"Amazing experience in Cappadocia!"
We had an amazing stay at Village Cave Hotel. This family run hotel is the perfect place for a true cave experience. Halim and his lovely family truly made our stay as easy and comfortable as possible. Everyone was so friendly and accomodating, and we knew that everyone was trying to make sure we had a great time. The hotel is located in Cavusin, which […] I thought was a perfect location, close to excellent hiking trails and historic sites within walking distance, and less touristy/commercial than other neighboring towns. The breakfast was huge and always too much food than we could handle, but Halim's family went out of the way to ensure we were well fed. Overall, this is a gem of a hotel for an excellent price, and I would recommend it to my family and friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cave hotel with modern amenities"
10/21/13 RahulP2 Kuwait City, Kuwait
Nice and friendly hotel with a nice cave atmosphere yet modern. The owner and his family run this place and are quite friendly. The breakfast is as natural as could be. The hotel is facing the Cavusin Castle and the walking trail is just a short distance away. A short walk brings you to a lot of restaurants and touristic places with all the noise and bustle of tourists but the hotel is in a quiet corner and very peaceful. There is a nice garden to sit outside. Its a bit of a slope and climb to get in to the hotel and rooms, so remember that if you have a lot of luggage or foot problems. You can find a lot of hot air balloons puffing outside the hotel early morning as they try to get a glimpse of the castle and the valley at the back. Clean rooms with WiFi. Definitely worth experiencing.
"Amazing experience in Cappadocia"
07/30/13 SCO2367 London, United Kingdom
We had an amazing stay at Village Cave Hotel. This family run hotel is the perfect place for a true cave experience. Halim and his lovely family truly made our stay as easy and comfortable as possible. Everyone was so friendly and accomodating, and we knew that everyone was trying to make sure we had a great time. The hotel is located in Cavusin, which I thought was a perfect location, close to excellent hiking trails and historic sites within walking distance, and less touristy/commercial than other neighboring towns. The breakfast was huge and always too much food than we could handle, but Halim's family went out of the way to ensure we were well fed. Overall, this is a gem of a hotel for an excellent price, and I would recommend it to my family and friends.
"Beautifull location, quiet and away from all the tourists."
05/13/13 Sazar B Pretoria, South Africa
The owner was very helpfull and arranged all my excursions for very good prices. The breakfast was good and the service outstanding. We stayed in the suite and it was really comfortable, from the pillows to the mattress. And it is a real cave completely, our room was maybe 10m into the sandstone. The view from our balcony was amazing
"A great stay in a wonderfull atmosphere"
05/08/13 Kutay M
I had stayed in this boutique hotel for two nights and i would say it is totally worthed. It is situated in one of the best place in Cappadocia, a small village called Cavusin,very close to Goreme (5 min with a car) and just in front of a ancient city. It is quiet and in my opinion much more confortable. The owner Mr Halim Oz and his wife were very kind and helpfull. We had a great breakfast in a very pretty outside garden facing the ruins. The room was a real cave, very comfortable and among all very clean. Early in the morning (6:30am) we had seen the ballons just passing by the valley from the window of the room and it was really impressive. If you like to explore the region by foot just walk up From the right side of the hotel and climb the hill and follow the trails all the way down inside valley. You won't get lost and you will find the sign of ROSE VALLEY AND RED VALLEY. Just walk and explore the beauty. You will find hidden churchs , very interesting caves and much more.And don't forget to spend a morning with a balloon flight, it s a once in a lifetime experience. ENJOY IT
"Quaint and comfortable property with obliging host"
04/07/13 francini_14 Palo Alto, California
Husband and wife couple traveling with with adult daughter booked a cave suite and cave double room here hotel in early February, 2013. The overall experience was entrancing. Owner Halim Oz is a proud native son who is anxious to share his knowledge of the surrounding region. He corresponded soon after I booked the reservation with suggestions for activities: balloon tours, private tours of the surrounding valley, airport transportation, etc. As we were completely unfamiliar with Cappadocia, I wasn't sure whether this was a case of aggressive "upselling" or rather a hotelier truly caring that his guests have a great experience. I cautiously booked balloon tours and the Dervish ceremony, and expressed interest in a personalized tour. I am happy to vouch that the latter was completely true! From Kayseri airport our shuttle driver entered Cappadocia through Urgup and past Göreme (with its many tourist hotels and buses), making the final 5km climb into Cavusin. The village is small and quiet and I began to wonder how "remote" our hotel would prove to be. It turned out to be a fortunate combination of serenity but not isolation. The beautiful Rose valley is an easy hike behind the hotel property and offers a stunning, panoramic view. Our rooms were quaint and lovely, clean, and comfortable (once the furnace system revealed its secrets)! Authentic Anatolian breakfasts were hearty and absolutely delicious served in a very cozy dining cave room downstairs by the wonderful Hilmi. Upon request, lunch and dinner are also available. If you do not plan to rent a car you should clarify with Halim your dinner plans as the local Cavusin restaurants seem to close early and only Turkish is spoken. Because of the low season, the hotel was not crowded and Halim and his son made themselves available to give us personalized tours. We saw Avanos, Goreme, Pigeon Valley, Nevsehir, and Derinkuyu and many other beautiful and fascinating places that were historic and photogenic. The weather was too stormy for hiking but in spring these places will be remarkable. One evening, Halim's son (Furkan, I hope I remember your name correctly!) took my daughter and me to the Caravanserai in the pouring rain so we could see the whirling Dervish ceremony. This was a very moving experience. It's worth noting that hotel tours often include a "shop experience" which can be awkward when one may not have the ability or inclination to make purchases. In this matter, Halim was quite respectful of our wishes. After agreeing that we were interested in "seeing" but not necessarily "buying" authentic Turkish goods, he brought us to extremely high-quality carpet, pottery and textile shops where we met merchants who were a pleasure to interact with. While waiting for our transportation upon departure (which Halim also arranged upon request) the four of us sat and talked casually together. I will always remember how relaxed and well-cared for I felt at that moment! It was the low tourist season and the hotel was uncrowded but the staff is clearly interested in delivering a personal experience. If you are hoping for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, excellent local cuisine and a chance to really learn about a spectacularly beautiful locale, I highly recommend a stay at the Village Cave Hotel.
