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“A great introduction to the traditional Turkish bath”
Review of Cemberlitas Hamami

Cemberlitas Hamami
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Full-Day City Tour of Istanbul with Lunch
Ranked #8 of 222 Spas & Wellness in Istanbul
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Owner description: One of several Turkish baths in the city, the same architect responsible for the Blue Mosque designed this one.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

The hammam was incredibly clean and well run. As a group of four; two had the wash and the other two washed themselves....Being part of the latter group I really regretted not getting the wash done. So my top tip would be to pay a bit extra and embrace the experience!

1  Thank Mary W
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I had a much better experience in another Turkish bath, it is why I decided to go to a second one. I've found not very receptive, noisy, disorganized and not so clean. The scrub and soap was super fast. Did a facial mask in a waiting room where everybody would pass and see me with that on my face, every time someone would go in or out of the bath the door would bang, not very relaxing.
Suleymanie Hanami was my first experience, and it was Amazing!!!!!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Look, manage your expacations here and you won't have a bad experience. You are stepping out of a normal comfort zone here to experience the tradition. This isn't a 5 star spa so if you don't expect it to be you will enjoy it. It was quite an awkward experience to say the least, but I don't think this is because of anything other than it's not what you are used to. I don't think the staff was particulary friendly, but than again I don't think it would be much different at any other hamam. I think this is part of the experience and I only say that because when in there I was talking to local woman who were in there enjoying the service and not tourists. I for one thought it was really interesting, and I saw lots of dead skin removed and felt squeaky clean after a long day of exploring the city and came out relaxed. An experience that was worth it because I won't be able to experience in very many other places.

1  Thank GinaTravels18
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Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We've been there on Sunday morning to avoid the crowd. The place is very nice, not very touristic even if only tourists were there. Spent 51 eur for scrubbing, bath and oil massage. They provide everything. If one registers on internet gets discount. the scrubbing was not deep and too quick, furthermore they try to get tip all the time, a bit annoying..
Tried the barber shop inside, 11 eur to cut and 7 eur to shave. It could be cheaper in other parts of the city.

Thank Claudio F
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

At €30 for what is essentially a sauna and a massage it isn't cheap but I think it's something the should definitely be done.There are other bathes which may be cheaper (I saw one in kadikoy for 40) so do your research.The experience which takes 1hour (need to allow time for cool down) starts with lying on a hot marble then your masseuse roughing up your skin then washing you down and massaging you from head to toe, the €30 price gives you 15mins. Then it's off for another shampoo/wash and massage in a second room followed by a shower. Finally you head back up to your cubicle (which you leave your belongings in to begin with) to change and cool down which is especially important in the warmer months as you come out very dehydrated.Don't forget to tip your masseuse but make sure you give it to him personally otherwise they don't get a cut.

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