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12 Coolest Cave Hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey

I’ve visited Turkey plenty of times, but nowhere captured my attention quite like Cappadocia. This dreamy region, known for its distinctive rock formations (called fairy chimneys), has become a top spot for awe-inspiring hot air balloon rides and picturesque adventures. While you’re here, there’s nowhere better to stay than one of Cappadocia’s famous cave hotels. Cave hotels in Cappadocia are not just ordinary hotels but historical and cultural monuments that preserve the legacy of past civilizations. Many of these hotels have been restored and renovated with modern amenities, but they still retain their original charm and character. Not sure where to stay next time you’re here? Read on for all of the best cave hotels in Cappadocia!

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Credit: Cappadocia Cave Suites by Cappadocia Cave Suites

Cappadocia Cave Suites

You know what you’re getting when you check into Cappadocia Cave Suites, and that’s a premium cave experience in the heart of the region. This hotel is located in the heart of popular Goreme, one of Europe’s most picturesque small towns surrounded by the famous fairy chimneys and colorful rock formations. The hotel itself doesn’t disappoint either, home to a panoramic terrace where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the valleys and the sunrise or sunset over the horizon. The hotel also has a restaurant, a bar, a Turkish bath, a sauna, a massage service, and a range of deluxe cave rooms or suites, depending on your group size. 

Key Amenities:

  • Airport shuttle service available

  • Panoramic terrace with views of the valleys

  • Range of deluxe cave rooms and suites to choose from

  • Access to a Turkish bath, sauna, and massage services

Kelebek Special Cave Hotel Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Credit: Kelebek Special Cave Hotel by Kelebek Special Cave Hotel

Kelebek Special Cave Hotel

It’s hard to ignore the history of the region when you check into Kelebek Special Cave Hotel. When you spend a few nights at this unique spot, you’ll be staying in a cave or stone-arched suite that was carved by the early Christians who fled from persecution many years ago. A place that’s all about the details, its suites come decorated with traditional furnishings and handmade fabrics and feature fireplaces, balconies, and marble bathrooms to keep the traditional theme going. Kelebek offers the best views of the hot air balloon rides among the cave hotels in Cappadocia, which means that, even if you’re not heading into the sky yourself, you can still admire the balloons from your hotel. 

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with traditional Turkish bath

  • Suites with fireplaces, balconies, and marble bathrooms

  • Impressive concierge service

Sultan Cave Suites Sultan Cave Suites
Credit: Sultan Cave Suites by sultancavesuites.com

Sultan Cave Suites

It’s hard to beat Sultan Cave Suites if you’re heading to Cappadocia for the gorgeous views. This picturesque hotel is located on Aydinli Hill in Goreme, which means beautiful views on a 24/7 basis from one of the most amazing cave cities in the world. The only struggle? Choosing where to admire them from. Not only does the hotel have a panoramic terrace with far-reaching views over Goreme and the surrounding valleys, mountains, and the Erciyes volcano, but rooms here also come with patios and balconies to enjoy more of the same. Wake up to breathtaking views of the sunrise and the hot air balloons filling the sky. This unique hotel goes all out with antiques, offering a trip back in time whenever you check in.

Key Amenities:

  • Stylish restaurant on-site

  • Support arranging excursions

  • Airport shuttle service available

Gamirasu Cave Hotel Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Credit: Gamirasu Cave Hotel by gamirasu.com

Gamirasu Cave Hotel

If you’re looking for an authentic cave experience, there’s arguably nowhere better to check into than Gamirasu Cave Hotel, one of the top cave hotels in the world. Located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat with a rich history and spiritual atmosphere, this place charms you from the second you walk in. Here, you’ll find free Wi-Fi, hot tubs, massage treatments, a seasonal outdoor pool, and rooms built into volcanic rock with vaulted ceilings and decorated in traditional Turkish style. During your stay, don’t miss the hotel’s restaurant, which serves traditional Cappadocian meals prepared with organic products.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms featuring balconies overlooking the rose garden

  • Access to a seasonal outdoor pool and spa baths

  • On-site restaurant serving traditional Cappadocian meals

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Credit: Kayakapi Premium Caves by kayakapi.com

Kayakapi Premium Caves

If you’re looking for a memorable and enchanting trip to Cappadocia, Kayakapi Premium Caves is one of the best places to stay. The perfect place to explore one of the most magical landscapes in the world, with its fairy chimneys, rock formations, underground cities, and hot air balloon rides, this hotel offers picturesque views of all of the above while ensuring a premium experience no matter who you’re traveling with. And this is a hotel that’s recommended by pretty much everyone in the know: It’s the first and only boutique hotel in Cappadocia that is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and is also supported by UNESCO and the World Heritage Center.

