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“Very nice local hamam”
Review of Sofular Hamami

Sofular Hamami
Ranked #28 of 225 Spas & Wellness in Istanbul
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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 all we felt very good taken care of and would definitely come back of we are ever back in Istanbul.

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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...

I had 20min relaxation in the hot room (lie down on the warm marble) + 5min with exfoliating glove (very painful sometimes) + 15min massage (also very painful sometimes... the masseur is a tough guy !) + 10 minutes wahing.

Globally I found this a nice experience, I felt relax and very clean at the end. It was my first experience so I cannot judge but I think it could be more soft, it could last a little longer and it would be better if the masseur does not ask for a tip...

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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, that's why it is hardly possible even to ask them questions.
Both peeling and massage were of low quality. We even did not understand that they did a massage - was just usual washing with a USUAL synthetic bast wisp (not even 'kese' that needs to be used). As a result - no foam and no feeling of being massaged.
The ladies were rather abrupt (though smiling) and were all the time hurrying us up.
The hamam itself is also not that easy to find.

To sum up, it was nice experience, but I will never go to such a true local place without locals any more. I would prefer to pay more, but get more suave service.

1  Thank Kot_v_sapoge
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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, 10 TL massage and 10 TL rubbing. There is a parking place near to the hammam.

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