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Cemberlitas Hamami

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Grand Bazaar
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Address: 8 Vezirhan Caddesi | Çemberlitaş, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
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One of several Turkish baths in the city, the same architect responsible...

One of several Turkish baths in the city, the same architect responsible for the Blue Mosque designed this one.

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Decent for a first timer

I came to this hammam place based on the review here on TripAdvisor. The place is clean. The price is not cheap, but still reasonable. I had a package (entry, body scrub, and 30... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to this hammam place based on the review here on TripAdvisor. The place is clean. The price is not cheap, but still reasonable. I had a package (entry, body scrub, and 30 min oil massage) for TL 190. I think for a first timer, it would be nice if there is a more clear instruction on what to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally been planning to have a hamam treatment at our hotel spa, as hadn't fancied going at the specified separate times for men and women that Hamams usually require. Having stumbled across this one online though and discovering that we could go at the same time although have separate treatments, we decided to give it a go -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is almost mandatory to go to a Hamami when visiting Turkey. Cemberlitas was highly recommended to me by various tour guides. It is one of the oldest and more traditional in Istanbul. It is located in the old city not far from the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. I paid for the Traditional service, which I recommend more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there after a long and cold day walking around Istanbul in the rain. It was a welcome reprieve. They are used to getting tourists so you do not have to worry. I could not help but sing when I was alone in the bathing area because of the accoustics and the echo. Don't forget to tip the attendants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can just recommend this for first time visitors and returning. Dont take bather NR. 31 BUT take definitly message man NR.34

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It's an experience you have to live if you come to Istanbul, and I would probably do it again, but in another hamman. I got the most expensive package (190 tl) that includes the bath and scrubbing, bubbles and an oil massage. The massage alternated relaxing "manouvres" with really painful ones. There was no apple tea, contrary to what I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This bathhouse can be found opposite the Column of Constantine. This too was designed by Sinan, the imperial architect. You can see Sinan's distinctive skylights, marble pedestals and basins, domes and arches. The Cemberlitas Hammam was commissioned in 1584 by Nurbanu Sultan, who was the mother of Sultan Murad III and daughter in law of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. She... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What an experience! Do not miss it! It might not be the cheapest but it is worth it! Definitely go for the wash & scrub! The space is amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I went here with my sister after dinner, and what a great way to unwind. It was very clean and reasonably priced. We walked in and had very low expectations which always helps when entering unique places. The give you a little bag with underwear, a scrub cloth, your tokens, and a small table cloth. You undress, put on underwear... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was my second time visiting the hammam and it was just as great. I opted for the scrub, wash and massage package. They attendants were able to adjust the schedule so that I got the scrub, massage and then the wash. For the scrub and wash I had eesa. She is about 50 and very plump and friendly. She... More 

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