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“"Οnce in a lifetime experience''”
Review of Suleymaniye Hamami

Suleymaniye Hamami
Ranked #4 of 132 Spas & Wellness in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Suleymaniye Hamam is a traditional Turkish bath that continues to operate today. The building, commissioned by Sultan Suleyman and designed by the Turkish architect Mimar Sinan, was built in 1557. It features dramatic archways and domes and is decorated with elaborate marble inlay. It is the only hamam in Istanbul where men and women bathe together. 40 Euro per person.The entire hamam experience will last between 60-90 minutes.
Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
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“"Οnce in a lifetime experience''”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

we plan to go for Hamam with my friend for months...i've heard a lot of atractive comments for this experience....but when i get there was better than i expected....friendly inviroment, traditional decoration and the most important helpfull and very friendly staff.....i recommended for visiting....

Visited February 2014
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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“Perfect for couples”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We saved the Hamam experience for our last day in Istanbul. There are a few to choose from but our Hotel recommended the Suleymaniye Hamam for us. I'm glad they did as a lot of the other hamams we were thinking of were extremely busy and as per tradition you and your partner aren't allowed in the same bathing areas. At this Hamam, my husband and I got to enjoy every moment together which made it even more special. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

Visited March 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

A great overall experience in a historic 16th century hamam. A must do if in Istanbul. Hot as heck though!

Visited June 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went there to have a massage, it was great! i recomend you to do this! You can bring your own bathing suit, first you go inside of the Hammam and lay in the marble "beds" that are really hot! but your body get used to it and it feels good, you stay there for about half and hour and the your "massageur" comes and they take you to a "corner" room and the "ritual" begins!
This building is so antique, inside on the hammam is very pretty! I recomend you to read about this building before you go, so you will understand more and appreciate the experience. GO!

Visited June 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“A steamy success!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Traveling as a couple, we were keen to experience a Turkish bath, but wanted to be able to go together - so Suleymaniye Hamam was our first choice when looking through the guide books, and we absolutely loved it. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and explained everything clearly. We found the price for the experience reasonable, and the facilities / surrounds were comfortable. The website is up-to-date and informative and matches the experience once you arrive.

We were a little apprehensive about the rubbing and massage, as we had heard that it could be quite painful and brief, but it was lovely! The staff really make you feel comfortable, and although it is a vigorous treatment, we both thoroughly enjoyed it - and was probably just what our bodies needed after the traveling and walking through Istanbul in summer.

We went at midday, when I suspect the baths are slightly less busy, and this certainly enhanced our experience.
We hope to return here towards the end of our trip!

Visited June 2014
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