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“Average experience but not worth this money”

Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami
Ranked #95 of 222 Spas & Wellness in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Galatasaray Hamam, is in the buildings of Galatasaray Mosque - (Kulliye), It was originally built, together with the kulliye itself during the regin on Beyazit II. The construction of Galatasaray Hammam stands on a mysterious story. When the Sultan Beyazit was wandering around the land where todays Galatasaray Lycee and the Galatasaray Hammam stands on now; he sees a hut. This hut belongs to Gul Baba, a respected man of his time. Sultan Beyazit meets this man and asks him "Gul Baba - do you have any wishes?" and Gul Baba wishes the the construction of a school to conquer over the centuries and a Kulliye to have a hammam with a dome. Sultan Beyazit accepts the wish and makes the kulliye be built in 1481. Gul Baba's grave is still in the Kulliye and the Galatasaray Hammam has conquered over the centuries just like he has wished. The editor of the book " History of Galatasaray", Fethi Isfendiyaroglu, states that the Galatasaray Hammam has served the students, during his education. Thus he says, as a student of Galatasaray Lycee "Before, during our times, there was hammam service every morning, the students were gathered in their dormitories every morning and taken to Galatasaray Hammam, next to the garden of the school. When the students were in the bath, the door of the hammam was closed and no other customers were let in. The Galatasaray Hammam, adressing the centuries, have served many pashas, muslim judges ( kadi ), and grand viziers and have participated in the pure lifes of these people. Galatasaray Hammam, with the heritage of the past, is also modern, both in the quality of its services and the hospitality of its staff.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place itself is very nice. We booked option with 180 TL and scrub and massage should be included. The time which has been promissed 2 hours but it was less. We recieved changing room in front of the male changing rooms and there is a window in the door. well... it's genious. After we done the lady which treated us came to us one by one and asked for the tips. She asked us several times. Wht is this? But from the good things they offering complimentary soft drinks and staff from reception was nice.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went for a bath, scrub and soap treatment. Within 35 minutes I was done. They use the cheapest soap although they sell Aleppo soap. The men that where working there where old and grumpy.

The place was beautiful but the service was really bad. We were actually looking for another hamman (aga hammami) close to Taksim square as well. But couldn't find that one so we walked into this one. Waste of money.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

i was been istanbul for new years. We are want go the Turkish Hammam and select Galatasaray Hamami .
We can say;
Good stuff
really historical real turkish bath service
good price

and we select Full service.

Thank sashamasha34
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GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Included in Istanbul tourist pass we visit it and had a great tukrish bath expiriance. Really kind stuff, worth to trust and profesoonal.
Unique session for sauna lover.

Thank markob2
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Please don't waste your time and money!
One would think that because of the history of the place it would be the best hamam service, unfortunately the service is below average. This why:
-They keep you there for long time till you can't breathe anymore and then the service doesn't take more than 15 min max.
- you pay 180 TYL full service, not the max but it includes message as well... they don't know anything about message and they will give you the worst experience.
- there is one entrance for men and woman!
- my sisters were asked to go to another room ... they were made to pass through the men area!
- they ask for big tip as well

Thank Sinanand M
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GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear guest
All our prices are determined by the Ministry of Culture.
Which staff helped you?
You should contact us to resolve your questions.
Thank you

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