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“very nice pension” 4 of 5 stars
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Kemal's Guest House
Zeybek Sok. No:3, Goreme 50180, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #45 of 74 Goreme B&B and Inns
Hillegom, The Netherlands
1 review
“very nice pension”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

We stayed a week in Kemal's Guesthouse, a perfect place to start your hiking in the unbelieveble beautifull landscape of Cappadocia. Kemal is a very good cook; he serves delightfull diners. Barbara knows everyting about the environment; places to hike, place where you can find special birds of plants.
The breakfast in the garden is very nice start of the day. The "green fingers' of Barbara created a garden, full of flowers.
The rooms are simple, the beds are fine, the bathroom very basic.

Goreme is a touristic place, but in a nice way. The atmosphere is nice, and the people very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

The pro's: the breakfast staff is very nice and the garden where it is served is really lovely. The con's: the room was big, but not very clean and the bathroom horrible. If you look at their website, there is no photos of the rooms, and now I understand why... We paid 75 YTL, which is 30% more expensive than what we paid elsewhere throughout our 3 weeks in Turkey (but we started our trip in Cappadocia and didn't know!)

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ankara, Turkey
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2006

My wife and I stayed at this pansion (small hotel) in November 2005 for two nights while visiting Cappadocia. It was 35 TRL per night (like $26 at the time), and the room was small but clean and comfortable. There's no central heating in the room, but they give you a space heater that does a decent job. The bathroom is old school, meaning there's no shower stall, just a showerhead, and a drain on the floor. You shower next to the toilet basically, but that's typical of most pansions. There's a hole in the ceiling of the bathroom for air to escape which is nice, but keeps the bathroom ice-cold (at least in the winter). At least they have decent hot water, which not a lot of Cappadocia pansions have. Breakfast is typical Turkish - breads, jams, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, cheese, fruit and one egg. They advertise a communal room where you can hang out with other people and watch TV, but the owners are there all the time, so it feels like you're hanging out in their living room. And they both smoke a lot. Bottom line, for the hot water and clean room, it's darn good value for the money.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2005

Cappadocia is one of the best places if you like hiking. If you stay in Göreme you only need to step outside to be surrounded by this beautiful fairy tale landscape.
Barbara, the dutch half of the couple running Kemal's Guest House, is a living GPS, she knows every secret corner and cave. She also speaks her languages very well, not only dutch and turkish, but I also heard her conversate with guests in english, french, german and italian.
The Guest House itself is very nice, the garden is a real garden of Eden, and the big garden bench is a meeting place for all the guests from all over the world.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Zeybek Sok. No:3, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #45 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable family-run guest house in the heart of the National Park of Cappadocia in the lovely village of Goreme. Here you'll find a peaceful, safe, quiet and comfortable small hotel in this paradise for hikers in Turkey. Relax in our intimate flower garden; go on guided hikes with Barbara through the fairy tale valleys of Cappadocia; exchange stories with other guests. Every room has its own characteristics: cave-rooms, traditional Ottoman rooms, Suite and deluxe and modern standard rooms. Garden and terraces with gorgeous views. ... more   less 
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