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Arabic Baths in Granada

  • You should make a prior reservation as demand is usually high, and the sessions are often full.
  • Swimsuits must be worn at all times.
  • The session lasts an hour and a half, which includes a massage and aroma-therapy for those who wish..
  • Flip-flops or any other kind of footwear are not permitted inside the baths.
  • Towels and lockers are available to all customers. A one Euro coin is needed for the lockers, which is returned at the end of the session.
  • You must speak quietly and act respectfully inside the Hammam.
  • Please be punctual when arriving and leaving the baths.
  • There will always be a masseur/masseuse on duty inside the baths, even if he/she has been booked by a private group.

What to Do When You Arrive

  • Give your name at reception roughly fifteen minutes before the start of your session. You will be asked for your payment (if you have not paid already), be given a towel and, if you have booked to have a massage, you will also be given a numbered wristband to wear. If you have not booked a massage and would like to do so at this point, ask at reception if this is still possible.
  • Walk through the archway to the Andalusian courtyard containing a wall fountain. On the left you will see the changing rooms, and on the right there is a cloakroom where the lockers and toilet can be found.
  • Inside the cloakroom on the left there is a door which takes you into the baths. The first room you enter is the shower room. For the healthiest way to enjoy your bath, we recommend that you have a quick shower to eliminate your bodys external toxins, and to help your body gradually adjust to the atmosphere inside the baths.
  • Next you will come to the cold water room. Walk straight through it, and enter the hot water pool slowly. This initially relaxes your muscles and produces a calming sensation. It also dilates the veins, which improves blood circulation, expands the muscles and helps the body to expel liquids.
  • After you have been in the hot water for about ten minutes, (or until you feel too hot), return to the cold water pool. This will activate your bodys circulation by contracting the blood vessels, and if you stay in the cold water for roughly one minute, your muscles will start to relax. The cold water will also stimulate your immune system.
  • You should move between the hot and cold water pools periodically, as the change in temperature will improve the circulation of the blood.
  • If you are having a massage, you will be called (by the number on your wristband) to go over to the massaging area. Ask for the oil of your choice; lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang or savila - each of which has a different beneficial effect. All the oils have a sweet almond-oil base and contain extracts of tea-tree oil, which has anti-bacterial properties. If you wish to return to the pools after your massage, you must shower first.
  • During and after your time in the baths, drink plenty of water, as your body will need to re-hydrate.
  • There is a special area by the cold water pool where you can enjoy a cup of expertly blended Andalusian tea at your leisure.
  • If you would like to make any comments or suggestions, please feel free to speak to a member of staff, or send us an email at the following address: