid cabins (double bed, with its own TV and air conditioner), free rooms Hothouse has been rated as the top Sauna in South Africa and one of the top Saunas in the world. Adult Store with goodies you won't find anywhere else in South Africa. We stock various items all imported so don't be shy to have a look if you spend R500 or more at out store your entrance is absolutely free. You can even visit our store without having to go into Hothouse. So if your thing is to socialize, or if you looking to hook up, Hothouse is the ideal venue
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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18 Jarvis Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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+27 21 418 3888
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You cannot escape the tales about the legendary bathhouse in the mother city, and how many nights there ,are filled with all the magic you can imagine in your steamy fantasies. Naturally I am inclined to believe that if a venue is creating this much...More

Thank critiquemystere
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect place to getaway from a hard week and relax with either friends or acquaintances. HH is the perfect place to meet people from all ages and races, the rest is entirely up to you. Clean facilities and the best staff (Germaine & Bash). Guaranteed...More

Thank hendrickstauriqueldr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A chilled place to meet new people and relax in a very open comfortable and secure way :) I really suggest this place to all foreigners who are to visit Cape Town this festive season ;) Hot and happy networking

Thank shameeg t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place to meet people and relax in a very open and comfortable way! I really suggest this place to all foreigners visiting Cape Town.

Thank jasonjonh
mornevd86, Guest Relations Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment we are comitted to ensuring that you have the best experiencewhen visiting!

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went there early on Friday eve. Almost nobody inside. Entrance is R180. Negatives; You get one towel and notice states extra towel will be billed at R10. Two jacuzzi's of which one was empty. Had a vitamin water R35 (shocked) Magazines and local gay newspapers...More

Thank Martin F
mornevd86, Guest Relations Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Martin, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing.Our staff is constantly hard at work finding ways to exceed customer's expectations and provide the best service and we appreciate your kind words. We apologise that our prices come across...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

I travel to Cape Town regularly and always spend an evening or two at the Hot House. Normally I take advantage of services like a private cabin as I like to have my own space. The staff are always friendly especially Germaine and Bash and...More

Thank 23visitor
Reviewed 13 April 2017

No guys - Really! Smells bad....needs to be repaired....looks tatty! Pics always look good but in reality...off the mark completely. Staff are OK but seems like they don't want to be there or it's just a job....I do not recommend this....it is becoming a sleazy...More

2  Thank marct71
mornevd86, Guest Relations Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience with us. Clearly we did not deliver as promised. We are very sorry to have failed you. We have implemented corrective measures regarding the issues you escalated. Please receive...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

The only gay bath house in Cape Town in a dump. It is run down and dirty. The cabins are disgusting and the foam in the downstairs jaccuzzi, vomiting. The worst part is the staff. I went twice because there is virtually nowhere else to...More

6  Thank vfv1964
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you are looking for a good night out the Hot House is a fantastic venue, situated in the Hart of the Cape Town GLBT night spots. I need to mention the Manager and the Barmen specifically both the nights I was there, as they...More

2  Thank Frans C
mornevd86, Guest Relations Manager at The Hot House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is great to know that we were able to provide you with the highest levels of service. Our objective is that every customers that walks through our doors is able...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

My partner and I visit Hot House once a month. As we share a house with straight friends, doing it like only us boys can is a great challenge from time to time. We usually arrive late Friday night and end up seeing the Sun...More

1  Thank Pierre-Henri S
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Tsaurai Andrew K
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Response from mornevd86 | Property representative |
You can go to the Hothouse any time during opening hours, there are guys from multiple races. During high season you are guaranteed to find plenty of guys,but on weekends the place is normally packed
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