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“Dream Come True! Simply The Best! Spectacular Hotel! Excellent Staff! Will Return Again & Again!” 5 of 5 stars
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Anatolian Houses
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Gaferli Mah. Cevizler Sok, Goreme 50180, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #19 of 49 Hotels in Goreme
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“Dream Come True! Simply The Best! Spectacular Hotel! Excellent Staff! Will Return Again & Again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A truly magical place to stay in what must surely be one of the most amazing locations on earth! I'd dreamt about visiting Cappadocia for years and spent a long time researching which hotel to stay in; I'm therefore very happy to review that, upon arrival at Anatolian Houses, I was totally overwhelmed... not only by the architecture & design, which is quite simply spectacular (the hotel looks better in reality than in any photograph you'll ever see!) but also by the welcome received by so many friendly faces! All the staff I encountered were super helpful, beautiful people, nothing was ever too much trouble with true Turkish hospitality at every turn.
There's such a relaxing atmosphere here; built into the hillside among the ancient caves of the region, it felt quite biblical at times and I found it so peaceful... birdsong in the gardens, the breeze rustling through the trees... far enough away from the hustle & bustle of the little town of Goreme at the bottom of a small hill, and yet within easy walking distance if you choose to explore!
You'll find the mornings here like no other place in the world, combining the haunting call to prayer with the excitement of so many hot air balloons firing-up overhead, sometimes (almost!) descending right down into the hotel's courtyard! Fantastic to see, especially when you've dreamt about it for so long and there it is coming true before your very eyes!
My cave suite was fabulous (Rm.2302) with its own balcony and unbelievable views of the peaks and fairy chimneys surrounding the hotel; built right into one of the fairy chimneys (again, a dream come true for me!); beautifully appointed interior with natural cave/stone walls and a stunning wood-carved front door! The bathroom was very boutiquey (great shower!) with all mod-cons combined with unique artefacts from the area on little cave shelves, and a lovely jacuzzi bath tub! All the suites would seem to be individually decorated, none looked the same, and are a stunning example of the local rock-cut architecture, just beautiful! Of course, in rooms of this calibre, tea-making facilities are provided, together with the usual mini-bar services, and a smashing flat screen TV to nod-off to after an active day's exploring!
The hotel provides various outdoor activities (speak to Kerim Aydogolu on reception, he's an absolute STAR!) and I took advantage of them all... hot-air ballooning is a MUST! AH can also arrange for you to go horseback riding, trekking, or simply to take a private car tour with your very own personal guide/driver!
I spent 6 days at AH in the most spectacular setting and would recommend longer stays to take advantage of the holistic experience as well as exploring this bizarre and beautiful land. Food was great, breakfast being my favourite meal of the day with an entire slice of honeycomb fresh from the hive to cut up and have with your morning yogurt! Also LOVED the taps with red & white free-flowing Cappadocian wine... anyone who's generous with their vino is a friend of mine!
My advice is to just come and experience it for yourself! Seeing really is believing and you won't be disappointed!

  • 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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AnatolianHouses_TR, Yönetici at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Tracey,

First off all thank you very much for your magnificent comment.
You have to know you was a beatifull guest, so full of energy.
Oll of the Staff are remember you, if we say Tracey they say directly ooo yes the energetic lady :)
Our goal is to provide satisfaction to our valuable guest's that is a pride for our team in Anatolian Houses.
We want entertain you in our hotel again.
Please don't take this luxury by us.

With lovely regards,

ANATOLIAN HOUSES TEAM
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  • Rooms
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Antalya, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Excellent atmosphere, foods, service. Unexpected SPA facility. Very good.
Thanks for the GM Tahsin and the team. The Hotel offers you another fantastic opportunity for a good meal, Indian Cuisine restaurant, Indian Rasoi.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Yönetici at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Sir/Lady,

Thank you very much for you shared your valuable opinions about our hotel.We would like to welcome you again.

