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Cagaloglu Baths

Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #229 of 386 activities in Istanbul
Type: Spas
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Kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited this hamam in June. We paid 250 euros (5 people) for '3' treatments. Our Insight Guide stated ' As a spectator sport, nothing surpasses a hammam - be sure to visit one during your stay' and 'superb care is offered in this 400 year old bathhouse'. The experience, particularly for the females was utterly disappointing, one treatment consisted... More

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istanbul
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I paid 50 euro for massage and exfoliation combo, very surprised after 10 mins he said 'service finished'. Made to sit back near the reception to dry off, no water or other drink offered - just the staff staring intensely at us. Nice building but I wouldn't recommend it for a good Istanbul hammam experience.

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London, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited today and felt like I had to write this review immediately. It's way overpriced £45 for what ends up being a 10 min massage followed by a 5 min scrub. The guy pressured mereally badly afterwards, stating I had to give him a £10 tip! Terrible - avoid at all costs. You could do way better than this tourist... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Agree with most comments. Expensive, slightly rude receptionist, no clear indication of what to do, very average massage and then staff desperate for tips. Didn't research others for comparison but would definitely advise. Not a waste of money but was hoping for better

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We paid $71 each to get a bath, exfoliation and 10 minutes message. The quality was less than ordinary and we would have got the same thing any other place for half the price! Also, the guy who did the message kept harassing me to get a tip. Avoid at all cost

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

should've read the reviews before deciding to try it out because it is apparent that my experience echoes many other's reviews .I wouldn't go back there even if someone paid me to. My husband and I both paid 50 euros each for a less than sloppy 15 minute massage and constant nagging for tips. The whole experience was just so... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After going to Cemberlitas Hamam on a previous trip, i was a little wary of trying another of the historic ham ams. At Cemberlitas, the priority seemed on getting a good tip rather than providing a good experience--too much of the thumb and fingers rubbing together as the attendant did an OK job of things. But a Cagaloglu, the tourist... More

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Based on my experience, I thought this place was awful. I paid 50 euro but must have been finished in 20 minutes, during which the guy looking after me never shut-up about how he gives "good service" to English customers and they give him "good tips" in return. And it went on - "you can give me 30 lira, 40... More

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St Thomas, USVI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Beautiful building, lovely marble room with a domed roof and lovely marble fountains and water flowing around you. Just what I always imagined a Turkish bath to be! However, the reception area is nothing special and the receptionist is less than helpful. You kind of have to figure out what you're doing yourself as no one speaks English or really... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

There are better places to go in Istanbul. The one thing this hamam has going for it is that isn't crowded. Otherwise it's not in a particularly nice building, it's overpriced, and it isn't full service. I paid 60 euros for a "deluxe" package that was supposed to include an extra massage while my two friends paid 50 euros for... More

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