"I like to recommend my friends to stay at this great cave hotel"
05/09/12 ca_nancy2012 Kawasaki, Japan
This is a great cave Hotel to stay at Cappadocia. Beautiful ancient village view from room windows can be enjoyed during your stay. Good heating system is fully installed at hotel rooms and bath room as well so it was comfortable even at the night. Hotel staffs were friendly and helpful for making our trip enjoyable. The price is really reasonable compared with other cave hotels at Cappadocia. I like to recommend my friends to stay at this hotel.
10/23/11 shener_990 Sydney, Australia
We stayed in May this year for three nights, very clean and the service was excellent. They are kid friendly, a two year old boy and a 6 year old girl. My wife loved the food, and the views are amazing. I can highly recommend this hotel, and a special thanks to Furkan and Hilmi. We will be back. Thanks Shener
"Quaint hotel, great location but too much hard sell"
11/11/10 Keyamom London, United Kingdom
Ever since we booked this hotel(which was well in advance since we were travelling with a 22 month old), there were a number of emails from the hotel asking us to book the hotair balloon in advance! We weren't really sure about it because of the baby. We had also asked the hotel to book a transfer to the hotel from Nevsehir airport - which failed to arrive & we were left stranded at the airport which incidentally is in the middle of no-where & transport is dominated by dodgy taxi drivers trying to fleece you! After frantic calls to the hotel, the transfer was finally organised. The hotel is not in Nevsehir as advertised, but at least half an hours drive away in a lovely village called Cavusim - an idyllic location, if you have transport. The hotel itself is very quaint with a lovely terrace garden & great views of the caves right opposite it. The room that we were given was not a real "cave" room - but a more recent construction - but it was nice & spacious with a good sized bathroom & modern shower - though the amenities were sparse. The location is very nice & quiet - away from the hustle & bustle. The caves opposite & the Rose valley are right there if you'd like to explore - it's on the map for most tours who'd bring you here anyways if you weren't staying in Cavusim. Breakfast was adequate on the first morning, and rather reduced on the 2nd morning when there were a lot more guests - a lack of consistency. But I will be grateful to Halim & his wife who let me use their kitchen to boil pasta for my daughter. The thing that marred our trip there was the enormous amount of pressure to take a hot air balloon ride, take additional excursions & guided trips & whirling dervishes shows, visit to the (expensive) Pottery centre - I suppose it was about making that extra bit of cash from you. All these things you can do on your own at your own pace and at no special price, so we were a bit turned off by the additional pressure, even though it might have been all well - intentioned! An example was - on arrival when we asked where we could grab some lunch, they said they would have something whipped up for us (we were not told the price) & in the end it turned out to be a very expensive lunch. A quick tip - if you do end up staying at this hotel, go down the road to Lale cafe for your meals - the lovely lady there can whip up delicious Turkish food for you at literally less than half the cost!
"Magical setting and great personal service from Helim ( owner ) and family."
10/19/10 trekker-t Kyrenia, Cyprus
Although off season weather wise ,we drove from Silifke on the southern Med coast across the mountains through snow sleet and heavy rain to Cavusin.Expecting similar weather in Cappodocia we were pleasently surprised when we woke to a frost and brilliant sunshine which lasted the three days we stayed.Helim is a great source of local and historical knowledge, was more than willing to share this and guide us to the best walks through some amazing valleys and across some challenging terrain, not frequented by the hoards of tourists where coach stops were available. The hotel is restored by Helim and very skilled craftsmen to high standards,heating was necessary in the evenings,log fire in the lounge /restaurant and central heating in the rooms,hot water a plenty to ease tired muscles at the end of our treks of approx 12 km each day. We will return.
"Great hotel, great location but..."
09/25/10 Photos_On_The_Road Avellino, Italy
First, this hotel is not in Nevsehir but in Cavusin, small farmer's village 5 km away from Göreme, in the heart of Cappadocia. Second, this hotel has a great location, in front of the carved rock of Cavusin full of old stone houses and churches and just behind the end of the Rose Valley, The rooms are carved in the rock, and this maintains them fresh even when outside the temperature rises to very high levels. They are spacious and comfortable, while the bathroom need some improvements, for example the showers can be better. There is a nice garden where you can have breakfast. The breakfast itself is among the best I've ever tried: yoghurt, fresh honey taken directly out of the beehive, cheese, goat cheese, butter, olives, tomatoes, jams, dried fruits. Everything is delicious. The only bug with this hotel is Halim, the owner, who is a bit too much "earnings-oriented". The hotel itself is expensive compared with other hotels of the area and Halim will try to get the most (money) out of you, proposing high-priced tours, escursions and services. Just know that you can do all what he offers by yourself or through and agency in Göreme and enjoy your staying.
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