Dreaming of a romantic getaway to Cappadocia? These wonderful cave hotels are among the very best in Cappadocia and by staying there you’ll make your holiday even more unforgettable.
Think delicious breakfast spreads after watching the sunrise and tons of hot air balloons floating above you. The region of Cappadocia is known for its elaborate network of cave hotels. One even more magical than the other! And in some of these caves you can still find homes, churches, workshops and even wineries all tucked away out of sight inside caves and fairy chimneys.
If you’re looking for the best hotels in Cappadocia from where to watch the hot air balloons every morning, look no further than the small town of Göreme. Göreme is the absolute best place to stay in Cappadocia to see the hot air balloons take off in the early hours.
In this article you’ll find the very best cave hotels in Göreme in Cappadocia that still retain the region’s history but are also a unique and cosy place to stay.
The 10 Very Best Cave Hotels In Cappadocia
The Very Best Cave Hotels In Cappadocia – Comparison Table
|Mithra Cave Hotel
|Divan Cave House
|Sultan Cave Suites
|Aza Cave Cappadocia
|Seki Cave Suites
|Hera Cave Suites
|Local Cave House Hotel
|Koza Cave Hotel
|Caftan Cave Suites
The Very Best Cave Hotels In Cappadocia
1. Mithra Cave Hotel
During my stay in Cappadocia I had a wonderful experience and big part of that is due the hotel that I stayed at. I chose to stay at one of the typical cave hotels in the city centre of Göreme.
One of the main reasons why I chose Mithra Cave Hotel is their fabulous location. They have one of the highest terraces and therefore offer the best view in town! The rooms are absolutely breathtaking and transport you into a real life fairytale. I opted for one of their Honeymoon suites which includes a giant jacuzzi and a sauna. Both of them are perfect for warming up after watching the sunrise.
Every morning a breakfast buffet on top of the roof terrace is served which holds all of the Turkish delicacies. The Front Office Manager Emre also makes sure your entire stay at the hotel goes perfect and he is the proud owner of the cutest dog in entire Göreme. Her name is Findik and she is the proud mom of Zeus and Köpük and the real star of the hotel. These little rascals sure make your stay is memorable and make you wish you could stay longer!
2. Divan Cave House
Divan Cave Hotel is one of the oldest boutique hotels in the heart of Cappadocia. Nestled in the highest point of Goreme valley it has the most spectacular view of the region.
There are magnificent terraces from where you can watch the hot air balloons , the enchanting sunrise and sunset. Divan has 30 unique rooms each offering their guests the luxury of staying in a cave room with the all modern conveniences.
All rooms are uniquely decorated with custom-made furniture. They also offer a wide range of activities in Cappadocia such as hot air balloon flight, horse riding, ATV tours and traditional tours that showcase the best highlights of Cappadocia.
3. Sultan Cave Suites
The hotel is a visual delight, each room, corner and terrace is tastefully decorated with simple artifacts showing the unique history of the area. Sultan Cave Suites has the most beautiful view of the hot air balloons flying over Goreme Village and the valleys around!
You can even enjoy the hot air balloons from the privacy of your own room while taking a warm morning bath.
With 35 rooms, they offer various types of accommodations: Classic Rooms, Junior Suites, Suites, King Suites, Pacha, and Sultan suites as well. Built over the ancient cave dwellings used for centuries by locals, all the original cave walls have been preserved and integrated harmoniously into the room designs.
In addition to preserving local architecture, Ali Yavuz (the owner of Sultan Cave Suites) opened the famous Seten Restaurant & Anatolian Cultural Center in the hotel. The Cultural Center also supports local and international artists by offering classical concerts, local traditional music concerts, and art exhibits by local and international artists.
Sultan Cave is located next to the famous Kelebek Special Cave Hotel, which has a swimming pool and a Turkish Bath that Sultan’s guests are welcome to use anytime!
4. Aza Cave Cappadocia
Aza Cave Hotel in Goreme Cappadocia is one of the most luxurious experiences yet still provides the traditional experience to its guests. Its location, rooms, common areas along by the swimming pool are created to provide the finest and unforgettable experience.
