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Anatolian Houses
Ranked #22 of 76 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
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“Most fabulous stay in Turkey”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Word on the street was that Anatolian Houses was THE place to stay in Cappadocia. I couldn't have faulted it. Amazing service (they served us breakfast at 4 am so we could go ballooning!) loads of space, in suite spa and sitting rooms. Great food. I was working so needed great wi-fi etc. staff were lovely and not a back-packer in sight.
Underground Hamam is a bargain with real massages! I went back twice in 4 days. Not your usual hotel fodder. The best sleep I'd had my whole trip- it was so cool and calm in the cave house. And walking distance to everything the area has to offer.
I extended my stay (despite my work load) because I didn't want to leave.
It's pretty lush, a great honeymoon/romantic getaway location. It was really very special and a

Room Tip: I took a suite with my boyfriend - but my colleagues seemed to have all the same luxuries (spa, anti...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for these excellent review. Taking nice comments makes us really happy.

We hope to welcome you again to our hotel.
Best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Karachi
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

The room was okay. It had a cave like atmosphere. The amenities were good. We had a suite with double shower, whirlpool,bath, sitting room and large bedroom.
The breakfast menu was not adequate. Did not enjoy the breakfast. The service was slow. Dinner was not that great either. It is an expensive hotel and not really up to its mark. We had to pay to use the hotel swimming pool.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. With these feedbacks we try to improve our service.

We are trying to improve the breakfast. We'd like to welcome you to our hotel again and when you come back, we hope you will be satisfied with the breakfast.

Best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Cappadocia is replete with unusual rock formations and caves carved out of the rock centuries ago. This is a cave hotel with rooms inside the caves. It was spacious and the bathroom was quite modern. It got a bit warm and since there is no air conditioning, we used a fan. The breakfast was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. Goreme is a fun town to walk around, but the highlight of the area is visiting the rock formations, and the open air museum. We had a good guide (Gokhan Yaramis yaramis_gokhan@hotmail.com) who was quite reasonable and very knowledgable about the area and its history, One of us did an early morning balloon ride which is a terrific way to see the valley. However, two days later two ballons collided and several tourists died. Unfortunately, there are a lot of balloon companies sending balloons up at the same time, so in the early morning there are about 100 in the air--very crowded. Unless that gets a bit more regulated with restrictions on the number of balloons that can go up in one area, I would suggest that you think twice before taking the plunge (sorry for the bad choice of words).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. We'd like to welcome you again.

With my warm wishes.
Dilek Turan
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in his hotel, occupying 2 rooms.

Our first was a suite, absolutely beautiful cave room with bathroom (large double shower), sitting room/hall and a very large bedroom with whirlpool bath. There is no aircon, but we were not hot at night, and it is fair to say aircon wold have destroyed the aesthetic. Fan was a boon though. The bed was rather hard and my sleep wasn't great - probably having the fan on too loud didn't help.

The second room was a twin, again beautifully done, with a shower etc at h entrance, then up short flights of stairs into the bed room. The metal beds did creak a lot and if one person got up, the other was usually woken - these were the two light sleepers of our party though. No fan sadly.

The configuration of the common parts is a bit confusing, and there are several possible eating areas including a nice terrace with good views over the town of Goreme, and a cave restaurant. There is a tunnel under the road to the rest of the spa and other rooms I think, and another restaurant. Getting service on the terrace wasn't always easy, and herein was the biggest problem - some of the staff just didn't get the idea, and you sit for some time feeling rather stranded and actually have to come looking for someone. My wife sat for 20min at the bar, and nobody came to ask if she wanted anything... Indeed when we arrived all the staff were just sitting in one place chatting near the restaurant, and whilst they got us some food, you just weren't initially sure if they were open or not. One night there was a large group also up on the terrace, and our service suffered and there was just a hint of surliness about it. Others amongst the staff simply could not do enough - the same guy mentioned I think in another report was very helpful to us, but he couldn't be everywhere.

The pool is pretty, but small, and very cold. We were uncertain at first what we could use - there we ads for the spa $48 for one hour of pool, Turkish bath and something else, which looked expensive - perhaps I read it wrong.

It may sound trivial but the single thing that annoyed me the most was water. We were told on arrival it was free, and to simply ask for more - so I did, and was charged TL5 for a 500ml bottle. No larger bottles were available. I don't really mind paying for water, but this was excessive and misleading. Still at the shop down the road I bought 4L for TL6...

