One of Cappadocia’s most famous towns, Göreme is all about its famous National Park, which is famous all over the world for its fairy chimneys, rock-hewn Byzantine sanctuaries and underground villages. Make sure to book one of these hotels if you decide to travel to this town in the Cappadocia region.
Charming Cave Hotel, Nevşehir
Courtesy of Charming Cave Hotel
Located in the heart of Göreme’s city centre, the Charming Cave Hotel is, as its name suggests, built right into the volcanic rocks of Cappadocia’s famous landscape. Its vaulted ceilings and traditional style Turkish decor will make you feel like you’re getting an authentic piece of the historic Cappadocia experience. The hotel’s restaurant serves the best of the local cuisine, all prepared with organic products, including a great buffet breakfast with local delicacies like homemade jams and local honey.
Another fantastic hotel in Göreme, the Old Town Stone House stands out with its hand-carved wooden details that include ornamented ceilings and beautifully ornate furniture. Even though the natural wood gives off a rustic and historic feel, the hotel has all the necessary modern services from WiFi to LCD televisions and more. Enjoy breakfast in bed when you’re feeling lazy and ask about the local activities, such as hiking, cycling and horse riding, for when you’re feeling adventurous.
Another great hotel that lets you experience what it’s like to live among the rock caves of Cappadocia, Kayataş Hotel is all about providing an authentic atmosphere. With a terrace bedecked in flowers overlooking the magnificent fairy chimneys, the hotel’s rooms have beautiful local carpets, gorgeous stone carvings and vaulted ceilings for that perfectly historic feel. Enjoy local cuisine in the hotel restaurants and a breakfast buffet made up of Turkish classics in the garden.
A cave hotel with a touch of sophistication, the Osmanbey Cave House stands out with its beautiful decorative stone carvings on its façade, as well as its large terrace and garden. The rooms in the restored mansion are simply adorned with traditional textiles in order to allow for the beautiful decorative stone carvings to shine through. After a delicious buffet breakfast, rent a bike to explore the area, including the famous Kaymaklı Underground City.
Charming and rustic, the Henna Konak Hotel is located right in the city centre of Göreme with a terrace that overlooks its entire stunning landscape. Inside, its high ceilings with ornate details and traditional decor feel like a journey to another time, but with modern amenities like free WiFi. In the mornings, guests can enjoy their traditional Turkish breakfast in the lounge with its lovely arched ceilings. For tips and advice on tours, make sure to speak with the staff who can even book that essential hot air balloon ride.