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Here is our selection of recommended hotels in Cappadocia. It certainly has no pretence to be a complete list of all the hotels in Cappadocia, and although we have visited all of them and know them well, we haven't stayed in all of the hotels listed.
However, what we can say that these are hotels which we recommend to our friends and family when they come to visit us.
We would like to make it clear that we do not receive any compensation or commission of any nature whatsoever if you do decide to book through any of these hotels.
Our selected hotels are listed by alphabetical order.
When you push open the grand wooden doors of Aya Kapadokya, a whole new world opens up to you! You step back in time to an era when Ürgüp was known by its Greek name of Prokopi and this magnificent hotel was a Greek mansion housing subterranean wineries, kitchens, stables, cave dwellings and a chapel. All of these spaces have been lovingly and patiently restored to their original state; each of the hotel rooms has its own history and the owners gone out of their way to provide luxurious comfort and sumptuous en suite bathrooms while respecting the character of each of the 12 superb rooms. Even the tables are made from old wooden doors which were rescued from the rubble during the restoration of this elegant mansion.
Emre and Begüm, the owners, are wonderfully friendly, helpful and passionate about their project, which they want to transform into a cultural space open for art residence and research; the library will soon house over 2000 books, some dating back to 16th century. You immediately feel at ease here in this oasis of soothing comfort and generous hospitality. Every detail has been thought through to make you feel welcome and add to the harmonious ambiance.
Centrally located in the historic old town of Ürgüp, the hotel is a perfect base for discovering the wonders of Cappadocia. Highly recommended.Book a Room
Canyon Cave Hotel is located in the historic area of Esbelli, part of the village of Ürgüp in the very centre of Cappadocia. The hotel stands on a hill overlooking the old township, surrounded by other boutique hotels and quality restaurants. From the rooftop terraces and upper courtyard you can enjoy panoramic views over Ürgüp and the rocky outcrops illuminated with the magnificent colours of the sunsets. The cave rooms and suites are all beautifully decorated with traditional handmade furnishings and carpets and all have marble-floored private bathrooms. The attention to detail is omnipresent, from the pure Egyptian cotton bedlinen to the home-made Turkish breakfast buffet to the iPad/iPod docks made available to guests. Treat yourself to a stay in this cosy hotel.Book a Room
Cave Konak is situated in an old street right in the centre of Ürgüp: cafes, restaurants and all other facilities you need are just outside the door. History is present in every nook and cranny of this charming hotel. It could even be the setting for a Harry Potter film with its winding staircases, underground cave rooms and an ancient underground tunnel! Choose from a beautifully restored cave room, or a cosy arched stone room or even a comfortable room with Ottoman-style wooden ceilings. Enjoy your breakfast on one of the many terraces and admire the spectacular views of the castle with Mount Erciyes in the distance. Colleen and Adnan (your English/Turkish hosts) do everything to make you feel at home and their combined knowledge of the area and its history will definitely make your trip a vacation to remember.
Chelebi Cave House is located in the heart of Cappadocia in the small town of Göreme. The hotel is situated in an old Greek house, on one of the small winding streets that lead up out of the centre of town. The recent renovations to the hotel have brought modern comfort, including air-conditioning, while keeping the character of the authentic structure - 3 cave rooms, 3 Greek stone-arched rooms. All rooms have their own private bathrooms as well as central heating and are clean, comfortable and very well-appointed. From the outdoor terraces you have panoramic views of the village below and the surrounding landscapes of bizarre rock formations. Harun and his friendly staff look after you well and make sure that everything is done to make your stay a memorable one. Personalised customer service with a smile!
Located in the most beautiful Greek part of the ancient village of Ibrahimpaşa (or Babayan in Greek), less than a ten-minute drive from main touristic attractions of Cappadocia, is a beautiful little family-run hotel overlooking the river next to the Babayan bridge in the heart of the Balkan valley. El Puente Cave Hotel is composed of cave rooms and three stone houses, including a 200-year-old Greek house. It offers a pleasant experience to all travelers looking for a quiet and authentic place to stay in Cappadocia, with an added touch of luxury. Some rooms or suites have a jacuzzi and each room has its own decoration.
You can stroll through the authentic farmers' town of Ibrahimpasa, a hidden beauty that still retains its traditional lifestyle and natural environment with its old Greek houses, valleys and inhabitants. Wake up to a delicious home-made breakfast in the shade of a chestnut tree and enjoy an unforgettable dinner with a glass of wine in the garden.
