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Cagaloglu Baths

Kazim Ismail Gurkan Cad. No:24 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #244 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Spas
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Amman, Jordan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Seattle WA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have gone here every time I am no Istanbul. This time the quality wasn't equal to other times, there was no oil treatment, no large comb to comb out your hair and the woman hand her hand out for a tip much too often. I didnt stay for the coffee because it made me uncomfortable. There are better ones... More

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Santa Barbara, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Good staff and atmosphere. They're very thorough with the whole process. There is a nice cafe with a patio.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went purely to "check off" in the list from a "1000 things to do before you die" book. I found out later about the bad reviews. My experience is like others. Reception guy not friendly and all business. Put into the stream room for "15 minutes" and after ½ hour I came out looking for someone. Place was deserted.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wow after reading all of these reviews I feel like a fool for going to this place. Unfortunately, my experience was tarnished for the same reasons previously stated by others. Firstly, the manager/ front desk guy was incredibly rude - barely acknowledged me but keenly took my money. Whilst the actual experience of seeing the baths and having the initial... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is certain one thing that you see before you die. This is a unique experience that you will never forget. Being honest is quite weird when it starts but in few minutes you realize that it is something really special. Having a bath in a place with than 300 years of history it is unforgettable

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited here after seeing it advertised as one of the 1000 places to see before you die. Anyone with sense will leave it to number 999. I visited with some friends and we decided to really push the boat out and go for the whole works at €110 each, what a waste of money. from the outset the person at... More

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Ogden, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Turkish hamam is a good experience, but you can get it for so much cheaper elsewhere. I paid 150TL (50Euros) for 20 mins of massaging. They were hasty and it was not exactly relaxing. Just so I had something to compare with, I went to another hamam that charged me 65TL (20Euros). The attention was much better. I had... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Sheared like a sheep I felt afterwards, more steam coming out of my ears than I felt in the hamam. The inside on the wet room dome had cloudy black discoloring all over the inside of the dome in the wet area, with a noticeable moldy smell. I was left butt naked on the barely warm slab for what felt... More

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bangalore, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Good stufff... - good location (heart of Sultanahmet) - decent history - 300+yrs and counting - the daytime lighting (we went in the evening), but the glass filled dome will filtered light coming in looks dramatic - less people, was alone in the sauna and slept... what a wonderful... experience ... the redeeming factor was the fabulous tucked away Cafe...... More

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