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Tafoni Houses
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Ortahisar
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Seattle, Washington
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“Prettiest hotel ever”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

While traveling with a tour group of 14 people, we stayed two nights in this lovely hotel. It was, without a doubt, the most lovely setting on our 12-day tour. We were welcomed with a delicious drink on arrival, and blessed with a traditional Turkish send-off of water splashed across our path as we departed. The owner and staff were so friendly! Each room was delightfully decorated. Meals were beautifully served in the bright happy dining room. This little hotel was a real highlight in a trip that was truly memorable. I would definitely recommend Tafoni Evleri on all counts.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My small tour group "family" and I spent the best three nights of our trip at this wonderful hotel. Kudos to the owner for the amazing renovation work, as the quality of the cave rooms was as high as you'd find in any top hotel but with a wonderful local touch. The bathrooms were pure luxury with heated floors, rain showers, and bathtubs (with jacuzzi jets in some suites) and the bed was the most comfortable of all the hotels we stayed in on our trip. The meals were top-notch with restaurant quality dinners. But what really made this stay special was the warm, familial atmosphere created by the staff who were always happy to help no matter the request. On our last day they gathered outside to see us off as we drove to our next destination. I would happily stay here again and will make a point of recommending it to anyone I know who is headed to Cappadocia,

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Texas, USA
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Our close knit tour group took over this hotel for two days. After check in we were curious what the other rooms looked like. So we did a 30 minute tour of the hotel. Part of this cave hotel was our tour guide's family home. Our guide was born in room 101. He admits the rooms were more utilitarian at that time. What a transformation! Each room is tastefully appointed with a modern private bathroom. Some of the suites have their own hot tub or Juliette balcony. One room was decorated more like a man cave.
Comfortable without being stuffy. Meals were tastefully prepared. Service was impeccable. One of the staff went into town to rescue some lost luggage that hadn't yet found its owner five days into our tour.
Whether you are hiking or honeymooning, you should stay here. I can't imagine a more picturesque home away from home while drinking in the wonders of Cappadocia.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Combining the luxury of a modern hotel with the quaintness of an ancient cave dwelling.it suited us to be in a small village but others might prefer a larger town with a choice of restaurants. The cooking is simple, plentiful and traditional. The service was charming and attentive.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Located in a perfect corner of Cappadocia within walking distance to great views. Truly in harmony with the nature. Spacious and tasteful rooms attentive to every detail. Modern, luxurious and very comfortable bathrooms with expensive amenities. Very friendly and service oriented staff. Great local food. In all great value.

Tip: Get up early and walk up the nearby hill to enjoy the spectacular views of the colorful hot air balloons flying over you.

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

My small tour group unanimously chose Tafoni Evleri in Cappadocia as the highlight of our trip to Turkey. The rooms were individually and carefully designed and furnished (we toured each others' rooms to see the unique flavor of each room) and were spotless with many amenities. The food was excellent and service was superb without being intrusive. I would definitely go back!

Room Tip: Each room is unique, and pictures are available on the website. You can't go wrong here.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

One of the best hotels in this area. Great service, delicious food, perfect rooms; comfortable, elegant, respectful to nature. Must stay, must experience the atmposphere :) Breakfast is very good so is lunch and dinner courses. Enyojed our stay a lot.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Tafoni Houses
Address: Eski Mahalle Ortahisar Urgup, Ortahisar 50400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Ortahisar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Ortahisar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Tafoni Houses 1*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE PROPERTY With its unique location in Ortahisar Village, literally meaning Middle Fortress, Tafoni Houses offers the discerning traveler convenience of being minutes away from major sites as well as proposing an ambience of seclusion and tranquility. Having thirteen spacious suites that are hosted in ancient cave dwellings, accommodation at Tafoni Houses expresses finess and elegance accessorized by objets d’art and art deco furniture. With its spacious outdoor terraces and lush landscaping, Tafoni Houses offers the aura of a private club where guests can enjoy socially inviting ambiences, or else, they may prefer to disappear for an intimate getaway. Whether the call is for a relaxing massage treatment in your cave or a sip of cocktail while watching the starlit skies with vintage telescopes, at Tafoni Houses you will “Unveil Il Canto di Cappadocia”. Surroundings As soon as the sun rises, upon hearing the ballads of chanting sparrows and hoopoes, you will feel that at Tafoni Houses you are at a fabled place…immersed in an enchanting ambience of pastoral life located in the midst of cave homes of local villagers. Taking a morning hike through the narrow streets and alleys of Ortahisar Village, as a gesture of traditional hospitality, you will be invited into homes of locals that will greet you with warm smiles offering you a glass of home-made lemonade or a slice of halva. Embraced by Greco-Mediterranean stone-built houses, you will be exposed to a non-commercialized, authentic ambience of daily life of the indigenous people that may walk by you with their mules, or flocks of sheep and cattle. If you prefer to walk across from Tafoni Houses, you will reach the view point that has one of the most stunning panoramas of Cappadocia embellished by picturesque rock formations, and surrounding valleys hosting vineyards and fruit orchards. For hikers, bikers and equestrians…surrounding valleys of Tafoni offers breath taking tracks. We invite you to come and experience an amazing ambience of “Undiscovered Cappadocia”. Amenities In Cappadocia time seems to flow with more eloquence. At Tafoni Houses that you will live joyous moments in style enhanced by hospitality of our passionate staff. After spending days of touring exploring the treasures of Cappadocia, you can return to your room to enjoy relaxing moments by immaculate treatments of our masseur. In the late afternoon you are invited to join us at Hookah Terrace to experience smoking the famed tobacco hookah of Turkish culture with the company of a selection of teas on charcoal fire. After dinner, we would like to see you visit us at Galileo Terrace to watch the starlit sky with vintage telescope; an experience unique to Tafoni Houses. If you are in the mood to listen to the songs of the spurs echoing on the steep slopes of surrounding rock formations, join us for a ride on the famous horses of Cappadocia. At Tafoni Houses we are fine-tuned to “wow” you with experiences and sincere hospitality. ... more   less 
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