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“Great cave hotel”
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Elif Star Caves
Ranked #30 of 76 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Great cave hotel”
Reviewed 23 September 2009

I really liked this hotel-- great location, nice room, quiet night sleep, spacious bathroom, and good breakfast. My one complaint is that our room was never cleaned while I was there. I'm not sure if it was an oversight, but it would have been nice for someone to come and clean the bathroom and tidy up the room. Other than that, it was a great place!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 August 2009

My fiance and I stayed here during our travels to Turkey in the spring of 2009. We had a very good experience and enjoyed our cave room (we were in #7) very much. The Elif Star staff was very accommodating and set up a trip for us to see the Whirling Drevishes (they even drove us for free) and advised us on which balloon companies were reputable (Kapadokya Balloons with Mike at the helm for sure!) and set us up with (safe) scooters to ride around the surrounding villages. My one complaint was that the common room seemed a little unclean and always seemed a little smokey but it was a realizing place to chat with others and check your e-mail. Like most cave hotels, wifi isn't really an option but was available in the common room. While I know there were other "nicer" cave hotels in Goreme, we found that the friendly atmosphere and value of the Elif Star Caves made it our top choice when settling down in Goreme.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Squamish, BC
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Reviewed 25 July 2009

We stayed for 4 nights at Elif Star Caves while in Cappadocia and we couldn't be happier with the level of service. When we called ahead for the reservation, Mustafa said we could move right in even though we arrived on an early morning bus... and we had been planning to walk to the hotel but one of the bus company ticket agents called the hotel and Hassan (Mustafa's uncle) was there before we could even walk across the street to pick up a map at the tourist bureau! Rahmi's breakfasts were terrific - not a disappointing item on the menu. And even though they were no longer serving dinners, we had some excellent recommendations for local restaurants from Mustafa and Hassan. Our host even accompanıed us one evening! To top it all off, Hassan spent a day, using his local connections to help us shop for carpets and silver. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 July 2009

We stayed 2 nights here and really enjoyed our stay. There is a computer with free internet access, the breakfast was great as you were given a choice, they helped us book a tour for the day and they even drove us to a local pottery shop to purchase some ceramics. I would say that the cost was a little steep in my opinion. There was no hot water and when we inquired we were told that he needed to turn it on and then wait 2 hours...well we didn't really have that kind of time to wait around...

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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greymouth
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

We stayed at Elif Star Caves for four nights at the end of a 6 week journey overland from Tashkent. The hotel was a perfect conclusion to our trip. Location is near perfect, quiet yet within 5minutes walk from the village centre. The rooms are authentic caves and the decor is tasteful. Bathrooms were definately the cleanest we encountered in Turkey. . Have to say that the crowning glory were the spectacular breakfasts and the polite helpful staff. Keep up the good work boys.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

We enjoyed this hotel. Our room was large and very comfortable, a good bed. the weather was cold during our stay but the room was just right. We were surprised that the cave materials kept the rooms warm in cold weather, cool in summer.

The hotel enjoys a good location in Goreme. You can walk out into Pigeon Valley and the other valleys from it. It also afforded a great view from our balcony. The other guests were interesting to talk to and cosmopolitan.

We liked the relaxed yet friendly and well informed interest shown by the staff and the owner, Mustapha, to us and would be happy to recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2009

I have just spent 3 nights at the Elif Star Hotel and this is a great hotel. The rooms are authentic Cave Rooms and they are great. The staff were great and we were looked after very very well. Breakfast was good and I would recommend the French Toast. We were given lots of information about Goreme and what we could do.

I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who is coming to Goreme.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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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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