Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, Istanbul

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Architectural Building · Turkish Bath
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Indulge in a deluxe traditional bathing experience at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, which was built for the wife of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. The chief Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan designed the building in the mid-16th century in place of the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus, just across from Hagia Sophia. The hammam offers basic and upscale bath services including a scrub and soap massage, aromatherapy massages, mud masks, and a bubble wash, all in meditative surroundings. The entrance vestibules surrounded by wooden cubicles lead into separate baths for women and men. Taste some of the Turkish cuisine at a restaurant on the outdoor terrace. Come prepared with a change of clothes. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Istanbul trip simple and quick.
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  • We made the mistake of not booking our hammam experience in advance and almost risked not being able to get a slot! However, we were super glad when Hurrem Sultan Hamami was able to accomodate us... 
    We made the mistake of not booking our hammam experience in advance and almost risked not being able to get a slot! However, we were super glad when Hurrem Sultan Hamami was able to accomodate us...  more »
  • A luxury Turkish Hammam. The staff were really great and guided you through the whole traditional Turkish hammam experience. I did the cheapest option which was a 45 minute session - Highly... 
    A luxury Turkish Hammam. The staff were really great and guided you through the whole traditional Turkish hammam experience. I did the cheapest option which was a 45 minute session - Highly...  more »
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  • WHAT TO EXPECT: from a scrub: men and women have separated entrances and spaces. You will be led to a private booth to change into mesh/paper(?) black underwear. Not sure if there’s a top for women. Then you’ll be led into a grand marble room where you’re doused repeatedly with water from a beautiful bowl and fountain. Be careful to take deep breaths before they get your face! You’ll then continue to douse yourself for a few minutes and then be scrubbed down and exfoliated. Seeing swirls of skin come off is disgustingly delightful. Then you’ll be guided to a large marble slab and lay down - it’s more comfortable than it sounds - and covered in magnificently thick blankets of bubbles. You’ll be scrubbed down and washed off. Others may be in the same room but everyone is so busy closing their eyes to avoid water that you’ll hardly notice them. When it’s over you’re led into the entry area and invited to lounge in a chaise with fresh Turkish delight (the first time I’ve enjoyed it) and yea or coffee, and juice! What a fantastic experience and a way to feel transported back in time!
  • This is one of life’s truly exceptional experiences where luxury lives up to the name. The treatment; body scrub, massage, hair wash and conditioning was absolutely superb. Sadly it comes at a price of abandoning any inhibitions because the paper g-string supplied is unforgiving. However that said once you’re over the giggles it is truly fantastic because the therapist is totally professional. The building has been very sympathetically restored with a lot of original features still in place. Good idea to order snacks or food prior to treatment so that these are readily available in the relaxation room. The products used are all perfumed with the flowers from the Judas tree which was pleasantly unfamiliar. Everything you need is supplied, towels, slides, bathrobes.

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