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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
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+90 212 393 8010
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 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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cleanest hamam in town

Great service, very clean and hygienic as you would expect, a bit overpriced. A useful suggestion I can leave here is, when you go there, just get the simplest basic option from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service, very clean and hygienic as you would expect, a bit overpriced. A useful suggestion I can leave here is, when you go there, just get the simplest basic option from their massage list (which is 170TL I believe).. cause that's really what you need..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Priced at the top end. But hey, if you were a tourist, not as if you do this weekly. Just go for it, worth every penny. Make sure you don't rush through once the whole 'washing and scrubbing and massage' is done. Take time to cool down while wrapped up like a baby. That peaceful rest is the best part... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was great overall. Everything is very clean and the employees very professional. You feel like you were born again after you leave. I recommend an apple tea at the end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't been to a Hamam in Istanbul, then you haven't been to Istanbul. So if you decide to actually go and enjoy this special experience, then do yourself a favor and visit the renown Ali Pasa Hamami. It actually was my first visit to a Hamam myself and I was just blown away by the event. You will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely hammam, I've not felt so clean ever! Jokes aside this place is very clean and well organised and set in a beautiful building , women in the morning only. Hamam staff are lovely and I love the little touches like bags for wet clothes, hairdryers etc. This is my 2nd visit and I will be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This outstanding hamam is recently refurbished and absolutely stunning. You feel relaxed immediately upon entering. Very reasonably priced (cheap by U.S. standards) and I can't wait to go again. Don't forget to add on an oil massage after your bath amd you'll feel extra pampered and relaxed. They have separate ladies and mens days, so full relaxation and peace is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I experienced my first turkish hamam here and it was excellent. The building is magnificent. You lay down on a warm marble surface looking up to a beautiful white dome with sunlight shining in. You just need to sit, relax and let the turkish men lather you in soup and pour you in warm water. I did a full body... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was our 3rd time in a Turkish hamam. Super professional service and very clean. Nicely renovated place. There are few really good ones but not this professional. A must go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The women and men service has separate time frame. So it is not for couples. Do make a reservation in advance. The place is very clean, the atmosphere is calm, service and facilities are good, feel like reborn after the bathing ritual. There are also oil massage services in dry room if you wanna pamper yourself more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I was cringing at the idea of going to the hamam, letting another person touch me and give me a bath. But I was told the hamam is an essential turkish experience so I picked up a bit of courage and walked inside this beautiful atmospherical hamam. The staff were quick to put me at ease. The masseur was excellent... More 

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