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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
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Ranked #68 of 622 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural Features“I hope that until...
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Owner description: 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My friend and I decided before we left US to experience an authentic Turkish Bath - as it was recommended to us by friends who had travelled to Istanbul previously. We made reservations on-line and were able to have our requests translated for us. We chose an afternoon where we had free time to engage and enjoy. But that day... More 

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Dear Maude1017 Thank you for the feedback you have provided, which are indeed valuable information that will assist our efforts in improving our level of service to valued guests. Thank you for choosing Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı Kind regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Ayasofya is a triumph of architectural and engineering achievement, not to be missed. We picked up an accredited guide at the entrance, bypassing the long queu for instant access and the small cost, included our entrance fee and proved a valuable investment. We left with a far greater appreciation of Ayasofya's empyrical, cultural and religious history as a result and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Ask for Layla!! This place is amazing! service was excellent and it was one of the most amazing experiences. Its also very clean.

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Dear SimB143 Thank you for the feedback that you have provided, which are indeed valuable information that will assist our efforts in improving our level of service to valued guests like your good self. Thank you once again for choosing Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı Kind regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Such a wonderful day! My friend and I had a treatment on our last day in Istanbul. It was so relaxing and Selda and Julia do everything that they can to make you feel comfortable, especially if you're a little modest. I was not planning to go to the Hamam. I go to many spas at home and just didn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife and I have now been here twice and after both visits we said to each other: "This was nice, but not worth all that money" The environment is beautiful, especially the ceiling. The entrance hall interior is a bit sterile, it has been renovated using modern wood panels and stairs, not so cozy. The bathing rooms are big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

It is difficult to believe how anyone could not enjoy this place. Beautiful environment, lovely people. Visiting in winter we had the place to ourselves. Tips: take spare pair of knickers, water and hair brush or comb. Relax and enjoy. Thank you Hani for a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Would strongly suggest you go to this Turkish bath over the many others (including those in the Lonely Planet guidebook). Whilst the price is more, the quality and experience is far far superior. From the quality interior, friendly staff, excellent facilities and overall premium experience, we had a great time when compared with other hamams in Istanbul, which seem to... More 

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Dear Narmak Thank you for the feedback that you have provided, which are indeed valuable information that will assist our efforts in improving our level of service to valued guests like your good self. Thank you once again for choosing Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı Kind regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After having spent two days trekking round Istanbul on culinary yours due to the rain and snow, I booked a hamam on New Year's Day for pamper time. I got a 12pm slot, having wanted earlier or later but happy with the time as it was getting busy as I left at 2! Took the middle package with aromatherapy massage.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Hammam experience at ayasophya was simply amazing. The ladies were so warm and caring. The whole experience was simply refreshing and one of its kind. While we initially thought the place to be little expensive, we all 3 friends didn't regret spending so much at the end. The Hammam at ayasophya was like icing on the cake for our Turkey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was a wonderful Hamam experience! Came recommended to me, and headed over there in the morning. Was quite quiet in the morning (around 11am), so suggest it as a good time to go. Very traditional, extremely high quality, and very clean. You will not be disappointed. I would say, probably the best in the city.

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