Portland >Loyly Sauna
When I want to get away from the hustle bustle of everyday life but can't quite swing a spa trip to a faraway island, I head for this ethereal little day spa hidden just off Clinton Street. Sweat out stress in the dry & steam saunas, brave the cold tub, then snuggle up in a big robe and read all the magazines you never have time to, while nibbling on the snack trio of dark chocolate, dried cherries, and Marcona almonds. Pure bliss.
Good sweat, needs some changes.
Been there 3 x's. I like the space, looovvee the sauna's. Here's my big issue: if we're supposed to keep track of our time (which really defeats the relaxation point) then clocks in the sauna's/lounge are a must. On my 2nd visit, the owner curtly informed my friend and I that we were past our time (we clocked in @ 12:03, clocked out @1:03. Hmmmm) and we were being charged for another 30 mins. Not impressed. Loyly, how about a 5 min. heads up that our time is up. I don't think that's too much to ask.
Will I go again? Maybe. Will I recommend Loyly? Probably not.
Relaxing, but could use more attending. This was my second visit to Loyly. The first visit was fantastic. Tonight, however, there were towels and empty teacups and magazines strewn all over the common area. During the more than 90 minutes I was there, no one came in to pick them up. Perhaps having a hamper and a place to put used cups would encourage the guests to pick up after themselves? or if guests are required to pick up, a polite suggestion to put their used items somewhere would be helpful... (but, while guests should be considerate of other guests by picking up their things, in a tipping environment, I would expect the attendant to keep it clean if they don't.) After awhile, I was the only person there. At about 8:30, the attendant checked the lockers and opened and slammed every one in a row, shattering the tranquility, then as I showered and got dressed she continued to drag bags of towels and do other end-of-day cleaning activities in the locker room which made me feel rushed after what would have otherwise been a very relaxing visit. Owners of Loyly, please suggest to your attendants to keep the common area picked up and not to start cleaning while guests are there. If you're open until 9pm, you should provide a relaxing experience until the last guest leaves.
go and let your pores relax..
first time at loyly, first time offering a review - i think this place is fantastic, with only one minor speed bump. it's very clean, friendly welcoming staff, love love love the spaciousness/design of it all. also appreciate the hauschka products, been a long-time fan of them so it was nice to see them.
so, the wee complaint - teeny towels. i can't be the only one who feels like this as i caught plenty of others struggling with them as they wandered around. would it be so un-scan to give the people a couple more inches? it would make the experience that much more comfortable.
still can't recommend it enough!
Relaxing, refreshing.. I've been here only twice and plan to return asap. I went during women only hours, and it was GREAT. Only $20 for 3 hours of sauna time is a deal. The staff was friendly, the place was very clean. A++
Loyly is Lovely! Really refreshing to have a simple and elegant space(urban yet quiet) without clutter to relax in. Love the option of wine or tea as well as the various facial steams and massages avaiable. And I love that I dont have to bring my toiletries bag because they have absolutly everything you need.
Thanks Loyly...we need you in Portland!
Clean, simple, friendly: IDEAL!
Simply awesome! This facility takes lead of its kind!
Staff is friendly and not pushy.
I go at least twice a month to this sauna (which, I believe is the only one of its kind in Portland). I always feel like a million bucks when I'm done. For $20 you get three hours of completely free time -- to sit in the sauna or steam room, read magazines, and generally just lie around and relax.
I love Loyly and recommend it to all my friends. It's such a treat to have time to myself! Go on a women-only day and just hang out nekkid and relax in the beautiful surroundings ... a very organic, unusual experience that brings me back in touch with myself every time.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. South Portland spa offers sauna, massage, steam room, tea lounge and bar in a Japanese-influenced minimalist setting.
soooo relaxing. Although I only make it once a month or so, this place is a treasure and I am so happy to have it in my neighborhood. I like its simplicity of theme, design, and offerings. Follow the traditional approach they have listed - its beneficial qualities are felt immediately. Upon leaving, I feel peaceful inside and glowing outside. Ahhhh...
Best way to relax from daily stress!. I love the peaceful atmosphere at Loyly. I spend at least one night a week there with some of my girlfriends and it is always a joyous experience. I love the skin care products, the soothing teas, and the yummy miso. The facility itself is beautiful and Jessica the owner is an absolute gem. I never feel as beautiful as I do after an evening there. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
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