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Hammam Spa

Posted by Catherine / Posted on November 29, 2009

Hammam SpaHammam means "spreader of warmth", and Hammam Spa models itself after traditional Turkish baths.

OPEN SINCE

October 2005

PRICE POINTS

  • Signature Hammam Manicure: $55
  • Signature Hammam Pedicure: $70
  • Dermalogica Custom Facial: $120

PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS

  • All Hammam services over $100 include use of the Hammam Steam Room.
  • For $100 per couple, Hammam will make a treatment suite private.
Discussion

18 Comments

MK-Torontonian / December 16, 2009 at 03:21 pm
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I've been to Hammam several times. It seems like it's becoming a trend in North America to feed wrong information to people wrong information as long as it's mainstream. This is exactly like saying "Chai Tea" at Starbucks like the review says. Hammam is not a Turkish bath, although apparently that's what this concept is known around here. It's an Iranian (Persian concept). That's how people used to take a bath in Iran. And the Spa itself is partly owned and designed by a Persian. Beautiful Persian poetry and writing and sometimes music, just make it heavenly.

As for the Spa:

The ambiance is great, amazing, I was speechless. The showers and facilities are great. The actual services, although decent, not to brag about. I have been there several times, massages are OK, mani, pedi and waxing are huge disappointments. It is pricey, but if you're just going to pamper yourself it is well worth it. The actual steam room is amazing, and the fact that it's coed is great. Be careful though on several occasion I have met fully naked couples there. not that you can see much if the steam is on :)
Megan / December 29, 2009 at 10:50 am
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I remember going to a Hammam in Paris. It was lovely. And cheap. I immediately searched for Toronto Hammams. With no luck. I haven't been to the spa carrying the Hammam name, but I get the impression this is a bit more swank, and a lot less cheap. I'd love for there to be a Hammam or 8 in Toronto.
Laura / July 12, 2010 at 12:44 am
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I love the decor at Hammam, and actually I think the waxing is great, I've tried a lot of places in TO and I keep coming back to Shelly at Hammam. I love the vibe and feel of this place.
Julia / May 7, 2011 at 03:26 pm
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I have used the services at the Hammam Spa several times, and generally been very disappointed by the quality of spa and services for the price. Hammam Spa unsuccessfully attempts to be a 'high end' spa. The general feel is very uncomfortable, especially in the manicure and pedicure section of the spa. It is located right on King Street, so there is always a feel/feeling of outside traffic. Which is awkward, when you're trying to 'escape' this by visiting the spa. You'll find better value in spas such as the Holt Renfrew Spa, and the beautiful Still Water retreat.
Princess / October 12, 2011 at 03:17 am
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Do not go to this spa..I experienced the worst service ever. The receptionists are rude. It is not worth the price you pay for and ambiance is nothing special. I was late for a massage one time and called in advance to tell them- they said it was okay. To my surprise, when I got there, the RMT told me she had a client right after me and will only be able to complete 30 mins of the massage. I was okay with that but she lied and did not have a client waiting for her. I saw her leaving the spa - she went home!! To top it all off- they charged me for the full hour when I told them the situation, they would not budge, I even spoke to the manager she was no help! This place is a rip off- don't go!
Pink / January 12, 2012 at 12:02 am
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I would not reccommend this spa to anyone. The service was horrible from the receptionist to therapist. The massage therapist massaged me with her elbows and the I have never had such a stress full facial ( she was abrasive and in a rush). I spoke to the manager and she herself was difficult Speak to- and the ambience was not that imppressive.
Jill / June 9, 2012 at 09:06 pm
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I love the waxing and facial I had, Amber is the best waxer I have ever had... And I have had a lot of waxes!! I will keep coming back again and again!
Henry / June 20, 2012 at 01:32 pm
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I have been there only once. My take?

Overall Spa Appearance: very nice
Massage Quality: average
Massage Cost: very high
Staff: very friendly
Steam Room: nice
Male Change Room: very nice
Small Perks (snacks, drinks, magazines...etc.): average

For a guy, a was pleased BUT if I was going solely for a massage, I would recommend a "massage specific" location with good RMT's. I wouldn't mind going there again to see if my 1st experience is valid.
Lisa / August 13, 2012 at 04:37 pm
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I am a huge fan of this place! I've been getting my nails done here for 6 months and it's heaven.

I have been to those places in Chinatown and a like, and this place may be slightly higher in terms of cost but far superior in terms of cleanliness, hygiene, atmosphere, customer service, results...and everything else to be honest.

If you are one of those people who don't mind paying for quality and want to pay a small premium for not having to listen to ladies rant in foreign language or eat noodles in the station next to you, than you will love love love Hammam.

I go every 3 weeks and pay $25 for shellac, that is the same price for what you pay for in "bargain" salons but you are getting 5 star spa treatment. It just seems like a no brainier to me :)
mmm / February 5, 2013 at 09:21 pm
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Uhhh...Hammam doesn't mean "spreader of warmth" it means the place where you wash yourself so you don't stink. Jesus, some sales gimmicks are ridiculous
Jo / March 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm
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@Princess, it's amazing how you can think the world revolves around you. If you were late for YOUR appointment why is it anyone's obligation to accommodate you. That RMT had every right to end your treatment when it was supposed to end and charge you full price. If everyone were to work the way you think, the world would be a disaster. The RMT had every right to leave when she was done. Clearly some idiot provided false information and that is the person you should be frustrated with.
Lesson of the day...don't be late!
h. / September 12, 2013 at 06:48 pm
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The spa is very nice and cozy. We were running late and I called ahead of time to tell them. The said that they have ppl booked right after us and so we paid for a full hour of massage but only received 30mins!! They dont even try to make it up to you, I understand they book the masseurs but at the same time u want customers to return.
src / March 3, 2014 at 02:04 pm
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The facilities are beautiful but this was by far one of the worst 1 hr massages I have ever received.
Michelle / March 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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Let's start off by how disturbing it is that this spa made it on the "best spa" list for Toronto. The spa itself is incredible to look at HOWEVER the customer service is disgusting! The red headed manager is beyond condescending and the receptionists are so abrupt and rude that the beginning of your experience sets the tone for the mediocre treatments. The massage therapist was less than professional and had the audacity to rush me for my treatment. I arrived 35 minutes early to use the steam room...more like an unfinished basement covered in mold! I waited inside as indicated by reception. I was told my massage therapist would find me. I heard my name called out and was taken in by a blonde haired woman remaking of cigarettes. She informed me by I was late my treatment would be cut short. I was early not late. I was later notified by the rmt that reception forgot to check me in! How was this my fault?! I asked to speak to a manager and was given the name Paula. She emailed me indicating she would look into the matter and later dodged all my calls. I finally got a hold of someone named Jessica who was able to rectify the issue. When I came back I was treated like a celebrity. I got to encounter the manager Paula who was so condescending in person I couldn't stomach the idea of giving this business anymore money. I have told many ppl not to go here and advise you all to do stay clear. Sorry Jessica but your one positive in a plethora of negative! Turkish bath? More like Turkish toilet.
Vicky / April 28, 2014 at 10:17 pm
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I've been to many spas and this spa is by far my favorite. I enjoyed the ambiance, loved my services and I was so pleased with the customer service. We went with a larger group for a bachelorette party and they were so accommodating and so friendly. We all left feeling relaxed and very satisfied. You need to try the body treatments!! I will definitely return to Hammam Spa.
101 / October 10, 2014 at 09:45 pm
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Recently visited this spa, and I have to say, it felt dirty and kinda run down ...
Maria replying to a comment from Megan / October 17, 2014 at 08:05 pm
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There is one, its at the shangri la, the same one thats in Paris.
paula replying to a comment from 101 / October 30, 2014 at 11:21 am
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Hi 101,
We're sorry to hear you found the spa to be looking a bit run down during your last visit. We are preparing for a large renovation the first 3 weeks of January, and just know you'll love the new look next time around!

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