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Review of Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel

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Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel
Ranked #6 of 65 Hotels in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed at this wonderful cave hotel in August and were very impressed with the accommodations. Suha,the owner, and Yasemin, the manager, were the perfect hosts. Suha, methodically mapping out places to visit in the vicinity, complete with multicolor markers and stars indicating great places to eat and explore. They were right on about all their recommendations, from restaurants (some walking distance, and others we drove to with a rented car), to small towns, to the underground cities (and which tour guide to use), to which company to use for an amazing balloon ride over Capadoccia,to which rural areas to hike through, where we encountered archeological ruins, a shepherd and his herd of about 200, and many other surprises. We had our 9 y.o. and 17 y.o. with us and the duplex cave we stayed in was quite spacious and beautiful and included a backyard. Our daughter slept in what was once the wine press, but now a comfortable, cozy sleeping nook. We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking Urgup, and were served Turkish coffee whenever we wanted it. Talking with Yasemin on the terrace about Turkish traditions and customs was so interesting, and one of the staff (I'm sorry I don't remember his name) brought some homemade Turkish baklava for Ramadan. We had the best time, thanks to the hotel and it's hosts!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Splurge for us (but maybe budget for others), this hotel was a perfect end to our 2 weeks of traveling around Turkey and worth every penny. It was a beautiful room high up on the hill, in a quiet part of town (also hard to find the hotel as there is no sign!). Having a car is recommended to get to it and to get around the area. Breakfast was a step above the other hotels we had stayed at and the hostess was extremely helpful in pointing us to the best spots in the area. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Esbelli in October. Loved the hotel, loved the service, loved Urgup! May be it is the time of the year, but most customers were from US. Morning breakfast was delightful. Staff was very helpful in making arrangements for a balloon ride (must do in Cappadocia.. although we did our own arrangements and in the future, we will definitely use them to do it for us) or make recommendations for dinner. We stayed in one of very few just the rooms (not the suite) and it was plenty large. It was one of the cave rooms and how unique is that!! We would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

I want to add a few more superlatives about Esbelli Evi. Three friends and I stayed there in September during a 3 week trip through Turkey and I can report unequivocally that this is a must stop for anyone visiting Cappadocia. Not only were the suites charming, spacious and beautifully maintained, the staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable. A special shout out to Yasemin who truly went the extra mile to assist us. Breakfast, served on the roof terrace was delighful and there are several highly rated restaurants within easy walking distance for dinner.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Our stay at this hotel lived up to and exceeded our expectations based on the reviews we had read on trip advisor. We stayed in a cave room where every detail was catered for. Free WiFi and a PC in our room and throughout the hotel. We had communicated with Yasemin before we arrived and she was wonderful and arranged everything for us. When we arrived we were welcomed as if we were part of the family. Breakfast was provided and wonderful. A big thank you to Yasemin and all the staff who were just fabulous and made our stay so very memorable. I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough. We hope to return again some day.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My Husband and I stayed here at the start of our 10 day honeymoon in Turkey. The area is beautiful and this property fits right in. Yasemin and her team are fantastic and she gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. My husband and I are very well travelled and rather particular about our accomodations (picky New Yorkers) ad we really loved this place.

Room Tip: Stonecutter's Suite is worth every penny.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I came here on the recommendation of a friend. I was traveling with my son and we had a suite - which was bigger than my apartment at home and just as comfortable! We each had our rooms and bathrooms - and shared a large living room - as well as outdoor area. The hotel is beautiful, everything is very good taste - as is the terrace for breakfast or another terrace just for sitting and chatting. This is really Cappadocia! The staff was all very friendly - and extremely helpful in organizing our travel throughout the region. They also organized a shuttle to pick us up at the airport at Kayseri and to take us back again. Breakfast was excellent - and the room was usually cleaned by the time we got back from breakfast. We stayed for 4 nights and I couldn't find anything to complain about if I tried. I am a very frequent traveler - this hotel is perfect.
Finally, I did a lot of research to see whether I should stay in Urgup or in Goreme. Goreme is more a backpacker's destination. Urgup is a small town - with a very nice town center with plenty of restaurants and cafes - but more of a Turkish village feel then a tourist center. (The center is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel - downhill - so you have to walk uphill to get back.) The hotels tend to me more discreet. There is plenty to do in the evening. You'll need to take a car to get to the attractions from either place. In fact, the Goreme open air museum is fairly small and extremely crowded with tourists who only make a very quick visit to Cappadocia so I definitely would not make my plans around that one attraction. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Urgup to everyone going to Cappadocia - and the Esbelli Evi Hotel is a must destination.

Room Tip: I would definitely recommend a suite, which are extremely large and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel

Property: Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel
Address: Esbelli Mah. Dolay-1 Sk. No:8 Urgup Merkez, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Phone Number:
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Urgup
#2 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A fine small inn of comfortable cave rooms hewn from the golden stone, with beautiful views of the Cappadocian landscape, and the warmest welcome you'll receive in Turkey. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Esbelli Evi Urgup
Esbelli Evi Hotel Urgup
Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey

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