Almost everything is great. I particularly like the quiet surroundings here. Very pleasant and relaxing. The breakfast spread was excellent. It was the best throughout our time in Turkey. Pair it up with the view of Goreme sunrise (+ all the floating balloons) from the terrace and voila, simply amazing. Staff was friendly. Luggage storage is available if you're checking out early and spending the day there before catching the night bus. You may even shower FOC before you leave that same evening. Free Wi-Fi is available and it worked pretty well for us (perhaps because our room is near the main lobby). En suite bathroom is quite small but it's ok. Pool area was closed when we were there cause temperature's too cold. But it is located at the rooftop terrace as well. Would be nice for a dip in the summertime. The town centre is within walking distance and there are plenty of food/amenities around.
COULD BE BETTER
Yes, it is a cave room. However I think the room conditions could be kept better and cleaner. No room service (so we do our own cleaning). The hot water in the shower takes some time to heat up. All in all, nothing serious.
When I first saw the exterior of the place upon arrival, I really thought this was a wrong choice. But I have to admit now that I made the mistake to judge the book by its cover too quickly. Beyond its rundown outlook, this place is actually a hidden gem.
Cappadocia is a natural beauty and Shoe String is the icing on the cake. It made our stay more authentic and memorable. For the price we paid, it is definitely value for money and I would gladly return here in the future. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ShoeString Cave House is in Göreme, at the very heart of the Cappadocia region. With great care for the environment and for the natural beauty of the rocks, five ancient cave houses have been restored and converted into accommodation where both Turkish and foreign visitors are made welcome. ShoeString Cave House has 23 bedrooms, an open air swimming pool and indoor and outdoor sitting and eating areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shoe String Cave Pension Hotel Goreme
- Shoe String Cave House Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey