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“Turkish Hospitality at its Best”
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Dervish Cave House
Ranked #40 of 80 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 November 2011

In the four nights we stayed in the Dervish Cave House, we were impressed time and time again by the generosity and hospitality of Cemal and his wonderful staff. Traveling with a 15 month old toddler, obtaining a baby cot was no problem. Everyone at Dervish was openly warm towards us but especially towards our child.

The close proximity of the hotel to the city center was a great convenience (5 min walk). Free secure Wi-fi provided by the hotel was a plus. Cemal was extremely helpful in pointing us in the right direction for cappadocian sight seeing. As we had a hire car, he would help plan driving routes for our day trips. We had a slight accident with the car and managed to drive on a freshly laid road. As a result, our hire car was covered with wet tar. Cemal directed us to the nearest car cleaning service. He spoke directly to the cleaning company on our behalf to explain the situation. For my partner's 40th birthday, Cemal not only helped organise a hot air balloon ride, but also a cake too!

On our last day, Cemal helped book a shuttle bus to pick us up at 4:30am because we had an early flight. Due to some confusion with daylight savings, we had not adjusted our watches and woke up earlier than we were supposed to. Thinking that our shuttle was late, we rang Cemal up at the wee hours of the morning when any respectable person would still be in bed. He rang the shuttle company and called us back immediately. No complaints at being woken up so early even though the error was ours. His professionalism really left an impression. If you are looking for someone who would go the extra mile for you, then look no further than Cemal and the Dervish Cave House.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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cemalim, Manager at Dervish Cave House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2011

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Thank you so much for your kind review. It was pleasure for me to help you.

Kind Regards
Cemal

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Reviewed 20 October 2011

We were very happy with our three night stay in Dervish Cave House!! The rooms are simply beautiful, gorgeously furnished and well kept. Very romantic! They have a lovely garden, filled with roses, where my 17 month old son loved running around with the hotel kitties, and a beautiful view over the town. The bed was the most comfortable one we found in Turkey - we slept wonderfully here!

Everyone here was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. It was conveniently close to the center of Goreme and had parking for our rental car. The staff was wonderful in helping us plan our daily activities, but was not pushy about it at all. The price was a wonderful value, and I would highly recommend it! Overall a marvelous experience!!

The one thing I would point out, for those who might be mobility impaired, many of the rooms are only accessible via somewhat poorly lit stone stairs. It didn't bother us at all, but if that's a concern for you, you might want to request a ground floor room.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Our stay at Dervish Cave House was delightful. The hotel is very well located and hospitable. We stayed in Room no. 8 and I strongly recommend it to all couples that want a romantic atmosphere and want to feel as if they are in their honeymoon. The room is located inside a fairy chimney and it's absolutely divine. The window view is spectacular, the room is very clean, very nice decorated, very cosy and relaxing. It was also a nice surprise to find two cups of tea as a welcoming drink - it really makes you feel as if you are at a friend's home and not in a hotel room. Also, in the bathroom you can find slippers, like in 4 star hotels. We really enjoyed starting our days with the great breakfast on the terrace that offered us an amazing view of Goreme and its fairy landscape. I liked that that the breakfast offer was diversified, so we had plenty of food to choose from (four types of cereals). Most important of all, Cemal, the manager, is very welcoming and helpful. He helped us a lot to plan our trips in the region, he booked good tours for us and gave us a lot of information about what we could do and visit. He is also a balloon pilot, so he can arrange great balloon trips at good prices. He and all the staff are very friendly, thus they know how to make you feel at home. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

I ended up in this hotel because the original hotel we booked overbooked and sent us here. We got a great room right up in the chimney. It was like being inside of a fairytale. The staff were very helpful in helping us to plan activities but didn't push any on us. They were also helpful in helping us reschedule a flight when we realized we booked on the wrong day. The only weird thing about the hotel was that every night at 3 am someone was knocking on the door outside. It was like clockwork and went on for about 10 minutes. Not sure what that was about. But this was a great hotel for the price and I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Capadoccia.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Dervish Cave House is really close to the centre of Goreme- and so was a very convenient place from which to start our daily walks or head out to restaurants at night. Especially , the staff is really helpful and owner who is Dervish introduced us about Goreme... Cemal is very generous with his knowledge of the surrounding valleys and villages and this kept us busy for 2 days. And Cemal is a hot air balloon pilot who is very kind... cave rooms are amazingly wonderful and we stayed at room 2...



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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Staying in a cave hotel was a treat.
This one is in a good location, walk down the hill to town or up the hill to a GREAT view.
There is a VERY nice outside seating area with a wonderful view of the town.
We stayed in room #1 which I would recommend. It is really two rooms, very private and quiet.
As it seems with all hotels in turkey, breakfast was excellent and made to order.
The staff was helpful in providing maps and suggestions.
We had daily room service and had laundry done here.
As a splurge, we did the hot-air ballon ride arranged by the hotel. I definitly would recommend that...just spend the money for the 1 hr. ride in a "small basket" and do it!
Also as an aside, there is a miserably named resturant "Just About" (that's the name, right across the street. It is very good...don't miss it because of the name!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We were lucky to find this hotel to stay. The place is very convenient to go eveywhere in town and the hosts here are very friendly and helpful. They also provides all kind of activities for your options, but they will not let you feel stressful. While our staying, there was a Japanese TV company to come here to firm to introduce this hotel to Japanese. For me, the most unforgetable is their breakfast Menu - 5 main dishes (scrambled eggs, boiled egg, fried egg, Franch toasts and toasts). I will go there for sure. All I want to say is "make yourself at home" in Dervish Cave.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Dervish Cave House

Address: Gafeli mah no :6, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Goreme
#25 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range: £27 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dervish Cave House offers enchanting and elegant accommodation in restored 8 old Cappadocian house. ... more   less 
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