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“Beautiful, well run hotel.”
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Melis Cave Hotel
Ranked #42 of 65 Hotels in Urgup
London
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful, well run hotel.”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

We booked this hotel from Magic Holiday Travel Agent in Istanbul. Connected by family. We were met by the owner who showed us around; justifiably proud of his work. Room was magnificent and everything worked efficiently. The food was not such a high standard but hotel seffering from low occupancy while we were there; not being big enough to attract coach loads. Pool was too cold due to lack of sun, being in the shade, The owner plans to provide some solar heating for it. We booked tours and an amazing balloon trip over the equally amazing cappadocian landscape. We will go there again if we travel that way.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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San Luis Obispo, California
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51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Nice rooms in quiet section of Urgup. There are a few sites in this town (some old caves and Temeni Wishing Hill providing panorama views of the town and surrounding area). But, one should be aware that there are distances to reach many of Cappadocia's sites in Goreme and the surrounding national parks, for example.

Room Tip: Our poolside rooms were quiet, without disturbance. But, if you desire an air conditioner, you may w...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canberra
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53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Our room was like most of the buildings in the region, cut out of stone, but quite standard in most respects. We did not see much of the staff, but the hotel itself is convenient to the shopping district of Urgup, with its restaurants and cafes. The ensuite was narrow and felt cramped, but the facilities worked fine.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

Our room (122) was surprisingly plush for a room created out of a cave. The hotel owner, Murat, said it took him a year to complete its transition from water-filled cave to romantic suite with hot water pipes running beneath the stone floor (to heat the floor), and a jacuzzi in the bathroom. The jacuzzi was excellent - great water pressure & hot. I believe I slept better in this room than I've slept in years.

Murat knocks himself out to make his guests comfortable. Amenities include a garden to sit in as well as a swimming pool. Dog lovers would enjoy being around the two golden retrievers. While we were killing time waiting for a bus, I asked him if I could get a drink (bar was closed) and if he wanted to play backgammon. He opened the bar for us, & he sent in one of his employees (forget his name but very affable man) to play backgammon with me for the hour wait. Enjoyed that a lot.

Found breakfast to be typical of Turkey, which means not my favorite (I'd prefer omelets and french toast), but good enough. Would give that a 3 out of 5 but everything else gets 5 stars.

Room Tip: Have only stayed in one of the more expensive cave rooms, but would not have missed that to save mon...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Gorgeous hotel with lovely staff. Our room was very clean and beautiful. The breakfast buffet was delicious with a variety of Turkish food. The pool was great and the perfect place to cool off after a day of sight seeing. The hotel is walkable distance to the commerical area of Urgup.
Would most definitely recommend Melis Hotel!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Seevetal, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2011

Ürgüp is a great place to stay and an ideal point of departure to the many interesting places in Cappadocia. It is a busy little town where you still get the feeling of rural Turkish life, despite the many tourists. As this Cappadocia a very touristic area, the hotel prices are quite high and not always good value for money...

We stayed for 7 days at Melis Hotel and had quite a nice time there. All in all we enjoyed it there, as it is a very nice place within a wonderful garten, however, there were a few buts:

Positive:
- Great location.
- Just a few minutes walk from the town centre.
- Very close to the main road, but no noise could be heared from the street.
- Nice rooms.
- Very friendly staff.
- Lovely garden.
- Great breakfast in the beautiful garden or at the pool area.
- Refreshing pool, though the water was too cold.
- Free computer for guests to use.

Negative:
- Constant loud background music (areas etc. - not everyones taste)
- There were a lot of construction works going on and in addition to the permanent loud music the
continuous sounds of hammering and sawing had to be endured.
- One of the dogs was not always happy to be on the leash and barked a lot in the evenings.
- The bathrooms are very sparsely equipped.
- The amplified calls to prayers from the nearby mosque in the middle of the night were annoying.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2010

Staffs are nice and very friedndly yet not many speak good English. Little Turkish language will make your stay much more enjoyable. The hotel is not far from center of Urgup. I would love to stay the hotel again.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Melis Cave Hotel
Address: Istiklal Caddesi No: 75, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Urgup
#27 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Melis Cave Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Melis Hotel Urgup
Melis Cave Hotel Turkey/Cappadocia - Urgup

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