"Excellent Budget Hotel"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on May 24, 2013
We had a lovely stay at Guven Cave Hotel. The rooms are small, but nicely furnished, exceptionally clean, and ours had a private balcony. The bathroom is a standard budget bathroom (shower in the corner of the room, not separated from the toilet and sink area) and did not have a shower head, so it was basically a hose, but did the job. The room's cuteness is definitely enhanced by the arched ceilings, that help to give it the appropriate cave like feel. The breakfast was excellent (Turkish breakfast: tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, watermelon). They made us a fresh omlet, which was delicious, and had the most fantastic halva pasty. Mustafa, as well as the rest of the staff, were charming and very helpful in planning our activities. My only complaints would be that 1) the pillows are overstuffed and hard as rocks, making for a sore neck the next day, and 2) the doors are thin and we could hear everyone walking by or up and down the stairs. As a light sleeper, that was a bit rough for me. It might be helpful to request a room away from the stairs. Overall, a wonderful value and very pleasant stay.
This hotel is built into the "fairy chimneys" of Goreme. That was an awesome experience. By the standards of the other hotels we stayed in Turkey, it was very nice. It would be nice if there were daily maid service, but that doesn't seem to be the norm in Turkey on the Asian side. We liked that (again, unlike a lot of the Turkish hotels) there was a separate shower stall, so the water from the showerhead didn't get the whole bathroom floor wet while we bathed. I can't say how nice that was compared to other budget Turkish hotels! The breakfast was good. All in all, it was a budget hotel with a nice twist--being actually a "cave" hotel!