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Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel
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Reviewed 25 December 2007

This is a great hotel. Looks unimpressive from the outside but inside is so charming...it's like staying with a family in Cappadocia. Easy to meet other travelers in their living room and morning breakfast. Very nice and unique experience overall. Staff is very friendly and more than willing to help without the expectation of a tip with every service provided. Rooms are well maintained...spotless.

Stayed: November 2007
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Reviewed 11 November 2007

I stayed at this hotel as part of a large family group with a mix of adults, teenagers, and younger children. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the inn's unique character and homey atmosphere. The kids loved exploring the hotel, with its various levels and caves, while the adults enjoyed the serene ambiance (with excellent views of the area). The ongoing joke was to call the inn a five "boulder" hotel, reflecting both its excellence and its particular geology. Also, we took advantage of the fact that the inn's owner, Suha, allows guests complementary use of laundry machines on the property. The breakfasts were quite delicious and especially authentic, served on the upper terrace with sweeping views of the valley below. The inn is a pleasant walk to Urgup's city center, which offers various small shops, a few very good restaurants, and a bakery. Although other larger inns have recently been developed in the area, the Esbelli Evi stands out for two very important reasons: (1) the owner's quintessentially Turkish hospitality and the inn's authentic feel; (2) the inn's proximity to town (easy walking distance for a leisurely dinner, shopping excursion, or even an afternoon snack). I would highly recommend this hotel for any demographic.

  • Stayed: August 2004, travelled with family
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3  Thank gmms88
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Reviewed 8 November 2007

Keeping in mind the accommodation and staff at almost every other place in Turkey is ordinary or appalling, it really makes Esbelli Evi stand out as quite extraordinary. Mind you, I think Esbelli would be extraordinary in any country you plonked it in.

GOOD STUFF
* to our delight we were upgraded to a suite which was spacious, spotlessly clean, with TWO bathrooms (oh ecstasy), a living area and kitchen
* well stocked fridge with free water, tea and coffee
* beer and soft drink prices were extremely reasonable
* great kitchen with anything you needed (except for a tea towel)
* free use of the internet
* fabulous selection of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs
* oh my god, TWO washing machines - for the first time in nearly seven weeks we could wash our clothes properly. Thank you thank you thank you. We never saw a washing machine anywhere else
* clotheshorses to dry your clothes on - this is the only time we came across these in Turkey too
* absolutely spotless room & bathroom
* really comfortable bed and pillows - best we found in all Turkey
* had extra pillows (a rare and wonderful event)
* lovely gardens
* really nice breakfast - loved all the "egg" options
* Ramadam & his wife were just lovely, Suha was true to his word with all arrangements
* MOST IMPORTANT - this hotel pulled no scams, not a single one - they were honourable and honest so we were most impressed

STUFF FOR IMPROVEMENT
* no plug for the sinks which I found rather strange given all the other extras supplied. What is it with Turkey and sink plugs?
* wiring looks a bit dodgey and dangerous in both external and internal areas
* would be useful if staff could explain how the place works when you arrive (e.g. times for breakfast). Introduction seemed a bit odd and we felt quite confused.
* Suha, perhaps you were a bit over guests in Oct as we felt your customer service skills were a bit lost. No smile, rather offhand and disinterested. We appreciated your honesty, the bookings made for us, all of which were superb. But no-one seems to smile in Turkey (unless you open your wallet to buy something) so that would be a huge point of difference for you.

Would recommend this hotel highly as the "stuff for improvement" is far outweighed by the "good stuff".

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Ducktalk
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Reviewed 1 November 2007

We loved our stay at Esbelli, it was an incredible experience. Urgup as a base-town was an excellent choice....and we could not have chosen a better hotel. Suha and Ramazan were exteremly helpful, helped with car rental and balloon ride reservations and it is a very nice property. The hospitality was fabulous as was the feel of the place. Very nicely kept, very well maintained, cannot praise it enough.

  • Stayed: September 2007
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1  Thank travelbluey
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Reviewed 1 October 2007

My fiance and I stayed at the Esbelli Evi a few weeks ago, and it is amazing! Somehow we lucked into a suite (I will request one for future stays), which had antique kilims, a fully stocked fridge, two giant rooms, a waterfall shower, and a little deck table in our own garden. Free breakfast is out on the terrace overlooking cappadocia, tasty dinners are a few minutes walk at a nearby restaurant, or hey... buy your own food!

Alltogether, amazing!

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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