This is luxurious home in a fairytale location.
I arrived in the afternoon and was invited to take tea on the balcony, overlooking the valley. It took me a half an hour to comprehend the landscape I was staring at - it was so unlike anything I had seen before and I've traveled a fair bit.
The home is carved into the side of the cliff, as are all the others in the neighborhood. The 'neighborhood' is a natural wonder and worth visiting if you had to sleep under a bus. But this house is beautifully appointed and is such a rare treat.
The innkeeper is a masterful chef and an astonishing photographer - not to mention a true hostess.
This isn't a just a nice place to stay while you enjoy the local history, geology and balloon rides, this is an experience unto itself. A memory of a lifetime.
I was so thrilled that when my father and sister said they might want to go, I insisted and re-lived the excitement all over again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sefa house is cave living at its finest. Our suites are elegant and distinctive, tastefully combining Ottoman ambiance with every modern comfort. Located above a tranquil valley in the historical village of Ortahisar, Sefa house offers you a peaceful setting to experience exceptional hospitality, epicurean dining, and intimate evenings on one of our many private terraces. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sefa House Cappadocia, Turkey - Ortahisar