I went to this hamam yesterday and was surprised upon finding the negative reviews. As a woman I had a wonderful experience, the staff was friendly and gentle and I left after a relaxing hour and a half feeling clean and serene. I have been living in Istanbul for three months now and this was my first hamam experience, I can safely say that had I gone upon arriving I would have experienced heavy culture shock at the casual nudity and general openness of the place. However after living here for a while and reading up on hamams before going I left with a strong respect for the place. For future visitors to any hamams I reccomend doing A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH before going, a 10% tip is expected, much like eating out at a restaurant, the massage's are notoriously rough but should leave you feeling great and learning a Trkish please or thank you can get you a long way in terms of price and friendlyness of staff.
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