Taksim Park City Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Sehit Muhtar Caddesi No:53, Taksim, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey
Taksim Park City Hotel
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81%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
15%
6
Very Good
46%
18
Average
20%
8
Poor
7%
3
Terrible
10%
4

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 11% lower than similarly priced 4 star hotels

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  • Families44
  • Couples68
  • Solo33
  • Business57

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Something Different for my day in Istanbul

by jeana-r

Hi,
Will be visiting beautiful Istanbul for a day once again (yes, I know, those pesky cruise ships!) and would like to do something new. I am considering going to a hammam and could use some advice as to which one would be the best. I'm traveling solo, and I am a shy girl, so this will be an adventure for me.
Also, does anyone have an idea as to prices (or where I could find this) and if they take credit cards? Would like to combine this with a stop at the Bazaar and lunch at an old favorite haunt near the Eminonu station, Baran (54 Diwan Yolu) and wondering if anyone knows if the place is still around.

Thanks very much!
Jeana

Re: Something Different for my day in Istanbul

by cachaseiro

i'm not much of a hammam person myself but i take tourists to turkey on a regular basis as i work in tourism and one place that my guests have used and liked was this place:

http://www.suleymaniyehamami.com/

i might add here that most of my clients are female travellers so it should be fine for you i guess.

Re: Something Different for my day in Istanbul

by Dabs

I'm pretty sure we went to one of these two, I chose a more touristy one because I didn't really know what to expect and it was one of the ones they always write up in guidebooks as ones tourists go to. I can't find prices anywhere on the site but I don't recall it being terribly expensive

http://www.cemberlitashamami.com.tr/

http://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr/

This will give you an idea of what the experience consists of

http://www.cemberlitashamami.com.tr/html/services/en/

My husband tells me that the men's side was actually more modest than the women's side, they all kept towels on while on the women's side everyone was in the buff. But this article suggests that perhaps it is a bit more modest now

http://travelblog.viator.com/philippa-visits-a-turkish-hammam-in-istanbul/

whereas this one suggests that the women are all in the buff...

http://www.hereorthere.com/members/sj_chambo/experience/1276

Re: Something Different for my day in Istanbul

by cachaseiro

contrary to what most westerners think the women hammams are actually more naked when they are frequented by the locals while the touristy hammas are generally more modest.

Re: Something Different for my day in Istanbul

by infinitys

hello,

Try galatasaray hammam in Beyoglu region of Istanbul,you will love it.

Travel Tips for Istanbul

Veterans

by manuelEB

Sunday morning. This gentleman has been looking out to the street for a while. He is not going to leave the building. It just there watching to people passing by...Waitng for someone to come? Do not know but this grandfather remaind me of my uncles and the influence that the Mediterranean culture has on our culture in the Caribbean. Grandfather like this gentleman can be seen in most of the towns of the Mediterranean. How to distinguish him from a Greek, an Italian, or a Spanish grandfather?

Sealing the deal

by bdwoot

When you have just completed a purchase at a bazaar, take a few minutes and enjoy a small glass of tea with the proprietor. It's only polite, it warms the soul, and it tastes mighty nice. A lump of sugar, a little lemon, and you are set.

Cycle shop

by MadKiwiBeast

Look├Żng for a bike shop? don' go to the centre before trying Bakirkoy and the Metin bike shop These guys are experts in their fields and incredibly friendly and helpful and speak a few words of english - its enough!!
They sell new and second-hand bikes, they have parts and accessories all quality stuff, some bike clothing and very fast service!!!
Free chay...

Hamamzade Ismail Dede Efendi Evi

by MalenaN

Down the hill from Blue Mosque, towards the sea of Marmara you can visit the home of Dede Efendi, a famous composer of music for the dancing dervishes. His house is a restored turco-ottoman house from the 18th century. There are just a few rooms with little decoration and with wooden ceilings. Sufi music is played in the background.
Dede Efendi worked for the sultan Selim III. After the sultans death, the death of his mother and the death of his son he ended his service at court and wrote his masterpices at home.

Entrance fee is 1 000 000 TL.

Take a walk in the neighbourhood as well.

Aroma galore!

by onlinerep about Egyptian Bazaar/Spice Market.

The Egyptian Bazaar or Spice Market is busy and bustling and the atmosphere is great. As soon as you approach the Market, you can smell the aromas of cardamon, ginger, paprika, saffron and pepper.

It was nice to stroll around the stalls, sampling different types of Turkish Delight sweets and looking at the display of pretty coloured spices.

Note: The Egyptian Bazaar/Spice Market is closed on Sundays. Spices. Turkish Delights. Herbal teas. There's isn't much variation in price, but I always find it's a good idea to go around the Bazaar once and then come back to the stall where you're happy with the price of what you want to buy - that's if you can find it! Don't forget to haggle too.

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