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16:06 Feb 17, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Tourism & Travel
English term or phrase:Icelandic tubs
"Pool:- Small, but even warmer than the Icelandic tubs"
That's all the context I have. We are talking about a hotel.
Any idea of what they might be? The writer is English (or should I say "English"?:)
Google does not present too many hits for "Icelandic tub(s)" or "Iceland tub(s)" but it does show Icelandic baths, which are thermal pools fed by volcanic springs. Still, in the case of this hotel, I suspect it is these relaxation baths that the writer at TripAdvisor (I assume http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319732-d500459-r... is referring to.
Don't know what to say, really, because I would have to be a fortune teller to know what this guy means. Probably relaxation bath is more likely (but by no means certain....) 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
I suspected they might be hot tubs, but I had found nothing on the internet.
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Explanation: ..they can be either indoors or outdoors, small to large deep hot water tubs that are ritually and culturally used in private houses for hydrotherapy, relaxing and socializing purposes. Nowadays they come with jaccuzzi type, water-massage, etc..devices.
Other ref: Reykjavik thermal Swimming pools
Benedicte Taillard Spain Local time: 04:23 Works in field Native speaker of: English, French