Liked the central location, minutes from the Otogar (bus station), which is in the centre of town near to shops/cafes/bars/restaurants. For a private room with ensuite, the price was also really reasonable (around the same as we paid for a bed in a dorm room in Istanbul). The buffet breakfast was free, so that was great as it filled us up for the many walks we went on in the area. Bread, cheese, olives, eggs, tomatoes & cucumber seem to be the staples on offer for breakfast in Turkey. The staff were friendly. They offer tours and services (like shuttle to/from airport) but don't push them. We didn't book any tours through them so I can't comment on the quality but the shuttle bus to Kayseri airport was on time (early in fact!) and cost 10 euros. They were even kind enough to loan us a corkscrew and a couple of glasses overnight so we could drink the bottle of wine we bought from the local market! The swimming pool and courtyard area will be nice when it's finished, but at the moment it looks like a bit of a construction site! The showers were hot (although we noticed that after we'd taken a shower one morning, the water got switched off so we had to use bottled water to clean our teeth.) Not sure whether this was something to do with them filling the pool up whilst we were there!? The room was also warm (i've read a few people's comments to suggest otherwise), but we were not really in the room between the hours of 9am-6pm, when I imagine the heating probably gets switched off.
My only complaint is that the photos on the website are a little misleading. They all (apart from one) show rooms and dorms inside a cave, so we thought we'd get to stay in a cave, which I was really looking forward to. However we ended up in room 10, which is definitely not a cave and looks like the room with the wooden beams in the photographs. It was pleasant enough, but I think it should be made clear that not all rooms are cave rooms, and you should be able to request a cave room if you want to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nirvana Cave Hotel & Camping lies in the heart of Cappadocia, in the small town of Goreme. It is situated among fairy chimneys and fruit trees and is just a few minutes walk from the bus station and centre of town. At Nirvana Cave Hotel you can spend the night in a traditional cave room or in one of the stone built rooms with authentic wooden ceilings. Budget travelers can choose to stay in our unique cave room dormitory where the beds are fitted into niches in the rock. All the rooms at Nirvana Cave Hotel have been recently renovated (in 2010) to bring them up to date and meet the requirements of today’s travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nirvana Cave Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey