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“A Must Experience”
Review of Suleymaniye Hamami

Suleymaniye Hamami
Ranked #4 of 133 Spas & Wellness in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“A Must Experience”
Reviewed 20 October 2016

So the actual experience of the Hamam is amazing, if you haven't had one before then definitely do it if you have then this one wont disappoint. The building is incredible and the Hamam itself is all original and very impressive.

My girlfriend and I left feeling very clean and rejuvenated.

Visited October 2016
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“An expreience I am glad we did not miss”
Reviewed 18 September 2016

During our visit in March 2016 we visited the bath as it was recommended and organized by our hotel and we are glad we did. We did not know exactly what to expect but had a fabulous time. The staff were very friendly and went through the procedure when we first arrived. They told our taxi driver where he could wait and contacted him when we were finished so he was waiting at the door when we walked out.
It was hilarious watching my husband and his size 13 feet (AUS sizing) trying to walk in the wooden shoes provided that were not really larger enough.
We would do it all again if we ever get the chance to visit Istanbul again and would again visit this historic venue. It was surreal sitting there thinking about the Hamam's history.

Visited March 2016
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Great experience, also for couples”
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is not very common to visit Turkish bath as a couple. Usually it is only for men or women, but not mixed. This one is for couples and only for couples, so if you are single, you should look for another one. And it is also for families, so you can go with children. They will lend you some bath clothes, if you do not have your own. At first, you will relax in a room with 40 degrees C. Then two men will come to bath you. Only men, even if you are a man, does not matter, a man will bath you :) There are no women there. Afterwards you can have a tea or water and so on. Really great

Visited May 2016
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“Turkish bath for couples”
Reviewed 9 July 2016

To the best of my knowledge, this is the only Turkish bath that allows couples. It is the only bath I visited, so my opinion is based on limited experience. It is a beautiful, historic Hamam which added to our experience. We had been warned that some of the old hamam's were in disrepair but Suleymaniye was in good shape. The staff was very nice. We went first thing in the morning and were the only people there (tourism is way down in 2016). Suleymaniye Hamam was much cheaper than many others - particularly in the historic area. We would recommend this Hamam.

Visited June 2016
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“A nice experience, but nothing to write home about.”
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were recommended this hammam by our hotel concierge as they did couples hammam. Most hammams in Istanbul have set times for men and women. We arrived and were given very clear instructions on how the hammam process worked. A locker is given and you wear the key on your wrist throughout the massage/scrubbing. The room is very hot where you are left to sweat, we had to leave the room a couple of times as it got so hot! The scrubbing/massage part was quite tame to what I've had before, but the male masseuse was very professional. The 'massaging' part was too fast and more of rough rub than anything. You can stay in the hot room after your treatment and then you're taken back to your locker/change room. It was a nice experience and fine for a couple which is what we wanted, but I probably wouldn't recommend or come back to this particular hammam again.

Visited July 2016
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