Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme, and elsewhere.
Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians.
The 100m-deep Ihlara Canyon houses numerous rock-face churches. Famous for its unique rock formations and amazing hot air ballooning opportunities, the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia are one of Turkey’s most popular natural wonders.
Cappadocia is now a prime tourist destination with plenty of interesting facts to discover. In this article, we are going to read about some fascinating and wonderful cave hotels in Cappadocia.
1. Phocas Cave Suites
Located in Cavusin Village, Phocas Cave Suites is 3.5 km from Goreme Open Air Museum. It offers a hot tub and a terrace offering panoramic views of fairy chimneys. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the premises. The rooms are elegant and each room features a minibar, flat-screen TV with cable channels and an electric kettle. A safety deposit box is standard in each unit. The private bathrooms come with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. The hotel has a vast cave restaurant and a wine house. Room service is also available and guests can benefit from the concierge desk on site.
2. Museum Hotel Cappadocia
Situated in a very special geographic region in Cappadocia, the Museum Hotel has been designed and created from a distinctive combination of the land and historical features and ruins, some intact and some beautifully restored to their original glory. The hotel features 30 rooms & suites—each of them exceptional in its own inimitable way. No room can be alike, with each bringing its own special ambience, contributing to Museum Hotel’s evident character and charm. Museum Hotel has grown in stature and reputation, exceeding all our expectations, thanks to our dedication to providing our guests with unique experiences. As you spend your time in the hotel, you’ll begin to notice that, in fact, you’re in a real, living museum.
3. Sultan Cave Suites
This is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. This unique hotel offers cave rooms furnished with antiques from throughout Turkey. It features far-reaching views across Goreme from its panoramic sun terrace.
Most guest rooms at Sultan Cave Suites are set into the hill, providing cool temperatures and tranquillity. The majority has a private terrace or balcony, and all have a seating area and modern en-suite bathrooms. The hotel features a stylish restaurant serving regional specialties from Cappadocia. After dinner, you can relax with a drink on the terrace and watch the sunset over the village.
4. Artemis Cave Suites
Located in the heart of Goreme, Artemis Cave Suites & Spa features a garden. The hotel also has a terrace and views of the city. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom with a bath and shower, with bathrobes and slippers provided.
5. Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel
Yunak Evleri is a unique cave hotel carved into a mountain cliff. It offers rooms dating back to the 5th century and a 19th-century Greek mansion. Certain rooms include a balcony or a terrace where you can admire the views of Urgup. It has an on-site library that offers books about Cappadocia and Turkey. Guests can also enjoy a large collection of jazz and classical CDs or watch a movie on a wide-screen TV in the old mansion.