Whether you were at Reina
the other night -one of the most famous night clubs in the city that faces the Bosphorus- drinking and dancing; or on Istiklal Street
in Taksim browsing book stores and music boutiques; or in Sultanahmet photographing the historic city, Istanbul will bewilder you with its multi-cultural, rich offer... By the time you get back to your hotel, you will have already started planning the following day's itinerary! That is when you really need a nice patting on your back...
Spas are the places to sink in and soak up Istanbul's softer side. There are many five star spas in the city, most of which are located inside luxurious residence buildings, large shopping malls and hotels. Amongst these are the famous Anantara (of the Maldives and beyond), Sanda, Four Seasons, Sanitas and more...
Boutique spas also exist in Istanbul in some of the coziest neighborhoods. Bebek, for instance is home to Inci Soydan
and Dreamlands Spa.
Boutique spas thrill customers not only with a variety of massages, but also beauty and osteopathic treatments.
However, there are also authentic Turkish hammams, where you may be able to dive into an experience once lived and loved by the Sultans. Amongst these are the historical Galatasaray and Çemberlitaş Hamams, where you can get a scrub, a washing and bubble massages. Turkish hammams and rituals of a hammam may also be booked for experience at major five star spas and hotels. Whilst those may be more private, the authenticity of public hammams are another story...
Büyükdere Cad. Astoria Towers No: 127 Esentepe
Let yourself loose for an "Anantara" experience...
Junction of Turnacıbaşı and Capanoglu Streets No:24 Galatasaray
Expensive yet historical Turkish bath –large & clean rooms... read more
Nispetiye Mahallesi Aydın Sok. No:9,34340 Beşiktaş
"Ancient elixirs" of an endless pleasure... read more
Vezirhan Caddesi 8
Historical hamam, legendary interiors, not a lux. hotel spa... read more
Hyatt Regency Istanbul
Askerocagi Caddesi No: 15
The Ritz-Carlton, Suzer Plaza, Sisli
Cevdet Paşa mahallesi Manolya Sokak No:22A Bebek
Natural facial and body applications... read more
Prof Kazim Ismail Gürkan Caddesi 34