Bursa Hot Springs

The first capital of the Ottoman dynasty has been famous for centuries for the therapeutic qualities of its natural hot springs. One of the earliest recorded visitors to Bursa to take the waters was the Byzantine Empress Theodora. Today, the Ottoman baths, known as Eski Kaplica, continue to function as part of Hotel Kervansaray in the Çekirge district of Bursa. Five-star Çelik Palas Hotel has also luxuriously-appointed facilities with natural hot springs and baths offering various treatments. The domed baths run by the Hotel Kervansaray are an excellent example of early Ottoman architecture.


Capacity

The Çekirge hot springs flow at the rate of five liters per second. The Kervansaray baths can accommodate 600 people per day, while Çelik Palas can provide curative baths to 400 people per day.

Physio-chemical characteristics and indications
Composed of calcium, magnesium sulfate and bicarbonate, the water temperature of the Çekirge springs ranges from 39 to 58 C with a PH of 7.2 to 6.6 and total mineral content of 1,164 mg/lt. These hot springs are good for rheumatic diseases, hepatic and gall bladder diseases, metabolic disorders,gynecological diseases and post-operational problems.

Treatments and accommodation

Eski Kaplica, run by Krevansaray Hotel, features hot mineral pools, baths, a Turkish Bath with natural hot springs. Treatments in hot mineral pools and baths, massage, underwater massage and elctro-physical therapy are available at Çelik Palas Hotel.

Kervansaray Hotel has 435 beds and 13 suites, while Çelik Palas Hotel has 359 beds and three suites.

Climatic conditions Altitude: 109 m
Months and average monthly temperatures (C)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
5 6 8 13 17 22 24 24 20 15 11 8
Number of sunny and partly-cloudy days
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
16 15 18 21 26 28 30 31 28 25 20 18
Relative Humidity (%)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
76 74 72 70 70 63 59 60 66 72 76 75

Facilities

Hotel Kervansaray ***** Çekirge - Bursa
Phone: (0-224) 233 93 00 Fax: (0-224) 235 30 00

Çelik Palas Hotel Termal ***** Çekirge - Bursa
Phone: (0-224) 233 38 00 Fax: (0-224) 236 19 10

Anatolia Hotel **** Çekirge - Bursa
Phone: (0-224) 236 71 10 Fax: (0-224) 236 71 18

Dilmen Hotel ****
Phone: (0-224) 236 61 14 Fax: (0-224) 235 25 68

Gönlüferah Hotel ***
Phone: (0-224) 236 27 00 Fax: (0-224) 236 77 96

 

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