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One of several Turkish baths in the city, the same architect responsible for the Blue Mosque designed this one.
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Mollafenari Mahallesi, Vezirhan Cd. No:8 | Cemberlitas, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit to this underground place is interesting, nothing out of this world but makes you wonder how the were able to build this place back in the days!! The Medusa Heads are a must. If you want to take pics, make sure you have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NellyZoe
Reviewed 6 days ago

I paid 220 lira for the traditional package which was a total disappointment! With the extra for a juice that made me uneasy (due to lack of sanitary conditions and cleaning of juicer from all day use...) 10 lira and the tip for the scrubber...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sean19P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visit that bath and i was not feeling the way of hammam very rush , fast , do not give you time to relax not worh of money and was very expensive ..... i'm agree with all people had a bad experience with that

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ahmed H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are three good Turkish bath (hamam) in Istanbul.Çemberlitaş, Cagaloglu and Galatasaray. Çemberlitaş is one of the best. It is clean and hygenic and the service is not bad. Do not forget to have a cup of Turkish yea after the bath.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank eumsrenan
Reviewed January 11, 2019

A family member recommended that we include a Turkish Bath in our holiday trip. We chose this location after reading a number of reviews. It was a wonderful experience. My husband raved about his bath and massage and I had a similar experience. We didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We were exited for our first time doing this, ok but could have been longer especially the massage. Good organizing and friendly staff. Will do this more, but will try to find another place next time

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 333Helge
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Dirty, disgusting place. Horrible staff. Worst hamam ever. I usually love hamams but this place is not just very overpriced, but also dirty with bored pushy staff demanding tips and doing a bad job. I'd rather wash myself in a public toilet. This place is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jack F
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Vile woman who think they have the right to push you around. I felt totally intimidated by the women staring and their body language. Left after 5 minutes. Disgusting place ! People and hygiene everything about it was disgusting.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank clarke146
Reviewed November 8, 2018

I was so excited for my first Turkish bath experience, I decided to go the deluxe, which included hamami (Turkish Bath scrub) & 30-minute massage (Which most people opt for) I went into the bathhouse and I waited for my turn, (Confused about what to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Danistyles85
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Similar experience today to that of 'travellingpaula' on 27 Oct. Recommended by hotel as cheaper than other closeby - 1 hour classic massage was more like 20 mins waiting/wondering what to do and 10 mins ordinary massage - asked reception lady what was going on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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soma63
January 30, 2019|
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Response from eumsrenan | Reviewed this property |
For men it is in the common area. Women are seperate but also in a common area. This is the tradition of hammam or Turkish bath.
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from Commander_840 | Reviewed this property |
It might be quite difficult to take in a camera if you went as a regular customer - too much water around. The best thing is simply to ask. Good English is always spoken at reception. If you get an initial “no” simply offer... More
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travelplannermom
River Falls, Wisconsin
Cemberlitas Hamami with teen son? (2 Replies)
Hi Everyone, My teen son and I (age 14) will be in Istanbul soon. He was interested in trying a Turkish bath (Hamami is the better name for this I think?). After reading on the forum, I think Cemberlitas Hamami would be a good fit for us. Wanted to make sure that teens are allowed and would generally feel comfortable here? (he's a pretty open-minded, well-traveled kid). He in no way wants to have an Oedipus moment and see his mom at any level of undress! Also, would this be walking distance...More
July 03, 2011|
Response fromGonetothedogs|
If you and your teenage son went to Cemberlitas, he would have to go into the male section while you went onto the female section. If you are both are happy with this, it would be a great experience for you both. You would have a great female hamam experience and, if he is confident, he would also have a unique experience in the most historic of surroundings in a uniquely male environment. If that would be a bit too much for him, and if you want a bath together, you could go to the...More
Karen N
Los Angeles, California
Turkish Bath (4 Replies)
I plan on doing the Turkish bath at Cemberlitas Hamami for the sake of experience and I am undecided on which service to choose They give the option of self-service, basically we bring our own soap and shampoo and wash by ourselves and the other option is to have a worker at the bath to wash us and even do a massage with all bath supplies provided The self-service cost is 60 TL (about $21 US) and the service bath is 90 TL (about $31 US dollars) plus tips. I am on a budget for my trip so...More
April 09, 2016|
Response fromGonetothedogs|
Part of the whole experience is to be washed and scrubbed by an attendant. That is what makes it so memorable and so unique. Definitely worth it :)
aliasmssmith
Hamam With Steam Room (5 Replies)
HI, I might be looking for something that doesn't but I'm wondering about a hamam with a steam room? I went to Cemberlitas Hamami today and I did lay on the stone but it was just lukewarm. I didn't feel any pores opening or anything. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
April 12, 2017|
Response fromyositako|
I went to Kiliç Ali Paşa Hamamı a few days ago and it was absolutely wonderful! The room as well as the marble slab was definitely warm and I could literally feel my pores opening up while sweating. I highly recommend you go there and I'm still annoyed at myself for now having gone sooner. It's just across the Tophane tram stop next to Kiliç Ali Paşa Camii.