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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

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Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural...

The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural Features“I hope that until the end of days, good hearted friends who take a look at what I have made, when they will perceive the seriousness and the spirit of my effort, can have a fair view and can invoke my name to pray for me.” Mimar Sinan, ArchitectThe Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. It was built where the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus used to stand, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The area is also particularly significant as the site where the Temple of Zeus once stood.

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BEST Experience Ever!!!

I cannot say enough good things about this hamam. This was by far my best spa/hamam experience...beats all spas/hamams that I've tried all over the world. Reservations are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot say enough good things about this hamam. This was by far my best spa/hamam experience...beats all spas/hamams that I've tried all over the world. Reservations are required and it is a bit costly being rated #1 in Istanbul-- you can expect to pay $110+ for a little over an hour. I booked a 45 minute hamam and 30... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the most relaxing experience after a long weekend walking around the city. Ensure you are walking into the correct gender's area as they are not as readily marked as they should be. The interior of the baths is gorgeous and grand. The bath/massage combo was an excellent choice both from a price and satisfaction standpoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought the VIP package, washing, scrubbing, clay mask, more washing on the hot marble, relaxing with fresh fruit and juices and then a massage. The place is historic and beautiful. Friendly staff.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a delightful experience! I also tried the Cemberlitas Bath and Ayasofya was soooo much better and well worth the extra money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After looking at multiple reviews of multiple hamamis, I learned from my hotel that the Ayasofya Hamami had a special winter discount (75 Euros vs the 85), so I decided to go with it. I'm so glad I chose what my Rough Guide referred to as the "Rolls Royce" of hamams. The setting was decadent, the service was impeccable, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lush turkish bath... expensive but worth the pampering and treatments. Not the typical towel slapping bath... more relaxed laid back bath for a Sultan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Hammam was built by Hurrem Sultan, the wife of Sultan Suleyman the magnificent. This bathhouse fit for royals was designed by Mimar Sinan. It is a double Hammam having separate enclosures and rooms for men and women. The marble floors, the gold taps, the fancy urns and basins, skylit roofs and opulent chandeliers create a scene out of Arabian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful escape, lovely inside, very relaxing. Added on a massage with the services, absolutely worth it. Men and women's facilities are separate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So easy to book, find and do! The building is beautiful. Treat yourself to this experience. I did not want my day here to end. Very relaxing. Very professional. Just go with it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend an hour or so in Istanbul. Fabulous historic building, traditional bath and scrub down (first time I've been washed by another person since I was about 6!), massage, lie down, another massage. Well worth the price. Staff were friendly, courteous etc ...

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