Haseki, Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Cad. 30
Bostan Bath is to your right while going towards Davutpaşa. Men’s section closes at 10pm but watchout, the female section closes at 7pm. It is said that Fatih Sultan Mehmed the conqueror of istanbul bathed in this hamam. And The Tellak Dede who washed him (“Tellak” is the term for male workers in the hamam) has a tomb adjecent to the hamam.
It is located in a very photographic neighbourhood especially if you walk down Koca Mustafa Paşa Cad. after your visit seeing Bulgur Palace behind tall walls and Cerrah Mehmet Paşa mosque.
MEANWHILE IN ISTANBUL:
The menu here is traditional – many types of kebabs , mezze and pide. It has a reputation for being one of the best restaurants in Istanbul. I think probably more for its setting than its food, although its kebabs are perfectly delicious they’re not the best I experienced. The restaurant is on a rooftop with spectacular views across to the water to Galata and down the Golden Horn. It’s busy with a good vibe so it’s advisable to book, and be sure to ask for a rooftop table with a view. Hamdi is ...Read more