It’s the sister hotel of Sultan Cave Suites, which has the most famous rooftop for balloon watching, where Aza’s guests have access to. Moreover, there is a fine dining Anatolian cuisine, Seten Restaurant which is located next door also operated by the Yavuz Family.
Their hotel guests get a chance to join tradational activities like grape harvesting, cooking classes, etc. Partnered with their travel agency, Göreme Kelebek Travel, they provide all these cultural activities in their valley where they have an organic and traditional Anatolian farm.
5. Seki Cave Suites
Cavusin is the new hip town of Cappadocia! 3 km away from the town of Goreme, Cavusin provides the most tranquil stay in Cappadocia. Even though the town is quiet and away from the crowded tourist stops, Cavusin still provides the best view of Cappadocia where the chances of seeing the hot air balloons are the highest of all.
The hotel was built by the same owner of Sultan Cave Suites, who wanted to build a hotel that can provide the uniqueness and restful experience to the visitors of Cappadocia.
Choosing Seki is the best decision you will make if you are looking for a quiet and tranquil experience in Cappadocia where you will enjoy the sunrise, sunset and the view of the hot air balloons from your private terrace.
6. Hera Cave Suites
This hotel is a visual delight… Each room, corner and terrace are tastefully decorated with simple artifacts showing the unique history of the area. With 28 Cave Rooms, they offer 4 types of accommodations: Standard Cave Rooms, Deluxe Cave Rooms, Cave Suites and King-Family Cave Suite.
Built over the ancient cave dwellings used for centuries by locals, all the original cave walls have been preserved and integrated harmoniously into the room designs.
Their open breakfast buffet offers a full spread with more than 40 homemade local dishes and items. The jams, locally-made Pekmez (pressed grapes), fresh bread, a variety of local cheese, fresh organic fruits and many other treats can be enjoyed in the charming breakfast room.
7. Museum Hotel
Known as one of Europe’s best boutique hotels, Museum Hotel is an incredible place to stay when going on holiday in Cappadocia. It’s also the only Relais & Chateaux Hotel in entire Turkey.
Situated in a very special geographic region in Cappadocia, Museum Hotel has been designed and created from a distinctive combination of the land and historical features and ruins, some intact and some beautifully restored to their original glory.
The hotel features 34 rooms & suites—each of them exceptional in their own inimitable way. No room can be alike, with each bringing its own special ambiance, contributing to Museum Hotel’s evident character and charm.
Steeped in thousands of years of history, there is a magical feel to the hotel. Their unusual ‘living museum’ concept means their cave rooms and specially restored traditional rooms are all decorated with priceless antiques and feature stunning views of Cappadocia—just some of the elements that go to make Museum Hotel… well, unique!
8. Local Cave House Hotel
Surrounded by seven beautiful Fairy Chimneys with an outdoor swimming pool, Local Cave House Hotel is centrally located in Goreme. Carved into the ridge of a hill. Local Cave House is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Goreme, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
If you’re looking for a more budget friendly hotel with a pool in Cappadocia then Local Cave House is the place to be! Another plus is that shops and tour operators are in close proximity, making your stay in Cappadocia a lot more convenient.
It’s definitely one of the more unique and best cave hotels in Cappadocia!
9. Koza Cave Hotel, the most sustainable hotel in Cappadocia
Run by an exceptionally friendly local family and bringing a new level of eco-inspired chic to Göreme, Koza Cave is a masterclass in stylish sustainable tourism.
Passionate owner Derviş spent decades living in Holland and has incorporated Dutch eco-sensibility into every cave crevice of the 10 stunning rooms. Grey water is reused, and recycled materials and local handcrafted furniture are utilized in abundance to create sophisticated spaces.
With one of the highest terraces in the area their hotel offers one of the best places to watch the hot air ballons. With some of them being able to fly very close to the terrace.
10. Caftan Cave Suites
An incredible boutique hotel in Cappadocia with just 9 suites. Watch the hot air balloons soar above you from their private terrace or book one of the many activities on hand.
Caftan Cave Suites is. oneof the best cave hotels in Cappadocia for sure.
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