For lovers of culture, calm, rest and tranquillity El Puente Cave Hotel is for you. The hotel can offer you half-board or full-board packages. Visit the website of El Puente Cave Hotel as you will regularly find special offers.Book a Room
Elysée Cave House is a beautifully restored farmhouse carved from the ancient rock and local stones. A tranquil rose garden shaded by old pear trees, and a 300 degree panorama terrace are just a few of the many things to discover in this hotel… The owners have welcomed travellers and families from all over the world for many years. At Elysée Cave House, hospitality is not merely a word. You will feel a part of the relaxed family atmosphere, where no request is too large and no detail too small. All of the rooms are fully heated, and have shower and toilet facilities. There are 19 en-suite rooms. Many of the rooms afford a spectacular panorama of the fairy chimneys and surrounding valleys.
Erenbey Cave Hotel is a family home turned into an amazing luxury cave hotel which will take your breath away! Terraces and arches, colonnades and sweeping flights of stairs, plush velvet and marbled columns - this is the romantic fairytale castle of your dreams!
The rooms are spacious yet cosy with luxurious beds, heated floors, tasteful décor and free wifi. The bathrooms are huge, like having your own private hamam and so well thought-out. And what could be more amazing than watching a flock of hot air balloons rise into the early morning sky from your hot-tub!!
Enjoy the delicious breakfast spread before setting off for the day discovering the incredible sights of Cappadocia. Debra and Kemal, the owners, are lovely people and will happily organise tours, balloon flights, transfers for you. Their caring way of giving you advice and looking after you is really what makes this hotel very special.Book a Room
Gamirasu Hotel is located near Ürgüp, in the quaint village of Ayvalı. An institution in the area, as it was the first rock hotel in Cappadocia, the hotel now boasts 35 magnificently restored and decorated cave rooms, a swimming pool and even a Byzantine chapel inside the hotel. What is striking about the hotel is the setting in a picturesque village located in a serene valley. A perfect choice for a romantic getaway or a relaxing vacation. Much care has been taken to blend the historic architecture with the natural curves of the Cappadocian landscape to preserve its traditional style and appearance whilst providing you with state of the art modern conveniences. The hotel runs a regular shuttle service to and from Ürgüp. Well worth a visit.
Göreme House is located in the centre of Göreme, in the heart of Cappadocia, only 9 km from Ürgüp, perfect for exploring the wlking trails and different valleys such as the Red valley, the Rose valley ... Göreme House Hotel offers enchanting and elegant accommodation in a restored old Cappadocian House. The hotel harmoniously fuses together traditional Anatolian style with modern comforts in order to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere to meet the needs of today's traveler. Göreme House Hotel offers 13 rooms in total and is situated just a few minutes walk from the center of Göreme Village. All of the rooms are equipped with private shower and toilet, hair dryers, telephone, and central heating. Additionally, there are two suites which are carved in to the caves and come equipped with cable television. On the top level of the hotel you will find the pleasant Terrace Bar & Café which offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The café is unique in that it offers a beautiful panorama of Göreme Village and some of the surrounding countryside. Fairy chimneys delight the eye as you relax and enjoy true Turkish hospitality.Book a Room
Hanzade Suites is a small, intimate hotel located in the very centre of Göreme, Capadocia. The 7 suites are beautiful, individually furnished and decorated with arched ceilings and vaults, spectacular views of the fairy chimneys and the surrounding valleys, huge marbled ensuite bathrooms, some with jacuzzis and all with free wi-fi access and floor heating. Enjoy the stunning views over breakfast on the beautiful roof terrace.
Conveniently situated at the bottom of a hill (always welcome after a long day sight-seeing), the hotel is within walking distance of the valleys and the Open Air Museum as well as being close to all the cafés, restaurants and shops. Aysel, the manager, and all her team speak an excellent English and are happy to help you organise your stay, your tours, your airport transfers or your bus tickets at no extra cost. They really just enjoy making your vacation the very best!Book a Room
Nestled in the picturesque background of Urgup, Cappadocia, MDC Cave Hotel features an impeccable blend of luxury, beauty, style and cultural heritage. It is located in an extremely characteristic, quiet and charming area within walking distance to city center and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of valleys, fairy chimneys and relaxing nature.
