- 2-hour Turkish baths experience at Cagaloglu Hamami in Istanbul
- Make the most of two hours of relaxation and cleansing inside the 18th-century hammam building
- Lie on a hot marble slab that encourages the body to sweat and release toxins
- Have a vigorous soapy scrub to remove dead skin cells and regulate blood circulation
- Relax in a cooler room, enjoying the feel of your clean skin, softened from the steam
- Enjoy a hassle-free hotel pickup service from the European side of Istanbul
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Tea timePhoto by: Patricia P
- Tea areaPhoto by: Patricia P
- Small door entrancePhoto by: Patricia P
- RelaxedPhoto by: Patricia P
- Previous visitorsPhoto by: Patricia P
- Our roomPhoto by: Patricia P
- Main areaPhoto by: Patricia P
- LavatoryPhoto by: Patricia P
- Gift Soap storePhoto by: Patricia P
- FountainPhoto by: Patricia P
- Exiting the hammanPhoto by: Patricia P
- EntrancePhoto by: Patricia P
- Changing roomsPhoto by: Patricia P
- Changing areaPhoto by: Patricia P
- Cagaloglu HamamiPhoto by: Patricia P
What You Can Expect
This is the last Hammam to be built in the Ottoman Empire. It was begun by one of the head architects of that time, Suleyman Aga, and finished by Abdullah Aga. Its elaborate interiors remain much the same as they were in the Ottoman days, and you’d be hard-pushed to find a more resplendent-looking place to while away a couple of hours.
Leave your coyness at the door and follow the locals’ lead to strip off completely or alternatively, change into your bikini or swimming shorts if you want to reserve your modesty. Then slip on your peştamal (traditional cotton robe) and step inside the bath chamber where a heated marble platform covers the floor. Lie on the marble slab to encourage your body to sweat, and splash yourself with hot water from the bathing basins that line the edges of the room.
After roughly 45 minutes of relaxing and building up a sweat in the steamy bath chamber, one of the baths’ attendants will exfoliate your body, scrubbing you down with a loofah mitten and hot, soapy water.
Rinse away the soapy suds with hot water from the bathing basins, put your peştamal back on and then visit one of the baths’ cooler rooms to relax. The duration of each stage of your Turkish baths experience varies, but most people find 45 minutes on the marble slab, 15 minutes of exfoliation and an hour of relaxation time to be the norm.
Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, return to the changing rooms to dress and then leave the bath house.
This sure is an experience loved it
Naude M South Africa
I've had a Hammam experience before so my expectations were high. It was a good experience, clean facility, nice to get dropped off but definitely NOT worth the cost. The guy at the desk didn't even know what my voucher included so he gave us middle of the line when I was clearly supposed to get a premium package including massage. I could have booked this myself for 50 Euro but paid 2X by booking it through a site. I know for next time. Reviews online are questionable so I recommend you ask Friends and Family for their experience.
Horrible experience. The person wispered in my ear that he would accept dollars as a tip. Kind of blows the whole experience.
Overpriced. Admin staff rather rude. Do not recommend.
The driver who picked us up did not know a word of English, dropped us in the middle of the road and left us right there. When we arrived at the reception we were told we did not pay for the bath! We had to wait for 30 mins until they finally decided to let us in. The bath was ok. Will not go again
The bath was an interesting experience. It would have made me feel more comfortable if the ladies working there spoke English as it was hard to communicate.