We looked for a hammam which would provide a "local experience" and would not feel like an "assembly line" - we finally settled on this one. It is a no thrills place, but the hamam itself was of marble and the room was domed, hence quite nice. I must also say that as far as I could tell, it looked clean and saw no sign of mold or mildew.
This was my first true hammam experience hence it was exciting for me, but I understand that if one does this all the time, then this establishment might not be as fabulous as the grander hammams in town. There were only a few people there on a wednesday evening and these were tourists.
They charged 50 liras for full service (x-mas price perhaps). Upon entry I got a small room in which to undress, and a key to lock the room afterwards. As for the service itself, I had brought my own kese (rough glove for scrubbing) bought from the market to avoid being scrubbed with a communal one. It was good too because the other ladies there, who had gone without one, actually weren't scrubbed down, just washed. The kese+ wash is a pretty effective treatment, must say - makes one feel squeky clean - so I must recommend it. The towel was also provided by the establishment after the treatment.
My partner who went to the gentlemens' side informed me that men get more thrills - apparently there is a Finnish sauna on the mens side and he was offered tea after he was done, while I was not (albeit I was there on closing time). Note that the ladies' side closes earlier (at 20.30). For people with limited mobility - there is a long set of stairs down to the ladies' entrance.
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