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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Amazing experience!!

From the moment my daughter and I walked in, we were treated beautifully. Our Turkish bath was extraordinaire. My attendant was Ice. Pinar walked my daughter and myself personally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the moment my daughter and I walked in, we were treated beautifully. Our Turkish bath was extraordinaire. My attendant was Ice. Pinar walked my daughter and myself personally to our dinner accommodations. She tried to get us a taxi, and walked us there instead. Can't wait to come back and visit again. Laylo was my daughter's attendant.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to this hammam several times and it's still one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences in historical surroundings. You come out feeling great.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I truly appreciated my experience as it is a unique one in a magnificent building. However the price (105-120 euros) is a bit steep compared to the other sites in Istanbul. I also went to the Kilic Ali Pasa and would rather recommend that one considering the price (45-50 euros) Other than the price, the only thing I didn't like... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

had to reconstitute ourselves into human form after being scrubbed into a puddle. lovely staff, men and women are in separate hammams. great service.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Aya Sofya Hamam is really beautiful, clean,and a unique Turkish experience. if you are in Istanbul don't miss the opportunity to try an authentic Turkish bath in this jewel of a place. Be prepared to be almost naked, but honestly? It isn't a if deal, and it is such a yummy process of bathing! My technician was Leyle, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I'd never been to a turkish hamam before, but I have been to a lot of spas. This place was absolutely fantastic and a great experience!! It was very clean and the attendants were very helpful and friendly. There are two sides, one female and one male. It is not a mixed spa. All the attendents are the same gender... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I loved the experience except for the facial. When I booked my appointment, I was told that there were only Turkish baths. When I arrived for my appointment, I was asked if I wanted a facial. This "facial" cost almost 3 times as much as the most expensive massage treatment and was nothing more than a pre-packaged, tissue-type cloth mainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've always wanted to try a hamam, but did feel a little nervous. One could feel vulnerable but for the gentle attentiveness you receive. My attendant, Dilek, put me at ease very quickly and then I felt that I could relax and take it all in. I've certainly never been this clean before! My skin is like new and so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A word of warning, you will be naked, and so will others you have come with. You will see them naked' they will see you naked. If this still sounds like your thing, this is how it works. You get changed into a pair of paper underwear (g string) and a wrap. You get taken through to the Turkish bath... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I went with my mom - we had the Turkish bath with body clay mask and an oil massage at the end. The clay mask was different - I have never experienced anything like that before. The Turkish bath part with all of the bubbles was really neat. The 30 min oil massage at the end was the best part!... More 

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Address: Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
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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