This was my first time at a haman and i read up on it beforehand to prepare myself for what to expect. I decided to splurge and was really excited to try this one especially with all the positive reviews here, however, my experience was mixed.
The hamam is beautifully restored and clean. It was very quiet when I went in the morning with only one other client present. My major gripe would be that i spent too little time in the bath area and too much time relaxing in the lounge area. The washing part was short, lasting for approximately 15-20 minutes, which i hear is the norm but I was hoping to hang out in the bath afterwards only to be rushed out by the staff. First, I was asked to lay on the marble. It was a bit chilly and i was definitely not sweating it out. The lady assigned to me approached me nicely and told me to sit next to the basin. She seemed nice but did not really understand English so I couldn't really communicate with her. I was expecting a vigorous scrub down but had a very gentle scrub instead. After the scrub I had tons of bubbles doused onto my body and this was really the best part of the bath. The sensation of having thousands of bubbles on me is unlike anything else I have experienced. Thereafter I was rinsed off and told to rest on the marble. As I lay there for a few minutes, I was approached and asked to go out to the lounge area. I was a bit confused about why they were trying to get me to leave so soon since I thought the whole purpose is to relax in the bath(?) so I told her I wanted to stay for a while longer. A few minutes later, she came over again and asked me to leave and " relax" outside. I felt odd and embarrased that she was asking me to leave again so complied. She dried my hair and I was given a towel to wrap around myself.
I was a bit disappointed at how short it was and would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't rushed out. Overall, I was really disappointed with the experience and wonder if this is the way it should have been?
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