Delight in the senses in the exotic setting of a traditional 'hamam' imported piece of marble from the heart of Asia Minor! This luxurious five star hotel in South Kensington, London, pampers you with the ultimate in self-indulgent luxury in its sensational spa.
Feel the stresses of modern urban life drain away whilst luxuriating in the opulent setting of dove-grey marble and fragrant olive soaps. Let the hamam's gently wafting steam invigorate the pores, de-toxing and refreshing, and giving your skin the elasticity and healthy glow of youth.
To heap yet more luxury upon luxury, the experience culminates in 30 minutes of Turkish massage, manipulating tired tissues and stressed muscles. One and a half hours needs to be allowed for this experience.
What is a hamam? - A hamam or Turkish bath is the middle Eastern variant of a steam bath which is a 'wet' relative of the sauna. In Western europe the Turkish bath became popular in the Victorian era as popular method of cleansing the body and relaxing. The process involved in taking a Turkish bath is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to the bathing practices of the Romans. Traditionally a person taking a Turkish bath first relaxes in a 'warm' room heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air allowing the bather to perspire freely. Bathers may then move to an even hotter room before splashing themselves with cold water. After washing, bathers enjoy a massage before retiring to a cooling room for a period of relaxation. Don't forget to see our main gifts section for more ideas on special occasion gifts.