The food was pretty good, we ate a couple evening meals at the restaurant, but better food is available a 100m down the road at a third of the cost - we went to Local restaurant which, whilst onimously empty was actually excellent.

It may not sound like it but I liked this hotel. it really is very nicely done and some of the staff were brilliant, it is just they seemed understaffed, and a few of the staff were undertrained or clueless. Checking out the night before we left the next morning (at 5.30am) we were offered a breakfast box - without asking, (Thank you) which was a very large sandwich and apple which helped with hunger pangs later. The high spot was actually that morning when we were treated to a display of hundreds of balloons over Cappadocia.

We loved Cappadocia - it is really worth a visit, and the Anatolian houses hotel is a picturesque and characterful place to stay.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. The feedback is very important for us to improve our service.

But if you'd informed us during your stay, we could have a chance to fix these problems. We fixed the bed and there is no problem now. Thank you.

About the staff at restaurant we're really sorry and want to apologise from you. We warned them. Also they will get a training programme next week about the guest relation and service. Thank you for feedback.

Above the minibar every guest receive a bottle of water, some coffee and teabags free of charge on theri arrival. But inside the minibar is in charge. We gave this information on arrival to evert guest.

We'd like to welcome you again to our hotel and i'm sure that you can see that most of the issues will be solved. That's because of feedbacks.

Best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

My family and I recently stayed at Anatolian Houses when we visited Goreme for four days. We had a wonderful experience - the staff was very helpful, great facilities (especially the spa!), and a beautiful view. Staff member Kerim Aydogolu made our experience all the better. Make sure you get to know him. He was very dedicated to helping guests and he made us feel very comfortable in a professional manner.

We had no problems, except the heat in our room. Perhaps the cooling system could be better. Everything else was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear Guest,

We really thank you for your nice comments. Taking these positive feedbacks, make us really happy. About the heat of the room, we use fan inside the room to make it cooler. We don't wanna use aircondition not to spoil the atmosphere of the cave.

We'd like to welcome you again to our hotel.
With my warm wishes.
Dilek Turan
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Jakarta
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Easily one of the best/most unique places that I have stayed on holidays. The cave like rooms take you to another time, would help if you have good imagination, especially with horses riding in the vicinity, mountains and caves on the background as far as your eyes can see. My family and I were totally impressed and taken up by this place. it is place that can bring a certain calmness and peace, that you dread wanting to leave and go back to the madness of the real world. The staff were nice, the spa looked good (thought a bit pricy), the food good, but breakfast was pretty basic. The little area in front of the pool, was where my teenage girls spent most of their time, just relaxing on the cute hammocks. The view of hot air balloons from my room was stunning, picture perfect !! if there was anything negative, for the benefits of others, it would be constant sand dropping on the bed. Wasn't that bad in the other 2 rooms. for conservative/shy ones, the door to the bathroom is a glass one and a hand shower is always helpful. if you have trouble climbing stairs, then you should request for rooms on the lower floor, there are no elevators/lifts. In my opinion, if you can close one eye to small matters, this is a PERFECT place to just relax and enjoy the view and quiet. Generally, if you are staying in Cappadocia, a cave hotel stay is a MUST !

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Prabz0507
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear Guest,

First off all, thank you for your review. The feedback is very important for us to improve our service.

That's very nice to take good comments about SPA, staff and hotel. About the dust/sand, it's the origin of cave and there's no solution for it. If it's real cave, there must be. About the breakfast we are working on it to improve.

We'd like to welcome you and your family again.
With my best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Scottsdale
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is one of the very best hotels in the entire Cappadocia area. We had a king suite which was partially built right into a cave. There was lots of space in the living room, bedroom and bathroom. There is an amazing underground spa facility with a beautiful indoor pool that also connects to the outdoor one. The hotel is also very easy walking distance to the main street where the shops and restaurants are.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Front Office Manager at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Dear Guest,

We really thank you for your comment and feedback about Anatolian Houses.

Hope to welcome you again to our hotel.

With my best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Property: Anatolian Houses
Address: Gaferli Mah. Cevizler Sok, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Goreme
#5 Spa Hotel in Goreme
#9 Family Hotel in Goreme
#28 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anatolian Houses 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly decorated Anatolian cave suites welcome you in the heart of Cappadocia. Anatolian Houses promises its guests a luxurious hotel service within cave formations which are part of Cappadocia's historical structure. ... more   less 
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