I thought that the reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere were too good to be true, but actually they were reinforced by our three night stay. Although it was a bit tough getting our luggage up the steep stairs from the street, and then (for one couple in our party) to the terrace room higher up, the views made up for it. We had a large cave room on the same level as the dining terrace and reception, with only tiny windows next to the door. A seating area has been created from the former wine press area, nicely decorated with Turkish rugs and cushions, a cosy place for a drink or reading a book, and just big enough for four.
Our friends' terrace room had views both sides, and access to a rooftop terrace from which the views were even more wide-ranging (great for when 60-80 hot air balloons fly over low at 6.30am!).
Breakfasts were very good, lots of cold choices including fruit and yoghurt, and freshly cooked omelettes or scrambled eggs, hot tea and coffee and juices. There are kettles and tea/coffee in the rooms, and the owners invited us to take glasses or cups from the kitchen behind reception for drinks we had brought in (the hotel does not have a bar or sell alcohol, but they kindly allowed us to keep our bottle of white wine in the fridge).
The rooms are comfortable, although it took a long long time for hot water to run through to the semi-circular whirlpool baths/shower over - but when it did, it was lovely and hot. Toiletries and towels are provided, and the beds are comfortable. There is little hanging storage though, but plenty of space (unless you occupy all three-four beds) to keep clothes.
The hotel only has 5-6 rooms, and is a family home. The two brothers who run the hotel, and their families, are very helpful. Mustafa arranged car hire for us locally the morning we asked for it, and drew up an itinerary for each of the two days we travelled around, which we really enjoyed. He could have arranged for him to give us a private tour, and his brother is a hot air balloon pilot, so we could have booked a balloon ride too - though decided not to; we preferred to watch them sail over each morning.
Cappadocia is an amazing area, Goreme is at its heart and this hotel is a relaxing and comfortable place from which to make the most of it. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Canyon View Hotel finished construction in 2003. It was formed out of the remains of traditional housing dating from Byzantine times. The hotel boasts one of the best vantage points in all of Goreme. You get the entire view of the Cappadocian region which was used by the early Christians as a settlement in the 9th century.Our cave hotel has 9 rooms, a kitchen and a restaurant which serves traditional Turkish foods to tempt your tastebuds. All the rooms are equipped with private shower and toilet facilities and some have a jakuzi. The rock formations and churches are within a ten minute walking distance from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Canyon View
- Canyon View Hotel Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey