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No 4 Tahir Bey Sokak, Esentepe Mahallesi Urgup , Nevsehir, T urkey, Ortahisar 50650 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 24 in Ortahisar
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We are a stylish and beautifully authentic cave hotel set in a restored village home. Our 6 rooms are individually styled with modern facilities yet interiors that retain traditional vaulted ceilings, carved decorative niches and hidden cave areas. Each room has beautiful outdoor areas and the upper terraces have spectacular views. Service is personalised and Cappadocia is right at your door. We are just 5 mins from all of the famous highlights of Cappadocia. The Owners are Ruth Lockwood from NZ and Cemal Koksal who is local to Cappadocia and we believe in good local hospitality for all our guests . Just ask and we can book :Airport transfers ;Sensational Hot Air Balloon flights ;Daily tours of Cappadocia ; Horse Riding tours ;Turkish nights ;Local restuarant reservations : We are also happy to help with local info and maps, valley walks, private guides and anything that will make you stay with us easier and more comfortable .
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Skiing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Turkish

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Grade: 82 out of 100
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3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Sarah C wrote a review Jan 2022
Nevsehir Province, Turkey39 contributions8 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to wake up at this charming boutique cave hotel on the first morning of 2022. Set in the picturesque unspoiled village of Ortahisar, Elaa Cave hotel is tiny, immaculate and exquisitely decorated, with a special focus on local antiques and authentic Turkish rugs. I can’t speak highly enough about the delightful, friendly and kind staff. The calm and cosy cave arch room was the perfect counterpoint to the evening’s celebrations. After a sound sleep in the very comfortable bed, and a delicious made-to -order breakfast, 2022 looked very positive indeed.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your truly wonderful review. I was so happy you were able to stay with us on New Years eve and even more wonderful that you enjoyed your start to 2022 ! We look forward to having you stay with us again :)
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Rhyan F wrote a review Nov 2021
Hamburg, Germany6 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is absolutely lovely. The owners, Ruth and Cemal are very hospitable, and together with their team will ensure you have a lovely stay in their beautiful cave hotel. Each room individually decorated with trukish antiques. The beds are comfy and you have a coffee and tea making facility for when you want to have your cuppa tea. The breakfast is lush and typically Turkish, which in my opinion is one of the best breakfasts in the world. You have an amazing view from the roof terrace over ortahisar. If you are looking for a quiet get-away in Cappadocia, then Ella cave is the best place to go.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Nisrine B wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing hotel for a short stay. The room is clean and tidy. Generous and presentable breakfast. The hotel is walking distance to the centre. The Turkish lady at the reception was so friendly and supportive. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ruth tribalcarpets, Owner at Elaa Cave Hotel
Responded 28 May 2021
Thank you so much for you kind and lovely review . We are so happy you enjoyed Elaa Cave and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.and we would welcome you back anytime ! Kindest Regards Ruth
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Ryan D wrote a review Sept 2020
Palm Beach, Florida6 contributions3 helpful votes
I have to say this was a hidden gem in Ortahisar within Cappadocia. The rooms were very rustic and authentic for a true Cappadocia experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable about what we should explore in the area. I truly appreciated their dedication in being a concierge and arranging for activities while ensuring that we enjoyed ourselves. The views from the rooftop are stunning in the daylight and evening. The breakfast was very Turkish and yummylicious.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Ruth tribalcarpets, Owner at Elaa Cave Hotel
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Thanks so much for such a great review - your kind words are very much appreciated . It was such a pleasure meeting you and having you to stay and we would be delighted to see you again in Cappadocia Many thanks again Warmest Wishes Ruth
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Tijo wrote a review Jan 2020
Istanbul, Turkey2 contributions
The hotel and rooms are so beautifully decorated. The breakfast is big and the biggest highlight is the warm and welcoming host. She was always there when we needed something and always with a smile. :)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ruth t, Owner at Elaa Cave Hotel
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind review - It is very much appreciated We were delighted to have you stay with us at Elaa Cave Hotel and it would be a pleasure to see you again when you are next back in Cappadocia ! Warm Wishes and happy travels Ruth and the staff at Elaa
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Samet Yilmaz wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
We stayed there for 10 days and can only talk positively about it. Well located, very sympathetic owners, very clean. I recommend it! Owners also own a horse farm which was our best experience on our entire trip
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Ruth t, Owner at Elaa Cave Hotel
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind review - It is very much appreciated We were delighted to have you stay with us at Elaa Cave Hotel and it would be a pleasure to see you again when you are next back in Cappadocia ! Warm Wishes and happy travels Ruth and the staff at Elaa
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gandg wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a lovely little hotel, and run by delightful, friendly and very helpful people. Our room was clean warm and very cosy in the cave (which is what I really wanted). There were lovely calm places to sit outside and we were looked after so well by Najila (?) Our breakfasts were terrific and the gozleme were delicious. Najila was so helpful in arranging transport for us to be able to go further to see sights, and Cemal's horse ranch was a walk away, and he welcomed us when we arrived late and helped with the Wifi.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: There are not many rooms, but they are quiet and being built into a cave, they obviously rely on...
