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Suleymaniye Hamami, Istanbul

3.9
#4 of 61 in Spas in Istanbul
Commissioned by a 16th-century Ottoman ruler, Suleymaniye Hamami combines lavish architecture, rich history, and traditional Turkish spa treatments. Your experience begins in the 40-60 C (104-140 F) hot room, where you lie on a warm marble slab to encourage sweating and the release of toxins. One of the male attendants will then perform an exfoliation treatment, soap massage, and washing ritual on your body. As the only hamam in Istanbul where women and men can bathe together, this is an especially popular spot for couples. Drink plenty of water beforehand to stay hydrated. Arrange your visit to Suleymaniye Hamami and discover more family-friendly attractions in Istanbul using our Istanbul day trip planner.
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  • Very expensive, especially for What you get. It only takes Aprox. 1 hour in total, and there is No additional swimmingpool Or anything.  more »
  • it is a very nice hamam, it is the only hamam that couples can visit it and enjoy the hammam together. There is a central lounge where you stay for a while and then 2 people move you to a twin room...  more »
  • We visited Suleymaniye Hamami two days after Christmas (quite busy period) and the service was quite good. We had made a reservation two days ago and we didn' t face any problem at all. They are very....  more »
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  • Fantastic experience. Authentic and very relaxing. Clean facilities with polite staff that speak English. Would definitely recommend!
  • Amazing first time experience! Loved every minute. A must have experience if visiting Turkey. Not expensive at 40Euros for what you get. Staff are Courteous and well trained. Establishment very clean. Authentic bath dating back to 1557.. If you want an experience this is it.
  • Incredible to see a bath facility of this age still functioning. Great experience and very unique. Expensive by local standards but you will not regret experiencing a bath in a structure that dates from 1557. Would have been great to see how the steam works was engineered.
  • We came as couple and both of us really enjoy the experience, immerse in 15th century Turkish bath. It was our first time here and would definitely recommend others to experience this traditional culture. All the staff are attentive and friendly. Just be mindful of your own body and tolerance for the heat in public sauna/hot stone.( just like going for any other sauna / hot stone you go, be mindful of your body tolerance)
  • Was a great and extremely refreshing as well as intense experience. It was well worth the expensive price (40 per person) but I wouldn’t recommend taking any young children here. You first begin by spending 40 mins in a very hot room. Then they rub you with a glove that removes dead skin. After this you get massaged and cleaned and can even get a drink after. I would definitely recommend this as a must for visiting istanbul and is great thing to do after visiting the lovely Mosque close by.

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