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Jennifer's Hamam

NO: 135 Arasta Bazaar, Sultanahmet | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 516 30 22
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bit too pricey

the salesmen come across like " we do not really appreciate your business" they are very keen to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara T
Exceeded My Already High Expectations!

I have been a fan of pestemals for a long time, but had not bought any because I knew that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, IN
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The only company in country working directly with the last families of weavers, making the best quality towels, pestamel, bedcovers, robes, linens, table covers, etc. From only the best quality GOTS certified Turkish cotton, linen and silk. A must see for textile lovers.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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NO: 135 Arasta Bazaar, Sultanahmet | Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 212 516 30 22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the salesmen come across like " we do not really appreciate your business" they are very keen to give you other shops names to go and shop- Which was a first for me Its alright to be non- negotiable but shouldn't be indifferent about shoppers...More

Thank Sara T
JGEJHSH, Owner at Jennifer's Hamam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sara, So sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant visit at one of our shops. Do you know which shop you visited? Possibly the name of your salesman (men ??? - you mentioned plural). When was your visit? If by any chance you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a fan of pestemals for a long time, but had not bought any because I knew that eventually I would make it to Istanbul and Jennifer's Hamam. Well, the wait was worth it. I had emailed with Jennifer months prior to my...More

Thank ParisKat
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is a remarkable shop with a hugely positive backstory. Jennifer's encouragement of traditional weaving in an area close to the Syrian border (there are now apparently 1000 active looms) has brought much-needed income to the area. The towels, robes etc are of excellent quality...More

Thank farnhamian
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I originally went to the Arasta Bazaar location and then the salesperson took my over to the showroom. WOW. I literally spent hours there, the product selection is truly unparalleled. All the salespeople were so nice and very knowledgeable about the products. Everyone at Jennifer's...More

Thank KalieElizabeth
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We are Canadians so of course we could not resist going inside when we saw the Canadian flag in the window. We went back to this shop TWICE to buy more and more and more. We bought towels, blankets, robes, everything! It is all so...More

Thank Austen M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Yes it's nice and expensive, even very expensive, but I don't see the difference with the same products with the same origin sold in other shops around, such as Pasha across the street, at much better prices without all the canned blabla learned by heart...More

1  Thank VCube
JennifersHamam, Owner at Jennifer's Hamam, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Dear VCube, Jennifer is right here. Hello! What a shame you didn't ask to meet me, my staff would have taken great pleasure in bringing you to our showroom and introducing us to each other; it would have been lovely to sit and have a...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Visited Jennifer's Hamam with a friend based on the recommendation of three very different associates from three very different nations who were all very impressed. Our experience was spectacular as well. No hard sell, reasonable prices, amazing quality. The selection can be overwhelming but the...More

2  Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Every time I dry off from a shower, I am reminded that Jennifer's Hamam is rare in Istanbul. It's not rare because they sell Turkish textiles - everywhere sells that. It's not rare because of the store's location - there's a ton of textile shops...More

4  Thank snowdenj
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

What I love about the store is, first the quality of the merchandise is probably the best in Istanbul. The owner is very conscious about helping maintain traditions in the outlying villages. Weaving will soon be a lost art. She makes it a point to...More

1  Thank C W
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Went to their shop at Arasta Bazaar. I asked if there was a difference between the two shops (their website showed two addresses). The man said each store had some colors the other didn't - he said he could take me to their showroom a...More

Thank sarahannyeoh
JennifersHamam, Owner at Jennifer's Hamam, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

So happy to hear you had the time to visit us during your stay in Istanbul. And thank you so much for bringing your friends as well. Your words of praise are so important for the future of weaving and the livelihoods of the weavers...More

With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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9 April 2017|
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Response from sarahannyeoh | Reviewed this property |
When I was there just over a week ago one of the salesmen was taking an order from someone out of the country over the phone - pretty sure it was Skype. They will definitely ship to you. Just expect to pay a little more... More
20 March 2017|
Response from JGEJHSH | Property representative |
Dear Louise, Thank you for your message and your interest in our quality. We are very happy to assist you with an order and we have two methods of shopping from abroad; 1.  I can assist you personally through email and... More
22 April 2016|
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Response from JGEJHSH | Property representative |
Hi, this is Jennifer at Jennifer's Hamam. Happy to assist you personally via our company email OR if you prefer to work with one of our wholesale partners in the States, please send a mail telling me where you are located... More