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There is a new trend families are itching to take a part of — The Family Hammam Experience!

The Turkish bath or “hammam” tradition dates back to the Ottoman era as an important ritual to cleanse and relax as well as gather for social affairs. Hammams are bathing complexes which are decorated from floor to ceiling with marble — and thus referred to as “marble temples.”

Today, Raffles Istanbul, the first five-star rated property in all of Turkey, according to the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide, has rejuvenated the ancient tradition and is now offering experiences for the entire family to enjoy.

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The luxurious property has three Turkish hammams in the world renown Raffles Spa, which features male and female relaxation areas with saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, experience showers and ice fountains.

The outdoor pool offers stunning panoramic views of the city, and both indoor and outdoor pools are bathed in natural light. Completing the facilities are a yoga and Pilates studio, personal training, Technogym® equipment and two hair and nail salons.

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The Family Hammam offer will be available for families who want to spend quality time together while refreshing and regenerating. With its private lounge, relaxation area, ice fountain, treatment room, hamam and showers, the guests will enjoy an exclusive hamam experience in all privacy with their beloved ones.

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The Raffles Istanbul Family Hammam Experience:

A maximum of 15 guests

Two guests at a time for treatments

7–15 year old guests can enjoy a bubble massage treatment, only

Guests between 16 to 18 years old can enjoy the hamam treatment, only when accompanied by a guardian

Guests can be offered two hammams and/or two massages at the same time.

Choice of food and beverage options at the lounge area (flexible according preferences & culinary allergies):

o “Dolma’’ Stuffed Vine Leaves

o “Hummus” Chickpea puree with Tahini

o ’’Kısır’’ Crack Wheat Salad with Tomato and Herbs

o ’’İçli Köfte’’ Bulghur Patties filled with Minced Meat

o ’’Peynirli Su Böreği’’ Phyllo Pastry witch Cheese

o ’’Gözleme’’ Small Pastries filled with Potato and Herbs

o ‘‘Lokum’’ Selection of Turkish Delights

o “Fıstıklı Baklava” Pistachio Baklava

o “Burma Kadayıf” Kataifi stuffed with Pistachio

o “Muhallebi” Milk Pudding

o Sun-Dried fruits and selection of nuts

o Selection of Seasonal Fruits

o Tea & Coffee, Fresh Juices, Lemonade

· 75€ per person for parties of ten or more, 90€ per person for parties less than ten people

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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