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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 517 3535
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Ranked #73 of 393 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas
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... more » 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I went here today with my mom, and I usually don't write reviews while I am still on vacation (to not waste travel time), but I felt obliged to leave a review that I wish that I had read in advance, especially since I thought that this would be a five-star experience given the price and other reviews. The least... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had the basic package (€85) which was not expensive compared to what we pay in Australia! Steam, body scrub, bubble and soap wash, hair wash, all by a lovely happy Turkish lady. Bit intimidating going naked but it's a cultural experience and can be quite enjoyable if you leave your inhibitions at the door! Skin felt silky smooth afterwards!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On my last day in Istanbul I decided I wanted to experience a traditional Turkish Bath House. I originally booked an appointment in the Four Seasons but after talking with my hotel they urged me to visit Hamams. Have to say I made the right choice. The building itself is breath taking. So much history. This could be the cleanest... More

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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love Hamams. I go every chance I can. The service was great, friendly and welcoming. Lovely staff. Internet booking worked well. I had the full deal. Hand scrub, mud mask, bubble scrub and then a massage. Accompanied by a fruit platter and Turkish coffee. Very clean, nice building. Enjoyable but at €170 was not really a wow experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

they give you all the information and they give you idea about everything they have good information

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I finally talked my husband into going to a Turkish bath. This one is someplace between a traditional bath and a spa in the states. I didn't think he was going to like it, but he did enjoy the experience. The price is a little high. We did the 90 minute package for both of us and it came out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I visited this Hamam with my 6 year old daughter of course due to her age I needed to get the ok. I can't recall the name of the package but I selected a 2.5 hour package although I enjoyed it so much it didnt feel like long. Once you enter you are taken to a change room where you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My adult daughter & I recently visited Istanbul and had the amazing experience of an authentic Turkish bath and massage at Ayasofya Hamam. I made reservations online before we left the USA. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and taken to our changing rooms. We were given wraps to wear then escorted to the marble bath area. You start by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After completion the renovation recently,this hammam became the most important part of all historical venues in Sultanahmet area.Price level is very much on the high end side,but the massage and service they are providing is also the best.Strongly recommended to take a massage here at this hammam if you have not yet experienced it.You will like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Talk about feeling clean! Carolina scrubbed and scrubbed and got rid of dirt I never knew I had! And the suds from the soap that they pour over you felt amazing! (Leave any modesty outside, as you won't be able to enjoy the experience if you feel the least bit modest) The hamam was was extremely clean and beautiful. Definitely... More

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