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Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi

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Address: Mollafenari Mh., Istanbul, Turkey

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Simply the best !

It's very hard to find a place that combines the local flavor and feeling of a city with the presence of tourists ! Simply the best place to smoke a nargile in ist !

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Amorgos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It's very hard to find a place that combines the local flavor and feeling of a city with the presence of tourists ! Simply the best place to smoke a nargile in ist !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

100? recommended.Traditional ambience and the best turckish coffee i have ever had!Great place and location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm afraid I am a hookah addicted.. I ve smoked almost all hookah shop's in Istanbul. I must admit that this is far better than the others..But I should remind that in this complex there are three hookah shops..The best one is called Anadolu narghile when you enter the complex from second left.. They have nice tea's my recommendations would... More 

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Piraeus, Attiki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In Corlulu Ali Pasa we found the place where we could see the atmosphere of an old-fashioned turkish meeting point. We smoked "nargile", we drunk coffee and tea and we felt the old Istanbul!!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was taken here by a local who worked at the Grand Bazaar and was so happy to find this somewhat hidden gem. The building itself is stunning, over 300 years old and full of history. It was packed with locals and I was the only tourist there, but felt right at home! Go for the apple and mint nargile... More 

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Gelnhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I say so in the title because this is a 300 year old, most authentic place to smoke a nargile(hookah). You might easily miss out on it because its entrance is nothing fancy but once you are inside you are amongst an oasis of locals and tourists who have escaped from the hustle of their life to relax and loosen... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went on a food tour and as our final destination, we ended up at Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - the bubbly pipe place. I must admit, if we had just seen the entrance to this place, me and my husband both agreed that we probably wouldn't have gone in - for the simple reason - we saw no other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife found out abt this place when she was doing some research for out trip to Turkey....and boy were we in for a treat! The most authentic place to enjoy your hooka after a long tiring day. Located near the Grand Bazaar....this place is not hard to find. The staff were super friendly and very accomodating. And the ambience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is by far the best ghalyoon place in Istanbul. In my week there, I must have tried a dozen places but this was certainly the best. Admittedly, it gets a little crowded at times, but totally worth it.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When I was planning to travell to Istanbul, I was looking forward to visit this kind of places, and I was really happy to find it. We visited it twice during our 6 days in Istanbul. At Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi you can smoke a good shisha and drink different kind of teas (turkish tea, mint tea, apple tea) in... More 

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