One problem I'm sure many of you guys had when going inside a new place is finding your way around. I had that problem when I went inside Epitome and I had quite a dilemma finding how to get to the bathhouse proper. It's a bit embarrassing to have someone tour you around since it'd be quite obvious to the other patrons that you are new and you'd likely be targeted as "fresh meat." I'm an admitted self-effacing person, so I don't want the attention.
Fortunately for you guys wanting to try out Epitome, I've done the hard part of drawing for you a floor plan of Epitome. May you find the way to your heart's desire as a result.
Anyway, Epitome actually occupies the third floor of the building next to the street and the two-storey "house" behind that building in the heart of the city block. I mentioned before that the entrance of Epitome leads directly to a second-floor landing. From there, you open the door to your left and climb another set of stairs where the registration counter is located. Beyond the counter is the hallway containing the safety deposit boxes where you have to deposit all your valuables and this leads to the U-shaped lounge where the Raging Kittens stage their productions. You can actually just stay and relax here if you don't want to venture further.
From the lounge, you go to the other end of the "U" where there's a door leading to a fire-escape-like walkway. This leads down to the bathhouse proper and entering it leads you to the locker room. To go explore more of the bathhouse, you need to strip down and wear your supplied towel. Also on the second floor is the video room where M2M films are often shown (or sometimes episodes of Queer as Folk) and there are also cubicles with leather-covered mattresses where you can have private sessions (or just sleep away).
Going down to the ground floor leads directly into the dark maze and from here you can either go to the gym area and the open air garden with a bar, or you can go to the steam room, sauna, toilet, shower, and jacuzzi.
There. I hope that through this blog post, you won't get lost in your first visit to Epitome. Just one tip: don't print out this post and bring it with you for reference. Hehehe.