I asked my boyfriend "is there anything that wasn't perfect about Kelebek?" He said "the fact that we can't stay longer??" I'm serious- Kelebek is wonderful!!! I haven't read all the other reviews- but from the few that I've perused, there is something helpful that I can add.
My very favorite thing about Kelebek is the lack of pressure to use their preferred tour companies. The staff is very informative on what there is to do in Cappadocia. And they can certainly give you recommendations on which companies to use. But that's it. They merely make the recommendation and move on. They just let us decided what was best for us without pressuring. I REALLY APPRECIATED THAT! After two months of traveling and having our hotels tell us why their preferred companies were the best and all the others were terrible, I didn't feel like having that same tired conversation. It just felt so much more professional when the staff at Kelebek said "We recommend x,y,z, company because we know it to be safe and reputable. But there are many good companies and we're happy to make a call to any of them if you like."
Man! That was a breath of fresh air.
And of course, let me just re-confirm that the rooms are awesome! The breakfast is fantastic! Having access to tea/coffee/water all day is wonderful especially in the winter. The staff are genuinely friendly but not overly-in-your-face. The hotel is kept spotless. The hamam , while more expensive than others, is welllll worth every penny. My scrub was incredible. The bath is beautiful. The sauna was divine. The staff at the spa were without flaw.
Also, the hotel's proximity to everything (as probably is the case for all hotels in Goreme) was great. Walking distance to the center of town (7 min?) and a little more of a hike (but certainly doable) to the open air museum.
AND there's a wonderfully friendly black and white cat named Doy Doy. She's adorable. We hung out with her every day!
- 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