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Dervish Cave House
Ranked #35 of 76 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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“Excellent stay at Dervish”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

We enjoyed our trip to Cappadocia, partly due to our stay at Dervish. Our room is comfortable for a party of 5. The bathroom has a heater to dry small items of clothing, which is convenient. The breakfast was good (prepared by Cemal) and Mr Dervish was very patient and helpful in arranging tours for us. He even drove us up a small hill to view the beautiful scenery during sunset. We loved our stay here.

FZ, Singapore
December 2010

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Santa Clara, California, United States
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

The reviews here at Tripadvisor were spot-on! Cemal and his staff were really helpful before we arrived and through our stay. They were flexible on our dates (we initially said we wanted to stay 3 nights, but they let us change to 2 and refunded the extra day), and set us up with a rental car at Nevşehir Airport.

Our room was warm and cozy, and everything worked well. Breakfast each morning was fresh and delicious, especially the olives, fruit, and vegetables. The French Toast was delicious as everyone described! The balloon ride Cemal set up for us was absolutely phenomenal, and even though it was pricy, it was well worth it.

Göreme can be pretty touristy, but the staff at Devish Cave House gave us a map and let us do our own thing -- they didn't try to push organized tours on us, which we appreciated. We had a phenomenal time driving around Cappadocia and exploring the caves and sights at our own pace.

We'd definitely recommend Dervish Cave House to others!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

We wanted to stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia and decided to try Dervish Cave. We've left with the best impressions of a Turkish hotel to date.

The cave room was spacious, tastefully decorated in Ottoman style, clean with daily housekeeping, all essentials were there. It was chilly at nights, so the room had hot water radiators (we asked them to switch them on). The bed was very comfortable with a choice of pillows. We even had a small jacuzzi in the room. Breakfast spread was extensive served either inside or, on warm days outside in the rose garden overlooking Goreme and uplooking at Uchisar.

The staff (we mostly had contact with Camal) was very helpful. Before we came I was concerned because one poster on TripAdvisor mentioned that the staff was very pushy about selling tours or hot air baloon rides. After spending 3 nights there we have to disagree. They were all very courteous: after a general overview of the area with the map, Camal gave us only the information we were interested in and even advised against a tour that he felt would not be worth cramming into short time that we had there.

Considering that their room price is the same as other hotels nearby, and the quality of the room, staff, and hotel grounds is so nice, it's a steal!

Tip: call them to book directly.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jersey
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

We were delighted with our choice of hotel for our 2-night stay for our family of four with two teenage boys. Dervish Cave Hotel is charming and clean and excellent value for money. The views over Goreme are wonderful, and it's a 5 minute walk downhill into the center of Goreme. But the hill is manageable, and although you have to walk back up, the views are terrific. Cemal was very helpful in arranging all aspects of our touring, including hot air balloon rides and an ATV tour. We highly recommend both! They are amazing. We had limited time, so chose to do private tours. We contracted a car to drive us around for two days, at a very reasonable rate. Cemal was our driver, and although he is not a tour guide, he knew where to go and gave excellent advice. The team at Dervish Cave Hotel are all very friendly and ready to help with all aspects of visiting the Cappadocia area. Dervish Cave House is not 5* luxury, but it is clean,comfortable and warm and the staff are wonderful.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Family Room, No. 3. Very spacious with double bed and two singles.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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cemalim, Manager at Dervish Cave House, responded to this review, November 5, 2011
Hi
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was pleasure for me to help you and to make a trip with your lovely family. Please say helloo to ATV lovers :)
Kind Regards
Cemal
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

In the four nights we stayed in the Dervish Cave House, we were impressed time and time again by the generosity and hospitality of Cemal and his wonderful staff. Traveling with a 15 month old toddler, obtaining a baby cot was no problem. Everyone at Dervish was openly warm towards us but especially towards our child.

The close proximity of the hotel to the city center was a great convenience (5 min walk). Free secure Wi-fi provided by the hotel was a plus. Cemal was extremely helpful in pointing us in the right direction for cappadocian sight seeing. As we had a hire car, he would help plan driving routes for our day trips. We had a slight accident with the car and managed to drive on a freshly laid road. As a result, our hire car was covered with wet tar. Cemal directed us to the nearest car cleaning service. He spoke directly to the cleaning company on our behalf to explain the situation. For my partner's 40th birthday, Cemal not only helped organise a hot air balloon ride, but also a cake too!

On our last day, Cemal helped book a shuttle bus to pick us up at 4:30am because we had an early flight. Due to some confusion with daylight savings, we had not adjusted our watches and woke up earlier than we were supposed to. Thinking that our shuttle was late, we rang Cemal up at the wee hours of the morning when any respectable person would still be in bed. He rang the shuttle company and called us back immediately. No complaints at being woken up so early even though the error was ours. His professionalism really left an impression. If you are looking for someone who would go the extra mile for you, then look no further than Cemal and the Dervish Cave House.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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cemalim, Manager at Dervish Cave House, responded to this review, November 4, 2011
Hi
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was pleasure for me to help you.

Kind Regards
Cemal
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

We were very happy with our three night stay in Dervish Cave House!! The rooms are simply beautiful, gorgeously furnished and well kept. Very romantic! They have a lovely garden, filled with roses, where my 17 month old son loved running around with the hotel kitties, and a beautiful view over the town. The bed was the most comfortable one we found in Turkey - we slept wonderfully here!

Everyone here was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious. It was conveniently close to the center of Goreme and had parking for our rental car. The staff was wonderful in helping us plan our daily activities, but was not pushy about it at all. The price was a wonderful value, and I would highly recommend it! Overall a marvelous experience!!

The one thing I would point out, for those who might be mobility impaired, many of the rooms are only accessible via somewhat poorly lit stone stairs. It didn't bother us at all, but if that's a concern for you, you might want to request a ground floor room.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

Our stay at Dervish Cave House was delightful. The hotel is very well located and hospitable. We stayed in Room no. 8 and I strongly recommend it to all couples that want a romantic atmosphere and want to feel as if they are in their honeymoon. The room is located inside a fairy chimney and it's absolutely divine. The window view is spectacular, the room is very clean, very nice decorated, very cosy and relaxing. It was also a nice surprise to find two cups of tea as a welcoming drink - it really makes you feel as if you are at a friend's home and not in a hotel room. Also, in the bathroom you can find slippers, like in 4 star hotels. We really enjoyed starting our days with the great breakfast on the terrace that offered us an amazing view of Goreme and its fairy landscape. I liked that that the breakfast offer was diversified, so we had plenty of food to choose from (four types of cereals). Most important of all, Cemal, the manager, is very welcoming and helpful. He helped us a lot to plan our trips in the region, he booked good tours for us and gave us a lot of information about what we could do and visit. He is also a balloon pilot, so he can arrange great balloon trips at good prices. He and all the staff are very friendly, thus they know how to make you feel at home. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Dervish Cave House offers enchanting and elegant accommodation in restored 8 old Cappadocian house. ... more   less 
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