King Regards


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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Anatolian houses is the best place to stay in Cappadocia by far! An excellent boutique hotel with great facilities and awesome food. The staff is really helpful and go an extra mile to make you feel special and do the best possible for you. It was really a wonderful experience staying here with my family. And hats off to Mr.Tahsin Topuzayak and Kerim for doing such a brilliant job there. Had it not been for both of them, i would have not experienced the luxury offered by the hotel as well as the experience of the balloon ride, for which Cappodocia is so famous for. Thank you guys for making it special for all of us!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Yönetici at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for you shared your valuable opinions about our hotel.We will be happy to welcome you again.

King Regards


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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I stayed here for a night. I think it's one of the best accommodations in Goreme, Turkey. The hotel rooms are carved out of mountainous rocks to give it a feel of the place it's famous for. I had a living room, a large bathroom with shower, a Jacuzzi in the large bedroom with a dressing area and a kitchenette to make tea etc. It gave me a feel of living inside a cave. I have plenty of photos of this hotel. :)

The only thing that pinched me was that drinking water was not complimentary.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Yönetici at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Sir/Lady,

Thank you very much for you shared your valuable commentss about our hotel.We will be happy to welcome you again.

King Regards


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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is real cave hotel and one of the best service in cappadocia. SPA is big and to much choice for refreshing. The view is incredible during sunset. People come to hotel and take picture goreme uchisar, kizil valley. Terrace is the best pleace for breakfast. Room decoration is outstanding and cleaning is 5 star standard. The staff is helpfull with smiling face. I can recommend this hotel for people who is looking for local experince with high standard service. Room rate is reasonable. Also there is indian restaurant indian chefs cook well with real indian food taste. We stayed three nights service in all department going well thank you for memorable stay.

Room Tip: Kerim, Who is reception supervisor can give you the best info during you reservation
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Ön Büro Müdürü at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. We're very glad to meet you.

Hope to welcome you to Anatolian Houses again.

With my best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Goreme is a beautiful small authentic Turkish village which houses the Kaymakli underground city. This hotel has "seen to be believed" suites carved out in the mountains and caves. I think it is the most expensive cave hotel in Turkey but is a once in a life time experience. General Manager Mr. Tahsin Topuzayak is always on his feet, constantly interacting with guests to understand their needs. They have a beautiful underground spa, so do not miss the opportunity to take a original Turkish "Hamam"!! The crowning glory for me was the brand new Indian restaurant that they have opened, goes by the name of Indian Rasoi.....Chef Vikram was kind enough to make us Khichdii and Pakoda's one evening....

Room Tip: I was lucky to get one of the Presidential suites but all their suites are very high quality.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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AnatolianHouses_TR, Ön Büro Müdürü at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. We're very glad to take these comments.

Hope to welcome you to our hotel again.

With my best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Bangalore, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

It was an extremely short trip, cut further shot by a delay in flight,,but it was one of the best accomodations in Turkey. My room was atop , opposite the main block in the corner and I had a great view from a couple of chairs placed right next to the door. I had a living room, a bathroom with shower, a jacuzzi and a bedroom - everything was warm and gave a feeling of living inside a cave. The only bummer was that water was not served complimentary .

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AnatolianHouses_TR, Ön Büro Müdürü at Anatolian Houses, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review with us. The feedback is very important for us to improve our service. Actually you have a bottle of water free of charge above your minibar on your arrival date. But water in minibar is in charge. Maybe there's a misunderstanding.

Thank you and hope you to come back to our hotel again.
Best regards,
Dilek Turan
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Address: Gaferli Mah. Cevizler Sok, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Goreme
#8 Family Hotel in Goreme
#20 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anatolian Houses 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly decorated Anatolian cave suites welcome you in the heart of Cappadocia. Anatolian Houses promises its guests a luxurious hotel service within cave formations which are part of Cappadocia's historical structure. ... more   less 
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