Cave Hotels of Cappadocia
For an unforgettable experience stay in a cave hotel which was a house or cave dwelling of the Hittite, Roman and Byzantine Periods. Imagine the centuries gone by as you enjoy modern comforts in ancient settings! Another "must do" in Turkey! Here are a few options for you.
3 star hotels
Aydinli Cave House Hotel:
Location: This boutique cave guesthouse is located centrally in picturesque Goreme and is a five-minute walk uphill from the town centre within easy reach of the bus station, cafes, restaurants and shops. Carved from the natural rock of Cappadocia, it consists of 6 individually-styled rooms with modern comforts and furnished with beautiful, locally-made carpets and family antiques. There is no restaurant, only a small breakfast room in a cave.
Terraced areas offer uninterupted views over the Goreme and the famous fairy chimneys, the stunning Rose Valley and beyond, to the snow-capped Aragus Mountain.
Argos Cave Hotel:
Location: On the site of an ancient monastery in Old Uçhisar Village, Argos is a carefully restored dwelling that dates back thousands of years and offers its guests a unique lodging experience. With its exquisite location, accommodation spread gracefully over the slope, delightful landscaping that connects the living areas to one another, exquisite interior decor and superior service philosophy, this is an experience to remember. Not only will you find the best examples of local cuisine in the restaurant, you can also sample the most scrumptious dishes from international cuisine.
4 star hotels
Kelebek Cave Hotel:
Location: Kelebek has a wonderful location, right in the heart of Goreme's historic old village, with spectacular views looking out towards Uchisar and Cavusin. In medieval times the rooms in the top of the two chimneys served as simple chapels for local hermits; one of them even has a frescoed cross on the ceiling. Today Kelebek -the Butterfly in English- has 31 rooms, some of them in the fairy chimneys, some in caves and some of them in the traditional arched rooms where the owners family used to live. The rooms are divided into six categories: Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Suites, King Suites and Presidential Suites.
Suites have spacious cave bedrooms with hand-carved furnishings and locally-made fabrics, marble-walled bathrooms with their own hamam basins, power-showers and bathtubs, and a lovely flower-filled garden with fairy chimneys behind it and the Pigeon Valley opening out in front of it.
Gamirasu Cave Hotel:
Location: Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 30 room troglodyte cave house which opened in 1999, in Ayvali Village near Urgup. The hotel is in a restored 1000 year old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feel of the area known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. It is one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia. It is also a romantic escape for honeymooners. It has total of 30 rooms, standard double, deluxe rooms, cave suites, family suites and superior suites. Organically produced food is served in typical Cappadocian style. Breakfast is open buffet style where you can find home made jams, locally dried apricots, pure village hone, and cream. Dinner is served as six dishes.
5 star hotels
Yunak Evleri (The Oldest Cave Hotel):
Location: In Cappadocia's magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Urgup, is a unique hotel carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri. The name "YUNAK" comes from the old days when women used to do all their washing and of course, socializing by the fountain in the village square.
This hotel includes 6 cave houses, 30 rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and a 19th century Greek Mansion. These are decorated in their own distinct local style - elegant and personalized with beautiful hand-crafted furnishings and antiques. All rooms have private patios overlooking the Turkish Mesa. Yunak Evleri is a perfect base for daily excursions in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa:
Location: It is 4 km away from Göreme, 30 km from Nevsehir Airport and 70 km from Kayseri Erkilet Airport.
Find yourself in a dwelling on the edge of a hill in the center of Anatolia, with uninterrupted views across a spectacular magical land. Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa on a hillside overlooking the famous natural rock formations called "fairy chimneys." Rooms are yellow stoned and decorated with furnishings that reflect the rustic theme mixed with post-modern facilities. Padishah Restaurant offers the finest European,Turkish and Japanese cuisine, providing a sophisticated dining experience.
Museum Cave Hotel:
Location: Established in a beautiful area of Uchisar, came into existence after the restoration of old ruins. All rooms, restaurant and terraces have grand views of amazing Cappadocia -Avanos, Goreme, Guvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and the Kizil Vadi (Red Valley). These views are the most important sights of the Cappadocia region.
Museum Hotel has 30 guestrooms. Rooms open to balconies. Guestrooms have flat-panel televisions with cable channels. Guestrooms provide wireless Internet access. All accommodations provide desks, in-room safes, and direct-dial phones. All units feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer phones and hair dryers. Additional amenities include climate control, minibars, and air conditioning. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards. All guestrooms at Museum Hotel are non-smoking.