So my wife and I wanted to experience a Turkish bath. We tried to find a good place here on Trip Advisor and read lots of reviews. Most of the other popular places had many bad reviews saying there was mold, that they got skin infections after their visit, bad service, etc. So then we found this place on Trip Advisor and noticed the very good reviews. Although the price for the Turkish Bath is considerably more expensive here (85 euros vs 30-40 euros), we decided to give it a try. I was a little worried after reading all those bad reviews other places had (particularly those nasty reviews about skin infections), but fortunately, this place was indeed great.
First of all, you get what you pay for. This place is basically a luxurious spa "a la turkish". The place is beautiful, extremely clean and fancy, and you get excellent service from the staff. So, if you don't want to risk 30-40 euros on one of the other cheaper hamam places to get a bad or horror experience, visit this place for a safe bet (but more expensive bet).
We made an appointment for 6:30pm. My wife and I got their and then each went their way. This is not a mixed hamam. So women on one side, and men on the other. I got in and received a small kit. They instructed me to go to the locker room, undress and put on a small sarong. Inside the locker there was a pair of sealed plastic flip-flops which I put on. When I was ready, a guy walked me inside the facility, right into the hamam.
The actual Turkish bath experience was interesting. Yes, you do get pampered and you do get a nice massage, but having someone else scrub you and bathe you was a bit awkward at times. Particularly when you're pretty much naked... However, it's something you should experience at least once if you're in Turkey.
The place was really beautiful. Although the place was built in the 16th century, the place looks great. One would almost think it's brand new. As for the staff, they were all really nice and friendly.
As a final word, if money is not an issue, avoid the other hamams and just go with this one. It's the safest bet according to my research.
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