Hotel Karballa was once a Greek monastery and is now a lovely inn. The rooms, once monk's cells, are large and vaulted. They are beautifully decorated with Turkish textiles. The manager is a very enthusiastic person who speaks excellent English and has a great enthusiasm for the region. We enjoyed the two dinners we had in their huge refectory, especially their delicious spicy meat balls. The staff in the restaurant were very pleasant.
For lunch we wandered down to the main square which is dominated by tea houses and small kabob places. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and the place was full of families and couples. We had an unusually tasty chicken kabab at the Kalvari Restaurant.
Guuzelyurt is a great place to see Cappadocia away from mass tourism. It is also close to the beautiful Ilhara Valley. Best, however, to have your own transport.
Two things I would ding the Karballa for: They do not have a nice outdoor sitting area and the wife (good in the restaurant) does not extend to the rooms.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking