We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Favorite”
Review of Hotel Cave Konak

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Hotel Cave Konak
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2012

This was our favorite hotel on a 2+ week long trip to Turkey. Our stay was the high point of the trip. We were in the Byzantine Suite, one of the cave rooms, like a luxury version of the rooms in the underground cities. Both owners were friendly. Colleen was extremely helpful from start to finish of our 3 night stay. I wish we had planned for 4 nights there. We had a rented car, so Colleen showed us a good driving itinerary and also was available for restaurant recommendations and the like. Breakfast was very good. The entire hotel is very charming and the owners have a good eye for continuing to improve. The location is right off the town center in Urgup and so is convenient to several restaurants, shops, and so forth. It is only about a fifteen minute drive to main sites in Cappadocia, a bit farther to the underground cities. (They do steer you to Sultan balloons and get a relatively good price from them, but the owner told me that they will make arrangements with another company if you like. While I was happy with Sultan, I did notice some other companies really got better views right in some of the key valleys than we did. Maybe it was all just a matter of luck and I only saw one day of ballooning so I don't have much to go on, but on the day we went, 'Voyager' balloons was one of the companies that got right into the best stuff.)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank travelerBobDc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2012

Hi there, and many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the Byzantine Cave Room – a unique experience in Cappadocia, like staying in an underground city with skylights. The Hittite Suite is a similar underground room for 2 or 3 people. To choose your own room, you need to book through our cavekonak website.

You mentioned our great location just off the town center – so easy for evenings and hopping to the bank or post office. Much better than a long walk or even a taxi after a tiring day.

There are a couple of balloon companies that give us great rates – something our guests have been very interested in. Positioning on the day is rather up to the wind – it’s the luck of the draw. Best wishes from all of us at Cave Konak.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (368)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

148 - 154 of 368 reviews

Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a beautiful cave hotel. We booked our rooms from the hotel directly which allowed us to choose which rooms to stay in. We picked two cave rooms. They were both very spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable and the water was hot in the showers. The breakfast was very good and the hosts made excellent recommendations on things to do and where to eat. We booked our tours through them and got a discount because we stayed in the hotel. It is located in the center of Urgup and you can explore the town at the end of the day. We were picked up at the airport as soon as we arrived. I would highly recommend this hotel as well as a ballon tour while in Cappadocia.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DebP123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Great to hear from you and thank you so much for your lovely review. Yes, booking through our own cavekonak website means you can choose your own room – cave or historical stone arched – and even book a three person room for two if that is your choice!

Our underground cave rooms (with skylights) are especially unique; rather like staying in an underground city – a very special Cappadocia experience. We are glad you enjoyed them so much.

For your family, private tours were best, and you had one of the most knowledgeable freelance guides of the region. Whatever we suggest for our guests, we focus on value for money combined with quality, and this includes balloon flights with our special guest discount.

We thoroughly enjoyed your company. Please say ‘Hi’ from us to all the members of your family, and we wish you many happy travels together in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were a group of 3 adults and 1 child. Adnan (hotel owner) recommended the Seljuk Suite to us which fit our needs perfectly. It had two separate bedrooms with a shared bathroom. We also had our own private terrace with a hammock. The room was very comfortable, with a king size bed in one room and two twin beds in the other. The only disadvantage was that the room was not equipped with a safe.
Breakfast was hearty with one hot cooked item and other breds, jams, dips and cheeses. The owners were extremely helpful and spent 15 mins with us every morning guiding us where to go and giving us useful tips and driving directions. Since we had rented a car this was very useful and ended up being cheaper than going on a guided tour and also gave us flexibility.the common spaces in the hotel are limited but we did not have the need to use them since we were out exploring Capadoccia.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
Thank ddusija
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thank you your lovely review. The Seljuk Suite was ideal and spacious for your family and the location right next to the town center means everything is at your feet after a long day out in Cappadocia.

You chose a lovely option for traveling around Cappadocia – a driver and vehicle means no driving stress and everyone can appreciate the scenery. We explain both to our guests and the driver the best itinerary – so it is just like a private tour but without the guide. We always do our best to help guests enjoy Cappadocia.

You are the first guests to have wanted a safe in the room and we were more than willing to place your valuables in the office safe.

We are a small hotel, and for our size the common areas are spacious – two roof terraces and an historical balcony, and of course everyone is welcome into the office for a chat at any time! We aim to be a warm and friendly place – we are open with central heating all winter.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The owners of this Hotel could not do enough for us. They organised a great guide, onward bus tickets, sightseeing tours etc - nothing was too much trouble.
The Hotel itself was in a great location with sylish rooms and we had a fantastic roof terrace all to ourselves. The Hotel also offered a cooked breakfast and small buffet. We were able to use the Hotel facilities on the day we departed well past the normal check out time.
This reinforces their genuine desire to please their clients.

A must do in Cappadocia is the hot air balloon ride. I would also recommend a personal guide to see the sites

Room Tip: We had a two bedroom suite which had an ensuite bathroom off one of the bedrooms. This was no issue...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank joevans5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

It’s fantastic to hear from you, and thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and we loved talking with you. Adnan has been in tourism for 25 years and he knows the soul of this business – which certainly makes things easier. I have also been a teacher of tour guides and love to share my knowledge with everyone. Adnan says we make a great team and helping our guests is always a great pleasure for us. Thank you for staying at Cave Konak Hotel. Best wishes from all of us, Colleen and Adnan.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I had booked this hotel through booking.com while planning my trip to Cappadoccia. I was very uncertain about how this place would be since I was traveling in February. The owner Adnan and his wife received us at the gate and were very hospitable. The place was very cozy and warm in the freezing season. The cave hotel has limited rooms like most boutique hotels but is a very interesting experience.

