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Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions
Ranked #4 of 65 Hotels in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Fabulous boutique hotel, excellent staff, great buffet breakfast, great location”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Fresco Cave Suites and Mansions was the best hotel I stayed at in Turkey - and among the best anywhere in the world. It was wonderfully located - close to the picturesque town square, but not too close that one felt crowded, just adjacent to a hidden gem, a UNESCO world heritage site, which used to be part of the "old district" and isn't yet on the tourist trail, so is free to roam, and next to an old mosque (the only downside was the azaan at 4am that would wake us up, but it was musical enough to lull us back to sleep!)
The staff were super helpful, willing and very eager to please - right from giving us an early check-in, to arranging tours for us (and we double-checked their prices - very reasonable) without hustling us, and accomodating other small requests we had.
The owner, who speaks little English, was always around, but never intrusive. He appeared to be a very hands-on owner, keeping an eye on things, which may possibly be why the hotel works with clockwork precision.
The buffet breakfast was simply outstanding - from the freshly-squeezed orange juice, to the walnuts, other dried fruits, halvas, fresh array of local cheeses, the crisp salad leaves, the fresh-cut fruit, yummy cakes and croissants, every sort of olive you can imagine to the made-to-order eggs. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water - it was that good. The dining room staff was even more exceptional - always smiling as they buzzed around helping all the guests,
The entire hotel was spik and span, even for very picky guests like us.
The rooms were spacious, airy and tastefully done in local style. Ours overlooked the sit-out area that overlooked the park next to the mosque and it was peaceful and beautiful. Our kids enjoyed the huge hammock and with the flowers in full bloom, that place was picture-perfect.
Our room also had a huge bathroom, with a separate shower area and a tub with a jacuzzi. We were planning to go to the local Turkish hamam, but after reading the reviews (and more importantly, after walking down to check it out ourselves) we chose to have our own family hamam bath in that cave-style bathroom! It was totally unforgettable!
I'm so glad my 12-year old found this hotel for us to stay at, and we changed our reservations at the last minute. Thank you Fresco, for making Urugup special for us!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
What a lovely review! Thank you so much! We are very happy that you enjoyed Fresco Cave Suites and would love to have you to stay in our home again! I am glad your 12-year old son too, he gave a chance to meet you and your family. Everytime we are ready to make your holiday the best. Hope to see you soon.
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Tremezzina, Italy
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a hotel where the rooms are dug into the stone, cave style. Very atmospheric and very cool on a hot day. Our room and bathroom were huge and very comfortable. My only quibble is that there was insufficient light, especially in the bathroom.
The hotel adjoins a small park and is 200 metres from the centre of town and so is as quiet as you can get given you will be subjected to pre-recorded prayer sessions via a very loudspeaker 5 times/day (even during the night).
The staff (front desk, restaurant, cleaners) are wonderful. They are professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
Breakfast is very good with freshly cooked eggs available. A fruit salad would have been welcome rather than so much cheese, meat etc but it is excellent.
Urgup has an excellent restaurant (Ziggy's) 200 metres from the hotel ad is the civilised alternative to Goreme.
We thought the balloon trip with Royal Balloons was fun but maybe we left this too long. It was not the world beater we expected. Good but not great.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are trying to do our best and your comments are really important for us. Because of your nickname, I couldnot find the room where you stayed. Then I check all the hotel's room bathrooms and did some changings in lightings in some rooms. Solving the problem while you are staying is my aim so I am very sorry that we couldnot realize the lighting problem before. You are right about the prayer, some of our quest can be uncomfortable when they wake up for the balloon ride. Thank you so much for you compliment about staff, Me and my staff are ready to make our quest happy. Hope to see soon
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, taking advantage of their "3 nights for the price of 2" in one of their suites. Very impressed with the hotel. The breakfast, included in the rate, had a vast variety on offer including "halvas", cheeses, fruit incl freshly squeezed orange juice and eggs made in many different ways and the food was always fresh. Service was extremely attentive as well. Since the owner is always around, the high level of service seems to always be maintained. Rooms were spacious, the bathroom was very nice and clean too, and the kids enjoyed the jacuzzi and a bubble bath. Enjoyed spending evenings on their terrace overlooking part of the city with a bottle of wine bought from the nearby Kocabag wine shop.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you for your great comments! We were happy to meet you y and do hope that you return in the near future. Our promotion ( stay 3 night pay 2 ) is still continuing. I am also very happy that you and your family enjoyed their stay. Hope to see you soon
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Alhambra, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Spacious rooms with awesome shower/bathroom. Front office staff were helpful with all queries and the breakfast buffet with made to order egg options was great.

A short walk into town where there are lots of options for lunch and dinner. Highly recommend if you're planning to stay in Urgup.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
We were happy to read that you enjoyed Fresco Cave Suites and thank you for your positive review. We hope to see you back in the near future.
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A lovely hotel with very helpful staff and great rooms. Though the cave rooms were interesting I chose the large mansion room and was delighted by the size and decor of the room and the bathroom. The hotel has a lovley terrace garden and overall an excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your great score that you give us in tripadvisor. This is really important for us. We are very happy to host you. We hope to welcome you again.
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We were charmed with our cave room. It was large and spacious. The staff was polite and helpful. The only hotel where we found a cook on call during breakfast. He made us marvellous scrambled eggs. The roof top garden is a great place to relax and enjoy your sundowner! The owners enormous dog is as gentle as he looks ferocious and greets every guest. This hotel is worth a stay when in Cappadocia.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Fresco. We are trying to do our best in our breakfast and also all departments. So your comments are really important for us. We hope to see you again.
Warmest regards
Gamze T.
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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

During our travel through Anatolia we decided to spend at least two days in Cappadocia, once we arrived and stayed at Fresco, we discovered that we can spend a life time here.Everything agreed with us, where we are at in our lives!!! Although it is majorTourist attraction, it is still so real genuine, calm and welcoming place with a great climate. In Fresco we had book a honey moon suit, although we are 30 yrs past that!!...Beautifully done with all luxurious yet all natural setting kept to complement the feeling of staying in a cave...our little but private balcony gave us the beautiful mountain view not the caves but we were fine with it. The people in charge of the management and services were the most helpful, friendly, knowledgable, generous with their time with you and attending your needs, I honestly think there will not be a match anywhere else I have travelled and will travel to....We would love to return and spend some more time in the area and in Fresco, although there are other many more cave boutique hotels in town, I will not waist looking for one...Gamze made us feel long awaited relative finally arrived, so we will respect that feeling and return to Fresco again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fresco K, Manager at Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
WOW , Thank you so much what a wonderful topic:) We are very luck to meet you and it is a great pleasure to talk with you about Cappadocia history. Please do not forget you have a home in Cappadocia and a relative who will miss you:)
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Gamze T.
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Property: Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions
Address: Musa Efendi Mah. Esat Aga Sk. No:15 | Eski Kayakapi Girisi, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Urgup
#3 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
#5 Family Hotel in Urgup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fresco Cave Suites & Mansions 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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