I'm planning at trip to Turkey in May 2015.
I've put aside 4 full days in Istanbul then fly to Kayseri or Nevsihir and will have 3 full days to explore Goreme / Cappadocia. There appears to be many areas and I'm confused by where to stay - I'd like a cave hotel (a pool would be nice but not a must) I definitely want to go hot air ballooning one morning, the underground tunnels and explore the valleys. I don't really want to be dragged by tour guides through local shops/pottery/carpet makers with the expectation of buying their wares. Any suggestions on day tours or hotels would be greatly appreciated.