Massage in Istanbul:
Best Spas and Best Hamams in Town
When talking about a massage in Istanbul, the first thing comes to mind is of course hamams, known as Turkish baths. It is very common among locals (and thus travellers) to have a scrub and a massage in a hamam.
If you go to a nice hamam, you'll be guaranteed to have a nice masssage and scrub session, in a very historic and interesting atmosphere.
But if you don't like the idea of going to a public hamam, there are hamams in five-star hotels in Istanbul, where you can sample your share of massage in Istanbul.
And if you are really not into having a hamam experience, you can find spas in Istanbul with very quality service and atmosphere. Most of these spas are in five-star hotels and they are widely known as providing an excellent service.
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Hamam (Turkish bath)
You have a lot of choices if you want a good massage in Istanbul:
Hamam is the most classical and traditional solution for the need for massage in Istanbul.
You can have a massage and an exfoliating scrub in the steam room of the hamam(Turkish bath). And then cool off with a cold drink and a shower. Here you can find everything about hamams in Istanbul:
What is a hamam (Turkish bath)?
Best hamams (Turkish baths) in Istanbul
If you're looking for some luxury and personal attention, a visit to a spa in a hotel will be a better option for you.
The best spas in Istanbul are;
This one is a little far away from the city center. But if you have time it is totally worth going there. The building and the views of Bosphorus are amazing.
Laveda Spa – The Ritz-Carlton:
Laveda Spa has a very good reputation and it's known to have an excellent atmosphere and service. Try it yourself..
Sanitas Spa - Cıragan Palace Kempinski:
This one is among the best, views of the hotel is excellent, service is very good. Location is on the Bosphorus and yet very central.
Gaia Spa - Hyatt Hotel Istanbul:
This has the most convenient location, it is right behind the Taksim Park. It is known with its quality service and nice atmosphere.
Four Seasons Bosphorus:
This spa is one of the best too. Convenient location, excellent service and amazing views of Bosphorus.
Swissotel The Bosphorus:
This one is in Besiktas too. And has very good points from visitors.
This one is on the Anantolian side of Istanbul. They have a boat for transportation of their visitors, you can call and arrange it.
This is a very nice place to have a massage or a facial. They have excellent staff and a very nice atmosphere.
You can check the opening hours and prices from the above links.
Whether you choose a hamam or a spa, I hope you enjoy your massage in Istanbul!
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