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Cagaloglu Baths

Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #236 of 391 activities in Istanbul
Type: Spas
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I also agree with most of the reviews. You're going to the Cagaloglu Baths for the history and to say that you've been...not for quality service, a rewarding massage or to feel pampered. Not a waste of money and glad to say I've gone an experienced it, but not sure I would recommend it to others and the next time... More

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Kent
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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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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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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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