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“a perfect place to lose yourself and relax”
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Elif Star Caves
Ranked #30 of 76 Hotels in Goreme
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Izmir, Turkey
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“a perfect place to lose yourself and relax”
Reviewed 6 May 2011

is a beautiful hotel and very typical.
good rooms, family and good treatment
very good breakfast.
if i return to goreme I ever would do it in this hotel

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

I can recommend this place - Hasan took great care of me as a single female traveller - it's clean and safe. He even helped me buy a carpet.
Clean rooms, and quiet and very well located.

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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

We spent 1 night at the Elif Star Caves while visiting Cappadochia. It is a real cave hotel with ALL rooms in caves (some hotels say they have cave rooms but when you get there, they are full and you are put in a normal room). Rooms were spotlessly clean; bed and linens excellent quality. Bathrooms clean and modern; floor is cold since it is tile on rock so bring slippers. For those who need it, there is no TV in the hotel room, but there is one in the common area.

Staff were very accommodating. For supper, we were too tired to go out so they arranged for a restaurant to deliver food for us and we ate in their common area. They also offered to drive us anywhere we needed to go (for no additional charge). The hotel is near the main streets of Goreme - restaurants and shops within a few minutes walk.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

The owner of the hotel is very kind.
Although we decided to go to goreme suddenly
and thus we did not prepare for transportation from Kayseri Air Port to the hotel,
the owner arranged the micro bus for the move when we reserved a room on the phone.
In addition, the owner took us to the Goreme Open Air Museum by car and
introduced a reasonable one-day tour around Cappadocia.
Of course, the rooms in the hotel are all cave rooms, which excited us.
Also, the fee of stay is cheep (for example, 80 TL for one twin room)
and you can ask the owner to wash your clothes.
I strongly recommend this hotel.
However, the hotel did not put a shampoo in the room,
therefore, you had better bring your shampoo.
(A towel and a soap are prepared.)

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

From the moment we arrived at Elif Star Caves, we were made to feel welcome. Mustafa carried our (heavy) cases up to the rooms and let us choose the room we liked best. He was extremely helpful pointing out sites to see, walks to do through the beautiful landscape and restaurants to eat at. The breakfast provided in the mornings was superb, and easily the best we had in Turkey (Thanks Hassan). Our cave room was quaint and nice, the bed was comfy and the bathroom was a good size. The centre of town was a short walk away (less than 5 minutes). The best part of Elif Star was the beautiful view from the common area, where you could sit and relax for days. We only spent 2 nights at Elif Star but wished we'd stayed much longer.

Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2010

This hotel was so incredible! Built right into the mountain, rooms are all different and nicely decorated - very charming. The beds were really comfortable and the room was a good size. The view was amazing (we were on the last floor). There is no elevator, so if you have a problem with stairs, ask fo a lower floor room.

The owner was such a nice person, he gave us a lot of information about places to see around. The hotel is very well situated - walking distance to everything but quiet and relaxing.

The breakfast was delicious, they even had Maple sirup! If you go there, bring the owner a can of real maple sirup if you come from Canada or northern states, that's where he gets it from. One guest brought him a bottle of Aunt Jemima sirup and he thought it was real because the bottle said "original". Anyway, it's the best breakfast we had in Turkey.

The only negative we found was that there was no curtain for our shower (some rooms have them and some others don't...)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

We stayed at the Elif Star for four nights in September and absoluely loved it. Our room was beautiful with the bedframe carved into the cave wall and even a little balcony that gave great views of the valley. The breakfasts were amazing; we'd traveled through Turkey for several weeks so it was great to get a choice of breakfasts (we tried all of them and they were fabulous!). The owners were very nice and happy to chat/answer questions but never pushy. I would happily stay there again or recommend it to anyone else.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Elif Star Caves
Address: Uzundere Caddesi No 37 | Cappadocia, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Goreme
#5 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Elif Star Caves 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With views over Goreme and Pigeon Valley, the family-run Elif Star Cave Hotel has a terrace and a restaurant. It offers traditionally decorated cave rooms and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Goreme Bus Terminal is within 5 minutes' walk. If you like to stay in a historical Orthodox Cave Monastery, Elif star Caves is exactly the hotel that you looking for. All the caves carved out at 8 century... Chapel, dining room, foodstore, shelter, watchtower, pigeon house, winery... The cave rooms at Elif Star are heated and feature traditional textiles, parquet floors and carpets. All rooms have their own private bathroom with toilet and shower. Each is decorated with a combination of Ottoman and Greek interior style. You can taste a traditional Turkish breakfast while you waching Fairychimneys. The hotel's a la carte restaurant also serves traditional home made dishes like kofte, Pottery Kebab and fresh local trout. Dining is possible either indoors or at the open courtyard with flowers. The reception works 24 hours aday, provides room service. Laundry and ironing services are available upon request, at an extra charge. Guests can relax in the garden and enjoy scenic views of Goreme from the hotel's balconies. Hotel Elif Star Cave also organises Hot Air Balloon Rides and Semi-Private Daily Cappadocia Tours with small groups. ... more   less 
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