Know before you go to the Bath
• There are some strict hamam rules to be followed.
• Historical (Tarihi) Çeşme Hamam is a communal, mixed (unisex) hamam.
• Men usually completely strip and wear nothing underneath the bath wrap. Women, on the other hand, typically keep their underwear on (but often not their bra) underneath the bath wrap. The choice is yours
• Tarihi Çeşme Hamam is open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.
• Ladies can bring their bikinis if they like.
• The masseur and scrubber will be the same sex as you are
• Standard soap is used. If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to some products, bring your own soap
• Advance booking is always advisable
• The tip is normally 10-20 percent of the total amount
The Turkish bath is a long-revered custom, centuries-old; perfect for those looking for a truly physical and spiritual cleansing experience.
The 300-year old Cesme Hamam, which was renovated in 2017, is one of the most beautiful baths in Istanbul. The Hamam is just a 5-minute walk from the Karakoy tram stop.
Prepare to leave the chaos and humdrum of life behind as soon as you enter the Turkish bath. Immerse yourself and embrace traditional custom by wearing the waistcloth and clogs provided.
Not quite for the faint-hearted, inside the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees Celcius under the central dome of the building.
The combined intense heat and humidity encourage the pores to open and impurities to be extracted from the body.
Following which, your skin will be gently exfoliated with a Turkish scrub and you will receive a soothing soap massage.
Finally, after resting, you can enjoy Turkish tea before being taken back to your hotel feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed.
About Çeşme Hamam
The Historical Çeşme Hamamı was built by Grand Admiral Kaymak Mustafa Pasha at the end of the 1720s, in the Tulip Era, and was used in turn by men and women at that time.
It continued to be used as a bathhouse until 2017 when it was restored by preserving its original structure. Çeşme Hamam was reopened by The Galata Istanbul Hotel MGallery by Sofitel in accordance with its original style and maintains the 300-year-old tradition of wellness of water therapy.
Cesme Hamam was renovated by the hotel so now you can enter the bath directly through the Hotel MGallery.
When you walk through the connecting door you don’t just enter a spa but step back in time to this magical piece of history that was once a Hamam in the Ottoman Empire.
You can visit the historical Çeşme Hamamı between 9 am and 10 pm every day.
The Hamam is just a 5-minute walk from the Karakoy tram stop. You can also access the hammam by tram from Taksim Istiklal Street. At the last stop of the nostalgic tram (Tünel Tramvay Durağı), you can use Tunel (funicular), the oldest metro of Istanbul. Cesme Hamam is a 3-minute walk away from the Tunel entrance in Karakoy.
Address: Arap Camii Mah. Bankalar Cad. No:21 Beyoğlu, Istanbul / Turkey