Key Amenities:

  • 10th-century Cave Church on-site

  • Nespresso machines in the rooms

  • Rich breakfast buffet served daily

Museum Hotel Museum Hotel
Credit: Museum Hotel by Museum Hotel

Museum Hotel

It’s fair to say that Museum Hotel is all about the good looks and interesting conversations. As you may have guessed from its name, this is a hotel that does things properly when it comes to impressing its guests. Museum Hotel is a member of Relais & Châteaux (a prestigious association of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants) and is also a living museum showcasing hundreds of historical artifacts and antiques from different periods. If you’re looking for a real treat, some of the rooms have jacuzzis, fireplaces, wine taps, and private terraces with breathtaking views of Cappadocia down below. Tired after a long day of exploring? Head to the outdoor pool, the Turkish bath, the sauna, or the massage room.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with jacuzzis, fireplaces, wine taps, and private terraces

  • Coffee machines in every room

  • Home to an outdoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and massage room

Hezen Cave Hotel Hezen Cave Hotel
Credit: Hezen Cave Hotel by hezenhotel.com

Hezen Cave Hotel

Hezen Cave Hotel is a great choice for travelers who want to experience the charm and beauty of the region while enjoying the comfort and style of a modern boutique hotel all in one. A popular choice in the region that doesn’t hold back when ensuring a great customer experience, this stylish spot is situated in Ortahisar village, a central location that makes it almost effortless to explore the attractions of Cappadocia. An ideal choice for photographers and anyone looking to update their Instagram, this hotel is loved for its rooftop terrace that overlooks the Ortahisar castle and the surrounding old cave houses, home to gorgeous sunset views each evening.

Key Amenities:

  • Breakfast buffet served daily

  • Balconies with garden views

  • Rooftop terrace overlooking Ortahisar castle

Carus Cappadocia Carus Cappadocia
Credit: Carus Cappadocia by caruscappadocia.com

Carus Cappadocia

Head to the beautiful Goreme to check into the one and only Carus Cappadocia. This elegant hotel is a place of luxury that offers easy access to the hot air balloon rides that the area is famed for. Here, you’ll find 50 suites and cave rooms each designed with a unique interior touch. And, as the hotel is a restoration project, all of the rooms differ from each other and are unique with their own sizes, architectural details, and forms. Located in the heart of Cappadocia, you’re within easy reach of a huge range of restaurants and shops while staying here. Although you’ll find plenty to keep you busy on-site, like the indoor swimming pool, sauna, or the delicious dishes served right here.

Key Amenities:

  • Wonderful breakfast served daily

  • Range of rooms and suites to choose from

  • Indoor swimming pool and sauna

  • Proximity to the center

Doda Artisanal Cave Hotel Doda Artisanal Cave Hotel
Credit: Doda Artisanal Cave Hotel by dodacavehotel.com

Doda Artisanal Cave Hotel

Turkey might have plenty of incredible cave hotels, but Doda Artisanal Cave Hotel will always be one of the coolest. Here, you’ll find a unique blend of history and art together in the cave and stone rooms, all of which have been renovated from the House of Torun Ağa, one of the most well-established families of Ortahisar town. And it doesn’t matter who you’re traveling with: you can choose from different types of rooms, from Superior Cave Suites, a Deluxe Cave Suite with cozy fireplaces, and the King Cave Suites that come with private pools. 

Key Amenities:

  • Free breakfast served daily

  • Range of suites to choose from, some with private pools and fireplaces

  • Free WIFI throughout the property

Ennar Cave Hotel Ennar Cave Hotel
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Ennar Cave Hotel

Ennar Cave Hotel is a little cozier than your usual Cappadocia hotel but comes with all of the charm of the region and the impeccable service to match. Located in Nar, a small town in Cappadocia, it’s home to cave rooms with private bathrooms and central heating, as well as a swimming pool, a garden, a terrace, and a barbecue area for those long, sunshine-hued days. The coolest part about staying here? The indoor swimming pool, which is also located inside a cave and has a beautiful view of the town and the mountains. This spot is also a top choice for those looking to explore: the hotel can help you arrange tours and activities, like hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, and plenty more.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor pool inside of a cave

  • Support arranging local excursions

  • Multiple breakfast options available each morning

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Credit: Alba Cave Cappadocia by Alba Cave Cappadocia

Alba Cave Cappadocia

You’ll feel like you’ve checked into a home away from home when you stay at Alba Cave Cappadocia. This cozy and welcoming family-run bed and breakfast offers the perfect fusion of Turkish getaway and homely comforts. Each spacious room is carved out of natural rock formations and comes with a private bathroom, fireplace, and balcony. The rooms offer a unique and cozy atmosphere, with modern amenities and traditional decorations to ensure you always feel comfortable. Start your day with one of the hotel’s delicious breakfast options, or if you’ve got something specific in mind, use the kitchen yourself to cook up a feast. The main thing? You’ll want to enjoy your dishes on the terrace overlooking the balloons all around.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious terrace with prime views of the hot air balloons

  • Rooms feature a private bathroom, fireplace, and a balcony

  • Delicious breakfast served daily

  • Access to the hotel’s kitchen to cook your own meals

Narcissos Cave Hotel Narcissos Cave Hotel
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Narcissos Cave Hotel

The entirety of Narcissos Cave Hotel is built into the caves of Cappadocia, which means you’ll never forget you’re in beautiful Turkey when waking up here. A place rarely seen without hot air balloons dreamily floating above it, Narcissos Cave Hotel does things properly when you’re looking for the full experience. You’ll probably want to spend most of your time here sitting in the garden or relaxing on the terrace, curled up with the hotel’s thick rugs if you’re visiting during the cooler seasons. Check into your room for an authentic cave experience, or wander just outside of the hotel’s grounds to be greeted with gorgeous views.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious garden with seating

  • Picturesque terrace with hot air balloon views

  • Free WIFI throughout

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