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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

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Address: Ayasofya Meydani Meydan No 2, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 517 3535
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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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Amazing and well worth it!

I came here for my birthday. The staff were absoultely so friendly from the minute i arrived to when i left. They treated me like a true princess. I opted for the hammam with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came here for my birthday. The staff were absoultely so friendly from the minute i arrived to when i left. They treated me like a true princess. I opted for the hammam with a clay mask, bubble bath and full body massage. I had Honodan (sorry if I spelt it wrong), she was absolutely so gentle and lovely. Talked... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third visit to Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam... The Hamam is perfect clean, great reception and staff... They take care from the moment you enter till you leave the premises... This time I was surprised, I was told that I have discount, since this is my third visit to the Hamam… My therapist, for the second time was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit apprehensive on paying €100 euros for a massage but I'm so glad my wife convinced me (forced me) to go here! Don't think you will find a better cheaper alternative! Nothing can compare to the interior decor and traditional hammams. Men and women enter through separate entrances and have their own treatment areas. My treatment was... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make you feel like a real princess in a friendly atmosphere. One of the most special experiences ever.

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2 Thank Petrafromhungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treat you shouldn't miss... like turkish delight! There are other Hammams that might be less money but none as elegant and historic.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You'll need an extra ticket to visit the Harem, unless you have purchased the 5 days Istanbul Museum Pass. Well worth a visit in any case, there are some hidden gems at this parts of the palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I did the 50 minute anti-stress massage and loved every minute of it. The staff told me it was like a deep tissue but it felt like swedish massage, with long strokes rather than working on pressure points. Leyla has an incredible sense of touch, and knowledge of the body, I would def recommend her! They allowed me to shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I wasn't sure that I wanted to visit any kind of hamam in Istanbul. But a friend persuaded me and she was right! You feel so relaxed after this experience. ..like you are in clouds. Expensive of course!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The experience was incredible. I was pampered like a royal with their magically soothing bath and massage. The hamami itself is a piece of art and it is very well maintained. At first I was a little bit concerned about the hygiene, but my doubts were all gone when I stepped into the bath. It is ideal place for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I have never had a Turkish Bath before although we always make a habit of visiting Hamams on our trips to Spain. This experience was awesome and well worth the difference in cost between a lesser bath. From the moment you walk in, you begin to relax. From the initial cleansing with hot water, the bathing and the incredible massage... More 

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