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Elif Star Caves
Ranked #33 of 77 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 May 2014

It was a great experience! An ideal place to stay for those who likes history and hiking. It's a real medieval monastry with its atmosphere but with (9) very comfortable rooms. The staff is extremely helpful. If you want to have a dinner you'll get a home-made food. The balloon trip arranged in Elif Star was also nice. I'm not an easy client but was really greatful. So, don't worry, you'll be fine there.
Kirill from Moscow

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Elif Star Caves Hotel is the sort of place you think maybe should be a secret to ensure there's always room for you when you want a great place to stay in the Goreme area.
Kadir and his family are great hosts, always ready to help and advise. The rooms, dug into the hillside, are wonderfully furnished, clean, comfortable and warm - we were there in winter, but there are fans everywhere so it should be cool in summer.
Kadir has loads of good advice whatever you want to do and is always ready to help you organise your stay.
This is a small family hotel and reminded me why I so much prefer this to impersonal chain places.

Room Tip: The rooms are all caves dug into the hillside, but vary in size and decor - ours (room 4?)had wonde...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

You can park right in front which is not the case of all hotels in downtown Göreme and it is a great base for your Cappadocia experience. We had a great time there. It is a lovely place and the hosts are very nice.
The kids played endless hours in the yard and didn't want to leave.
Great and copious breakfasts.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Wonderful rooms, good food, and beyond wonderful service. Always willing to help and friendly without reservation. It feels like staying in a well cared for home. I look forward to returning to Elif Star next tie I am in Goreme!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Kadir was fantastic. He took on a 10 year lease six months ago and is putting in allot of energy. I really hope that he can keep up the momentum and sustain the level of energy he is providing to his guests. His family made our visit to Cappadocia feel welcome and easy. The location is close to the center of town and reasonably quiet at night. The rooms are well kept and very clean. I would return if headed back to the region.

Room Tip: Rooms are great but the beds are typical turkish rocks so be sure to come prepared for the firmness...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stayed at Elif for four nights with a friend. We were upgraded to a larger room that was open free of charge. Kadir and his family were wonderful hosts - made helpful suggestions about hikes, places to eat, further travel in Turkey, and booked an amazing hot air balloon ride for us. Breakfast each morning was wonderful and we had dinner one night prepared by Kadir's wife which was some of the best food we had while in Turkey. Our cave room was a once in a lifetime experience, and extremely well kept!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Kadir was a great help during our stay. We arrived late and were pretty keen for an early balloon. Somehow, he arranged this with ease and helped wake us (does he sleep?). He also gave us a good route to drive and an early breakfast when leaving. The place has an amazing view and is handy to town too.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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