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“Wonderful stay on the moon”
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Terra Cave Hotel
Ranked #4 of 77 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Wonderful stay on the moon”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

For anyone who hasn't been to or seen pictures of Cappadocia, you are in for a pleasant surprise. This lunaresque landscape is a treat for the eyes and a region you will never forgot. Great wines, hiking, eating, underground cities, hot air balloons, and more. But enough about the area - Terra Cave Hotel was an excellent choice for lodging!

Ebru, manager of the hotel, was fantastic. She arranged dinners, hot air balloons, and scooters upon our arrival in no time. She even walked us into town on our 3rd day to help us find a lesser known Indian restaurant!

Breakfasts at the hotel are terrific with a combination fruits, cheeses, hard boiled eggs, cereal, and many more regional Turkish treats. The terrace/balcony is cozy and great place to enjoy the breakfast or an afternoon.

We loved our cute cave-style room. The one downside is that we visited in the peak of summer and temperatures reached the low to mid 90s (Fahrenheit). As such, evenings and nights were still a bit warm. Almost nowhere in Cappadocia has air conditioning (restaurants or hotels). So, if you come during this time, be prepared. It was not too bad, but a bit uncomfortable at times. We would recommend that he terra cave outfit each room with a small fan for summer months. We dounderstand that the temperature is much more. Comfortable for most parts of the year.

Against a great accomodation, very friendly hosts, and an excellent experience...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

The biggest complaint is that on booking.com it gives generic descriptions of the rooms and in reality you don't even know what room your booking because it shows several photos. The need to post each room on there to be fair. We hoped for a real cave room when booking the last junior suite on booking and when we arrived we were shown to room 501, a stone room. We wished we would have stayed at our previous hotel called Emre and saved the money. It's also unfair because the actual cave rooms stay cooler because they are caves. So when I booked hoping for a cave room and got a stone room that also had no a/c it was not cool when sleeping. Rom 502 is on the street, people were looking in our windows, cars driving fast at all hours, the hot air balloon transfer vehicles were loud at 5am, the mosque speaker is very loud, dogs loud, people walking the street loud... We did call before booking to ask about it being a cave or stone room with beam ceilings and nobody spoke English. When I wrote an email the response was hard to interpret. So if I were you i would save your money for a hot air balloon ride and stay in another place such as Emre. These cave hotels really cheat their customers. And breakfast was okay...not fantastic. The shower was hot so that was nice and free water in the room. A reception lady is helpful.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is a home more than a hotel. Ebru who is the manager, is par excellence, always ready to help in every way be it planning the day and the bookings.She even shared her dinner with us for we were very tired to go out.The cave room we stayed in was very spacious and comfortable. Small hotel but very tastefully done.A must stay.

Room Tip: The original cave rooms below are awesome.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This review is coming a little late (3 months after our stay), but HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel. The staff of the hotel was warm and accommodating. We arrived late (11PM) the first night, and they were there waiting to let us in. We hadn't decided on hot air ballooning prior to our arrival, but wanted to book something then. The girls were so nice and immediately called and made a reservation for us.

Having come from Egypt the day prior I got a little stomach bug that evening and wasn't able to make it on the balloon in the morning. The girls were wonderful and notified the balloon company, called to check on me, and offered to bring breakfast in case I was feeling better.

As mentioned the staff was wonderful, and the hotel itself was nice too! Very intimate setting, with rustic cave features. Location is very close to town (200M from the nearest restaurant), and lots of ATV rentals, etc nearby.

Would love to come back again to have another go at that hot air balloon!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perm, Russia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great hotel! The rooms are clean, modern and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and responsive. We highly recommend this hotel to everyone. We did not live in the others, but even in appearance, this hotel is a cut above the others.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I REALLY ENJOY THIS TRIP IN Cappadocia. I like terra cave hotel. The room is amazing and the boss is really helpful!!! My boyfriend and I are fascinated here. We are sincerely recommend it to you!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

You cannot expect more, the room is really nice and the service is perfect.
I got a stomachache problem and Nihal drove me to the doctor by herself, dealt with the pharmacy and made me feel at home.
All their recommendations are also very useful.
You should have a try.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Terra Cave Hotel
Address: Aydinli Mahallesi, Aydinli Sokak No 24, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quaint boutique hotel with 15 guestrooms, Terra Cave Hotel is an ancient rock dwelling built in the 19th century and faithfully restored within the original structure in Goreme, the heart of Cappadocia. We offer our guests a spectacular panorama over the unique fairy chimneys nestled in the village of Goreme. With 11 original carved cave rooms and 4 stone rooms, we offer our valuable guests the possibility of a dreamlike vacation and the opportunity to live in this one-of-a-kind culture. You can watch the sun rise, often filled with hot air balloons floating through the valleys beyond. ... more   less 
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