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Dervish Cave House
Ranked #36 of 77 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Our wonderful vacation”
Reviewed 28 September 2010

We spent 2 nights in this hotel and found it an excellent choice. The hotel rate is very reasonable. All the rooms are crafted from real caves and the room we stayed was cozy, clean, neat and tidy. Temperature goes up to over 30c in Cappadocia during the day but the temperature in our room feels nice and cool at night with the windows open. There is a terrace outside our room. It is so relaxing sitting there and enjoy the clear sky at night. Dervish, the owner provides very good eating and travel tips to us and always makes himself available when we have questions.The balloon tour he arranged for us was really cool. We would go back to this hotel at our next visit and recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 22 September 2010

First the hotel. The rooms are great and affordable. Carved out of the rock giving them character, perfect temperature although there is air con and heating, and jacuzzi. The Turkish hotel breakfasts are rather repetitive and boring, however at Dervish there is a cooked breakfast extra included.

More importantly however, is Dervish himself and his staff. We received great advice for our further travels in Turkey (Dervish has traveled Turkey a lot himself) and insider knowledge into which tour/event operators to book with/avoid. Dervish made reservations for us, drove us to the hiking places and picked us up again. All in all an "above and beyond" service. Have a chai (tea) with Dervish on the terrace and you will gain more than average tourist experience of Turkey.

Don't go to Cappadocia without staying at Dervish Cave House.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

This hotel is small and unique great place during the our stay we didnt see any cynical things
The hotel manager cemal helped us to arranging everything like tour ballon trip, he is really nice people we enjoyed much with his recommendation thank you so much. Also ı have to tell to travelers this hotel is very close to the restaurants, cafes, markets only 5 minutes walk to the all things but dont worry also very quiet another important thing hotel has a very nice view from garden. You have a many chooses in the breakfast as well in open buffet also you can order hot breakfast as well its also including. Thank you for such as beatifull holiday.......

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

We had a wonderful stay at the Dervish Cave House, and were very well looked after by Cemal who runs the place.

We arrived early morning via overnight bus from Antalya, very tired, and were picked up from the bus station by Cemal. Our rooms were occupied at that time but we were allowed to use another room to shower and rest, until our rooms were ready. We organised hot air ballooning (must do), one of the day tours, and the turkish night dinner and dance show through the hotel, all were very good. On our last day we wanted to do a half day tour of a few places, and Cemal offered to drive us around (at a reasonable price) which was great as we got to see things at our own pace. We had two meals, one lunch and one dinner, at a place run by Cemal's uncle's uncle, which served yummy authentic home cooked turkish food (not the typical kebabs), with tables on a terrace overlooking the town.

We had cave rooms which were very nice, perfect temperature day and night (no need for air con!), spacious and confortable, with spa baths which was a bliss after hard days out sightseeing. Breakfast was descent - they cook you eggs or french toast to go with the usual breads, cheeses and fruits. Location was good, it was just up the hill from the centre of town (Goreme is a small town anyway).

We had an excellent time in Cappadocia and must thank Cemal for his great hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2010

I and my girlfriend stayed in room 4 for 2 nights it was amazing stay during the our turkey trip. The manager Cemal was very helpful to arranging our holiday in Cappadocia we joined balloon trip and green tour which is the cemal organised it was perfect so thank you so much cemal we realy want to see your cave house again. I really recomend this pleace.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

Remember the character on Fantasy Island who ran the Island...?! That is exactly how Dervish runs his hotel, Dervish Cave House. He was unflappable. Gracious, kind, accommodating and very hospitable to his guests. It was amazing. The rooms are very beautiful and tasteful. The only negative thing about the room was sometimes you could smell the sewer through the shower P trap.

We arrived a day early at the hotel and there were no rooms available for us. Dervish allowed us to stay for free in an unfinished storage room. He did not charge us for the room. That was really amazing to us. I have never met a more polite hotel manager than Dervish; and we still talk about our time there.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

Spent 3 nights in Goreme at the Dervish Cave House and it was excellent. The property is so beautiful and well landscaped. It's quite new, so the grounds and rooms are very well-kept looking. The only complaint on the room would be that there's no AC. The fact that it's in a cave, does regulate the temp, but in the middle of August, it was just a touch too hot in the room. The breakfast was good and had all the standard Turkish breakfast fixings. The nice touch was the extra option for eggs as you like them or french toast. The french toast with their homemade berry sauce was so delicious! Most importantly though, the hospitality at this place was amazing, the owner went above and beyond to help us and make our stay perfect. A really, really great guy.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#16 Family Hotel in Goreme
#26 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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