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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!

I visited this location on Saturday March 21st. They were very accommodating as my appointment was for the next day (our mistake). It is a beautiful historic building with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I visited this location on Saturday March 21st. They were very accommodating as my appointment was for the next day (our mistake). It is a beautiful historic building with pristine facilities, all in marble. I had a 10am slot and it was fairly quiet but even though there were 1-2 other people around the locations are set off such that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A truly amazing experience. Set inside a beautiful historic building. I was welcomed inside the main men's entrance and brought into a very relaxing atmosphere made of marble, wood and adorned with flowing curtains and large pillows. The entire spa was spotless and clean with all the required supplied readily available. They have secured lockers for your valuables and attendants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about this experience. Beautiful and clean with very friendly staff. Loved it so much that the only thing I would change would be to be able to have more time to just hang out in the main marble area after the massage and washdown. I would absolutely recommend that you go at least topless and embrace the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I booked the Zevk-i Sefa package recently at this hamam and was treated a wonderful experience. The Hamam is beautiful, the interior is grand, the lobby where you wait and relax is wooden and quiet with a peaceful water fountain and quiet music. The actual hamam is clean, large and gorgeous, everything is marble and sparkling. My therapist was kind,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

the hamman is exquisitely beautiful, exceptionally clean, and uncrowded. As I was limited in time, I used the hamman only for bathing on my own, before a very nice massage, but if I had more time I would have done the full Turkish bath package.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The place is beautiful and cleaner than others in Istanbul, the therapist adorable but the secretary did not give me the impression she was being honest. We had a situation involving a previous credit and she was not open to solve the issue and charged me the regular price. Also to convert the price in euros to local currency, she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

what a place to visit and take a bath in history !! our first to Istanbul but I might gamble and say the best there ,may be the only best .Full of history of the ottoman empire ,excellent location completely separate men/women ,we took 50 minutes bath and massage and came out new .Prices are similar to what we pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

definitely worth the visit - one of the best places if you are visiting istanbul. full of ottoman history, but still clean, smells good not moody - which is normally the case with historical buildings; workers are very friendly and nice; the massages are great and made by therapists; after such a treatment you feel like you were born again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I knew going in that this place is more expensive than the traditional hammams. Let me tell you, it is worth every extra lira or euro. First, I was one of about only two or three people there at 9am, so it had an exclusive feel to it. Second, the therapist was outstanding. He explained everything before he started and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great place and great people working there. In my next visit to Istanbul will definitely go here again.

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AyasofyaHamami, Satış Müdürü at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, responded to this review

Dear "Lina S", Thank you for your feedback. Our entire team strives to achieve the highest level of service in order to make our guests feel welcomed, relaxed and genuinely cared for. We will continue with full power and motivation to strive for excellence - hopefully, you will notice a difference during your next trip to Istanbul. I hope we... More 

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