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“Beautiful & Authentic Cave Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Koza Cave Hotel
Aydinli Mah. Cakmakli Sok. No:49, Goreme 50180, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #8 of 79 Goreme B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful & Authentic Cave Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

We stayed at the Koza Cave hotel in April 2011, and it was wonderful. I agree with all the reviews, it really is an exceptional hotel. The hotel is a three storey cave hotel which was restored over about three years, and was a labour of love for the owner, Dervish Bey, who paid exceptional attention to detail to everything: from the hand wrought iron bannisters to the inclusion of a hamam and jacuzzi bath in the suite room.

We wished to have not only a cave experience but a luxe one as a treat, and so chose the suite on the ground floor. This room was lovely, a comfortable bedroom which led up to a small seating area and an enormous bathroom, which was larger than the bedroom and seating room combined! After a full day walking about, it was a treat to come back to a calm and peaceful room. We were also supplied with water and herbal soaps, and plenty of fluffy towels.

Breakfast was a lovely Turkish buffet, and particularly enjoyed helping myself to the jug of the freshly squeezed orange juice (though had to jockey for juice and coffee with Belgian honeymooners who also enjoyed it all, albeit far more enthusiastically than us!). Dervish Bey pointed out that he tries to use organic and quality ingredients as much as possible, and it showed. The buffet is not huge but was plenty for us.

Will not go into the sights of Cappadocia here but will say that a balloon ride is completely worth every penny! Dervish arranged for us to fly with Butterfly (Kelebek) Hot Air Balloons, and it was fantastic. He also made sure that we flew with British pilot Mike, reputedly the best and most experienced hot air pilot in the region. And Dervish was right - Mike was excellent. He had a vast knowledge of all the valleys, down to the wildlife and flora, and showed exceptional skill in lowering us right into the valleys and even landed the balloon directly on to the trailer! Thanks again for that recommendation, Dervish!

Of course, it was not only Dervish who helped us, his partner Jem was also helpful and very articulate and thoughtful in his recommendations. Dervish's wife and teenage son were also charming. And finally, the rooms were absolutely spotless, cleaned with real attention and care. It is not the cheapest in the area, but we wished to have something a bit more upmarket. We wish the Koza Cave Hotel every success.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

The owner, Mr. Jem Ural and his associates, Dervish were long time resident in London and Holland respectively. They understand the needs of travelers, and extended their utmost empathy and Turkish warmth to help travelers with the best cave nights in Cappadocia.
Upon arrival by night bus, we were allowed to check in early (830 am) and even had complimentary breakfast!!!! They were so kind to let us know that they expected us to have breakfast before we go for our tour! They offered generous breakfast with really great Turkish bread, scrumptious olive (I am not an olive person and their olives are great!) and freshly squashed orange juice! This is quite rare for business hotels, only available in Koza Cave Hotel! In fact Mr Jem also gave us honest advises on how to travel Cappadocia in a budget way, as there are too many tours and hot air balloons with expensive quotes in Euros!
They provided olive soap and mint shampoo, which are really good for my skin and hair that often get dry when traveling. The cave is really warm and nice! It is the most unforgettable memory staying in a cave hotel like Koza Cave Hotel!
We sure will return to Koza again, wait for us!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Recently stayed for two nights - had a wonderful experience. Rooms are spacious, well-decorated, and just plain cool. Jem and the rest of the staff saw to our every need, both before and during our stay, and we felt extremely welcome. Location is perfect, just up the hill from the main area of the town, with wonderful views of the landscape.

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  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

The rooms were beautifully decorated, so cozy, and very romantic. We just fell in love with our room. We've never stayed at a more beautiful hotel. Our room was a spacious suite, with beautiful stone arches, a magnificent bathroom, and cozy furniture. Truly luxurious. The views from the rooftop were stunning. The hotel is owned and operated by a couple and their son, who were welcoming and helpful the entire stay. The breakfast (included) was also amazing.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

I´ve been in many hotels in my life but non one of these Hotels has been so great as it was Koza Cave Hotel. Wonderful rooms and view. The staff (the owners) are just wonderful, helpful and lovely people. If someone knows how to be a host, is the people from Koza. Food, rooms, location and service are just 5 starts.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Aydinli Mah. Cakmakli Sok. No:49, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Koza Cave Hotel was restored using reclaimed stone, iron and wood building materials. It offers rooms fitted with traditional Turkish rugs and furnishings. Several rooms have a living room with a fireplace. Some feature a jacuzzi and a private terrace. ... more   less 
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