In a country known for its baths, Cemberlitas Hamami represents one of the most notable spots. This historical Turkish bath, or hamam as they are called in Turkey, has been open since 1584 and continues to provide an authentic experience to locals and tourists alike. The hamam was built at the request of Nurbanu Sultan, wife of former Turkish Sultan Selim II, as a means of bringing in revenue. Enter the hamam through segregated men's and women's entrances and continue to the Sicaklik, or hot room. This steam room prepares you for the intense bathing experience. Scrub down with traditional copper bowls, or pay for an attendant to pamper you like a sultan with a scrub and massage. The hamam also offers a variety of extra services including Indian head massage, clay mask, and reflexology. Use our Istanbul online visit planner to visit Cemberlitas Hamami on your trip to Istanbul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to Cemberlitas Hamami
Turkish Hammam Bath Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $87
Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
Çemberlitas Historical Bath Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $67
Duration: 1 hour
Cemberlitas Hamami Reviews
Went to this recommended hamam with high expectations, only to be disappointed by the facilities but more importantly appalled by the deliberate intimidation and left speechless by the managers indiff... more »
This hamam was conveniently located and well-promoted, so we decided to try a first-time Turkish Bath and a massage (as an extra the treatment). The building is lovely and historic, with beautiful app... more »
1. Accepts cards 2. Good location 3. Reasonable price 4. Nothing required to be carried Except for the receptionist, none speak or understand English. They did their job well, but as many mentioned in their reviews, hygiene is questionable. Also the staff who bathed me asked me couple of times to tip him (which I’d have done even if he hadn’t asked openly). Few staff were not 100% dedicated, so your experience depends on which guy you get.
Don''t give money to thieves, the people who run this places are thieves and evil people. They steal, they lie, they are awful people. Stay away! Protect yourself. Obviously don't bring extra cash there, but still don't even go there in the first place because they are horrible people in a city full of lovely friendly honest people. You can find better nicer places no problem.
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