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Hezen Cave Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Ortahisar
Certificate of Excellence
Newport Beach, California
1 review
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“Absolutely Perfect!”
Reviewed October 4, 2011

This hotel is absolutely spectacular. We arrived blinded as a travel agency had booked our entire trip and therefore had no expectations. When we arrived everything exceeded what we had hoped for. The decor of the hotel is wonderfully unique, yet warm and inviting. They have done an amazing job of joining a rustic cave experience with a comfortable, modern feel. Guests are able to experience the cultural nature of a cave without compromising cleanliness and peacefulness. It was perfect!
We were actually on our honeymoon and upon our arrival to our room we found a plate of fruit and a complimentary bottle of wine; so incredibly thoughtful. The breakfast buffet was the best we experienced during our entire stay in Turkey, we stayed at four other locations, and they even offer to cook you fresh eggs and take other special request. The owners and staff are friendly and extremely accommodating. I would not stay anywhere else if we were to return.
They are in the middle of expanding and plan on adding a pool along with more rooms and I would expect the price to increase once these additions are made. Book now, you will not regret it!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hezen, Owner at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
Thank you very much for your great review!
We are pleased that you've enjoyed your time in Cappadocia and appreciated your honeymoon stay at Hezen Cave.
We may indeed build a swimming pool in 2013, and may add 2-3 more rooms by then but even with these additional features our aim is to keep the price reasonable and provide best service & quality.
We wish you all happiness... and hope to see you again in the coming years!
Kind regards, Hakan Guzelgoz
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Am a travel agent just returning (with a group) from Turkey. After completing a European cruise we spent three days in Istanbul then flew for three days to Cappadocia. All travel arrangements were completed (and may I say perfectly!) by Rock Valley Travel in Urgup. Agency owner Atacan notified me several weeks prior to our departure that he was able to book us in to the new Hezen Cave Hotel in Ortahisar.

HEZEN CAVE HOTEL IS A VERY SPECIAL HOTEL, IN A VERY SPECIAL PLACE, AND IS OPERATED BY SOME VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE.

A VERY SPECIAL CAVE HOTELl: Our group occupied eight of the Hezen's ten cave rooms. And in fact, it was a real treat to view the differences in design between the various unique cave accommodations. Those interested in the specifics of each of the various cave rooms can visit the excellent hotel website at: www.hezenhotel.com. Bedding is very comfortable and bathrooms are all spacious. You are sure to enjoy the wonderfully thick white Turkish bath towels! Bottled water is complimentary throughout the hotel, and a small laundry is completely free of charge (two washers and two dryers, with soap supplied).

The Hezen features several outdoor patio areas with tables, colorful chairs and umbrellas. All look out over Ortahisar Castle (second largest "castle" in Cappadocia) and the surrounding rock homes below it. These outdoor areas are great spots from which to enjoy the spectacular morning breakfast buffet, or an afternoon beverage of your choice (with snacks) following your long day of touring. You will immediately notice the "quiet" of this area once you settle in to your comfortable chair.

The Hezen features several local red and white wines, as well as beer, sodas and mixed alcoholic drinks. All are available at very reasonable prices. The cheerful wait staff are always present and at your service. Light snacks are provided with the beverages.

Reception area and dining area are bright, colorful and cheery! Breakfast choices were many, varied, and of excellent quality including the sweetest watermelon that any of us had ever tasted. Also offered were egg dishes freshly made to order (including omelets). The order is taken and the egg dish is delivered to your table. Large glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice are brought to your indoor or outdoor table (we watched the juice being squeezed). Baskets of bread (just out of the oven) then arrive at the table. Add to the above the following items: cereals, fresh fruit (in our case, bananas and peaches and apples), freshly brewed coffee (great!), pastries, dried fruit (including apricots and raisins), sliced meats and cheeses, breads for toasting, four varieties of what seemed to be home made jams (try the cherry!), bottled water, and assorted teas.

The reception and indoor dining areas of the Hezen are bright (many windows) and colorful. The primary colors are in reds and white, with outdoor umbrellas also in red. During our three day stay colorful flowers were blooming all about the outdoor areas of the hotel.

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE (ORTAHISAR): Hezen Cave Hotel is located in the small village of Ortahisar. Ortahisar has hardly been touched by the flurry of tour buses that criss-cross Cappadocia. Be sure to visit the nearby village center that features an onyx factory and showroom, along with a few souvenir shops and an extremely interesting antique store. For the adventurous its worth the winding walk from the Hezen hotel up toward the "castle." Be sure to somehow mark the various narrow alleys that you are using, so that you don't get lost or confused coming back. You will wind up passing many old, deserted rock homes before winding up in the small center of the village. Well worth an early morning adventuresome journey!

VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE: Hotel manager Nil Tuncer directs an incredibly friendly group of employees. You will soon feel as though you are a part of their family. All employees obviously get along well with one another, and all enjoy putting smiles on their guests faces!
The hotel owners son (Hakan Guzelgoz) spent two days at the hotel during our stay. He was there to take the place of the night manager who was ill. Hakan worked right along side the rest of the employees and provided interesting insight in to the construction of the Hezen. Don't hesitate to email the Hezen with any questions. Nil speaks and writes perfect English, and answers almost immediately.

