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“Why not try out a cave.......?” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Elif Star Caves
Ranked #23 of 68 Hotels in Goreme
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Oberwil, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Why not try out a cave.......?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2010

........that was what we thought, and we chose Elif Star. And it was OK (you still have a balcony or window, hence not quite a real cave, but still). It was nice and quiet and "uncle" served a fantastic breakfast. What we did not like was the fact that the rooms were not cleaned during our 3-days stay (we could have asked for it though). And as the only place we saw in Goreme it was not allowed to flush the toiletpaper - the container was not emptied during our stay. It was a bit primitiv for the price. But Mustafa and "uncle" were very friendly and helpful. I'm not quite sure whether I would recommend Elif Star to others...........

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

One of the best places we stayed at...The cave rooms were romantic..The breakfast was the best....The help booking tours was outstanding...The Elf Star was our gold standard for the rest of our trip....and the best part was that it was a great value....we definitly got a lot of bang for the buck....

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

Everything about this hotel is excellent. Good location, clean, friendly staff, good foods, and got a nice view plus is a cave room!
We arrive early in the morning, 5.45am, and we are allow to check-in early. Special thanks to Hassan for helping one of my friend to get to the hot air ballon tour as he miss the pick-up time at 5.15am.
You will get every info you need from Mustafa or Hassan. They are very helpful. Hassan even offer to drive us around on the last day to other sightseeing places that we miss on our tour for a very reasonable price.
Is a perfect hotel to stay if you ever visit Cappadocia!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

tha place is simple but very clean and caratheristic; the view from the balcony is very suggestive; room clean and very cool that during a very warm august was a pleasure
the owner is very kind and always available to give information about the city or excursions in Cappadocia area. The home made marmelade is fantastic

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hino, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2010

It's a pleasant cave hotel. Mustafa was helpful but I didn't feel like everybody says like he's extremely helpful... since most people I met in this counry were nice an kind.
Room is nice and clean but they don't clean while you stay. If you don't care about it, doesn't matter!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2010

Well..I'm posting in October 2010 although my friend I went in October 2009. Mustafa, the owner has been bugging me to post...so there Mustafa...for you my friend!!

These are one of the nicest people I have met. The accomodations at Elif Star Caves are great and there are modern washrooms. The staff are also helpful in arranging local sight seeing-ie....balloon rides. My friend and i purchased a turkish rug each...believe you me...we are two very PICKY shoppers. One of the gentemen who works at Elif Star took us to a place he knew and trusted. You can easily end up with something you didn't think you were getting...ie... a cheap rug. We ended up purchasing two silk rugs...yes...for a pretty penny...but a year later..as promised...I received a phone call that the rugs are ready. The rug store arranges delivery etc

One day I hope to go back to Elif Star Caves and see my friends...but in the meantime...I am telling all my friends who visit Turkey to spend a few days here!! Only good times to be had!

Reena.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2010

My girlfriend & I spent 2 nights in August at the Elif Star and were extremely pleased with what we experienced. Cappadoccia was high on our list when travelling throughout Turkey and I´d have to say that the Elif Star was the highlight of our accomodation experience during our travels. Mustafa, the owner of the facility was very helpful. After an exhausting 12 hour bus trip from Istanbul, we arrived at 7:00 am in Goreme. The Elif Star is a short 5 minute walk from the Otogar. Upon arriving at the hotel, we asked if we could leave our backpacks at the hotel until our room was available, which was not a problem. My girlfriend wanted to retrieve a clean shirt from her backpack only to find that all her belongings were wet. Obviously something had spilled on it during our bus trip. Mustafa was happy to offer to wash her wet clothes while we explored Goreme & waited for our room to be ready (which we were allowed to check into at 10:30. Check in time is officially 1:30).

Once we checked in, I couldn´t believe the quality of our room. This place is definately unique. Beds, linens, and amenities were all top quality. The room was spotless & spacious. The view from our balcony was awesome. After a great nights rest, we had an incredible breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt & coffee. Breakfast was included in the price of the room and there were several choices on the menu.

I would highly recommend the Elif Star for your accomodation choice in Goreme!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Elif Star Caves
Address: Uzundere Caddesi No 37 - Goreme (Nevsehir) | 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:
#4 Family Hotel in Goreme
#5 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
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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