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Jennifer's Hamam

Arasta Bazaar Ordu Cad. No:135 Eminonu/Cagaloglu | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 518 0648
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Ranked #3 of 359 shopping in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops
Traveler Description: Jennifer's Hamam is a lovely shop in the Arasta Bazaar, located in the historic area of Istanbul, called Sultanahmet. Be sure to stop into this shop... more »
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this charming little shop during our first visit to Istanbul, and keep returning just to buy more products. The quality is outstanding. All the items are hand made by Turkish artisans. It is a dying art and Jennifer is working with some of the few remaining weaving families. If you want beautiful investment pieces that are authentic,... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This shop is not the cheapest, and you can find plenty of clean shops selling similar goods in the area at lower prices; but sometimes you do get what you pay for. If you just want to say you purchased a souvenir "Turkish towel" and the purchase price is your deciding factor, then this is not the place for you.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My son and I recently traveled to Istanbul and we were shocked at how many of the 'local' products-- scarves, towels, rugs, hats and more-- are actually made in India or China! Then we happened upon Jennifer's Hamam, a unique establishment with three shops in the Arasta Bazaar. It's the only place where you can buy handmade Turkish towels and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Incredible hand-loomed blankets, scarves and towels make this store a must see. For me, this was the Istanbul shopping experience I'd been dreaming of. I loved that the prices were set and that all the people working in the store could tell the stories of the different weaves and fibers--silk, linen, and ecologically grown cotton.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

good value. outstanding product. knowledgeable staff. committed owner. .……………………………………………………………………….

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I bought four medium size towels in vibrant colors and 2 wash clothes for gifts. With the towels you have to submerge them in water for 24 hours and then let them air dry. When I got them home and did all that, they came out so nice and fluffy and look beautiful. The textures are different from anything else... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We met both Nicky and Jennifer this week and will remember our experience as one of the highlights of our visit to Istanbul. We are pleased that Jennifer supports local weavers still working with the traditional shuttle looms, but that would mean nothing if they were not producing a beautiful, high quality product that provides incredible value for the money.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited 3 times this week and brought lots of towels, they are all soaked and washed. The prices were better than the grand bizarre and the quality is fantastic. Great service, only wish i had brought more. Visited web site but can't see how to purchase. Thank you Sarah

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I bought an Egyptian towel and few bars of soap from this place.. the soaps were not great and one was almost scrubbing off my skin. Went there relying on the reviews... but I think I was misled. Definitely not an attraction for people from eastern countries.

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JennifersHamam, Owner at Jennifer's Hamam, responded to this review

Unfortunately, I think you've been duped. Had you been in our shop, you would have never been sold anything from Egypt. I hope next time you contact us and we can assist you to the correct location. Look forward to meeting you on your next visit. More

Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I live in Istanbul, and I just went to Jennifer's Hamam today for the first time on a friend's advice. The friend had used my tub two weeks running to soak her gigantic organic, hand-loomed, vat-dyed Jennifer's towels, and I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I was not disappointed at all. The clerk spend nearly an hour... More

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JennifersHamam, Owner at Jennifer's Hamam, responded to this review

The weavers thank you for your efforts to write this lovely review. Without you, they have no means of making a living. We hope you enjoy your purchases for many years to come and look forward to your next visit!! Thank you. More

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