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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 399 Activities in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you're in Istambul and feel like having a turkish bath, this is exactly where you should go! This place is literally a masterpiece and the staff is incredibly talented, welcoming, joyful! This turkish hammam was worth every single penny.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

You can't miss it when you are in Istanbul! It is a must! It is located right in front of the Aya Sofia. The staff are all professional and you will surely enjoy a Turkish bath and a massage. It might seem a bit expensive but it is worth every cent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Saw this place initially from our Seven Hills Hotel balcony and enjoyed the whirling dervish dancer from a distance. Wanted to experience it from one of the restaurant tables ... were not disappointed at all! The food was great, service was friendly, responsive & courteous ... and the dancer was quite majestic and most relaxing. Was also kinda cool to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The hamam is set inside a wonderfully restored building between Hagia Sofia and the blue mosque. We both had a package with turkish bath and aroma massage. It was expensive, but worth it. You are being scrubbed and washed almost like you were a child. The massage afterwards was just wonderful, and we both came out feeling really refreshed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is my third trip to Istanbul in the past 10 years and I've been to a few Turkish Baths. This place by far beats the others by a milestone. When on holiday it's worth treating yourself to a little luxury. I managed to visit while the call to prayer started outside which added to the evocative experience while lying... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The treatment was nice and relaxing. The athmosphere nice and interiour tasteful . However ,considering the price of € 80 and only be sourrounded by tourists and forigners ,both as visitors and attendants I have to classify this place as an expensive tourist trap. Will try to find a local place next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to hamams in Turkey before, and love the whole bathing experience. Just returned from 10 days in Istanbul, and knew that I had to have a Turkish bath while there. I had read the reviews about this hamam, and made an appointment. My hotel also called to confirm my reservation. As others have noted, their price for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very sweet attendant from Bali (wearing braces on her teeth), can't remember her name, was kind and professional. Funny story, left my hairbrush at home in U.S.A. and had to buy a new one in Istanbul. Brush was stuck in my hair with strands wrapped around it as I tried to blow-dry my hair. Attendant (Hana, Anna?) was so helpful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Turkish Bath is cine qua non activity of Turkey but experience it in Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami is a real privilege. Turkish bath should be a place where your body and soul relax . Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami providing this special ambiance with their special understanding… Perfectly clean marbles, high quality service and great therapists make this place unbeatable… Price/Quality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic experience. Beautiful and historic facilities. The service was outstanding. Will go again next time we are in Istanbul.

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