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Things You Did Not Know About Turkish Hamams

I always hear mixed reviews of historical hamams from our guests. Some love it , some hate it. So it is usually very risky to recommend one. The rule of thumb is that luxury hotel hamams are pricey but better serviced, while historical hamams [1] are cheaper and lesser serviced. But there are of course exceptions.
You have probably read tons of info about Turkish Hamams in your guidebooks. I will not try to add any more historical or architectural info. Bringing together bits of details about the “hamam world” and a short list of my favorite hamams is the aim of my post.

5 Things Locals Know, You Probably Don’t

My Favorite Hotel Hamams

Hamam at Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hamam at Four Seasons Hotel.

Çirağan Palace Hotel

Four Seasons Bosphorus

My Favorite Historical Hamams

Çemberlitaş Hamamı

Cagaloglu Hamam in Istanbul.

Cagaloglu Hamam in Istanbul. Very Ottoman , is it not?

Cağaloğlu Hamamı

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