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Lalay - CLOSED

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Best towels, robes, slippers we found in Istanbul

We visited the usual suspects in the Grand and Arastar Bazaars and they sell decent products... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
xk140fhc
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London, United Kingdom
hamam addict found heaven

i am a self-confessed hamam addict, no visit to Istanbul without a visit to the hamam. Sadly i... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2013
Esther A
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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2 Nov 2015
“Best towels, robes, slippers we found in Istanbul”
14 Oct 2013
“Disappointing…”
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rugs, flatweaves, textiles, handmade souveniors, felt hats and scarves, bed covers, tiles and coasters from Central Asia as well as Persia and Anatolia
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Klot Farel Caddesi, Dostluk Yurdu Sokak, No:10, Daire: 2, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 532 251 53 16
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

We visited the usual suspects in the Grand and Arastar Bazaars and they sell decent products (mostly). We then stumbled on Lalay just 50m off the T1 tram route near Sultanahmet station. These are significantly better quality products and, bizarrely, at similar prices. Take a...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

After reading all these reviews about Lalay, I was really looking forward of going into the shop and buying some gifts for my friends. But upon coming to the shop, I was very much disappointed by terrible service and lack of knowledge from the sales...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Vanaxxx
Cigdem S, Owner at Lalay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

at the same time you had written perfect comments on other two shops in the same arasta bazaar. these two shops are ata textile and jennifer's hamam and these two shops belong to the same people, jennifer and fehmi. and possibly you are exworker of...More

Reviewed 8 July 2013

Wonderful products , good value for money. Khaled was polite and helpful, making shopping at Lalay an easy and relaxed experience. Much appreciated in a city like Istanbul!

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank AE06
Reviewed 10 March 2013

The beautiful culture of Turkey with its ancient and modern attention to elegance and comfort finds expression in Lalay Dunyasi. The fusion of luxury, elegance and hospitality is virtually an art form in the gracious hospitality of Turkish people who have a splendid gift for...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank AdrianBrooks
Reviewed 5 March 2013

i am a self-confessed hamam addict, no visit to Istanbul without a visit to the hamam. Sadly i seldom get ot go to the areas (Bursa) were you can by the good stuff. So till last year i only had two of those beauties. But...More

Date of experience: January 2013
2  Thank Esther A
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Lalay's peshtemal's feel very luxurious to touch - I love their products and would recommend them to anyone. Best quality and value for money gifts I have bought. Don't miss this shop!

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Bige A
Reviewed 1 March 2013

I have been to Istanbul many times and this shop has what your looking for when it comes to service and quality of merchandise. They have the best prices on Turkish towels and other items for the bath.

Date of experience: July 2012
2  Thank DLCrane
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We were attracted by the professional and very friendly shop assistant. Nice and high quality ware. It was definitely not last time visit.

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank Enver A
Gokhan D, Sahibi at Lalay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

thanks a lot for sharing your appreciation, enver, it was great to welcome you in my shop. hope you enjoy your fabrics a lot. hope to meet you again warmest regards from istanbul lalay and cocoon - gokhan

Reviewed 1 March 2013

I have been to Lalay Dunyasi to puchase some natural cotton Turkish Towels called Pestemal about 1 month ago, I bought several of them and took them home.. Started to use them and I am so happy with their products.. The people there serving with...More

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Hasan S
Gokhan D, Sahibi at Lalay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

thanks a lot for sharing your appreciation, hasan, it was great to welcome you in my shop. hope you enjoy your fabrics a lot. hope to meet you again warmest regards from istanbul lalay and cocoon - gokhan

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