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Unique experience and friendly atteendants

This was our first experience with a Turkish Bath, so don't have anything to compare it against. My... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cheaper than normal hammams but don't get caught

This hammam was very good orginallt from what I hear. Then tourists started discovering this local... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2015
Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 Jan 2016
“Too dirty”
28 Aug 2015
“Unique experience and friendly atteendants”
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Sofular Cad. No:28 Iskender Pasa Mh. | Aksaray, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Fener & Balat
+90 212 521 37 59
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Although it is similar to other hammams in Istanbul, thoshamma should be renovated. The cabins are dirty, smelly and too old. They raised their prices, from 20Lt to 30 Lt for a simple hamam, and although they have it well annouced that a kasa is...More

2  Thank Taoufik F
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This was our first experience with a Turkish Bath, so don't have anything to compare it against. My daughter, husband, and I went there last week, the 22nd of August, 2015. I believe the cost was modest for this service at 55 Turkish Lira each....More

2  Thank 1etsgo
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This hammam was very good orginallt from what I hear. Then tourists started discovering this local hammam as the price for complete service was about 50tLiras. But sadly theyve too jumped on the tourist scamming band wagon. 50 liras is suppose to include everything including...More

4  Thank ZafranWindsor
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We paid 50 TL for use of the hamam including a scrub, soap massage and having our hair washed; making it my cheapest hamam experience in Istanbul. Sofular is not as beautiful as hamams like Çemberlitas and instead of sharing the room with other tourists,...More

2  Thank Lizbé K
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We wanted to have a hamam experience in a smaller setting away from the tourist crowds, so we looked for Sofular. It's out of the touristy area for sure, but it made the experience that much more interesting. We found the women's entrance and were...More

3  Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Went here with a friend and had a very good experience - the staff were friendly and helpful as we have never tried this before. There were no other tourists but a few locals, who seemed to be regular visitors of the hamam. All in...More

2  Thank adeleunn
Reviewed 12 May 2013

I went to the men part of this hammam (may 2013) which is pretty easy to find. I was charged 48 TL + 3 that I gave to the masseur which, though he did not speak english nor french, managed to ask me a tip......More

Thank Maaksim
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Pluses: historical, local hamam - no tourists and in the evening even no locals. Minuses: the prices claimed were 25TL (hamam) + 10TL (peeling) + 5TL (massage) = 45TL. But they charged us 50TL, having not explained what 5TL were for. No one speaks English,...More

1  Thank Kot_v_sapoge
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We were three friends in Sofular Hammam last week and spent appr. 2 hours. Some of the taps were hardly operating. I was not happy with careless masseur and the rubber and price is high comparing to other historical hammams in Istanbul. 25 TL entrance,...More

1  Thank iskandil
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Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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