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Cemberlitas Hamami

Grand Bazaar
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 2 other guides
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Address: 8 Vezirhan Caddesi | Çemberlitaş, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
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+90 212 522 7974

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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Should be done even though it is quite pricey

Good changing facilities for the men. It is worth getting the scrub package but would not recommend the massage package, the massage lasts about 15-20 minutes and is of low... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
Athens, Greece
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect from a hamam but was told it was something we had to do. We walked into a random hamam on our way to Cemberlitas and was slightly frightened by the look of the place -- however, once we got to Cemberlitas, we were so relieved. What you see at the street door of the... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first Turkish Bath ever, and I am sure it will not be my last... The 500 year experience brings you to the golden ages where life was simple and worth living. Where sun was the source of light and relaxation was an essential part of the daily routine I would say this is a must try and... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a grand old Turkish bath (hamam). I took friends that were new to Turkey to this place and everyone loved it. We did the massage package and the scrub package. Certainly not as expensive as a spa visit in the USA, but was very relaxing. Updated and clean changing areas. Very nice little shop inside also. Beautiful architecture... More 

Thank Briana J
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

16th century building by architect Mimar Sinan. They give you towels, body wrap, spare underwear (yours to keep) and everything else, also a locker, so you do not have to bring anything of your own - just drop by after a tiring day of sightseeing or shopping at the Grand Bazaar. I recommend getting a massage, clay mask, and the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Good changing facilities for the men. It is worth getting the scrub package but would not recommend the massage package, the massage lasts about 15-20 minutes and is of low quality. Scrub service is good, although quick also. Hamam seems clean and although has a regular flow of clients it doesn't feel crowded. Overall a good experience and I would... More 

1 Thank PhilK1980
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very clean. Staff is helpful. Especially if you are first timer they are going to be really friendly. Two rooms.One for men and one for women. Unbelievable beauty inside. Marbles of past centuries and beams of light tearing up the steamy atmosphere. Have been there 2 times and whenever i go in Istanbul I will go there for sure.Price is... More 

1 Thank Galanos N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 

1 Thank John W
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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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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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