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Cappadocia is a jaw-dropping landscape of deep canyons and bizarrely-shaped rocks that many come to see from above in a hot air balloon. The landscape boasts incredible “fairy chimneys,” with striking limestone spires and pillars peppered with subterranean churches and dwellings etched right into the rock. Many live in cave homes here, and there are even options available to rent, ensuring an unforgettable stay in this unique region.
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Atila’s Cave House offers a private room for up to three in a historic dwelling with plenty of modern comforts. Located near Nevşehir Center in a traditional village called Nar, it’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for something more authentic away from the tourist crowds. You’ll experience exceptional hospitality from the Turkish family while staying in a cave room that’s around a thousand years old. Guests have access to a balcony, terrace, garden, living room and kitchen. Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are available as well.
Located in the heart of Cappadocia in Ortahisar, this natural cave house contains all the modern conveniences while being in an ancient building. Look forward to relaxing on the terrace, sipping your morning coffee with a glorious sunrise view and being able to cook your own meals in a fully equipped kitchen. It includes Wi-Fi, a home theater system with a Smart TV and Sony Blu-ray player. After a long day of exploring, you can look forward to coming back and soaking in the tub, with toiletries like soap, shampoo, conditioner and a hairdryer provided.
One of the most unique Airbnbs in the world, this three-bedroom cave house accommodates up to six guests and offers an unbeatable view and a terrace for watching the sunrise and hot air balloons soar over the landscape. Incredibly atmospheric, you’ll have a helpful, communicative host, plenty of space to stretch out and all the comforts of home, including a washer/dryer and Wi-Fi. It’s within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants, cafes, and local shops as well as providing easy access to hikes through geological and historic sites, gardens and valleys.
Emily’s Cave House offers private rooms in the rocks, carved into the fairy chimneys, designed to preserve the striking natural setting, which also helps to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You’ll be just steps from restaurants, stores, bars and historic sites while enjoying a tranquil stay and a real cave experience. It has a spacious bathroom with a cave-like shower, a coffee and tea set, and Wi-Fi, with a delicious breakfast included too. Your host will also be happy to arrange for excursions like a sunrise hot air balloon flight.
This luxury historic home sits within historical caves and includes a garden. Ideal for a family with up to three children to live out their fantasy of experiencing what it’s like to be the “Flintstones,” the kids’ room, has a curvy “moonscape” cave ceiling, a cave-niche bed and stone shelves filled with stuffed animals and toys. The master suite includes a king-size bed and you’ll also have a living room with TV, along with Wi-Fi and a laptop. The kitchen is well equipped for making your own meals, yet you’ll be just five minutes on foot to some of the best restaurants in Urgup. A private, spacious courtyard to relax in is included too.
The Fairy Chimney Cave Rooms are part of a bed-and-breakfast hotel that’s been recommended as one of the top places to stay in the area by Lonely Planet. These authentic fairy-chimney rooms were carved into the rock centuries ago, restored to provide modern conveniences when it was transformed into a hotel. While they all come with central heating, the rooms stay a constant 64 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, so you’ll be cool during the hot summers. All include digital satellite TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee sets, a kettle, personal care products, slippers, a private shower and bathroom. You’ll even have a fireplace to cozy up to and a spectacular view of Goreme Valley view from the window or balcony. Breakfast and drinks are served on the balcony or terrace with the same magnificent view.
This beautiful one-bedroom cave house for two is ideal for a romantic stay, built in traditional stone arched architecture. It includes a living room with an open fireplace, full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. You’ll also have a private terrace and enjoy a complimentary fresh breakfast every morning. Your host is extremely accommodating and will arrange for transport, book attractions, provide advice and more. Coffee, tea and sugar are always available, and you’ll have Wi-Fi too.
This gorgeous private cave room is located in Göreme Palace Cave Suites, set on a hillside built into the rock. Warmly decorated, it includes natural stone walls with modern features like flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities. A full Turkish-style breakfast is included with extras like yogurt, omelets, fresh fruit, sigara borek and more, which can be enjoyed on the terrace with a fabulous view. Bicycle rentals are available for exploring on two wheels, and the staff can help arrange excursions and hot air balloon rides. There’s a 24/7 front desk, room service, currency exchange and luggage storage provided too.
This Urgup villa is within a 15-minute drive of Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle, sleeping up to two guests. It includes a private balcony along with a kitchen for making your own meals, digital TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. You’ll have a separate sitting area and a desk as well. Enjoy relaxing on the terrace or in the garden with a picturesque view, take advantage of concierge services, and cookout on the BBQ grills. A complimentary reception is hosted daily where you can get to know the other guests too.
The Luxury Cave House is ideal for couples seeking romance, including honeymooners, made up of historic caves while featuring a lovely garden. It includes four interconnected cave rooms with colored banding in volcanic stone walls and the ceiling, a private garden terrace and front terrace with features beautiful views of the garden and the Cappadocian countryside. You’ll have a full kitchen for preparing meals, Wi-Fi and TV as well as a large cave bathroom that has a walk-in shower with twin rainfall showerheads plus a clawfoot tub for soaking.
This Historical Arch and Cave House sleeps up to four guests in its two bedrooms, one of which is carved right from the rock where you can sleep in an authentic cave, while the other has beautiful stone lancet arches of tawny stone. Both include king beds, while the cave bathroom is modern and includes a walk-in shower. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, while being just a short walk from the best restaurants in Urgup, along with a spacious courtyard for sipping coffee, cocktails or enjoying meals. The town center of Urgup is just 10 minutes downhill on foot.
This spacious cave house sleeps up to seven guests in three bedrooms and comes with the traditional Cappadocian ambiance. There are beautiful details carved into the golden stone along with antique furnishings and all the modern comforts like satellite TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Enjoy a private terrace for dining with a picturesque view outside, along with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting rooms and windows for plenty of natural light. It also boasts an ideal location close to popular sights, eateries and shops.
The Senior Cave Suite is part of the Mysterious Cave Suites in Goreme, beautifully decorated unique to Cappadocia. Especially idea for a romantic stay, you’ll have a fireplace to cozy up next to, a Jacuzzi to soak in and a terrace that’s ideal for sipping coffee and enjoying breakfast while gazing out at a spectacular view, including the fairy chimneys. From the hotel’s terrace, you can watch the hot air balloons too. You’ll be just 15 minutes away from the open-air museum for easy access to all the popular activities like hot air balloon rides and horseback riding. A full kitchen and Wi-Fi are included too.