Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Istanbul

Aquarius Sauna
A gay-only venue, this hammam is open 24 hours a day. A perfect venue if you happen to be sleepless in Istanbul.
Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam
A luxurious traditional hamam from the 16th century, the Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam has had a million-dollar restoration and is more beautiful than ever.
Besiktas Basketball
Known as Besiktas Cola Turka due to a sponsorship agreement with the Ulker food company, the team play home games at the 3,000-seat Akatlar Spor Salonu multi-purpose stadium.
Cagaloglu Hamam
A historical hammam that's had a bevy of royals and celebrities dropping in for a visit.
Çemberlitas Hamam
Çiragan Palace Hammam
Spoil yourself within the ultra-luxe confines of this majestic hotel.
Çiragan Palace Swimming Pool
The Çiragan Palace's 33-metre-long pool is a spectacular place for a swim, bordering the Bosphorus and separated from it by the thinnest of margins.
Dreamlands Spa
A traditional western-inspired spa, this luxe venue promises to spoil and indulge you.
Edition Espa
It's the ultimate spa-playground. Rich in ambience and a palette of sensory excess, this haven for beauty is one that will make you squeal with hedonistic delight. 
Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı
Marmara Istanbul
Mars Athletic Club
Most hotels have great workout spaces, with the more expensive options boasting cutting-edge gym facilities. Gyms are otherwise rare in Istanbul but this is one that's tip-top.  
Motor Racing
Motus Wellness Club
Your health and fitness neighbourhood spot for a morning of pampering and exercise, to fit in before the bouts of sight-seeing begin.
Ritz-Carlton Hammam
One of the world's most indulgent spas, this is on the top of our list and a must-try if you're in the area.
Ski
A stone's throw away from Istanbul, head off to Uludag for some heli-skiing action, snowboarding, or just plain skiing amidst a beautiful historic setting.

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