The 10 Best Hotels in Cappadocia

If you are passionate about Antiquity, the discovery of Cappadocia is a journey that should amaze you. Historical and central region of Turkey, it is located in the heart of Anatolia and characterized by its endemic rocky landscapes. The various Persian, Roman, Arab and Ottoman dominations suffered by Cappadocia have forged the richness of its heritage: Byzantine churches, underground and troglodyte cities, ancient ancient cities are the witnesses of this thousand-year-old history.

But this region also offers impressive natural riches, like the fairy chimneys of Goreme, the largest open-air museum in the world. Thanks to these diversities, Cappadocia has been on the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage list since 1985. To simplify the organization of your stay, Generation Voyage has selected for you the 10 best hotels to stay in Cappadocia.

The luxurious

1. Taru Cave Suites

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  • Assets of the hotel : the warm welcome, the neat decoration
  • Budget : €€€€
  • Services : ★★★★★

The Taru Cave Suites is a charming hotel that will seduce you for sure! Its location is ideal, right in the center of Urgüp, in one of the favorite neighborhoods of travellers. You are in particular a few minutes walk from the Goreme National Park and the Hill of Wishes of Temenni. With 11 spacious and air-conditioned rooms, this luxurious hotel in Cappadocia is family-friendly and the welcome is really warm.

Currency exchange, airport shuttle, room service, everything is impeccable and provided to make your stay easy and pleasant. In addition, the Taru Cave Suites is ideal for relaxation: it offers a restaurant, a bar, a garden and a terrace with a magnificent view of the surrounding landscapes, as well as access to a hot tub.

2. Seraphim Cave

Seraphim Cave

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  • Assets of the hotel : location, luxury services
  • Budget : €€€€
  • Services : ★★★★★

Located 7 km from the Nikolos Monastery, the Seraphim Cave Hotel opens its historic doors for you to discover a world of voluptuousness within a magnificent garden. It welcomes you in a 19th century mansion, decorated with taste and sobriety. The Seraphim Cave offers 21 troglodyte rooms, each unique in its decoration and atmosphere. Some units have their own garden or seating area.

The most luxurious rooms even offer a private entrance and a Jacuzzi. And to top it off, you will have access to a pillow menu. Something to be pampered! The hotel also has luxury services, an indoor heated swimming pool and a hammam. Do not hesitate to taste traditional local flavors at the Tasula restaurant or enjoy the sunset over Cappadocia at the Terrace Bar. 

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3. AJWA Cappadocia

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  • Advantage of the hotel : the typical decoration, the landscaped park
  • Budget : €€€€
  • Services : ★★★★★

AJWA Cappadocia is surprising in many ways. The hotel is surrounded by a unique landscaped park, where endemic plants rub shoulders with fruit trees, all with a magical view of Cappadocia. Not to mention its Seljuk and Ottoman architecture that will not leave you indifferent. The concept of this hotel is original, it has 98 rooms spread over three different accommodations: Kervansaray with its traditional lodgings, Sakura which offers private rooms with balcony and Sanat Carsisi which takes you back to the time of the caravanserais of the road to the Silk thanks to its precious furnishings.

Restaurant Zeferan allows you to enjoy Azerbaijani and Anatolian taste experiences. Be sure to unwind at the spa center or stroll around the surrounding area. Indeed, this hotel in Cappadocia has direct pedestrian access to the Beydere Valley.

The authentic

4. The Cappadocia Hotel

Cappadocia

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  • Advantage of the hotel : the view of the fairy chimneys, the location, the troglodyte architecture
  • Budget : €€€
  • Services : ★★★★

The Cappadocia Hotel enjoys an excellent location, in the historic district of Urgüp, 600m from the underground city of Mazi and the Nikolos Monastery. This troglodyte structure is dug directly into the rock, which gives it a rather magical appearance. This Cappadocia hotel offers rooms with contemporary Turkish and Ottoman décor.

Each has its own terrace which offers an exceptional panorama of the fairy chimneys and the hot air balloons flying over them. Don’t miss the buffet breakfast. This is an opportunity to discover Turkish pastries with exotic names: açma , börek and to taste local dairy products. 

5. Yunak Houses Cappadocia

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  • Advantage of the hotel : the location, the view, the troglodyte architecture
  • Budget : €€€€
  • Services : ★★★★

Located in the heart of the fairy chimneys and dug into the cliff, the Yunak Evleri Cappadocia blends harmoniously into the rocky landscapes typical of this region of Turkey. Made up of 10 rocks, it offers 120 rooms distributed in cave houses and a 19th century Greek residence. The accommodations, decorated in the Ottoman style, are warm with wooden floors and carpets, lace curtains and antique lamps. The hotel is a clever mix of modern and traditional comfort.

