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“Amazing room, nice hospitality, great view”
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Dervish Cave House
Ranked #35 of 76 Hotels in Goreme
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Amazing room, nice hospitality, great view”
Reviewed April 18, 2011

Me and my husband stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was great. The room was a beautiful cave room and very authentic. The view was great, it was clean, centrally located, and the owners were very hospitable. One even drove us to Rose Valley (in his own car, just because he wanted to!) when we said we were interested in hiking. They booked bus tickets for us, daily tours, and made great restaurant recommendations. Only minor thing was the weather. It was cold in Cappadocia in April and since the "windows" have little openings (to allow circulation in the cave room) it got a bit cold at night, even with the heat on. But this isn't a worry if you're staying there in the summer. Overall a great hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adana, Turkey
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

My family had a great time on this small hotel, the people at the hotel were great and helpful, breakfast was good and the location is fantastic a 5 minute walk from the center of Goreme. The rooms were spacious and clean.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

Our Stay at Darvesh cave hoyse was extremely warm and welcoming. we were greated with drings and snacks. MR. Cemal and mr. levent were very kind and helpful and accomodating in everything. They helped us with our food, siteseeing, price, toom service and comfort, and delicious breakfast and their friendly nature

We were 2 couples, had our most memorable stay as compared to all our countries we have visited in the past.

I definitely recommend all who want to visit turkey must visit cappadokya for adventure and relaxation. and stay and DARVESH CAVE HOUSE.

Good luck and good wishes

GAGAN AND RUBY
SAMIT AND CANNIFER

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed January 22, 2011

Should've written this a while back --- I stayed here for three nights (60 euro a night) in October with a friend and had a truly fantastic time. As soon as we got there, Dervish offered to give us the choice between two rooms: We could stay in the one we had booked, or we could move to another that was higher up and brighter and officially more expensive (#8, I think) at no additional price. Like any New Yorker, I immediately assumed this was a scam. Luckily, my friend talked a little sense into me. We took the better room and loved it -- comfy and cave-like in the best sense, with nice perks (satellite TV, a tea pot, and a shower better than the one I have at home). After staying there a couple days, I realized that not only is Dervish definitely not the kind of guy to rip you off, he's the kind who offers you a lift to the open air museum, gives great restaurant recommendations (a place called Nostalgia, I think, just up the hill), and is happy to arrange the day trips and balloon ride you were too lazy to book until the night before. And the cave house really is a special place. There's a gorgeous little rose garden, a cozy kitchen, and free WiFi (perfect for Skype), all right up the hill from the center of Goreme. Not a deluxe hotel by any means, but rustic and clean and charming for a great price.

A few other tips: The hot air balloon really was incredible. Don't miss Selime Monastery. Don't bother with the day trip that includes the open air museum -- it's only a few minutes away, and you can do it by yourself. (Go early or late to avoid massive crowds.) Ask Dervish how to walk over the lookout ridge to Love Valley; we stumbled over one afternoon and it was a highlight of our trip. If you take the public bus to Uchisar (a 10 min ride), make sure the driver knows to let you off there. We ended up doing an accidental roundtrip to Nevsehir, although the guy didn't charge us because we looked so hapless.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 21, 2011

The advice offered by Cemal re getting around Cappadocia without a car and ballooning (going with a professionally trained pilot in a not too large basket) was fantastic. Breakfast was one of the best we had in Turkey and the room lovely. It was winter and we found the room a bit too warm for comfort with a big doona at night - but the mattresses were comfortable and it was lovely to be warm in the room during the day. These guys went out of their way to be kind and helpful and even insisted on driving us with our suitcases to the bus stop in the evening of our departure - only 500 metres down the road! And they had a laptop available in the reception area for the kids to use anytime they liked, untimed and uncharged. Just the sort of place to stay when you're away from home.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2011

Cute and quaint boutique cave hotel in Georeme, Cappadocia. The place only has 8 rooms so it's nice and quiet. The service is amazing. We booked all our tours and my shuttle service to the airport through the hotel.

The bathroom was probably my favorite part. It was big and spacious and had a jacuzzi inside.

The breakfast is a simple buffet of bread, olives, cheeses, muesli, and Turkish yogurt and you can order eggs or french toast made to order. And of course hot Turkish tea or coffee.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 8, 2011

We had a great experience at the Cavehouse. The two owners are very helpful and hospitable. The cave room was everything we hoped for - clean, unique and authentic. Gave us a GREAT dinner recommendation at a nearby family restaurant. Best meal we had in two weeks in Turkey.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dervish Cave House
Address: Gafeli mah no :6, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Goreme
#26 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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