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Cagaloglu Baths

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Address: Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 2125222424
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Need to fix tipping problem

Beautiful place, awesome service - I'm all for paying a bit more for the nice stuff. But the place seriously needs to fix their tip policy. There are signs everywhere saying tip... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is definitely one of the 1000 places to wait to see until after you die... Its really sad to write this, but having visited these Turkish baths 10 years ago, the experience has dropped, fast and hard against a now cold marble floor. First, greeted by a modern day slicked back hair, young business orientated Turkish man, who tells... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This Hammam was reccomended to us by our hotel they said it was amongst the better ones in the city. Its located in the old town just a little off the tourist trail. There were many options to choose from but we took a fairly basic massage + Hammam Package package. We were asked to change then sit around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was a bit confusing at first as to what I should be doing upon arrival, but once I was in the bath the attendant Aygen (sp?) was wonderful - very kind and explained each step. I received an exfoliating scrub and two kinds of massages and I came away with soft skin and felt as clean as can be.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely setting and close to old city sights. The bad (and it's becuase of this I would never return): - rude staff with the exception of one English speaking lady. Not at all friendly or welcoming to children. - Bad value for money - very overpriced. No offer of refreshments (we took the self service option). - towels all stank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This historical place is amazing and the bath was quite an experience. Good to go with someone that knows the process otherwise it may be confusing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After someone recommended that we get the Turkish bath at another local bathhouse, we tried to get in there but it was very full (it's apparently a very nice spa type bath). Our tour guide recommended Cagaloglu and since it was very close to our hotel, we went there. Our group included myself, husband, 78 yr old father in law,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Over-priced for what turns out to be a 10 minute massage, followed by intimidation of sorts to get tips - the boss and the masseurs standing over you waiting for their tip. Clearly trading off their "1000 Places to See Before you Die", I would give this a miss. The interior of the hamman is the point of interest, not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Beautiful place, awesome service - I'm all for paying a bit more for the nice stuff. But the place seriously needs to fix their tip policy. There are signs everywhere saying tip is optional, but based on the workers' face, it doesn't look so optional. Tipping is not conventional by any means here - this is not N. America -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well when you are in turkey you have to try a hamam bath. We got recommended from the hotel. - because of we was very exhausted we ordered the Turkish bath with massage (I think it was about 120 or 150 lira) you add the services to the hamam (the bath/shower) so you have to order the shower for 40... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I’m sure you were like me prior to my Turkish Bathhouse experience. Sitting in your Turkish bed at a Turkish hotel, awake at 3:27 am after a loud call to worship is blaring through your windows. Twiddling your thumbs thinking about whether or not you should go to a Turkish bathhouse while you’re in Istanbul. In fact you’re probably thinking... More 

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