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“Mustafa made is s home away from home”
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Arch Palace Hotel
Ranked #33 of 69 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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1 review
“Mustafa made is s home away from home”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great little place - clean and comfortable!

I can not speak highly enough of Mustafa's hospitality. Out flight from Istanbul was cancelled and we were luncki enough to get onto another flight landing in a different city (about 100km) away from Goreme. When we rang the hotel, Mustafa already knew of our flight changes and had organised for a driver to pick us up at the new airport. Sure enough when we we landed at 1am the driver was therewith a sign waiting for us. During our stay Mustafa arragned for all our tours, made out dinner reservations and booked our bus tickets at no extra cost.

Thank you Mustafa, you've made our stay in Goreme very memorable.

Julian & Lani

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saint George
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was a great place to stay. Mustafa was wonderful - helped us with excursion reservations, places to see and places to eat. Our room had a wonderful view of the town, the beds were comfortable, and we had a separate little sitting room. Breakfast was provided and was good. Everyone we encountered there was very gracious.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Everything was great and I reiterate the positive points made below. A lovely place in a great location with a wonderful roof terrace and very friendly staff. Mustafa made our stay and nothing was too much trouble for him, from the moment he picked us up from the station to dropping us off for our return journey. It was so nice to have the hassle taking away from our trip. This included arranging a balloon flight and day tour, as well as scooter rental and top recommendations on local places - he even booked us a meal at a delightful local restaurant.

You'd be silly not to...

Room Tip: Simply upstairs.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed in Arch for 3 nights this Oct. The hotel has a nice terrance view of Goreme and fairy cheminies. The rooms are clean, but do not expect luxury of a cave hotel. The host Mustafa and his staff are the essence of the hotel. Mustafa is very friendly and knowledgable. He is willing to help every visitor. We chose the balloon company and travel agent by his recommendation and the experiences made our trip more wonderful than we expected. Thank you Mustafa for your generosity. And thank you for taking care of me when I broke my leg in Goreme! Hope I can come back again~

Room Tip: Maybe choose a room on upper floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

spent three nights at this place. had a wonderful time. it's not a fancy place. it's not a cave hotel. it's a b&b type of place. it's perfect for a few nights for sightseeing in the area.

the good:
- close to goreme town center and the open air museum.
- mustafa the owner speaks good english if it's important to you
- mustafa replys to your emails
- mustafa is very knowledgeable about the area, all tours, hiking trails, airport shuttles, etc.
- a short walk to the hill top to watch the sunrise, the whole valley slowly sprayed by sunshine, and the early morning hot air balloon crowaded sky
- a terrace looking over the valley - a nice spot to have breakfast or a drink (or many drinks) after a day of tour or hike
- listening to the quran singing through the loud speaker while sitting at the terrace is a magical moment

the bad:
- not much to list
- listening to the quran singing through the loud speaker in the wee hours in the morning is torturous. but for once in my whole lifetime i took it as a positive experience.
- not having a restaruant other than a place serving breakfast

Room Tip: we stayed in room 202. it's triple room with a queen bed and a dorm bed. bathroom is a bit small...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Munich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We spent 6 nights at the Arch Palace on the advice of our next door neighbours who had been earlier this year. There may be more luxurious hotels in Göreme, there may be cheaper hotels in Göreme, there may even be places offering as good service, but none of them have Mustafa! He is the heart and soul of this place, and nothing is too much trouble. If you let him know what you want to do, he will take care of everything for you, and will not charge you more for the service. The rooftop setting is terrific for breakfast or to enjoy a glass of your favourite refreshment in the evening. The rooms are comfortable and clean, if not luxurious, and well worth the money. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip, and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to sample the region.

Room Tip: We stayed on the upper floor which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Arch Palace hotel for 4 nights with 3 others in September. Our whole fantastic stay in Goreme was based around this delightful hotel and the marvellous help we received from Mustafa and Abdulla. Recommendations were made, but not forced on us, and each one we followed absolutely delivered. Our three full days were action packed from ballooning ( a must) to exploring caves to delicious meals I feel we would not have been able to do it all without Mustafa's help.

Room Tip: Worth spending the extra to be upstairs with a view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Arch Palace Hotel
Address: Gaferli Mah. No:14, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Goreme
#19 Family Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arch Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arch Palace Hotel is set in the middle of breathtaking surroundings with spectacular panoramic views of Goreme, ideally situated only 300m from the centre of Goreme. All the rooms at Arch Palace Hotel have central heating, air conditioning and private bathrooms. In total there are 11 rooms for a maximum of 30 guests. Arch Palace Hotel is a family run hotel where you will be made to feel at home by the owner Mustafa and his wife. From the spacious rooftop terrace you can enjoy the amazing surroundings and beautiful sunsets, or just relax on the cushions of the Turkish style sitting corner. The name of Arch Palace Hotel comes from the traditional room-type that has been built in Anatolia for centuries. A building with an arched ceiling keeps the room cool during the hot months of summer and retains the warmth during cold winters. This building tradition is still used today as can be seen at Arch Palace Hotel. ... more   less 
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Arch Palace Goreme
Hotel Arch Palace
Arch Palace Hotel Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

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