I have to agree with ArleneandBenj.....the "hotel" needs work, maybe not aesthetically, but in professionalism and good solid management skills. Upon arrival, there was no record of us being booked in to one of the rooms. I specifically asked for either rm 104 or 105 a month previous to our arrival which was 60ytl per night including breakfast....it got sorted since rm 104 was empty anyway so after waiting for it to be cleaned, we moved in. The room was cute, newly renovated and the bathroom quite nice. We too faced the 'hot water' issue since we had a great hot shower the first night, but the morning after and another after that was freezing cold. I also used the provided hairdryer and shorted the electricity EVERYTIME I used it. There was also one night when the lights went on and out again for a good 15 minutes or so. Our bed was also horrible - we could feel the springs in the mattress underneath us and woke up with sore sides each morning. The breakfast was however, delicious (probably the best part) but a little lack in urgency as we felt it cut into our time in the mornings waiting for coffee to be put out for guests or waiting for cups, etc. The owners/management are nice enough - owner, father and a cousin - who run the place and to be honest, it seems like more of a hostel environment than a hotel. Actually to best describe it; its a hostel with hotel rooms and prices.
OH! I almost forgot; the hotel offers internet access in the 'common area' which I had to use to book our final hotel in Istanbul so I was online booking a room when the father saunters over and watches over my shoulder as to what I'm doing on the computer....um, can I have a little privacy, please?? I asked if he needed to use the computer (in a snarky way I might add), he said 'no' and continued standing there for another minute or so and I just ended up logging out and walking away....ok, maybe he was being nosy or maybe trying to learn how to use the "internet" that so many folks are talkin' about these days - either way, a little annoying.
- 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