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“Excellent Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Lalezar Cave Hotel
Gaferli Mah. Aydinkirahi Sok. No 8, Goreme 34310, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #43 of 50 Hotels in Goreme
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1 review
“Excellent Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I spent two days at Lalezar Cave Hotel and loved every minute of being there. I had a great room with a terrific view. Staying in a cave is an unforgettable experience. I enjoyed the hospitality; the staff is professional, courteous and helpful; they did everything to make my stay comfortable and enjoyable. Breakfast is OK, though could be better. The room was clean and bathroom was fine. I enjoyed befriending the staff and getting to know about Turkish culture. I will highly recommend this place to everyone; it is a terrific place and worth the value. I am looking forward to revisiting the area and will again stay at Lalezar Cave Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and were very welcomed by all the staff. Breakfast was always good. Rooms were cleaned every day with fresh towels. It was nice that we could help ourselves to tea or coffee anytime. Free wifi was also good. Thank you to all the great staff at lalezar.

Karen and Rob

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We stayed at Lalezar for 3 days during our Cappadocia tours, the hotel and breakfast ( you can only eat at 8am sharp, we attempted to 5 mins before 8am because our bus will fetch us at 9am but were told to wait though the buffet was ready), clean rooms and bath but no TV and internet!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Our tour operator really hyped up Hotel Lalezar when he claimed that this “boutique hotel” was better than 10 stars. Obviously with a real cave hotel, you’re not going to get that modern feel. There’s a vent in the bathroom which is literally a hole in the ceiling and it must have rained before we arrived (or maybe water leaked from the shower/toilet -- eek) but our bath mat was soaked. Unlike other posts, I can’t complain about the shower as we didn’t have a problem with the pressure or heat of the water. Don’t cut corners around the bed because it hurts like there’s no tomorrow when your shins graze the stone foundation. The temperature is a lot cooler in a cave, but the hotel only turned the heat on at night – so you best have plans to be out in the sun during the day. I wouldn’t say the staff went out of their way to make your stay wonderful, but they do offer to pick you up from the bus stop, and the rooms were kept clean so long you remember to leave your key at the desk. I think that after those initial shocks, we didn’t mind our stay at the hotel. The terraces on each of the floors had breathtaking views of the town, especially at morning when the hot air balloons fill the sky. Our tv only had one working station, but the dining room had a good functioning tv, and a computer with internet. The location was nice – maybe 10 minutes to the center of town, but 15-20 minutes back up after a long day of hiking. I’m not sure how much the hotel cost as it was part of a package deal, but it sounds like Lalezar is more budget than boutique – and so I guess you get what you paid for.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We loved our stay here !clean and updated! the staff was friendly and gave me a book of turkish history free wi fi and computers to use!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

If you're looking to stay in a traditional cave hotel at a decent price, then Lalezar is the place for you. But if you're looking to experience traditional Turkish hospitality, go elsewhere.
The rooms are quite large and literally carved from the rock with some even featuring beds carved from stone. The bathrooms are spacious but aren't as clean as one would like, with some mold and grime that even my wife, a seasoned budget traveller, felt compelled to clean before using. And while we had consistent hot water, on one occasion the water seemed to just run out completely. The same thing happened the next day to several of the other guests.

But it's the management that really lets the place down. They seemed like they just couldn't care less. The cute and homey restaurant area felt more like a hangout for the manager and his friends which felt rather unwelcoming. The satelite TV didn't work in our room, but when we told them, they just shrugged (it did seem work just fine in the reception area where the manager and his buddies spent the day hanging out). Likewise, none of the guests were able to get on the hotel wifi, a fact that the managent was indifferent to, probably because they had no problem with their computer.

So it's really a mixed bag. Cave hotels in Cappadocia are really expensive, and it's nice to find an affordable one like Lalezar. I don't really mind that the Internet and TV didn't work (but don't advertise that you have them), but the bathrooms were grungey and the management made us feel unwelcome. If that doesn't bother you and you're just spending the time in your room sleeping, then this place could work for you.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

we stayed at lalezar Hotel with the organisation of www.happytourturkey.com in Cappadocia.Everything was great there.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gaferli Mah. Aydinkirahi Sok. No 8, Goreme 34310, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 50 Hotels in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be our guest in the land of fairy chimneys...We offer you a warm welcome and hope to share the true meaning of Turkish hospitality; at Boutique Hotel Lalezar our attentive staff is here to make your stay in the land of fairy chimneys a memory to last a lifetime. Each of our 10 spacious cave rooms have been carefully crafted from volcanic stone, allowing a blissfully cool nights sleep in summer and cozy warmth in winter. ... more   less 
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