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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 375 shopping in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Jennifer's Hamam is the only shop in Istanbul which sells hand-woven goods. As soon as I entered the shop, I felt the warm welcoming atmosphere. Jennifer herself was there to assist me and most importantly 'educate' me in the art of weaving. It is a pleasant fun experience by itself to visit the colourful shop. I spent some time there... More

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Southern California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I were totally enriched and rewarded by finding Jennifer's Hamam in the Arasta Bazaar, and meeting Jennifer, herself during our first visit. We’d been hoping to find something special to bring home from Turkey. For me, it was a dream to fall in love. I wanted to feel I would relish seeing and using this "something" every... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can't tell you how many other shops we visited after first visiting and getting the lowdown from one of the sales reps at Jennifer's, but I'd say it was at least 10 others - both in Arasta Bazaar and at the Grand Bazaar. The quality, variety and pricing of the Pestamels and various other towels and shawls was exceptional... More

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columbia SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Jennifer's textiles are not only beautiful, she is a wonderful person to do business with. She is someone who is genuinely contributing to sustainability in Turkey. Her pestamals are the best and the price is right for top quality. Her designs are unique and a trip to her store is a great experience. Each May my husband and I take... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer at one of her two shops in the Arasta Bazaar, Istanbul, on a recent trip to Turkey and Greece, and we were delighted that a lady from the same city that we live in (Edmonton, Canada) has done so much to revive the ancient art of weaving in Turkey. Jennifer's shop is easily... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was lucky to meet Jennifer in the shop when visiting; she was very helpful and told me all about the artisans she supports through selling their towels in her shop. Being a woman traveler in Istanbul, I had several questions about Istanbul/Turkish hamam culture, which Jennifer patiently listened to and answered. Everything she told me was useful, as I... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

From the moment I entered Jennifer's shop, I was hooked. Her products, created by true Turkish artisans, are amazing. The quality stands alone, but what was most captivating was Jennifer's story, her love for the artisans who create her designs, and her passion for a dying Turkish tradition. I admire her courage, her commitment and her tenacity as the only... More

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Jennifer's Hamam is a gem in Istanbul. They are hidden a little bit away from all the action, but it makes for a much calmer, more relaxed shopping experience (as opposed to some of the other bazaars around town). Moreover, they have a great story -- Jennifer and her team work with local weavers who had been pushed out of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Jennifer's Hamam is invested in sustaining Turkish traditions and cherishing environmental values. I was at her shop 3 years ago. I got towels, laurel soap, and laurel/olive balm. The balm was wonderous from the get-go. The towels I realized were a treasure. The soap I have only started in on (working through supplies) - and it's gorgeous! Do stop at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I would definitely recommend this shop in Istanbul. The staff was very helpful and we bought several things. We kept coming back for more little things and the quality was very good. A bit more expensive that other places, but it is better quality anyway.

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