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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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It was nice experience but I think best time to visit will be in winter. I like the message after hamam was relaxing and make you feel you want to sleep and not going home it is... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was nice experience but I think best time to visit will be in winter. I like the message after hamam was relaxing and make you feel you want to sleep and not going home it is pricey but nice for one time

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have never visited a hamam before but I was interested in enjoying a Turkish bath while in Istanbul for experience sake. I read the reviews online and figured this would be a great place for a new timer to go, and it totally was. We went on a Monday morning, it was empty. Just my friend and I. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Was the best experience for me. i loved thier way and they were so good. The massage was wonderful and provided much needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We went to the Hamam our first night on Istanbul, and the only complaint was that this was the best experience we had and it was day 1. It was our first Hamam and the experience is to die for. Beautiful building, individual service and we simply did not want to leave. Do not go to the older hamams, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Oh wow. What an experience. This Hammam is incredibly beautiful - and the service is 5 star. I I had the basic hammam experience, a scrub and massage, but there were people having various treatments, being covered in mud etc, that I wished I'd gone for, but its a good reason to go back. My masseur was Layla and she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was by far the most beautiful and relaxing hamam/spa I've ever visited. It's in an absolutely stunning location- originally built by Suleiman the Great for Roxelana. My attendant guided me through the Turkish bath experience (which was brand new to me, and different in small ways from Russian and Moroccan baths) with welcoming ease. The massage was wonderful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you wonder what it was like to be part of the rich and powerful in Ottoman Istanbul I imagine that it was like being at the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam. The building itself is gorgeous, the outer area is all wood. The bath is amazing - all white marble, with a high dome roof with skylights at the center.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had a fantastic experience at this hamam yesterday. The location is unbelievable in a beautiful 500 year old domed building directly opposite Hagia Sophia. The attendants are very professional and the massage and bath treatment we received left us feeling very relaxed after four days of non-stop walking. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is because the reception... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

THE PROS 1. CLEANLINESS OF THE HAMMAM The building itself has been around since the 1500s as it is one of the historic hammams built by Suleiman the Great for his lovely concubine / wife Roxelana. It was used for many different purposes when the empire fell ( e.g. carpet storage in the 1900s ). However, it was only recently... More 

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Dear VivaLaVidaHarlow, Thank you for your elaborate review and positive feedback on your recent experience at Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamami. As a team which aims to provide the best service and genuine relaxation to our guests, your comments made us proud. I am very sorry to hear that you had trouble with our online booking service. Please be assured that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Hürrem Sultan Ayasofya is an experience not to be missed. It was so good, I am considering coming back to Istanbul just for this. The scrub and bath are not only a luxurious experience, they actually leave your skin looking better and feeling smoother. You come out cleaner and healthier out of this place. As a man, I had... More 

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