VERY DIFFICULT TIME: The only difficult time encountered at the Hezen Cave Hotel was on the morning of our departure. Thank you Nil, Hakan, and great staff for providing our group with such a memorable stay in beautiful Cappadocia! You are the best!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Hezen, Owner at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
Dear Richard,
Thank you very much for this detailed review and the pictures. I am sure it will be very useful for new guests that wants to come to Cappadocia.
We really appreciated your company and hope to see you very soon again in Cappadocia.
Kind regards,
Hakan Guzelgoz
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Gold Canyon, AZ
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Fourteen of us stayed here for several days, and what a delightful place to stay. The rooms are carved out of rock, and there is a nice view. The breakfast buffet was excellent, and the staff went out of their way making our stay pleasant. It is not for the handcapped, as there are quite a few steps getting to some of the rooms. I would go back in a New York minute.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Hezen, Owner at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
Dear William,
Thank you so much for writing this review about Hezen Cave. We very much appreciate it.
It was a great pleasure having you and your friends in Cappadocia. Richard has sent me some pictures - all good memories!
We hope to see you again among us.
Best regards,
Hakan Guzelgoz
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

When I arrived at this cave hotel I thought I had arrived in Paradise. Rarely seen something so cute and romantic where every single, but really every single detail is taken care of. The hotel has opened in may 2011 so everything is brand new. The decor is unique and soooo nice! The room was like being in a fairy tale. So cosy and so romantic. Same for the breakfast, all so nicely done. To move though you need a taxi as their location is not central but that's no problem at all.
Thanks to Hakan and sweet Nil for having made my stay unique and special. I can do nothing less than highly and warmly recommend this piece of heaven :-)

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Hezen, Owner at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
Dear Daniela,
Thank you so much for your great feedback. We were pleased to have you at Hezen Cave and hope to see you next year again.
P.S. Thank you for the Swiss chocolate you brought us - all staff loved it!
Kind Regards,
Hakan Guzelgoz
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

It all starts with Nil, one of the managers at Hezen Cave Hotel. She is such a fantastic, charismatic character, and sat down to help us plan our trip upon arrival. Speaking of which, we arrived at 4:30AM on our reservation day--normally, hotels would charged you for coming in so early, but our room was well prepared and we came in and slept until morning. And the breakfast? Tasty little apple cakes topped with powdered sugar made fresh in the kitchen, amongst an assortment of other delights! The staff is wonderful, the rooms are charming, and I'm recommending it to all my friends and family back at home. Go there, you wont be sorry!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hezen, Manager at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
Dear Amy,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! It was pleasure meeting to you and having you at Hezen Cave. Hope to seeing you in near future again.
Kind Regards, Nil.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

We spend a most wonderful week at Hezen Cave Hotel in Capadocia. It's situated in beautiful surroundings in the small village Ortahisar. Close to the attractions in the area but at the same time very calm and quiet.

The design of the hotel is extraordinary beautiful both indoor and outdoor and each room is furnished with a unique elegant touch combining old and modern items.

And then we haven'nt mentioned the service at the hotel, which made us feel at home from day one. We highly recommend the hotel for guests who want a stay in luxury, in a relaxed atmosphere and to a very reasonable prize.

Bente and Birger, Denmark

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Hezen, Owner at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2011
Dear Bente and Birger,
Thank you so much for your review! We were all pleased to having you at Hezen Cave and really hope to see you again next year with your family and friends from Denmark!
All best wishes,
Hakan Guzelgoz

P.S.: Best regards from my parents :)
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Everyone at Hezen is very professional and friendly. The view over Ortahisar is amazingly beautiful and gets magical at dawn. I believe it is a better option than staying is urgup or goreme as it is less touristic, but these towns still very easy to reach.
The decoration works very well... you get an impression of a certain urban sophistication but respecting the uniqueness of staying in rooms inside very old inhabited caves. The outdoor is a very pleasent place to take the very good breakfast, or to read a book, or just talk. One last word for the service: impecable in satisfying all requests very rapidly (rent-a-car, reschedule transfer, etc).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hezen, Owner at Hezen Cave Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2011
Thank you very much for your precious review. I believe it will be very useful for new guests that may not have heard about Ortahisar.
Ortahisar's location is indeed very central and still very calm & quiet. In fact Ortahisar in Turkish means the mid-castle, situated between Bashisar (meaning "first-castle" - old name of Urgup) and Uchisar (meaning the "last-castle").
We are pleased you've enjoyed your stay at Hezen Cave and hope to see you again in Cappadocia.
Kind regards, Hakan Guzelgoz
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Property: Hezen Cave Hotel
Address: Esentepe Mah. Tahir Bey Sok. No:87, Ortahisar 50400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Ortahisar
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Ortahisar
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hezen Cave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hezen Cave Hotel is an unique design boutique hotel located in Cappadocia, Turkey. This exceptional old house of cave bedrooms was fully renovated and refurbished to the highest standard and comfort.Located in a very central village in Cappadocia, our hotel has a magnificent view, overseeing the Ortahisar castle and old town. Hezen Cave hotel is ideal for guests willing to spent some charming moments in Cappadocia, resting in this quite location.HistoryOriginally Hezen was an old Orthodox Greek house with rooms build in the original rock of Cappadocia. We have kept the original structure of the cave rooms and re-decorated the interior with an unique style and colorful trait of character.Our cave hotel is designed by considering ideal contemporary comfort as well as the feeling of being at home. All rooms are in cave and each have a unique design and charm. ... more   less 
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