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Harrogate’s Turkish Baths wins certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor

1 August 2012

turkish bathsHarrogate’s Turkish Baths have been awarded a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for ‘earning exceptional traveller ratings over the past year’.

Graham Homan, Manager of the Turkish Baths, which are owned and operated by Harrogate Borough Council, said this was a high honour from this top traveller rating site.

Graham Homan said:

Harrogate has been welcoming spa visitors for generations and our modern ethos is exactly the same. We want to make sure that visitors have the very best experience when they come to the Turkish Baths. Many of our customers travel long distances to return again and again.

Harrogate’s forefathers established a Turkish Baths for Harrogate in the late nineteenth century as part of the development of the spa town. Their location, in the stunning Royal Baths Assembly Rooms, quickly helped to establish Harrogate’s international reputation, boasting some of the finest spa facilities available.

The Bath’s Moorish design with great Islamic arches and screens, walls of vibrant glazed brickwork, the arabesque painted ceilings and terrazzo floors (laid by the very best Italian experts) all add to its historic fantasy qualities


Mr Holman added:

Although Turkish Baths were common in Victorian times, only seven remain which date back to the 19th century.

Three of the seven, including Harrogate, are in England but none of them is as historically complete and in full working order as Harrogate’s Turkish Baths. Their importance lies in their decoration, elaboration and rarity.

And when you couple that with the very best in modern complementary beauty treatments, it is an experience people want to enjoy again and again.

Here’s just a few of the comments: “Never felt so relaxed in my life. Perfect day out”… “Feel the heat in these old Turkish Baths and float on air for rest of the day”… “Great value, great fun, great day out”…“Great relaxing afternoon and lovely massage, immaculately clean and very friendly staff”


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