Our party of four retired women stayed in rooms 101 and 109. Extra beds were added for us to make the room "twins".
We loved our stay in this awesome setting among the caves. There is a garden with comfortable chairs and even a hammock. The parking is free but not really ample, and I could see that during high season, it could be a problem. Breakfast was wonderful as is the Turkish custom, and our breakfast terrace was a smaller one in the back but, had all the lovely views as the terrace in front.
We took advantage of the hamam services and as it was my first experience of a Turkish Bath, I cannot compare it to others, however, it was the best spa experience I have ever had and would do it again if ever I have the chance!
We also hired a private guide through the hotel, Selim Ayas, and we recommend him highly! Selim took us to the most important sights and also to his home to meet his wife, Elmas, a brother and Selim's two small sons. Elmas served us tea and a special honey-like dish called "pekmez" and also a foamy dish made from the pekmez. Pekmez is boiled down grape juice prepared much the same way as maple syrup is prepared in America. It was delicious with the fresh bread and tea served graciously by Elmas. We toured their gardens and learned much about the culture of Antolia from Selim. The entire time spent with Selim was special to all of us.
We also took the 1 hour balloon ride arranged through Kelebek. Fabulous! Just do it!
As far as the Kelebek's location, it was perfect with terraces overlooking the charmed village of Goreme, but....we were a party of 4 retired women and while we are not disabled, our legs tired of the many steps required to just get to the restaurant or other rooms. This is a cave hotel after all and one can expect it to be high and hilly..it is, so be warned, there are lots of steps involved.
Having said this, I can recommend this hotel but not without qualms. It is situated in a perfect location and does provide great services to the tourist. The only thing I would add is that the food was not the food one would expect from a hotel of this quality and the staff should address this critique of our dining experience. Yes, we could have gone down to the village each night, but the walk is filled with uneven steps and a tiring walk back up the hill so, we opted for hotel dining the 2 nights we were there and were disappointed each night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ever dreamed of staying in a cave-hotel with all mod cons? Well, now's your chance to make those dreams come true with a stay in the gorgeous Kelebek Hotel and Pension.Spacious cave bedrooms with hand-carved furnishings and locally-made fabrics, marble-walled bathrooms and a lovely flower-filled garden with fairy chimneys behind. The new cave Turkish bath and swimming pool are also available to guests! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kelebek Hotel Goreme
- Kelebek Special Cave Hotel Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey