The hotel is reasonably centrally located. It is about a 5~10 minute walk from the otogar. Make sure you walk along the Muze Yolu uphills, and check on your right hand side a plaque pointing to the hotel entrance. Its current location in google map (as of May 2014) is WRONG and you might walk all the way to the Open Air museum :-P
Like many other "cave-hotel"s in Goreme, I don't think the walls in your room is really part of the caves, but it is still an interesting experience staying in such a room, very different from the normal hotels we are more used to. The only down sides are the wifi internet signal, which is extremely weak in the room, and to get that you have to sit almost next to the entrance. Also your cellphone may not work in the cave room as well. In the rainy days the room might be a little damp, and since it is a family-run guest house, no housekeeping is provided during your stay (at least for our case). Apart from this, we are happy with our room since it is very spacious and clean. Also the breakfast is ample and you can sit in a nice terrace with excellent view of Cappadocia (AND CATS!)
Like some others have mentioned, the hotel owners are very friendly and they speak good amount of English. They also helped us whenever we have questions, say about the tours, choice of hiking routes, etc. They never insisted selling us tours like many other hotel owners unless we asked, which is quite a relax for us. One thing to keep in mind is that If you make the reservation from booking.com. The hotel actually didn't charge you prior to you arrival, and would rather charge cash in Euros when check-in. But they are very nice in doing the conversion using XE.com to make sure you get the best exchange rate. I would say for its relatively low price, and for all the hospitality from the hotel owners, this is a very good deal in the Goreme area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- (Ufuk means Horizon) is situated on the route to the Open air Museum, just 3 minutes walk from the centre of the Göreme village. The pension backs onto a hill and is surounded by several large tufa cones. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ufuk Pension Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey