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Turkish bath houses (Hamam)?

Please recommend a good Turkish Bath house? There are so many that I have trouble choosing one. Please tell me the locations and addresses of your recommendations. Thnaks!

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Country: Turkey

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1. ÇEMBERLİTAŞ HAMAMI

The most visited hamams today are the palatial Çemberlitas Hamami, Vezirhan Cad. 8 (off Divanyolu at the Column of Constantine; tel. 0212/522-7974; 40YTL/$35/£15 for the traditional bath, massage, and kese, a scrubbing using an abrasive mitt; 28YTL/$24/£11 bath only; daily 6am-midnight with separate sections; MasterCard and Visa accepted), which was based on a design by Sinan, and the 18th-century



2. CAĞALOĞLU HAMAMI

Cagaloglu Hamami, Yerebatan Cad. at Ankara Cad. (tel. 0212/522-2424; 36YTL/$31/£14 bath and kese; 68YTL/$59/£26 if you opt for the "Oriental luxury" treatment; daily 7am-10pm for men, 8am-8pm for women), which allegedly saw the bare bottoms of Franz Liszt, Edward VIII, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Florence Nightingale, and even had a part as an extra in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.



3. SÜLEYMANİYE HAMAMI

The recently restored Süleymaniye Hamami, Mimar Sinan Cad. 20 (tel. 0212/519-5569; open daily 7am-midnight), part of the Süleymaniye mosque complex, is another architectural and social welfare wonder of Sinan and Süleyman the Magnificent.



4. GALATASARAY HAMAMI

In Beyoglu, the Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, Sütterazi Sok. 24 (from Istiklal Cad. in front of the Galatasaray High School, it's the second street to the left of the gate; tel. 0212/249-4342; 40YTL/$35/£15 admission plus 5YTL/$4.35/£1.90 if you want the massage and kese; daily 7am-10pm for men, 8am-8pm for women), was built by Beyazit II as part of the Galata Sarayi school complex.

Hi.. if you are coming to Izmir for vacation the best Hamam is called KARATAS HAMAMI.
it is located 5 minutes away from city centre (KONAK).
The taxi prize from Konak to Hamam is 7$ and the hamam costs 15$
:)
Hello Ronald,

In Istanbul there are very good ones as Çemberlitaş, Cağaloğlu, Galatasaray and Süleymaniye Hamamı.

When you are in Istanbul You must definately go to Taksim area. I am sure you will anyway. I will advice you to go to “GALATASARAY HAMAMI” at the same area ( Taksim) So , it will be great for you to have a wonderful day in Taksim and also go to Turkish bath too at the same day. ( beginning of the day or end of the day )

Taksim - Beyoglu, Galatasaray Hamamı – The adres is as follows ; Sütterazi Sok. 24

Telephone number is 0212 - 249-4342
The price is per person 40YTL ($35/£15)
If you like to have also massage and kese you must pay extra 5YTL-$4.35 - £1.90
Opening hours : 7am-10pm for men, 8am-8pm for women
The web address is :

To have detailed information about taksim area as how to go, where to go, when to go and etc.. Please click on the following link;


Well... If you like to have a friend with you during the day ( whom is local J) just send an e-mail please.. I will be there for you if you like. My mail address is

Take care and have a great time Ronald.
Peace – Hülya
Cemberlitas Hamamı is less touristy, I advise you give it a try.Vezirhan Cad. 8 tel. 0212-5227974 Cemberlitas
Cagaloglu hamami is the most famous one in istanbul.

Hello Ronald,

In Istanbul there are very good ones as Çemberlitaş, Cağaloğlu, Galatasaray and Süleymaniye Hamamı.

When you are in Istanbul You must definately go to Taksim area. I am sure you will anyway. I will advice you to go to “GALATASARAY HAMAMI” at the same area ( Taksim) So , it will be great for you to have a wonderful day in Taksim and also go to Turkish bath too at the same day. ( beginning of the day or end of the day )

Taksim - Beyoglu, Galatasaray Hamamı – The adres is as follows ; Sütterazi Sok. 24

Telephone number is 0212 - 249-4342
The price is per person 40YTL ($35/£15)
If you like to have also massage and kese you must pay extra 5YTL-$4.35 - £1.90
Opening hours : 7am-10pm for men, 8am-8pm for women
The web address is :

To have detailed information about taksim area as how to go, where to go, when to go and etc.. Please click on the following link;


Well... If you like to have a friend with you during the day ( whom is local J) just send an e-mail please.. I will be there for you if you like. My mail address is

Take care and have a great time Ronald.
Peace – Hülya
the best hamam are suleymaniye hamam because this is the only hamam where you can go in with your partner so i recomend it if you dont want to be seperated from your partner ,the other is cembelitas hamam is very good though is a little bit on the expensive side but is really good ,cembelitas is very close to sultan hammed and the train can also drop you there is very popular and the other is by suleymaniye musque good luck
Emre's info is perfect for you really.Enjoy it!
I have never personally visited a hamam in Turkey but I have it on recommendation from the many visitors we get in Dalyan that the best one is in the Kiparis Hotel which is located right in the centre of Dalyan. The local Turkish population travel to a hamam located in Dalaman which is approximately a 20 minute drive from Dalyan. I don't have the address but can find out and let you know
galatasaray hamamı, çemberlitaş hamamı, süleymaniye hamamı;
cağaloğlu hamamı

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