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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
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Ranked #2 of 108 Wellness Spas in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural Features“I hope that until...
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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 February 25, 2015 NEW

While in Istanbul, it is a must to visit a hamam, and as a local, I can easily say that Hürrem Sultan is the best in town. I am a traditional bath enthusiast, and once I had the chance to visit a wood oven traditional sauna in Helsinki + an original Turkish bath in Budapest with short period of time... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I am a insatiable consumer of SPA's and I found the REAL thing here. I have booked only couple of hours in advance and found the place not too crowded. For the experience I got, price was just right, compared with similar services across the world: I am definitely coming back for more:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We decided to treat ourselves on Valentine's day with a Pir-i-Pak..traditional turkish bath..was a really good esperience..the price is a bit hight but worth it..the building is really clean..dived in to buildings one for man and one for women..the terapist where really kind with both of us we felt really relax and reborn after the tratment =)a special thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was my first time doing a traditional turkey bath, it was definetely great. I paid €85 for 35 mins bath, it was worth it. If you are a tourist, You must do it!...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After we read many bad critics about all other Hamams, we decided to book the Ayasofya Hamam and did not regret it! Reservations are recommended (only 2 hours ahead in our case) and be aware that men & womend enter the hamam through whole different entrances (in terms of payment etc.). We went on Monday noon and only 3,4 other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For a first timer this is a good place to go, as the location is very easy to find and the staff has lots of experience with foreigners. With that being said, the service is a bit 'transactional'. Everyone greets and treats you politely but in a professional and distant manner. Overall I'd say it's worth a try after a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been to other Turkish baths and whilst they've been a fun experience, they were nothing like the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Haman. Yes, it's expensive (85 euros for 35 minutes). But it is totally worth it! On arriving, you're given a peshtemal (looks like a small, checked tablecloth!) and flip flops to change into. It's upto you whether you wear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Turkish bath is a MUST while in Istanbul. Here's the deal: yes, Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam is probably among the more expensive options. Yes: it probably caters more towards tourists than locals. Yes: our hotel told us there were cheaper options. But the reviews for those places were very inconsistent and this place was beautiful and just as authentic as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

It was with a huge amount of reading and decision making that made us choose this Hamam. I was going with my Aunty and could not decide between all the ones we had read about. It was either the cheaper, less opulent ones or this more expensive and luxurious one. I am so happy with the choice. We looked inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As this was my first hammam experience I had no idea what to expect. On arrival we were taken to the dressing room and asked to put on a sarong and a disposable panty. We were taken into a beautiful marble hall and asked to bathe ourselves. After that we were taken to another hall to be scrubbed. This leaves... More 

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