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Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Ranked #8 of 78 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2009

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.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

Its is a perfect spot to start many fascinating walks, tours and visits. Spend at least 3 days here, soak up the atmosphere and go and see some of the other attractions by car... we loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2009

Goreme and Cappadochia were amazing. But the Kelebek Hotel and Suites made it a magical stay.

Great service, lovely breakfast. Breathtaking views.

The help we got from Heritage Travel, the agency onsite at the hotel, made our whole of Turkey experience hassle free and fabulous.

You must do a balloon ride.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

An absolutely lovely hotel where we really felt at home. The rooms are beautiful (we had room 3 - not a cave, but still a really nice, comfortable room) and the breakfast was huge and by far the best we had on our 2-week trip. I loved the great little terrace overlooking the town... and the amusing kittens that hang out there. The only thing that stops me from giving it 5 stars for everything was the service - while the women there were lovely and helpful, a few of the male staff weren't exactly that friendly. Despite that, it was still the nicest place we stayed in during out holiday, and one we'll definitely be returning to.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

We stayed there for 5 nights. This is the most gorgeous hotel and the nicest staff I've ever met. Perfect location, perfect price, perfect breakfast. The panorama from the hotel terrace is breath-taking. The hotel offers also very good tours.
We heartily recommend to walk in Rose, Love and Zemi valleys where the wild paths winding amid fantastic nature formations will take you to Byzantine churches and enchanting small cafes :)

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

Goreme in general is amazing. There are quite a few "cave" hotels, a lot more than what's advertised in various travel sites. If you want to experience the cave hotel, the Kelebek probably will satisfy. The pick up service from the Kayseri airport is 10 Euro - it's in a comfortable Mercedes van. The ride back to the airport was in a less, luxurious, vehicle :)

Check-in is very informal - it's kind of cool. You sit on the veranda over-looking the amazing valley, sipping tea, and fill out a short form. One of the managers will come over to talk to you about the layout of the town and the various excursions. While many probably appreciate this, I would prefer to come to them if I need information. It's not a hard sell, but I just personally prefer to initiate transactions.

Location: It's about a 7 min walk uphill from Goreme town center. Don't use the path that the car use - there's a back road that takes you directly into the center. From the hotel, it's about a 40 min walk to the Goreme Open Air Museum.

Room: It's a cave room - 'nuff said! We have the junior suite - it feels smaller than the picture on the website. Don't expect too many toiletries - just a bar of soap and a packet of shampoo. But you get to tell your friends that you slept in a cave. We have room 9, which is nice. Another in the group had room 17, which has a huge balcony overlooking the pool area and the valley. But this room is also above the hotel's hamam and has a spa smell.

Food: Breakfast is actually a very nice spread of cheeses, olives, jams, breads, and yogurt. We didn't have any other meals at the hotel, but it's nice to have drinks on the terrace at night.

Overall a really nice experience. Ali from the hotel speaks perfect English so you won't have a communication issue if you need information about the town or various excursion. We had a private tour set up by the hotel and it was excellent. The guide, Levent, is very knowledgeable and we had a great time visiting the underground cities, the Ilhara Valley, Dervent Valley, and a caravanseray. It's actually a great value if you have 6 people.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

Cappadoccia/Goreme is amazing, everything you read about it is true, it is so magical when you enter this town, and so historical. The Kelebek Hotel and Pension is the best place to stay bar far. I speak Turkish and know Turkey very well, and by Turkish standards this place is amazing. I would say the best breakfast I've ever had in the world, such great variety of fresh and cooked food, the staff headed by Mehmet are so accommodating and organise all tours for you, and believe me the balloon ride, although expensive is the best thing to do, the morning sunrise and the views are great, and you get to go over the hotel and most cave sites. I fully recommend this hotel and would stay again. If you are thinking of booking do it now. The lounging are and views were spectacular, we made many friends in this area especially after a few cooling beers. Enjoy!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Aydinli Mah. Yavuz Sok. No 1, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
#2 Spa Hotel in Goreme
#2 Family Hotel in Goreme
Price Range: $73 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelebek Special Cave Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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