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Suleymaniye Hamami

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Address: Mimar Sinan Cad. No:20 | Suleymaniye, Istanbul 34460, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 (212) 520 34 10
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Suleymaniye Hamam is a traditional Turkish bath that continues to operate...

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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Great for couples

On the advice from someone on the Istanbul forums we booked ahead online to go to this hamam and I'm so glad we did. From start to finish everything was easy from the booking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

On the advice from someone on the Istanbul forums we booked ahead online to go to this hamam and I'm so glad we did. From start to finish everything was easy from the booking online before we'd even travelled out to Turkey to the end where they had brushes, combs and hairdryers to dry your hair with. I do though... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Unsure about the whole Hamam experience, we opted to try the Suleymaniye Hamam as it is the only one that offers appointments for mixed couples - all others are single sex at different times. we were made very welcome and given a comprehensive briefing plus towels and slippers prior to going into the heat room. We were fully relaxed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

wow what a stunning atmosphere absolutely peaceful and relaxing...loved the culture.. have recommended this to all my friends! xx

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My greatest concern was tipping. Coming from a non tipping culture, I was concerned about the long line of people expecting a tip at the end of the bath but not here. At the end of the bath, if you wish to put some money in the tip box, it is up to you. (I was happy to). I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My boyfriend and I chose the Suleymaniye Hamam because they are mixed (i.e. we could go together). The building is magnificent, like the mosque beside it, and it so great to think that sultans came here to bath... The experience starts by an explanation of what to expect, then 20ish minutes in the hamam followed by a peeling and a... More 

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