"Scrub-a-Dub-Dub" Kaleici - Old Town Tip by Jetgirly
Kaleici - Old Town, Antalya: 23 reviews and 60 photos
Having had a great hamam experience in Istanbul, I thought I'd treat myself to another on my last day in Turkey. Sefa Hamam was located close to my hotel, so I dropped by late one afternoon. I didn't really understand how things worked at Sefa. They didn't seem busy and their female employee seemed to be busy watching TV. I felt kind of guilty that I made her leave her shows to come scrub me down. I asked if it would be possible to also get an oil massage, and I was told sure- their male masseuse would be happy to massage me. I told them I wasn't comfortable with that (everything I'd ever read said no Turkish woman would consent to a massage from a man in a hamam) and the male owner started back-pedalling... he told me a female masseuse could be available. I felt really weird, and it ended up being a half-hearted massage from the same older woman who'd just half-heartedly scrubbed me. In the end I just felt awkward, and I think I could have performed an equally effective spa treatment on myself in my hotel bathroom. The building is beautiful and historic, so that was nice, and it was much cheaper than a similar package in Istanbul... but the whole vibe was just off.
Address: Barbaros mah.Kocatepe sk.No:32,
Phone: 0242 2412321
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