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Gamirasu Cave Hotel

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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san francisco, ca
Reviewed June 10, 2009

I stayed at the Gamirasu for three nights and had a hard time leaving. Yes its a little far from Urgup, but that was a benefit. They have a free shuttle to Urgup square, which gets you there in 15 minutes. The location away from the main town added to the true experience of staying in a cave!! I checked...

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chicago
Reviewed May 29, 2009

even though we had to wait for our room this place was excellent breakfast was great...dinner was fine, but i would recc. the aravan evi rest. over the one at the hotel unless the chef does something more interesting than meatballs..he is quite a talented cook so if there is something else on the menu try it... we got caught...

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Boston
Reviewed May 23, 2009

I spent three magical days and nights at the Gamirasu Hotel. Living and sleeping in a gorgeous room created within a cave gave me the sense of beauty, safety and wonder all at once. My room had a seating area with a panoramic view of the whole area, a king sized bed in an upstairs cave room and a bathroom...

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Caracas
Reviewed May 14, 2009

We sayed at the Gamirasu Hotel for a 3 night stay - and it was one of the most pleasant and comfortable hotels I have ever stayed in! The staff were friendly and understanding of our needs, the food was excellent, and the rooms - I have been in mamny hotels (5 star hotels in 5 continents), but this must...

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istanbul
Reviewed May 12, 2009

This hotel might be the most weird place I have ever stayed... Hotel is great and you can really feel and live the country side.. The staff is so helpful and friendly. So I recommend this hotel sincerly..

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London
Reviewed May 7, 2009

I stayed for 2 nights at this gorgeous hotel, I have been to Cappadocia a few times now and I found the Gamirasu the most welcoming, comfortable hotel that I have been to in this stunning region, and not overpriced! The rooms are lovely, obviously it is such a wonderful experience to sleep in a cave suite, but to make...

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Oregon
Reviewed May 6, 2009

When you book at Gamirasu, you're booking a room carved out of the rock of the hillside, or an actual cave, or cave-like rooms within a centuries-old monastery. You're also getting top-notch food (with the most wonderfully prideful chef I've ever seen strolling through the dining room), 24-hour attention to any need that might arise, and a helpful advisor in...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed April 23, 2009

Without reservation, I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel. It holds excellent standards- beautifully decorated, spotless rooms with an exotic Turkish touch and you would not even think you are in a cave. I travelled with my sister and stayed 2 nights and we truly had a wonderful time. The hotel set up everything for us right from airport pick-up, a...

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Richmond
Reviewed April 22, 2009

The Gamirasu is a lovely small hotel with an excellent, friendly staff. While all speak English, Hameda and the waiters are most helpful in tutoring our feeble attempts at Turkish. The hotel strives to achieve a "family atmosphere" and succeeds quite well. Food is excellent, bountiful and can be adapted to individual tastes. Housekeeping was extraordinarly good, taking extra care...

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Kent
Reviewed April 8, 2009

After a noisy night in Istanbul it was a delight to arrive at the Gamirasu. Three of us occupied three double rooms. Each one was different and interesting. The furnishings were attractive and the embroidered bed linen was a joy. The breakfasts and dinners were delicious and the stalff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Just go.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 35 rooms troglodyte cave house opened in 1998, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia. Recently Business Insider choose '' 50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime '' It is also mentioned as a romantic escape for honeymoons in wedding magazines. A 12th century Byzantine Christian church forms part of the Gamirasu, and until recently, part of the hotel was still used by Christian monks. Much care has been taken to blend the historic facades with the natural curves of the Cappadocian landscape to preserve its traditional style and appearance whilst providing you with the utmost in modern conveniences. The finish is stylish and the atmosphere inviting and romantic. Indeed, it is the perfect honeymoon destination, with many couples choosing the intimate cave suites for access to some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable scenery in the world. The sense of tranquility and authentic village atmosphere around the Gamirasu is instantly soothing, with nothing to disturb you but the sound of birds and sumptuous aromas drifting across the warm air from the old Monastic kitchen. Breakfast consists of all local and organically grown produce, including freshly baked bread, clotted cream, honeycomb and fresh fruit. A 7km hiking trail departs from the front door of the hotel and follows a remote valley with a beautiful brook flowing down the middle. In every direction, you are surrounded by breathtaking views, extraordinary natural shapes and a myriad of cave-dwellings to explore. It really is the most mesmerizing of destinations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Address: Ayvali, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup > Ayvali
Price Range: $125 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gamirasu Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Gamirasu Cave Urgup
Hotel Gamirasu Cave
Gamirasu Cave Hotel Turkey/Cappadocia - Ayvali
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“Higher rooms have fantastic views!”
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“The suit cave is superb”
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“Go for rooms at the top floor which whilst a bit of a climb, affords great views around thwehotel”
  • Lounge area in room
  • Well appointed bathroom
  • Taken from my balcony on top floor
  • Comfortable bed
  • Large comfortable bed in the cave
Kebuh, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are unique, different to the others but equal comfortable”
447piab, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“Go for one of the suites, higher up and with a view of the surrounding terrain.”
524Traveler524, Nov 5, 2016 | Read review
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