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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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Interesting experience, friendly massuer

My friend and I took the Zevk-I Sefa package which is 70 mins for 120euros and had the most amazing experience. Granted, it was quite unfamiliar at first having to walk around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My friend and I took the Zevk-I Sefa package which is 70 mins for 120euros and had the most amazing experience. Granted, it was quite unfamiliar at first having to walk around the area and lie in the centre stone fully naked, but we got used to it soon enough. We were first brought to a place with a basin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My two friends and I had a magical experience getting scrubbed, rinsed, and rubbed by the wonderful ladies at the Hurrem Sultan Hamam. Take part in a centuries-old tradition in this superbly restored hamam. We booked the "Zevk-i Sefa -- extravagant pleasures" package, which included the Turkish Bath experience and an aromatherapy massage. We got to take home our hamam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Istanbul last February, and we love going to spas , this was by far the best spa experience ever, I felt like a king , as for Martin he was amazing and very respectfull, all the staff was exeptional and very attentif to me and my wife seperatly of course and making sure I enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Every single thing about this experience was PERFECT!!!! A must do for anyone traveling to Istanbul... Friendly staff, gorgeous historic building, wonderful services. A+++++++++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had welcoming reception, thanks a lot for Pinar's assistance, she was very helpful and attentive. My treatmentsq were just great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first time at a Turkish Bath... now I will have to say I was alittle surprised as to how naked you are during the whole thing.. but the lady I had made me so comfortable after a few minutes you completely forgot all about it. At the end I have never felt my skin so soft or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

this was my first time doing a turkish bath but the experience was amazing, the staff is very professional i went in tight and left it so relaxed i barely made it back to the hotel, you have to ask for marty he's very good. if ever i find myself in istanbul am definitely heading back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this amazing 600 year old hamam. You need to pre book as it is very busy. I had the basic pir-i-pak which was amazing but would definitely book one of the longer ones if I get a chance to return. Everything is spotless and the staff are very friendly and helpful. This was my first visit to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This Turkish Hammam is a class act. Clean, professional, clear communication on porcess and indulgence in comfort and massage of great cultural depth. Inwas asigned master masseus called Mr. Cihan (Jihan) who explained the process theoughly, took his time, and did a turkish bath massage that is truly amazing. I highly reccommend requesting him by name if you go there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Each time I visit Istanbul I make it a point to book a 90 minute treatment here. The surroundings are fulling restored, beautiful and clean. The staff is friendly and experienced making it amazing. During my last visit, with three friends, we were all receiving the "bubble" portion of our treatment on a large marble slab when one therapist begin... More 

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