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“Great Stay with "Mayor of Goreme" (Deniz the Meniz)” 5 of 5 stars
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Elysee Cave House
Orta Mah. Mizrak Sok. No:18, Goreme 50180, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #20 of 74 Goreme B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Great Stay with "Mayor of Goreme" (Deniz the Meniz)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

This was a great place to stay in Cappadocia as Goreme is centrally located to all the interesting sites and Goreme is a very nice little village. The folks at Elysee Pension provide great advice on things to see, places to eat, etc. Deniz is a character He is well known in the town and he certainly makes for interesting conversation. They did a great family style dinner/barbeque at the roof top restaurant the day we arrived, which was a fantastic and fun meal. Our only recomendation would be for the rooms to be cleaned every day. We would definitely stay there again if we were to return.

Elysee also is associated with a hot air balloon company, which was the highlight of our two week trip to Turkey. Geert, who is associated with Elysee, was also our balloon pilot and was very informative and professional. Geert went well out of his way prior to our arrival to respond to numerous emails and questions that we had as we prepared for our trip.

Cengiz, the owner, also helped arrange for us to attend an evening of Turkish folk dance which we found to be very enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

If you are looking for personalized service and quality value, Elysee Pension is the place to stay. The owner is always around to give advice, book tours and just chat. He goes out of his way to make sure his guests are happy and well served and there's almost a "family" atmosphere. The rooftop deck is one of the best in Goreme with a 360 degree view of the area. I didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

The pension is located a little outside Göreme city center (not a big city anyways), and that makes for a very quiet place!
The hotel staff is very helpful, and speaks very good English and French. Geert is Flemish, so you will even be able to speak Dutch if that's your own language.
A warmly recommended pension!

Room Tip: The large "trogloditic" room on the ground floor is somewhat wet - avoid it if you can.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

I've decided to stay in this pension after reading reviews on Trip advisor and booking com, and was right. As many of us could say , the staff and the owner of the Elysee, are extremely kind and helpful. They don't have travel agency but you could be sure they'll organize everything you want. So, I trusted them and booked hot air balloon flight and got very good price and was completely amazed with the scenery of Cappadocia from the air . It was a true miracle!!!
Good location and friendly (homelike ) atmosphere in the pension, made my holiday even better. Single Rooms are small and simple but decent . I've seen the other rooms and can recommend to book a bigger room and specially renovated ones.
Pension has a nice garden and magnificent terrace with a view of hole Goreme and valley. I was enjoying every minute sitting on the terrace., sharing my impressions with other guests. I'm very happy with my stay in Elysee Pension and recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

I stayed in Elysee for six nights as my usual hotel was full. Room was fine and clean. The hotel is situated in centre of wonderful Goreme with lovely views from roof terrace and has pretty garden with fruit trees. Staff were friendly - Denis and owners very helpful. Cenghis was great nothing was too much trouble for him!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Big surprise on our journey: The Elysée Pension amazed us as well by it's warm welcome (the staff is really great: friendly, helpful, funny...) as by the incredible view from terrasse & restaurant (best place in Göreme to enjoy the sunset and sunrise!!!). The rooms are spacious, clean and really nice. Good breakfast, great advices for trips all around Cappadoce... We had really a great moment here!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We have just arrived home from our stay in Turkey. We spent 3 nights in the Elysee Pension and they were fantastic. We stayed in the Ottoman room. It was large to say the least with two queen beds, The washroom was huge and had the biggest shower I have seen in a long time with very hot water 24 hours. The cook was great and Deniz, our host, was 'the best'. The roof top terrace had terrific views and the hotel was in walking distance of the city centre, bus station and the Goreme Open Air Museum. All of this for 55 euros a night. Forget about the Kelebek Hotel, stay at the Elysee Pension.

  • Stayed June 2011, 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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Address: Orta Mah. Mizrak Sok. No:18, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elysee Belvedere Hotel is a beautifully restored farmhouse carved from the ancient rock and local stones. A tranquil rose garden shaded by old pear trees, and a 300 degree panorama terrace are just a few of the many things to discover in our hotel. We have welcomed travelers for many years from all over the world. At Elysee Belvedere Hotel, hospitality is not merely a word. You will feel a part of the relaxed family atmosphere, where no request is too big and no detail too small. Just ask! All of our rooms are fully heated, and have shower and toilet facilities. We have 18 en-suite rooms. Many of the rooms offer a spectacular panorama of the fairy chimneys and surrounding valleys. You can choose if you want to stay "B&B" or you can also have dinner here. Our new restaurant "Belvedere Restaurant", located on the top terrace of our hotel is an extension of our passion for cooking, for Turkish Cuisine, and for our love of hospitality. Of course, we are always at your service if you need information about the region, and we will be happy to help you in any way we can. We also offer various adventure trips in Cappadocia, such as Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Nights and Whirling Dervishes ceremonies, so that your stay will be unforgettable. ... more   less 
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Elysee Cave House Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

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