Hamam in Istanbul, Antalya or other

Old Apr 8th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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Hamam in Istanbul, Antalya or other

I would like to try a Haman somewhere on my trip to Turkey. Will be in Istanbul, Goreme,Selcuk, Antalya. We will be driving from Selcuk to Pamukkale and spending time on coast south of Fethiye before Antalya. Would like something more traditional rather than touristy spa like. Thanks
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 10:36 AM
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You aren't getting much of a response so I'll throw in my 2 cents. We went to a Haman in Ephesus - it was a blast. I can't really comment on traditional vs. touristy but the one we went to was far from being a high end spa. We were the only clients there. For a very funny article on hamans, google "Arse about Fez" and read the Home Sweat Home article. Enjoy!
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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My friend did a turkish bath in Istanbul. She thought it was great. Her husband would not go with her, and I doubt I would either, since the idea that "they wash you" (as she described it) just creeps me out. But if you'd like, I can get more details.
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 07:24 PM
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Although I didn't write down the name of the hamam I visited in Antalya, I can offer the following ideas, with absolutely no guarantee of what kind of experience you would have at them:

I had considered visiting the Elis Kapadokya Hamam in Goreme, but it didn't end up suiting my schedule. http://www.elishamam.com.tr

The hamam I had originally planned to visit in Antalya was the Sefa Hamam. http://sefahamam.com/en/ (That's the one that didn't have a woman on duty when I arrived, and when I declined, the man took me to the one I did use.)
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 08:11 PM
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@sf, I would be interested in hearing any details. Thanks!
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 09:21 PM
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I can recommend this place in Istanbul:

http://www.cemberlitashamami.com/

The building is ancient and it's not overly touristy. The one I visited in Bodrum was more authentic, and no other tourists the day I was there.
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 10:57 PM
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hı . ı am from antalya . you can check out thıs sıte . it ıs the bıggest hamam of antalya . http://www.onayhamami.com.tr/

kepez branch ıs hıghly recommemded . thıs ıs the bıggest
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