We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Did not want to leave!”
Review of Fairy Chimney Inn

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Fairy Chimney Inn
Ranked #55 of 75 Goreme B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 18, 2012

My son and I recently stayed here during a trip around Turkey. I fell in love with Cappadochia and this hotel was part of the reason. Andis and his family were warm, fun, interesting and helpful. Of course, staying in an actual cave hotel is part of the allure, but because this hotel was so well run it made it a better experience. The room was comfortable. The breakfast was very good with a lot of variety. The views were awesome! There is a very comfortable patio area to meet and eat with other guests that over looks the fairy chimneys. There is another patio area that gives a great view of sunset. The torture of the stay was that they made their own bread and the fantastic smell just made you hungry. I suggest making sure you have a way to set a phone alarm as there are no clocks in the room, but they will wake you you up if you ask them to. I would highly recommend this hotel for those who want an experience, not just a trip. I also suggest getting up early at least once and watch the sky fill with hot air balloons! You wont regret it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lisa E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (125)
There are newer reviews for Fairy Chimney Inn
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

55 - 61 of 125 reviews

Reviewed May 8, 2012

An EXCELLENT choice if you are after a boutique, interesting, character filled room/cave in Goreme. The views over the valley and town are exceptional. Bit of a walk (10min) up the hill to get there but well worth it for the view and the peace and quiet.

The service was informative and excellent, without being over the top or intrusive. Provided all solutions without a fuss.

Not for you if you are after new 5 star luxury, fittings and opulence. An absolute must if you want a genuine experience of Goreme. Quirky, ingenious, rustic, fascinating.

Twenty five years travel, probably my favorite room ever.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Roger B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

Room Tip: Get a pick up from the city center - its all uphill and a little bit "far out" in the smal...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank mithuraaj d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Anoki01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank detroit_wing
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank BristolEckers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SurfriderVentura
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Goreme hotels
0.4 mi away
Goreme Valley Cave House
0.4 mi away
Falcon Cave Suites
Falcon Cave Suites
#54 of 75 in Goreme
61 reviews
0.3 mi away
Walnut House
Walnut House
#19 of 75 in Goreme
218 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Sakura Cave Hotel
Sakura Cave Hotel
#25 of 75 in Goreme
87 reviews
0.3 mi away
Elysee Cave House
Elysee Cave House
#2 of 75 in Goreme
468 reviews
0.2 mi away
Kayatas Hotel
Kayatas Hotel
#49 of 75 in Goreme
115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fairy Chimney Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 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 #55 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Goreme
Price Range: $33 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Agoda and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Fairy Chimney Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fairy Chimney Hotel Goreme
Fairy Chimney Inn Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing