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Fairy Chimney Inn
Ranked #62 of 78 Goreme B&B and Inns
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“warm cave, cold people!”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Fairy Chimney Inn has excellent rooms - actual cave rooms beautifully designed in a way that's a lesson in the aesthetic use of space, wonderful heating in the rooms, clean bathrooms, electric kettle and a basket of different tea-bags/coffee-making things. The rooms have a very authentic homespun flavour with local touches in furnishings, furniture, even the odd cooking utensil on display in the room, everything just right - the only place where I wished I could stay in the hotel longer than I could visit outside and trust me, the outsides of Cappadocia are non-pareil! However "Hasan", the room we had booked, had one or two negative points. Firstly, everything in the room was visible from outside the window even with curtains on both during the day and in the evenings when the lights were on. This was because the window of the room opened to the main entrance to the hotel. Secondly, room walls were so thin that we could easily hear voices from outside especially from within the kitchen, which is just off the room. Thirdly, though Gulcan was kind enough to get breakfast ready for us at 7.15 so we could catch an early plane, the people who gave us the wrapped sandwiches looked really upset that we sat down to eat these sandwiches in the breakfast area - even though we'd told Guljan the previous night that we'd want some tea in the morning before we left at about 7.45! The semi-hurt demeanour didn't lift all morning, which was a bit of a downer because the previous day they'd all been warm and enthusiastic when we came in the morning to leave our bags in the office (we didn't want to check in because it was 8 am and we were more interested in seeing Goreme and anyway they weren't able to find the room key and so on). After so many hotels all over the world, starred and unstarred, one learns to distinguish between genuine kindness and superficial show to guests who are yet to pay the bill. Perhaps Fairy Chimney Inn doesn't really care about visitors, or we don't understand Turkish body language, or the temperature changed suddenly, or we were the colour to be treated with respect or whatever, but this coldness was very puzzling and off-putting - not really how I'd treat someone if I wanted to run a decent establishment.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Staying at Fairy Chimney Inn was an unforgettable experience for us. Gulçan so warm and hospitable, picking us up from where the bus dropped us off in the next town late at night. The Aladdin cave room was perfect, very rustic and cosy. The bathroom had a spectacular view of the fairy chimneys. We enjoyed going for walks up the hill and around the streets. We also had plenty of info and advice from Gulçan about tours and the area, which we really appreciated. The breakfasts were wonderful: plate of cheese and some vegetables with sausage and halva served with fresh coffee, juice and warm bread. We would love to come back and stay again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Staying here was a highlite of my trip. The views, the funky room, the excellent breakfast were all so wonderful. The family feel and information they would share was extremely helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Bristol
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

The Fairy Chimney Inn was fantastic. It is 1/2 way up a steep hill if you have any kind of physical restrictions and the rooms can be challenging to get to as they are literally built into the surrounds - no pre-planned straight paths - so if you have physical limitations that making steps and steep hills a problem, you should contact the owners.

Would recommend without hesitation. Definately book in for a home cooked meal too!

Just beware though.... you MUST pre-book a shuttle with the CHimney Inn to get from the airport!!! Taxi's are an expensive (quite rightly as the hotel is 30 mins or more from the airport...) emergency option to get you there!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Very helpful staff , great location, very comfortable and unique rooms. Goerme and surroundings are positivily magic and will be in my dreams for many moons!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

The Fairy Chimney Inn affords you an opportunity to stay in a real cave dwelling. After hiking and exploring Cappadocia, you will appreciate your very own cave which is clean, neat and simple and of course has wireless internet.

While staying at the Inn be sure to ask Unal and the other staff for their advice on local tour companies and help in booking. My companions and I appreciated that we were asked if we wanted the cheapest option, or if we were interested in the companies that had provided good experiences for previous guests. Whenever we returned from an excursion the staff always asked about our experience, as they wanted to be sure that future guests were steered in the right direction.

I cannot say enough nice things about the staff, and hope you will choose the Fairy Chimney Inn if you are up for a quality experience that allows you to say to your family and friends "I slept in a cave".

  • Stayed November 2011
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Vienna
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

The time we spent at fairy chimney inn was magically relaxing. If you need time to recuperate and relax I can only recommend it. It is set up on the hills in Goreme, a 5 min walk from the central bus station. It is a very private and comfortable place to stay with a breathtaking view. In case you want spend the evening at the inn there is the possibility to have dinner with the owners, the food was excellent and worth the 14€ that we paid.

I can only recommend this place and I wish I were there right now ;)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Fairy Chimney Inn

Property: Fairy Chimney Inn
Address: Guvercinlik sokak 3/7 | Aydinli Mahallesi, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carefully restored cave-cone complex from Byzantine times with best views to the unique Cappadocian landscape. Authentic and almost private atmosphere, bordering on the bohemian. International management. World wide first and only cave-haman, WLan and all kind of service & advice. Free tea and sympathy. ... more   less 
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