About the Suleymaniye Hamam

Our Suleymaniye Hamam was designed and built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous Ottoman architect Sinan who designed over four hundred buildings during his lifetime, the hamam being one of his most famous works. Sinan was also the architect of, another famous Istanbul  landmark, the Sulaymaniye Mosque. The hamam is over 471 years old and was a regular stop for the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman, and many sultans after him, where they had designated quarters.


Hamam rules and Instructions

You may take off your clothes, wrist watch, earring, necklace and place them in one of our private dressing room lockers. We providewomen with a bikini and shorts and men with a bath towel (Peştemal). The key to your private dressing roomwill remain on your wrist at all times while you enjoy your Hamam experience.Please be aware that our Hamam caters exclusively to couples and serves both male and female clients simultaneously.

The hamam experience in three steps

1. You will start your journey through the hamam at the hot room. This is a necessary first step. In the hot room, you will lie on a warm marble slab in the center ( Göbektasi ) for about 35-40 minutes. This will allow your body to relax, sweat and release many toxins. The hot room is kept at a temperature ranging between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius. And 65 % - 72 % humidity . Please be cognizant of your own health;If you have any health conditions that might be aggravated by heat, Kindly inform us before entering the hamam. 

 2. In the second step after your time on the marble slab, our specialized staff will call you by your hotel name and proceedto give you a full body exfoliation (peeling) followed by a soap massage and a whole body washing. Please note that all of the masseurs at the Suleymaniye Hamam are male. 

 3. Finally, after you are fully washed, a member of our staff will dry you off in a specialized way. After drying, you will proceed to the cool down room where you can rest and relax and enjoy a drink for an extra charge. You will be able to pay for your drinks upon exiting the Hamam.

Also, please note that:

* It is strictly not allowed to take pictures or videos at the hamam washing area.
* There will be no refunds for reserved sessions.
* Tips to your masseurs are customary (usually 10 %) but not included in the base hamam fee.


Our Hamam Services Include

  • A lockable private changing room
  • Wrap Towel (Peshtamal) for men
  • Bra and Shorts for women
  • Wooden hamam slippers (Takunya)
  • Wrap and dry towels
  • A 35-40 minutes hot room session
  • Personal masseur services: full body peeling, soap washing and soap massage, then hand drying
  • The entire hamam experience will last up to 90 minutes.

Hamam Entrance Fee 50 Euros per person

* We accept only cash.
* You can pay in Turkish Lira, Euros or Dollars

What is included in a hamam service?

Our Hamam Services Include

  • A lockable private changing room
  • Wrap Towel (Peshtamal) for men
  • Bra and Shorts for women
  • Wooden hamam slippers (Takunya)
  • Wrap and dry towels
  • A 35-40 minutes hot room session
  • Personal masseur services: full body peeling, soap washing and soap massage, then hand drying
  • The entire hamam experience will last up to 90 minutes.

Hamam Entrance Fee 50 Euros per person

* We accept only cash.
* You can pay in Turkish Lira, Euros or Dollars

Do we have to make a reservation?

Yes, You have to make reservation in advance. 
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How do you heat to hamam?

The hamam has always been heated only by natural oak wood fires. Since 1550 for 24 Hours

Can I Pay With Credit Card ?

No. You can pay only with cash (Turkish Lira, Euro and Dollars). Note: We do not accept credit cards.

Do we have to bring our bath clothes?

No, We provide everything. If preffered, bring your own bathing suit.

Are all the masseurs male?

Yes, they are all very well trained.

How long it takes?

The entire hammam experience will last up to 90 minutes.

Until what time are you open?

We are open everyday (include weekends) from 10:00 and 22:00 the last entry is 20:00. 

Are you open everyday?

Yes we are open everyday. 7 days a week .(Holidays,Christmas,Easter-Paskalya.. etc)

Can I take my kids with me?

Yes, you can. But we don`t accept 0-6 years old children into the hamam.

You can make reservation with children between 11:00 and 14:00.

If I am pregnant can I use hamam?

We accept just to 2 months.Up to 2 months we do not recommend to use Hamam.

Is there a hairdryer?

Yes there are hair dryers. You can use free of charge.
 

Why is the Suleymaniye hamam special ?

It is located in a 471 year historical building desinged by the famous architect Sinan. You can feel that time is back to the Ottoman period, when you take a bath here.

How can I find your hamam?

Suleymaniye Turkish Bath 1557 Suleiman the magnificent had this bath built in 1557. Being a part of great Kulliye of Suleymaniye, the architect of this bath is Mimar Sinan. There is a private lodge that belongs to Suleiman the Magnificent in this work which Mimar Sinan himself called it a work that belongs to his “ assistant architect period. It is known also as Dokmeci Turkish Bath since it was located near the foundry (dökmeci) ateliers during the Ottoman period. Rumour has it that there was a “ bowl of icterus “ which was lost after being used for ages. According to belief, those who get washed with this bowl were cured. Suleymaniye Turkish Bath is one of the nicest baths of Istanbul with its domes and geometrically aligned chimneys. There are eight marble coloms surrounding the central massage stone. The bath that was closed in 1924 was renovated and recommenced serving in the year 2004.