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Suleymaniye Hamami

Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 20 | Suleymaniye, Istanbul 34116, Turkey
+90 212 520 34 10
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Great visit

Historic building, following the footsteps of Suleiman the Magnificent himself. The treatment was... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
bristol uk
a little overpriced but the only place you can go w/ opposite sex

felt a little bit of a sterile experience but still cool given the history of the building etc... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2015
Ellen H
Nairobi, Kenya
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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.
  • Excellent46%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“turkish bath” (76 reviews)
“steam room” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Mimar Sinan Caddesi No: 20 | Suleymaniye, Istanbul 34116, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 520 34 10
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Historic building, following the footsteps of Suleiman the Magnificent himself. The treatment was only just over the hour but we stayed on after and enjoyed the apple tea. Felt it was an authentic experience compared to others on offer.

1  Thank jandsBristolUk
Reviewed 18 November 2015

felt a little bit of a sterile experience but still cool given the history of the building etc. Also the only place you can really go with someone of the opposite sex. I felt it was a bit overpriced and touristy, but generally a good...More

Thank Ellen H
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

At the entrance we had to pay 40 e pp cash up front, strange but we accepted voluntarily since we wanted this Hamam also because of lots of positive reaction on tripadv. We received our bathclothing by un kind person and pushed in big warm...More

1  Thank Lucas d
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We booked from our hotel and had a really good experience Having been to a Hamam before in yalikavak we were really looking forward to it It was a good few hours well spent and for the 40 euro each it was good value It's...More

Thank Bevfly
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The Hamam is right next to the Suleymaniye Mosque leaving the Mosque from the Eastern corner. The building itself is of historic value. The hamam is one of the very few that allow couples or families access at the same time. The 90 minutes or...More

1  Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We had nearly given up the prospect of having a hamman as the price v the experience of all the ones we read about did not seem to stack up. All I can say is TRY THIS ONE! A great couple of hours hanging out...More

1  Thank Lorenzo P
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Great family activity set in historic building. The marble baths are beautiful and worth seeing as a historical/cultural landmark. Agree with other reviews that the scrubbing down/massage is a little short changed (15 min), but still a fun and relaxing experience at a much better...More

1  Thank Zinfidele
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The whole expirience was awesome, i would do it a million times. The fact that you only wear a towel and you lie down on a hot marble its very relaxing and espesially after a long and tiring day. The music comes and completes the...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 23 October 2015

If you have never had a turkish bath, you need to try it at least once. I love the fact that you are basically nude, with a modest towel that comes off quickly and that you are scrubbed and cleaned by someone else. I would...More

2  Thank DougEFresh_12
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We really enjoyed this experience. 40 min sauna, 20 min wash and massage. The washing and massage was amazing! Lovely old building! Only negative for me was that you had to purchase refreshments afterwards - for the price I think they could have included cold...More

Thank Elzaan K
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Response from xandocan | Reviewed this property |
hi, i guess not. just because they do the massage in the steaming room.
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6 December 2015|
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Response from JuergenWDobler | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer your specific questions, but my take would be that it really depends how busy they are and how many bookings they have. We went there mid afternoon on a Saturday without having booked in advance. We just... More
Moe A
28 September 2015|
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Response from Mircea I | Reviewed this property |
Traditionaly the massage is made only by males.