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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami

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Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Ayasofya Meydani No:2 | Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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+90 212 517 35 35
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00

The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural...

The Historical and Luxurious Art of BathingHistorical and Architectural Features“I hope that until the end of days, good hearted friends who take a look at what I have made, when they will perceive the seriousness and the spirit of my effort, can have a fair view and can invoke my name to pray for me.” Mimar Sinan, ArchitectThe Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. It was built where the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus used to stand, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The area is also particularly significant as the site where the Temple of Zeus once stood.

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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hammam is the best of the town in Turkish bath options.Exactly there is no air/smell problem in it.It's also so clean and pure.Especially I would like to... read more

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hammam is the best of the town in Turkish bath options.Exactly there is no air/smell problem in it.It's also so clean and pure.Especially I would like to thank Mr. Bayram who takes care of me.If you are looking for real hammam experience in Istanbul, Hurrem is just for you..

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice experience of visit to this historical Turkish bath though little expensive. Well maintained and very clean. My Masseur Mr.Abu Baker was well versed in english and was professional in his job. Initially I felt little claustrophobic because of inclosed surroundings but he helped me in getting acclimatized by opening the small entrence door for a while. Later it was... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While me and my husband were in Istanbul, we really wanted to try the Turkish Hamam.. the experience and the space/ architecture, both. While looking online and in person, different options, we got this weird, sleazy feel and while reading reviews of most of the hamams in town, we had almost decided not to go ahead with one. In the... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about what to expect at a Haman but this was a great experiece. The building is beautiful inside and outside. This is located right outside Haya Sophia and is definitely geared toward tourists (they speak some English) but that is ok because you still get the Turkish Bath experience. They have a seperatate men's and woman's facility so... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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We visit the ayasofya hurrem sultan hamami , the place and experienced a very amazing experience, the hammam was very clean and polished and the staff was very courteous and nice, we felt like kings We will back again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When reading about having a Turkish Bath/Spa experience, it usually follows comments of having your skin sandpapered off during the body scrub. NOT here. Instead, this beautiful and luxurious experience was sensational from start to finish. The body scrub was gentle to medium, no more than you might loofa for yourself. The Bubble wash ritual was heaven, and my Masseur... More 

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Beacon, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to hamams all over the world and this one is the shizzle. Gracious, acommodating service. All the options clearly explained, with nothing pushy going on. We opted for the full monty and enjoyed every minute of it. Mud, steam, oil, bubbles, massages, lounging, more massage, Really fun. It also feels good to support this business which is in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was not immediately familiar to an American. Being almost naked and uncertain can be uncomfortable. Get over it. If you would let a nurse wash you in the hospital you will let someone wash you here. The difference is that, instead of a moist toilette they cover you in suds and scrub you clean. Discrete, non sexual, warm.... More 

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São Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a cheap experience, but given the very mixed reviews I saw about hamams in Istanbul in general, I realized I should choose the best and was not disappointed. The interior is very beautiful and the treatment was so relaxing and attentive. I booked a night treatment and had the privilege of being the only one around, really... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came with my wife and i can tell it was fabulous for each of us. Every thing were exceptional. The place it really beautiful between ayasofia and the blue mosque so before you go you make the story trip. Mardys was my Host it is a fabulous men. he made me the scrub the traditional bubble soap. It's not... More 

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