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It has a cinema room, a music room, or a library that will allow you to deepen your knowledge of Turkey. After a busy day of sightseeing, take the time to relax by one of the hotel’s two outdoor swimming pools or have a massage at the spa. In the evening, head to the Caverna restaurant, set on a hill overlooking the valleys of Cappadocia.

6. Elika Cave Suites

Elika Cave Suites

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  • Advantages of the hotel : architecture, comfort, location
  • Budget : €€
  • Services : ★★★★

Elika Cave Suites is next to Ortahisar Castle. The latter represents the largest fairy chimney in Cappadocia and the longest natural skyscraper. The hotel is located inside historical caves which have been tastefully renovated. Antique collections are even scattered throughout the establishment. Each of the accommodations at this Cappadocia hotel offers remarkable views of the area. From the economy room to the swimming pool suite, all the rooms are in natural stone, with underfloor heating.

Each one is however unique: fireplace, private terrace, patio, jacuzzi, swimming pool, are all services offered according to the chosen standard. A little extra: the Elika Cave Suites offers a free decoration service that allows you to decorate your room with rose petals and candles.

7. Argos In Cappadocia

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  • Advantage of the hotel : the location, the historical and traditional architecture
  • Budget : €€€€
  • Services : ★★★★

The Argos in Cappadocia, located in a former monastery in Uçhisar, has received numerous awards. Very well located, it is a few minutes walk from the very lively town center where you will find shops and restaurants. This carefully decorated hotel (period furniture and stone sculptures) has 51 rooms. Some accommodations even have access via an underground tunnel which makes the place mystical.

The hotel’s restaurant, Seki, is the most awarded in the region. It allows you to eat outside and thus benefit from the magnificent view of the Güvercinlik valley and Mount Erciyes. You can also take advantage of the various excursions offered by this eco-friendly hotel in Cappadocia: bike rides, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, as well as guided tours.

The economic

8. Adanos Guest House

Adanos Guest House

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  • Advantages of the hotel : the welcome, the cleanliness, the decoration of the premises
  • Budget : €
  • Services : ★★★★★
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Located in Avanos, the handicraft center of Cappadocia, this guest house has something to charm you. It is housed in an old building whose original architecture and stone arches were completely preserved during the renovation. Adanos Konuk Evi offers four suites decorated in the purest tradition of historic Turkish houses.

Each accommodation has a living room, a kitchen, one or more bedrooms with a balcony and all the necessary equipment: from a hair dryer to a DVD player and air conditioning. This guesthouse is truly designed to make you feel at home. In addition to the particularly warm welcome, a room is also provided for enjoying a hearty breakfast, as well as an interior patio in which you can relax.

9. Sendia

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  • Advantages of the hotel : location, hospitality
  • Budget : €
  • Services : ★★★

Sendian Guest House is conveniently located 10 minutes’ walk from Avanos town centre, 3.3 km from Goreme National Park and next to the underground city of Ozkonak. It is the perfect starting point for hiking enthusiasts. If you are not one of them, the hotel offers a car rental service on site.

The establishment, reserved for adults, has a garden, a rooftop terrace and five spacious rooms with all the necessary comfort: flat screen, kitchenette, dining area and private bathroom. Slippers and bath towels will be waiting for you after a good bike ride. Every morning, you enjoy a homemade breakfast with local specialities. Very practical, the Kapadokya Lezzet Sofrasi restaurant is a five-minute walk away and will allow you to discover the flavors of Turkish cuisine.

10. Hikmet’s house

Hikmet's House

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  • Advantages of the hotel : the architecture, the welcome
  • Budget : €
  • Services : ★★★★

If you are looking for excellent value for money, Hikmet’s House is the hotel for you! It is located in Avanos, in an old residence of character, a 19th century mansion with unique architecture. Restored a few years ago, the original structure in local cut stone has been completely preserved. The establishment, which takes its name from a former postman of the village who lived there, is made up of two parts centered around a courtyard.

Inside, a historic well with drinking water has been preserved. Rooms are spacious and clean, some with river or mountain views. Their Seljuk decoration is sober and neat. Each has a private bathroom with a large shower, to the delight of visitors. Breakfast service is provided on site. For lunch and dinner, you will have the choice between many restaurants in the surrounding area.

You have no doubt noticed that these Cappadocian hotels have managed to preserve the soul of the region. They bring together all the elements to make you spend an authentic stay. So, in which hotel did you decide to live your experience in Cappadocia?

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Mohamed SAKHRI

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