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“First rate unique hotel experience run by a wonderful family”
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Koza Cave Hotel
Ranked #8 of 75 Goreme B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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“First rate unique hotel experience run by a wonderful family”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

If the novelty of staying in a cave entices you then go do it! If you choose to do it in Cappadocia then you must do it at Koza Cave Hotel. Despite being a 'Cave' the property has every amenity you expect from a 'regular' hotel/B&B. Located just up hill from the center of town you're just minutes walk away from the bars and restaurants but just far enough to feel removed from the traffic and noise. Built into one of the fairy chimney's every wall, ceiling, floor, nook, etc of the rooms are cut from the white stone. The rooms are spacious and spread out giving the feeling of a very large suite. The wood and iron furniture is tasteful and fits well with the natural feel of the place. The proprietors are a lovely family who are more than happy to help you plan every activity the area offers or to jsut tell you stories about the area and how they built the hotel from an existing cave.

Percs: The hotel offers bottled water, saving you a trip down the hill. The best restaurant in town is just next door.

Be aware: Tall people duck. For structural reasons some doorways are shorter than normal. Sensitive or dry skin? The cave sucks all the moisture out of you and the sheets are a bit rough.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Pacifica, California
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

It's amazing. Rooms are fantastic, set up is perfect, breakfast is delicious, family is so wonderful and all your needs/wants are taken care of. The glowing reviews are accurate, it's hard to add more. Dervish and family work very hard to make sure that you have a great time. From being greeted with a smile upon our 12:30am arrival to leaving with gifted fresh peaches in hand, our experience was extraordinary. An example: one morning we were unable to join a tour that we wanted to, so Dervish immediately set up an alternate arrangement which ended up being even better than the tour could have been. Seriously, just book here.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Koza Cave Hotel is simply one of the most miraculous places to stay in all of Turkey. First, staying in a centuries-old cave in the Capadoccia region is simply marvelous, once in a lifetime experience. But the Koza Cave makes it so much more than that - all the perfect touches in our beautiful suite - including its own hamam! Incredibly clean and wonderfully decorated, every last touch was perfect. Finally, the staff at Koza make staying there like staying with a Turkish family. Dervish and his wife and two sons make extraordinary efforts to make you feel at home, and are just super warm and friendly people. But they also offer the single most outstanding attentive and perfect service of anywhere I've ever stayed. Hotels in this region are slightly more than other areas in Turkey - but this is the place to splurge for that amazing experience because it is an excellent value for your money. If you want to have the very best memories of your trip, stay at Koza Cave Hotel!

Room Tip: I saw several rooms here and they were all fantastic!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Barcelona
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

It's one of the best hotels I've stayed in, original and for a great price! It's great to live in a conditioned cave to experiment the sensation of people that inhabited Cappadocia a long time ago... but with all the conditions to make it really cozy: great service (they'll do whatever to please you), hygienic, up the hill with excellent views over Göreme... Spectacular, perfect. Congratulations to Dervish and family for making our experience in Cappadocia even better, they take care of everything: they manage the balloon experience for you (if you are interested: you must be!!) and whatever you want, they give correct advice to travelers about things to do, and they work with the best providers. Even they invite you to have some wine and cheese at night when you come back of your day and chat with you about your experience!! :-) And always keeping the distance and intimacy: the perfect balance in the perfect place. To complain about something... it's very difficult, but I'd suggest the owners to add signs in town indicating their hotel: we came by car and it was difficult to find, but that's not a problem if you have a transfer from the airport.

In short, we had 3 wonderful and unrepeatable nights in the best hotel in Cappadocia.

Room Tip: Ask for a better room when arriving: if they have it free, they'll give you delighted
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in the King Suite and really enjoyed our stay. Our room was a duplex layout set in a fairy chimney with a lounge area and large bathroom downstairs and a bedroom on the upper floor. As this is the highest room there were great views from all aspects of the bedroom. We also had access to a small private roof terrace where we took our breakfast each morning looking out over Cappadoccia and had drinks in the evening. One of the sons made us the best gin & tonic we have ever tasted ! The Turkish family renovated this hotel over a 5 year period so it really is a labour of love. The hotel opened less than 1 year ago and the family make guests very welcome and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. One morning we needed to make a very early departure for a balloon ride and the father knocked on our door at 4.30am to check we had not over slept. The hotel is located a short stroll down hill from the main town area of Goreme where many restaurants, cafes and bars can be found to meet all tastes and budgets. It is also possible to walk to the Goreme Open Air Museum, one of the main local sights. Despite being within such easy access to the town centre Koza Cave is located in a quite location. If we had to nominate the things we liked best and least we would say the helfulness and local knowledge of the owners is at a level one sometimes doesn't even find in 5 star hotels. It is truly difficult to think of anything bad to say about this hotel. The hotel is spread over several levels and up a slight hill so on a practical side older visitors might find accessability a little difficult. Overall a super hotel which we hope to return to and will certainly recommend to others.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Washington DC
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

The hotel was gorgeous, with incredible views, kind staff and, well... you are staying in an actual cave which is amazing. We were here for 2 nights and the hotel set us up with a hot air balloon ride and a great day tour to the underground city, both which, while touristy, were well done, organized and truly interesting.

And our room.... well it was beautiful and the bathroom was impressive (these details are important). We had a large soaking tub, a shower that was warm, good pressure and like sitting under a water fall as it is in the cave.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

5 days are the most you need to visit the region. You have to be suitably equiped for climbing. hiking and resist to a very high temperature during day time and to be aware that nights are cool.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Koza Cave Hotel
Address: Aydinli Mah. Cakmakli Sok. No:49, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Koza Cave Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Koza Cave Hotel was restored using reclaimed stone, iron and wood building materials. It offers rooms fitted with traditional Turkish rugs and furnishings. Several rooms have a living room with a fireplace. Some feature a jacuzzi and a private terrace. ... more   less 
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