G-A-Y Late

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9 months ago   

The security on the door at this venue are rude, unprofessional and violent. The coloured female security guard here has taken exception to me and refuses me entry every single time. I have questioned this recently, as I feel discriminated against, having caused no issues - I am not a trouble maker and have never stepped out of line in this, or any other venue, and feel my consistent refusal of entry is down to personal and unjust opinion based on looks. I was initially given absolutely no reason, instead I was physically assaulted as I waited five minutes for my friends to come back out. This woman, who is rather large (easily over twice my body weight), purposefully barged in to me with incredible force, causing me a neck injury, upper back injury, damaging my previously broken arm and resurfacing a knee injury that up until this point had been manageable for the past few years. I am now unable to travel to my place of work until my injuries have began to heal. I was also FASELY accused of putting my head in peoples bags and looking at their belongings, which is simply untrue and amounts to slander and defamation of character. Luckily I recorded all of the audio of this, and will be making a report for the unlawful and unnecessary use of physical force (which amounts to assault), using the data protection act to obtain CCTV from the venue in regards to this, and I will be reporting the security guard in question to the SIA.

Through my own personal experience with these staff members, reading these reviews, and hearing stories from countless people about the actions of the security at this venue, it is clear to me that something needs to be done in response to their volatile, aggressive and abusive behaviour towards members of the public, and I encourage everyone who experiences similar actions to make a report to the SIA.

A few years ago 5 of these security guards, including the one in question, dragged a friend to a blind spot and beat her up, smashing her phone as she tried to record the assault to gain evidence in order to report them. The venue also holds an incredibly sexist door policy, often refusing entry to any women in the queue (Once I was stood there as they walked down and told every single female they would not be allowed in the venue, using the blatant BS excuse of being drunk, despite walking past groups of males urinating on the wall and drinking wine from the bottle while queuing for the venue). Unfortunately for the security, I am fully aware of my rights and under what circumstances a security guard is allowed to use physical violence toward someone. I am also very aware that the malicious falsehoods made toward me on the evening in question amount to defamation of character and slander, and I refuse to allow purposeful untrue statements to be made against me when they A) hold no basis in fact, and B) carry the potential to damage my reputation both on a personal and professional level.

Once I have been assessed by my doctor to determine the full extent of my injuries I will be continuing this complaint further, and will be making the decision as to whether I shall be making a report to the police and pursing damages along with my complaint to the SIA.

Rio G Spa

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9 months ago   

A nice sauna. I went there on sunday around 6 pm. There were some 40 people. Mixed age, some trained bodies. 3-5 very sexy guys. Btw. local guys have a very macho attitued. I found it a bit funny. Entry was 65 reais.

Sauna NZ

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9 months ago   

You never can please everyone but I think NZ is a perfect place to be. Its always advised using slippers in any sauna, so NZ is not different. Sound, lights.....what are we talking about here. Little bit petty remarks i would like to say. Just have a good time always there. The staff is, towards me anyway, always friendly and helpfull if i ask or need something. From me sofar no complaints about NZ. Keep on the good work guys.

The Boots

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9 months ago   

Someone stole my entrance/drinking card, and I had to pay €25 extra. I am almost sure that the guy behind the counter (cloakroom) kept my card when I received my hanger with my clothes. I feel so disgusted. They should write the name of each person or a number on the card and on a separate paper bracelet, or set up a computer program with a personal number to avoid these kind of situations. As long as they don't improve things, people will continu stealing cards from other people to get free drinks. The owner of the club didn't do anything to resolve it. It ruined my night! :-(

Sauna NZ

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9 months ago   

Jeff,
- we are going to change the tiles very soon. That was a mistake from the the contractor. So that problem will be solved.
- There are still 4(!) 'old' shower heads on the left and 5 new 'rainfall' shower heads. Enough to choose from and all water comes vertical so in that way nothing has changed.
- We already fixed the sound in the smoking room and will improve that soon even more.
- There was never sound in the cruising area in the past
- We also will change all the lights in the cabins
- The whirlpool doesn't make so much noise anymore and way more relaxed. Usually people walk past by the jacuzzi instead of looking whats happening (sex isn't allowed in the jacuzzi as you might know)
- We put 4(!) more cabins into Sauna NZ so thats a huge improvement. The huge sitting area is very popular and has been a great place to be social, to meet new people and to relax. Most visitors would agree on that.
- We ALWAYS have some cleaning or checking regularly but sometimes its so busy that even though we try our best we can not keep up. We have trash cans in almost every cabin and elsewhere elsewhere as well to use. If someone is sleeping or a cabin has been occupied for a long time and turned out dirty; tell our staff and they will handle it :) Thanks for your input thought but as you can read we are working on it. See you next time!


 

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