The common theme throughout the previous reviews about this hotel is how accommodating the staff at the Kelebek are and we certainly echo all those positive comments.
The hotel is charming and ascetically pleasing and it embraces the cave living lifestyle that Goreme is famous for.
The organic breakfast is a must do experience and there is no extra charge for this experience. You ride in a tractor drawn wagon that looks like a whiskey barrel in the company of the owner (Ali). Along the way the tractor will stop and Ali provides historical information about the area and adds real life experiences of his life in Goreme. There is a bit of a steep walk down a set of stairs that have been carved into the hillside that leads into the valley. Once in the valley what awaits you is a hidden oasis. Built into the hillside is a cave that contains a full kitchen, 2 dining rooms with tables and chairs all set up with local fruits, vegetables, preserves, home made bread, cheese, yogurt etc. You have to try the Menemen. The 3 local ladies that prepared the meal are a lot of fun and picture taking with them is welcome.
The breakfast that is at the hotel is also quite impressive and is included. If you wake up early (0600) head to the restaurant and enjoy the view of the many balloons inflating and lifting off.
Finding the hotel with a Garmin GPS proved to be futile. This is not the hotels issue. I would however suggest that better signage be placed around Goreme to assist in locating the hotel.
This hotel came highly recommended and we were not disappointed.
- 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