Kilic Ali Paşa Hamam, Istanbul

4.6
#3 of 61 in Spas in Istanbul
Pamper yourself with a traditional Turkish bath experience at Kilic Ali Paşa Hamam. Known for its architecture and recognizable dome, the building housing the baths is one of the most symbolic in the district, named after a greatly revered admiral in Ottoman history who commissioned the construction of the building as part of a mosque and school complex. The original chimney and some carved stone and marble pieces found during excavation have been preserved and used within the structure. The large dome, 14 m (46 ft) across and 17 m (56 ft) high, provides light above the relaxation area within the hamam. The ancient hamam ritual is thought to restore energy and life to the body by reducing the toxins on the skin. It takes approximately 45 minutes and involves an initial douse of warm water, a period of relaxation on a warm stone, and then a body scrub delivered by an attendant. Add a massage to your visit if you wish. The facilities include changing rooms and lockers for your belongings. Note that you can keep a towel on throughout your experience, and English-speaking staff are available to answer any questions you may have. The hamam is easily accessible via public transportation. Put Kilic Ali Paşa Hamam at the forefront of your travel plans using our Istanbul online vacation maker.
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  • I had experienced 2 other hamams before this, so I had an idea. The property is beautiful as I read , and it was in person. Very clean. However, there is no true sauna, they make you lie on the...  more »
  • Our tour guide recommended this particular hamam to us - it's where his wife goes once a month - We are so glad he did. It was amazing. Very clean and hygienic. They ladies were very professional...  more »
  • 1st time Turkey bath experience, much better than my expectation. Good service and good environment help the maximum body relaxation.  more »
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  • This is truly not to be missed. This was my first Turkish bath experience and I think it will be hard to top. The hammam is part of a mosque dating back to the 1500's. It has been beautifully restored and updated for the 21st century. Although I don't speak Turkish service was extraordinary. Just relaxing on the beds in the common room after the bath is worth it.
  • Truly superb! I was new to the Turkish bath experience and man I'm sold. The bath itself is luxurious beyond almost anything I've experienced. The massage was the best I've had in months. I cannot recommend this place enough. Tips are cash only and you'll want to tip more than you think so bring enough.
  • Super nice... If you want to relax, definitely go there... Women during the day (till around 17h) Men in the evening (from around 18h) But make an appointment (for the evening should be enough) ... You can make it on the spot or through mail (fast response time)
  • I have no points of comparison to rate a hammam or spa. Google insists on one, so take this with a grain of salt; I imagine something even better must exist, so it's missing a fifth star. That being said, this is a very professional operation which makes for a nice experience. Friendly staff, clean facilities, serene, and accessible to foreigners. If you choose to visit, ensure your make an online reservation beforehand.
  • One of the best experiences i ever had with a deluxe turkish Hamam bath, literally the service itself was at the highest above my expectation. I felt like a new born baby after the Hamam, hopefully will visit this place every time i land in Istanbul. Note that separate timing for both male and female visitors

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