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Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami

Turnacibasi Sokak, No: 24 | Beyoglu, Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 252 4242
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Old style spa, very different from modern spas

I had gone in expecting a typical high-end spa, like something I had experienced in Bali or a posh... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jojostar1985
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Baarn, The Netherlands
Over charged terrible service

Only good thing about Galata Hamami is the history however they over charger and service is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ozan K
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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.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible42%
21 Sep 2016
“Good hammam”
2 weeks ago
“Old style spa, very different from modern spas”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Turnacibasi Sokak, No: 24 | Beyoglu, Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey
Beyoglu
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+90 212 252 4242
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had gone in expecting a typical high-end spa, like something I had experienced in Bali or a posh hotel spa. It was very different and I think many of the negative reviews here are from mismatched expectations. The place was beautiful in an old...More

Thank Jojostar1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only good thing about Galata Hamami is the history however they over charger and service is terrible. I am Turkish and I don't recommend this place to anyone. I only have been there ones, only because my wife who is British, wanted to have a...More

Thank Ozan K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Total wastage of time and money,they put you in the Sauna for a long time until you can't even breathe properly,the scrub is terrible and short ,its like scrubbing an infant,the massage is the worst I have ever seen,they don't pay attention,they mix up men...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After many years traveling to Istanbul this was not a nice experience. The place is nice but people are not professional at all. It is a petty the massage the worst of my life. The ladies are not clean very bad smell and appearance.

Thank Chatica C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The hamam personell doesn't even try to give a decent service, the washing and massage is a joke. Save your money and don't come here. I can put soap on myself and make sure it's at least done thoroughly without paying 180 Lira for "full...More

Thank Mrlegas
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went there because a turkish friend recomended us to go, but it we don't like the experience, we felt like stupid tourists. The price is high comparing the services, we asked for the full service, and it took one hour, but most of the...More

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GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

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

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

From start to finish the experience was uncomfortable. We were shunted around rudely. I was washed and scrubbed by a lady who was completely naked, including a rough hair shampoo and a bucket of water thrown over my head. If anything the whole thing was...More

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GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Your comments are important to us all. Thank you

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I came to this place by accident. It's a decent place, good service. But if you had a Turkish hammam before you would realize that its average. Good service but certainly not the best.

Thank wildgh
GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

No way the locals would pay this price. Certainly rigged. The place is deserted no one goes there. I wanted to have guanine Hamam experience the kind the locals would go for and I was disappointed. I should have went to the touristy fancy ones....More

2  Thank Ahmed A
GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

My husband and I stumbled on this place while walking through the Taksim neighborhood and decided to try--why not? The first clue was that they only took cash payments so we had to find an ATM for $100 for both of us. There were 3...More

4  Thank sherrieseg
GalatasarayH, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Your comments are important to us all. Thank you

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