Travelling with a group of couples we found this hotel online through Booking.com and had no idea what to expect as it was our first time in the area. After corresponding with Serkan to arrange a shuttle from the airport to the hotel we were already very pleased with the service offered and prompt responses via email. Based on the very competitive pricing compared to some other hotels we were not sure what level of hotel we should expect. No trouble with the transport at all - we arrived to find our group name on a sign with the driver right outside the airport. After a little bit of a drive we arrived at Harman and were very pleased with the splendour of this boutique sized hotel (18 rooms I believe). We were checked in promptly and with a great deal of courtesy even though we arrived late in the evening. The property is amazing and very well appointed with old artifacts and a very natural and authentic cave and stone setting. Our room was impeccable, the cave/stone architecture had been done perfectly to match the surroundings. A very large washroom with walk in shower, toilet/bidet combo and vanity (not to mention a towel warmer if required). The room has a safe, minibar, flat screen tv and plenty of space for luggage. On the second floor of the hotel we walked out to the large patio area which served as a great meeting point for our group and offered awesome views of the balloons in the early morning and the surrounding caves and hillsides.
This hotel offers a Turkish breakfast included in the rate and the food offered was perfect to start your day off (especially the Turkish pancakes). I believe there are 6 staff members working for the hotel so you get to know everyone very quickly and encounter the same staff day in and day out. They are very good at suggesting local tours or restaurants and we never missed with these recommendations. The staff are all very attentive and more than happy to help with whatever requests you might have. A couple of our rooms on the 2nd floor were a little warm on night one and after speaking to the owner he promptly went and purchased floor fans for us. This was all that was required for a very comfortable sleep on nights two and three and we really appreciated his prompt response to our request.
We really felt the location of the hotel was perfect. Located up a cobblestone road on the side of the hills surrounding the town, the location provided an amazing view. Whether watching the balloons in the mornings, sitting out for a coffee or beverage in the afternoon or seeing the sun go down I couldn't have asked for more. The only drawback is looking out over the rooftop of the hotel in front of Harman (which is not nearly as nice) which takes away from the view somewhat. The patio still affords the opportunity to take amazing photographs and enjoy the sun throughout the day. This hotel does not have a restaurant but is within simple walking distance of some amazing eateries in town. A short walk down the hill puts you right in the centre of Goreme and gives access to restaurants, cafes, shops, tour companies and anything else you might desire. I would definitely sacrifice an in town location for the short walk back up to Harman where you have unparalleled views. If we were ever to return to Cappadocia we would definitely stay at Harman again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harman Cave Hotel has 18 rooms,some of them are in the cave ,some in the fairy chimneys and some in the traditional rock-vaulted rooms.The rooms are reflecting the authencity of the culture and the living style of Cappadocia over tousands of years.We are only 5 minutes walk from the town center of Goreme town where you can enjoy the local food in ottantic restaurants and see the nice souvenier shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harman Cave Hotel Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey