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Shoe String Cave House
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Bowen, Australia
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“Wonderful, would highly recommend and stay here again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

My 8 year old daughter and I stayed here with my Turkish in-laws for 4 days in August 2013. The pictures you see on the website are exactly how the rooms and the hotel look (no touch ups that I could see). All the contact that I had with the hotel prior to arriving was fantastic, they answered emails promptly and had excellent knowledge of the area.

When we arrived the staff and owner of the hotel greeted us warmly. My Turkish in-laws loved the place as did we. I was concerned that it might be hot in the rooms as we were there in peak summer season. We were pleasantly surprised as the cave kept the room very cool. Obviously it was cooler on lower levels. We wanted accommodation with a pool but never used it as we were so busy checking out the sites everyday that we didn't have a chance to use it.

I have wanted to visit the area for many years and was extremely happy with our choice of accommodation. The staff were very helpful and the rooms clean. Breakfast was included with our room and consisted of typical Turkish breakfast which we love. Tomatoes, olives, cheese, cucumber, salami. There was cereal, bread and spreads. They seemed to cater for most European tastes and there were extra choices which could be made to order at an extra cost.

A set 2 course meal was available for the evening if you wanted to stay at the hotel and eat. We did this one night and met a lovely group of people. The food was bbq standard same as you would cook at home with soup and salad.

Thank you to the friendly staff and owners of the this establishment. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Suite room are on the ground floor and are cooler in the summer.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

The Shoe String Cage house gives you rooms which are actually built into the bedrock of a hill. Its extremely cool and the hotel is a great experience. The staff is helpful and arranges for tours/ motorbkes and gives good guidance on nearby treks. Food is slightly overpriced but well cooked. The hotel arranges for pick up from the bus stand . Overall, excellent rooms and staff but slightly overpriced

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Goreme, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

Warm cave rooms during some really cold 'cappadocian' winter nights, warm shower, more than satisfying breakfast and a warm staff makes the stay in Shoestring Cave House a first choice even in wintertime. Suleyman and his colleagues make sure that you make the best out of your days spent in this part of Turkey. So take their advice, cause most of the time they know it better ;) I also recommend the balloon-flight, because it is a once in a lifetime experience even if the weather-conditions are not as perfect as you wish them to be. Enjoy your time over there!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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FETHIYE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

We stayed in Shoestring Cave in decemeber . Was excelent choice . We could check in at arrivel as they had a free room wich was a great help as we arrived early in the morniong after 12 hours bus ride .
Hotel is carve out from the stone :) I felt like im out of the flinsons movie set :) Holet is in different levels up and down the stairs go under cave walls quite fun :)
Breakfast is up on the top and you have a good view of the town .

We fined out later that the room we stayed in was used as a hors stable :) and that the owner of the place Oktay ( who is alwas there is you need anything with a big smile on his face :) was born in room 109 if I remember correct .)

Deffenely recomend this place

Room Tip: No matter wich room you stay they all got caracters :)
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Rimouski, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Staying at Shoestring Cave was the best part of my trip through Beautiful Turkey. The view from the roof top terrasse is breathtaking and my cave room no 201 was very cozy and kept warm during the winter nights. But most of all, the easy going and friendly staff gives a new meaning to hospitality. To Oktay, special thanks for making me discover the taste of Kappadokian wines and for the slow backgammon sessions.  Göröşürüs. 

  • Stayed December 2013
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Pamukkale, Turkey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

I stayed one night at the shoestring, and it was plenty enough. The dorm beds almost all have broken/bent bars, ensuring a saggy mattress. Only a few shelves if you're lucky to get them in the dorm room, no towels given. The common room revolves around a giant screen TV and a bar; very un-atmospheric compared to places with a fire stove/lounging area. Staff was okay. Avoid, there are much better dorms/hostels in Goreme...

Room Tip: Nomad's and Cave dorm are much better options
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

We, a family if four, visited Goreme in November and stayed in one of the cave rooms for seven nights. Part Hobbit part Flintstones, the room was always warm and the water always hot. The included breakfast was prodigious. Suleyman presides over a happy and friendly staff and was always ready to help with any questions we had about staying there or trips in the region. It was a wrench to leave.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Shoe String Cave House
Address: Orta Mah. Kazim Eren Sok. No:23, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Shoe String Cave House 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ShoeString Cave House is in Göreme, at the very heart of the Cappadocia region. With great care for the environment and for the natural beauty of the rocks, five ancient cave houses have been restored and converted into accommodation where both Turkish and foreign visitors are made welcome. ShoeString Cave House has 23 bedrooms, an open air swimming pool and indoor and outdoor sitting and eating areas. ... more   less 
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Shoe String Cave Pension Hotel Goreme
Shoe String Cave House Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

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