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Sultanahmet Traditional Turkish Bath

3.9 / 5

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Sultanahmet Traditional Turkish Bath

From £50.58 per person

Visit an authentic Turkish hammam in Istanbul's old city, dating back to Ottoman times. Experience a bathing tradition that is still popular today.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional Turkish hammam in old Istanbul
  • Relax and enjoy a soap massage and bath
  • Lie on a hot marble slab that encourages the body to release toxins
Full description
The Çemberlitas Bath, built in 1584, is located on Divanyolu Street and surrounded Istanbul’s historic monuments. At the beginning of your 2-hour visit an attendant will show you to a dressing cubicle on the first floor, and provide sandals and a peştemal – a colorful checked cloth to be tied around the waist. There are many services available. With the self-service option, you bathe yourself, bringing your own soap, shampoo and towel. The traditional bath option includes a 15-minute massage and the soap, shampoo and towel are provided. Other choices include gobektasi, or stone sweating; scrubbing, bubbles and sultan’s bath; aromatherapy oil massage; Indian massage; and clay mask.
Includes
  • Entrance to the hammam
  • Traditional bath with soap massage
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Cemberlitas Hamami, which is within walking distance of Istanbul's old city

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There are some strict hamam rules to be followed. For example, there is no mixing of the sexes. Either the Turkish bath has 2 sections (1 for each sex), or it admits men and women at different times of the day
  • Men usually completely strip and wear nothing underneath the bath wrap. Women, on the other hand, typically keep their underwear on (but often not their bra) underneath the bath wrap. The choice is yours
  • Hamams are open from as early as 06:00 AM until around midnight
  • The masseur and scrubber will be the same sex as you are
  • Standard soap is used. If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to some products, bring your own soap
  • The tip is normally 10-20 per cent of the total amount
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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We booked and paid for a visit to the Turkish hamam on the website (we really wanted to get to Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami). The voucher was received for a visit to the Sultanahmet Traditional Turkish Bath (with no address). In anticipation of a great vacation after a long flight (we flew 11 hours from Cape Town), we went to the reception of the hamam, the guys very politely accepted our voucher (!) And started looking for reservations on the computer. Apparently difficulties arose, a consultation of three people was convened. One of them got the idea that this is not the hammam and we need the Sultanahmet hammam. A difficult search began, to any of our requests for help (even to the tourist information office), the direction to Hurrem Sultan Hamami was indicated in response. After 1.5 hours of circling around this hamam, we were forced to call on a voucher. And here it is - Cemberlitas Hamami, located at a distance of 2 tram stops from the square. Historic building in need of renova

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29 October 2019

Very good, the massage a bit short

Very good, short massage

1 October 2019

Page reports badly

The page did not report what traditional bath meant. We wanted to do more things but we didn't know we hired a common bathroom. Page error not reporting better

19 January 2019

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