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Cemberlitas Hamami

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Grand Bazaar
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Address: 8 Vezirhan Caddesi | Çemberlitaş, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 522 7974
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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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A relaxing place!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Tacky and quick service, felt like I was being rushed!! The only best thing there was the power shower which I loved!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I am a regular customer of this place for years.Since 2015 the quality has deteriorated. Not enough staff. You have to wait for nearly an hour until someone attends to you. This is not because of being busy as recently the place have become so quiet due to terrorism threats in istanbul. My last visit was on 26th Sept. An... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Cemberlitas Hamami is cunningly disguised between shops just off the Main Street, I must have went past it about 4-5 times. Once inside, I was pleasantly surprised to see there was no queue at all and even better after having my massage I had the whole "marble" room to myself - Monday at 8:00pm must be a really quite time.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The old building that preserves the atmoshere of old times and traditions of caring about the body. It doesn't matter whether you order a massage here or not, you may enjoy tis feeling of feeling healthy, beautiful and attractive. It's worth trying to get a more complete picture of Turkey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Cemberlitas hamam is probably the best from the choices you have in the city. It may look touristic because of location but i always meet local people inside. They provide everything you need for the whole procedure,and the services are never shortcut. You dont need to bring anything, even swimsuit they give new one that stays with you. The room... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I've had Chinese , Thai , Indonesian, Swedish , Korean , Sports etc over 20 years. A Hamami experience is not about massage . The massage itself about 25 minutes was nothing to rave about if you like me , have experienced many others . So why did I pay nearly USD 100 for Cemberlitas? Upon hindsight and now more... More 

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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 the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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