Our group of 6, including a 1 year old spent 4 nights here in May 2013. We had 3 rooms, 2 were mansion suites and 1 was a cave suite. Fresco is approx. 1 hour drive from Kayseri, which is served by Turkish airlines from Istanbul. The hotel arranged our shuttle from the airport (110 Turkish Lira for our group of 6 on a comfortable air conditioned shuttle). The services we received from the staff were excellent from arrival to departure. Staff assisted with luggage. Checkin was a breeze. My daughter, who lives in Turkey had contacted the hotel prior to arrival and was assisted in room selection that would be convienent for our group. The two mansion suites were spacious (rooms 202 & 203) and these 2 rooms have a very large shared indoor seating area and a large shared balcony with table/chairs with a nice view of Urgup. Each rooms have several windows that open providing for a nice breeze when desired. These rooms were some of the largest we have ever stayed in on our many international and domestic travels. The bathrooms are also spacious with whirlpool tub and a large shower. Room has a small frig and minibar and included free bottled water and fresh fruits daily. Robes and slippers are also provided. The king bed was very comfortable.The cave suite (room 209) was also large and well appointed with the same amenities as the mansion suites, but if you want the experience of a cave suite, book one as they are very unique. Plenty of drawer and closet space provided for your clothing. Laundry services are available. Breakfast was included in the room rate and we dined in their restaurant for breakfast every morning. Delicious Turkish breakfast provided included fresh breads, tea and coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, assorted fresh fruits, cheeses, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes etc. A selection of eggs prepared to order in 10 different ways. We enjoyed every breakfast. The Chef and staff at the restaurant were exceptional! Although they don't serve lunch, the chef prepared lunch for our 1 year old traveler daily. We dined at the hotel 1 night for dinner, it was good, albeit the main entrée selection was limited.
Staff- The exceptional staff truly made our stay enjoyable. The young lady working the front desk accommodated our every request. She also arranged a private all day tour for our group as well as balloon rides for some of our group. The hotel can provide you with an abundance of information and tour options of Cappadocia. The private tour was great and the tours and balloon rides were all handled well and the costs were reasonable. (Do NOT miss the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride, the experience is awesome and worth getting up at 5am). The housekeeping staff did an excellent job daily providing for a clean room and fresh linens/towels daily. As the hotel is built into the side of a hill and caves, there are a few levels of stairs to navigate and to be considered if you have mobility issues. You can walk to the town center of Urgup in 5 minutes where we enjoyed nice dining and shopping. Visits to all of the major tourist sites in Cappadocia can be accomplished from this hotel. As most foreign visitors likely use group or private tours you cant go wrong staying here as all tour operators picked us up at our hotel. Also, forgot to say but the front desk staff speak English if that is important to you. Currency exchange is also available at the front desk.
In summary everything about our stay at Fresco was exceptional, with the staff being the key ingredient for a wonderful stay. Upon checkout a detailed summary of charges was reviewed with me by the staff, there were no surprises. All the ladies in our group received a nice departing gift as well.
Randall, from Houston, Texas
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "If you are ready to feel different, a taste of poetry, a vacation is waiting for you." Within walking distance of Urgup city's center and nestled in the old historical district, Fresco Konaklari is a wonderfully restored hotel that is the combination of several historically registered mansions featuring original wall frescoes dating back to the 19th century of the Ottoman period. Fresco Konaklari is centrally located on the edge of old and new Urgup, providing plenty of wonderful scenic cobble stone streets and paths to explore old ancient district Kayakapi or Temenni Hill and also offers the magic view of Erciyes Mountain in a distance with new Urgup spread at the front. Colorful Turkish Ottoman Style Rooms and cave rooms makes the hotel unique in Cappadocia. Mansions are also only an hour's ride away from both regional airports; Kayseri Airport is 60 kms away and Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport is 55 kms away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey