Soak FAQ

 

Do I need to book?

To ensure the best guest experience we have a limited number of spaces available per session, and walk-ins are always welcome if we have available space. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking, particularly for peak periods (weekends & evening sessions) as these are very popular and do book out well in advance.

Using your Gold Coast Holiday Dollars Voucher
Soak Bathhouse is registered to accept bookings with the Gold Coast Holiday Vouchers. Guests have until 21 July to book for an experience up until 17 September 2021. Your voucher entitles you to 50% off the price of your experience, up to the value of $100. The remaining balance of your booking will then need to be paid once you check-in for your booking at Soak. 
 
To make a booking using your Gold Coast Holiday Dollar Voucher, please email hello@soakbathhouse.com.au with the following details:
  • Your Name, Mobile and Email

  • Your Voucher Number – this must be correct so that we can verify the voucher and apply the discount

  • Your preferred Service / Package, Date, Time

Once we have verified your voucher and made the booking, you will receive a Booking Confirmation email from us. 
 
Thank you for supporting our local Gold Coast business, and we look forward to having you visit us at Soak Bathhouse!
Online Booking Guide

Build your own package by booking multiple Services

To book multiple Services, you will need to select the Services in the order you wish to have them. For example, if you want a Soak followed by a Massage, select Soak Session first, then select Massage. The system will automatically book the Services into free times in that order! Your confirmation email will show your start time for your first Service. 

 

Booking Multiple Guests

You can book for groups of up to 6 people. On the booking screen, make sure there are no Services already selected (i.e. untick any selected service). Towards the top of the booking screen you need to select the drop down “I would like to book an appointment for 2 – 6 Guests’. You then need to enter the details and Services for each guest, and you can tick the box to copy the Services from Guest 1 if you are all wanting the same experience. If you need to book for more than 6 people you can break the group into smaller numbers, or email us at hello@soakbathhousecom.au to process the booking. If your booking isn’t showing availability or you are having issues, please or email us at hello@soakbathhousecom.au.

 

Gift Voucher Bookings

To book using a Gift Voucher, please make a casual booking in the usual way. Your card details will need to be provided to secure the booking, however payment will not be taken. Upon check-in at the bathhouse, your Gift Card will then be used to take payment. 

 

Member Bookings

To book using Membership Credits, please make a casual booking in the usual way. Your card details will need to be provided to secure the booking, however payment will not be taken. Upon check-in at the bathhouse, your Membership Credits will then be used to take payment. 

 

Massage Bookings

Massage bookings are extremely popular and are booking out quickly, particularly for groups of more than one person. If you cannot see any availability, please check an alternate day/time, otherwise you can email us at hello@soakbathhousecom.au.

 

Do I need to pay upfront?

All bookings must be secured with credit card details upfront (including membership & gift card redemptions). Your card will then be processed for payment upon check-in at the bathhouse, and if you have membership credits or a gift card, that will be applied and redeemed at check-in instead of your card being charged.

What if I want to change my booking?

You can change your booking up to 24 hours prior to your booking time in your online account, or by phoning or emailing the bathhouse. No refund will be provided for bookings changed, cancelled or ‘no show’ with less than 24 hours notice.

Where are you located and how do I get there?

We are located at Shop 20 2532-40 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, which is part of the Pacific Square centre, approximately 5 minutes walk from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Free onsite parking for 3 hours is available for bathhouse customers, subject to availability.

A number of bus and light rail stops are also within walking distance.

What are your busy periods?

We are a communal bathhouse and ‘connection’ is one of our Pillars of Wellness! We are busiest on weekends and during holiday periods and the bathhouse has more of a ‘social soak’ vibe at these times.

We recommend weekday bathing if you prefer less people in the communal facilities. 

Can I bring my children?

We take the health and safety of minors very seriously, and the following policy applies to their use of Soak Bathhouse and Flowhouse facilities:

  • Minors under 12 are not able to use the Soak Bathhouse or Flowhouse facilities, nor accompany an adult whilst they use the facilities.
  • Minors aged 12 and above are able to use Soak Bathhouse if accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Minors aged 14 and above are able to use Flowhouse if accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Minors aged 16 and above are able to use Flowhouse unaccompanied.
  • Minors are not permitted to purchase or consume any alcoholic beverages.
  • A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver and consent form prior to the minor using Soak Bathhouse or Flowhouse facilities.
What do I need to wear & bring?

To use water facilities in the Bathhouse you will need modest swimwear (no g-strings permitted) and a full towel. Proper swimwear must be worn, and usual clothing (e.g. cotton t-shirts/shorts) cannot be worn in place of swimwear. Towels and robes are also available to hire.

To use Flowhouse, please wear casual clothing or activewear and a towel. You can BYO yoga mat, or use one of our Flowhouse mats in the studio.

We recommend staying well hydrated during your Soak Bathhouse and Flowhouse experience, and you can BYO water or purchase a range of hydrating drinks during your session.

Do you have lockers?

Yes, we have lockers and small open storage units available during your visit. These are unlocked, and you can BYO padlock or hire one from us. Soak accepts no responsibility for any lost or stolen property, and we recommend leaving all valuables at home.

What does communal bathing mean? Do you have any private experiences?

All areas and experiences within the Bathhouse are communal (except those listed as ‘private’ below) and available to all genders. This means that any bathhouse customers can use those facilities and experiences at the same time (subject to any social distancing requirements). We ask that all customers are respectful of others in the shared environment, and any inappropriate, aggressive, discriminatory or sexual behaviour is strictly prohibited.

Our private experiences are Massage, LED Facial, and Infrared Sauna. These experiences must be separately booked online or in-house (if available).

What is the bathhouse etiquette?

Soak Bathhouse is an inclusive, welcoming space and we have some basic ground rules to make sure everyone is comfortable.

  1. Good hygiene and safety must be practised, as per Soak or government requirements.
  2. Appropriate clothing or swimwear to be worn at all times – no nudity!
  3. Soak is a calm & peaceful environment, so keep noise to a minimum including putting your phone on silent.
  4. Respect fellow bathers and staff at all times. Aggressive, rude, discriminatory, sexual or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.
  5. Selfies are permitted, but photographs of others without their consent is strictly prohibited. Always be mindful of the privacy of other guests.
  6. Only food and drink purchased at Soak is permitted (other than water).
  7. We are a non-smoking facility.
What change and bathroom facilities do you have?

We have individual change cubicles and toilets. Open showers with body wash, shampoo and conditioner are provided throughout the bathhouse.

We have one accessible combined shower, toilet and changeroom. All change and toilet facilities are all gender.

Can I book a massage or facial without the bathhouse?

Yes absolutely! All of our treatments and experiences can be booked separately.

Does the weather affect my Soak experience?

Soak is open during all normal weather conditions, however in extreme wet weather the outdoor areas may be reduced or closed. Soak Bathhouse includes an indoor mineral bath, sauna and steam room, so if outdoor facilities are closed you will still be able to enjoy a full bathing experience – nothing beats a warm bath & sauna on a rainy day!

Umbrellas are provided outdoors as protection from heat and sun.

Are your facilities accessible for all abilities?

A number of our facilities and experiences cater for all abilities. So that we can best understand your needs and advise you accurately, please phone or email the bathhouse to help us plan an amazing experience for you.

We have one accessible combined shower, toilet and changeroom. All change and toilet facilities are all gender.

What facilities can I use if I am pregnant?

During pregnancy, it’s important not to raise your core body temperature above the recommended levels. As hot spas, saunas and steam rooms all cause an increase to the core body temperature, these facilities are not available for use if you are pregnant. Likewise, cold temperatures can cause the uterus to contract, so our cold plunge is not suitable during pregnancy.

Our 34℃ warm mineral bath is able to be used, however we recommend that you only use the bath for short periods at a time (less than 10 minutes). 

Flowhouse yoga & meditation, Relaxation Areas, and LED Facials are all facilities that can be used during pregnancy, subject to your doctor’s sign off.

What are your COVID and general hygiene policies?

We take hygiene and COVID-19 very seriously, as a safe and healthy environment for staff and guests is our priority. 

Soak Bathhouse is compliant with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Checklist & requirements for Personal Services, as updated from time to time.

We ask that guests do not attend Soak Bathhouse if they are feeling unwell, have any cold or flu like symptoms (e.g. Fever, Cough, Sore throat, Aches & pains, Sniffles), have a raised temperature, have suffered from diarrhea in the last 48 hours, or in the past two weeks has been exposed to anyone with COVID. 

Members - How do I book my sessions?

Members can book online through our website, in the same way you would book a casual session. The website will prompt you for card details to secure the booking, but you will not be charged. Upon check-in at Soak, your membership credits will be applied to your booking.

Members - How do I add a nominated user to my membership?

Gold members are entitled to add 2 nominated users to their membership, and Platinum members are entitled to add 5. These nominated users will then have access to all memberships benefits and credits. To add a nominated user, you need to email hello@soakbathhouse.com.au with the name, mobile, email address of the nominated user. We recommend doing this in advance of your Soak session so we have time to set the member up. 

Members - How do I know how many credits I have left?

You can login into your account on our website, click on the at the top of the screen and select your name. This will take you to your Account page. Click on Memberships and it will show you the remaining credits you have on your account. Click ‘know more’ to get specific details on remaining Soak Sessions, Yoga and Private Experience credits. 

Members - Who do I contact if I have a billing or other enquiry?

Please email your query to hello@soakbathhouse.com.au for all enquiries. We monitor this email closely and it is the fastest way for us to understand your query and provide an accurate response.

Members - Where can I find my Membership Terms & Conditions?

Your Membership Terms & Conditions can be found on our website here.

Find out more about your Soak Bathhouse Gold Coast membership options

Find Us

A | Shop 20, Pacific Square
2532 - 2540 Gold Coast Highway
Mermaid Beach QLD 4218

E | hello@soakbathhouse.com.au

T | 0417 331 788

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