152 MASSAGE — HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
152 Massage is very very easy to find. It is located at 152 Tran Quang Khai in District 1. This is a major road that also has many fast food restaurants and the place even has a big bold sign out front.
Once you enter 152 Massage, generally via the garage under the building, you will pass a receptiohn area staffed by Vietnamese males who can barely speak English, although that does not matter at all. They will take you through an elevator and into the brothel itself.
Once you get inside the building another male manager will explain how the whole sstem works. The VIP session will set you back 600,000 Dong or around 26 USD or you can opt for the Superior set that costs a few dollars more. They will hand you a wrist band bracelt and send you off to the facilities to get acquainted with everything.
After receiving their complimentary foot rub customers are led up what feels like hundreds of more stairs to one of many massage rooms. In reality probably no more than two flights of stairs are traversed but in the heat of a Saigon summer they can resemble a major mountain.
The VIP rooms at 152 are bare. While they are outfitted with televisions, lounge chairs, a full tub and a massage table they are nothing like the VIP massage rooms at a place like Minh Tanh 2 or the ever popular Ben Ny suck shop.
Almost all of the white skinned sexy hookers at 152 cannot speak English however, they are almost always very courteous and kind.
Sessions at 152 go just as they do at other similar massage parlors. Customers are bathed from head to toe and offered a shampoo. Then they are dried off and taken to the massage table. There they are covered with a towel and given a mediocre back rub. That leads to a front rub. That is followed by an offer of hand service.
The masseuses may assume that any foreigner able to find his way into the place is astute enough to know that the usual tips are between 200,000 and 400,000 Dong ($9-18 USD).
Once the massage service is completed customers are quickly washed off and helped to dress. Then they write down the amount they would like to tip their masseuse on a provided piece of paper. This paper is given to an attendant downstairs who collects the total amount due.
152 Massage is a middle of the range massage parlor in the middle of the city. It doesn’t really stand out from many of the others around. At most its rooms may be a little worse for wear and it may have slight more beautiful ladies on staff than some competitors. I give it an average score of two-and-a-half stars.
152 Massage. 152 Tran Quang Khai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Open seven days a week from noon to midnight. Click here for map.