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Cagaloglu Baths

Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #265 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Very uncomfortable bath experience in this apparently reputed Haman. The masseur told me on three occasions that there would not be a problem if I have him a big tip, and suggested 30 to 50 lira as a good amount for a an English man. Very happy to get out.

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Pordenone, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I decided to pay the €40 entrance fee + massage and overall I am quite happy with the experience - it definitely is a once in a lifetime thing. This "spa" offered no extra frills which would have been nice given the cost: the change rooms are very basic, there are no robes (only towels), no tea is offered (you... More 

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New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So there are quite a few of these baths around the place. Make sure you go to this one. It's a 300 year old Roman sauna complete with marble slabs and hot running water and the whole experience is like going back in time. The mens and women's are completely separate. You can have a straight sauna or you can... More 

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108 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

if you are going to most ancient hamam, you also need to take in account, that it will not be a cheap deal! you can choose many option to choose from - self service (better not), than some more options. I took deal for 45 EUR, which is rather expensive, but just to try real hamam experience, it was worthy!

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Sydney Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is written up in Eyewitness and other guide books as being the ultimate Hamam with staff who will explain the procedure etc. But we found it very expensive and the staff not at all helpful or even friendly. The interior is wonderful - grey marble with beautiful marble basins and intricate brass work but although there was no one... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My first and maybe last time I will try a Hamam as it was a totally uncomfortable experience ! A total waste of $50 Euro for sure! All was do e was a lot of sitting around waiting for attendant then she comes in tells u to take the wrap off to my utter reluctance then a quick scrub and... More 

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I would not return to this hammam. It definitely seemed overpriced, though to be fair I have only gone to one other hammam which was in Gumbet, Turkey (a resort area). Though my previous hammam experience was unisex, I didn't think the quality was any different than this hammam, and I paid around 30 TL at the unisex one and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Cagaloglu hammam was my first turkish bath experience and istanbul and unfortunately it was not a good one. Good: the architecture, the atmosphere in the hammam itself, working hours not limited for women (in most placed i found that women can bathe until 4pm and this one offered 10am to 10pm visiting hours for ladies). Bad: ridiculously overpriced, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I must have had a different experience to some of the recent reviewers, or they have read them at the hammam and responded. I was the only male customer this afternoon at about 2:00 and my masseur had about 3 words of English - come, good and Chelsea - but he got his messages across when he wanted me to... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

GOOD: - The building/architecture/history are all amazing, - It is located in old Istanbul and the surrounding streets are nice to walk in. BAD: - For what you get for the price: IT'S A RIPOFF!! You get a 2-minute massage and a 3-minute bath for 50 euros, - Staff are not welcoming, don't want to work and make you feel... More 

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