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Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ayvali
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

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.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
4  Thank al182
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

This hotel is probably one of the furtherest out hotels in a small village, but is worth the journey. It is a true cave hotel, but does not have the sand falling from the ceiling like some other reports we heard of other cave hotels. It is a little tricky to find, and bigger vehicles are unable to deliver you to the front door - there is a short walk down once you alight from the transport. There are a few stairs going up to the reception, dining room and hotel rooms so if you are in a wheelchair or unable to climb at all then this could be a problem. We arrived late at night and, despite this, we were greeted very warmly and they catered for us at dinner time. We were woken up very early the next morning for our balloon ride (which is a definite must in Cappadocia) and on our return we had a lovely breakfast on the outdoor verandah. We were later picked up from the hotel again for another tour of Cappadocia - the staff seemed well aware as to what guests are doing what tours. There is a swimming pool at this hotel and although we stayed 2 nights, we were sorry that we had not stayed an extra night to slow down the holiday pace a bit and relax at the hotel. This is a lovely hotel and we really enjoyed the cave hotel experience. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank ANNE K
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in Gamirasu in Nov13. All the staffs from Reception to restaurant to housekeeping were very friendly. We requested for Jain vegetarian food & they provided our best food in Turkey. Even they gave good rooms to us, very beautiful. It was a wonderful experience to stay in a cave hotel. Highly recommended.
The only problem it is located 20-25 minutes from Cappadocia & located in an isolated place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Ravi G
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

This hotel is an amazing find. It is a charming cave hotel which is indeed like being in your own home. The staff couldn't be more warm and loving. The breakfast is sumptuous. The dining room is warm and comfortable. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the pool or the outdoor terrace because of the time of year (November), but being in a cave hotel was enough to make up for that! Cappadocia is everything they say and more, a magical place. We are sure there are lovely other cave hotels, but Gamirasu is very special and we hope to go back some day. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so perfect.

Room Tip: If you have any kind of issues with stairs be sure to ask for something on an accessible level.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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13  Thank NinaLosAngeles
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

An experience that can never be forgotten!

We have inflexible taste, we are picky and don’t get impressed easily!

Stayed in tens of hotels in around 10 countries over the past 25 years, this little intimate home-like hotel had a lot to amaze and surprise us! From people to reception to room to cleanliness to food to laundry to pool & garden to transportation to privacy & peacefulness, this very unique place gave us for 3 nights a great experience that we really enjoyed!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank Jehad K
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had 2 nights here this week. Kamil and the team were very friendly and went out of their way to assist. Airlines lost our bags meaning no chargers for phones, PC etc but after a few chats with staff they got together the adapters etc we needed from the staff themselves, including the young female chef who makes breakfast. I cannot imagine many hotels would check with staff to see who had suitable chargers. Food was good and nice to see the hotel specialising in local wines (try the Teserano). Rooms were large and had everything you need and a bit more. A great place to base yourself for the most beautiful part of Turkey. Thanks again to all at Gamirsu !!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
9  Thank Greg J
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed at the luxurious Gamirasu Cave Hotel for two nights. We were greeted on arrival with a glass of wine by the delightfully engaging manager, Emre. Our cave room (108) was massive, the beds were huge and very comfy. The hotel restaurant was fantastic. Service impeccable (thank you Kamil and Jemmy - apologies if I've got the spelling wrong). We were made to feel very much at home during our brief stay. If you visit Cappadocia, do yourself a favour and stay here. Our tour was organised through Euphrates Tours, whom we can also highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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8  Thank Mal J
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Additional Information about Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Address: Ayvali, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup > Ayvali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ayvali
Price Range: £103 - £395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gamirasu Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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
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