This cave hotel is a year-round leisure, as well as business destination. Each room is designed to pamper and provides the ultimate in comfort, details have been passionately chosen and each room deserves a visit. MDC’s rooms were once homes that have been restored under the guidance of the UNESCO Heritage controls. All 46 rooms are different in size and design; each has their own little story. Rooms could at one time have been kitchens, sleeping areas or stables. It mixes valuable antiques and original artworks style with an unexpected modern twist.
Melekler Evi means "The House of Angels" and this place is really a piece of heaven on earth. The hotel is a labour of love; Muammer and Arzu Erinal, architect and interior designer in Istanbul, left the big city and bought an old cave-house in Cappadocia which they have lovingly restored over the years. In true romantic style, the names of the rooms set the scene: Life, Dream, Peace, Hope, Delight, Paradise, Love and Eternity and are beautifully decorated and luxuriously equipped. Every last detail has been thought out so that your holiday is just perfect; there are sun-loungers and hammocks in the garden, a great wine cellar and each room has its own mini music system - some rooms even have their own stone fireplace. Arzu and Muammer are perfect hosts who make sure you have everything you need without being intrusive; their enthusiasm and love of the region is contagious and the welcome you find here is really something special.
A small, welcoming family-run cave hotel, set in the heart of Cappadocia in the village of Mustafapaşa, only 5 minutes from Urgup. Centrally located near the Soğanli and Ihlara valleys, the Monastery Cave Hotel provides an ideal base for tours and excursions, or for discovering the hiking trails of South Cappadocia. Once a monastery, used by monks and priests up until the 19th Century, now restored and converted to a comfortable hotel, all the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, central heating and free Wi-fi. Ercan, the friendly owner, knows the area inside out and can give you super tips on where to find breathtaking views and sites that tourist guides don't mention. Ercan speaks English and French but also Spanish and Greek! Possibility of half-board with some delicious home-made cooking.
In the heart of Cappadocia in the village of Göreme, Relic House Hotel with its 10 rooms renovated in 2015 welcomes you in luxury and comfort. At the Relic House Hotel, all rooms have their own ensuite with private shower; some have a Jacuzzi. In addition the rooms have beautiful wooden vaulted ceilings. All rooms have free internet access and Wi-Fi. From the hotel's beautiful terrace you can admire the amazing landscapes of Cappadocia, gaze on the fairy chimneys while having your breakfast. If you get up a little earlier you will also have the chance to see the hot air balloons waft gracefully across the morning sky!
The hotel also has a dorm that can accommodate 6 people, ideal for friends traveling together or on a tight budget. The hotel is ideally situated in the center of Göreme and you can walk from the hotel to the many restaurants as well as the different shops that are nearby. An ideal base for exploring the valleys of Cappadocia.
Centrally located, right in the centre of the charming village of Göreme, Roma Cave Suite offers a selection of traditional cave-style rooms built into the hillside. The hotel is on the doorstep of many great hiking valleys and is a ideal base for excursions to see the amazing sights of Cappadocia. Traditional Turkish breakfast is served on the panoramic terrace which commands stunning views across Cappadocia. Tastefully furbished and decorated, the guest bedrooms feature polished wooden floors and vaulted stone ceilings. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and some rooms have a private spa bath or sauna. The hotel has air-conditionning and WiFi is available in all areas, free of charge. The friendly and helpful staff go out of their way to make sure your stay in Cappadocia is a memorable experience.
Perched on a hill, overlooking the tumble of the old town of Ürgüp below, SOTA Cappadocia adds a very contemporary twist to the area’s vernacular architectural style. SOTA Cappadocia’s manager and joint-owner Nil Tuncer moved to Cappadocia eight years ago, initially just for a short interlude from her hectic professional life in Istanbul. But Cappadocia captured her heart and she decided to stay. She and her investment-partner Mukerrem Kalkay bought a tumbledown old house in Urgup and SOTA Cappadocia’s long five year restoration project began.
SOTA Cappadocia is a combination of simplicity, elegance and comfort and stands out from other boutique hotels by its state-of-the-art décor which still respects the soul of Cappadocia. Avant-garde also its emphasis on ecological issues and its status as the only "Green Hotel" in Cappadocia. Grey water is collected, recycled and used for cleaning. No coal is used to heat the luxurious rooms of SOTA Cappadocia. The leading-edge floor heating system runs on a hybrid system of compacted wood pellets combined with solar panels.
