Turkish Bath

I am wrapping up a trip in Turkey and Istanbul. Is a Turkish bath worth the experience and price? About how many lira should I expect to pay and can anyone recommend a bath house or hamami near Sultanahmet? Thanks! Betsy

Posted by Maggie
Boscombe, Dorset, UK
960 posts

Hi Betsy, I went for a Turkish bath last time I was in Istanbul and I'm really glad I did.
The RS guide book has recommendations in that area. Iy also tells you what price to expect. If I recall, it was somewhere in the region of 100 lira. One thing, do remember to generously tip the woman who gives you the bath; they work hard and get paid very little.

Posted by Christy
Laguna Beach, CA, USA
264 posts

did it. loved it. woudld do it again. my skin has never felt so soft. i have never felt so squeaky clean! and i found the whole experience very relaxing. we went to cemberlitas (sp?). we had been staying in sultanhmet too and it wasn't that far of a walk.