It's far out from any shops/downtown... but it is quite a neat hotel. Each room is different. We stayed in a suite which had 2 bathrooms, and 2 twins, and then a foyer room, with 2 day beds and a fireplace. There was a little tv, mini fridge, decent wifi, warm floors in the room (came in November), and robes and a desk. Rooms had complimentary water bottles! The pool was very small -- I couldn't see swimming in it in the summer, it was more like a fountain.
Breakfast was a somewhat small spread- nasty coffee, lots of fruits, they had 2 hot plates, and you could also get omlettes. Dinner was good-- their mezze appetizer was memorable.
Note-- it's weird the way the hotel is situated. There's a one way road down to the hotel, in which only the hotel shuttle can travel. Thus, your bags will go down with the shuttle, and you can walk down (you can also take the shuttle). They offer free bike rentals, but not sure where you would bike.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 35 rooms troglodyte cave house opened in 1998, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia. Recently Business Insider choose '' 50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime '' It is also mentioned as a romantic escape for honeymoons in wedding magazines. A 12th century Byzantine Christian church forms part of the Gamirasu, and until recently, part of the hotel was still used by Christian monks. Much care has been taken to blend the historic facades with the natural curves of the Cappadocian landscape to preserve its traditional style and appearance whilst providing you with the utmost in modern conveniences. The finish is stylish and the atmosphere inviting and romantic. Indeed, it is the perfect honeymoon destination, with many couples choosing the intimate cave suites for access to some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable scenery in the world. The sense of tranquility and authentic village atmosphere around the Gamirasu is instantly soothing, with nothing to disturb you but the sound of birds and sumptuous aromas drifting across the warm air from the old Monastic kitchen. Breakfast consists of all local and organically grown produce, including freshly baked bread, clotted cream, honeycomb and fresh fruit. A 7km hiking trail departs from the front door of the hotel and follows a remote valley with a beautiful brook flowing down the middle. In every direction, you are surrounded by breathtaking views, extraordinary natural shapes and a myriad of cave-dwellings to explore. It really is the most mesmerizing of destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gamirasu Cave Urgup
- Hotel Gamirasu Cave
- Gamirasu Cave Hotel Turkey/Ayvali, Cappadocia