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Cagaloglu Baths

Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #242 of 395 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Spas
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Seattle
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Sheared like a sheep I felt afterwards, more steam coming out of my ears than I felt in the hamam. The inside on the wet room dome had cloudy black discoloring all over the inside of the dome in the wet area, with a noticeable moldy smell. I was left butt naked on the barely warm slab for what felt... More

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bangalore, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good stufff... - good location (heart of Sultanahmet) - decent history - 300+yrs and counting - the daytime lighting (we went in the evening), but the glass filled dome will filtered light coming in looks dramatic - less people, was alone in the sauna and slept... what a wonderful... experience ... the redeeming factor was the fabulous tucked away Cafe...... More

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Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you take a look at bathmatt's review down below, she has said everything I would have. 50 Euro for a 45min scrub down of which 15 of that was me sitting on a slab of marble beside the sink waiting for my hati to come back was a bit much. I have been to Hammam's in Morocco which offered... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I thought this would be one of the most magical, beautiful experiences of my life. Was I wrong!!!! I had a 10 minute 'relax' period, 10 minute massage, 10 minute oil massage, hair wash… done. $90 later I felt no better than when I came in. The lady who served me was overly fake 'smiley' obviously wanting a good tip... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The author of '1000 Places To See Before You Die' has a lot to answer for. By including this hamami in her book, she's ensured that every tourist, regardless of how bad the service is, will continue to come here - and therein lies the problem. The history and advertising lured us to this hamami. We should've done more research... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We passed this hammam on the way back to our hotel and decided to visit to experience an historic Turkish bath and given the "1000 places to see before you die" advertisement outside. The baths themselves were lovely and it was interesting to see an historical place, but I think I expected a bit more from the experience. I paid... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I went there after 2 other Hamami's, think I went there more for the advertising about the 1000 places to visit before you died, well, the place is nice but not really the best, when I tried to pay in local currency the receptionist charge me some extra Turkish Liras, not really nice but I paid it, inside is beautiful,... More

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Toronto
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18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our mainly of four had a great time in this hammam. My two boys (12&13) loved this experience and the masseuses were really great with them. We had a steam, had fun watering ourselves in the fountains had our scrub-down and then enjoyed the garden. A hammam experience is a must-do, and we enjoyed this one for our family as... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this hamam. I have been to one hamam before in İstanbul (çemberlitaş) and the inside atmosphere and service is really almost identical. It costs around 50 euros to get a decent hamam package (and no Turkish person would pay this much). We spent more time waiting for the attendant to come in and start the service than... More

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You will leave this place feeling rejuvenated, but if you have my experience, you may also leave feeling like you've had cartilage torn in your knee. True, this is a unique experience and very rejuvenating and refreshing. I ordered the 60 euro service, which is a bit overpriced, but again, worth the experience. They know what they're doing as far... More

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