In common with other reviewers we were unsure which village to stay in for our 10 day break in Cappadocia. We chose with the help of tablet.com. Uchisar is a great base for staying in the area - particularly if you choose to hire a car. It is 4km walk or 6km drive from the more commercial, backpackery Goreme and a stunning, quiet location. There were plenty of nice restaurants and the beautiful original village to explore.
Taskonaklar has an amazing location overlooking Pigeon Valley - unbeatable. On arrival the receptionist expressed surprise that we were planning to stay so long, as most people it seems stay only a few days. He showed no enthusiasm or knowledge of the area. I would say that the 10 days flew by and we had plenty to do and see. After we had stayed for a week, we lost patience with the poor service after the chairs in our room and the table from our outside area were removed to create a bar area for a tour group while we were out. We asked to see the manager who said he would investigate and come back to us. He never did, but the furniture was replaced after another day.
When staying in a hotel for an extended stay it is important to get a good night's sleep - not a problem at all here, and also to feel welcome. It was this that was more of a problem. The service was inconsistent and depended on how many other guests were in the hotel. Sometimes we were offered tea and cake in the afternoon, sometimes we weren't. Sometimes we got toiletries replenished in the room, sometimes we had to ask. We gave up asking for recommendations and help with booking tables after the first few days and used tripadvisor instead. I appreciate consistency and knowing what to expect as a part of feeling welcome. This was lacking.
The room was beautiful. We stayed in room 109 and had a beautiful indoor and outdoor space. We were there in mid September and were lucky enough to have evenings warm enough to sit outside.
I think Taskonaklar could be an amazing hotel. It sounds from other reviews that it is dependent on who you encounter. I can't recommend it based on our experience, but will eagerly read future reviews to see other people's experiences.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taskonaklar was built in respect with the nature and history. Every stone, every arch, every old chimney was preserved while Taskonaklar was brought to life. That’s why not one room is similar to another and each room has its own character, where simplicity is blended with comfort.You start your day with an amazing home-made open buffet breakfast with home-made jams, freshly baked pastries and cakes, various cheeses and much more. Within five minutes of walk from Taskonaklar lies a valley that will take you to another world. You are now actually a part of the amazing scenery you were watching from the terrace of your room; the Pigeon Valley... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taskonaklar Cappadocia, Turkey - Uchisar