It is not a coincidence if SOTA Cappadocia has made the covers of many a glossy magazine - it really is one of the most stylish hotels in Cappadocia. Highly recommended for its authentic hospitality.Book a Room
Selçuklu Evi is a beautiful boutique hotel and a fine example of Seljuk architecture. Situated in a small lane surrounded by local homes and gardens this area has panoramic views of rock hewn caves and the old village of Ürgüp. This antique house has been lovingly restored by hand. The local craftsmen of Ürgüp spent 2 years to complete the restoration. Each block was quarried from the local area and then manually sculptured and levelled before becoming part of Selçuklu Evi. As much as possible of the original house has been conserved. Each motif and impression on the stones has a story to tell, which is why this restoration is so unique.
Stone House Cave Hotel is situated in Göreme in the Anatolian heartland of Cappadocia, a cradle of religions, where many civilizations have developed over thousands of years. The original structure of the hotel is a 300-year-old Greek building which has been delicately restored using Ottoman architectural traditions. Its magnificent courtyard leads to a terrace that has spectacular views of the fairy chimneys. The gastro restaurant (open to non-residents) is decorated with a wooden ceiling which is a masterpiece of Ottoman art. Stone House Cave Hotel has a total of 22 rooms, some are cave rooms, others are stone arched rooms with windows overlooking the stunning valleys around Göreme. The hotel offers a range of services including free bus station transfers, airport shuttle, laundry service and free wifi but more importantly places a great deal of focus on making guests feel at home. Excellent customer service.
This charming and relaxing hotel, run by a Franco-Turkish couple, is an ideal base for exploring Cappadocia. Brigitte and Halil will be delighted to welcome you to help you to discover the different facets of the region. The typical architecture of the hotel fits seamlessly into the surroundings and offers its costumers a complete range of services and activities. Its stone construction with arched ceilings provides a cool room temperature in summer and a warm room temperature in winter. The hotel is attractively decorated with magnificent rugs, kilims, sumacs, kilim pillows, musical instruments and refined art objects such as brass, pottery, ceramics and antiques. This provides you with an oriental ambiance décor and a relaxing and warm environment.
Conveniently located in the village of Ortahisar, only 5 minutes drive from the renowned Göreme Open Air Museum, Tafoni Houses is an oasis of luxury in a traditional Turkish village setting. The hotel boasts 13 spacious suites elegantly restored from ancient cave dwellings; the decor is sumptously stylish and the generous outdoor terraces afford stunning views over the surrounding rock formations of Cappadocia. View the star-studded skies through the vintage telescope - a unique experience! Pamper yourself with a private massage in your suite, sip a cocktail on one of the roof terraces, appreciate the sincere hospitality of the Tafoni Houses staff, treat yourself to a luxury stay in breath-taking surroundings. Highly recommended. The hotel offers a 10% reduction for all Top of Turkey readers.
In the heart of Cappadocia, situated in the pictoresque village of Ortahisar, this historic building houses a boutique hotel with 6 totally individually decorated rooms. Each of the cave rooms has its own personality, thanks to Mr. Kadir's tasteful choice of antique furniture, much of it belonging to his own parents. The historic setting, the charming hospitality and the homely comfort (at very reasonable prices, it must be said) is the perfect concoction for a stress-free and relaxing vacation. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to all the major historical and cultural sites in Cappadocia, or you can just enjoy relaxing on the terrace and watching the sun set over Ortahisar castle. The delicious breakfast spread deserves a special mention!
Vista Cave Hotel, perched on the hill in Göreme,looking towards the Rose Valley, is a small family hotel run by a Turko-Australian couple who will really make you feel part of their family. Yvette and Şenol go the extra mile, whether it is for giving advice on things to do and see, or just for having a chat and making sure you have an unforgettable stay.
The rooms are all spacious, very comfortable and clean, beautifully decorated with locally-sourced artwork and carpets. All the rooms have a private bathroom, some have a fireplace and others have their own private balcony. Or you may choose to sit out on the main terrace with its colourful rugs and cosy cushions. In the early morning this is an ideal spot to sit and watch the hot air balloons fly over just right above you!
The hotel is ideally situated, near to various dining options and within walking distance of the centre of Göreme. As for breakfast, this will be one of the highlights of your stay as the delicious open buffet breakfast includes all sorts of homemade pastries and pancakes baked for you by Yvette, the resident pastry chef! All part of the attention to detail that makes this hotel special.Book a Room
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