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Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind review - It is very much appreciated We were delighted to have you stay with us at Elaa Cave Hotel and it would be a pleasure to see you again when you are next back in Cappadocia ! Warm Wishes and happy travels Ruth and the staff at Elaa
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Tetiariawan wrote a review Sept 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia103 contributions25 helpful votes
We stay 1 night Here is my review for the hotel Location: around Ortahisar Town and close to Ortahisar Kalesi. We go by car to this hotel, so I can not give information on how to reach the hotel from bus station or other public transportation You may walk around the hotel to Ortahisartown. Nice small village. The hotel surround is quite, especially in the night which I like that. We can go early in the morning by car to Goreme area like Red Valley, to take beatiful photograph of the ballon raised are go back to the hotel for a warm breakfast and a cup or two cups of tea / coffee Our first impression when we stepped inside the cave hotel and room , we found that this is a stylish hotel. I love it. Room We had - 1 double bed room with size approx 3x3m2. Sufficient to put 1 large and 1 cabin size lugages - Inside bathroom and it was clean. - Clean linen, white towel - There are refreshement provided in the room - The hotel does not have lift, however, luckyli we had the room at groudfloor area The breakfast are awesome. Turkish typical breakfast. Freshly made. Delish. Meet my taste. The breakfast area have beautiful scenery. Hotel services - the hotel receptionist was not stand by for 24 hours (it says that due the hotel running by family business). However they provide a contact number in receptionist desk if you happen to come at the time of no receptionist stand by. - The hotel staff very helpful and warm, eventough they speak limited english.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind and very detailed review - It is very much appreciated We were delighted to have you stay with us at Elaa Cave Hotel and it would be a pleasure to see you again when you are next back in Cappadocia ! Warm Wishes and happy travels Ruth and the staff at Elaa
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1woolly1 wrote a review Jul 2019
Mornington Peninsula, Australia31 contributions29 helpful votes
Our stay at Elaa, a delightful, little boutique hotel in the tiny village of Ortahisar, was wonderful. We had stayed previously and loved it so much, we didn't need to look elsewhere when we returned to the Cappadocia region of Turkey. This little hotel is like a home away from home. It is family owned and operated and you are welcomed as though you too, are family. The cave rooms at Elaa are all different, with comfortable king size beds and ensuites. I love the antiques, carpets and other decorative items that make this hotel so unique. Breakfast is provided and quite lavishly Turkish, with the addition of delicious omelettes or gozleme if you wish. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. If you'd like to stay in an authentic cave hotel in a village still untouched by tourism, this is the place.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and omfortable.
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Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind review - It is very much appreciated We were delighted to have you stay with us at Elaa Cave Hotel and it would be a pleasure to see you again when you are next back in Cappadocia ! Warm Wishes and happy travels Ruth and the staff at Elaa
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rihahn wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This boutique cave hotel is a gem, each room is unique, equipped with all the mod cons you would want, a real 5* experience. The breakfast is amazing. Ruth and her team really look after you. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ruth t, Owner at Elaa Cave Hotel
Responded 23 May 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review . It was a pleasure having your Mum and you stay - a real highlight for us and so glad you enjoyed your visit . I hope to see you again :) Warm Wishes Ruth
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PRICE RANGE
US$49 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Maraa Cave Hotel
LOCATION
TurkeyCappadociaOrtahisar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elaa Cave Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Elaa Cave Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Uchisar Castle (0.09 miles), Ortahisar Kalesi (0.07 miles), and Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elaa Cave Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elaa Cave Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Elaa Cave Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Elaa Cave Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elaa Cave Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No: 10 Restaurant, Fresko Ocakbaşı Restaurant, and Tandir Cafe Restaurant.
Does Elaa Cave Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elaa Cave Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Elaa Cave Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Elaa Cave Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Elaa Cave Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Ortahisar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elaa Cave Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Elaa Cave Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.