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Cagaloglu Baths

Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #198 of 364 activities in Istanbul
Type: Spas
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Kuala Lumpur
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I happened to walk past the curious entrance to the Hammami and decided to try it. I liked the set up because i think it was fairly genuine. It says that the establishment is 300 years old, and have been visited by many famous guests. In brief, I think it is a good experience. It is a bit costly, because... More

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Naples, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

ひどいです。高いだけで、全然やる気のない雑なやり方で、チップあからさまにほしがります(勿論、あげませんでしたが。。。)最低最悪xx受付も感じ悪いし。60ユーロもするオリエンタルコース2人しましたが、絶対行かないほうが良いです。一元の旅行者相手の対応の悪さ。ホテルのハマムはとても良かったです。(Arden Park hotel)   Please Don't go there, You will definitely waste your TOME&MONEY. They are very rude&just looking for tips. I'll NEVER EVER O THERE!! Non va bene niente. Solo costoso e maleducato. Vogliono solamente MANCIA. Mi sento BUTTATO SOLDI.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I normally go to Cemberlitas baths but decided to try this one instead. I always do the self service tariff (No massage). Here it is 90TL compared with 60 TL at Cemberlitas baths. I found the people less friendly here, the bath house was tepid and when the door was opened you actually got a breeze which i have never... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I can tell you that this was one of my "life experiences". The architecture is beautiful - do not measure it from what you see at the door (it looks like a shady brothel, with this small wood cabins where you leave your clothes, well, you got the picture). But once you are inside, it looks something from a movie... More

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3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were supposed to have a session at a top-rated hammam, but unfortunately it was closed on the day we were there, so our guide have us booked here. We were not aware of the reputation of this place and the obviously outdated hype this place have been flogging on travel sites and guides, without even trying to live up... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After a quick scrub the attendant spent the next 10 min trying to tell me that I had to pay extra for a massage that I had already paid for in the #3 package! After repeatedly refusing to pay him extra he seemed to switch tactics and spent another 5 or 10 min trying to negotiate a tip with me... More

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Malibu, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

…to make sure you do not get ripped off. A tour agency actually booked this appointment for several of us, so I did not know what massage I was supposed to receive. As it turns out, we were given a less expensive (i.e. shorter) massage and did not realize it until it was too late. There was a sizable difference... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Visiting this hamam was the highlight of the trip. The building is magnificent, the attendant was very nice and after I was done my skin felt the softest it's ever been. It was the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. It was definately not like a typical spa experience, but that's one of the appeals. After... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

After reviewing the feedback on TA I was going to pass on this hamam but decided in the end to go for it and am glad that I did. The treatment wasn't amazing but that's okay as it's really the hamam that you want to experience - 300 years old, this in itself should be the reason you check it... More

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Goreme, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

If like my daughter and me, you enjoy checking off from "1001 Places to See Before You Die" then definitely put this Hamam on your list. It's famous, easy to find and a pleasant, relaxing experience once you figure out what's going on. Don't imagine that anyone is going to coddle you by explaining Turkish bath house procedure or etiquette... More

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