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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went with my sister to have the traditional Turkish bath experience . We explained that we had not been before and asked for advice . The person at the front desk was not welcoming and pointed in the vague direction of where we ssumed we should go after changing. She pointed at another woman who she said would advise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

going to a turkish bath is something every tourist should do just for the experience. I don't know if this was necessarily the "best" one to go to, but I enjoyed my time there. The hot stone is a nice way to relax. Depending on which package you choose, it might take more or less time for the "scrub"/"massage". I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Every woman should do this when in Istanbul! Very relaxing, unique experience and not expensive. This one is one of the oldest bathouses (Hammam’s) in Istanbul. Men and women are separated. After checking in, you are led to a two-story room with various changing rooms. You are given underwear and a towel. (Ladies, the underwear is NOT optional. I made... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The atmosphere and ambiance of this place considering its age is just awesome. We had ex-foliating body scrubs and felt so clean and relaxed afterwards it was great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is very expensive but great to experience it at least once. Once inside you can really imagine yourself going back in time and experiencing being in a Roman bath house and doing what they did.

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Address: Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 2125222424
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sultanahmet

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