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Madonna di Sauna
The Hotel Milano in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, was our home for couple of days after the new year. I used their sauna every day... a typical small hotel basement sauna.
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January 2019, Hotel Milano, Madonna di Campiglio, Finland
Sauna (Normal)

Sauna at the Stockholm Hilton
Over the years, I've stayed many times at the Hilton in Slusseln, Stockholm. Usually it is priced too expensive for me to be able to book it for business trips, but this time it was on offer at the same price as my other alternatives, so I took it. I had a visit in the sauna early in the morning before heading to my meetings.
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January 2019, Stockholm Hilton, Stockholm, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

The Löyly sauna & restaurant in Helsinki has been the most notable architecture and experience thing of recent years in Helsinki. I've been there, but not yet in the sauna side. Today it changed because my co-workers organized a very nice event there for our surfing club...
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January 2019, Löyly, Helsinki, Finland
Sauna (Normal, Smoke); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Ice, Waterbody-Sea)

Boiling with the best Tokyo bay view
Huh, pretty hot weather. And hot sauna. Burning in both, almost. And thick carpets in the sauna! But what a view over the sea, Tokyo downtown, and the rainbow bridge.
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January 2019, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Outdoor, Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

The Kauniainen Swimming Hall
I often go to various exotic saunas and swimming pools (or holes in ice), but I have to lift up also my home town swimming hall in Kauniainen. Small, old, and not particularly fancy. But, a very nice place to put in some laps.
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December 2018, Kauniaisten uimahalli, Kauniainen, Finland
Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

No car, no skilift, no problem
No car, no skilift, no problem! My car is broken, but fortunately, since I live in the world's happiest town, I can walk to the ski hill, ski down to the bus stop, take the public transport to the public swimming pool, and lock my skis in the bike rack. And return by train.
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December 2018, Kauniainen ski hill, Kauniainen, Finland; Keski-Espoon Uimahalli, Espoo, Finland
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor)

Sauna in the middle of the living room
An infrared sauna in the middle of the living room? What an idea!
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November 2018, Cordial Golf and Wellness Hotel Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria
Sauna (Infrared); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Sauna at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Today I'm staying at the Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza. My usual hotel search includes the condition that it must have a sauna. Elite has one, too :-)
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November 2018, Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza, Stockholm, Sweden
Sauna (Normal)

Bangkok Sauna
I also had to test the sauna at my meeting hotel, the Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Bangkok.
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November 2018, Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Bangkok, Thailand
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Amaranten Sauna
In the 1990s I used to spend a lot of time at the Amaranten hotel in Stockholm. It has been a long time... but now I visited it again. It is still quite a decent hotel, nice rooms. However, the sauna ... leaves something to be desired.
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October 2018, Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm, Sweden
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Sauna in Harbin
I was on a business trip in Harbin, China, at a decent hotel, the Songbei Shangri-La. It turned out that they had a VERY nice pool and sauna area.
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September 2018, Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin, China
Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Berghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel
On my recent trip to Austria, I stayed for a few days in Hintertux at the Berghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel. Hintertux is already by itself an amazing environment with the green hills and towering mountains and glaciers. But the Berghof turned out to be perhaps the best sauna & spa hotel that I've been to!
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August 2018, Berghof Hintertux Wellnesshotel, Hintertux, Austria
Sauna (Normal, Steam, Infrared); Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Sauna at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
I'm staying at a conference in Montreal, at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth hotel.
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July 2018, Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Own sauna and bath whisk from the garden!
Rare vihta from own garden. I should cut down an overgrown jungle of trees, but first things first: using the branches for a good purpose :-) And the tree-cutting... maybe some day.
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July 2018, House Arkko, Kauniainen, Finland
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Sauna in Rome
After a day of waiting in lines for sights in 36 degree sunshine, it was time for a sauna. Fortunately, the Hilton Garden Inn at Calridge had one. Or two, really, a Finnish and Turkish saunas. Quite nice, quite hot, and there was a bucket of water to throw on the heater as well.
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July 2018, Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, Rome, Italy
Sauna (Normal)

LivingWell at Heathrow Airport
The LivingWell gym club has a facility at the Terminal 4 Hilton in Heathrow. Is it any good?
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July 2018, Hilton Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Travel

This is the 6th set of articles. The previous sets were set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4, and set 5. The next sets are set 7, set 8, set 9, and set 10.

The Saunablogger articles appeared originally in the Blogspot Planetskier series, at TGR posts, or at the Relaa website. See also the articles about skiing, caving, urban exploration, climbing, cycling, flying, and swimming.