I just spent the last month traveling in Croatia, Turkey and Italy, and the very best experience I had anywhere was at the Gamirasu Cave Hotel. Not only is the accommodation luxurious, the pool refreshing and the beauty of the surrounding landscape breathtaking, but the food at the hotel is the absolute best. The lavash bread will make you cry it is so delicious. Everything else on the menu is worth it, just order what you feel like and you won't be disappointed. The hotel staff are so lovely, Hamide will help you figure out how to plan activities according to your budget and time, and the waiters always have a smile. The very epitome of hospitality is Kamil, the head chef who arranges perfect breakfasts, salads made from vegetables grown in the hotel garden, and will pluck a fresh walnut from the tree for you to taste if you ask. When you see him, say hello, for he will surely make your trip a happy one.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Gamirasu Cave Urgup
- Hotel Gamirasu Cave
- Gamirasu Cave Hotel Turkey/Cappadocia - Ayvali