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Mermaid Spa

3703 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-1218
+1 347-462-2166
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You will like it / If you dont know.

I am not Russian but I've been trained to speak it better than some Russians themselves. Trust me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike E
Awesome if you love Russian Banya

We love coming here with friends to spend the day. The saunas are always a great feel good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Mermaid Spa located in the Sea Gate area of Brooklyn has a reputation for being the best Russian baths in New York. Besides three Russian steam rooms, this bathhouse has a scorching dry sauna, a Turkish bath, two tile pools that are machine-fed with chopped ice and a circular Jacuzzi inside a lodge-like wooden hall. The entire facility is finished with wood and slate. Owners Zina and Boris Kotlyar and Joseph Feldsherov say they wanted to create an environment that was similar to an old style banya in Russia . "Marble is so cold, wood helps you feel warmer." The great quality of steam also helps to feel warmer. Mermaid Spa also offers Swedish and deep tissue massage in addition to traditional Russian massage with soap or venik - a leafy bundle of birch or oak twigs. The restaurant is great with authentic Russian dishes that you would not want to miss. Traditional Russian vodka, cold beer and freshly squeezed juices are also available. The resting area is cozy. In the summer visitors appreciate the fact that Mermaid Spa is located just a 5-minute walk to the beach. Russian steam room: An authentic Russian room with a stove made with granite rocks heated overnight to radiate intense heat. The stove has a hole to throw the water into. By throwing water on stones heated to extreme temperatures behind metal doors, steam droplets of exceptionally small size are created; this makes breathing easy and enjoyable. The temperatures usually do not exceed 80C/180F. Here people often hit themselves or others with bunches of dried branches and leaves from white birch or other suitable trees (called venik) in order to get a message and improve the circulation. In winter, branches that have been dried and then moistened in hot water are used. Felt hats are used to protect the head from heat. Pads are used to sit on as the hot, dry wood can be uncomfortable for bare skin.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“russian banya” (4 reviews)
“ice room” (5 reviews)
“large hot tub” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3703 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-1218
+1 347-462-2166
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not Russian but I've been trained to speak it better than some Russians themselves. Trust me, it makes me a unique individual. I taught my loving Bride about the Russian and Finnish saunas and she got hooked. I took her to Mermaid years...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here with friends to spend the day. The saunas are always a great feel good experience partnered up with the cold pool! The food and fresh juices are awesome too. If you like banya, you’ll enjoy Mermaid Spa.

Thank lmizrakhi
Anton K, Guest Relations Manager at Mermaid Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you like our banya. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 18 December 2016

I am not Russian, but I live in the area and enjoy an occasional spa visit. I noticed some unfair responses on Yelp and want to add my opinion. No one said the admission is cheap, but they have been known to have deals especially...More

2  Thank NewYorkCityBill
Anton K, Guest Relations Manager at Mermaid Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Dear Bill, thank you for your review. We are always happy to see you.

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Located in a quietly secluded area of Coney Island this place features modern design, large hot tub whirlpool, a wet sauna, ,3 large dry saunas, ice room, outside seating, excellent buffet, byo for drinks and dessbac, onsite parking. Its my favorite in bk. Food is...More

Thank Alex S
Anton K, Public Relations Manager at Mermaid Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Dear Alex, thank you for your kind words. We are always happy to see you. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

It used to be a great place but not anymore. First of all the price is outrageous. And they raise it constantly. What is it now? $45? Secondly, food became worse. Service is so-so. A red-headed waitress is good as well as another one, Natasha....More

Thank AllaFish2016
Anton K, Guest Relations Manager at Mermaid Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Dear Alla, we are sorry to hear that you are not happy with our spa. Well, entry prices did go up because of increased expenses. This is a trend across the entire Russian bath house industry in NYC. But we just renovated our lockers and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been their years ago, I did think and enshrined this huge pool in a middle and lots of massage rooms and steam rooms, in general much bigger space, when we came there years later and I brought my husband with me I realized...More

2  Thank NB_NYC2013
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I am a Russian speaking American who has visited here several times with both Americans (non-Russian speaking) and Russians. Most importantly it is clean and well-tended. It is welcoming and fun for all ages-kids with parents, over 60-set and молодежь. It's co-ed so you will...More

2  Thank Jtrooney75
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

I have been numerous times to this spa/bath house, and I leave feeling relaxed and renewed every time. There are tons of different saunas and steam rooms, plus an ice room, jacuzzi, 2 ice baths, and an area outside to relax. There is also a...More

1  Thank kconnwanderlust
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This is my second visit to the "Mermaid Spa" in Brooklyn NY and, I must admit, it was very enjoyable on both occasions. I enjoy saunas and have visited a number of different spas in NYC (you may find my essay on a Spa Castle...More

2  Thank Bevan B
Reviewed 1 March 2015

What a terrific way to spend a day! The facility is clean, has numerous sauna options, cold water plunge pools and showering spots. While we did not take advantage of any of the treatments they offer, there are a number to choose from. There is...More

2  Thank TookieGal
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Susan C
16 October 2017|
Response from Anton K | Property representative |
Dear Susan, you can take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station on Coney Island, Brooklyn. Alternatively, take the N or D trains to the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station. These nearest subway stops are about a... More