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Cagaloglu, Istanbul

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#17 of 21 in Baths in Istanbul
Cağaloğlu is a quarter located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. Much of the publishing industry in Istanbul is located in Cağaloğlu. It is also famous for its ancient hamam, or Turkish bath, known as the Cağaloğlu Hamam.NameThe quarter gets its name from Cigalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha (Cağaloğlu Yusuf Sinan Paşa; c. 1545–1605), an Ottoman admiral and statesman of Genoese descent, as well as a member of the influential Cicala family of Genoa. The original name Cigalaoğlu (meaning "of the Cigala (Cicala) family", or literally "Cigala-son" as a Turkified surname) eventually turned into Cağaloğlu through the course of centuries.
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  • High recommend as this was recommended by a friend to me. In particular, Muhammet was great! Took care of me and gave an authentic experience! Thank you!  more »
  • This time I booked a hotel in Cağaloğlu. It was a bit confusing to find it again after every outing because of all the little by-streets and sudden turns at corners that all looked the same. There...  more »
  • Narrow busy streets that are safe and friendly, plenty of shops and places to eat. Visit to explore local life.  more »
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  • Pleasant experience, go early to get the best attention. I came here early, 10 am, and there were only a few in the women's section. Service was efficient, staff helpful. Marble slabs were beautiful but a bit hard to lie on during bubble wash. Delicious treats and tea at the end.
  • I had the number 4 treatment and it was amazing. The lady who provided my service her name was Kadriye and she was fantastic at her job and very professional. Highly recommend the experience to anyone who is in Istanbul.
  • I'm glad I came here for my very first hamam experience. The nearly 400 year old establishment is breathtaking from the minute you walk down the steps to the reception. With plenty of cushioned sofas to lounge on while waiting and softly gurgling fountains, the place is luxurious even before anything starts. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with my therapist, Gemil, who was excellent, polite, and made sure I was comfortable at all times. There really was something magical about looking up at a great domed ceiling while being massaged with foam. While not quite cheap, it was worth every penny. The service was worthy of 5 stars. However, I initially tried to book through their website/email and never received a confirmation. Luckily, my hotel was nearby so I popped by in the morning to check in. While I couldn't get my bath during the time slot I had initially hoped to get, the concierge was able to fit me into another slot very easily.
  • As soon as you walk in, it smells heavenly. This is the Hamam I was recommended by the Yazar Hotel. This is the place that Oprah W, Jensen Button and now I have used and recommend! The experience is relaxing and magical. I went for a sauna, body scrub and foam massage-currently option 2. IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. My body still feels so silky smooth a shower and 24 hours later!!! They give you flip flops, disposable underwear, an assisted female masseuse and when it’s all over Turkish tea, Turkish Delight and this drink called Sherbert which I can drink a whole pint of. You have a private room in which to change and keep all your belongings with a key to lock the door. Then let the music, scent and relaxation take over!!
  • If you have a few hours spare in Istanbul, I’d definitely recommend visiting! Beautiful building and the staff were lovely. My therapist was called Ece and she was very professional and friendly!

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