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“best in turkey” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Armutalan Hammam

Armutalan Hammam
Ranked #5 of 18 Spas & Wellness in Marmaris
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neilston
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“best in turkey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

loved it . we have been lots of times and its been great every time. its a bit pricey but worth it. we went on our own as thet put on a bus for to take you there and drop you off at your hotel.we do this the day we arrive on holiday as it prepairs you skin for a lovely tan. you can have a swim as well at the end of it.

Visited October 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Mascouche, Canada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Super cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

For the first time this summer we went to experience the Hammam... It was amazing! Of course it is not for everybody, in the sens that if you don't like a strong scrub treatment with a rough towel, then this is not for you...The Turkish bath started with a relaxation in a warm room that was heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air, allowing us to perspire freely. After that, we moved to an even hotter room, and after 15 minutes of being literally steamed, the help came to move us in a room where we were washed with cold water. After receiving a full scrub body wash and a very powerful massage, we were invited to finally retire to a cooling-room for a period of relaxation we had an amazing cold Turkish tea. We did not want to leave, it was that nice, so as if it was not enough, they invited us to have a pedicure performed by the Garra Rufa fish, which are called the Fish Doctor... It was superb and after 30 minutes my feet were so soft, it felt wonderful! We liked so much this experience than we returned 2 other times during our stay in Marmaris. We would recommend it to anybody who wants a new adventure.

Visited July 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“hilarious turkish bath!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

we booked through first choice/Thompson for me and my partner to have a turkish bath. it was lovely, straight froward bus service to get us there, the "sales woman" could have had a smile and a little more welcoming however the rest of the service was great. the public bat atmosphere was hilarious we had a great time and were squeaky clean at the end!

Visited October 2013
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Loweswater, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“DO NOT BOOK TO GO HERE - THOMAS COOK USE IT BE WARNED!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

DO NOT BOOK HERE!!!! ITS AWFUL!!! We booked through Thomas Cook to have a Turkish bath. Id had one before in Dalaman and it was amazing so I was boasting at how great Turkish Baths are......NOT HERE!!!

It was horrendous!!! We were treated like cattle, given the hard sell by AUNTY JANE for over an HOUR!!!! an hour of her saying " you've got to have a facial and the salts and the fish" it was absolutely awful!!! We declined the treatments because it was far to much in your face!! her voice was draining......seats uncomfortable and sales pitch seemed to have lasted for days....

you are grouped into nationalities then we were shoved into a sauna, then shoved into one of the rooms where someone came round with a camera..wait for it..yes so you could BUY them later!! another selling gimmick!! then you were in a room with 6 other people, the Turkish men giving you the Turkish bath were laughing amongst themselves and were very rough at handling you. Not pleasant at all and quite frankly it was so uncomfortable I wanted to leave. Then you were sent to have a massage but first more pictures of you in your towel (in a group we shuffled upstairs) then during your massage I had ANOTHER sales rep come and try and sell me a medical massage because my shoulders were tense.... are they surprised!!!!! and my friend was given a sales pitch about a chocolate body massage it was all SELL SELL SELL!!

THEN to top off our experience as we were walking across the reception area there were a Turkish couple having an argument and he was really shouting, we went into toilets as we did not feel safe, then it all went quiet. As we came out of the toilets we saw the women on the floor unconscious!!! he had knocked her out!!! Ambulance came etc it was truly truly awful!!

DO NOT GO HERE............ find a good hotel and go privately!! REPEAT !! DO NOT GO HERE!!!

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We didnt have a treatment because they seem to pick and chose price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

My boyfriend and I read a few reviews on trip advisor, before we went in July, We saw prices for 40TL without all the extras just the bath and a 45 Minute massage, so armed with our money, and going at 5 after all the tour buses left (we thought it would be more quite).

A lady came over, with loads of pictures and different smelling salts and items to help her sale. A lot of the 'healing properties' and...stuff she was saying, wasn't correct and quite frankly worrying. We actually meet a osteopath who had the hammam here and we asked her what she thought, she said they were clicking her back, which they shouldn't be doing and said to us, she didn't think any of them where trained....This was after our we spoke to the lady, anyway she said it was 90TL....yes 90TL we said can we not have the facial, she thought about it...started mmm and ahhhing....we know that other tripadvisor people have done this, she finally said yes, but it was going to be 60TL....and adding that ALL the staff were trained and we weren't going to get any better....we spoke more and realised we weren't getting now where, so we walked out. It was peak season, so they didn't care.

A funny thing, when we asked the osteopath we meet how much she paid, she said it was FREE for the Hammam and she paid a bit for the massage. The more and more people we spoke to said it was free through their holiday rep, even a Turkish man who used to do deals said, the Hammam is nothing we do it for free, so that the hammam workers can push add-ons. We even got a free offer from a stall near the beach and a few lira for a boat tour. People also commented that they were herded around, and didn't feel that they had privacy, also people were taking pictures of them and trying to sell them at the end, people also said that they were offered add-ons while having a massage......I'm glad we didn't bother. We went elsewhere and had a much better time. If they stuck to a price, things would be easier.

Visited July 2013
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