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Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kayakapi Musa Efendi Mah. Esat Aga Sk. No:15, Urgup 50400, Turkey   |  
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“Exceeded all expectations ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This very special boutique cave hotel was a highlight of my trip through Turkey. I was travelling on my own on my first trip to Turkey in June so the helpfulness and recommendations of hotel staff was very important. At Fresco the welcome, the upgrade to a gorgeous suite, the tour arrangements and the day to day interactions with staff were warm, genuine and faultless. Little touches like a blanket being bought with the evening coffee on the terrace demonstrated the staff's commitment to an exceptional guest experience. Even the presence of the owners playful "puppy" was a delight especially as I was missing my own dogs being away for a month. All in all I strongly recommend this hotel and can only add my voice to the many glowing recommendations.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Fresco K, Yönetici at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are very happy to meet you at Fresco. Please do not forget that you have home in Cappadocia. Hope to see you again.

Best wishes
Gamze
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  • Location
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

... even by the high standards of Turkish hospitality. The room was thoughtfully designed to integrate the cave half, and the finishes were perfect, and it was well-appointed and comfy and roomy. The breakfast selection was extensive and beautiful, with squeeze your own OJ, eggs and sausage to order and the best halvah of the trip. But the staff was the best -- not just recommendations for places poke around and hikes and balloon rides, hookups with taxis and transfers and meals, but... When my (pricey) wedding ring was discovered missing at the airport, after we'd paid and left, they not only mobilized the search that found it in the shuttle van, they shipped it overnight to our next hotel on their own dime, no questions asked. They had earned their five stars already, but they have our eternal gratitude for saving our honeymoon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fresco K, Yönetici at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you so much for your great review. We are happy to host&meet you at Fresco. Your satisfaction is our first priority. We are trying to establish quality by the involvement of all partners including our employees, customers, agents etc. We struggle to serve you an integrated value package. When we hear such a comment as yours, we understand that we are on a good way. Hope to see you again.
Gamze
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Puyallup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Without question, the Fresco is an amazing hotel. My wife and I stayed in suite 110. Neither of us have ever slept on a more comfortable bed in any hotel stay. Plush, and inviting are the best words we can use to describe that bed. We had to pinch ourselves because the whole experience seemed surreal. Not just from staying in a cave that is how old, but the hotel itself, situated against the hillside, looks like a picture from a romantic getaway. Steping into the bathroom was like walking into a spa. Full enclosed glass shower, seperate two person tub, turkish cotton bathrobes, and incredibly soft linens greet you. The room has an old world feel with the wood plank floor and real wood furniture. Staff is exceptional. We really felt at home with friends during our two night stay. Burak and his kitchen/wait staff are friendly and eager to make you feel right at home as well. Buffet style breakfast with traditional, and regional foods, as well as eggs cooked to order. Would highly recommend staying at the Fresco.

  • Stayed June 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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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Bret

Fisrt of all ,you and your wife are amazing. We are very luck to meet you. Thank you so much for your wonderful review on tripadvisor. I am also very happy to hear that you feel at home. Everyday, every staff reads reviews on tripadvsior excitedly. So these reviews make our day better:) Thank you so much!

Hope to see you again
Warmest regards

Gamze TOYBIYIK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights on our honeymoon in one of the suite rooms. The room was lovely; simple but very clean, beautiful, and cozy. The roof decks are charming and the staff was gracious and helpful. We arrived late and hungry one night and the owner of the Fresco phoned a nearby restaurant to ask them to stay open to feed us! The hotel is in a great location to do many things. We highly recommend Fresco.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Ilyse

Thank you so much for your great review. When you enter Fresco, you will become part of our family. So your happiness is important than everything. Fresco is very close to good restaurants and we have also our own restaurant. We take reservation with asking our quest 's requests. When you come next time, you can make your reservation. It doesnt matter what time you will check-in, we will wait you :)
Warmest regards

Gamze TOYBIYIK
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed at Fresco for 3 nights in their Superior Room. The rooms were value for money for the sheer size of the room and bathroom. The superior rooms come with their own private sitout which is a good touch. Room 304 and 305 are connected rooms with a door in between. The private sitout in 305 is very nice with a small patch of a garden overlooking the valley!

The breakfast spread is very nice with omelettes to order. The hotel doesn't really serve lunch and for dinner an advance reservation is required. The hotel is happy to order in local food from a nearby restraint which is very good. For dinner there are good options within walking distance. Han Ciragan and Ziggis are recommended. There are no other fine dining options in the vicinity!

The lovely owner of the hotel, Gamze and her beautiful dog Jervis make your stay even more pleasant and hassle free. Gamze is very helpful in arranging local tours and balloon rides and does drive a good bargain for you if you ask.

The only thing previous reviewers did not mention was the close proximity of a mosque. Without in any manner hurting any religious sentiments, the 4am prayers offered at the mosque may be a disturbance for light sleepers but that did serve as a brilliant wake up call for us when we had to leave for the hot air balloon ride in the morning :)

Overall: Highly recommended no fuss boutique hotel with great views, good location and friendly staff!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Anuj,

Thank you so much for your positive review. As a team, we are trying to do our best to make you happy. I am very happy that you enjoy your stay and our service.
Your comments are really important for us to improve our selves, thank you so much for sharing.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future and we hope to see you again soon.
Warmest regards

Gamze TOYBIYIK
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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I stayed there on 10th and 11th June,2013. That was first time for I and my familly visit to Turkey, thus my wife a bit worried about quality of accomodation also because my daughter was just 9 months old infant. As a result, as you are seeing my score for this hotel, our stay at Fresco is exellent!!! Firstly, the room was so romantic and useful, stayed in the cave but has perfect air conditioner and big bathtub. Secondly, the breakfast is awesome!!!! Many kind of handmade cheese and fresh juice were more than delicious!!! Third, all clerks are very professional and familly like, so I was easily able to consult with my trip plan even for place of dinner or lunch, I really would like to stay there again!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Satoru,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy to host you and your family, especially your little beautiful daughter., and we're delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
We hope to see you at Fresco again soon and look forward to providing another enjoyable visit to Cappadocia.
Warmest regards

Gamze TOYBIYIK
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Shah Alam
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I arrived on the 9th of June with 20 people for 2 weeks tour of Turkey. Cappadoccia is a must stopover for most tour group and among many other towns in the area like Goreme,Avanos i decided to put up at Urgup just simply because of this wonderful , gorgeous Fresco Cave Mansion

Anyone will fall in love with the architecture, the location, the awesome view from the roof top garden or the restaurant. This place is far above my budget but i just like to give them a real treat and experience the unique atmosphere.

Built by the first Mayor of Urgup, Yesari Bey, it has unique frescos decorating the walls mostly floral patterns indicating that the mansions were owned by devout muslims. The present owner Mr Mehmet Toybiyik is an engineer by profession and he has restored and renovated the place with great passion. Currently there are only 17 rooms and each is of different shape and size . The rooms are large with modern fittings and i swear you, my bathroom was bigger than my kitchen at home.

We were welcomed on arrival by Mr Mehmet and her daughter Gamze , who is the manager at the property and she handed the room keys personally. The staff too were so polite, they speak good English and checking in was a breeze.

We had dinner in the hotel restaurant which was just superb. Typical home cook food prepared lovingly by their pretty chef aptly named Jamilah which is beautiful in Arabic . Her pudding with honey, cinnamon and nuts was out of this world. I even secretly asked the waiter to hide and save one for my breakfast the following day before we checked out.

Every group member grumbled that we should have 2 nights in Urgup just because they wanted to have another day spent at this lovely place. I befriended 2 sisters from Brazil and they loved the hotel too. As for me, it will be a permanent choice every time i have a group to Turkey.

Fresco Cave & Mansion is highly recommended for honeymooners, or even group of friends or families. You will have no regrets whether rooms, services, food and the awesome view .

Room Tip: Room 210 has a great view of the town and 203 has a good view of the mosque & the streets
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  • Stayed June 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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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Afifah,
We're delighted that your recent stay with us was everything you wished for!The team appreciate the kind comments and we're thrilled your stay was a memorable experience. We all look forward to welcoming you back in November with your next group.
Warmest regards
Gamze T.
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Address: Kayakapi Musa Efendi Mah. Esat Aga Sk. No:15, Urgup 50400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Urgup
#3 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
#5 Family Hotel in Urgup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fresco Cave Suites/Cappadocia 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"If you are ready to feel different, a taste of poetry, a vacation is waiting for you." Within walking distance of Urgup city's center and nestled in the old historical district, Fresco Konaklari is a wonderfully restored hotel that is the combination of several historically registered mansions featuring original wall frescoes dating back to the 19th century of the Ottoman period. Fresco Konaklari is centrally located on the edge of old and new Urgup, providing plenty of wonderful scenic cobble stone streets and paths to explore old ancient district Kayakapi or Temenni Hill and also offers the magic view of Erciyes Mountain in a distance with new Urgup spread at the front. Colorful Turkish Ottoman Style Rooms and cave rooms makes the hotel unique in Cappadocia. Mansions are also only an hour's ride away from both regional airports; Kayseri Airport is 60 kms away and Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport is 55 kms away. ... more   less 
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