I am very disappointed in the quality of the towels. I purchased them as a gift for a friend and I am almost embarassed to given them to her. I was hoping for a nice thick towel similar to the ones found in four star hotels. I also purchased a set of sheets at the same time and have taken them to Good Will - again, very disappointed in the quality. I have been purchasing from Overstock for a number of years and this order is the first one I have not been completely satisfied with. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment.
Being a man I did not know you needed to wash new towels before you used them LOL. I looked like I was covered with snow when I attempted to dry off after a shower. The towel just pushed the water around on me and left me looking like frosty. Having said that after three machine washings the towels are beginning to perform as I had expected. They are the correct size and weight you would find in higher end hotels and if you wash them a minimum of three to four times before the first use I am sure you will enjoy them too.
I've used these towels for a month now and am very pleased with them. I did not want ultra-thick towels, but from other reviews was concerned I would find them too thin. That's not the case at all. I was really looking for spa-like towels that could stand up to make-up stains and wouldn't easily snag, as I've found so many of my towels do. I agree with the review that suggested washing them three times before use. I washed them twice before use and still had some problems with getting "fuzzies" on me.
I had the same department store towels for the last 7 years, since my husband and I married. They were wearing out, so we decided to invest in some well-made bath linens. We purchased two sets of 6 and one set of 7 (that includes the bath rug). We are VERY pleased with this purchase! The towels are thick and absorbent, and become softer and fluffier with each wash. As mentioned in other reviews, a lot of lint comes out in the dryer trap the first few times, but it's not problematic at all. Go ahead and buy - you won't be sorry!
I have purchased no less half of dozen of the Authentic Hotel & Spa Turkish Cotton towel sets from Overstock and other online outlets and I have to say I am on the fence with this manufacturer. The pros: Spa-like indulgence at home! These towels are quite large, thick and soooo very soft and comfy! They wash well and last forever and a day! For the price you just can't find better towels! The cons: It's either hit or miss with regard to quality. With at least 12 towels, 12 hand towels and 12 washcloths (all with the same manufacturer's label ordered in sets of 2 at different times), the stichting on any number of these towels look like my first day behind the sewing machine in Home Ec class. Strands here and there can been overlooked... however with my last order, the stichting on 2 of the 2 towels were completely unraveled. One with blue thread! I'd like to say this was a fluke but the quality on every order over the past year seems to have gone down hill from the order before. Note: *Overstock did a great job replacing said towels in a friendly and expedient manner, but I have to say if I find better quality towels from a different manufacturer for approximately the same price, I'm going with them to simply avoid the hassle.
Put these towels in the washer when I received them for the customary pre-use wash&dry. When I took them out of the dryer and they looked horrible. Each towel had numerous places where the terry cloth had unraveled. They looked like a shaggy mess. I will be returning these immediately.
I have had these towels since November 2011, they are the best, thick thick thick. They've been washed and dried numerous times and look just as good as when I purchased them. I love them so much I just bought another set, hopefully the next lot I will be able to say the same about. If you're second guessing on whether or not to buy them, just do it, you won't be sorry. I am also buying a set for my daughter as well....
You get what you paid for. The towels are cheap and functional but compared to other Turkish cotton towels I've owned, they are not nearly as plush or as soft. I bought them for corporate apartments and it is fine for that purpose but I wouldn't buy these for personal everyday use.