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Kilic Ali Pasa Hamami

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Address: Kemankes Mah. Hamam Sok. No:1 34425 Tophane, Karakoy | Next to Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 393 8010
08:00 - 23:30
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Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam; The elegant authentic surroundings of this Turkish...

Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam; The elegant authentic surroundings of this Turkish bath, magnificent creation of Mimar Sinan, transcends the timeless barriers between old and new… Giving you an escape from the hustle and bustle of beautiful Istanbul City.Mimar Sinan the legendary Architect of that period was commissioned by “Kilic Ali Pasa” to build the Hamam to withstand the ravages of the sea and time. The large light, Magnificent Dome above the Camegah (relaxation area) is 14 meters across and 17 meters high one of the largest single domes built by Sinan. The features of the Kulhan Chimney/exhaust, the leaded domes and the glass elephant eyes along with brick by brick reappointing, original Kurnas and some carved stone and marble slabs found during excavation have been retained and used within the premises adding to its extreme historical beauty and interest.The Hamam Ritual is an ancient one, the materials used have not significantly changed and used to restore energy and vitality to the body by reducing the toxins, and allowing the skin to breathe again

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I almost canceled my reservation here, I'm so glad I didn't. I had another bath a couple days ago in old district, and I thought I could do without another one as I've been there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I almost canceled my reservation here, I'm so glad I didn't. I had another bath a couple days ago in old district, and I thought I could do without another one as I've been there and done that already. I was so wrong. Let me first say this, don't be embarrassed when the attendant shows you the scrub mitt with... More 

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Arzignano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

i have been there today, and i'll go again next week. Is a wonderful place, and the girls that work there are very kind ( and they speak english very well ;P). Is a bit expensive but I think that are money well spent.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I visited this Turkish bath as a way to experience part of this ancient tradition and also rest from many days of walking. My teenage son joined me. It was simply an exquisite experience. The actual building is breathtaking. It was a relaxing and spotless environment. The staff was very attentive and aware that it was our first time. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

My wife and daughter went there last year but I didn't go due to the different time slots between men and women. I hesitated to go this year due to the cost. However, I am glad I went because they provided a wonderful and complete Hamami experience. It is in a historical building so it makes it even more special.... More 

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I really wanted to try a Turkish bath on my trip and I wasn't sure where to go. One friend suggested this place via FB, and then another friend said I had to go. My hotel called and made a reservation. It was super easy to get to via the light rail. The experience was so memorable. I loved every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This isn't the only bath you'll find in Istanbul, there are few other popular ones, BUT this is by far the best one! You'll appreciate the peaceful experience, I promise. It's always better to book an appointment in advance. If you love Moroccan baths, then you'll definitely enjoy a Turkish one. The only difference is Turkish bath is way softer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Service and staff were all very professional. This having been my first time to a bath, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was given keys to a locker and asked to change into a towel and keep only my underwear on (for the ladies bring a change of a sports bra if you are shy/uncomfortable exposing yourself). You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our first experience of a Hammam but not the last. 2 hours of relaxation, pampering and well being. Kt cost £50 with tip but worth every penny. One of those experiences one should have even if "this kind of thing is not for me" Separate sessions for men and women and very near Karakoy 10 where we stayed and can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Easy to book via the online reservation system and very well located for all those staying in Beyoglu. This is a must, the hammam ritual takes only 1h/1h15 and you can easy fit it in any itinerary. This hamam is one of the most historically relevant, built by the great architect Sinan in 1580 and perhaps one of Istanbul's most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Nice hammam, achmed is friendly. Building is nice, you get hot tea etcetera. Quite pricy but definitely worth it. Tram stops in front of the building.

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