We arrived in Goreme at 6am on a night bus from Antalya to the most magical view of all the hot air balloons in flight at sun rise, we couldn’t have asked for a better start to our time in Cappadocia. As told to at the time of booking we called for a pick-up and within minutes the night receptionist had collected us and our bags and driven us up the hill to the hotel. Given that this was going to create our first impression of Kelebek, the man who ‘welcomed’ us couldn’t have been less enthusiastic. He told us our room wouldn’t be available until 11am at the earliest and that we could sit on the terrace and eat breakfast when it started at 8am. He didn’t offer us a tour, a map of the area or anything remotely helpful. We took it in our stride, relaxed on the terrace and took photos of the balloons for an hour or so until breakfast began.
It wasn’t until the next day that we were annoyed, when we found a terrace at the back of the hotel that has a better view of the balloons at sunrise, and that the previous morning (when we arrived) we could have enjoyed the hotels organic breakfast for free, but on the 16th when we wanted to book it, the free offer was no longer on and we would have to pay 15 Euros. Given that we had had four hours to wait for our room, the free organic breakfast would have been perfect to fill that time. but no-one thought to mention it!
Other than that our stay was great. The hotel is peaceful and has several hidden terraces and gardens to get lost in for hours on end. The breakfast is plentiful, but could maybe have done with labels to identify some jams and yoghurts. The day reception staff were fabulous, and super helpful, which totally made up for our initial experience, and the hamam was blissful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ever dreamed of staying in a cave-hotel with all mod cons? Well, now's your chance to make those dreams come true with a stay in the gorgeous Kelebek Hotel and Pension.Spacious cave bedrooms with hand-carved furnishings and locally-made fabrics, marble-walled bathrooms and a lovely flower-filled garden with fairy chimneys behind. The new cave Turkish bath and swimming pool are also available to guests! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kelebek Hotel Goreme
- Kelebek Special Cave Hotel Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey