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“Amazing Hotel and Great Host!!!!!”
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Elif Star Caves
Ranked #34 of 77 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Elif Star Cave is an amazing hotel! The room I picked was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable! But the great thing about this hotel is the staff. Kadir is a nice person and an extraordinary tourist guide! He arranges everything you need to enjoy the travel to the fullest. All these things together made my trip to Cappadocia unforgettable. So, if you plan to visit Cappadocia Elif Star Cave is the right place to stay!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Kadir is such a welcoming host. He provides entertaining guided tours. We took two of them with him and the balloon ride he recommended.
The cave room we had was #7. It was small but good enough for sleeping. Wish we had a TV though as sometimes we like to unwind that way.
Kadir's wife made us a wonderful Turkish dinner from that region of Turkey, she is a great cook.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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2  Thank Paula L
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Friendly owner, good location, very clean room with lots of atmosphere and cave-room charm. A great find- highly recommended! We had 3 large comfortable beds and a big shower...all with authentic feel and unique Turkish decoration

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not only lovely rooms with everything you need (comfortable beds, really nice decoration, great shower, ever coffee and tea) but also a great host!
Kadir and his family are really nice! Once you arrive Kadir tells you all you need to know about Capadoccia, he even books things for you if you want... very helpful and really nice people!

The hotel is a cave, it is amazing!!! The view is great and it is in the centre, so definitely I will return to Elif!!!

Ah... i forgot, and the breakfast is delicious!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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2  Thank _Viviiianna_
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

One of our favorite hotels of the trip the family run (recently signed a 10 year lease on the property) hotel was a breath of fresh air after a long bit of traveling. Kadir made us feel special and knowledgeable about the area and the town. The rooms were spotless and of reasonable size. I would absolutely return. We stayed a few nights then eventually our budget forced us into more mundane accommodations.

Room Tip: any of them! Sleeping in a cave is so quiet!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lau L
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

We ( a family of four- , 2 children) stayed 4 nights in this wonderfull place – Elif Star Cave. Kadir, the owner (and his family - his wife, his sister and his father) is really, really helpful. He helped us arrange almost everything in Göreme, hot ballon activity, green tour, red tour day trip, shuttle from and to the airport, car transport to Uchisar, Red Valley hike, Love Valley transport. He is so nice and kind he tried to help (solve) any single thing like his own problem. So, the owner is absolutely a plus, advising people were to go and what to do, making everybody feeling home and very welcome. Kadir is also an excellent and professional guide, and his service was also excelent in Red and Green private tours = Ihlara Canyon, Selime Monastery, Tatlarin underground City, Goreme Open Museum, Devrent, Pasabag, Avanos etc. He works also for enjoyturkeytravel and he spoke fluently english, japanese, french and spanish ( I guess). He was able to provide an enormous information about Goreme and Cappadocia in response to our numerous questions, there is nothing that he did not seem to know!We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Elif Star cave. The hotel is not fancy but very comfortable, cosy and well situated, being a short walk from the main street of the town and Pigeon valley entrance. The breakfast was a very good spread including: cereal, fruits,bread, eggs, cheese, yogurt, tomatoes and cucumbers and an endless supply of tea and coffee. The breakfast room and the courtyyard are with impressive views of the cappadocian rocks. Room is nice, but it is not a luxury one, but we knew it before, after all is a cave . Thank you, Kadir!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Ruscu N
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

I went to Elif Star Cave Hotel on my own.
It was a spiritual, familiar and very comfortable stay.
The owners wife is a Master in the kitchen.
The owner is a King of Hospitality.
And the children's of this two beautifull people they brought another familiar vibe into it!
The price its nothing for the comfort and service you get.
I was stuck in a night 20km of the hotel, when the owner came to pick me up and bring me by car to the hotel without problems!

I would go back with more people, to show the beauty of Göreme!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Elif Star Caves

Address: Uzundere Caddesi No 37 | Cappadocia, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Goreme
#5 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range: $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Elif Star Caves 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With views over Goreme and Pigeon Valley, the family-run Elif Star Cave Hotel has a terrace and a restaurant. It offers traditionally decorated cave rooms and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Goreme Bus Terminal is within 5 minutes' walk. If you like to stay in a historical Orthodox Cave Monastery, Elif star Caves is exactly the hotel that you looking for. All the caves carved out at 8 century... Chapel, dining room, foodstore, shelter, watchtower, pigeon house, winery... The cave rooms at Elif Star are heated and feature traditional textiles, parquet floors and carpets. All rooms have their own private bathroom with toilet and shower. Each is decorated with a combination of Ottoman and Greek interior style. You can taste a traditional Turkish breakfast while you waching Fairychimneys. The hotel's a la carte restaurant also serves traditional home made dishes like kofte, Pottery Kebab and fresh local trout. Dining is possible either indoors or at the open courtyard with flowers. The reception works 24 hours aday, provides room service. Laundry and ironing services are available upon request, at an extra charge. Guests can relax in the garden and enjoy scenic views of Goreme from the hotel's balconies. Hotel Elif Star Cave also organises Hot Air Balloon Rides and Semi-Private Daily Cappadocia Tours with small groups. ... more   less 
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Elif Star Caves Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
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