My wife and I missed the city tour as we were late from the Hot air balloon ride the next day, so Adnan offered to take us on a tour around Cappadocia in his car. He is an amazing tour guide and very interesting person.

I would honestly suggest anyone traveling to Cappadoccia to try out this place. You may find many cave hotels which may be equally interesting, but very few Hotels with such great Hosts!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sudanshu80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Hi there! So good to hear from you after so long, and excellent timing for any guests who will be traveling over the following colder months; Hotel Cave Konak is cozy and warm in winter! In fact, being near the town center in Urgup is also an advantage especially in the off-season as guests are close to all facilities and the local restaurants are highly frequented all year.

I’m so pleased you still have wonderful memories of Cappadocia; I thoroughly enjoyed showing you around my beautiful homeland. Hopefully you will be able to come back some day as there is always more to see. Thank you again for your thoughtful review, and kindest regards to your wife. Adnan.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel over the net with a booking agent but had direct communication with the hotel in the lead up to our stay. This was made easy as the hotel owners both have excellent English (one owner is an English woman).

We booked our Cappadoccia tour through the hotel (who were excellent - Euphrates Tours) as well as the airport transfer (an extra charge of €20 as we didn't book the hotel directly though the ownerrs).

We were greeted at the hotel by both owners and one of their family. As always in Turkey, nothing was a hassle and the environment was relaxed.

The room was tastefully decorated and immaculate. It had some of the luxuries you wish at times when traveling - soaps, shampoos, fluffy towels, large shower with modern fittings, crisp linen, tea and coffee in the room etc etc. Breakfast was superb with an array of homemade goodies (although we missed the meal on our last morning due to a 7am pick up). You can also enjoy your vista and surrounds of the town, taking breakfast on the balcony.

The location of this hotel is very good. It is in walking distance to the main shopping / restaurant area. The town itself is very small but has everything you need and a good break from the main tourist areas.

This was by far the most expensive hotel we stayed in tTrkey, but the atmosphere, hospitality and professionalism was second to none.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank RubyBurgess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2012

Thank you so much for highlighting another aspect of our hotel – our home from home relaxed atmosphere. We love to chat and everyone is welcome at any time to the historical balcony, terraces and office. Our aim is to let everyone do what they want both at the hotel and in Cappadocia, and if we can help at all, we love to.

Breakfast is an ideal opportunity for us to show something more about local Turkish culture, so we include various local tastes as well as home made items – glad you enjoyed it.

As for value, during the recent restoration we worked hard to keep the original aesthetic of the rooms, not destroying the perspective by including a shower built into a corner – for this reason our rooms became suites (bedroom and sitting room) and each bathroom was originally a room in itself. In fact our rooms are excellent value for their quality, being at least 33% cheaper than equivalent rooms in other hotels. In addition, our situation in the town center means convenience for guests and removes the need for taxis in the evening.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and wish you many happy travels in the future. We hope you will be able to welcome you again some day – as you know, there is always more to see and do in Cappadocia :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We only spent a week end there but we had a great time, really lovely rooms,clean, comfortable with lovely shower room. A good breakfast included in the price. The staff are so friendly, they make such a difference. The hotel is right on the edge of the small town of Urgup,which has plenty of places eat and shop. The surrounding area have amazing history and scenery. Lots of quite scenic walks. We will definitely be going back to this Hotel Cave Konak next time we visit the area.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Ottoman suite, but all the rooms looked great.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Tonykew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CaveKonak, Owner at Hotel Cave Konak, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2012

Thank you very much for your lovely review of our hotel. We really try to help all our guests with ideas of what to do – for walking there are many different amazing paths to follow, and the beauty changes with the seasons. Being a guide, Adnan is very good at explaining the routes. Our situation right near the town center is also a bonus as it cuts out the need for taxis every evening. We are looking forward to you visiting us again. Best wishes from Colleen, Adnan and all of our staff.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Urgup
0.6 mi away
Kayakapi Premium Caves - Cappadocia
0.2 mi away
Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions
0.2 mi away
Kemerhan Cave Suites
Kemerhan Cave Suites
#1 of 68 in Urgup
363 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Cappadocia Palace
Cappadocia Palace
#20 of 68 in Urgup
536 reviews
0.2 mi away
Dere Suites Cappadocia
4.6 mi away
Aydinli Cave Hotel
Aydinli Cave Hotel
#2 of 78 in Goreme
1,164 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Cave Konak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Cave Konak

Address: Dutlu Cami Mah. Istiklal Cad. Dar 2 Sok.No:5, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Phone Number:
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Urgup
#6 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
#7 Family Hotel in Urgup
Price Range: $47 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cave Konak 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cave Konak Hotel is a centrally located, friendly, family-run hotel that is a recently restored historical building emphasizing luxury and traditional Cappadocian culture. We truly love Cappadocia and enjoy helping our guests with free information so essential to make the most of this geographically amazing historical cultural area. We are situated in an old street in the heart of Urgup, a small town with all basic facilities, comfortable with foreign visitors. Tours and balloon flights start at our door. Breakfast and evenings on our panoramic terrace are times to relax and take in the landscape of ancient rock cut homes. We hope to welcome you. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA and Hotwire so you can book your Hotel Cave Konak reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Cave Konak Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing