As mentioned in other reviews, this hotel is a real cave hotel which is one of the reasons we booked it. We were curious what it was like to stay in a cave. Personally, I think it's all a bit of a gimmick though and being caves, naturally there is little ventilation and light which results in stinky rooms a lot of the time. Anyway, we were given a cave room in the ground level just near the reception. It was spacious but after spending the night we requested to move to a different room as the lights and noise were too much. We also noticed that the bedding hadn't been cleaned properly and there were shoe prints on one of the pillowcases. After we talked to the manager, he was very accommodating and offered us a different room higher up and further away from the noise. Sheets were clean this time.
Breakfast wasn't the best, so we went elsewhere. Improving the breakfast, along with improving the cleanliness of the rooms would go a long way in improving the rating of this hotel. Overall the experience was ok and the owner friendly, but we expected a bit more for the price (120TL per night after a 10% discount from booking.com).
Having said all of that, the owner was helpful in giving as advice about activities and secured us a good discount off a balloon ride which we booked. He also offered us a lift to the otogar when we checked out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Star Cave is a family-owned and run hotel located in a traditional restored Cappadocian house in the centre of Goreme. Most of the rooms are cut into the rock while the upper rooms are built from the local stone. Sleeping in a cave room is a great experience - the quality of this age-old rock means that the rooms stay cool in summer and retain the warmth in winter. We create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can chill out with a drink on one of our panoramic terraces, taste local home-made cooking and basically enjoy typical authentic Turkish hospitality. Our breakfast buffet includes a selection of Turkish specialities as well as fresh seasonal fruit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Star Cave Hotel And Pansion
- Star Cave Hotel Pansion
- Star Cave Goreme
- Star Cave Hotel Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey