frequently asked questions
Ladies section is open till 19:00 PM, mens section is open till 24:00 PM
We are open all week, including the weekend
Booking or reservation is not necessary
For a group of -minimum- 25 people, our hamam can be exclusively reserved. Depending on the number, working hours can also be extended. For groups less then 25, no exclusive reservation is available; but mostly it won't be necessary anyway. For group reservations, kindly send an e-mail to info-at-aziziyehamam.com at least 1 day in advance
It's up to you, but most customers enjoy staying between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
You're not required to bring any soap, shampoo or scrub (these can be provided at a small fee). But some people prefer to bring their own, and that is also welcome.
There is no time limit, but traditionally Turkish bath is hot; and you may not feel comfortable after 3 hours
We have soda, mineral water, cold beverages, and freshly brewed Turkish tea and coffee available at all times.
There is only one type of scrub (which is a full body scrub) performed by female staff in ladies section, and male staff in mens section. If you wish, scrub is followed by body massage, which is similar to Thai massage but smoother.
Men are required to cover themselves either with pestemal(provided on your arrival), or wear a bathing suit. Partial nudity in the womens section is common, but full nudity may not be appreciated by other customers
Frequent hamam-goers usually sit and relax by the basin for a while, which is around 15-20 minutes. This also allows your body to adjust the temperature, your pores opens, and you get ready for soap and scrub. Hamam is quiet, and acoustics provide a peace of mind. Take your time, and enjoy yourself.
We don't recommend having an artery clogging meal before the hamam, but you shouldn't be starving either. Turkish hamam-goers usually enjoy a good old kebab and baklava after hamam, which is right around the corner.
A couple of drinks is fine, but our staff and customers wouldn't appreciate any rowdiness done under the influence. It's best to enjoy your drinks afterwards.