Les Arts Turcs
This long-established cultural tourism outfit based near the Basilica Cistern offers twice-weekly opportunities to attend a sema ...
This was kilometre zero during the Byzantine Empire: the starting point of the Via Egnatia, the great road linking Constantinople with...
Hotel Nomade Terrace Bar
The intimate terrace of this boutique hotel overlooks Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque. Settle down in a comfortable chair to enjoy a glass...
This ocakbaşı (grill house) with mezzanine seating and outside tables is a good place to try classic kebaps such as şiş (roast...
Ticarethane Sokak 3 · interesting places nearby
Ambassador Spa information
There’s no Ottoman ambience on offer at the spa centre of this bland hotel just off Divan Yolu, but all treatments are private, meaning that you get the small hamam all to yourself. The signature 60- or 75-minute 'Oriental Massage' package (€50 to €60) includes a facial massage, hamam treatment and expert 30-minute oil massage.
The spa's massage therapist Zeki Ulusoy is trained in sports, remedial and aromatherapy massage and he really knows his stuff – you’ll float out of here at the end of a session. The 50-minute 'Ottoman' package (€40) comprises a 20-minute body scrub and a 30-minute foam massage.