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“A lovely comfortable hotel in a unique village not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
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Taskonak Hotel
Aydinli Mah. Gungor Sok. No 23, Goreme 50180, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #12 of 69 Goreme B&B and Inns
Canberra (capital of) Australia
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“A lovely comfortable hotel in a unique village not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Angela is very welcoming and once I had settled into my very comfortable room 3 at Euro 30 a night, offered suggestions on activities which I found so very helpful. After discussing my preferences, we agreed that I would do the Green Tour, which I really enjoyed and is highly recommended as a full day; the Butterfly Balloon ride; and the Goreme Open Air Museum. She then phoned and booked them for me and I was all set. She had also pre organised the shuttle bus pick up and drop off from Kayseri airport to get to the Taskonak, which picks you up and takes you to the hotel, and picks you up on the return trip.

The hotel is perfectly positioned to wander around the village and the little original streets and fascinating buildings. Many are undergoing preservation. Yes, the few main streets in the village are getting geared toward visitors, but it still retains much of the traditional ways. I always said good morning to the elderly ladies sitting on stools out side in the sun. There is an Aussie trained barista (look for the footpath sign, "no b.s. - the best coffee this side on Melbourne), which was a much welcome resting point with free wifi. I would suggest walking off the main streets and wandering all around the back streets.

Angela makes the most lovely feasts for breakfast, the double choco muffin indulgences are delicious and provide the boost of energy to get you going. The breakfast stays on late for those getting back late from the early balloon rides. Angela is a great host and if you prompt her she will share stories of local life as she has lived in Turkey for many years with her Turkish husband Yilmaz, who is equally as friendly in his restaurant, Fat Boys, where he will give a 10%.

I was interested in buying some locally sun dried fruit as I'd seen it drying around the village. Angela very kindly organised for me to get some, via her mother in law. I had a feast for the next 2 weeks on that delicious fruit. Taskonak is highly recommended and very reasonably priced hotel. Thanks Angela.

Room Tip: Room 3 is a good size and very comfortable
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Excellent host, amazing breakfast, great location with a magnificent view. Thank you Angela for making us feel like home with your warming personality and great sense of humor and off course your fruit crumb. Really one of a kind! Best hotel in Gerome!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We loved our stay at Taskonak Hotel. Angela, the owner, is extremely welcoming, and she gave us fantastic tips on what to see and do in the area. She organized our tours and our hot air balloon flight, and also drew us some homemade maps of her favorite hiking routes in the valleys. We stayed in the Long Brook Valley cave room, which was a new experience - we had never slept in a cave before! The room was large and comfortable, with a comfortable bed and nice modern bathroom. It was very quiet, except when the hot air balloons flew directly overhead, and we could hear the burners - this got us out of bed to go see the balloons flying over, which was amazing. We had a great experience in Capadocea and would be very happy to stay at Taskonak again! Angela and her husband also own a restaurant in town, called Fat Boys. We ate there several times, for lunch and dinner, and the quality of the food was very good. We would recommend both Taskonak and Fat Boys.

Room Tip: Staying in a cave room is a very unique experience!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If looking for a place to stay in Goreme that makes you feel at home, provides unlimited advice on where and what to do and see, has wonderful views from the terrace, serves a delicious breakfast and has amazing rooms then go no further than the Taskonak Hotel.
Angela will make your stay a memorable one with her warm hospitality. Just loved our stay there.
And don't forget to visit Fat Boys cafe which her husband runs in the village.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a lovely B&B overlooking part of the town, yet 3 min walk to downtown. The view from the B&B of the hot air balloons in the morning was spectacular. Angela, owner, was the most gracious hostess. She was always cheerful, knowledgable about the area and provided a great breakfast. The bathroom in our room was great- lots of hot water and big fluffy towels. Drinking water and tea provided in the room. Laundry services were provided and reasonable. The reception/breakfast area had large windows with a great view of the town. A very charming place.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This hotel was recommended by a friend and didn't let us down, Angela was so friendly and welcoming and we loved the feel of the hotel, not only the amazing cave rooms, which were incredible considering how they had been modified to allow every comfort with the feeling of living in another time, but the friendliness of Angela which passed on to the guests and made for a friendly relaxed atmosphere where everyone shared stories over breakfast or a drink in the evenings watching the amazing view at sunset. Do also visit their restaurant (Fat Boys) run by Angela's husband Yilmaz where we enjoyed great local Goreme cuisine. Would highly recommend staying at Taskonak hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a cave hotel and we stayed in the junior suite. It is clean and modern but our room had a few maintenance issues that were attended to when I raised them but a bit annoying given the rooms were not inexpensive. A very nice breakfast buffet. Angela was exceedingly helpful with great advice on local attractions, hikes and tours. Great view from the deck. A very friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Aydinli Mah. Gungor Sok. No 23, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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