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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

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Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
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Description: The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural...
The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural Features“I hope that until the end of days, good hearted friends who take a look at what I have made, when they will perceive the seriousness and the spirit of my effort, can have a fair view and can invoke my name to pray for me.” Mimar Sinan, ArchitectThe Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. It was built where the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus used to stand, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The area is also particularly significant as the site where the Temple of Zeus once stood.
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Good for whos like religion history

It has beatiful gold colors inside wherever i thought nothing special . The people who were with me Love it , but i was waiting for Something diferent . Its better to go to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had the worst massage ever at this over priced haman. I bought the 70 minute package which included haman and 35 minute oil massage. TIP: BOOK HAMAM DO NOT BOOK MASSAGE It started well. The building is clean and spectacular. The bath part was excellent. Then I waited in the main hall for my massage for more than 10... More 

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Cova da Piedade, Setubal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It has beatiful gold colors inside wherever i thought nothing special . The people who were with me Love it , but i was waiting for Something diferent . Its better to go to the line bafore open because there are thousands of Persons there . The ticket its a little bit expensive but its possible to buy museumcard ,aninclusões

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had the Turkish bath with the aromatherapy massage and it was amazing! This is not for someone who is shy - you are in a room with strangers (of the same sex) and completely naked. During the bath, the cover you with what refer to as a "duvet of bubbles" and was so incredible. The entire experience was relaxing... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my first Turkish bath experience and overall it was a nice way to escape the busy streets and relax. If you're looking for a traditional experience, there are less expensive places. The location is convenient, which is a plus, but I don't think it was worth $130 (US). If you're American and accustomed to massage, don't spend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Overall, I had a great experience and would definitely recommend this for travellers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My mother and I went and had the traditional turkish bath followed by a 30 minute oil massage. I had a wonderful woman who was my sort of rough (I asked her to be). You really feel like you've been transported back in time. It was wonderful and glad this was my very first turkish bath experience. Can't wait for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was a unique but relaxing and enjoyable experience. I did a traditional Turkish Bath followed by aromatherapy massage as I wanted to leave my skin soft and moisturised. And that was most certainly the outcome! Having had many massages, body wraps and many such similar treatments, I wasn't sure what to expect from a hamam. I loved it! You... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went to this place as it was recommended as the premier 'traditional' turkish baths in Istanbul. Having made appointments through the hotel, we arrived early to check procedures. Unfortunately, with the typical Turkish lack of panache, when I enquired as to the entrance for ladies (traditional = men have grand entrance, women down steps round the side at the... More 

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Mehmet K, Genel Müdür at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, responded to this review

Dear Bomberone, Warm greetings from the heart of the historic peninsula in Istanbul. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience and bringing your dissatisfaction to our attention. As a team which aims to provide the best service to our guests, I deeply regret to hear that we were not able to meet your expectations.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If what you are after is to sit and marvel at the incredible hamam then you will most certainly get what you want, but sadly it stops at that. My husband and I opted for the ZEVK-İ SEFA package, which included several things that were omitted during the experience. To start with neither my husband or I were given a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice relaxing experience while roaming the historical quarter of Sultanamet mousq ; full body scub & wash , followed by relaxing aroma massage Ask for Leyla, she will treat you well

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Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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