The hotel is above average. The level of service is a European 4 - 5 stars but it's a boutique so it's quite small. The pricing is on the high end for the region but not the most expensive.
The meals at Sacred House are the best we had in the area - high quality,large portions. The breakfasts are huge. If you hang out in any of the lounges they'll offer variety of tea.
The hotel's concierge was able to hook us up for all activities for reasonable prices. I was able to negotiate better prices in person but maximum 10% discount. Likely if you're very thrifty you can negotiate down. In the tourist season you may get stuck on huge group tours so make sure you request the mini-bus.
The location is in a kind of more upscale city in the region - everything we found was targeted at tourists. Do take a day to walk around, there are plenty of caves to just walk into there. Some are still occupied!
There are a few points that lowered my rating from 5 star and actually I would consider staying in a different hotel next time. Believe it or not there are a number of similar luxury hotels in that city. Sacred House is the most wildly decorated that we saw - we went to a couple others just to check them out.
1. The music in the hotel was really out of control. They played it from 8am to 10pm. Very very loud. We couldn't sleep - and we had to wake up at 5am for the balloon ride once. I called every single day to lower or turn it off. I think each room has a sound system, why blast music outside? It totally ruined the atmosphere.
2. They totally didn't tell us that the free hotel shuttle is ONE WAY. So you have to pay on the way back. For a seemingly luxury hotel we thought they'd cover the cost.
3. There are no phones in the rooms so you cannot communicate with hotel staff. If you need something you have to leave your room. Kind of unusual for a 4+ star hotel. And since we had to call every night about the blasting music I called from my cell. Kind of weird.
Other than that it's a really good place to stay! We'd recommend it for a nice retreat. We weren't able to meet any other guests but suspect they would be interesting folks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sacred House is a 250 years old, Greek mansion, where medieval art & contemporary luxury meet to provide that certain old world touch. Precious decorations, antique furnishings & worthy antique items enhance the atmosphere and luxurious comfort of the 21 totally different & unique rooms. Our menu accompanied by old, forgotten and ancient cuisines which are served in a medieval atmosphere supported by antique silverware, antique chandeliers and chevalier tables, to be a 'knightly' one to remember a long time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sacred House Hotel Urgup
- Sacred House Turkey/Cappadocia - Urgup